Reading list

Books I Have Not Read But Intend To

Philip Roth – The Dying Animal
Colm Toibin – The Heather Blazing
Anne Tyler – Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Anne Enright – The Gathering
Graham Greene – The Power and the Glory; The Quiet American; The End of the Affair
Colum McCann – This Side of Brightness
Andrew McGahan – Praise
John Mortimer – Rumpole of the Bailey (and others)
Chris Mullin – A Very British Coup
Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood
Bao Ninh – The Sorrow of War
Joseph O’Neill – Netherland
George Orwell – every word he wrote (I've read some, I shall seek the rest)
Eliot Perlman – Three Dollars
The Kite Runner
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Women in Black – Madeleine St John
Best American Non-Required Reading
A Life By Design - Siobhan O'Brien's book about Florence Broadhurst
F Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age Stories
Rhubarb by Craig Silvey
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham



  1. […] the rest, oh joy, now comprise THE READING LIST. Thank you! Keep ‘em […]

  2. I have every English release by Haruki Murakami if you’d like to borrow any? If there is any time in your busy reading schedule, try some Best American Non-Required Reading and some Mc Sweeney’s (which I am also happy to lend you). With your interest in fine textiles, you may also enjoy A Life By Design – Siobhan O’Brien’s book about Florence Broadhurst(ditto). F Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age Stories are worth reading too…

    • Ooooh! All of those sound good. I’ll add them to the list! I’ve been meaning to come pester you… are you drop-in-able? Maybe next week?

  3. I also have Best American Science Writing 2007 and Best American Travel Writing 2006 if you’re interested.

  4. […] a lil’ ol’ War and Peace (I know, I’m dreaming) – and combined with the Reading List, I’m set for months. Thanks […]

  5. I love reading lists, how very self improving. Can i suggest some, you may have read, but I think you would like: (based on the fact that the above list seems to focus on war, foreigness or both)
    The Successor Ismail Kadare
    To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Half of a yellow sun by chimamanda ngozi adichie

  6. helloo…I have Best American NRW 2003-06, A Life By Design, The Women In Black, Jazz Age Stories, and The Dressmaker if you require any more winter reading?

    • LOVELY! Thank you! I will let you know when I’m done with my pile. Maybe we can swap?

      • Sure! Be good to catch up…

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