Read In 2017

Read in 2016

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1. Grief Is The Thing With Feathers – Max Porter

2. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

3. The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket

4. Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

5. Transmission – Hari Kunzru


6. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys


7. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte


8.We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

9. The Turn Of The Screw – Henry James

10. The Reptile Room – Lemony Snicket

11. The Wide Window – Lemony Snicket

12. The Miserable Mill – Lemony Snicket

13. The Austere Academy – Lemony Snicket

14. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

15. Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


16. Renascence and Other Poems – Edna St. Vincent Millay

17. Are Women People? a Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times – Alice Duer Miller


18. Notes From Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

19. Second April – Edna St. Vincent Millay

20. Helen of Troy and Other Poems – Sara Teasdale

21. Spring Awakening – Frank Wedekind

22. The Strange Case Of Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson


23. The Ersatz Elevator – Lemony Snicket

24. Dear Evan Hansen – Steven Levenson (Mental Health Reading Challenge)

25. The Vile Village – Lemony Snicket


26. The Children Act – Ian McEwan


27. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

28. Turtles All The Way Down – John Green (Mental Health Reading Challenge)

Currently reading

I Love Dick – Chris Kraus

Short Stories

More than 10 of the 52 books I read last year were short stories. However, I’ve challenged myself to read 52 books; that means a novel, a book of non-fiction, a play or a collection of poetry or short stories. I’ll be listing individual short stories I’ve read in 2017 here. They do not count towards my reading goal.

  • The Three Garridebs – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Final Problem – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Musgrave Ritual – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Raymond Carver
  • Nobel Prize Lecture – Toni Morrison
  • The Dignity Of Begging – William Bloke Modisane

  • The Talking Raven’s Last Warning – Mia Couto

  • Is There Nowhere Else Where We Can Meet? – Nadine Gordimer

  • The Man In The Crowd – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Young Goodman Brown – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • In The Penal Colony – Franz Kafka
  • The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde
  • The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde

  • Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – Oscar Wilde

  • The Sphinx Without a Secret – Oscar Wilde

  • The Fisherman and His Soul – Oscar Wilde

To Be Read

  • Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  • The Vesuvius Club – Mark Gatiss
  • A Room Of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  • The Birthday Letters – Ted Hughes

So many books! Visit my Goodreads for a more extensive list.

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