I’m godawful at sticking to TBR lists, but sometimes I’m forced to by outside forces… in this case, a PhD application. But I still have books that I want to read anyway!
- The Green Road by Anne Enright
I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book, and despite beginning The Gathering earlier this year and dropping it, the bits I’ve read seem to connect better with me in this book than that. Really wasn’t a fan of the narrative voice of The Gathering!
2. Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright
I go to the same uni as Fiona Wright, who just submitted her own PhD application (go girl!) AND she’s a mythical beast who did it spot on 3 years… PLUS this collection of essays has been shortlisted for the Stella prize!
3. The Victorians by A.N. Wilson
I love the Victorian era, and want more background knowledge for my work about sections of society that I perhaps haven’t explored as yet.
4. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
As further reading on my feminism quest, this sounds awesome, and is delightfully short… easy to fit in around my masses of other stuff!
5. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
6. Works by Jean Rhys:
Wide Sargasso Sea
Tigers are Better Looking
Sleep it off, Lady
7. Works by Colette
Gigi and the Cat
Cheri and the Last of Cheri
My Apprenticeships and Music Hall Sidelights
Retreat from Love
The Complete Claudine
8. Jean Rhys by Carole Angier
9. The Blue Hour by Lilian Pizzicini
10. Colette by Judith Thurman
Oh my god… no way am I getting through that. No way in hell!
*curls up and rocks slowly*
Wish me luck! At least some of them are quite little!