Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Books on my to read list

It seems that, while I am struggling to read the books on my own book shelves, the list of books I would like to read, gets longer and longer. The books ending up here are books that you have written about and sounds very interesting to me. Or, they can be from a review in a paper or elsewhere. I wanted to share the list with you. Please recommend your favourites and I might start with them. Do I have a dead-line? NO! Whenever. But, and that is the thing. They, like the books on my TBR shelves tend to get older with the years, and sometimes it is just nice to read new books.

I am a member of a "borrow and read" group with my local bookshop. There, at least, I get to read new books. Here is the list, filled up as I have read about the books. Any of them on your to read list?

  • The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
  • The Country Wife by William Wycherley
  • Time After Time (eBook) by D.P. Mendes-Kelly 
  • The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri Murari
  • A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick
  • En dos stryknin by Olle Mattsson (a book about poison in literature))
  • The Dutch Golden Age by Hans Goedkoop and Kees Zandvliet
  • The Seventh Etching by Judith K. White
  • I am Rembrandt's daughter by Lynn Cullen
  • Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  • The Entity by Eric Frattini
  • The Last Romance by Kathleen Valentine
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Stoner by John Williams
  • The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay
  • Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French
  • The Quick by Lauren Owen
  • Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly
  • Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks      
  • Neverhome by Laird Hunt
  • The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevive Valentine 
  • Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
  • Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffmans
  • Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seely
  • Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice
  • Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline
  • The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim
  • Paris was ours by Penelope Rowlands
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Melissa Pessl
  • Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
  • The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
  • An Unseemly Wife by E.B. Moore
  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
  • Portrait of a Woman in White by Susan Winkler
  • The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
  • Book of Ages by Jill Lepore (about the sister of Benjamin Franklin)
  • Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar 
  • Dark wood by Rosemary Smith
  • Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
  • The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer
  • The Moor: Lives Landscapre Literature by William Atkins
  • The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
  • The Name of Things by John Colman Wood
  • Dancing with Mrs Dalloway by Celia Blue Johnson
  • Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan
  • The Art of Forgery by Noah Charney
  • A Triple Knot by Emma Campion
  • The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  • The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell
  • Silver Lies by Ann Parker
  • Den omöjliga kärlekens hus by Christina Lopes Barrio
  • A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
  • The Orphan Train by Christina Baker
  • Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
  • The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
  • Lärjungen by Henrik Senestad
  • Boundary Layer by Kem Luther
  • Encounter with an Angry God: Recollections of My Life with John Peabody Harrington by Carobeth Laird
  • We and Me by Saskia de Coster
  • The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunder
  • Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger
  • Katedralen vid havet by Ildefonso Falcones
  • Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
  • That Summer by Lauren Willig
  • The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
  • Murder-on-Ile-Saint-Louis by Cara Black
  • J R Ward family drama series
  • The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Penman
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vis by Dominic Smith
  • Captivity by György Spiro
  • Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George
  • Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincher
  • Detective series by Sulari Gentil
  • Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier
  • The Journal of Mrs Pepys by Sara George
  • The Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak
  • Cleopatra's sister by Penelope Li
  • Walking with Plato by Gary Hayden
  • The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
  • The Forbidden Garden Ellen Herrick
  • Jayne Coleman series
  • The Body in the Ice by A.J. MacKenzie
  • Inheritance by Victoria Wilcox
  • Lives for sale, Biographers's tale by Mark Bostridge
  • How to stop time by Matt Haig
  • The streets of Paris by Susan Cahill
  • The Passions of Sophia Bryant by Shauna Gilligan
  • Roanoke by Lee Miller
  • Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent
  • Michael J Sullivan fantasy epic adult
  • A Dying Note by Ann Parker
  • Lily of the Nile by Stehanie Dray
  • The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medications, and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor Herman
  • The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny
  • The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by LIane Moriarty
  • The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
  • The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
  • The Black Count:Glory, Revolution, Betrayal,
and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
If I calculated correctly, this is 106 books. About a year's reading for me. 


  1. wonderful list!
    I don't think any is on my TBR, but I read several:
    Stoner, The Black Count, The House Between Tides, several in the series by Druon, and Summer House with Swimming Pool. This last one I found quite aweful, and Stoner very depressing. I enjoyed all the others.

    1. Thank you Emma. I might start with those you mention. I have decided to use the library for this list, can't buy all of them, although some I would like to keep. I loved Koch's first book, but he does not make it easy. Stoner is there because it seems to be a little bit of a classic. Hmm, let's see.