Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wish List - updated 4/7/2013

I have a small book that has served as my book journal for the past eighteen months.  When I come across a book that sounds interesting, in my journal it goes.  The sources for such books are numerous: bibliographies, anthologies, the Washington Post Book Review, magazines, GoodReads or Amazon email newsletters, author interviews, etc.  This wish list are books that I would like to read but do not own - at least not yet!

Christian Fiction
Rivers, Francine - Her Mother's Hope
Rivers, Francine - Her Daughter's Dream

Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
Apuleus - The Golden Ass translated by PG Walch (1999)
Augustine - Confessions translated by R.S. Pine-Coffin (1961)

Fowles, John - The French Lieutenant's Woman
Haywood, Eliza - Love in Excess
Joyce, James - Finnegan's Wake
Proust, Marcel - Rememberance of Things Past
Woolf, Virginia - To The Lighthouse,  The Waves

Atwood, Margaret - The Blind Assassins
Barth, John - Lost in the Funhouse
Ciment, Jill - Heroic Measures
Collins, Larry - Fall From Grace
Conroy, Pat - South of Broad
Crace, Jim - Being Dead
Davies, Robertson - Muther and Walking Spirits
Donnelly, Jennifer - Revolution
Forsyth, Frederick - Day of the Jackal
Fossum, Karin - Broken
Gaye, Peter - Safe From the Sea
Gerritsen, Tess - Rizzoli and Isles series
Gordimer, Nadine - Burger's Daughter
Gordimer, Nadine - July's People
Green, George Dawes - Ravens
Grisham, John - The Confession
Harron-Eagles, Cynthia - Body Lines
Heller, Zoe - Notes On a Scandal
Herman, Eleanor - Sex With The Queen
Hjortsberg, William - Falling Angel
Hoare, Philip - Leviathan
Hurston, Zora Neale - Seraph on the Suwanee
Issacs, Susan - Shining Through
James, Peter - Dead Like You
Johnson, Denis - Nobody Move
Jones, Edward P - The Known World
Langer, Adam - Thieves of Manhattan
LeCarre, John - Our Kind of Traitor
LeCarre, John - The Honorable Schoolboy
LeCarre, John - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Lee, Janice K - The Piano Teacher
Leroy, Margaret - Yes, My Darling Daughter
Lessing, Doris - Children of Violence
Lessing, Doris - The Golden Notebook
London, Jack - Martin Eden
Mantel, Yann - Life of Pi
McCann, Colum - Let the Great World Spin
McEwen, Ian - The Cement Garden
Minot, Susan - Folly
Minot, Susan - Monkey's
Niffenegger, Audrey - The Night Bookmobile
Oates, Joyce Carol - Beasts
Oates, Joyce Carol - them
O'Brien, Edna - Girl With Green Eyes
O'Brien, Tim - In The Lake of the Woods
Pelecanos, George - The Way Home
Philips, Caryl - Cambridge
Powell, Anthony - Dance to the Music Of Time (12 volumes)
Quindlan, Anne - Black and Blue
Rachman, Tom - The Imperfectionists
Sansom, C.J - Heartstone
Scottoline, Lisa - Look Again
See, Lisa - Shanghai Girls
Spark, Muriel - Momento Mori
Spark, Muriel - The Ballard of Peckham Rye
Spark, Muriel - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Stead, Christina - The Man Who Loved Children
Stevenson, Neal - Reamde
Styron, William - Lie Down in Darkness
Styron, William - Sophie's Choice
Styron, William - The Confessions of Nat Turner (Pulitzer Prize)
Tartt, Donna - The Secret History
Walker Alice - The Color Purple
Wickersham, Joan - The Paper Anniversary

Historical Fiction
Eco, Umberto - The Name of the Rose
George, Margaret - Elizabeth I: A Novel
George, Margaret - Helen of Troy
George, Margaret - Mary Queen of Scots
George, Margaret - The Autobiography of Henry VIII
George, Margaret - The Memoirs of Cleopatra
Michener, James - Cheseapeake
Michener, James - Iberia
Michener, James - Tales of the South Pacific
Michener, James - The Novel
Michener, James - The Source

Aciman, Andre - Out of Egypt: A Memoir
Allison, Dorothy - Two or Three Things I Know For Sure
Angelou, Maya - The Collected Autobiography
Arlen, Michael J. - Exiles
Banville, John - The Sea
Childs, Julia - From Julia Child's Kitchen
Desai, Anita - Baumgartner's Bombay
Desai, Anita - Clear Light of Day
Desai, Anita - Fasting, Feasting
Desai, Anita - Journey Thru Ithaca
Didion, Joan - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Doty, Mark - Heaven's Coast
Ellroy, James - My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
Fowles, John - The Magus
Gilbert, Sandra - Wrongful Death
Gornick, Vivian - Fierce Attachments
Haniff, Hele - The Duchess of Bloomsbury
Hart, Moss - Act One
Hillesum, Etty - An Interrupted Life
Hood, Ann - Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
Houseman, John - Run Through
Jacobs, A.J - The Year of Living Biblically
Jong, Erica - Seducing the Demon: Writing For My Life
Jong, Erica - The Devil At Large: Erica Jong on Henry Miller
Levi, Primo - If This Is A Man
London, Jack - John Barleycom
Manchester, William - Winston Churchill, The Last Lion (Vol II)
Mayle, Peter - Toujours Provence
Mayle, Peter - Encore Provence
Mayle, Peter - A Dog's Life
Mayle, Peter - French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew
McDermott, Alice - After This
Merton, Thomas - The Asian Journals
Millner, Marion - Eternity's Sunrise: A Way of Keeping A Diary
Neugeboren, Jay - Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness and Survival
O'Brien, Tim - If I Die in a Combat Zone
O'Rourke, Meghan - The Long Goodbye
Quindlen, Anna - Good Dog. Stay.
Pelecanos, George, Right As Rain
Pelecanos, George - The Big Blowdown
Pritchett, V.S. - A Cab At the Door
Roth-Hano, Rene - Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France
Sharp, Adrienne - The True Memoirs of Little K
Sims, Michael - The Story of Charlotte's Web
Slater, Lauren - Welcome To My Country
Smiley, Jane - A Thousand Acres
Smith, Patti - Just Kids: Memoir
Spark, Muriel - Curriculum Vitae
Steinberg, Avi - Running the Books: The Adventures of An Accidental Prison Librarian
Stephenson, Simon - Let Not the Waves of the Sea
Walker, Alice - To Hell With Dying
Wolff, Tobias - This Boy's Life
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden

Published Journals
Katherine Mansfield
Louisa May Alcott
John Cheever
James Fowles
Andre Gide
Joyce Carol Oates
Sylvia Plath
Ayn Rand
George Sand
May Sarton
Sei Shenagon

Fadiman, Anne - The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Levin, Larry - Oogy: The God Only a Family Could Love
Lewis, Michael - The Big Short
Mailer, Norman - The Executioner's Song
McCullough, David - The Greater Journey: Americans In Paris
Middlebrook, Diane - Anne Sexton - A Biography
Miller, Laura - The Magician's Book (about CS Lewis and Narnia)
Mukherjie, Siddhatha - The Emperor of All Maladies
Orlean, Susan - The Orchid Thief
Skloot, Rebecca - The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
West, James - William Styron: A Life
Wilson, E.O - The Ants
Winchester, Simon - The Professor and the Madman

On Reading
Basbanes, Nicholas - Every Book It's Reader
Basbanes, Nicholas - Gentle Madness
Desmond, John - Adaptations: Studying Fiction & Literature
Levithan, David - The Lover's Dictionary
Lewis, C.S - An Experiment in Criticism
Manguel, Alberto - A Reader on Reading
Manguel, Alberto - A History of Reading
Manguel, Alberto - The Library at Night
Sweeney, Megan - Reading is My Window

On Writing/Journaling
Adams, Kathleen - The Way of a Journal
Baldwin, Christina - Life's Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice
Baldwin, Christina - One to One: Self-Understanding Through Journal Writing
Baldwin, Christina - Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through the Power and Practice of Story
Barrington, Judith - Writing The Memoir
Connor, Janet - Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within
Gardiner, John - On Moral Fiction
Gardiner, John - On Becoming A Novelist
Goldberg, Natalie - Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Mind
Morrell, David - Lesson from A Lifetime of Writing
Lodge, David - Consciousness and the Novel
Lodge, David - The Practice of Writing
Myers, Linda Joy - Becoming Whole
Raab, Diana - Writers and Their Notebooks
Smiley, Jane - Thirteen Ways of Looking At a Novel
Trimble, John R - Writing With Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing
Watts, W.W. - An American Rhetoric

Black, Robin - If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
Ericsson, Stephanie - Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues of Grief
Levine, Marie - First You Die: Learn To Live After the Death of Your Child
Marcus, Eric - Why Suicide?  Answers to 200 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide
Menninger, Karl - Man Against Himself
Nouwen, Henri J. - Our Greatest Gift: Meditation on Dying and Caring
Wrobleski, Adina - Suicide, Survivors: A Guide for Those Left Behind

Auden & Pearson's Anthology of Victorian & Edwardian Poets
Berryman, John - The Dream Song and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest
Engleton, Terry - How to Read a Poem
Kilmer, Aline - Vigils
Koch, Kenneth
Lowell, Robert - Life Studies
Oliver, Mary - American Primitive (1984 Pulitzer Prize)
Sexton, Anne - The Complete Poems
Snodgrass, W.O - Heart's Needle
Williams, Kenneth - Poetry and Consciousness

Literary Criticism/Anthology
Nabokov - Lectures on Russian literature (1981)
Woolf - essays on Russian Literature
Norton Anthology of Western Literature Vol 2

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