Wish List

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

In no particular order, below is a list of books I want to read but what’s stopping me is:

1. Not making time for reading (I am ashamed of this fact…)

2. I want to buy a hard copy first before reading it.

But best believe, I am going to read these!

AuthorTitleComments
 Lynne Reid BanksThe L-Shaped RoomFrom the synopsis and reviews that I read, it feels like it could be a great read. A 1960’s novel that shows just how much society has changed in the acceptance of different circumstances.
P.D JamesCordelia Gray mysteriesThere are 2 books in the series
Fiodor DostoevskyCrime and PunishmentAfter reading and loving George Orwell’s 1984, I became intrigued by Philosophical Fiction and plan to read more of these – Dostoevsky, Sartre, Tolstoy, Thompson etc
Jean-Paul SartreNausea
Ayn RandAtlas Shrugged
Leo TolstoyWar and Peace
VoltaireCandide
Hunter S. Thompson Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Oscar WildeThe Importance of Being Earnest
HomerThe Iliad/The Odyssey
James JoyceUlysses
Thomas HardyTess of the D’Urbervilles
Mark HaddonThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary
Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea
Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo
E.M ForsterWhere Angels Fear to TreadI watched the movie (starring Helen Mirren & Helena Bonham Carter) and never realised that it’s actually based on a book.
AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Margaret MahyThe Other Side of Silence
Wally LambI Know This Much Is TrueIt will be interesting to watch how the HBO series (starring Mark Ruffalo) of this novel will interpret the book – whether it will be loosely based on the novel or not at all.
Rupi KaurThe Sun and Her FlowersNot being a reader of Poetry, I picked up the book at a bookstore – the cover attracted my attention because of the beautiful illustration. I read verses at random and liked what I read so much that I vowed to get my own copy some day.
Kerry GreenwoodCocaine BluesI adore Phyrne Fisher! I’ve watched the Australian television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the novel!
Aimee BenderThe Particular Sadness of Lemon CakeReading the synopsis of this book made me want to read it ASAP. It sounds like a really delightful and thrilling story.
Italo CalvinoIf on a Winter’s Night a TravelerBooks with strange, obscure and weird titles amuse me. I hope I find it an enjoyable read once I get around to it.
Anita DiamantThe Red TentI read this when I was younger and all I can remember is that I enjoyed it…Other than that, I’m drawing a blank. So I definitely have to give it another read.
 James A. MichenerReturn to ParadiseI’ve seen this book around on websites, blogs etc. But when I saw it on Bletchley Circle, I was promted to add this novel to my Wish List.
Latest Additions (06.01.2021):
AuthorTitleComments
Marian Babson

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas
Not only is this such a quirky name for the title of the book BUT it also has the added bonus of being written by an Agatha Award–winning author. An award named for Agatha Christie for mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre.
Terri BlackstockRestoration SeriesHaving read the first novel in this series, Last Light (I wrote a review about it), I was hopelessly gripped by the story from start to finish. I’m itching to find out how the series ends!
Jill ChurchillAll her of novelsAnother winner of the Agatha Award. Silence of the Hams was such a fantastic read that she quickly became one of my favourite authors!