Alphabet TBR - A to H

7:56 pm

Here are some books on my physical TBR shelves that start with any letter between A and H. A short but sweet little series, introducing you to a few things I've got hiding away on my bookcases! Turns out there are a lot of As and Bs in this selection, completely unintentionally.

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - The sequel to Wolf Hall which I read last year and rather enjoyed. I found Mantel's writing style rather trying, however, so this probably isn't one I'll get to any time soon.

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith - Utopian/dystopian feminist science fiction that I couldn't turn down. Plus I love these Gollancz matching editions they do of classic science fiction. Their yellow spines look wonderful together on my shelf.

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene - A classic that I just feel needs to be read. I'm a sucker for the 1930s in fiction.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis - If I ever want to not sleep.

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald - This was one I ordered preemptively off my MA reading list before they had updated it for the new year and decided not to teach it. I'm still very interested in giving this a go, however.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell - For shits and giggles.

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno - I honestly cannot remember why I bought this but it's such a wonderful edition and the premise sounds intriguing: the tale of a man who, as a boy detective, suffers the loss of his partner-in-detecting (his sister) and is recently turned out of a mental institution to find a very strange world indeed. He befriends some lonely children and hi-jinks ensue.

Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie - See Austerlitz.

Foe by J. M. Coetzee - Recommended by a friend back at university, this is the story of Robinson Crusoe from the untold perspective of a woman living on the island.

The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald - See Brighton Rock, but 1910s.

Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O' Toole - A non-fiction work on breaking gender stereotypes. So many five star reviews on Goodreads! This is the book I'm most excited about getting to, and just look at that cover. It's stunning.

M x

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