What’s on your reading wish list?

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Although I’m busy with my Summer Reading Challenge, here are a few books on my wish list:

The Nest

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

D’Aprix’s debut novel about four adult children’s dysfunctional family and their joint trust fund.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Benjamin’s new novel about New York’s socialite Swans of the 1950s: Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill.  Everything changes when Truman Capote enters the scene.

The Widow

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Here’s another debut novel:  a story about being the perfect wife to a man accused of a heartless crime.

My Name is Lucy Barton

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

One of my favorite writers!  Mother and daughter come together after many years as they confront the tension in their imperfect family.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi, age thirty-six, was just completing his training as a neurosurgeon when he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.  In his book he asks, “What makes life worth living in the face of death?”

Have you read any of these?  What’s on your list?

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19 thoughts on “What’s on your reading wish list?

  1. The Nest is definitely on my list. (I think I’m #133 in my library queue. Also Modern Lovers by Emma Straub and This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. I just finished an ARC of Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. It’s out August 9th, I think and I highly recommend it. I’m a super slow reader and I finished it in a weekend. Could not put it down!

    1. I get a lot of my books from the library so I know what you mean about wait lists. I’ll have to check out Behind Closed Doors – thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Not familiar with any of those. My list? Ugh! I gave up. I let myself get inspired for the next book to read. Too many on the shelves right now.

      1. LOL – my problem is I am a compulsive book buyer. I find it really hard not to keep buying books faster than I can read them. I was in a bookstore this weekend with my wife and had a book in hand, ready to buy it, and had to check myself, since I have SO many unread books cluttering my strained shelves. I really need to work through some of them.


  3. The Nest is next up, thanks Barbara! Have you read “A Man Called Ove”? Seems like people either love or hate it. I thought the character development was incredible!

    1. I will be watching out for your review of The Nest. I haven’t read A Man Called Ove, but I’ve heard about it. I guess I’ll add that to my list! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. THX for visiting WWWW. I might attempt a crossword in ink. Not! I picked up The Nest, a word of mouth suggestion, mixed reviews. Finishing Before the Fall, slowly, not ready for the end just yet. Won copy of Sweetbitter, resting that on top of the TBR pile, now officially out of control. Spent a few weeks writing/following author H P Wood, then posted a series of our interviews for her blogtour, Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet. Coney Island setting. So happy to find your blog and booky posts. Toni

    1. Hi Toni – Well I mostly try the crosswords ink because it’s easier to see than pencil, but it makes for a messy puzzle! Sounds like you have a lot going on. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Came across this quote today…“The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.”

    – Elizabeth Hardwick, The Paris Review, interview

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