Joanne’s Wish List

The books I’ve read and liked enough to say something about are archived at Wadadli Pen (when you go there search for ‘blogger on books’ to access the series). Future entries in the Blogger on Books series will be right here on this site. This is a listing of books in progress, books I have but haven’t read, books I wish I had…and this isn’t even the half of it. Seriously, it’s a loooonng list. I’m sharing in case you want to check anything out. If you’ve read them already, you can say if you’d recommend them or not, but please, no spoilers.

Active (books I’ve started but not yet finished):


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Bad Boy Brawly Brown

The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly

Nativity by Lasana M. Sekou

Saint Lucian Literature and Theatre: an Anthology of Reviews compiled and edited by John Robert Lee & Kendel Hippolyte

Singles’ Holiday by Elaine Spires


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The Bookshelf (unread books already on my bookshelves):

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That’s not everything on the shelf but I’ll stop there for now.

And now the wish list (the books I don’t own but want to read):
(it’s much longer than this…adding little little)
Ain’t Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice

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Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490
Ancient Shores
Anna Karenina
Antebellum: A Novel (Zane Presents)
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
Blackberries, Blackberries
Blue Light
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

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A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
The Bridge of Beyond (New York Review Books Classics)
By the Light of My Father’s Smile: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle)
By Love Possessed: Stories
Café au Lait
Cane (New Edition)
Caribbean Irish Connections
The Children of the King

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Daughters of the Stone: A Novel
Decoded
Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label
The Diamond Lane

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Drown
Entanglement (YA Dystopian Romance)
Fieldwork: A Novel
Freedomland

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The Given Day: A Novel
The Glass Lake
The God Eaters
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
The Gospel According to Cane
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past
The Great Fire
Green Days by the River (Caribbean Writers Series)
Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel
Half-Blood Blues: A Novel

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A Home at the End of the World: A Novel
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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Imaginative Writing (4th Edition)
In the Unlikely Event
The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
In the Land of Men: Stories
Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop

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Julia’s Child: A Novel

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The Loneliness of Angels
Long Division
The Lost Daughter: A Memoir
Louisiana: A Novel


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Nothing’s Mat

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A Permanent Freedom

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Philosophy Made Simple
The Plot Against America
Prime Time Blues: African Americans on Network Television
Quicksand (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
Red Jacket
Sabra Zoo
Skin Deep
Skin Deep: Black Women & White Women Write About Race

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Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business
Song of the Water Saints
The Street: A Novel
A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook)
Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel

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An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President
Victims (Alex Delaware)
A Week in Winter
Weep Not, Child (Penguin African Writers)
Wishing for Wings
The Wolf Gift: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (1)
The Woman Who Walked into Doors
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
The Year in San Fernando (Caribbean Writers)
Young Skins: Stories

Got it, Read (items listed above that I’ve since read – find reviews by searching ‘blogger on books’ at Wadadli Pen):

The Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books Volume 9 Number 1 Fall 2016


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The Caribbean Writer Volume 29 2015


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A River of Stories: Tales and Poems from across the Commonwealth compiled by Alice Curry Natural Elements Series Volume 4 – Fire (I’m in this one, FYI)


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