Joanne’s Wish List

The books I’ve read and liked enough to say something about are archived as Blogger on Books l – lll at Wadadli Pen  and as of Blogger on Books lV right here on this site. Also now Blogger on Books VThis is something different: the Wish List – as in I wish I had more time to read all these damn books. It’s 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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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

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Diacritica


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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Singles’ Holiday by Elaine Spires

The Bookshelf (unread books already on my bookshelves) – the abridged version:

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and more…

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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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde (translated by Richard Philcox)
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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
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
Tales from Icebox Land by Queen Macoomeh
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
That’s not everything on my wish list but I’ll stop here for now.

REMEMBER for books already read, search Blogger on Books on this site and at Wadadli Pen; if I had something to say about them, that’s where you’ll find those reviews.

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