Book Wishlist

Because I have been asked what books I might like to have (and a list would also be handy for my husband for gift-buying purposes 😉 ), I am creating this wishlist page. It is a work in progress. These are books I’d like to read or books I’ve read and loved and would like to have a copy on my shelf.

The first section is all classics. I LOVE reading classics! The second section is everything else. 🙂

I would love to continue to build my collection of Penguin Classics Black Spines, Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions, and Barnes and Noble Classics Editions (unabridged ones). When it comes to classics, I prefer to read unabridged versions.


My Antonia by Willa Cather

O Pioneers by Willa Cather

Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Our Friend Manso by Benito Pérez Galdos

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

The Wonderful O by James Thurber

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Vera by Elizabeth von Arnim

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn

Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis

Perelandra by C. S. Lewis

That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection by L. M. Montgomery

All Other Books

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Things My Son Needs to Know about the World by Fredrik Backman

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Madeline Martin

The Little Beach Street Bakery Series by Jenny Colgan (all except Books 1 and 2 which I already have)

*All of Sarah Addison Allen books*

The French House by Jacquie Bloese

Elektra by Jennifer Saint