40 Books for 40…

In March 2022 I will turn 40 years old. So this March, in 2021, I have created a list of 40 Books That I Would Like To Read By 40 and here they are…

Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey
Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Consequences by E.M. Delafield
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
Hunger by Roxane Gay
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Odyssey by Homer
The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Out by Natsuo Kirino
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector
Bess of Hardwick by Mary S. Lovell
Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
Miss Savidge Moves Her House by Christine Adams and Michael McMahon
The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E Stevenson
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
Vera by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton