On My Bookshelf, No. 11

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This is my bookshelf.


Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time.


Linden Hills (1985) by Gloria Naylor

Mama Day (1988) by Gloria Naylor

The Women of Brewster Place (1982) by Gloria Naylor

Fire in the Blood (2007) by Irène Némirovsky

Suite Française (2004) by Irène Némirovsky

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger

Bellefleur (1980) by Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde (2000) by Joyce Carol Oates

Do With Me What You Will (1973) by Joyce Carol Oates

Them (1969) by Joyce Carol Oates


If you haven’t yet read Gloria Naylor, you must. Start with The Women of Brewster Place and then move on from there to her other novels. She is an amazing author.

Irène Némirovsky died in Auschwitz in 1942. She published many books during her lifetime, but the two I have on my shelf are recently rediscovered manuscripts of hers that have since been published.

And, as you can see, I’m a fan of Joyce Carol Oates. I’ve read many of her novels, and I even wrote her a letter once. She never responded, but now that she’s on Twitter, I could technically tweet at her if I wanted to. Her tweets are entertaining and hilarious, unlike her dark and serious novels. However, like her novels, her tweets are thoughtful and thought-provoking.

Have you read any of these?