A tentative to-be-read list, comprised primarily of books I see in passing that have piqued my interest in some way. Whether it’s because of the cover art, who’s currently reading/recommending it, general subject matter, a list it’s featured on, appearances on social media, etc., these are books I want to eventually circle back to and look up & find out more about them.

How to Be EatenMaria Adelman2022B&N
The Return of Faraz AliAamina Ahmad2022B&N
Human BluesElisa Albert2022B&N – entry table
Life as a UnicornAmrou Al-Kadhi2019Library – display
Patricia Wants to CuddleSamantha Allen2022B&N – entry table
IntersexAaron Apps2015Library – display
BunnyMona Awad2019Amazon – customers also viewed
Black SwansEve Babitz1993Amazon – explore similar books
The IdiotElif Batuman2017Amazon – explore similar books
Pretty BabyChris Belcher2022TikTok – bookbinch
Crimes in Southern IndianaFrank Bill2011Instagram – jwjonson
All Men Want to KnowNina Bouraoui2018TikTok – ellieahwho
The Book of PrometheaHelen Cixous1983Instagram – Jacob Barnes
Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates2015Instagram – Jacob Barnes
I WishedDennis Cooper2021Previously read author
Cult ClassicSloane Crosley2022Amazon – customers also viewed
Art in the After-CultureBen Davis2022TikTok – ehunzi
The ViolenceDelilah S. Dawson2022B&N
The Woman DestroyedSimone de Beauvoir1967Amazon – customers also viewed
Hurricane GirlMarcy Dermansky2022B&N
SophomoresSean Desmond2021Library – end cap
VagablondeAnna Dorn2020Library – end cap
Geek LoveKatherine Dunn1989TikTok fyp
The ParadeDave Eggers2019B&N – entry table
GlamoramaBret Easton Ellis1998Instagram – jwjonson
American PsychoBret Easton Ellis1991Saw the movie / Instagram – jwjonson / TikTok fyp
BearMarian Engel1976TikTok fyp
A Fan’s NotesFrederick Exley1968TikTok – ehunzi
Acts of ServiceLillian Fishman2022BuzzFeed – most anticipated of 2022
Dirtbag, MassachusettsIsaac Fitzgerald2022TikTok – ehunzi
ValleyesqueFernando A. Flores2022Library – end cap
Ghost ForestPik-Shuen Fung2021Library – end cap
Mean Little Deaf QueerTerry Galloway2009Library – display
All the Ruined MenBill Glose2022B&N – entry table
The Icarus Deception: How High Will I Fly?Seth Godin2012Instagram – Jacob Barnes
Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the ’70s & the ’80sBrad Gooch2015Instagram – jwjonson
My Heart is a ChainsawStephen Graham Jones2021TikTok – drewsterrooster9
InfidelitiesKristy Gunn2014TikTok fyp
The Rabbit HutchTess Gunty2022B&N – entry table
Girls Can Kiss Now: EssaysJill Gutowitz2022TikTok fyp
Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay HagiographyDavid M. Halperin1995Twitter
The Last White ManMohsin Hamid2022Amazon – customers also viewed
Pure ColourSheila Heti2022TikTok – ehunzi
The Line of BeautyAlan Hollinghurst2004Instagram – jwjonson
High FidelityNick Hornby1995Instagram – jwjonson
A Thousand Splendid SunsKhaled Hosseini2007TikTik fyp
Activities of Daily LivingLisa Hsiao Chen2022B&N
Paradise RotJenny Hval2018Amazon – customers also viewed
Mrs. CalibanRachel Ingalls1982TikTok fyp
Never Let Me GoKazuo Ishiguro2005Instragram – jwjonson
Speak No EvilUzodinma Iweala2018Library – end cap
None But the RighteousChantal James2022Library – end cap
Caul BabyMorgan Jerkins2021Library – end cap
Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyes1959TikTok fyp
BabelR. F. Kuang2022TikTok – bookbinch
Nothing But Blackened TeethCassandra Khaw2020TikTok fyp
Raised in Captivity: Fictional NonfictionChuck Klosterman2019B&N – entry table
WhereaboutsJhumpa Lahiri2018TikTok fyp
Funny Weather: Art in an EmergencyOlivia Laing2020Library – end cap
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last SpokeEric LaRocca2021B&N – end cap with previous book I read
Paul Takes the Form of a GirlAndrea Lawlor2017TikTok – ehunzi
Boy Meets BoyDavid Levithan2003B&N – entry table
We Were LiarsE. Lockhart2014TikTok fyp
Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesAudre Lorde1984Twitter
Agatha of Little NeonClaire Luchette2021TikTok – drewsterrooster9
Crapalachia: A Biography of PlaceScott McClanahan2013Instagram – jwjonson
Cleopatra and FrankensteinCoco Mellors2022Amazon – explore similar books
Life For SaleYukio Mishima1968TikTok – ehunzi
LapvonaOttessa Moshfegh2022Previously read author
Hot StewFiona Mozley2021Amazon – customers also viewed
Convenience Store WomanSayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori2016TikTok fyp
EarthlingsSayaka Murata2018Amazon – explore similar books
Laughter in the DarkVladimir Nabokov1989Twitter
The Gay Science (the Joyful Wisdom)Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Thomas Common2009Twitter
All the Bright PlacesJennifer Niven2015TikTok fyp
Just By Looking at HimRyan O’Connell2022TikTok – bookbinch
At Swim, Two BoysJamie O’Neill2001TikTok – bookbinch
The PhlebotomistChris Panatier2020B&N – entry table
NorteEdmundo Paz Soldan, translated by Valerie Miles2016Instagram – jwjonson
The MaidNita Prose2022BOTM add on
Book BoyfriendKris Ripper2022B&N – entry table
Normal PeopleSally Rooney2018Instagram – jwjonson
Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of RepairSarah Schulman2016Twitter
Fever DreamSamanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell2014TikTok fyp
Salt to the SeaRuta Sepetys2016TikTok fyp
DevotionPatti Smith2017Instagram – jwjonson
This Weightless WorldAdam Soto2021B&N – entry table
Cheerful Weather for the WeddingJulia Strachey1932TikTok fyp
A Certain HungerChelsea G. Summers2020Amazon – recommended for me
I Was the President’s Mistress!!Miguel Syjuco2022B&N
Black WaveMichelle Tea2015Twitter
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the DeadOlga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones2009TikTok fyp
Reptile MemoirsSiljie Ulstein2022TikTok – drewsterrooster9
The Town of BabylonAlejandro Varela2022B&N
On Earth We’re Briefly GorgeousOcean Vuong2019Instagram – jwjonson / TikTok fyp
The Great Man TheoryTeddy Wayne2022B&N
The DoloriadMissouri Williams2022Amazon – explore similar books
NightbitchRachel Yoder2021Amazon – explore similar books
ThrustLidia Yuknavitch2022Amazon – explore similar books
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