Books Read

For an alphabetized list of all books reviewed, see the Directory of Reviews.

Read in 2021:

  1. Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryan
  2. The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
  3. A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
  4. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  5. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey
  6. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  7. Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa
  8. Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune
  9. Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan
  10. Death in Focus by Anne Perry
  11. Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras
  12. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  13. Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
  14. Klara and the Sun by Kazio Ishiguro (audio)
  15. Rizzio by Denise Mina
  16. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  17. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  18. The Moor by Laurie R. King (audio)
  19. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  20. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga (audio)
  21. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (audio)
  22. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
  23. Braving It by James Campbell (audio)
  24. The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
  25. The Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King (audio)
  26. The Women in Black by Madeleine St. John
  27. Marlena by Julie Buntin
  28. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (audio)
  29. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (audio)
  30. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher
  31. Crying in H-Mart by Michelle Zauner (audio)
  32. A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
  33. Thin Girls by Diana Clarke (audio)
  34. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  35. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk (audio)
  36. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (audio)
  37. Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
  38. Venetia by Georgette Heyer (audio)
  39. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
  40. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar (audio)
  41. The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
  42. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones (audio)
  43. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
  44. Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
  45. Winter’s Orbit by Evarina Maxwell (audio)
  46. Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
  47. Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson (audio)
  48. The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel
  49. Wolfsong by T. J. Klune
  50. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  51. Eat a Peach by David Chang (audio)
  52. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (audio)
  53. The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (audio)
  54. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
  55. The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey (audio)
  56. The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen
  57. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  58. Real Life by Brandon Taylor (audio)
  59. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
  60. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow (audio)
  61. The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde
  62. Luster by Raven Leilani (audio)
  63. Comet in Moominland by Tove Janssen
  64. The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
  65. Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen (audio)
  66. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  67. Summerwater by Sarah Moss (audio)
  68. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  69. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  70. Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
  71. Blind Justice by Anne Perry (audio)
  72. The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
  73. A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
  74. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  75. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart (audio)
  76. The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan
  77. How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
  78. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (audio)
  79. The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher
  80. The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar (audio)
  81. Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright
  82. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (audio)
  83. One by One by Ruth Ware (audio)
  84. Dear Miss Kopp by Amy Stewart
  85. A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore (audio)
  86. Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
  87. Wrapped Up in You (novella) by Talia Hibbert
  88. Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (audio)

Read in 2020:

  1. The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. Here for It; or, How to Save Your Soul in America: Essays by R. Eric Thomas (audio)
  3. Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher
  4. When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  5. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  6. Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart (audio)
  7. When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann
  8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (audio)
  9. The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham
  10. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  11. The Witches are Coming by Lindy West (audio)
  12. Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
  13. A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi (audio)
  14. Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper
  15. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
  16. The Switch by Beth O’Leary (audio)
  17. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
  18. The Story of More by Hope Jahren (audio)
  19. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
  20. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward
  21. Long Bright River by Liz Moore (audio)
  22. Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
  23. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (audio)
  24. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  25. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (audio)
  26. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (audio)
  27. Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian
  28. All Adults Here by Emma Straub (audio)
  29. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
  30. City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (audio)
  31. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  32. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (audio)
  33. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
  34. The End of the Day by Bill Clegg
  35. Faithful Place by Tana French (audio)
  36. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
  37. How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee (audio)
  38. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  39. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King (audio)
  40. Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam
  41. My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
  42. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  43. Network Effect by Martha Wells
  44. A Burning by Megha Majumdar (audio)
  45. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (audio)
  46. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (audio)
  47. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  48. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (audio)
  49. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  50. The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (audio)
  51. Writers and Lovers by Lily King
  52. How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  53. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (audio)
  54. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (audio)
  55. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  56. Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (audio)
  57. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  58. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (audio)
  59. Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
  60. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (audio)
  61. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
  62. Matilda by Roald Dahl (audio)
  63. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (audio)
  64. The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
  65. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (audio)
  66. Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
  67. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio)
  68. Saint X by Alexis Schaitken (audio)
  69. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  70. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  71. White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (audio)
  72. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  73. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (audio)
  74. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  75. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (audio)
  76. Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson
  77. The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff (audio)
  78. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Annaparra
  79. Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht
  80. A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
  81. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (audio)
  82. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  83. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (audio)
  84. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  85. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
  86. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (audio)
  87. Notes From a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi
  88. Sadie by Courtney Summers (audio)
  89. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
  90. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  91. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (audio)
  92. The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah
  93. No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
  94. The Lost Man by Jane Harper (audio)
  95. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  96. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  97. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (audio)
  98. The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman (audio)
  99. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
  100. The Herd by Andrea Bartz
  101. Hunted by Meagan Spooner (audio)
  102. Shrill by Lindy West (audio)
  103. The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
  104. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (audio)
  105. The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang
  106. Atlas Alone by Emma Newman (audio)
  107. The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
  108. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  109. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio)
  110. The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
  111. Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
  112. How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones (audio)
  113. Amnesty by Aravind Adiga
  114. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  115. Old Baggage by Lissa Evans (audio)
  116. Before Mars by Emma Newman
  117. Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  118. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya van Wagenen (audio)
  119. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  120. Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
  121. Pride by Ibi Zoboi (audio)
  122. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
  123. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey
  124. Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout (audio)
  125. The Churn by James S. A. Corey
  126. Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh
  127. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (audio)
  128. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Read in 2019: 

  1. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (audio)
  2. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  3. Dawn by Selahattin Demirtas
  4. The Gowk Storm by Nancy Bryce Morrisson
  5. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (audio)
  6. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  7. The Need by Helen Phillips (audio)
  8. The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  9. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  10. Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw
  11. The Dry by Jane Harper
  12. The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
  13. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
  14. Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong (audio)
  15. The Earl I Ruined by Scarlett Peckham
  16. Ruined by Lynn Nottage
  17. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
  18. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
  19. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (audio)
  20. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  21. There’s Something About Darcy by Gabrielle Malcolm
  22. Relish by Lucy Knisley
  23. The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina (audio)
  24. Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  25. Forward by Abby Wambach (audio)
  26. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  27. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (audio)
  28. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  29. Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas (audio)
  30. The Return by Victoria Hislop
  31. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  32. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl (audio)
  33. Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
  34. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller (audio)
  35. Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
  36. Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit by Amy Stewart
  37. Conviction by Denise Mina (audio)
  38. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  39. The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
  40. Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear (audio)
  41. Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg
  42. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  43. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
  44. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
  45. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
  46. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (audio)
  47. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  48. The After Days by Amy Ginsburg
  49. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  50. A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum (audio)
  51. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
  52. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  53. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  54. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  55. Asking for It by Louise O’Neill (audio)
  56. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  57. How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyamana (audio)
  58. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  59. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (audio)
  60. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  61. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (audio)
  62. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  63. Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
  64. Severance by Ling Ma
  65. The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu (audio)
  66. Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
  67. After the Wedding by Courtney Milan
  68. Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  69. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  70. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  71. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  72. Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
  73. Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (audio)
  74. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
  75. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
  76. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (audio)
  77. A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole
  78. Dopesick by Beth Macy
  79. The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
  80. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
  81. The Farm by Joanne Ramos
  82. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  83. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
  84. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  85. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  86. Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
  87. What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
  88. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  89. The Likeness by Tana French
  90. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  91. The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan
  92. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  93. All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
  94. Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
  95. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  96. Melmoth by Sarah Perry
  97. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  98. Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  99. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  100. Captain Marvel Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
  101. The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark
  102. We Fed An Island by Jose Andres and Richard Wolffe
  103. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  104. Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
  105. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  106. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  107. Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
  108. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  109. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  110. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  111. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  112. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  113. The Glass Diplomat by S.R. Wilsher
  114. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
  115. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  116. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  117. French Exit by Patrick deWitt
  118. In the Woods by Tana French
  119. The Duke I Tempted by Scarlett Peckham
  120. There There by Tommy Orange
  121. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
  122. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

  3 comments for “Books Read

  1. June 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    How was Shades of Grey? Fforde’s one of my favorite authors and I’ve been waiting for this book to come out in paperback ever since I first heard he was working on it. I know, I could pick it up in hardback but I hate having a big heavy hardback to lug around with me. Or I suppose I could move into this century and get a Kindle…

    • June 19, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Shades of Grey was fantastic. It’s a first book in a series, and Fforde has created a world that is very different, so it definitely took some effort to understand what’s happening. The series takes place in a world where everyone’s status is determined by which colors they can see and how well they can see them. Like his other books, strange and a lot of fun — I’m looking forward to the next one!

      One of my favorite things about the Kindle is not waiting for paperbacks!

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