Books Read

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

Read in 2018: 

  1. A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden
  2. An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
  3. Those Who Knew by Idra Novey
  4. Circe by Madeline Miller
  5. American Like Me edited by America Ferrera
  6. Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro
  7. Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories by Audrey Kalman
  8. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
  9. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  10. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  11. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
  12. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  13. Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
  14. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  15. Monstress Vol. 2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  16. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
  17. Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  18. Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney O’Sullivan
  19. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  20. Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins
  21. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  22. The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  23. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
  24. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
  25. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  26. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
  27. Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson
  28. In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu
  29. A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua
  30. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  31. Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
  32. Educated by Tara Westover
  33. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
  34. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  35. What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
  36. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  37. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  38. Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey
  39. March, Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (ill.)
  40. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  41. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  42. What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
  43. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  44. Code Girls by Liza Mundy
  45. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  46. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson
  47. Slightly Married by Mary Balogh
  48. Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi
  49. The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas
  50. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  51. Who is Vera Kelly?  by Rosalie Knecht
  52. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  53. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  54. After Atlas by Emma Newman
  55. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire
  56. Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic
  57. Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry
  58. Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
  59. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
  60. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  61. The Vain Conversation by Anthony Grooms
  62. One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer
  63. The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
  64. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly
  65. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
  66. Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
  67. The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg
  68. Hunger by Roxane Gay
  69. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
  70. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
  71. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  72. Happiness by Aminatta Forna
  73. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  74. The Changeling by Victor LaValle
  75. Gun Love by Jennifer Clement
  76. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  77. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  78. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
  79. Crosstalk by Connie Willis
  80. The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese
  81. Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
  82. Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
  83. The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean
  84. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  85. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  86. Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
  87. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  88. Benediction by Kent Haruf

Read in 2017:

  1. White Tears by Hari Kunzru
  2. Charmed Life by Dianna Wynne Jones
  3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  4. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  5. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  6. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
  7. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  8. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  9. Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
  10. Dad’s Red Dress by Lindsay Sedgwick
  11. Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
  12. Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
  13. Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
  14. Artefacts and Other Stories by Rebecca Burns
  15. The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  16. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
  17. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  18. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  19. The Good People by Hannah Kent
  20. Monstress Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu
  21. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  22. Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  23. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
  24. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  25. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
  26. The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
  27. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  28. The Power by Naomi Alderman
  29. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  30. Reading the Bones by Sheila Finch
  31. Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart
  32. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  33. The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price
  34. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  35. Something Sinister by Olivier Bosman
  36. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  37. The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams
  38. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan Mcguire
  39. Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
  40. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
  41. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler
  42. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
  43. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  44. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  45. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
  46. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  47. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
  48. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  49. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  50. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  51. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
  52. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  53. The Long Drop by Denise Mina
  54. The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
  55. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  56. Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman
  57. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  58. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  59. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  60. The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan
  61. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
  62. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  63. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
  64. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  65. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
  66. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  67. In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
  68. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  69. The Daily Show: an Oral History by Chris Smith
  70. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  71. Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen
  72. 1984 by George Orwell
  73. A Regimental Murder by Ashley Gardner
  74. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  75. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  76. Sugar Crush by Richard Jacoby
  77. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  78. Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #1 by Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge
  79. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
  80. Riven by Brenda Crawford
  81. The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
  82. The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner
  83. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  84. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  85. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  86. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  87. Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey
  88. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  89. Commonwealth by Ann Pratchett
  90. What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Read in 2016:

  1. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
  2. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  3. All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
  4. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  5. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
  6. Death at St. Vedast by Mary Lawrence
  7. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
  8. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
  9. The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding
  10. Faller by Will McIntosh
  11. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
  12. The Bishop’s Girl by Rebecca Burns
  13. No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron
  14. The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle
  15. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  16. Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
  17. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hart Lovelace
  18. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
  19. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
  20. Arabella of Mars by David Levine
  21. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  22. The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz
  23. This Must be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
  24. Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
  25. The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
  26. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
  27. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  28. Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst
  29. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  30. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
  31. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  32. The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton
  33. The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel
  34. Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips
  35. The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
  36. Whom the Gods Love by Kate Ross
  37. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  38. The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese
  39. League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
  40. Eventide by Kent Haruf
  41. Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
  42. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
  43. Hero by Belinda Crawford
  44. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
  45. Half of a Yellow Sun by Ngozi Chimamanda Idichie
  46. Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett
  47. Company Town by Madeline Ashby
  48. Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
  49. Pleasantville by Attica Locke
  50. Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey
  51. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
  52. Road Ends by Mary Lawson
  53. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  54. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  55. The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
  56. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
  57. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  58. The Dutch Girl by Donna Thorland
  59. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  60. A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden
  61. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  62. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  63. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
  64. The Shore by Sara Taylor
  65. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
  66. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  67. The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende
  68. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  69. After Dad by Ralph Cohen
  70. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  71. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Read in 2015:

  1. A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare
  2. One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron
  3. Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan
  4. Letters for Scarlet by Julie C. Gardner
  5. The Longest Night by Andria Williams
  6. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
  7. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  8. The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer
  9. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
  10. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld
  11. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  12. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  13. The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  14. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
  15. Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
  16. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  17. Thanksgiving by Mary Arno
  18. Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein
  19. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  20. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  21. The Secret River by Kate Grenville
  22. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  23. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  24. The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding (Ketty Jay Book 3)
  25. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  26. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  27. Dust by Hugh Howey (Silo Book 3)
  28. Slade House by David Mitchell
  29. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  30. A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross (Julian Kestral Book 2)
  31. Girl at War by Sara Novic
  32. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  33. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
  34. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
  35. Shift by Hugh Howey (Silo Book 2)
  36. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
  37. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  38. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
  39. The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan
  40. The Constable’s Tale by Donald Smith
  41. Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
  42. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  43. Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross
  44. Us by David Nicholls
  45. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  46. Redeployment by Phil Klay
  47. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
  48. Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding
  49. Plainsong by Kent Haruf
  50. The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin
  51. Symbiont by Mira Grant
  52. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
  53. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  54. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
  55. Getting the Picture by Sarah Salway
  56. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  57. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  58. The Water Knife by Paulo Bacigalupi
  59. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  60. A Long Thaw by Katie O’Rourke
  61. The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
  62. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  63. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  64. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
  65. Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
  66. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  67. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  68. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
  69. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  70. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  71. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
  72. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  73. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  74. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  75. Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
  76. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  77. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed by Meghan Daum (ed.)
  78. The Martian by Andy Weir
  79. Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
  80. Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland
  81. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  82. The Humans by Matt Haig

3 Responses to “Books Read”

  1. Alley

    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…

    • curlygeek04

      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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