Books I’ve Read

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

Read in 2017:

  1. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  2. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
  3. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  4. The Long Drop by Denise Mina
  5. The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
  6. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  7. Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman
  8. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  9. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  10. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  11. The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan
  12. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
  13. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  14. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
  15. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  16. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
  17. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  18. In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
  19. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  20. The Daily Show: an Oral History by Chris Smith
  21. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  22. Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen
  23. 1984 by George Orwell
  24. A Regimental Murder by Ashley Gardner
  25. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  26. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  27. Sugar Crush by Richard Jacoby
  28. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  29. Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting #1 by Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge
  30. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
  31. Riven by Brenda Crawford
  32. The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
  33. The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner
  34. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  35. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  36. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  37. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  38. Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey
  39. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  40. Commonwealth by Ann Pratchett
  41. 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

Read in 2014:

  1. Veronica Mars #2: Mr. Kiss and Tell — Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  2. The Settling Earth — Rebecca Burns
  3. Far from the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy
  4. Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mendel
  5. Wild — Cheryl Strayed
  6. Heaven’s Queen — Rachel Bach
  7. Astray — Emma Donoghue
  8. The Unquiet Dead — Ausma Zehanat Khan
  9. The Confidence Code — Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
  10. Landline — Rainbow Rowell
  11. Mr. Mac & Me — Esther Freud
  12. The Gods of Second Chances — Dan Berne
  13. The Scottish Prisoner — Diana Gabaldon
  14. The Sparrow — Mary Doria Russell
  15. Joyland — Stephen King
  16. Snow White Red-Handed — Maia Chance
  17. Wool (Omnibus Edition) — Hugh Howey
  18. Unbroken — Laura Hillenbrand
  19. An Impartial Witness — Charles Todd
  20. Among Others — Jo Walton
  21. The Haunting of Hill House — Shirley Jackson
  22. Vampires in the Lemon Grove — Karen Russell
  23. Sharp Objects — Gillian Flynn
  24. The Duchess War — Courtney Milan
  25. Magic Breaks — Ilona Andrews
  26. The Spider and the Stone — Glen Craney
  27. Shades of Milk and Honey — Mary Robinette Kowal
  28. The Reason I Jump — Naoki Higashida
  29. Parasite — Mira Grant
  30. Number the Stars — Lois Lowry
  31. East of Eden — John Steinbeck
  32. The End of Innocence — Allegra Jordan
  33. The Full Ridiculous — Mark Lamprell
  34. A Test of Wills — Charles Todd
  35. The Awakening — Kate Chopin
  36. Stardust — Neil Gaiman
  37. A Sunless Sea — Anne Perry
  38. The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit — Graham Joyce
  39. The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag — Alan Bradley
  40. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry — Gabrielle Zevin
  41. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood — Diana Gabaldon
  42. The Golem and the Jinni — Helen Wecker
  43. Twelfth Night (novella) — Deanna Raybourn
  44. Tell the Wolves I’m Home — Carol Rifka Brunt
  45. Child of a Hidden Sea — A.M. Dellamonica
  46. The Girl in the Road — Monica Byrne
  47. California Bones — Greg Van Eekhout
  48. The Memory Garden — Mary Rickert
  49. The Bees — Laline Paull
  50. Burial Rites — Hannah Kent
  51. The Hollow Ground — Natalie S. Harnett
  52. Outcast — Kim Vandervort
  53. The Dovekeepers — Alice Hoffman
  54. Insurgent — Veronica Roth
  55. Paris, Rue des Martyrs — Adria J. Cimino
  56. Whisper of Jasmine (novella) — Deanna Raybourn
  57. The Trumpeter of Krakow — Eric P. Kelly
  58. Veronica Mars: The Ten Thousand Dollar Tan Line — Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  59. This is Paradise — Kristiana Kahaukawila
  60. Night Broken — Patricia Briggs
  61. Love Minus Eighty — Will McIntosh
  62. The Good Earth — Pearl S. Buck
  63. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  — Mindy Kaling
  64. Honor’s Knight — Rachel Bach
  65. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock — Matthew Quick
  66. The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt
  67. Skippy Dies — Paul Murray
  68. Clementine — Cherie Priest
  69. Dream of the Dead — M.G. Scarsbrook
  70. Catching the Barramundi — Rebecca Burns
  71. Kindred — Octavia Butler
  72. MaddAddam — Margaret Atwood
  73. The Rosie Project — Graeme Simsion
  74. One Last Thing Before I Go — Jonathan Tropper
  75. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie — Alan Bradley
  76. Steelheart — Brandon Sanderson
  77. Labor Day — Joyce Maynard
  78. Redemption — Andrew Joyce

3 thoughts on “Books I’ve Read

  1. 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…

    • 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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