Book List: Jenny

A list of the books I’ve read, along with the month and year in which I finished each one. An asterisk indicates it is a “best of” book: one of the very best I read that year.

2014

Solar Storms, Linda Hogan (on deck)

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson (on deck)

The Entail, John Galt (reading now)

Little Face, Sophie Hannah (12/14)

*Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith (12/14)

*Terrible, Horrible Edie, E.C. Spykman (12/14)

Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa (12/14)

Still Life, Louise Penny (11/14)

Beijing Bastard, Val Wang (11/14)

The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield (11/14)

Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon (11/14)

Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton (11/14)

How to Breathe Underwater, Julie Orringer (11/14)

Plausible Prejudices, Joseph Epstein (11/14)

Texts From Jane Eyre, Mallory Ortberg (11/14)

Lament for a Maker, Michael Innes (11/14)

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan (10/14)

A City of Bells, Elizabeth Goudge (10/14)

The Nursing-Home Murder, Ngaio Marsh (10/14)

The Likeness, Tana French (10/14)

A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (10/14)

The Crane Wife, Patrick Ness (abandoned, 10/14)

Which Witch?, Eva Ibbotson (10/14)

Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin (re-read, 10/14)

One Art: Letters of Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Giroux (ed.) (10/14)

A Sad Heart at the Supermarket, Randall Jarrell (10/14)

On Beauty, Zadie Smith (8/14)

Findings, Kathleen Jamie (8/14)

Checkmate, Dorothy Dunnett (8/14)

No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel (7/14)

Elizabeth and Hazel, David Margolick (7/14)

This isn’t the sort of thing that happens to someone like you, Jon McGregor (7/14)

*Adam Bede, George Eliot (7/14)

Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway (7/14)

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King (7/14)

Ounce Dice Trice, Alastair Reid (6/14)

*Engine Summer, John Crowley (6/14)

*Beasts, John Crowley (6/14)

The Deep, John Crowley (6/14)

Among Others, Jo Walton (6/14)

By Blood We Live, Glen Duncan (6/14)

Persian Fire, Tom Holland (6/14)

Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (6/14)

Black Juice, Margo Lanagan (6/14)

*Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel (5/14)

The Blunderer, Patricia Highsmith (5/14)

The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood (5/14)

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer (5/14)

Lady Audley’s Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (5/14)

The Rosemary Tree, Elizabeth Goudge (5/14)

Girl of the Limberlost, Gene Stratton-Porter (re-read, 5/14)

Drinking, A Love Story, Caroline Knapp (re-read, 5/14)

*The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway (5/14)

Doll Bones, Holly Black (4/14)

The Bingo Palace, Louise Erdrich (3/14)

*My Bright Abyss, Christian Wiman (3/14)

*The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth (3/14)

The Last Child, John Hart (abandoned, 3/14)

Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen (3/14)

*The Ringed Castle, Dorothy Dunnett (re-read, 3/14)

Feminist Research and Practice, Gayle Letherby (2/14)

*The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope (2/14)

Necessary Dreams, Anna Fels (2/14)

*Between the Woods and the Water, Patrick Leigh Fermor (1/14)

Mr. Fox, Helen Oyeyemi (1/14)

The Silent Wife, A.S.A. Harrison (1/14)

How to Live, Sarah Bakewell (1/14)

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