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.


A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace (on deck)

The Rook, Daniel O’Malley (on deck)

Americanah, Chimananda Ngozi Adichie (on deck)

Kraken, China Miéville (reading now)

Crazy Brave, Joy Harjo (5/16)

My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki (5/16)

Interior Darkness, Peter Straub (5/16)

*The Eustace Diamonds, Anthony Trollope (4/16)

*Life and Fate, Vassily Grossman (4/16)

*The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane (4/16)

Broken Harbor, Tana French (3/16)

*Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (3/16)

*Dreaming Spies, Laurie King (3/16)

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, Amelia Edwards (3/16)

Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (3/16)

Thorn, Intisar Khanani (3/16)

Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (2/16)

*The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens (2/16)

Evil Under the Sun, Agatha Christie (2/16)

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (2/16)

An Old School Tie, Andrew Taylor (2/16)

*The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald (2/16)

*The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes, K.C. Constantine (2/16)

The Force of Spirit, Scott Russell Sanders (1/16)

This House of Sky, Ivan Doig (1/16)

Pomfret Towers, Angela Thirkell (1/16)

*Fools Crow, James Welch (1/16)

The Dinner, Herman Koch (1/16)

A Fix Like This, K.C. Constantine (1/16)

Unexplained Laughter, Alice Thomas Ellis (1/16)

Elementals, A.S. Byatt (1/16)

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (1/16)

*Mountains of the Mind, Robert Macfarlane (1/16)

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