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.


*Moby-Dick, Herman Melville (8/20)

The Twisted Ones, T. Kingfisher (8/20)

The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster (8/20)

Village School, Miss Read (7/20)

Wishing For Tomorrow, Hilary McKay (7/20)

The Bell Family, Noel Streatfeild (7/20)

Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild (7/20)

Riviera Gold, Laurie King (7/20)

*Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel (7/20)

The Book of Forgiving, Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu (7/20)

American Gods graphic novel, vol. 3, Neil Gaiman (7/20)

*And Go Like This, John Crowley (7/20)

Circe, Madeline Miller (7/20)

*The Changeling, Victor Lavalle (7/20)

Locke and Key, Joe Hill (6/20)

Mink River, Brian Doyle (6/20)

Ways of Going Home, Alejandro Zambra (6/20)

Tu quoque, Jake Andrews (6/20)

*The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel (6/20)

*Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel (6/20)

*Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (re-read, 5/20)

The Library at Mount Char, Scott Hawkins (5/20)

A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park (5/20)

*Joey’s Case, K.C. Constantine (5/20)

A Glass of Blessings, Barbara Pym (5/20)

Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones (5/20)

*Ulysses, James Joyce (5/20)

Flood of Fire, Amitav Ghosh (5/20)

River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh (re-read, 4/20)

Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh (re-read, 4/20)

*The Doomsday Book, Connie Willis (re-read, 4/20)

*Collected Stories, Grace Paley (4/20)

*The Peregrine, J.A. Baker (4/20)

Eventide, Kent Haruf (3/20)

Binny Bewitched, Hilary McKay (3/20)

The Death of Innocents, Sister Helen Prejean (3/20)

*Bend Sinister, Vladimir Nabokov (3/20)

*In This House of Brede, Rumer Godden (3/20)

When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro (3/20)

*Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick, Zora Neale Hurston (3/20)

Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse (3/20)

Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe (3/20)

The Power of Three, Diana Wynne Jones (3/20)

*A Journal of the Plague Year, Daniel Defoe (3/20)

In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado (3/20)

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro (3/20)

Red Bones, Ann Cleeves (2/20)

Miss Pinkerton, Mary Robertson Rinehart (2/20)

*The Female Quixote, Charlotte Lennox (2/20)

*The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (2/20)

Mary Toft, The Rabbit Queen, Dexter Palmer (2/20)

Gods of Tango, Carolina de Robertis (2/20)

*Ghost Wall, Sarah Moss (2/20)

Among Others, Jo Walton (re-read, 2/20)

Call Down the Hawk, Maggie Stiefvater (2/20)

The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater, (re-read, 2/20)

Raven Cycle, Maggie Stiefvater, vol. 1-3 (re-read, 1/20)

March, John Lewis, vol 1-3 (1/20)

*Underland, Robert McFarlane (1/20)

*The Book of Delights, Ross Gay (1/20)

Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino (1/20)

At Last, Edward St. Aubyn (1/20)

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