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” means audiobook.

2022

Amongst Our Weapons, Ben Aaronovitch (reading now)

I Am Not Sidney Poitier, Percival Everett (reading now)

*In a Lonely Place, Dorothy Hughes (10/22)

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (10/22)

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, Ruth Franklin (9/22)

The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (9/22)

The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett (9/22, a)

Just Kids, Patti Smith (9/22)

Song of Achilles, Madeleine Miller (9/22)

The Liar’s Dictionary, Eley Williams (DNF, 9/22, a)

What Abigail Did That Summer, Ben Aaronovitch (9/22, a)

Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee (9/22)

Let Me Tell You, Shirley Jackson (9/22)

*Network Effect, Martha Wells (9/22, a)

We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulowayo (9/22)

Light From Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki (DNF, 9/22)

*The Trees, Percival Everett (9/22)

October Man, Ben Aaronovitch (9/22, a)

The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman (DNF, 9/22)

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu, Tom Lin (9/22)

False Value, Ben Aaronovitch (8/22, a)

*Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Togarczuk (8/22)

The Dog Stars, Peter Heller (8/22)

*Slow Horses, Mick Herron (8/22)

*Pastoral, André Alexis (8/22)

*Tehanu, Ursula LeGuin (8/22, a)

The Word is Murder, Anthony Horowitz (DNF, a, 8/22)

The Furthest Station, Ben Aaronovitch (8/22, a)

Our Last Echoes, Kate Alice Marshall (8/22)

Family Happiness, Laurie Colwin (re-read, 7/22)

Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch (7/22, a)

The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (DNF, 7/22)

*The Group, Mary Karr (7/22)

Dept of Speculation, Jenny Offill (7/22)

The Mountains Wild, Sarah Stewart Taylor (DNF, 7/22)

*The Farthest Shore, Ursula LeGuin (7/22)

The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula LeGuin (7/22)

*A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula LeGuin (7/22)

Diary of a Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith (7/22)

*The Infinite Blacktop, Sara Gran (7/22, a)

The Pillow Friend, Lisa Tuttle (7/22)

*A Month in the Country, J. L. Carr (7/22)

The Breaking Point, Daphne Du Maurier (7/22)

A Thousand Ships, Natalie Haynes (7/22)

*How the Word Is Passed, Clint Smith (7/22)

Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer (7/22)

The Grief of Stones, Katherine Addison (7/22)

Les années, Annie Ernaux (7/22)

*Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, Sara Gran (7/22, a)

The Rash Resolve, Eliza Haywood (7/22)

Collected Stories, Jean Stafford (DNF, 7/22)

*Sous les vents de Neptune, Fred Vargas (7/22)

The Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch (6/22)

The Dream of the Celt, Mario Vargas Llosa (6/22)

All the Names They Used for God, Anjali Sachdeva (6/22)

A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live?, Robert Jenson (6/22)

The Apostles’ Creed, Ben Myers (6/22)

The Loft, Marlen Haushofer (6/22)

Paper Menagerie, Ken Liu (6/22)

Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik (6/22, a)

Tell No Tales, Eva Dolan (6/22)

Jakob von Gunten, Robert Walser (6/22)

A Company of Swans, Eva Ibbotson (6/22)

As We Are Now, May Sarton (6/22)

*Feminism Is For Everybody, bell hooks (6/22)

Exit Strategy, Martha Wells (5/22, a)

File Under:, Lemony Snicket (5/22)

Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers (5/22)

Make It Scream, Make It Burn, Leslie Jamison (5/22)

Sistersong, Lucy Holland (DNF, 5/22)

The Essential Plays, Chekhov (5/22)

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie King (re-read, 5/22, a)

The Dry, Jane Harper (5/22)

The Mabinogion (5/22)

The Beet Queen, Louise Erdrich (re-read, 5/22)

What Angels Fear, C.S. Harris (5/22)

Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch (5/22)

Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell (5/22)

By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder (re-read, 5/22, a)

*His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik (5/22, a)

*Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner (5/22)

Cold Earth, Ann Cleeves (5/22)

Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (4/22)

Taste, Stanley Tucci (4/22, a)

Butter Honey Pig Bread, Francesca Ekwuyasi (4/22)

Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (4/22, a)

The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden (DNF, 4/22, a)

These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder (re-read, 4/22, a)

*Consequences, Penelope Lively (4/22)

Artificial Conditions, Martha Wells (4/22, a)

*The Living Mountain, Nan Shepherd (4/22)

Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch (4/22, a)

*The City of Good Death, Priyanka Champaneri (4/22)

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans (4/22)

A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (4/22)

*Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (4/22, a)

The Prettiest Star, Carter Sickels (4/22)

*The Autobiography of Malcolm X (3/22)

*We All Hear Stories in the Dark, Robert Shearman (3/22)

*Things We Lost in the Fire, Mariana Enriquez (3/22, a)

*Mrs. Caliban, Rachel Ingalls (3/22)

Whispers Underground, Ben Aaronovitch (3/22, a)

All Over Creation, Ruth Ozeki (3/22)

Rattlesnake Ridge, Phil Simmons (DNF)

Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch (3/22, a)

Quartet in Autumn, Barbara Pym (3/22)

Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (3/22)

The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino (3/22)

*Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch (2/22)

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion (2/22)

How Long ‘Til Black Future Month, NK Jemisin (2/22)

Starlight, Stella Gibbons (2/22)

Bottom Liner Blues, K.C. Constantine (1/22)

Our Lady of the Nile, Scholastique Mukasonga (1/22)

The Odd Women, George Gissing (1/22)

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde (1/22)

*Whiskey When We’re Dry, John Larison (1/22)

The Golem and the Jinni, Helen Wecker (1/22)

La gangrène et l’oubli, Benjamin Stora (1/22)

All Systems Red, Martha Wells (1/22)

Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner (1/22)

Zami, Audre Lorde (1/22)

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