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.


American Gods graphic novel, vol.2, Neil Gaiman (on deck)

The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai (on deck)

The Overstory, Richard Powers (on deck)

Gnomon, Nick Harkaway (on deck)

The Frozen Deep, Wilkie Collins (reading now)

Promising Young Women, Suzanne Scanlon (7/19)

Girl Waits With Gun, Amy Stewart (7/19)

*All You Can Ever Know, Nicole Soojung Chung (7/19)

Robert Lowell: Setting the River On Fire, Kay Jamison (7/19)

Pars vite et reviens tard, Fred Vargas (7/19)

Archer’s Goon, Diana Wynne Jones (6/19)

Independent People, Halldor Laxness (6/19)

Cheerfulness Breaks In, Angela Thirkell (6/19)

*Lolly Willowes and Mr. Fortune’s Maggot, Sylvia Townes-Warner (6/19)

Truismes, Marie Darieussecq (6/19)

Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Euripedes (6/19)

The Time of the Ghost, Diana Wynne Jones (6/19)

A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood (6/19)

Raven Black, Ann Cleeves (6/19)

*Counternarratives, John Keene (6/19)

Long Way Home, Eva Dolan (6/19)

Upon Some Midnights Clear, Mario Balzic (5/19)

You Can Do Anything, George Anders (5/19)

*The Summerhouse Trilogy, Alice Thomas Ellis (5/19)

Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger (5/19)

The Antelope Wife, Louise Erdrich (5/19)

*Testosterone Rex, Cordelia Fine (5/19)

The Language of Secrets, Ausma Zehanat Khan (5/19)

Beyond the Woods, Paula Guran, ed. (5/19)

In Our Strange Gardens, Michel Quint (5/19)

*Yellow Face, David Henry Hwang (5/19)

The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (5/19)

Small World, David Lodge (5/19)

The Chaos, Nalo Hopkinson (4/19)

My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite (4/19)

*Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (4/19)

The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis (re-read, 4/19)

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens (4/19)

Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson (4/19)

*All the Crooked Saints, Maggie Stiefvater (4/19)

The First Person, Ali Smith (4/19)

Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin (4/19)

Barking to the Choir, Gregory Boyle (4/19)

Anne of Green Gables series 1-4, L.M. Montgomery (re-read, 3/19)

What Katy Did, Susan Coolidge (re-read, 3/19)

The Talisman, Stephen King (re-read, 3/19)

The Stand, Stephen King (re-read, 3/19)

*The Bostonians, Henry James (3/19)

Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott (re-read, 3/19)

Malory Towers series 1-6, Enid Blyton (re-read, 3/19)

*The Moon Is Down, John Steinbeck (3/19)

Britt-Marie Was Here, Frederik Backman (3/19)

Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (3/19)

The Child From the Sea, Elizabeth Goudge (3/19)

Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris (2/19)

Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (2/19)

An American Marriage, Tayari Jones (2/19)

The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (2/19)

The Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones (2/19)

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders (2/19)

*Secondhand Time, Svetlana Alexievich (2/19)

A Sudden Wild Magic, Diana Wynne Jones (1/19)

*There There, Tommy Orange (1/19)

*Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman (1/19)

Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle (1/19)

A Place for Us, Fatima Farheen Mirza (1/19)



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