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.


The 100,000 Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (on deck)

Gaby, Lost and Found, Angela Cervantes (reading now)

The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters (reading now)

The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (6/15)

*Hard Times, Charles Dickens (6/15)

Finders Keepers, Stephen King (6/15)

*Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace (6/15)

The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff (6/15)

*Little, Big, John Crowley (re-read, 6/15)

The Forest Horses, Byrna Barclay (abandoned, 5/15)

Summer Half, Angela Thirkell (5/15)

A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid (5/15)

Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy (5/15)

The Cruelest Month, Louise Penny (5/15)

*In Persuasion Nation, George Saunders (5/15)

*Tigerman, Nick Harkaway (5/15)

L’homme a l’envers, Fred Vargas (re-read, 4/15)

The Darkest Jungle, Todd Balf (4/15)

Edie on the Warpath, E.C. Spykman (4/15)

The Middle Window, Elizabeth Goudge (4/15)

The Opposite of Spoiled, Ron Leiber (4/15)

Piège pour Cendrillon, Sébastien Japrisot (4/15)

Pioneer Girl, Laura Ingalls Wilder (4/15)

The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater (4/15)

*Can You Forgive Her?, Anthony Trollope (4/15)

The Law and the Lady, Wilkie Collins (3/15)

Grey Mask, Patricia Wentworth (3/15)

*Four Freedoms, John Crowley (3/15)

The Icarus Girl, Helen Oyeyemi (3/15)

The Bloodstone Papers, Glen Duncan (3/15)

Spy by Nature, Charles Cumming (3/15)

The Bones of Paris, Laurie King (3/15)

120, rue de la gare, Leo Malet (3/15)

All Our Names, Dinaw Mengestu (3/15)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Vladimir Nabokov (2/15)

Le port des brumes, Georges Simenon (2/15)

*Every Man Dies Alone, Hans Fallada (2/15)

Arsene Lupin, gentleman cambrioleur, Maurice Leblanc (2/15)

Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand (2/15)

7: A Mutiny Against Excess, Jen Hatmaker (2/15)

The World Beneath, Cate Kennedy (2/15)

*Lila, Marilynne Robinson (1/15)

The Glassblower’s Breath, Sunetra Gupta (abandoned, 1/15)

A Fatal Grace, Louise Penny (1/15)

The Family at One End Street, Eve Garnett (1/15)

August Folly, Angela Thirkell (1/15)

From Heaven Lake, Vikram Seth (1/15)

The Wilder Life, Wendy McClure (1/15)

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (1/15)

Revival, Stephen King (1/15)

The Great God Pan, Arthur Machen (1/15)

*Emma, Jane Austen (re-read, 1/15)

Fictitious Dishes, Dinah Fried (1/15)

*Solar Storms, Linda Hogan (1/15)

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