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.


Castle Shade, Laurie King (reading now)

*A Swim in the Pond in the Rain, George Saunders (7/21)

*Afterparty, Daryl Gregory (7/21)

Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu (7/21)

Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (7/21)

The Invited, Jennifer McMahon (7/21)

*As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner (7/21)

*The Sin of Father Amaro, Eça de Queirós (7/21)

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon (7/21)

Summerwater, Sarah Moss (6/21)

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature, Helen Young (6/21)

Later, Stephen King (6/21)

The Whole Story and Other Stories, Ali Smith (6/21)

The Fisherman, John Langan (6/21)

*Long Bright River, Liz Moore (6/21)

Reservoir 13, Jon McGregor (6/21)

The Sixties, Jenny Diski (6/21)

The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones (5/21)

*Silencing the Past, Michel-Rolph Trouillot (5/21)

A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov (5/21)

Rules for Vanishing, Kate Alice Marshall (5/21)

Black Narcissus, Rumer Godden (5/21)

Burial Rites, Hannah Kent (5/21)

Surfacing, Kathleen Jamie (5/21)

The Space Between Worlds, Micaiah Johnson (5/21)

How the South Won the Civil War, Heather Cox Richardson (5/21)

Waverley, Walter Scott (5/21)

Jack, Marilynne Robinson (4/21)

Blindness, Jose Saramago (DNF, 4/21)

The Sin Eater, Alice Thomas Ellis (4/21)

Jane: A Murder, Maggie Nelson (4/21)

Winter Counts, David Heska Wanbli Weiden (4/21)

Real Life, Brandon Taylor (4/21)

*Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Sara Gran (4/21)

Moon of the Crusted Snow, Waubgeshig Rice (4/21)

Rosalie Lightning, Tom Hart (4/21)

*News of the World, Paulette Jiles (4/21)

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, C.S. Lewis (re-read, 4/21)

Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng (4/21)

Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam (3/21)

*My Real Children, Jo Walton (3/21)

*The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans (3/21)

One Good Story, That One, Thomas King (3/21)

The Cold Millions, Jess Walter (3/21)

*Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, John Crowley (3/21)

The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown (DNF, 3/21)

The Relentless Moon, Mary Robinette Kowal (3/21)

Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolf (3/21)

The Martian, Andy Weir (3/21)

Thin Air, Ann Cleeves (3/21)

*The Evidence of Things Not Seen, James Baldwin (3/21)

*Vertigo, W. G. Sebald (2/21)

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler (2/21)

Sylvia’s Lovers, Elizabeth Gaskell (2/21)

*Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, Dubravka Ugresic (2/21)

The House on the Strand, Daphne du Maurier (2/21)

If It Bleeds, Stephen King (2/21)

Rob Roy, Walter Scott (2/21)

In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware (1/21)

Public Library and other stories, Ali Smith (1/21)

*The Master Butchers Singing Club, Louise Erdrich (1/21)

Sister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry (1/21)

*Corregidora, Gayl Jones (1/21)

Anxious People, Fredrik Backman (1/21)

Dead Water, Ann Cleeves (1/21)

The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton (1/21)

*The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison (1/21)

This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (1/21)

I Remember You, Yrsa Sigurdardottir (1/21)

The Fated Sky, Mary Robinette Kowal (1/21)

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