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.



Passing, Nella Larsen (on deck)

The Poppy War, R.F Kuang (9/18)

Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn (9/18)

Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (8/18)

The Opposite House, Helen Oyeyemi (8/18)

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym (8/18)

*The Drowning Girl, Caitlin Kiernan (8/18)

*The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin (8/18)

Crosstalk, Connie Willis (8/18)

We Others, Stephen Millhauser (7/18)

*Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane (7/18)

*Pastoralia, George Saunders (7/18)

*Nothing that Meets the Eye, Patricia Highsmith (7/18)

The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (7/18)

*The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters (7/18)

The Outsider, Stephen King (7/18)

Thus Bad Begins, Javier Marías (7/18)

*Version Control, Dexter Palmer (6/18)

Death in Ecstasy, Ngaio Marsh (6/18)

Signs of Life, Anna Raverat (6/18)

Poor Miss Finch, Wilkie Collins (6/18)

Island of the Mad, Laurie King (6/18)

Horns, Joe Hill (6/18)

So Many Ways to Begin, Jon McGregor (6/18)

Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell (6/18)

*The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (6/18)

Charles Dickens, Michael Slater (6/18)

Jane, Unlimited, Kristin Cashore (6/18)

*Deep Secret, Diana Wynne Jones (6/18)

Strange Weather, Joe Hill (6/18)

*The Street of Crocodiles, Bruno Schulz (5/18)

Blue Horses Rush In, Luci Tapahonso (5/18)

Hopscotch, Julio Cortázar (5/18)

Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee (5/18)

Syllabus, Lynda Barry (5/18)

Charlotte Sometimes, Penelope Farmer (5/18)

*White Rage, Carol Anderson (5/18)

*Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders (4/18)

*Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler (4/18)

Barnaby Rudge, Charles Dickens (4/18)

Vanity Dies Hard, Ruth Rendell (4/18)

Fidelity, Wendell Berry (4/18)

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette, Mary M. Talbot and Kate Charlesworth (3/18)

*Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson (3/18)

*The Wolf Border, Sarah Hall (3/18)

The Quickening, Michelle Hoover (2/18)

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (re-read, 2/18)

Borderline, Mishell Baker (2/18)

Disquiet, Julia Leigh (1/18)

A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson (1/18)

Clouds of Witness, Dorothy Sayers (re-read; 1/18)

*Glory, Vladimir Nabokov (1/18)

*The Duke’s Children, Anthony Trollope (1/18)

*Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (1/18)

My Wars Are Laid Away in Books, Alfred Habegger (1/18)

The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri (1/18)

*Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (1/18)

The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Penny (abandoned)

The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain (1/18)

The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa (1/18)

Saints, Gene Luen Yang (1/18)

Boxers, Gene Luen Yang (1/18)

*The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman, Andrzej Szczypiorski (1/18)


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