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.


Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (on deck)

The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie King (reading now)

Y: The Last Man, Brian Vaughan and Pia Guerra, vol.1-10 (reading now)

The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm (10/16)

*Blood Done Sign My Name, Tim Tyson (10/16)

A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler (10/16)

Phineas Redux, Anthony Trollope (10/16)

On the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder (re-reads) (10/16)

The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman (9/16)

We Live in Water, Jess Walters (9/16)

Difficult Loves, Italo Calvino (9/16)

The Brandons, Angela Thirkell (8/16)

Always a Body to Trade, K.C. Constantine (8/16)

*Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald (8/16)

Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi (8/16)

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, Elinor Lipman (8/16)

The Brutal Telling, Louise Penny (8/16)

*The Home and The World, Rabindranath Tagore (8/16)

How to be Both, Ali Smith (8/16)

Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad (8/16)

Greensleeves, Eloise Jarvis McGraw (7/16)

The Kingdom of Gods, NK Jemisin (7/16)

How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell (7/16)

End of Watch, Stephen King (7/16)

What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton (7/16)

The Secret Place, Tana French (6/16)

Darkness Visible, William Styron (6/16)

*Silas Marner, George Eliot (6/16)

The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George (6/16)

*A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace (6/16)

*Life After Life, Kate Atkinson (6/16)

A Rule Against Murder, Louise Penny (6/16)

The Rook, Daniel O’Malley (6/16)

The Goddess Chronicle, Natsuo Kirino (6/16)

*Americanah, Chimananda Ngozi Adichie (5/16)

Kraken, China Miéville (5/16)

The Scent of Water, Elizabeth Goudge (5/16)

Crazy Brave, Joy Harjo (5/16)

My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki (5/16)

Interior Darkness, Peter Straub (5/16)

*The Eustace Diamonds, Anthony Trollope (4/16)

*Life and Fate, Vassily Grossman (4/16)

*The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane (4/16)

Broken Harbor, Tana French (3/16)

*Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (3/16)

*Dreaming Spies, Laurie King (3/16)

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, Amelia Edwards (3/16)

Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (3/16)

Thorn, Intisar Khanani (3/16)

Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (2/16)

*The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens (2/16)

Evil Under the Sun, Agatha Christie (2/16)

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (2/16)

An Old School Tie, Andrew Taylor (2/16)

*The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald (2/16)

*The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes, K.C. Constantine (2/16)

The Force of Spirit, Scott Russell Sanders (1/16)

This House of Sky, Ivan Doig (1/16)

Pomfret Towers, Angela Thirkell (1/16)

*Fools Crow, James Welch (1/16)

The Dinner, Herman Koch (1/16)

A Fix Like This, K.C. Constantine (1/16)

Unexplained Laughter, Alice Thomas Ellis (1/16)

Elementals, A.S. Byatt (1/16)

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (1/16)

*Mountains of the Mind, Robert Macfarlane (1/16)

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