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.


Nox, Anne Carson (on deck)

Travels in West Africa, Mary Kingsley (on deck)

Henry VIII, William Shakespeare (on deck)

The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater (reading now)

An Elegy for Easterly, Petina Gappah (12/16)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater (12/6)

The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater (12/16)

*The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater (11/16)

Let the Circle Be Unbroken, Mildred Taylor (11/16)

Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates (11/16)

Y: The Last Man, Brian Vaughan and Pia Guerra, vol.1-10 (11/16)

Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny (11/16)

*Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (10/16)

The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie King (10/16)

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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