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.

2017

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barber (on deck)

The Complete Stories, Clarice Lispector (reading now)

American Street, Ibi Zoboi (10/17)

*Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf (10/17)

Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon (10/17)

Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman (10/17)

The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh (9/17)

A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny (9/17)

Boat Rocker, Ha Jin (9/17)

*Hild, Nicola Griffith (9/17)

*Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson (8/17)

Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens (8/17)

Permanent Rose, Hilary McKay (8/17)

*Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald (8/17)

*The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane (8/17)

*The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander (8/17)

The Crossover, Kwame Alexander (8/17)

White Tears, Hari Kunzru (8/17)

The Prime Minister, Anthony Trollope (7/17)

Call of the Wild, Jack London (7/17)

Binny in Secret, Hilary McKay (7/17)

*A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki (7/17)

The Education of Margot Sanchez, Lilliam Rivera (7/17)

*Daniel Deronda, George Eliot (7/17)

The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan (7/17)

*The Carhullan Army, Sarah Hall (7/17)

Someone At a Distance, Dorothy Whipple (6/17)

The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota (6/17)

Follow Her Home, Steph Cha (6/17)

Man and Wife, Wilkie Collins (6/17)

Oblomov, Ivan Goncharov (6/17)

Tales of Burning Love, Louise Erdrich (6/17)

*To the Is-land, Janet Frame (6/17)

*Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell (6/17)

To Be or Not to Be, Ryan North (6/17)

The Turn of the Screw, Henry James (6/17)

The Fireman, Joe Hill (6/17)

The Inquisitor’s Tale, Adam Gidwitz (6/17)

The Trespasser, Tanya French (5/17)

The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor (5/17)

Emily’s Quest, L.M. Montgomery (5/17)

Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman (4/17)

Emily Climbs, L. M. Montgomery (4/17)

Emily of New Moon, L,M. Montgomery (4/17)

Essays, George Orwell (3/17)

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (3/17)

Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger (3/17)

The Poisoned Chocolates Case, Anthony Berkeley (2/17)

Country Driving, Peter Hessler (2/17)

*Stories, Anton Chekhov (2/17)

The Truth About Small Towns, David Baker (2/17)

Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (2/17)

Proof, Dick Francis (re-read, 2/17)

Turning to One Another, Margaret Wheatley (2/17)

The Gold Bug Variations, Richard Powers (abandoned, 2/17)

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, Kelli Estes (1/17)

The Discoverers, Daniel Boorstin (1/17)

Lanterns Across the Snow, Susan Hill (1/17)

Playing in the Dark, Toni Morrison (1/17)

Peacekeeper, Christopher Bryan (1/17)

A Prayer Journal, Flannery O’Connor (1/17)

Runaway, Alice Munro (1/17)

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, James Runcie (1/17)

A Season of Gifts, Richard Peck (1/17)

A Long Way from Chicago, Richard Peck (1/17)

The Tijuana Book of the Dead, Luis Alberto Urrea (1/17)

Stoner, John Williams (1/17)

The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday (1/17)

 

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