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.


The Institute, Stephen King (on deck)

Orlando, Virginia Woolf (on deck)

White Nights, Ann Cleeves (reading now)

Available Dark, Elizabeth Hand (9/19)

*Plainsong, Kent Haruf (9/19)

*A Mercy, Toni Morrison (9/19)

*The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang (9/19)

Strong Poison, Dorothy Sayers (re-read, 9/19)

Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy Sayers (re-read, 9/19)

Whose Body? Dorothy Sayers (re-read, 9/19)

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple (9/19)

H.M.S. Surprise, Patrick O’Brian (re-read, 9/19)

Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder (re-read, 9/19)

A Tale of Time City, Diana Wynne Jones (8/19)

*Scenes of Clerical Life, George Eliot (8/19)

*The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro (8/19)

*The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich (8/19)

*HHhH, Laurence Binet (8/19)

Our Nig, Harriet Wilson (8/19)

*The Scarlet Seed, Edith Pargeter (8/19)

*The Green Branch, Edith Pargeter (8/19)

American Gods graphic novel, vol.2, Neil Gaiman (8/19)

Stranger on a Train, Jenny Diski (8/19)

Mr. Wray’s Cash-Box, Wilkie Collins (8/19)

*The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai (7/19)

The Overstory, Richard Powers (7/19)

Gnomon, Nick Harkaway (7/19)

The Frozen Deep, Wilkie Collins (7/19)

Promising Young Women, Suzanne Scanlon (7/19)

Girl Waits With Gun, Amy Stewart (7/19)

*All You Can Ever Know, Nicole Soojung Chung (7/19)

Robert Lowell: Setting the River On Fire, Kay Jamison (7/19)

Pars vite et reviens tard, Fred Vargas (7/19)

Archer’s Goon, Diana Wynne Jones (6/19)

Independent People, Halldor Laxness (6/19)

Cheerfulness Breaks In, Angela Thirkell (6/19)

*Lolly Willowes and Mr. Fortune’s Maggot, Sylvia Townes-Warner (6/19)

Truismes, Marie Darieussecq (6/19)

Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Euripedes (6/19)

The Time of the Ghost, Diana Wynne Jones (6/19)

A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood (6/19)

Raven Black, Ann Cleeves (6/19)

*Counternarratives, John Keene (6/19)

Long Way Home, Eva Dolan (6/19)

Upon Some Midnights Clear, Mario Balzic (5/19)

You Can Do Anything, George Anders (5/19)

*The Summerhouse Trilogy, Alice Thomas Ellis (5/19)

Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger (5/19)

The Antelope Wife, Louise Erdrich (5/19)

*Testosterone Rex, Cordelia Fine (5/19)

The Language of Secrets, Ausma Zehanat Khan (5/19)

Beyond the Woods, Paula Guran, ed. (5/19)

In Our Strange Gardens, Michel Quint (5/19)

*Yellow Face, David Henry Hwang (5/19)

The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (5/19)

Small World, David Lodge (5/19)

The Chaos, Nalo Hopkinson (4/19)

My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite (4/19)

*Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (4/19)

The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis (re-read, 4/19)

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens (4/19)

Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson (4/19)

*All the Crooked Saints, Maggie Stiefvater (4/19)

The First Person, Ali Smith (4/19)

Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin (4/19)

Barking to the Choir, Gregory Boyle (4/19)

Anne of Green Gables series 1-4, L.M. Montgomery (re-read, 3/19)

What Katy Did, Susan Coolidge (re-read, 3/19)

The Talisman, Stephen King (re-read, 3/19)

The Stand, Stephen King (re-read, 3/19)

*The Bostonians, Henry James (3/19)

Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott (re-read, 3/19)

Malory Towers series 1-6, Enid Blyton (re-read, 3/19)

*The Moon Is Down, John Steinbeck (3/19)

Britt-Marie Was Here, Frederik Backman (3/19)

Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (3/19)

The Child From the Sea, Elizabeth Goudge (3/19)

Amazing Grace, Kathleen Norris (2/19)

Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (2/19)

An American Marriage, Tayari Jones (2/19)

The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (2/19)

The Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones (2/19)

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders (2/19)

*Secondhand Time, Svetlana Alexievich (2/19)

A Sudden Wild Magic, Diana Wynne Jones (1/19)

*There There, Tommy Orange (1/19)

*Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman (1/19)

Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle (1/19)

A Place for Us, Fatima Farheen Mirza (1/19)



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