Book List: Teresa

The following is a rough list of what I’ve read over the last several years.
Favorites are marked with a *. As I add more books, I’ll link to my reviews.

2020 Reads

Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (abandoned)

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Chang

Real Life Brandon Taylor

Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

*The Searcher by Tana Frensh

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Summer by Ali Smith

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg

*Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

*Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

*Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardem

Those Bones Are Not My Child by Toni Cade Bambara (abandoned)

Luster by Raven Leilani

Family Linen by Lee Smith (abandoned)

*Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

My Next Bride by Kay Boyle (abandoned)

The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer

Beyond the Glass by Antonia White

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer

To Play the Fool by Laurie King

A Burning Megha Majumdar

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

*The Sugar House by Antonia White

*Eventide by Kent Haruf

The Lifted Veil by Goerge Eliot

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Lost Traveller by Antonia White

A Mercy by Tony Morrison

Repeat It Today with Tears by Anne Peile

*The Witch Elm by Tana French

The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

The Soloist by Mark Salzman

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

The Vanishing Half by Britt Benett

*The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Network Effect by Martha Wells

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Dearest Anne by Judith Katzir

A Candle for St Jude by Rumer Godden

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

*Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King

The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Mary Anne Daphne du Maurier

Colony by Hugo Wilcken

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

*Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

*Cool Water by Dianne Warren

*Cluny Brown by Margery Sharp

Patternmaster series by Octavia Butler

The Book of the People by A.N. Wilson

Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light by Brian Kolodiejchuk

Black Rock by Amanda Smythe

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

*The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

*Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (reread)

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian GOrnick

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

The Accidental by Ali Smith

All This Could Be Yours by Jame Attenberg

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

*Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Heaven My Home by Attica Locke

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Come Closer by Sara Gran

*Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King

Saudade by Suneeta Peres da Costa

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

*In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Among Others by Jo Walton

*Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahesi Coates

*Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (reread)

2019 Reads

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Overthrow by Caleb Crain

Americanah by Chimanda Ngozie Adiche

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Optic Nerve by Maria Gainza (abandoned)

Oval by Elvia Wilk

Golden State by Ben H Winters

Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer

Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

*The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

*The Heaven Tree Trilogy by Edith Pargeter

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Institute by Stephen King

The Wall by John Lanchester

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

*Daisy Jones and the Six by Tara Jenkins Reid

Lanny by Max Porter

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Spring by Ali Smith

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Brontes by Juliet Barker

Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

The Tresspasser by Tana French

Brixton by Roma Tearne

*The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan (abandoned)

Woman Talking by Miriam Toews

*They Shoot Horses Don’t They by Horace McCoy

The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Marquez

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Lee (abandoned)

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

*Lying Awake by Mark Salzman

Stranger in the House by Julie Summers

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Ninepines by Rosy Thornton

*House of Many Ways by Diana Wynn Jones

Final Payments by Mary Gordon

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Vanity Dies Hard by Ruth Rendell

Circe by Madeline Miller

*Lolly Willowes by Sylvia TOwnsend Warner

*The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Beside the Sea by Veronica Olmi

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

*King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett (reread)

Fire Logic by Laurie Marks (abandoned)

Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Learning to Swim by Clare Chambers

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

*Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

Praise Song for the Butterflies

Never the Bride by Paul Magrs

*Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

*Don’t Look Now and other stories by Daphne du Maurier

The Secret Place by Tana French

When I Whistle by Shusaku Endo

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

The Long Song by Andrea Levy

Tears in August by Charles McCarry

The Break by Katherena Vermette

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye (abandoned)

*Melmoth by Sarah Perry

*Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by Sigrid Unset

*Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Zama by Antonio Di Bennedetto (abandoned)

The Four Last Things by Andrew Taylor

Tam Lin by Pamela Dean

*Dopesick by Beth Macy

The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by D.G. Compton

*Broken Harbor by Tana French

Woman at Point Zero by Nawal el Saadawi

Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister (abandoned)

The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

*Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

There There by Tommy Orange

*My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery

*The Doctor’s Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

My Mother’s Hand and Sido by Colette

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

The Golden State by Lydia Keisling

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Faithful Place by Tana French

The Parking Lot Attendant

2018 Reads

Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

*So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Bad Blood by John Carryrou

*Educated by Tara Westover

*Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Census by Jesse Wall

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Winter by Ali Smith

The Gastronimical Me by MFK Fisher

*The Likeness by Tana French

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Squire by Enid Bagnold

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

*One Person No Vote by Carol Anderson

*The Caravaners by Elizabeth von Arnim

In the Woods by Tana French

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

To Fear a Painted Devil by Ruth Rendell

Stoner by John Williams

21 by Patrick O’Brian

A Human Being Died That Night by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick

Secret House of Death by Ruth Rendell

Sabrina by Nick Nrnaso

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

The Last Cruise by Kate Christenson

Strange Weather by Joe Hill

*More Than Love Letters by Rosy Thornton

The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis

The Tragedy of Brady Sims by Ernest Gaines

Beast in View by Margaret Millar

Light Boxes by Shane Jones

*An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

BLue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian

Devoted Ladies by Molly Keane

The Water Cure by Sophie MacIntosh

*Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

The Gentlewomen by Laura Talbot

Last Friends by Jane Gardam

*Alas Pool Lady by Rachel Ferguson

Victoria and Abdul by Shrabani Basu

*The Little Stranger by Sarah Water (reread)

Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall

Norma by Sofi Oksanen

Marilee by Mary Francis Shura (reread)

The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

*Island of the Mad by Laurie King

*The Priority by Dorothy Whipple

Crimes of the Father by Thomas Keneally

*Old Filth by Jane Gardam

*The Fortnight in September by R.C. Sherriff

The Summer Book by Tova Jansson

Emily by Candice F. Ransom (reread)

*Home by Toni Morrison

The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian

*Hild by Nicola Griffith

Gabi a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Cutting School by Noliwe Rooks

What Are We Doing Here? by Marilynne Robinson

The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O’Brian

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald

*Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

So Much Blue by Percival Everett

Dear Cyborgs by Eugene Lim

The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

*Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith

The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian

Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong

*War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

*The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

After the First Death by Robert Cormier (reread)

Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

2017 Reads

All Our Wrongs Today by Elan Mastai

*Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A Separation by Katie Kitamura

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

*I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Conde

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Young Romantics by Daisy Hay

American War by Omar El Akkad

Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

*The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

The White Album by Joan Didion

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta Nehisi Coates

Lockdown by Laurie King

No One Is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel

Life with a Star by Jiri Weil

*Passage by Connie Willis

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

*The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

*Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

SOlar Bones by Mick McCormack

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

4321 by Paul Auster

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

*Autumn by Ali Smith

The Ministryof Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

*Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O’Brian

Brain on Fire by Susannan Cahalan

*Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

*Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Policing the Black Man by Angela J Davis

The Devil in Silver by Victor Lavalle

White Tears by Hari Kunzru

*Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

The Truelove by Patrick O’Brian

What Is the Bible by Rob Bell

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

Dimestore by Lee Smith

Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

*The Nix by Nathan Hill

*The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

*Evicted by Matthew Desmond

The Trouble with Reality by Brooke Gladstone

House of Names by Colm Toibin

The Secret Life of the American Musical by Jack Viertel

HHhH by Laurent Binet

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (reread)

Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer

Half a Crown by Jo Walton

*Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

Farthing by Jo Walton

Care for Creation by Ilia Delio, Pamela Wood, and Keith Douglass Warner

The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O’Brian

Pleasantville by Attica Locke

*Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban

A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes

We Gon’ Be Alright by Jeff Chang

Human Acts by Han Kang

Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge

High Dive by Jonathan Lee

Out by Natsuo Kirino

Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

*Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

*The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Deer Hunting with Jesus by Joe Bageant

March Book 3 by Joe Lewis et al.

The Daily Show: An Oral History by Chris Smith

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Who We Be by Jeff Chang

Mister Monkey by Francine Prose

Black Wave by Michelle Tea

Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet

*Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

*White Rage by Carol Anderson

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Wangs Vs the World by Jade Chang

*The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

*The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

2016 Reads

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Hystopia by David Means

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves

The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell

Bipolar Faith by Monica Coleman

A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

I Am No One by Patrick Flannery

Doc by Mary Doria Russell

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Red Lights by Georges Simenon

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi

Greetings from Utopia Park by Claire Hoffman

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada

Hill by Jean Giono

H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

*The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Dooland and Harold Morris by Leanne Shapton

*LaRose by Louise Erdrich

The Letter of Marque by Patrick O’Brian

The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Alive by Piers Paul Read

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang

There Were No Windows by Norah Hoult

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

*Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø

The Weird World of Wes Beattie by John Norman Harris

The Whites by Richard Price

Carmen and Other Stories by Prosper Mérimée

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Bellwether by Connie Willis

Oreo by Fran Ross

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Masculinity in Breaking Bad edited by Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw

So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano

Slade House by David Mitchell

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

2014 Reads

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm

The Translator by John Crowley

The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimar McBride

Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy

*Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick

The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley

God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet

Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner

*Under My Skin by Doris Lessing

The Guide by R. K. Narayan

*We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

A Kid for Two Farthings by Wolf Mankowitz

Tell It to a Stranger by Elizabeth Berridge

*The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

*The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Life at Grasmere by Dorothy Wordsworth

Marvel Civil War by Mark Millar

Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett

The Wee Free Men / A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

*The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan

*The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel

Secret Son by Laila Lailami

The Beckoning Lady by Margery Allingham

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Digital Disciple by Adam Thomas

*Thirst by Mary Oliver

Experiencing God Through Prayer by Jeanne Guyon

Call to Commitment by Elizabeth O’Connor

Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther

A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst

My Place by Sally Morgan

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Phoenix by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Ariel: The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath

The Explorer by James Smythe

The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison

Longbourn by Jo Baker

*Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Pyongyang by Guy Delisle

*The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong

Are You My Mother? and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Quicksand and Passing by Nella Larsen

A Jesuit Off-Broadway by James Martin

Some Prefer Nettles by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham

A Question of Power by Bessie Head

*The Ringed Castle by Dorothy Dunnett

The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

*The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

The Dark Child by Camara Laye

*The Silent Woman by Janet Malcolm

*No Name by Wilkie Collins

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (reread)

*Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

More Work for the Undertaker by Margery Allingham

The Tale of the Unknown Island by Jose Saramago

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

2013 Reads

The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall

Affinity by Sarah Waters

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe

The Guynd by Belinda Rathbone

Out of a Clear Sky by Sally Hinchcliffe

Joss Whedon and Religion edited by Anthony R. Mills, John W. Morehead, and J. Ryan Parker

The Professor by Charlotte Brontë

Waiting for My Cats to Die by Stacy Horn

Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler

The Earth Hums in B-Flat by Mari Strachan

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Lapsing by Jill Paton Walsh

The Sonnets by Warwick Collins

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

Stitches by Anne Lamott

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

Pawn in Frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Coroner’s Pidgin by Margery Allingham

The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

* Gilead by Marilynn Robinson (reread)

How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall

*Song of the Dodo by David Quammen

*Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Angel by Elizabeth Taylor

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Good Behaviour by Molly Keane

It by Stephen King

The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy

Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

Traitor’s Purse by Margery Allingham

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A Fountain Filled with Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

*The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett

Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing edited by Rob Spillman

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Lion’s World by Rowan Williams

There but for the by Ali Smith

The Ionian Mission by Patrick O’Brian

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

*Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham

Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid

The Heart of Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Strangers in Paradise (Volumes 1 and 2) by Terry Moore

Stet: An Editor’s Life by Diana Athill

The Sacrament of the Present Moment by Jean-Pierre Caussade

Mariana by Monica Dickens

Queens’ Play by Dorothy Dunnett

*Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Frost in May by Antonia White

The Body and Society by Peter Brown

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

House-Bound by Winifred Peck

The Village by Marghanita Laski

Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

*Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

*What Happened to Sophie Wilder by Christopher Beha

Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Soderberg

The Beautiful Indifference: Stories by Sarah Hall

Read Hard edited by Ed Park

The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian

The Gate by Natsume Sōseki

Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen

Kiku’s Prayer by Shūsaku Endō

The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (reread)

The Idolatry of God by Peter Rollins

2012 Reads

*Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

*The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian

Climates by Andre Maurois

Testing the Current by William McPherson

The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine

The Wild Boy of Aveyron by Harlan Lane

The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee

The First Christmas by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

The Romeo Flag by Carolyn Hougan

Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James

Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver

Between Heaven and Mirth by James Martin

Miss Buncle Married by D.E. Stevenson

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk

*Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

We’re Flying by Peter Stamm

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas

The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories, edited by Tom Shippey 1, 2, 3

The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

The Wine of Solitude by Irène Némirovsky

The Faith Club by Rayna Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

*Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

*The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

*The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen/The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

Abraham’s Children edited by Kelly James Clark

*The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

*Garment of Shadows by Laurie King

Fables 14–16 by Bill Willingham

The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone

*Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata

The Killing Doll by Ruth Rendell

Nom de Plume by Carmela Ciuraru

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Journalism by Joe Sacco

The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong

The Mauritius Command by Patrick O’Brian

*Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale

Adeline Mowbray by Amelia Alderson Opie

A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America by Barbara Jensen

Mission to Paris by Alan Furst

Forged by Bart Ehrman

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays

The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald

Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Battle for the Arab Spring by Lin Noueihed and Alex Warren

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Trapeze by Simon Mawer

Jazz by Toni Morrison

*The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

American Gospel by Jon Meacham

*11/22/63 by Stephen King

A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee

Watching the English by Kate Fox

*This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You: Stories by Jon McGregor

*When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Shooting in the Dark by Carolyn Hougan

A Spirituality of Living by Henri Nouwen

A Kierkegaard Anthology by Søren Kierkegaard

The New Republic by Lionel Shriver

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

Sweet Danger by Margery Allingham

True by Riika Pulkkinen

The Good Father by Noah Hawley (abandoned)

Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit by Laura Penny (abandoned)

Millennium People by J.G. Ballard (audio)

*The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

*Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

*If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino

Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane

My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (audio)

*HMS Surprise by Patrick O’Brian

Eep! by Joke van Leeuwen

Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian

Havana Blue by Leonardo Padura (abandoned)

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Saacheri (abandoned)

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sidetracked by Henning Mankell

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt

Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance by Jack and Rochelle Sutin

*In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Police at the Funeral by Margery Allingham

Quiet by Susan Cain

Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Piñeiro

The Exception by Christian Jungerson

The Lie by Petra Hammesfahr

*A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin (audio)

*The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch (abandoned)

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (audio)

Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg

The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato

2011 Reads

Deep River by Shusaku Endo

The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai

*What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Zorro by Isabel Allende (audio)

The Winding Road (Morland Dynasty #34) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick

The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

Everybody’s Right by Paulo Sorrentino (abandoned)

The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Glass by Sam Savage

The Taker by Alma Katsu

The Arrogant Years by Lucette Lagnado (abandoned)

Holy War by Nigel Cliff (abandoned)

Titus Awakes by Maeve Gilmore (abandoned)

You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero (reread)

River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (audio)

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Irma Voth by Miriam Toews

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (audio; reread)

Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Little, Big by John Crowley

The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe

Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

The Enchanted April (audio) by Elizabeth von Arnim

Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

After Midnight by Irmgard Keun

*The Book of Night Women (audio) by Marlon James

The World at Night by Alan Furst

So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor

The Fallen Kings (Morland Dynasty #32) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

*Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Fair Food by Oran Hesterman

I, Claudius by Robert Graves

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill

*Pirate King by Laurie R. King

*Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

The Gyrth Chalice Mystery by Margery Allingham

The Family That Couldn’t Sleep by D. T. Max (audio)

A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren

The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Why Jane Austen?  by Rachel Brownstein

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart

The Foreign Field (Morland Dynasty #31) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Children of Men by P.D. James

*The Waste Lands by Stephen King

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro (audio)

Spirits of Just Men by Charles B. Thompson Jr.

Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King

The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake

The Painted Drum (audio) by Louise Erdrich

Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice

*Nox by Anne Carson

Floater by Calvin Trillin

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette

*The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

Take This Bread by Sara Miles

Martin Misunderstood by Karin Slaughter (audio)

Out of the Blackout by Robert Barnard

The Measure of Days (Morland Dynasty #30) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Flight by Sherman Alexie (audio)

French Leave by Anna Gavalda

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

Tigerlily’s Orchids by Ruth Rendell

*Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner

The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

Miss New India by Bharati Mukhergee

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

The White Devil by Justin Evans

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

Small Memories by José Saramago

White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Defiance by Nechama Tec (audio)

There Is No Year by Blake Butler

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The Best American Magazine Writing: 2009 edited by Chris Anderson

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë

The Crucified God by Jürgen Moltmann

We Had It So Good by Linda Grant

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (audio)

The Great Starvation Experiment by Todd Tucker

Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh

Solo by Rana Dasgupta

The Shadow of What We Were by Luis Sepúlveda

Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

Triangle by Katharine Weber

The White Road (Morland Dynasty #28) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos

Roots of Evil by Sarah Rayne

The Myth of Certainty by Daniel Taylor

The Genius Factory by David Plotz

The Glass Cell by Patricia Highsmith

The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre (audio)

The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein

Deeper Than Words: Living the Apostles’ Creed by David Steindl-rast

Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann

The Restless Sea (Morland Dynasty #27) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates

Feathers (audio) by Jacqueline Woodson

The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande (audio)

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (reread)

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (audio)

Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryu Murakami

The Dream Kingdom (Morland Dynasty #26) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Piano Teacher (audio) by Janice Y.K. Lee

Spinster by Sylvia Ashton-Warner

The Oresteia by Aeschylus

*Silence by Shusaku Endo (reread)

The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard

Mistress of the Elgin Marbles by Susan Nagel

The Tapestry of Love Rosy Thornton

*To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin, SJ

Dear American Airlines (audio) by Jonathan Miles

The Radleys by Matt Haig

The Question (Morland Dynasty #25) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

2010 Reads

The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant

King Hereafter (reread) by Dorothy Dunnett

Resistance (audio) by Agnes Humbert

The Dark Half by Stephen King

The Belgariad, Part I by David Eddings

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

*He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope

Juliet, Naked (audio) by Nick Hornby

The Homecoming (Morland Dynasty #24) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (audio)

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton (audio)

After Claude by Iris Owens

I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

Paradise Lost by John Milton

A Void by Georges Perec

Be Near Me by Andrew O’Hagan (audio)

I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki

So Much for That by Lionel Shriver

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (reread)

Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero (audio)

The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburō Ōe

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

*Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson

Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World by Nicholas Ostler

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. 2 (audio) by M.T. Anderson

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Guarding the Golden Door by Roger Daniels

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1 (audio) by M.T. Anderson

The Chalet Girl by Kate Lace

The Cause (Morland Dynasty #23) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Convent by Panos Karnezis

Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent (abandoned)

*Great House by Nicole Krauss

My Invented Country by Isabel Allende (audio)

What Good Is God? by Philip Yancey

Misery by Stephen King

The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart (abandoned)

The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass

Half Magic by Edward Eager (audio)

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (reread)

The Mirage (Morland Dynasty #22) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (audio)

Godric by Frederick Buechner

Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

The Language of God by Francis Collins

Devotion by Howard Norman

Henrietta’s War by Joyce Dennys

The Professor’s House by Willa Cather

Reading Like a Writer (audio) by Francine Prose

Waiting for God by Simone Weil

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen (abandoned)

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor (reread)

Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America by Ray Suarez

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (audio)

*Howard’s End by E.M. Forster (reread)

War on the Margins by Libby Cone

The Outcast (Morland Dynasty #21) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson (audio)

The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Wrong by David H. Freedman

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (audio)

Small Island by Andrea Levy

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

The Winter Journey (Morland Dynasty #20) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

*Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (audio)

*The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

*Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Slaughterhouse Five (audio) by Kurt Vonnegut

The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents in America by Pati Navalta Poblete

The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay

Fables 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham

*Before the Fact by Francis Iles

The Hidden Shore (Morland Dynasty #19) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Glass Castle (audio) by Jeannette Walls

*The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King

*The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King

2017by Olga Slavnikova (abandoned)

Every Eye by Isobel English

Prince Rupert’s Teardrop by Lisa Glass

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (audio) by Haruki Murakami

*Till We Have Faces (reread) by C.S. Lewis

Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson

The Abyss (Morland Dynasty #18) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

*Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Nineteen Seventy Four by David Peace

On Art and Life by John Ruskin

The Other Side of the Dale by Gervase Phinn

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)

Kim (audio) by Rudyard Kipling

The Partly Cloudy Patriot (audio) by Sarah Vowell

*The Two Towers (reread) 1, 2 by J.R.R. Tolkien

*Ptolemy’s Gate (audio) by Jonathan Stroud

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer

The Poison Tree (Morland Dynasty #17) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry

Hush by Jacqueline Woodson

*Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

The Golem’s Eye (audio) by Jonathan Stroud

Corrag by Susan Fletcher

Once Upon a Time in Englandby Helen Walsh

The Fellowship of the Ring, Part 1, Part 2 (Reread) by J.R.R. Tolkien

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Spare Room by Helen Garner

The Devil’s Horse (Morland Dynasty #16) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Amulet of Samarkand (audio) by Jonathan Stroud

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor

Family Britain, 1951–1957 by David Kynaston

The Reckoning (Morland Dynasty #15) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (audio)

Testament by Alis Hawkins

The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson (audio)

*Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

*Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (audio)

To Siberia by Per Petterson

*The Campaigners by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (Morland Dynasty #14)

2009 Reads

*The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

*The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (reread)

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (audio)

Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton

Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum (audio)

Winter’s End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Plato and a Platypus Walked into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

The Regency (Morland Dynasty #13) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (audio)

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (reread)

How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (audio)

Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (audio, reread)

Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin (audio)

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Victory (Morland Dynasty #12) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl (audio)

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

*Summertime by J. M. Coetzee

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Vanilla Beans and Brodo by Isabella Dusi

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (audio)

*The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (audio; reread)

*The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood by “Cheeta” (aka James Lever)

The Emperor (Morland Dynasty #11) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (audio; reread)

*Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

The Rapture by Liz Jensen

The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (reread)

*Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Woman at the Washington Zoo by Marjorie Williams

Swallowing the Sun by David Park

The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World by Paul Collins

*Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (audio)

The Tangled Thread (Morland Dynasty #10) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Meaning of Jesus by Marcus J. Borg and N. T. Wright

The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha

Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni

Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford

After Dark by Haruki Murakami (audio)

In the Kitchen by Monica Ali

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (audio)

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Flood-Tide (Morland Dynasty #9) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (audio; reread)

Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Fables (Books 1-11) by Bill Willingham

Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black (audio)

The Maiden (Morland Dynasty #8) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Chevalier (Morland Dynasty #7) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (reread; audio)

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

In Search of London by H.V. Morton

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (audio)

*Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)

The Long Shadow (Morland Dynasty #6) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (audio)

Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing

*The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

*Cakes and Ale by W Somerset Maugham

The Black Pearl (Morland Dynasty #5) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark (audio)

Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

*The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon (audio)

Jenny and the Jaws of Life by Jincy Willett

Pirahna to Scurfy and Other Storiesby Ruth Rendell (audio)

The Economist Book of Obituaries by Keith Colquon and Ann Wroe

Asylum by Patrick McGrath

Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon

Himalaya by Michael Palin (audio)

Dating Jesus by Susan Campbell

The Oak Apple (Morland Dynasty #4) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (reread, audio)

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

2008 Reads (in reverse chronological order)

The Princeling (Morland Dynasty #3) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Sister by Poppy Adams

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander

*On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (audio)

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (audio)

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

100 Cats Who Changed Civilization by Sam Stall

From A to X by John Berger

*Home by Marilynne Robinson

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, and Camille Kingsolver (audio)

Daphneby Justine Picardie

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

101 Best Scenes Ever Written by Barnaby Conrad (abandoned)

The Dark Rose (Morland Dynasty #2) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda

*Blindness by Jose Saramago

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (audio)

Slam by Nick Hornby

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

*Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (reread, audio)

A Very Private Enterprise by Elizabeth Ironside (abandoned, 50% read)

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

*The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

*The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Founding (Morland Dynasty #1) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (audio)

*The Glass of Time by Michael Cox

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King (audio)

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (abandoned, 25% read)

*The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz (audio)

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Touchstone by Laurie R. King

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (audio)

The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

What Is the What? by Dave Eggers (audio)

A Case of  Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

*1984 by George Orwell (audio, reread)

The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer

The English American by Alison Larkin

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (audio)

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

*The Double by Jose Saramago

So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger (audio)

The Minotaur by Barbara Vine

The Abstinence Teacher

by Tom Perrotta

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

There and Back Again: An Actor’s Taleby Sean Astin (audio)

Eat This Documentby Dana Spiotta

Everything Bad Is Good for You by Steven Johnson

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (audio)

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Giving by Bill Clinton (audio)

King and Joker by Peter Dickinson

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (audio)

Birds of a Feather: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (audio)

A Crack in the Edge of the World : America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (audio)

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney

Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson

Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson

It’s Superman: A Novel by Tom DeHaven

The Know-It-All by A. J. Jacobs (audio)

The March by E.L. Doctorow

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (audio)

Monster of God by David Quamman

* Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham

*Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (reread)

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (audio)

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

Queen Isabella by Alison Weir (audio)

2007 Reads (in alphabetical order)

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Big Year: A Tale of Man Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik

Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy by Lindsay Moran

The Case of the Missing Books: A Mobile Library Mystery by Ian Sansom

Cell by Stephen King

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice

Don’t Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K Le Guin

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

*The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness by James Campbell

Food and Loathing : A Life Measured Out in Calories by Betsy Lerner

The Foundation Trilogy by Issac Asimov

Freedom : The Story of My Second Life by Malika Oufkir

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

The Girl Who Walked Home Alone : Bette Davis A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley

*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

*The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Human Stain by Philip Roth

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

*Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London by Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

*The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm by Juliet Nicolson

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman

The Rottweiler by Ruth Rendell

Rumspringa : To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman

The Ruins by Scott Smith

Saturday by Ian McEwan

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Son of a Witch by Gregory Macguire

*The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams

*A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Time Quartet by Madeleine L’Engle

The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher

The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

The White by Deborah Larsen

The World According to Garp by John Irving

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

*The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

2006 Reads (in alphabetical order)

Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell

*Adam Bede by George Eliot

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

*Atonement by Ian McEwan

Bait and Switch: The Futile Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank by Ellen Feldman

The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier by Scott Zesch

The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket

The Crimson Petal and The White by Michel Faber

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Descent into Hell by Charles Williams

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

The End by Lemony Snicket

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

*Extremely Loud and Dangerously Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern

Fallen by David Maine

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte

*Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

Grendel by John Gardner

Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Human Story: Our History From the Stone Age to Today by James C. Davis

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Jesus Land by Julia Scheerer

Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg

*Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

*Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King

Lost and Foundby Carolyn Parkhurst

Many Dimensions by Charles Williams

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

The Pedant’s Revolt: Know What Know-It-Alls Know by Andrea Barham

The Preservationist by David Maine

The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn

Screening the Sacred: Religion Myth and Ideology in Popular American Film by Joel W. Martin

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella

*Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Snobbery by Joseph Epstein

The Survivor : Bill Clinton in the White House by John F. Harris

The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis

Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Under the Banner of Heaven : A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

War in Heaven by Charles Williams

A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

Whose Bible Is It? by Jaroslav Pelikan

Zorro: A Novel by Isabel Allende

1 Response to Book List: Teresa

  1. Heather J. says:

    Theresa –

    THANK YOU for your comment on my blog about Bouchercon. I hadn’t even notice Laurie R. King’s name on the list – I’ve read one of her books and LOVED it! I will definitely be looking to meet her on Saturday night.

    – Heather

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