Reads

2017
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs-Sally Mann
Uglies-Scott Westerfeld
Every Day-David Levithan
Experimentals-Hannah Mullen
All the Birds in the Sky-Charlie Jane Anders
A Man Called Ove-Fredrick Backman
A Gentleman in Moscow- Amor Towles
The Regional Office is Under Attack-Manuel Gonzales
Rivals in the Cit-Y.S. Lee
The Traitor in the Tunnel-Y.S. Lee
Summer Falls and other stories-Doctor Who collection
The Body at the Tower-Y.S. Lee
A Spy in the House-Y.S. Lee
Slow Horses-Mick Herron
Fever Dream-Samantha Schweblin
Bark skins-Annie Proulx
Reykjavik Nights-Arnaldur Indridason
The Nest-Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Behold the Dreamers-Imbolo Mbue
Moonglow-Micheal Chabon
Library of Souls-Ransom Riggs
Iceland’s Bell- Halldór Laxness (I tried, but couldn’t do it. I don’t know if it was the translation or what, but it was hard to follow).
Collected Stories-Ellen Gilchrist

2016
Hollow City-Ransom Riggs
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks-E. Lockhart
Aurora-Kim Stanley Robinson
Bellweather Rhapsody-Kate Racculia
Children of God-Mary Doria Russell
The Sparrow-Mary Doria Russell
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?-Lorrie Moore
Son-Lois Lowry
We Have Always Lived In the Castle-Shirley Jackson
Summerland-Michael Chabon
Slade House-David Mitchell
The Mapmaker’s Daughter-Laurel Corona
Underground Railroad-Colson Whitehead
Runaway-Alice Munro
You’ll Grow Out of It-Jessi Klein
Everybody’s Fool-Richard Russo
Career of Evil-Robert Galbraith
Rabbit, Run-John Updike
Sin in the Second City-Karen Abbott
Nobody’s Fool-Richard Russo
The Silkworm-Robert Galbraith
Wild Seed-Octavia Butler
A Spool of Blue Thread-Anne Tyler
Lionel Asbo-Martin Amis
Lock In-John Scalzi
Room-Emma Donoghue
Goddess-Kelly Gardiner
Bossypants-Tina Fey
The Sense of an Ending-Julian Barnes
Secondhand Souls-Christopher Moore
We Were Liars-E. Lockhart
Furiously Happy-Jenny Lawson
Fates and Furies-Lauren Groff
I Capture the Castle-Dodie Smith
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet-Becky Chambers
2015
The Girl on the Train-Paula Hawkins
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft-Various
Leaving Orbit-Margaret Lazarus Dean
Purity-Jonathan Franzen
When You Are Engulfed in Flames-David Sedaris
The Cuckoo’s Calling-Robert Galbraith
Station Eleven-Emily St. John Mandel
Dark Places-Gillian Flynn
Get in Trouble-Kelly Link
Code Name Verity-Elizabeth Wein
The Martian-Andy Weir
In the Unlikely Event-Judy Blume
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America-John Waters
All The Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doerr
Suite Francaise-Irene Nemirovsky
Acts of God-Ellen Gilchrist
Panic-Lauren Oliver
The Mechanical-Ian Tregillis
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania-Erik Larson
Wildwood-Colin Meloy
Gryphon-Charles Baxter
Lost Memory of Skin-Russell Banks
The Book of Strange New Things-Michael Faber
My Side of the Mountain-Jean George
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel-David Mitchell
Bringing up the Bodies-Hilary Mantel
Fledgling-Octavia E. Butler
Wolf Hall-Hilary Mantel
2014
Stone Mattress-Margaret Atwood
The Glass Castle-Jeannette Walls
The Bone Clocks-David Mitchell
Winesburg, Ohio-Sherwood Anderson
Relish:My Life in the Kitchen-Lucy Knisley
The Brain-Friendly Workplace-Erika Garms
Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited-Steve Krug
Equilateral: A Novel-Ken Kalfus
A Hologram for the King-David Eggers
Rooms-Lauren Oliver
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage-Haruki Murakami
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep-Philip K. Dick
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh-Michael Chabon
Angelmaker-Nick Harkaway
Threats-Amelia Gray
The Serpent of Venice-Christopher Moore
This is How You Lose Her-Junot Diaz
The Mars Trilogy-Kim Stanley Robinson
Rain of the Ghosts-Greg Wiseman
The Goldfinch-Donna Tartt
Cat Sense-John Bradshaw
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy-John LeCarre
The Circle-David Eggers
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Legacy: Legacy Premiere v. 1-Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
We are completely besides ourselves-Karen Joy Fowler
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum-Temple Grandin
In Sunlight and In Shadow-Mark Helprin
2013
Too Much Happiness-Alice Munro
The Leftovers-Tom Perrotta
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls-David Sedaris
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel-Neil Gaiman
Arcadia-Lauren Groff
MaddAddam-Margaret Atwood
How’s Your Drink? Cocktails, Culture and the Art of Drinking Well-Eric Felten
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation-Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (this is good but it is a SLOW read; gave up)
The Interestings-Meg Wolitzer
Pretty Good Number One: An American Family eats Tokyo-Matthew Amster-Burton
The Age of Miracles: A Novel-Karen Thompson Walker
Homely Girl, a Life: And Other Stories-Arthur Miller
How to Brew: everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time-John J. Palmer
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition-Charlie Papazian
The Naked Brewer: Fearless Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Rule-breaking Recipes-Christina Perozzi & Hallie Beaune
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie-Ayana Mathis
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life-Barbara Kingsolver
Les Misérables-Victor Hugo (gave up)
Developing Technical Training-Ruth Colvin Clark
Flight Behaviour-Barbara Kingsolver
The Group-Mary McCarthy
Just Kids-Patti Smith
When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories-Molly Ringwald
2012
Telegraph Avenue-Michael Chabon
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void-Mary Roach
River Thieves-Michael Crummey
Holidays on Ice-David Sedaris
Drown-Junot Diaz
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War-Max Brooks
The Monsters of Templeton-Lauren Groff
A Long Way Down-Nick Hornby
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist-Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The Year of the Flood-Margaret Atwood
Vile Bodies-Evelyn Waugh
Half Empty-David Rakoff
Sacre Bleu-Christopher Moore
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union-Michael Chabon
A Visit from the Goon Squad-Jennifer Egan
Thunderstruck-Erik Larson
Gone Girl-Gillian Flynn
The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern
The Messenger-Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue-Lois Lowry
The Giver-Lois Lowry
Cloud Atlas-David Mitchell
Parable of the Talents-Octavia Butler
Rules of Civility: A Novel-Amor Towles
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
Parable of the Sower-Octavia Butler
The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh-Evelyn Waugh
The Next Queen of Heaven-Gregory Maguire
Makers-Cory Doctorow
1Q84-Haruki Murakami
Pigs Have Wings-P.G. Wodehouse
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter-Seth Grahame-Smith
Ender’s Game-Orson Scott Card (I never need to read him again.)
Nemesis-Philip Roth
State of Wonder-Ann Patchett
Everything is Illuminated-Jonathan Safran Foer
Sixty Stories-Donald Barthelme (too absurd for my tastes–turned back in unfinished)
Varieties of Disturbance-Lydia Davis (couldn’t take it–turned it back in unfinished)
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin-Erik Larson
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay-Michael Chabon
Keeper of Dreams-Orson Scott Card
Alice in Zombieland-Lewis Carroll and Nickolas Cook
The Secret Adversary-Agatha Christie
The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses-2009, Bill Henderson, ed.
The Marriage Plot-Jeffrey Eugenides
At Last-Edward St. Aubyn
Five Children and It-Edith Nesbit
The Rook-Daniel O’ Malley
Great Expectations-Charles Dickens
The Fifth Discipline-Peter Senge (lord grant me the strength to finish this)
The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother’s Milk-Edward St. Aubyn
The Oblivion Seekers-Isabelle Eberhardt
Grimm’s Grimmest-some weird edit/compilation with no author
Complete Zombies Vs. Robots-Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood
The Sandman: Vol 1. Preludes & Nocturnes-Neil Gaiman
What’s Next, Gen X? – Tamara J. Erickson
Lacuna-Barbara Kingsolver
Zone One: A Novel-Colson Whitehead
2011
The Hunger Games trilogy-Suzanne Collins
Shantaram: A Novel-Gregory David Roberts
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
No one belongs here more than you-Miranda July
Thirteen Uncollected Stories by John Cheever-Franklin H. Dennis, ed.
Agatha Christie’s Detectives-Agatha Christie
Endgame-Frank Brady
The Help-Katheryn Stockett
Straight Up or on the Rocks: The Story of the American Cocktail-William Grimes
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children-Ransom Riggs
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest-Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire-Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg-Philip José Farmer
Tales of Time and Space-ed. Robert Olney
Freedom-Jonathan Franzen
Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences-Barbara Holland
2010
The Elephant’s Journey-Jose Saramago
Mary Ann in Autumn: A Tales of the City Novel-Armistead Maupin
The Living Dead 2-John Joseph Adams
Sex and Death to the Age 14-Spalding Gray
Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon-Dean Bakopoulos
The Stupidest Angel-Christopher Moore
Blindness-José Saramago
Chimera-John Barth
Tales of H. P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft-Joyce Carol Oates, ed.
Music Through the Floor: Stories-Eric Puchner
Then We Came To An End-Joshua Ferris
Gentlemen of the Road-Michael Chabon
Howl’s Moving Castle-Diana Wynne Jones
Fool-Christopher Moore
The Martian Chronicles-Ray Bradbury
Multimedia Learning-Richard Mayer
Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals-Ruth Colvin Clark
The Artful Eater-Edward Behr
Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales-Datlow and Windling, eds.
That Summertime Sound-Mathew Specktor
The Turning Point-Fritjof Capra
The American Short Story: A Collection of the Best Known and Most Memorable Stories by the Great American Authors-edited by Thomas K. Parkes
The Wind’s Twelve Quarters-Ursula K. LeGuin
2009
Winter’s Tale-Mark Helprin
Dangerous Laughter-Steven Millhauser
Sweet Thursday-John Steinbeck
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal-Christopher Moore
Community: The Structure of Belonging-Peter Block
A Dirty Job-Christopher Moore
Do Not Deny Me: Stories-Jean Thompson
Earth Abides-George R. Stewart
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference-Malcolm Gladwell
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America-Erik Larson
The Time Traveler’s Wife-Audrey Niffenegger
Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World-Margaret J. Wheatley
Slackonomics: Generation X in the Age of Creative Destruction-Lisa Chamberlain
Tough Choices-Carly Fiorina
Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!: Ten Principles for Leading Meetings That Matter-Marvin Weisbord & Sandra Janoff