Reading List Archive

2016 | Go to 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

  1. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Marra) | January
  2. God Help the Child (Morrison)
  3. VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health… For Good (Bittman)
  4. Longbourn (Baker)
  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Kondo)
  6. H is for Hawk (MacDonald)
  7. Undermajordomo (deWitt)
  8. Voices from Chernobyl (Alexievich)
  9. A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (Murakami) | February
  10. When Adam Opens His Eyes (Jang)
  11. No One Writes Back (Jang)
  12. Jack (Homes)
  13. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (Yapa)
  14. Between the World and Me (Coates)
  15. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel (Joyce)
  16. Dietland (Walker)
  17. Why Not Me? (Kaling)
  18. My Year of Running Dangerously (Foreman)
  19. Golden Age: A Novel (Smiley)
  20. I Loved You More (Spanbauer)
  21. Looking for Alaska (Green) | March
  22. Blood Will Out (Kirn)
  23. Portnoy’s Complaint (Roth)
  24. Lovely, Dark, Deep (Oates)
  25. The Fever (Abbott)
  26. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Oyeyemi)
  27. A Head Full of Ghosts (Tremblay)
  28. The Bell Jar (Plath)
  29. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (Leovy) | April
  30. The Turner House (Flournoy)
  31. Absurdistan (Shteyngart)
  32. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (Smith)
  33. Summerlong (Bakopoulos)
  34. The Rules of Attraction (Ellis)
  35. The Year of the Runaways (Sahota)
  36. I Feel Bad About My Neck (Ephron)
  37. Satin Island (McCarthy) | May
  38. The Sellout (Beatty)
  39. The Empathy Exams (Jamison)
  40. A Doubter’s Almanac (Canin)
  41. Ready Player One (Cline)
  42. The Heart Goes Last: A Novel (Atwood)
  43. Pretty Girls (Slaughter) | June
  44. In Cold Blood (Capote)
  45. The Grownup (Flynn)
  46. Last Night in Montreal (St. John Mandel)
  47. M Train (Smith)
  48. Please Understand Me II (Keirsey)
  49. My True Type (Drenth)
  50. Last Night (Salter)
  51. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (Acemoglu)
  52. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (Johnson)
  53. South of the Border, West of the Sun (Murakami)
  54. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Murakami)
  55. Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir (Lakshmi) | July
  56. Wreck and Order (Tennant-Moore)
  57. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology (Remini/Paley)
  58. Yes Please (Poehler)
  59. Everybody’s Fool (Russo)
  60. Homegoing (Gyasi)
  61. The Notorious RBG (Carmon/Knizhnik)
  62. The Year of Magical Thinking (Didion)
  63. The Nest (D’Aprix Sweeney)
  64. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
  65. The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien) | August
  66. My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel (Strout)
  67. In Other Words (Lahiri)
  68. The Cuckoo’s Calling (Galbraith)
  69. Sweetbitter: A Novel (Danler) | September
  70. A Handmaid’s Tale (Atwood)
  71. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice (Sittenfeld)
  72. The Sociopath Next Door (Stout)
  73. Bodega Dreams (Quinonez)
  74. Heat and Light (Haigh)
  75. Mischling (Konar) | October
  76. Don’t You Cry (Kubica)
  77. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Rowling)
  78. Here I Am (Foer)
  79. Commonwealth (Pachett)
  80. The Life We Bury (Eskens) | November
  81. Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening (Robinson)
  82. Girl in the Dark: A Novel (Pauw)
  83. The Door (Szabo) | December
  84. Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball (Murakami)

2015 | Go to 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2016

  1. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Aslan) | January
  2. Americanah (Adichie)
  3. The Stepford Wives (Levin)
  4. Lucky Us (Bloom)
  5. Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro)
  6. Leaving Time (Picoult)
  7. The Night Circus (Morgenstern)
  8. Crazy Rich Asians (Kwan) | February
  9. Without You, There is No Us (Kim)
  10. Wild (Strayed)
  11. We Are Not Ourselves (Thomas)
  12. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (Sendker)
  13. Swamplandia! (Russell)
  14. The Girl on the Train (Hawkins)
  15. I am Pilgrim (Hayes) | March
  16. Gilead (Robinson)
  17. Redeployment (Klay) | March
  18. Presumed Innocent (Turow) | April
  19. You are One of Them (Holt)
  20. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Joyce)
  21. A Little Life (Yanagihara)
  22. The Buried Giant (Ishiguro)
  23. Black River (Hulse)
  24. Aquarium (Vann)
  25. Etta and Otto and Russell and James (Hooper) | May
  26. The Known World (Jones)
  27. The Safety of Objects (Homes)
  28. The Story of the Human Body (Lieberman)
  29. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Wright)
  30. Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner City America (Kennedy)
  31. The Sympathizer (Nguyen) | June
  32. The Fortress of Solitude (Lethem)
  33. Church of Marvels (Parry)
  34. The Bone Clocks (Mitchell)
  35. Carthage (Oates) | July
  36. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (Gourevitch)
  37. One Kick (Cain)
  38. The Lifted Veil (Eliot)
  39. The Boys in the Boat (Brown)
  40. All of the Splendid Things We Planned (Bailey)
  41. Orange is the New Black (Kerman)
  42. The Help (Stockett)
  43. Speak (Hall)
  44. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Murakami)
  45. The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Lepore)
  46. Black Swan Green (Mitchell) | August
  47. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Flynn)
  48. Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (Krakauer)
  49. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Stein)
  50. The Big Sleep (Chandler)
  51. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace (Hobbs)
  52. The Paying Guests (Waters)
  53. Trail of Broken Wings (Badani)
  54. Cutting for Stone (Verghese) | September
  55. Not That Kind of Girl (Dunham)
  56. All that Followed (Urza)
  57. Go Set a Watchman (Lee)
  58. Purity (Franzen) | October
  59. Bad Feminist: Essays (Gay)
  60. This is a Story of a Happy Marriage (Patchett)
  61. Autobiography of a Face (Grealy)
  62. The Valley of the Dolls (Susann)
  63. The Bonobo and the Atheist (de Waal)
  64. Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana (Azerrad)
  65. Running and Being: The Total Experience (Sheehan)
  66. Missoula: Rape and Justice System in a College Town (Krakauer) | November
  67. The Residence: The Private World of the White House (Brower)
  68. On the Edge (St. Aubyn)
  69. Rosemary’s Baby (Levin)
  70. Fortune Smiles (Johnson)
  71. Slade House (Mitchell)
  72. The Tsar of Love and Techno (Marra)
  73. Girl at War (Novic)
  74. Beautiful You (Palahniuk)
  75. We Were Liars (Lockhart)
  76. Some Luck (Smiley)
  77. Early Warning (Smiley) | December
  78. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (Kaling)
  79. The Reason I Jump (Higashida)
  80. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Riggs)
  81. Joseph Anton: A Memoir (Rushdie)
  82. The Good Girl (Kubica)
  83. Pretty Baby (Kubica)
  84. Gold Fame Citrus (Watkins)
  85. A Thousand Acres (Smiley)
  86. A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel (Tyler)

2014 | Go to 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2015 | 2016

  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Skloot) | December
  2. The Language of Flowers (Diffenbaugh)
  3. The Children Act (McEwan)
  4. The Invention of Wings (Kidd)
  5. Big Little Lies (Moriarty)
  6. The Patrick Melrose Novels (St. Aubyn)
  7. The Little Friend (Tartt)
  8. The Glass Castle (Walls) | November
  9. Station Eleven: A Novel (Mandel)
  10. Lila (Robinson)
  11. Lolita (Nabokov)
  12. Jude the Obscure (Hardy) | October
  13. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Diaz)
  14. The Last Time I Died (Nelms)
  15. Run (Pachett)
  16. The Emperor’s Children (Messud)
  17. Orphan Train (Kline) | September
  18. Sweet Tooth (McEwan)
  19. The Good Lord Bird (McBride)
  20. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation (Anderson)
  21. Everything I Never Told You (Ng) | August
  22. The Dinner (Koch)
  23. Life After Life (Atkinson)
  24. Fourth of July Creek (Henderson)
  25. The Lowland (Lahiri)
  26. Mr. Fox (Oyeyemi)
  27. The Book Thief (Zusak) | July
  28. All the Light We Cannot See (Doerr)
  29. Tell the Wolves I’m Home (Brunt)
  30. The Color Master: Stories (Bender)
  31. The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel (Henriquez)
  32. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel (Bender)
  33. The Woman Upstairs (Messud)
  34. Defending Jacob (Landay)
  35. Mary Coin: A Novel (Silver) | June
  36. A Visit from the Goon Squad (Egan)
  37. Shutter Island (Lehane)
  38. Brain on Fire (Cahalan)
  39. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Taraborelli) | May
  40. After the Quake (Murakami)
  41. Ruby (Bond)
  42. The Sense of an Ending (Barnes)
  43. Tenth of December (Saunders)
  44. The Burgess Boys: A Novel (Strout)
  45. The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel (Gaiman)
  46. Sharp Objects: A Novel (Flynn)
  47. Breaking Dawn (Meyer)
  48. Eclipse (Meyer)
  49. New Moon (Meyer) | April
  50. Twilight (Meyer)
  51. The Circle (Eggers)
  52. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Taylor)
  53. All our Names (Mengestu)
  54. The People in the Trees (Yanagihara)
  55. The Kept (Scott)
  56. The Crane Wife (Ness)
  57. Boy, Snow, Bird (Oyeymi)
  58. A Tale for the Time Being (Ozeki)
  59. The Antelope Wife (Erdrich) | March
  60. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Foer)
  61. The Big House (Colt)
  62. Mystic River (Lehane)
  63. Townie (Dubus)
  64. Sisterland (Sittenfield)
  65. Everything is Illuminated (Foer)
  66. What is the What (Eggers) | February
  67. Behind of the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Boo)
  68. The Dressmaker (Alcott)
  69. The Other Side of Normal (Smoller)
  70. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House (Baker)

2013 | Go to 2011 | 2012 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

  1. Walk Me Home (Hyde)
  2. The Goldfinch (Tartt)
  3. Nickel Plated (Davis)
  4. Allegiant (Roth)
  5. Insurgent (Roth)
  6. Divergent (Roth)
  7. The End of Everything: A Novel (Abbott)
  8. How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life (Skidelsky)
  9. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Gladwell)
  10. Son (Lowry)
  11. Messenger (Lowry)
  12. Gathering Blue (Lowry)
  13. Dear Life: Stories (Munro)
  14. The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel (Johnson)
  15. Before I go to Sleep (Watson)
  16. Thirteen Reasons Why (Asher)
  17. The Fault in Our Stars (Green)
  18. Memory Wall: Stories (Doerr)
  19. Lean In (Sandberg)
  20. Eleanor and Park (Rowell)
  21. American Pastoral (Roth)
  22. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Chbosky)
  23. You Were Never Really Here (Ames)
  24. After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story (Hainey)
  25. The Round House (Erdrich)
  26. The Center Cannot Hold (Saks)
  27. Bastard Out of Carolina (Allison)
  28. Days of Blood and Starlight (Taylor)
  29. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Taylor)
  30. Prep (Sittenfield)
  31. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (Sheff)
  32. Beautiful Boy (Sheff)
  33. The Emerging Democratic Majority (Judis & Teixeira)
  34. Salt, Sugar, Fat (Moss)
  35. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Murakami)

2012Go to 2011 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

  1. the wisdom of psychopaths (dutton)
  2. You Deserve Nothing (Maksik)
  3. scandal (endo)
  4. the assistant (malamud)
  5. A Sleep and Forgetting (Howells)
  6. Dead End Gene Pool (Burden)
  7. I’ll never get out of this world alive (Earle)
  8. the light between oceans (stedman)
  9. the beautiful and the damned: a portrait of new India (Deb)
  10. People Who Eat Darkness (Parry)
  11. A Hologram for the King (Eggers)
  12. Beautiful Ruins (Walter)
  13. We Sinners: A Novel (Pylvainen)
  14. Elizabeth Street (Fabiano)
  15. The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son (Brown)
  16. Ten Thousand Saints (Henderson)
  17. Dark Places (Flynn)
  18. Lone Wolf (Picoult)
  19. Gone Girl (Flynn)
  20. Dare Me: A Novel (Abbott)
  21. Steve Jobs (Isaacson)
  22. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking (Cain)
  23. Barefoot Running Step by Step (Saxton & Wallack)
  24. Off-Balance (Moceanu)
  25. eat and run (jurek)
  26. when you are engulfed in flames (sedaris)
  27. into thin air (krakauer)
  28. silver (mazer)
  29. norwegian wood (murakami)
  30. after dark (murakami)
  31. naked (sedaris)
  32. dress your family in corduroy and denim (seders)
  33. how the dead dream (millet)
  34. Mr. Norris Changes Trains (Isherwood)
  35. An American Dream (Mailer)
  36. a thousand cuts (lelic)
  37. sing you home (picoult)
  38. aunt julia and the scriptwriter (llosa)
  39. let the great world spin (mccann)
  40. all the pretty horses (mccarthy)
  41. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (Lewis)
  42. My Korean Deli: Risking it all for a Convenience Store (Howe)
  43. Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America (McCall)
  44. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun (Godwin)
  45. Room: A Novel (Donoghue)
  46. Less Than Zero (Ellis)
  47. Dave Barry’s Greatest Hits (Barry)
  48. Anthem (Rand)
  49. Bossypants (Fey)
  50. Liar’s Poker (Lewis)
  51. Fight Club (Palahniuk)
  52. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Ford)
  53. journey to the centre of the earth (verne)
  54. sons from afar (voigt)
  55. swiftly tilting planet (l’engle)
  56. good night, mr. tom (magorian)

2011 | Go to 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

  1. olive kitteridge (strout)
  2. little princess (hodge)
  3. the kiss (harrison)
  4. you know who you are (dolnick)
  5. Dear Husband (Oates)
  6. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Murakami)
  7. audition (murakami)
  8. the mandarins (de beauvoir)
  9. a solitary blue (voigt)
  10. the lake (yoshimoto)
  11. born to run (mcdougall)
  12. the wonderful wizard of oz (baum)
  13. unbroken: a world war II story of survival, resilience, and redemption (hillenbrand)
  14. how the mistakes were made: a novel (mcmahon)
  15. last exit to brooklyn (Shelby)
  16. fifth avenue, 5 a.m.: audrey hepburn, breakfast at tiffany’s and the dawn of the modern woman (Wasson)
  17. appetite: why women want (Knapp)
  18. New York (Rutherford)
  19. mockingjay (Collins)
  20. catching fire (Collins)
  21. the hunger games (Collins)
  22. no country for old men (McCarthy)
  23. The Inheritance of Loss (Desai)
  24. World Light (Laxness)
  25. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Carver)
  26. Just Kids (Smith)
  27. Raymond Carver (Sklenicka)
  28. The Pillars of the Earth (Follett)
  29. The Happiness Project (Rubin)
  30. Drinking: A Love Story (Knapp)
  31. The Corrections (Franzen)
  32. Cry, the Beloved Country (Paton)
  33. House Rules (Picoult)
  34. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Murakami)
  35. In the Evil Hour (Marquez)
  36. Face of Another (Abe)
  37. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Diamond)
  38. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Lewis)
  39. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (Frost)
  40. This Book Will Save Your Life (Homes)
  41. You Don’t Love Me Yet (Lethem)
  42. In the Woods (French)
  43. Revolutionary Road (Yates)
  44. Things You Should Know: A Collection of Stories (Homes)
  45. Freedom (Franzen)
  46. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Larsson)
  47. Girl Who Played with Fire (Larsson)
  48. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Larsson)
  49. Fountainhead (Rand)
  50. This Side of Paradise (Fitzgerald)
  51. Ordinary Resurrections (Kozol)
  52. Cathedral Within (Shore)
  53. Friday Night Lights (Bissinger)
  54. A Change of Heart (Picoult)
  55. Plain Truth (Picoult)
  56. What the Dog Saw (Gladwell)
  57. A Gate at the Stairs (Moore)
  58. Zeitoun (Eggers)
  59. The Road (McCarthy)
  60. The Ask (Lipsyte)
  61. Cleopatra: A Life (Schiff)
  62. The Room (Selby)
  63. In the Lake of the Woods (O’Brien)
  64. Wake Up Sir! (Ames)

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