Past Reads

2016
1. Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker
2. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 
3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
4. American Housewife by Helen Ellis
5. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
6. Us by David Nicholls
7. Notorious RGB by Irin Carmon
8. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9. The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian Sherman Alexie 
10. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
11. Becoming Nicole by Amy Nutt
12. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
13. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
14. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
15. Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova 
16. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
17. Point Omega by Don DeLillo
18. Euphoria by Lily King
19. The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzalez 
20. People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper
21. Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin
22. Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
23. When Break Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi 
24. Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
25. The Girls by Emma Cline
26. The Vacationers by Emma Straub
27. Imagine me Gone by Adam Haslett
28. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
29. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
30. The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church 
31. Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
32. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
33. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie 
34. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
35. Purity by Jonathan Franzen
36. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling and Company
37. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger 
38. An Innocent Abroad by The Lonely Planet 
39. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt 
40. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
41. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
42. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
43. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
44. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
45. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
46. Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
47. The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
48. "Master Harold"...and the boys by Athol Fugard 
49. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
50. The Mothers by Brit Bennett 
51. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 

2015
1. The Metamorphosis- Franz Kafka (74 pages)
2. I Am Radar- Reif Larsen (656 pages)
3. Sous Chef- Michael Gibney (240 pages) 
4. Station Eleven- Emily St. John Mandel (352 pages)
5. Olive Kitterridge- Elizabeth Strout (320 pages)
6. The Children Act- Ian McEwan (240 pages)
7. Chronicle of a Death Foretold- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (120 pages)
8. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage- Alice Munro (323 pages)
9. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (320 pages)
10. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (464 pages)
11. Gulp by Mary Roach (327 pages) 
12. Antigone by Sophocles (50 pages)
13. In the Best Interest of Students by Kelly Gallagher (210 pages)
14. Phenomenal by Leigh Ann Henion (275 pages)  
15. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (362 pages) 
16. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (336 pages)
17. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
18. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (331 pages) 
19. Home by Toni Morrison (145 pages)
20. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (354 pages)
21. Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
22. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
23. The Back of the House by Scott Haas (300 pages)
24. A Thousand Hills to Heaven by Josh Ruxin
25. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
26. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (560 pages) 
27. Why We Write by Meredith Maran
28. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
29. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
30. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee 
31. The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp
32. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
33. Still Alice by Lisa Genova 
34. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
35. The Martian by Andy Weir
36. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
37. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
38. In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib
39. The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson 
40. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers 
41. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
42. San Miguel by TC Boyle 
43. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
44. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
45. Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje
46. Light Boxes by Shane Johnson
47. The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up by Jacob Appel
48. Like Family by Paolo Giordano
49. This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison 
50. Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill
51. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Any Krouse Resenthanll
52. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

2014
1. The Girl Who Played with Fire- Stieg Larsson
2. The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got There- Amanda Ripley
3. The Longest Date- Cindy Chupack 
4. The Snow Child- Eowyn Ivey 
5. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth- Ina May Gaskin  
6. The Awakening- Kate Chopin
7. Five Star Billionaire- Tash Aw  
8. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian- Marina Lewycka 
9. The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion  
10. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe 
11. Oryx and Crake- Margaret Atwood 
12. Five Days at Memorial- Sheri Fink 
13. The House at the End of Hope Street- Menna van Praag 
14. Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad 
15. 4:09:32- Hal Higdon
16. The Happiest Baby on the Block- Harvey Karp 
17. Diary of a Bad Year- JM Coetzee  
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain 
19. The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne 
20. The World's Strongest Librarian- Josh Hanagarne 
21. The Last Letter from Your Lover- JoJo Moyes  
22. Walden on Wheels- Ken Ilgunas
23. We Need New Names- NoViolet Bulawayo 
24. The Selected Works of TS Spivet- Reif Larson
25. The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
26. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia- Mohsin Hamid 
27. The Goldfinch- Donna Tartt
28. Nocturnes- Kazuo Ishiguro
29. The Catcher in the Rye- JD Salinger  
30. The Year of the Flood- Margaret Atwood
31. 'Master Harold'... and the boys- Athol Fugard  
32. The Secret Place- Tana French
33. Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston  
34. Animal Farm- George Orwell 
35. 1983- George Orwell
36. Brave New World- Alduos Huxley
37. The Rosie Effect- Graeme Simsion
38. The Book of Unknown Americans- Christina Henriquez  
39. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
40. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
2013
1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
4. The Antagonist by Lynn Coady 
5. Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie Jr
6. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray 
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky  
8. Fathermucker by Greg Olear 
9. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston  
10. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann 
11. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards- Kristopher Jansma
12. Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar- Kelly Oxford
13. The Interestings- Meg Wolitzer  
14. Idiopathy- Sam Byers 
15. Where'd You Go, Bernadette- Maria Semple 
16. TransAtlantic- Colum McCann  
17. Ways of Going Home- Alejandro Zambra 
18. The Burning Air- Erin Kelly  
19. The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
20. Harley Loco- Rayya Eias  
21. Virgin Soul- Judy Juanita 
22. The Casual Vacancy- JK Rowling  
23. Yoga Bitch- Suzanne Morrison 
24. Maya's  Notebook- Isabel Allende  
25. Night Film- Marisha Pessl 
26. A Thousand Pardons- Jonathan Dee 
27. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald 
28. Appointment is Samarra-  John O'Hara
29. This Song is You- Arthur Phillips  
30. Ghana Must Go- Taiye Selasi
31. The Leftovers- Tom Perrotta 
32. Lord of Misrule- Jaimy Gordon 
33. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- Rebecca Skloot
34. A Map of Tulsa- Benjamin Lytal
35. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared- Jonas Jonasson
36. The Silver Linings Playbook- Matthew Quick
37. The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern
39. My Education- Susan Choi
39. The Art of Racing in the Rain- Garth Stein 
40. The Lover's Dictionary- David Levithan
41. Changing My Mind- Zadie Smith  
42. Sweet Tooth- Ian McEwan 
43. The Love Song of Jonny Valentine- Teddy Wayne 
44. The Underwater Welder- Jeff Lemire  
45. Americanah- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
46. Italian Ways- Tim Parks 
47. The Girl You Left Behind- JoJo Moyes 
48. Nine Inches- Tom Perrotta 
49. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye- Rachel Joyce 
50. Macbeth- William Shakespeare 
51. Necessary Errors- Caleb Crain 
52. Running in the Family- Michael Ondaatje 
53. What I Had Before You- Sarah Cornwell
54. Bridgette Jones' Diary- Helen Fielding 
55. Catch-22- Joseph Heller
56. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason- Helen Fielding  
57. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
58. Orange is the New Black- Piper Kerman 
59. The Crucible- Arthur Miller  
60. The Lowland- Jhumpa Lahiri 
61. Blindness- Jose Saramago 
62. The Circle- Dave Eggars

2012
1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank- Nathan Englander
2. Into Thin Air- Jon Krakauer 
3. The Time of the Doves- Merce Rodoreda 
4. Mildred Pierce- James Cain 
5. The Wonder Spot- Melissa Bank 
6. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth- Alexandria Robbins 
7. The Thieves of Manhattan- Adam Langer 
8. The Call- Yannick Murphy 
9. When the Killing's Done- TC Boyle 
10. An Uncommon Education- Elizabeth Percer 
11. Eating Animals- Jonathan Sanfran Foer 
12. Ella Minnow Pea- Mark Dunn 
13. Man Gone Down- Michael Thomas 
14. Beautiful Ruins- Jess Walter 
15. Our Tragic Universe- Scarlett Johnson  
16. A Single Man- Christopher Isherwood
17. Carry the One- Carol Anshaw 
18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain 
19. All Will Be Revealed- Robert Anthony Siegel 
20. The Barbarian Nurseries- Hector Tobar 
21. Family Fang- Kevin Wilson 
22. Eat & Run- Scott Jurek 
23. Habibi- Craig Thompson 
24. All Quiet on the Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque 
25. The Red House- Mark Haddon 
26. How to Read Literature Like a Professor- Thomas C. Foster 
27. In One Person- John Irving 
28. Let My People Go Surfing- Yvon Chouinard
29. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine- Alina Bronsky
30. Wild by Cheryl Strayed 
31. Luminous Airplanes- Paul La Farge 
32. Inside Scientology- Janet Reitman 
33. Underworld- Don DeLillo 
34. The Devil in Silver- Victor LaValle  
35. Arcadia- Lauren Groff 
36. The Age of Miracles- Karen Thompson Walker 
37. The Lost Art of Reading- Davin L Ulin 
38. Thank You For Arguing- Jay Heinrichs 
39. "Master Harold"... and the Boys- Athol Fugard 
40. Antigone- Sophocles  
41. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
42. Fun Home- Alison Bechdel 
43. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle 
44. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
45. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz 
46. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison  
47. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver 
48. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 
49. The Stranger by Albert Camus 
50. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs 
51. The Revenge of the Radioactive Woman by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
52. Tell the Wolves I'm Home-  Carol Rifka-Brunt
53. Vaclav & Lena- Haley Tanner
54. Great House- Nicole Krauss 
55. A Lesson Befofe Dying- Ernest J. Gaines 
56. The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
57. The Darlings- Cristina Algers 
58. Into the Wild- Jon Krakauer 
59. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running- Haruki Murakami
60. More Baths Less Talking- Nick Hornby  

2011  

1. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
2. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling 
4. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
5. The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World by Jennifer Baggett
6. 180 Degree South: Conquerors of the Useless by Chris Malloy
7. C by Tom McCarthy
8. Room by Emma Donoghue 
9. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall 
10. The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
11. Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee 
12. Kara Goucher's Running for Women by Kara Goucher 
13. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni 
14. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 
15. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman 
15. Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz 
16. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
17. Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez 
18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling 
19. Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape Our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul 
20. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
21. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
22. Run! by Dean Karnazes   
23. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farell 
24. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
25. Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie
26. The Accidental Athlete by John Bingham 
27. A Visit  From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 
28. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick 
29. Maybe Baby by Various Writers 
30. The Selected Works of TS Spivet by Reif Larsen
31. Antibiotic Resistance by Karl Drlica and David Perlin 
32. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides 
33. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
34. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
35. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
36. Marathon by Hal Higdon 
37. There But For The by Ali Smith 
38. The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adored Animal Vegetable Miracle -- I can vividly remember the days I spent reading that book - rushing home from work, eager to get back to it :)

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