Books I’ve Read

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Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch

The End of Everything, Megan Abbott

Reading Angel: The TV Spin-Off with a Soul, ed. Stacey Abbott

The Husbands and Wives Club, Laurie J. Abraham

American Furies, Sasha Abramsky

The Lambs of London, Peter Ackroyd

Thames: Sacred River, Peter Ackroyd

The Girl in a Swing, Richard Adams

The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison

Americanah, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Runaways, Brian Vaughn and Adrian Adolpha

The Great Night, Chris Adrian

River of Darkness, Rennie Airth

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

The War That Killed Achilles, Caroline Alexander

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party, Paul Alkebulan

Poppy Shakespeare, Clare Allan

The Savage, David Almond and Dave McKean

Skellig, David Almond

Which Brings Me to You, Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott

Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson

Woman, Natalie Angier

Games without Rules, Tamim Ansary

The Pill, Bernard Asbell

Case Histories, Kate Atkinson

Life after Life, Kate Atkinson

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancience World, Roger Atwood

Emma, Jane Austen

The Brooklyn Follies, Paul Auster

Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party, Curtis J. Austin

100 Bullets: The Counterfifth Detective, Bill Azzarello et. al.

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The Door to Time, Pierdomenico Baccalorio

The Twisted Thread, Charlotte Bacon

Which Brings Me to You, Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott

Can Any Mother Help Me?, Jenna Bailey

The Incident Report, Martha Baillie

In the Garden of Iden, Kage Baker

Sky Coyote, Kage Baker

Mendoza in Hollywood, Kage Baker

The Anthologist, Nicholson Baker

Silence Once Begun, Jesse Ball

Dark Quartet, Lynne Reid Banks

the Griffin and Sabine trilogy, Nick Bantock

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (trans.)

The Elfish Gene, Mark Barrowcliffe

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Lexicon, Max Barry

Giles Goat-Boy, John Barth

The Possessed, Elif Batuman

Carrie’s War, Nina Bawden

Tamsin, Peter Beagle

The Teleportation Accident, Ned Beauman

Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, Galen Beckett

No Bone Unturned, Jeff Benedict

The Habit of Art, Alan Bennett

The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim

Well Wished, Franny Billingsley

HHhH, Laurent Binet

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall

Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends, ed. Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge

Daughter of the Blood, Anne Bishop

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black

Virgin: An Untouched History, Hanne Blank

The Elementals, Francesca Lia Block

Story Time, Edward Bloor

Free for All, Don Borchert

The Creation of Anne Boleyn, Susan Bordo

The Children of Green Knowe, L.M. Boston

Gig, eds. John Bowe, Marisa Bowe, and Sabin Streeter

Starseeker, Tim Bowler

On the Origin of Stories, Brian Boyd

I’m Looking Through You, Jennifer Finney Boylan

The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury

Lady Audley’s Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Sweet Far Thing, Libba Bray

Midnight Never Come, Marie Brennan

A Star Shall Fall, Marie Brennan

Children of the Waters, Carleen Brice

Broken Glass Park, Alina Bronsky, translated by Tim Mohr

The Hottest Dishes in the Tartar Cuisine, Alina Bronsky

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

World War Z, Max Brooks

Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s letters

Ed Brubaker’s Captain America

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt

The Necromancer’s House, Christopher Buehlman

War for the Oaks, Emma Bull

A Curse as Dark as Gold, Elizabeth Bunce

The Head of the House of Coombe, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Robin, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Kindred, Octavia Butler

The Children’s Book, A.S. Byatt

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A Charmed Life: Growing up in Macbeth’s Castle, Liza Campbell

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card

The Unwritten, Vol. 1, Mike Carey and Peter Goss; praises further sung here

The Moonflower Vine, Jetta Carleton

Nox, Anne Carson

Antigonick, translated by Anne Carson

Wise Children, Angela Carter

The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton

Thus Was Adonis Murdered, Sarah Caudwell

Manhood for Amateurs, Michael Chabon

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon

Stolen Voices, Zlata Filipovic & Melanie Challenger, eds.

An Inconvenient Wife, Megan Chance

The Children’s War, Monique Charlesworth

The Riddle of the Sands, Erskine Childers

9 of 1: A Window to the World, Oliver Chin

City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

The Hills at Home, Nancy Clark

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

The Witch of Portobello, Paulo Coehlo

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

The Shooting Party, Isabel Colegate

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly

Three Black Swans, Caroline B. Cooney

Hopscotch, Julio Cortazar

An Accident in August, Laurence Cosse

The Fire Fighter, Francis Cottam

Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland

jPod, Douglas Coupland

Miss Wyoming, Douglas Coupland

The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox

The Naming, Alison Croggon

Columbine, Dave Cullen

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Iran: A People Interrupted, Hamid Dabashi

The Different Girl, Gordon Dahlquist

House of Leaves, Mark L. Danielewski

Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat

The Rebel Angels, Robertson Davies

Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary, Pamela Dean

Tam Lin, Pamela Dean

Diary of a Provincial Lady, E. M. Delafield

Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle

Pyongyang, Guy Delisle

Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos

Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Kate and Emma, Monica Dickens

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

Entwined, Heather Dixon

The Rescue Artist, Edward Dolnick

The Mapmaker’s War, Ronlyn Domingue

The Mercy of Thin Air, Ronlyn Domingue

Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly

Room, Emma Donoghue

The Sealed Letter, Emma Donoghue

Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue

The Stolen Child, Keith Donohue

Enlightened Sexism, Susan Douglas

My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier

Liszt’s Kiss, Suzanne Dunlap

Geek Love, Katherine Dunn

Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn

Under the Harrow, Mark Dunn

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Iran Awakening, Shirin Ebadi

The Semi-Attached Couple, Emily Eden

The Semi-Detached House, Emily Eden

Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan (and on the podcast)

Psychic Blues, Mark Edward

The Keep, Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan (on the podcast)

The Virgins, Pamela Erens (on the podcast)

Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It, Tanya Erzen

The White Devil, Justin Evans

26a, Diana Evans

Their Finest Hour and a Half, Lissa Evans

Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes, Daniel Everett

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At Large and at Small, Anne Fadiman

Ex Libris, Anne Fadiman

You Know When the Men Are Gone, Siobhan Fallon

The Siege of Krishnapur, J.G. Farrell

Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris

The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde

Stolen Voices, Zlata Filipovic & Melanie Challenger, eds.

Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine

Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh

Bunheads, Sophie Flack

Glimpses, Lynn Flewelling

Shadows Return, Lynn Flewelling

The White Road, Lynn Flewelling

Shards of Time, Lynn Flewelling

Dark Places, Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer

The Trials of Oscar Wilde: Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society, Michael Foldy

Marbles, Ellen Forney

Lady’s Maid, Margaret Forster

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (on the podcast)

Wit’s End, Karen Joy Fowler

Watching the English, Kate Fox

Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, Matt Fraction

Better than Running at Night, Hilary Frank

Copenhagen, Michael Frayn

Spies, Michael Frayn

On Sal Mal Lane, Ru Freedman

Sex and the Soul, Donna Freitas

In the Woods, Tana French

The Robe of Skulls, Vivian French

Fictitious Dishes, Dinah Fried

Yes Means Yes!, eds. Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

Translations, Brian Friel

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, David Fromkin

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller

The Lady’s Not for Burning, Christopher Fry

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Death: The High Cost of Living, Neil Gaiman

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, Neil Gaiman & Michael Zulli

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Odd and the Frost Giants, Neil Gaiman

Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman

Sandman: The Doll’s House, Neil Gaiman

Sandman: Dream Country, Neil Gaiman

Sandman: Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman

The Patron Saint of Butterflies, Cecilia Galante

The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith

The Metropolis Case, Matthew Gallaway

The Trick is to Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway

Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, Danielle Ganek

The Valley of the Wolves, Laura Gallego García

Overpaid, Oversexed, and Over Here, Juliet Gardiner

Wartime: Britain, 1939-1945, Juliet Gardiner

The Unquiet, Jeannine Garsee

The Case of Madeleine Smith, Rick Geary

Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh

River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh

Nightingale Wood, Stella Gibbon

Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert

Stern Men, Elizabeth Gilbert

The Madwoman in the Attic, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

After the Falls, Catherine Gildiner

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Susan Jane Gilman

The Film Club, David Gilmour

Buffy comics up to Time of Your Life, by all sorts of people including Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

An Episode of Sparrows, Rumer Godden

Gypsy, Gypsy, Rumer Godden

Listen to the Nightingale, Rumer Godden (on the podcast)

The Peacock Spring, Rumer Godden

Thursday’s Children, Rumer Godden

Unfinished Desires, Gail Godwin

Bad Pharma, Ben Goldacre

Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

Intuition, Allegra Goodman

The Night Villa,  Carol Goodman

The Unwritten, Vol. 1, Mike Carey and Peter Goss; praises also sung here

The Thorn and the Blossom, Theodora Goss

A Woman Entangled, Cecilia Grant

The Glass Demon, Helen Grant

Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy

Three Empires on the Nile: Egypt 1869-1899, Dominic Green

An Abundance of Katherines, John Green

Looking for Alaska, John Green

Paper Towns, John Green

Afterparty, Daryl Gregory

The Devil’s Alphabet, Daryl Gregory

Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory

Raising Stony Mayhall, Daryl Gregory

We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory

Tighter, Adele Griffin

Feeling Like a Kid, Jerry Griswold

The Magicians, Lev Grossman

The Magician King, Lev Grossman

Children Who See Too Much, Betsy McAlister Groves

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

The Madwoman in the Attic, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson (on the podcast)

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Siberia, Ann Halam

Days of Grace, Catherine Hall

Those Who Hunt the Night, Barbara Hambly

Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography, Ian Hamilton

The Camel Bookmobile, Masha Hamilton

Illyria, Elizabeth Hand

Why We Broke Up, Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler

84 Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff

The Judas Kiss, David Hare

The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway

Five Quarters of the Orange, Joanne Harris

Gentlemen and Players, Joanne Harris

Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity, William V. Harris

Sister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry

The Seance, John Harwood

The Secret of Lost Things, Sheridan Hay

I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

The Sixteen Pleasures, Robert Hellenga

Catch-22, Joseph Heller

Matrimony, Joshua Henkin

Pride of Vaughan, Brian K. Vaughn and Niko Henrichon

Love and Rockets, the Hernandez Brothers

The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer

In the Springtime of the Year, Susan Hill

The Hidden, Tobias Hill

The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland, ed.

Persian Fire, Tom Holland

The Book of Lies, Mary Horlock

Juliet, Naked, Nick Hornby

Mother Come Home, Paul Hornschemeier

Rereading Sex, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Katherine Howe

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, Sean Howe

The Society of S, Susan Hubbard

Slave and Citizen: A Life of Frederick Douglass, Nathan Irvin Huggins & Oscar Handlin

The Court of the Air, Stephen Hunt

What I Loved, Siri Hustvedt

Unnatural Selection, Mara Hvistendahl

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The Morning Gift, Eva Ibbotson

Ground Up, Michael Idov

The Queen of Spells, Dahlov Ipcar

A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood

A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Bird’s Nest, Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

The Sundial, Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson

The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs

The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe

The Aspern Papers, Henry James

Talking about Detective Fiction, P. D. James

The Defining Decade, Meg Jay

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

Alias Hook, Lisa Jensen

The Uninvited, Liz Jensen

The First Part Last, Angela Johnson

Heaven, Angela Johnson

A Map of Home, Randa Jarrar

Suite Scarlett, Maureen Johnson

The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

Archer’s Goon, Diana Wynne Jones

Changeover, Diana Wynne Jones

(Chrestomanci) The Lives of Christopher Chant, Diana Wynne Jones

(Chrestomanci) Conrad’s Fate, Diana Wynne Jones

(Chrestomanci) Charmed Life, Diana Wynne Jones

(Chrestomanci) Witch Week, Diana Wynne Jones

(Dalemark) Cart and Cwidder, Diana Wynne Jones

(Dalemark) Drowned Ammet, Diana Wynne Jones

(Dalemark) The Spellcoats, Diana Wynne Jones

(Dalemark) The Crown of Dalemark, Diana Wynne Jones

The Dark Lord of Derkholm, Diana Wynne Jones

Deep Secret, Diana Wynne Jones

Dogsbody, Diana Wynne Jones

Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones

Fire and Hemlock, Diana Wynne Jones

House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones

Power of Three, Diana Wynne Jones

Year of the Griffin, Diana Wynne Jones

Leaving Atlanta, Tayari Jones

Mudbound, Hillary Jordan

From Sacred Servant to Profane Prostitute: A History of the Changing Legal Status of Devadasis in India, 1857-1947, Kay K. Jordan

The Juniper Game, Sherryl Jordan

Wolf Woman, Sherryl Jordan

Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce

Quiverfull, Kathryn Joyce

The Uses of Enchantment, Heidi Julavits

The Exception, Christian Jungersen

You Disappear, Christian Jungersen

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Is Everyone Hanging out without Me?, and Other Concerns, Mindy Kaling

Why We Broke Up, Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler

Why I’m Like This, Cynthia Kaplan

Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay

The Ordinary Princess, M. M. Kaye

The Shadow of the Moon, M. M. Kaye

I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura

Birds in Fall, Brad Kessler

The Sirens of Baghdad, Yasmin Khadra

The Last Illusion, Porochista Khakpour

Threshold, Caitlin Kiernan

The Memory Effect, edited by Russell Kilbourn and Eleanor Ty

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King

Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King

The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King

When We Were Romans, Matthew Kneale

French Milk, Lucy Knisley

Relish, Lucy Knisley

The Vintner’s Luck, Elizabeth Knox

Journey to an 800 Number, E.L. Konigsburg

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Gifted, Nikita Lalwani

The Village, Nikita Lalwani

Ordinary Victories, Manu Larcenet

Ordinary Victories: What Is Precious, Manu Larcenet

The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson

Gray Horses, Hope Larson

Give Me Everything You Have, James Lasdun

Little Boy Lost, Marghanita Laski

The Dollmage, Martine Leavitt

Heck Superhero, Martine Leavitt

Keturah and Lord Death, Martine Leavitt

Tom Finder, Martine Leavitt

The Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Leguin

The Dancers of Sycamore Street, Julie L’Enfant

Inventing George Washington, Edward G. Lengel

The English Governess at the Siamese Court, Anna Leonowens

Day of Tears, Julius Lester

The Little Ottleys, Ada Leverson

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

The Long Song, Andrea Levy

Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy

C.S. Lewis: Letters to Children

A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

The Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis, ed. and trans. Martin Moynihan

Of Other Worlds, C.S. Lewis

Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis

Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis

Travel Far, Pay No Fare, Anne Lindbergh

The Family Man, Elinor Lipman

Huntress, Malinda Lo

Black Water Rising, Attica Locke

The Cutting Season, Attica Locke

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart

Bayou, Volume 1, Jeremy Love & Patrick Morgan

Legend and Prodigy, Marie Lu

The Oracle of Stamboul, Michael David Lukas

Love and Friendship, Alison Lurie

Once Upon a Time, Max Luthi

Becoming Shakespeare, Jack Lynch

The Golden Mean, Annabel Lyon

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Not Quite Dead, John MacLachlan

The Rock and the River, Kekla Magoon

Cuckoo in the Nest, Michelle Magorian

Fallen, David Maine

The Crime of Sheila McGough, Janet Malcolm

In the Freud Archives, Janet Malcolm

The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm

Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice, Janet Malcolm

Censoring an Iranian Love Story, Shahriar Mandanipour

The Lost Girl, Sangu Manganna

Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel

How Shakespeare Changed Everything, Stephen Marche

Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta

Quintana of Charyn, Melina Marchetta

West with the Night, Beryl Markham

Difficult Men, Brett Martin

A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin

the second, third, and fourth books in the Song of Ice and Fire series

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste, Valerie Martin

A Beautiful Truth, Colin McAdam

Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

The Group, Mary McCarthy

The Land of Decoration, Grace McCleen

Making Comics, Scott McCloud

Reinventing Comics, Scott McCloud

Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud (also discussed on the podcast here)

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Elizabeth McCracken

Atonement, Ian McEwan

Greensleeves, Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Binny for Short, Hilary McKay

The Exiles and The Exiles at Home, Hilary McKay

Saffy’s Angel, Hilary McKay

Indigo’s Star, Hilary McKay

Forever Rose, Hilary McKay

The Savage, David Almond and Dave McKean

Winter Rose, Patricia McKillip

Chalice, Robin McKinley

Pegasus, Robin McKinley

Shadows, Robin McKinley

Sunshine, Robin McKinley

Jump at the Sun, Kim McLarin

One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, Rebecca Mead

Time Was Soft There, Jeremy Mercer

The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Smoke and Mirrors, Barbara Michaels

Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

The Heiress Effect, Courtney Milan

The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf, Martin Millar

Lonely Werewolf Girl, Martin Millar

Curse of the Wolf Girl, Martin Millar

Lux the Poet, Martin Millar

Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation, Martin Millar

Ruby and the Stoneage Diet, Martin Millar

Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me, Martin Millar

The Year of the Gadfly, Jennifer Miller

The Magician’s Book, Laura Miller

The Song of Achilles, Madeleine Miller

Miss Spitfire, Sarah Miller

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirlees

The Secret to Lying, Todd Mitchell

Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan

The Property, Rutu Modan

Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery

Emily Climbs, L.M. Montgomery

Emily’s Quest, L.M. Montgomery

Falling into the Fire, Christine Montross

Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

The Sherlockian, Graham Moore

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore

Bayou, Volume 1, Jeremy Love & Patrick Morgan

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

The Quest of the Fair Unknown, Gerald Morris

The Squire’s Tale, Gerald Morris

The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton

The House at Riverton, Kate Morton

The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton

The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes

The Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis, ed. and trans. Martin Moynihan

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013, edited by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Crux, Ramez Naam

Nexus, Ramez Naam

Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi

The Thief, Fuminori Nakamura

(Chaos Walking) The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness

(Chaos Walking) The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness

(Chaos Walking) Monsters of Men, Patrick Ness

The Crash of Hennington, Patrick Ness

The Crane Wife, Patrick Ness

More Than This, Patrick Ness

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Josh Neufeld

The Shell House, Linda Newbery

Sisterland, Linda Newbery

One Day, David Nicholls

Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura

His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik

Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik

Black Powder War, Naomi Novik

Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik

Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik

A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn

Dead from the Waist Down, A. D. Nuttall

The Stoic in Love, A. D. Nuttall

I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

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The West Wing: The American Presidency as Television Drama, ed. Peter C. Rollins & John E. O’Connor

After You’d Gone, Maggie O’Farrell

The Hand That First Held Mine, Maggie O’Farrell

Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Maggie O’Farrell

Let’s Kill Uncle, Rohan O’Grady

Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor

Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor

In the Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje

Airborn, Kenneth Oppel

Waiting for Daisy, Peggy Orenstein

Time at the Top, Edward Ormondroyd

Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi

The Icarus Girl, Helen Oyeyemi

The Opposite House, Helen Oyeyemi

Mr. Fox, Helen Oyeyemi

White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi

A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki

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Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

The Quincunx, Charles Palliser

The Company, K. J. Parker

Devices and Desires, K. J. Parker

The Fencer Trilogy, K. J. Parker

Purple and Black, K. J. Parker

The Nobodies Album, Carolyn Parkhurst

State of Wonder, Ann Patchett

East, Edith Pattou

The English, Jeremy Paxman

The Sky Is Falling, Kit Pearson

Looking at the Moon, Kit Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary Pearson

The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman

The Invisible Ones, Stef Penney

Secret Keeper, Mitali Perkins

Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl

Night Film, Marisha Pessl (and on the podcast)

Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters

Devil-May-Care, Elizabeth Peters

The Laughter of Dead Kings, Elizabeth Peters

The Love Talker, Elizabeth Peters

River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters

Life As We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Egyptologist, Arthur Phillips

The Well and the Mine, Gin Phillips

James Tiptree Jr., Julie Phillips

Keeping Faith, Jodi Picoult

My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult

Perfect Match, Jodi Picoult

The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult

Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult

The Fates Will Find Their Way, Hannah Pittard

In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan

Accidentally on Purpose, Mary Pols

The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky

Swallow Me Whole, Nate Powell

The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers

The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror, Chris Priestley

Blue Angel, Francine Prose

The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman

The Shadow in the North, Philip Pullman

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

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The Why of Things, Peter Rabin

Silent in the Grave, Deanna Raybourn

Here Lies Arthur, Philip Reeve

Bleeding Violet, Dia Reeves

Forbidden Fruit, Mark D. Regnerus

The Charioteer, Mary Renault and again

Fire from Heaven, Mary Renault

Kind Are Her Answers, Mary Renault

The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault and a guest review by Mumsy

The Persian Boy, Mary Renault

Promises of Love, Mary Renault

Return to Night, Mary Renault

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me, Ruth Rendell

From Doon to Death, Ruth Rendell

An Unkindness of Ravens, Ruth Rendell

Vanity Dies Hard, Ruth Rendell

The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1899 – 1936, ed. Barbara Reynolds

Trying to Get Some Dignity: Stories of Triumph Over Childhood Abuse, Richard & Ginger Rhodes

The Death Collector, Justin Richards

The River of No Return, Bee Ridgway

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

Why She Left Us, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

Tricked, Alex Robinson

Angels of Albion, Jane Robinson

Brown: The Last Discovery of America, Richard Rodriguez

The West Wing: The American Presidency as Television Drama, ed. Peter C. Rollins & John E. O’Connor

How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff

Just in Case, Meg Rosoff

What I Was, Meg Rosoff

The Unlikely Disciple, Kevin Roose

Cut to the Quick, Kate Ross

Divergent, Veronica Roth

Attachments, Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell (on the podcast)

Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

A Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling

Fool on the Hill, Matt Ruff

The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown, Salman Rushdie

The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell

Sleep Donation, Karen Russell (on the podcast)

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, adapted & illustrated by P. Craig Russell

The Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkoski

The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan

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True Notebooks, Mark Salzman

The Imposter’s Daughter, Laurie Sandell

Righteous, Lauren Sandler

The Small Room, May Sarton

Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi

Have His Carcase, Dorothy Sayers and here also

Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers

The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1899 – 1936, ed. Barbara Reynolds

Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy Sayers

Strong Poison, Dorothy Sayers

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Dorothy Sayers

Rough Crossings, Simon Schama

The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt

Disturbances in the Field, Lynne Sharon Schwartz

The Jewel in the Crown, Paul Scott

Darkchild, Sydney van Scyoc

Broadcasts from the Blitz, Philip Seib

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris

The Genie of Sutton Place, George Selden

Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Body Hunters, Sonia Shah

The Caliph’s House, Tahir Shah

The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part I, William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part II, William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part III, William Shakespeare

Richard III, William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare

Contested Will, James Shapiro

A Long, Long Sleep, Anna Sheehan

Fighting for Their Lives, Susannah Sheffer

Jenna Starborn, Sharon Shinn

The Josie Gambit, Mary Frances Shura

Gunnerkrigg Court, Tom Siddell

Sisterhood Interrupted, Deborah Siegel

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson

Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld

What Happened in Hamelin, Gloria Skurzynski

Blackbriar, William Sleator

It Ends with Revelations, Dodie Smith

The New Moon with the Old, Dodie Smith

The Town in Bloom, Dodie Smith

The Far Cry, Emma Smith

On Agate Hill, Lee Smith

The Servants, Michael Marshall Smith

Walking Through Walls, Philip Smith

Changing My Mind, Zadie Smith

Who Could That Be at This Hour?, Lemony Snicket

The House at Tyneford, Natasha Solomons

Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag

The Fall of Rome, Martha Southgate

A Far Cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark

Murrow, A.M. Sperber

The Child that Books Built, Francis Spufford

Sima’s Undergarments for Women, Ilana Stanger-Ross

Pride of Vaughan, Brian K. Vaughn and Niko Henrichon

Saga, by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Sorcery and Cecelia, Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

Ballerina, Edward Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart

The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater

Lament, Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

Sinner, Maggie Stiefvater

The Future of the Past, Alexander Stille

White is for Magic, Laurie faria Stolarz

Blue is for Nightmares, Laurie faria Stolarz

The Seagulls Woke Me, Mary Stolz

Arcadia, Tom Stoppard and here also

Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork

Mothernight, Sarah Stovell

The Night Flower, Sarah Stovell

Beyond the Vicarage, Noel Streatfeild

Mothering Sunday, Noel Streatfeild

Tennis Shoes, Noel Streatfeild

A Vicarage Family and On Tour, Noel Streatfeild

When the Sirens Wailed, Noel Streatfeild

Gig, eds. John Bowe, Marisa Bowe, and Sabin Streeter

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Kate Summerscale

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Skim, Jill and Mariko Tamaki

Talking from 9 to 5, Deborah Tannen

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (on the podcast)

Rules for Saying Goodbye, Katherine Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Laini Taylor

The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas

Blankets, Craig Thompson

Habibi, Craig Thompson

The Tapestry of Love, Rosy Thornton

The Good Thief, Hannah Tinti

Brightness Falls from the Air, James Tiptree Jr.

The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine

The Road Home, Rose Tremain

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner

The Queen of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner

The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner

A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner

Guard Your Daughters, Diana Tutton

The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain

The Memory Effect, edited by Russell Kilbourn and Eleanor Ty

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Palimpsest, Catherynne Valente

The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti

Yes Means Yes!, eds. Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine

Strangers at the Feast, Jennifer Vanderbes

Saga, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Runaways, Brian Vaughn and Adrian Adolpha

Anna’s Book, Barbara Vine

A Dark-Adapted Eye, Barbara Vine

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

The Wordy Pilgrims, Sarah Vowell

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Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman

The Kings and Queens of Roam, Daniel Wallace

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker

Among Others, Jo Walton

Farthing, Jo Walton

Ha’Penny, Jo Walton

Half a Crown, Jo Walton

My Real Children, Jo Walton

The Book of Blood and Shadow, Robin Wasserman

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters

The Night Watch, Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters

Before I Go to Sleep, S. J. Watson

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

The Martian, Andy Weir

Black Mirror, Nancy Werlin

Buffy comics up to Time of Your Life, by all sorts of people including Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale, the Brothers Whedon

the Last Policeman series, Ben Winters

Zone One, Colson Whitehead

In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, adapted & illustrated by P. Craig Russell

Fables: All the Other Ones, Bill Willingham et. al.

Fables: The Mean Seasons, Bill Willingham et. al.

Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days), Bill Willingham

Peter and Max, Bill Willingham

Taller Tales, Bill Willingham

Blackout, Connie Willis

All Clear, Connie Willis

Doomsday Book, Connie Willis

The Interloper, Antoine Wilson

The Coachman Rat, David Henry Wilson

The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson

More than Just Race, William Julius Wilson

Forever Amber, Kathleen Winsor

Alfred Douglas: A Poet’s Life and His Finest Work, Caspar Wintermans

Weight, Jeanette Winterson

Joy Street, Michael T. Wise, ed.

Thank You, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

Castleview, Gene Wolfe

Old School, Tobias Wolff

The Bellwether Revivals, Benjamin Wood

The Flame and the Flower, Kathleen Woodiwiss

Magician’s Ward, Patricia C. Wrede

Mairelon the Magician, Patricia C. Wrede

Sorcery and Cecelia, Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

The Thirteenth Child, Patricia C. Wrede

Beau Geste, P.C. Wren

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright

Clara Callan, Richard B. Wright

Love Lessons, Joan Wyndham

Love is Blue, Joan Wyndham

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The People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara (and on the podcast)

Boxers and Saints, Gene Luen Yang

Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

Sister Light, Sister Dark, Jane Yolen

White Jenna, Jane Yolen

The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff

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The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, trans. Lucia Graves

How to Save a Life, Sara Zarr

The Lucy Variations, Sara Zarr

Sweethearts, Sara Zarr

In Free Fall, Juli Zeh

Decompression, Juli Zeh

The Lucifer Effect, Philip Zimbardo

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, Neil Gaiman & Michael Zulli

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Markus Zusak

Getting the Girl, Markus Zusak

  • That is an impressive list!

    • Nicole Tran

      I agree

  • Nicole Tran

    You sure have read a lot of books. You probably love to read, don’t you?