Reading List

Note: Books are listed in the order I read them, starting with the most recent.

Life After Life -- Kate Atkinson
The Colors of All the Cattle -- Alexander McCall Smith
God's Bits of Wodd -- Ousmane Sembene
Men Explain Things To Me -- Rebecca Solnit
The Dating Plan -- Sara Desai
Salt: A World History -- Mark Kurlansky
Mexican Gothic -- Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva v. The Patriarchy -- Liv Stromquist
Les Miserables -- Victor Hugo


The Storyteller's Secret -- Sejal Badani
Indian Horse -- Richard Wagamese
The Water Dancer -- Ta-Nehisi Coates
Case Histories -- Kate Atkinson
Circe -- Madeline Miller
The Hundred Secret Senses -- Amy Tan
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -- JK Rowling
The Country of Pointed Firs -- Sarah Orne Jewett
She Would Be King -- Wayetu Moore
The Secret History -- Donna Tart
Their Eyes Were Watching God -- Zora Neale Hurston
Lords of Discipline -- Pat Conroy
The Other Einstein -- Marie Benedict 
Born a Crime -- Trevor Noah
The Dutch House -- Anne Patchett
So Much Blue -- Percival Everett
How to be an Antiracist -- Ibram Kendi
The Return of the King -- JRR Tolkein
The Two Towers -- JRR Tolkein
The Fellowship of the Ring -- JRR Tolkein
Parable of the Sower -- Octavia Butler
An American Marriage -- Tayari Jones
The Overstory -- Richard Powers
Shoot the Moon -- Billie Letts
The Nightingale -- Kristin Hannah
Charlotte Gray -- Sebastian Faulks


Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia -- Andre Harsono
Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory -- Deena Kastor
Nine Perfect Strangers -- Liane Moriarty
The Goldfinch -- Donna Tart
My Husband's Wife -- Jane Corry
The Red Notebook -- Antoine Laurane
Dimanche -- Irene Niremovsky
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry -- Gabrielle Zevin
Something in the Water -- Catherine Steadman
Hotel du Lac -- Anita Brookner
The Burgess Boys -- Elizabeth Strout
Hidden Figures -- Margot Lee Shetterly
Flight Behavior -- Barbara Kingsolver
The Power -- Naomi Alderman
People of the Book -- Geraldine Brooks
Killers of the Flower Moon -- David Grann
The Girl You Left Behind -- Jojo Moyes
The Book Thief -- Markus Zusak
Educated - Tara Westover
Pachinko -- Min Jin Lee
Loving Frank -- Nancy Horan
Kitchen Confidential -- Anthony Bourdain
From Cold War to Hot Peace -- Michael McFaul
Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine -- Gail Honeyman


Little Fires Everywhere -- Celeste Ng
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life -- William Finnegan
Americanah -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Paying Guests -- Sarah Waters
Ham on Rye -- Charles Bukowski
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared -- Jonas Jonasson
The Trespasser -- Tara French
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
I Capture the Castle -- Dodie Smith
Sweetbitter -- Stephanie Danler
The Earl Takes All -- Lorraine Heath
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry -- Fredrik Beckman (May 2018)
Lincoln in the Bardo -- George Saunders
A Moonless Starless Sky -- Alexis Okeowo
An Unnecessary Woman -- Rabih Alameddine
All the Light We Cannot See -- Anthony Doerr
Moonglow -- Michael Chabon

The Woman Who Smashed Codes -- Nathalia Holt (October 2017)
Nora -- Colm McCann
Eiger Dreams -- Jon Krakauer
Homegoing -- Yaa Gyasi
Swing Time -- Zadie Smith
Housekeeping -- Marilynne Robinson
Twitter and Tear Gas -- Zeynep Tufecki
American Gods -- Neil Gaiman
Wool -- Hugh Howey
Commonwealth -- Ann Patchett
Burning Country -- Robin Yassin-Kassab & Leila al-Shami
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything -- Rosa Brooks
the beginning of spring -- Penelope Fitzgerald
Weapons of Math Destruction -- Cathy O'Neil
Between the World and Me -- Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Story of a Brief Marriage -- Anuk Arudpragasam
Everybody Rise -- Stephanie Clifford


The High Mountains of Portugal -- Yann Martel
Hillbilly Elegy -- J.D. Vance
The Blue Flower -- Penelope Fitzgerald
The Looting Machine -- Tom Burgess
Incendiary -- Chris Cleave
Partly Cloudy Patriot -- Sarah Vowell
The Hundred-Year House -- Rebecca Makkai
Nothing to Envy -- Barbara Demick
Ready Player One -- Earnest Cline
A Deadly Wandering -- Matt Richtel
Snow Mountain Passage -- James D. Houston
Let's Pretend this Never Happened -- Jenny Lawson
Men We Reaped -- Jesmyn Ward
Dancer -- Colm McCann
Where'd You Go Bernadette? -- Maria Semple
Gold -- Chris Cleave
Green on Blue -- Elliot Ackerman
The Mountain Shadow -- Gregory David Roberts


Ahab's Wife -- Sena Jeter Naslund
Unbroken -- Laura Hillenbrand
Age of Iron -- J.M. Coetzee
At the Water's Edge -- Sara Gruen
Zoli -- Colm McCann
The Bone Clocks -- David Mitchell
Voyager -- Diana Gabaldon
Comfort Me with Apples -- Ruth Reichl
King Leopold's Ghost -- Adam Hothschild
The Red Queen - Philippa Gregory
Mastermind - Maria Konnikova
The Wishbones - Tom Perrotta
Middlesex - Jeffery Eugenides
Little Children - Tom Perrotta
Absurdistan - Gary Shteyngart
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City - Guy Delisle
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
The Republic of Imagination - Azar Nafizi 


A House In The Sky - Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
Room - Emma Donoghue
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins*
River of Doubt - Candice Millard
Immortality - Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Sherman Alexie
A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
Ghostwritten - David Mitchell
Alif the Unseen - G. Willow Wilson
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Last Train to Zona Verde - Paul Theroux
Excellent Women - Barbara Bym
East of Eden - John Steinbeck


tinkers - Paul Harding
Atlas of the Unknowns - Tania James
Cheri - Colette
Born to Run - Christopher McDougall*
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Glass Palace - Amitav Ghosh* 
Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens 
The Orchardist - Amanda Coplin 
The Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 
Good to Great - James C. Collins 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Khaling 
Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry 
The Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin 
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson 
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson
The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova

A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
The Emperor's Children - Claire Massud
Travels with Myself and Another - Martha Gellhorn
Wild - Cheryl Strayed
The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuku
Lost Memory of Skin - Russell Banks
Skinny Legs and All - Tom Robbins 
Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward
The Electric Michelangelo - Sarah Hall
Breakfast with Buddha - Roland Merullo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Faidman
Maps and Legends - Michael Chabon
Rules of Civility - Amor Towles
The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
Tomorrow River - Lesley Kagen
A Gate at the Stairs - Lorrie Moore

Bleak House - Charles Dickens


Dreams of My Father - Barack Obama
U.S. Africa Policy Beyond the Bush Years edited by Jennifer G. Cooke and J. Stephen Morrison
When A Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin
My Life In France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme

Young Adult Fiction Challenge