Reading List

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

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

-----------2016-----------

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 

-----------2015-----------

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

-----------2014-----------

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
-----------2013-----------
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
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

-----------2011-----------

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


OTHER READING RESOURCES:
Young Adult Fiction Challenge

2 comments:

  1. Just found your site today while looking for good pool-running workouts. Great marathon time today!!! I expect I'll be able to run that fast that far if I do your pool workouts ;o)

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  2. Hi! I'm new to your site as I was just searching for an easy dessert recipe (LOVED your Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by the way) and after realizing that I would love to try nearly all of your dessert recipes, I checked out your reading list. I'm curious... Your reading list is extensive, but there were so many titles I had never heard of before on your more recent lists. Do you have a preferred genre or two? Also, thank you for taking the time to review so many books in your earlier years. As I am always looking for more books to stack near my nightstand for future reading, it helps to read someone else's book share. I can't wait to try more recipes and pick up some of the books you've mentioned!

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