Reading List

Keeping track of what I read encourages me to try new things (and makes recommending titles easier). Last year I read 110 new books (and re-read several others, and started a few that I didn't feel obligated to finish).

If you have suggestions about what I should read, please feel free to comment below. I particularly enjoy YA fiction, horror, mystery, bestsellers, and other "brain popcorn", but I'm also looking for titles (especially non-fiction!) that I wouldn't normally choose for myself. So let me know what you've read lately and enjoyed, and I'll see if I can fit it in!

Read in 2012

Read in 2013

Read in 2014

Read in 2015:
[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling]
0.25.* The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull
0.5.* Travel Advisory: Stories of Mexico, by David Lida

1. The World's Strongest Librarian, by Josh Hanagarne
2. When Rabbit Howls, by The Troops for Truddi Chase
3. Mortal Coils, by Eric Nylund
4. Closer to Home, by Mercedes Lackey
5. Unstoppable Octobia May, by Sharon Flake
6. Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars, by Daniel Pinkwater
7. Slaves of Spiegel, by Daniel Pinkwater
7.5.* The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, by Daniel Pinkwater
8. Hild, by Nicola Griffith
9. A Matter of Souls, by Denise Lewis Patrick
10. Let Me In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist 
11. Kinda Like Brothers, by Coe Booth
12. Trans-Sister Radio, by Chris Bohjalian
[The Outcast, by Jolina Petersheim]
13. A Hopeful Heart, by Amy Clipston
14. An Unlikely Alliance, by Patricia Bray
15. God Still Don't Like Ugly, by Mary Monroe
16. The Night House, by Rachel Tafoya
17. Among Others, by Jo Walton
18. Earth Unaware, by Orson Scott Card
19. The Full Cupboard of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith
20. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett

21. Ten Thousand Saints, by Eleanor Henderson
22. Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan
23. When You Make It Home, by Claire Ashby

*I started reading these fractional selections, but couldn't finish (or haven't yet). If I do finish one, it will get its own whole-numbered slot later in the list. If not, it will languish in the interstitial.

[These selections are re-reads that I completed in full. They don't count as new books.]

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  1. i cannot believe you read THAT many books! wow. soo jealous. if i read 12 books this year, i'm calling it a success!
    i just started gone girl from the recommendations of a lot of people

  2. I really enjoyed the Native Tongue trilogy I think you'd find the acquisition of language and linguistic covered in here as interesting as the sci-fi and feminism.

    1. That looks like something I could really sink my teeth into. I like Margaret Atwood's work, which Native Tongue is compared to. Added to the library list -- thanks!

  3. Anything by Sheri Tepper, but especially "The Gate to Women's Country". Also, "Into the Forest" by Jean Hegland. Plus one on the Native Tongue series, I really liked that.

    1. You introduced me to "The Gate to Women's Country" when we were working together -- I love it! Really liking "Native Tongue" so far (barely cracked the first one). Obviously I have sympatico folks to make recommendations. :)


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