Reading List

Keeping track of what I read encourages me to try new things (and makes recommending titles easier). Last year I read 101 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

Read in 2016:
0.1.* Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson
1. This Monstrous Thing, by Mackenzi Lee
2. Witch Hunter, by Virginia Boecker
3. Best Boy, by Eli Gottlieb
4. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, by Stephanie Oakes
5. Stealing Bases, by Anne Key
5.1.* The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
6. The Family Nobody Wanted, by Helen Doss
7. Robin's Country, by Monica Furlong
8. Bitten, edited by Susie Bright
9. Lost Boi, by Sassafrass Lowrey
10. Remake, by Ilima Todd
11. Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
12. Chronicles of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery
[Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption, by Barbara Katz Rothman]
13. Further Chronicles of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery
13.3.* A Manual for Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin
14. Finders Keepers, by Stephen King
15. Along the Shore, by L.M. Montgomery
15.1.* Midwinter Nightingale, by Joan Aiken
16. Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King
16.1.* Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
17. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
17.1.* A Chosen Exile, by Allyson Hobbs
17.2.* The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
[Bloodhound, by Tamora Pierce]
18. Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by Ruth Reichl
19. The Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow
19.2.* Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19.4.* Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, by Monique W. Morris
20. Homecoming, by Cynthia Voight
21. Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate
22. Running Loose, by Chris Crutcher
23. The Land of Forgotten Girls, by Erin Entrada Kelly
24. What We Saw, by Aaron Hartzler
24.1.* How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lynchcott-Haims
25. Outrun the Moon, by Stacey Lee
25.1.* Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
26. What Was Mine, by Helen Klein Ross
27. Complicit, by Stephanie Kuehn
28. Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman
29. Truth, by Julia Karr
30. The Boy Most Likely To, by Huntley Fitzpatrick
31. Girls Like Us, by Gail Giles
32. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
33. 145th Street, by Walter Dean Myers
34. Peas and Carrots, by Tanita S. Davis
34.1.* Lunatic Fringe, by Allison Moon
34.2.* A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother, by Rachel Cusk
34.3.* Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, by Carla Kaplan
35. Deadline, by Chris Crutcher
36. Solitary Blue, by Cynthia Voigt
37. Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story, by David Levithan
37.1.* A Fighting Chance, by Claudia Melendez Salinas
37.2.* Ascension, by Jacqueline Koyanagi
38. "Multiplication is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children, by Lisa Delpit
39. The Creeping, by Alexandra Sirowy
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*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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5 comments:

  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

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  2. I really enjoyed the Native Tongue trilogy http://www.amazon.com/Native-Tongue-Suzette-Haden-Elgin/dp/1558612467 I think you'd find the acquisition of language and linguistic covered in here as interesting as the sci-fi and feminism.

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    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!

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  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.

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    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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