Reading List

Keeping track of what I read encourages me to try new things (and makes recommending titles easier). Last year I read 103 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. In addition to what I read for work, I'm 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! My to-read-sometime list is on Amazon.

Read in 2012

Read in 2013

Read in 2014

Read in 2015

Read in 2016

Read in 2017

Read in 2018:

0.1.* Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!, by Bob Harris
0.3.* Dead Girls and Other Stories, by Emily Geminder
1. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, by Sonia Manzano
1.1.* Hood, by Emma Donoghue
2. Harry Potter and the Method of Rationality, by Eliezer Yudkowsky
3. The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up, by Cathy LaGrow
4. This Is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel
5. Chasing Secrets, by Gennifer Choldenko
6. Empress of the World, by Sara Ryan
7. The Hundred-Foot Journey, by Richard C. Morais
7.1.* The Blacker the Berry, by Wallace Thurman
7.2.* Ophelia, by Lisa Klein
8. Home Is with Our Family, by Joyce Hansen 
9. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick
10. Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas
10.1.* Far From the Tree, by Robin Benway
11. The Summer We Got Free, by Mia McKenzie
12. One True Way, by Shannon Hitchcock
12.1.* Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

12.2.* From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, by Jacqueline Woodson
13. Babylon Sisters, by Pearl Cleage
14. Poisoned Blade, by Kate Elliott
15. Some Things I Thought I'd Never Do, by Pearl Cleage
16. The Secrets of Midwives, by Sally Hepworth
16.1.* The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, by Meg Elison

*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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