Reading List

Keeping track of what I read encourages me to try new things (and makes recommending titles easier). Last year I read 130 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:

1. In the Woods, by Robin Stevenson
2. Truth, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
3. Counting Backwards, by Laura Lascarso
4. Our Kind, by Kate Walbert
5. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson
6. Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table, by Ruth Reichl
7. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, by Jaye Robin Brown
8. Closer to the Chest, by Mercedes Lackey
[Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
[Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
[Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
8.1.* Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, and Sun Yung Shin
[On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
9. We Were Here, by Matt de la Pena
[First Test, by Tamora Pierce]
10. Tempest, edited by Mercedes Lackey
11. Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet, by Kashmira Sheth
[Page, by Tamora Pierce]
12. The Detour, by S.A. Bodeen
[By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
13. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West
14. Waiting for Still Water, by Susan White 
15. Riding Chance, by Christine Kendall
[The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder]
16. Drita, My Homegirl, by Jenny Lombard
16.3.* A Taste for Monsters, by Matthew J. Kirby
17. Imani All Mine, by Connie Rose Porter
18. And Again, by Jessica Chiarella
19. Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
20. Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper
21. Garvey's Choice, by Nikki Grimes
[Written in My Own Heart's Blood, by Diana Gabaldon]
[Rainbow Valley, by L.M. Montgomery]
22. Nobody's Goddess, by Amy McNulty
[Squire, by Tamora Pierce]
23. The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
28. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart
28.1.* Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, by Samuel R. Delany
29. Young Warriors: Stories of Strength, edited by Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman
30. Radical, by E.M. Kokie
31. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
32. Target, by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
32.1.Does My Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah
33. Allegedly, by Tiffany D. Jackson
34. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
35. Our Only May Amelia, by Jennifer L. Holm
36. Twisted, by Hannah Jayne
36.2.* Bitter Fruit, by Achmat Dangor
37. I've Been Rich. I've Been Poor. Rich is Better., by Judy Resnick with Gene Stone
38. The Free, by Lauren McLaughlin
39. Rain Is Not My Indian Name, by Cynthia Leitich
40. Ironman, by Chris Crutcher
41. Chinese Handcuffs, by Chris Crutcher
42. Sky Memories, by Pat Brisson
43. Persephone the Phony, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
44. Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto, by Victoria Abbott Ricardi
45. Prayers the Devil Answers, by Sharyn McCrumb
46. Gated, by Amy Christine Parker
47. Blood Family, by Anne Fine
48. Breaking Faith, by E. Graziani
49. Conrad's Fate, by Diana Wynne Jones
50. Mixed Magics, by Diana Wynne Jones
51. George, by Alex Gino
[Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg]
52. How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen, by Joanna Faber and Julie Kin
53. Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson
54. When We Collided, by Emery Lord
54.1.* The Librarian of Auschwitz, by Antonio Iturbe
55. The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
55.1.* Plum Bun, by Jessie Redmon Fauset
[Alana: The First Adventure, by Tamora Pierce]
56. Starters, by Lissa Price
57. The Row, by J.R. Johansson
58. Elementary: All-New Tales of the Elemental Masters, edited by Mercedes Lackey
[Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar, edited by Mercedes Lackey]
59. Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar, edited by Mercedes Lackey
60. Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey
[Arrow's Flight, by Mercedes Lackey]
[Arrow's Fall, by Mercedes Lackey]
61. From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books, by Kathleen T. Horning
62. Georgia Rules, by Nanci Turner Steveson
63. On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster System, by Martha Shirk
63.5.* Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Matthew David Goodwin
64. The Last Midwife, by Sandra Dallas
64.1.* The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents, by Wyatt Blassingame
65. Ashes to Asheville, by Sarah Dooley
66. Midnight at the Electric, by Jodie Lynn Anderson
67. The Reluctant Midwife, by Patricia Harman
68. Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray
69. When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon
70. Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor, by Martin Greenfield
70.3.* Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare, by Dorothy Roberts
71. Hag-Seed, by Margaret Atwood
[All-of-a-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor] 
72. Underground Airlines, by Ben Winters
73. So Much Pretty, by Cara Hoffman
74. Planet Jupiter, by Jane Kurtz
75. Lucy and Linh, by Alice Pung
76. Disobedience, by Naomi Alderman
77. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, by Diana Gabaldon
78. The Unquiet Grave, by Sharyn McCrumb
79. 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed, by Sherrie Eldridge
79.2.* Kiddie Lit: The Cultural Construction of Children's Literature in America, by Beverly Lyon Clark
80. The Last Policeman, by Ben Winters
81. The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz
82. This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp
83. This Place Called Absence, by Lydia Kwa
84. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater
85. The War I Finally Won, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
86. Three Dark Crowns, by Kendare Blake
87. One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia
88. The Sweetest Sound, by Sherri Winston
89. Bicycle Madness, by Jane Kurtz
90. The Engagements, by J. Courtney Sullivan
91. P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia
92. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, by Dana Alison Levy
93. The Archived, by Victoria Schwab
94. Black Dove, White Raven, by Elizabeth Wein
94.1.* The Serpent's Secret, by Sayantani DasGupta
95. Mothering Sunday, by Graham Swift
96. Forever, or a Long, Long Time, by Caela Carter
97. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, by Karina Yan Glaser
97.1.* The Indigo Girl, by Natasha Boyd




*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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