Books Read


** Highly Recommended

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

**Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand  by Helen Simonson

Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta

Wild Child  by TC Boyle

**Mildred Pierce by James M Cain

**Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

Lost Light by Michael Connelly

The Civilized World by Susi Wyss

Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

**Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Iphigenia in Forest Hills by Janet Malcolm

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

**The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall  by Anne Bronte

Faith: A Novel  by Jennifer Haigh

The Paris Wife  by Paula McLain

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

**Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

**33 Men by Jonathan Franklin

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai

The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin by Joe McGinniss

Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga

**State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar

Beyond the Sky and the Earth by Jamie Zappa

The Drop by Michael Connelly

The Litigators by John Grisham


The Submission by Amy Waldman

**The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

**Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Defending Jacob by William Landa

**Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Home by Toni Morrison

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross

The Red Chamber by Pauline A. Chen

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggars

**Broken Harbor by Tana French

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell

**The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evision

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

**The Round House by Louise Erdrich

A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen

**Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Winter of the World by Ken Follett

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty


Echo Park by Michael Connelly

Suspect by Robert Crais

The Dinner by Herman Koch

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

**Tenth of December by George Sanders

The Good House by Ann Leary

**Benediction by Kent Haruf

The Abundance by Amit Majmudar

**Eventide by Kent Haruf

**The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

**The Son by Philipp Meyer

**Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman

**The Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

**Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman


Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin

Where I Was From by Joan Didion

The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago

**We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Fire and Forget by  Matt Gallagher, et al

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

May We All Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes

**Dear Life by Alice Munro


**Stoner by John Williams

The Painter by Peter Heller

**Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

**Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

**Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

The Nightengale by Kristin Hannah

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff

**Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson

The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories by Ethan Rutherford

Augustus by John Williams

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Whites: A Novel by Harry Brandt

Honeydew: Stories by Edith Perlman

**Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

The Body Electric by C.E. Smith

Euphoria by Lily King

**Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf


My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

**Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

**Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need by Margot Leitman

**Plainsong (reread) by Kent Haruf

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

The Year of the Runaways by Sanjeev Sahota

**Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Carousel Court by Joe McGinnis, Jr.

Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen

**Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Travels with Charley (reread) by John Steinbeck


**The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Trespasser by Tana French

**LaRose: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

**The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

**The Nix: A Novel by Nathan Hill

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

**Dorothy Parker: Complete Stories

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Locals by Jonathan Dee


**News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

**The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

**The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas





What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: