Books I’ve Read

butterfliesI became obsessed with reading at an early age, and was very lucky to have a mother who was always willing to take me to the library. In high school, I adopted her habit of keeping a list of my reading. Since then, I’ve tried to reconstruct my childhood reading. I’ve kept elaborate “To Read” lists over the years, from hand-written lists to filed reviews to a ledger-like book of books. Now I keep the titles in a free-form data base, and file the reviews on the computer. The only rule I have is that unless I read to the very last word, I don’t count it as read. And I toss aside a lot of books without finishing them. Life if too short, and there are too many other things to read.

As of February, 2015, there are 8,329 books on my To Read list.

2015

  • The Story Hour; Thrity Umrigar
  • Lucky Us; Amy Bloom
  • Nora Webster; Colm Toíbín
  • The Husband’s Secret; Liane Moriarty

2014

  • Longbourn; Jo Baker
  • Gone Girl; Gillian Flynn
  • Montana; Gwen Florio
  • The Newlyweds; Nell Freudenberger
  • A Natural History of Dragons; Marie Brennan
  • The Secret River; Kate Grenville
  • Thirty Girls; Susan Minot
  • The Pink Suit; Nicole Mary Kelby
  • China Dolls; Lisa See
  • Invisible City; Julia Dahl
  • Lisette’s List; Susan Vreeland
  • Clever Girl; Tessa Hadley
  • Big Little Lies; Liane Moriarty

 

2013

  • The Magic of Ordinary Days; Ann Howard Creel
  • City of Women; David Gillham
  • Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name; Vendela Vida
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey; Richard Morais
  • The Obituary Writer; Ann Hood
  • Oleander Girl; Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • The Painted Girls; Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • Jane and Prudence; Barbara Pym
  • Grace; Grace Coddington
  • Silver Star; Jeanette Walls
  • Cleopatra’s Daughter; Michelle Moran
  • The Painted Girls; Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • Exiles; Gary Groner
  • Broken Harbor; Tana French
  • The Valley of Amazement; Amy Tan
  • Burial Rights; Hannah Kent
  • Quiet Dell; Jane Anne Phillips

 

2012

  • 22 Britannia Road; Amanda Hodgkinson
  • South of Superior; Ellen Airgood
  • So Much Pretty; Cara Hoffman
  • A Million Nightingales; Susan Straight
  • Daughters of Witching Hill; Mary Sharratt
  • The Buddha in the Attic; Julie Otsuko
  • Comfort and Joy; India Knight
  • Life; Keith Richards
  • Miss New India; Bahrati Mukherjee
  • The Oriental Wife; Evelyn Tonyton
  • The Writing on My Forehead; Nafisa Haji
  • Anybody Can Do Anything; Betty MacDonald
  • Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World; Lilia Zanuali
  • Green Grass; Rafaella Barker
  • Three Junes; Julia Glass
  • Green; Frances Sherwood
  • A History of Love; Nicole Krauss
  • The Forsyte Saga; John Galsworthy
  • Russian Winter; Daphne Kalotay
  • The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.; Nichole Bernier
  • A Small Fortune; Rosie Dastgir
  • Neighborhood Watch; Cammie McGovern
  • Gossip; Beth Gutcheon
  • The Last Time I Saw You; Elizabeth Berg
  • Half Life; Roopa Farooki
  • Arcadia; Lauren Groff
  • The Weight of Heaven; Thrity Umrigar
  • Live By Night; Dennis Lehane
  • The Ruins of Lace; Iris Anthony
  • Lucky Break; Esther Freud

 

2011

  • Twisted Tree; Kent Meyers
  • The Camel Bookmobile; Masha Hamilton
  • My Life in France; Julia Child with Alex Prudhomme
  • The Betrayal; Helen Dunmore
  • Transgression; James W. Nichol
  • Fall of Giants; Ken Follett
  • A Map of True Places; Brunonia Barrt
  • The Lotus Eaters; Tatjana Soli
  • Madame Tussaud; Michelle Moran                                     
  • Gone Tomorrow; P.F. Kluge
  • Devils in the Sugar Shop; Timothy Schaffert
  • Shanghai Girls; Lisa See
  • Dreams of Joy; Lisa See
  • The Irresistible Harry House; Lisa Grunwald
  • Madame Bovary’s Daughter; Linday Urbach
  • After the Workshop; John McNally
  • The Glass House; Simon Mawe

 

2010

  • Little Bee; Chris Cleave
  • The Book of Dahlia; Elisa Albert
  • The Sealed Letter; Emma Donoghue
  • B as in Beirut; Iman Humaydan Younes
  • Late Nights on Air; Elizabeth Hay
  • Friday Nights; Joanna Trollope
  • The Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton
  • A Good Indian Wife; Ann Cherian
  • The White Earth; Andrew McGahan
  • The Writing Class; Jincy Willett
  • What Was Lost; Catherine O’Flynn
  • The Other Queen; Philippa Gregory
  • Fox, Swallow, Scarecrow; Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
  • The Sister; Poppy Adams
  • After Silence; Jonathan Carroll
  • Brooklyn; Colm Toibin
  • Rosewater and Soda Bread; Marsha Mehran
  • The Heretic’s Daughter; Kathleen Kent
  • Everything Nice; Ellen Shanman
  • A Map of Home; Randa Jarrar
  • Between Here and April; Deborah Kogan
  • The Lace Reader; Brunonia Barry
  • Without a Backward Glance; Kate Veitch
  • A Quiet Adjustment; Benjamin Markovitz
  • Summer at Tiffany; Marjorie Hart
  • Truth To Tell; Claire Lorrimer
  • The Shape of Mercy; Susan Meissner
  • The Brightest Star in the Sky; Marian Keyes
  • The Glimmer Palace; Beatrice Colin
  • No One You Know; Michelle Richmond
  • This One Is Mine; Maria Semple
  • Canvey Island; James Runcie
  • Testimony; Anita Shreve
  • Floating in My Mother’s Palm; Ursula Hegi
  • The Tenth Muse; Judith Jones
  • Summer at Gaglow; Esther Freud

 

2009

  • The Ginseng Hunter; Jeff Talarigo
  • The Intruders; Michael Marshall
  • The Given Day; Dennis Lehane
  • The Age of Shiva; Manil Suri
  • Anatomy of Deception; Lawrence Goldstone
  • The Serpent’s Tale; Ariana Franklin
  • Rivalry; Nagai Kafu
  • Once Upon a Day; Lisa Tucker
  • The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; Joshilyn Jackson
  • The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard; Erin McGraw
  • Mr. Norris Changes Trains; Christopher Isherwood
  • Family Happiness; Laurie Colwin
  • One Night at the Call Center; Chetan Bhagat
  • Good-Bye to Berlin; Christopher Isherwood
  • The Little Giant of Aberdeen County; Tiffany Baker
  • White Tiger; Aravind Adiga
  • Civil & Strange; Clair Ni Aonghusa
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox; Maggie O’Farrell
  • How (Not) To Have a Perfect Wedding; Arliss Ryan
  • The Namesake; Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The House at Riverton; Kate Morton
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; Mary Ann Shaffer
  • The Somnambulist; Jonathan Barnes
  • Annette Vallon; James Tipton
  • Scratch Beginnings; Adam Shepard
  • Sing Them Home; Stephanie Kallos
  • Missy; Chris Hannan
  • The Fiction Class; Susan Breen
  • The Third Angel; Alice Hoffman
  • The Dark Lantern; Gerri Brightwell
  • The Blue Notebook; James Levine
  • The Help; Kathryn Sockett
  • Finding Nouf; Zoë Ferraris
  • Vince and Joy; Lisa Jewell
  • The English American; Alison Larkin
  • The Opposite of Love; Julie Buxbaum
  • The Rain Before It Falls; Jonathan Coe
  • An Irish Country Doctor; Patrick Taylor
  • Songs for the Missing; Stewart O’Nan
  • The House on Fortune Street; Margot Livesy

 

2008

  • Country Wives; Rebecca Shaw
  • Dancing in a Distant Place; Isla Dewar
  • The Sisters Mortland; Sally Beauman
  • Salaam, Paris; Kavita Daswani
  • Mistress; Anita Nair                                                                                        
  • The Glass Castle; Jeanette Walls
  • Country Lovers; Rebecca Shaw
  • Firefly Cloak; Sheri Reynolds
  • Cassandra and Jane; Jill Pitkeathley
  • The Rapture of Canaan; Sheri Reynolds
  • Dahlia’s Gone; Katie Estill
  • The Little Lady Agency; Hester Browne
  • Always and Forever; Cathy Kelly
  • To My Dearst Friends; Patricia Volk
  • Mistress of the Art of Death; Ariana Franklin
  • Posh; Lucy Jackson
  • Three Wishes; Liane Moriarty
  • Away; Amy Bloom
  • Deep Storm; Lincoln Child
  • The Life Before Her Eyes; Laura Kasischke
  • City of Shadows; Ariana Franklin
  • The Big Girls; Susanna Moore
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; Lisa See
  • Evening Would Find Me; Kate Estill
  • Bitter Sweets; Roopa Farooki
  • The Dissident; Nell Freudenberger
  • The Romanov Bride; Robert Alexander
  • Seeing Me Naked; Liz Palmer
  • If Today Be Sweet; Thrity Umrigar
  • Swan Island; Elizabeth Gill
  • Long Shadows; Rowena Summers
  • Whatever Happened to Anna K; Irina Reyn

 

2007

  • The Girls; Lori Lansens
  • Wives Behaving Badly; Elizabeth Buchan
  • The People’s Republic of Desire; Annie Wang
  • Abundance; Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Lost and Found; Carolyn Parkhurst
  • You’re Not You; Michelle Wildgen
  • By a Slow River; Philippe Claudel
  • A Tale of Two Sisters; Anna Maxted
  • The Debutante Divorcee; Plum Sykes
  • The Last Anniversary; Liane Moriarty
  • The Elements of Style; Wendy Wasserstein
  • Ask Again Later; Jill A. Davis
  • Left Bank; Kate Muir
  • America Alone; Mark Steyn
  • The Meaning of Night; Michael Cox
  • Paint It Black; Janet Fitch
  • Under the Sun; Hanne Marie Svendsen
  • Angela’s Ashes; Frank McCourt
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter; Kim Edwards
  • His Lovely Wife; Elizabeth Dewberry
  • The English Teacher; Lily King
  • The Return of the Player; Michael Tolkin
  • How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life; Mameve Medwed
  • The Folded World; Amity Gaige
  • A Country Affair; Rebecca Shaw
  • Consumption; Kevin Patterson
  • Tis; Frank McCourt

 

2006

  • 44 Scotland Street; Alexander McCall Smith
  • Leave It To Me; Bharati Mukherjee
  • Ralph’s Party; Lisa Jewell
  • The Queen of Subtleties;.Suzanne Dunn                                       
  • Ice Road; Gillian Slovo
  • In the Fold; Rachel Cusk
  • The Bright Forever; Lee Martin
  • Two Girls, Fat and Thin; Mary Gaitskill
  • The Song Reader; Lisa Tucker
  • Life of Pi; Yann Martel
  • To the Tower Born; Robin Maxwell
  • Café Berlin; Harold Nebenzal
  • Blue Angel; Francine Prose
  • Mother of Pearl; Mary Morrissy
  • Household Words; Joan Silber
  • Envy; Kathryn Harrison
  • Sleep with Me; Joanna Briscoe
  • The Thrall’s Tale; Judith Lindbergh
  • The Mercy of Thin Air; Ronlyn Domingue
  • Lipstick Jungle; Candace Bushnell
  • The Widow of the South; Robert Hicks
  • Leonardo’s Swans; Karen Essex
  • Rattled; Debra Gallant
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad; Debra Dean
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Milan Kundera
  • Rasputin’s Daughter; Robert Alexander
  • Triangle; Katherine Weber
  • The Twins of Tribeca; Rachel Pine
  • The Lambs of London; Peter Ackroyd
  • In the Company of the Courtesan; Sarah Dunant
  • Sparkle Life; Kara Linstrom
  • Gentlemen & Players; Joanne Harris
  • The Brief History of the Dead; Kevin Brockmeier
  • Digging To America; Anne Tyler
  • The Space Between Us; Thrity Umrigar
  • Anybody Out There?; Marian Keyes
  • We Are All Welcome Here; Elizabeth Berg

 

2005

  • Bookends; Jane Green
  • Diary of a Mad Bride; Laura Wolf
  • The Village Bride of Beverly Hills; Kavita Deswani
  • I, Fatty; Jerry Stahl
  • The Art of Mending; Elizabeth Berg
  • The Pearl Diver; Jeff Talarigo
  • Any Place I Hang My Hat; Susan Isaacs
  • The Little White Car; Danuta de Rhodes
  • The Story of Lucy Gault; William Trevor
  • Friends for Life; Meg Wolitzer
  • Scoop; Evelyn Waugh
  • The Sari Shop; Rupa Bajwa
  • Desireable Daughters; Bharati Mukherjee
  • Only in London; Hanan al-Shaykh
  • Shopaholic & Sister; Sophie Kinsella
  • Astonishing Splashes of Color; Clare Morrall
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Mark Haddon
  • Bergdorf Blondes; Plum Sykes
  • Trading Up; Candace Bushnell
  • March; Geraldine Brooks
  • Something Borrowed; Emily Griffin
  • The ABCs of Love; Sarah Salway
  • The Epicure’s Lament; Kate Christensen
  • Ingenious Pain; Andrew Miller
  • You Have To Kiss a Lot of Frogs; Laurie Graff
  • Citizen Girl; Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
  • The Singing Fire; Lilian Mantel
  • The Great Indoors; Sabine Durant
  • Angels; Marian Keyes
  • The Tree Bride; Bharati Mukherjee
  • The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life; William Brandt
  • Case Histories; Kate Atkinson
  • Light on Snow; Anita Shreve
  • The Blue Bedspread; Raj Kamal Jha
  • Hunting Unicorns; Bella Pollen
  • The Reading Group; Elizabeth Noble
  • The Lost Garden; Helen Humphreys
  • A Carniovre’s Inquiry; Sabina Murray
  • Everything She Thought She Wanted; Elizabeth Buchan
  • The Other Woman; Jane Green
  • Sudden Rain; Maritta Wolff
  • Every Man for Himself; Beryl Bainbridge
  • A Complicated Kindness; Miriam Toews
  • The Zygote Chronicles; Suzanne Finnamore
  • Havoc in its Third Year; Ronan Bennett
  • Pomegranate Soup; Marsha Mehran
  • Wild Decembers; Edna O’Brien
  • The Wonder Spot; Melissa Bank
  • First Gray, Then White, Then Blue; Margriet de Moor
  • The Pleasing Hour; Lily King
  • Little Beauties; Kim Addonzio
  • One Day the Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead; Clare Dudman
  • Wickett’s Remedy; Myra Goldberg
  • How To Cook a Tart; Nina Killham
  • Q&A; Vikas Swarup
  • Eleanor Rigby; Douglas Coupland
  • Bollywood Confidential; Sonia Singh
  • The New Girl; Emily Perkins
  • Whatever Makes You Happy; Lisa Grunwald
  • The Bad Mother’s Handbook; Kate Long
  • The Undomestic Goddess; Sophie Kinsella
  • Smilla’s Sense of Snow; Peter Høeg
  • The Holding; Merilyn Simonds
  • The Starter Marriage; Kate Harrison
  • Veronica; Mary Gaitskill
  • Man Camp; Adrienne Brodeur

 

2004

  • Off Keck Road; Mona Simpson
  • White Oleander; Janet Fitch
  • Without Mercy; Renate Dorrestein
  • Music and Silence; Rose Tremain
  • Undue Influence; Anita Brookner
  • Otherwise Engaged; Suzanne Finnamore
  • Mr. Wroe’s Virgins; Jane Rogers
  • Mary, Mary; Julie Parsons
  • All Over Creation; Ruth Ozeki
  • Eva Moves the Furniture; Margot Livesy
  • The Snow Fox; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • The Rope Eater; Ben Jones
  • Cocktails for Three; Madeleine Wickham
  • A Frozen Woman; Annie Ernaux
  • Best Friends; Martha Moody
  • Celestial Navigation; Anne Tyler
  • In Her Shoes; Jennifer Weiner
  • The Furies; Janet Hobhouse
  • Easter Island; Jennifer Vanderbes
  • Good Faith; Jane Smiley
  • One True Thing; Anna Quindlen
  • Gilgamesh; Joan London
  • About a Boy; Nick Hornby
  • The Lady and the Unicorn; Tracy Chevalier
  • Maggie Darling; James Howard Kunstler
  • It’s My F****ing Birthday; Merrill Markoe
  • Rough Music; Patrick Gale
  • The Other Rebecca; Maureen Freely
  • After Life; Rhian Ellis
  • Amy and Isabelle; Elizabth Strout
  • The Season of Lillian Dawes; Katherine Mosby
  • The Egg and I; Betty MacDonald
  • The Accidental Diva; Tia Williams
  • After You’d Gone; Maggie O’Farrell
  • Blessed are the Cheesemakers; Sarah-Kate Lynch
  • Bombay Time; Thrity Umrigar
  • Blue Shoe; Anne Lamont
  • Last Chance Saloon; Marian Keyes
  • The Big Love; Sarah Dunn
  • Come Closer; Sara Gran
  • The Language of Threads; Gail Tsukiyama
  • The Other Side of the Story; Marian Keyes
  • Buddha Da; Anne Donovan
  • Colors Insulting To Nature; Cintra Wilson
  • Brick Lane; Monica Ali
  • The Book of Stillmeadow; Gladys Taber
  • Sister of My Heart; Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • The Vine of Desire; Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Hissy Fit; Mary Kay Andrews
  • The Invisible Circus; Jennifer Egan
  • As Long as She Needs Me; Nicholas Weinstock                                         
  • The Best Awful; Carrie Fisher
  • Gravity; Tess Gerritsen
  • Little Earthquakes; Jennifer Weiner
  • Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination; Helen Fielding
  • Children of God Go Bowling; Shannon Olson
  • Outside Valentine; Liza Ward
  • The Hamilton Case; Michelle de Krester
  • Life Mask; Emma Donoghue
  • Back When We Were Grownups; Anne Tyler
  • The Wife; Meg Wolitzer

2003

  • Versailles; Kathryn Davis
  • The Dressmaker; Beryl Bainbrdige
  • Rapture; Susan Minot
  • Five Mile Hose; Karen Novak
  • A Child’s Book of True Crime; Chloe Hooper
  • Summertime; Rafaella Barker
  • December 6; Martin Cruz Smith
  • Look at Me; Jennifer Egan
  • Good Girls Gone Bad; Jillian Medoff
  • Prey; Michael Crichton
  • Women of the Silk; Gail Tsukiyama
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic; Sophie Kinsella
  • The Last of the Vikings; Johan Bojer
  • In the Wake of the Plague; Norman Cantor
  • Confessions of a Pagan Nun; Karen Horsely                                 
  • Bad Heir Day; Wendy Holden
  • A Reader’s Manifesto; B.R. Myers
  • I am Madame X; Gioia Diliberto
  • The Secrets of Mariko; Elizabeth Bumiller
  • I Don’t Know How She Does It; Alison Pearson
  • The Pieces from Berlin; Michael Pye
  • The Lamplighter; Anthony O’Neill
  • Good in Bed; Jennifer Weiner
  • Simply Divine; Wendy Holden
  • Property; Valerie Martin
  • Dancer; Colum McCann
  • When the Emperor was Divine; Julie Otsuka
  • Summit Avenue; Mary Sharratt
  • Animal Husbandry; Laura Bigman
  • Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman; Elizabeth Buchan
  • Jane Austen in Boca; Paula M. Cohen
  • High Fidelity; Nick Hornby
  • The Romantic; Barbara Gowdy
  • The Soldier’s Return; Melvyn Bragg
  • High Maintenance; Jennifer Belle
  • La Cucina; Lily Prior
  • Beautiful Bodies; Laura Shaine Cunningham
  • Until the Real Thing Comes Along; Elizabeth Berg
  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan; Sophie Kinsella
  • Every Woman for Herself; Trisha Ashley
  • Drop City; T.C. Boyle
  • What was She Thinking?; Zoe Heller
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot; Sophie Kinsella
  • The Devil Wears Prada; Lauren Weisberger
  • The Quality of Life Report; Meghan Daum
  • Leave Before You Go; Emily Perkins
  • Sushi for Beginners; Marian Keyes
  • L’Affaire; Diane Johnson                     
  • For Matrimonial Purposes; Kavita Daswani
  • Shut Up and Sing; Laura Ingraham
  • The Colour; Rose Tremain
  • Having It and Eating It; Sabine Durrant
  • Something Might Happen; Julie Myerson
  • Behaving Like Adults; Anna Maxted
  • Pompeii; Robert Harris
  • Eggshell Days; Rebecca Gregson
  • The Way I Found Her; Rose Tremain

 

2002

  • London Bridges; Jane Stevenson
  • How To Be Good; Nick Hornby
  • The Ash Garden; Dennis Bock
  • The Perfect Storm; Sebastian Junger
  • The Dearly Departed; Elinor Lipman
  • A Far Cry From Kensington; Muriel Spark
  • Blue Diary; Alice Hoffman
  • The Final Days; Barbara Olson
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress; Dai Shije
  • Long Time No See; Susan Isaacs
  • A Student of Weather; Elizabeth Hay
  • I’m Losing You; Brice Wagner
  • Niagara Falls All Over Again; Elizabeth McCracken
  • Bias; Bernard Goldberg
  • The Third Witch; Rebecca Reisert
  • She’s Come Undone; Wally Lamb
  • Bee Season; Myla Goldberg
  • The World Below; Sue Miller
  • Falling Angels; Tracy Chevalier
  • Hook Man Speaks; Matt Clark
  • Breaking Clean; Judy Blunt
  • Spilling Clarence; Anne Ursu
  • Sea Glass; Anita Shreve
  • A Spell of Winter; Helen Dunmore
  • The Rag and Bone Shop; Jeff Rackham
  • A Heart of Stone; Renate Dorrstein
  • Crustaceans; Andrew Cowan
  • Female Intelligence; Jane Heller
  • The Fundamentals of Play; Caitlin Macy
  • House of Women; Lynn Freed
  • My Life on a Plate; India Knight
  • Lost Nation; Jeffrey Lent
  • Accidents in the Home; Tessa Hadley
  • The Future Homemakers of America; Laurie Graham
  • Red Water; Judith Freeman
  • Crow Lake; Mary Lawson
  • The Seal Wife; Kathryn Harrison
  • The Three of Us; Joanna Coles and Peter Godwin
  • Welcome To My Planet; Shannon Olson
  • The Lovely Bones; Alice Sebold
  • The Nanny Diaries; Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • The Seige; Helen Dunmore
  • The Pathology of Lies; Jonathan Keats
  • The Dive from Clausen’s Pier; Ann Packer
  • The Other Boleyn Girl; Philippa Gregory
  • The Strength of the Sun; Catherine Chidgey
  • Slander; Ann Coulter
  • Slave to Fashion; Rebecca Campbell
  • Angel Rock; Darren Williams
  • Farm Fatale; Wendy Holden
  • The Big Snow; David Park
  • Hens Dancing; Rafaella Barker
  • Thirtynothing; Lisa Jewell
  • The Spring; Kerstin Ekman
  • Invitation to the Married Life; Angela Huth
  • The Idea of Perfection; Kate Grenville
  • Summerland; Malcolm Knox
  • The Book of Splendor; Frances Sherwood
  • One-Hit Wonder; Lisa Jewell
  • Salt; Isabel Zuber
  • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People; Toby Young
  • Everything is Illuminated: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Mistress; Philippe Tapon
  • April Witch; Majgull Axelson
  • Confessions of a Street Addict; James Cramer
  • All is Vanity; Christina Schwarz
  • Coastliners; Joanne Harris
  • The Company; Arabella Edge

 

2001

  • The Journal of Mrs. Pepys; Sara George
  • So Long, See You Tomorrow; William Maxwell
  • No Great Mischief; Allistair MacLeod
  • The Colony of Unrequited Dreams; Wayne Johnson
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; Helen Fielding
  • An Invisible Sign of My Own; Aimee Bender
  • Entered from the Sun; George Garrett
  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue; Susan Vreeland
  • Diving Rod; Michael Knight
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum; Kate Atkinson
  • John Dollar; Marianne Wiggins
  • A Still Small Voice; John Reed
  • Lucy Crocker 2.0; Caroline Preston
  • Martha Peake; Patrick McGrath
  • An American Outrage; G.K. Wuori
  • Grange House; Sarah Blake
  • Human Croquet; Kate Atkinson
  • The Piano Man’s Daughter; Timothy Findley
  • Crocodile Soup; Julia Darling
  • Le Marriage; Diane Johnson
  • Bone House; Betsy Tobin
  • Alias Grace; Margaret Atwood
  • In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden; Kathleen Cambor
  • Guide to Financial Independence; Charles Schwab
  • Laura Blundy; Julie Myerson
  • Unexplained Laughter; Alice Thomas Ellis
  • One Up on Wall Street; Peter Lynch
  • The Fig Eater; Jody Shields
  • Beautiful Wasps Having Sex; Dori Carter
  • Typhoid Mary; Anthony Bourdain
  • The Motley Fool Investment Guide; David and Tom Gardner
  • Kitchen Confidential; Anthony Bourdain
  • Snow Mountain Passage; James Houston
  • The Artist’s Wife; Max Phillips
  • The Bonesetter’s Daughter; Amy Tan
  • An American Killing; Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
  • The Last Time They Met; Anita Shreve
  • I Capture the Castle; Dodie Smith
  • Year of Wonders; Geraldine Brooks
  • Balsamic Dreams; Joe Queenan
  • Sister Noon; Karen Joy Fowler
  • Slammerkin; Emma Donoghue
  • Le Divorce; Diane Johnson
  • Pigs in Heaven; Barbara Kingsolver
  • Girls; Frederick Busch
  • Rebecca’s Tale; Sally Beauman
  • Only Yesterday; Frederick Lewis Allen
  • Grand Ambition; Lisa Michaels
  • This Side of Brightness; Colum McCann
  • Fool’s Gold; Jane Smith
  • Sweet Hearts; Melanie Rae Thon
  • The Looking Glass; Michele Roberts
  • Aiding and Abetting; Muriel Spark
  • The Dark Room; Rachel Seiffert
  • Five Quarters of an Orange; Joanne Harris
  • Embers; Sandor Marai
  • The Salt Letters; Christine Balint
  • Easy Silence; Angela Huth

 

2000

  • Emma; Jane Austen
  • Henry and Clara; Thomas Mallon
  • Rose; Martin Cruz Smith
  • City of Light; Lauren Belfer
  • Red, White and Blue; Susan Isaacs
  • The Moon and the Sun; Vonda McIntyre
  • The Black Death and the Transformation of the West; David Herlihy
  • The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing; Melissa Banks
  • The Honey Thief; Elizabeth Graver
  • Anglomania; Ian Buruma
  • The Church of Dead Girls; Stephen Dobyns
  • Like Water for Chocolate; Laura Esquivel
  • The Burgermeister’s Daughter; Steven Ozment
  • Witches’ Rings; Kerstin Ekman
  • The Giant, O’Brien; Hilary Mantel
  • Under the Snow; Kerstin Ekman
  • The Great Divorce; Valerie Martin
  • Hannah’s Daughters; Marianne Fredericksson
  • Primitive People; Francine Prose
  • Ahab’s Wife; Sena Jeeter Naslun
  • A Change of Climate; Hilary Mantel
  • Turn of the Century; Kurt Anderson
  • Three Women; Marge Piercy
  • Fortune’s Rocks; Anita Shreve
  • Tulip Fever; Deborah Moggach
  • More Than You Know; Beth Gutcheon
  • Into the Wild; Jon Krakauer
  • A Widow for One Year; John Irving
  • If I Told You Once; Judy Budnitz
  • Timeline; Michael Crichton
  • Homestead; Rosina Lippi
  • Being Dead; Jim Crace
  • The Houdini Girl; Martyn Bedford
  • Further Lane; James Brady
  • Italian Fever; Valerie Martin
  • Signals of Distress; Jim Crace
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring; Tracy Chevalier
  • My Past; Countess Marie Larisch
  • The Dress Lodger; Sheri Holman
  • Love’s Children; Judith Chernak
  • Desire Lines; Christina Baker Kline
  • A Recent Martyr; Valerie Martin
  • The Binding Chair; Kathryn Harrison
  • The Giant’s House; Elizabeth McCracken
  • The Vision of Emma Blau; Ursula Hegi
  • The Country Life; Rachel Cusk
  • The Archivist; Martha Cooley
  • Drowning Ruth; Christina Schwarz
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood; Rebecca Wells
  • @Expectations; Kit Reed
  • Before You Sleep; Linn Ullman
  • Wives of the Fisherman; Angela Huth
  • Chang and Eng; Darin Strauss
  • Regeneration; Pat Barker

 

1999

  • The Magician’s Wife; Brian Moore
  • Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon; Joe Queenan
  • Jack Maggs; Peter Carey
  • Beloved; Toni Morrison
  • My Year of Meats; Ruth Ozeki
  • The Poisonwood Bible; Barbara Kingsolver
  • Raise the Red Lantern; Su Tong
  • Breath and Shadows; Ella Leffland
  • Cocoanut Grove; Edward Keyes
  • The Mourner’s Bench; Susan Dodd
  • The Drowning Room; Michael Pye
  • My Lucky Face; May-Lee Chai
  • The Diary of Bridget Jones; Helen Fielding
  • Courting Emma Howe; Margaret Robinson

 

1998

  • Memoirs of a Geisha; Arthur Golden
  • A Gracious Plenty; Sheri Reynolds
  • The Man Who Grew Two Breasts; Berton Roueche
  • Cold Mountain; Charles Frazier
  • The Puttermesser Papers; Cynthia Ozick
  • The Short History of a Prince; Jane Hamilton
  • Monkey Bridge; Lan Cao
  • These is My Words; Nancy Turner

 

1997

  • This Broad’s Life; Barbara Carlson with Jess Cagle
  • The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn; Robin Maxwell
  • Resistance; Anita Shreve
  • The Weight of Water; Anita Shreve
  • City of Darkness, City of Light; Marge Piercy
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; John Berendt
  • Here on Earth; Alice Hoffman
  • Racing to the Beginning of the Road: The Search for the Origin of Cancer; Robert Weinberg
  • Land Girls; Angela Huth
  • Unraveling; Elizabeth Graver

 

1996

  • Home Sweet Homestead; Joy Griffin
  • The Lost World; Michael Crichton
  • Strange Fits of Passion; Anita Shreve
  • All for Love; John Vernon
  • Women’s Sports: A History; Allen Guttman
  • The Hundred Secret Senses; Amy Tan
  • The Trial of Elizabeth Cree; Peter Ackroyd
  • Lily White; Susan Isaacs

 

1995

  • The Hot Zone; Richard Preston
  • Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis; Sigmund Freud
  • A Map of the World; Jane Hamilton
  • Going Crazy; Otto Frederich
  • The Harafish; Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Book of Ruth; Jane Hamilton
  • Cayote Wind; Peter Bowen
  • Fabulous Nobodies; Lee Tulloch
  • The Grass Dancer; Susan Power
  • Dina’s Book; Herbjørg Wassmo
  • Masters of Illusion; Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
  • The Bird Artist; Howard Norman
  • Made in the USA: Phil Patton
  • Breakdown: Sex, Suicide and the Harvard Psychiatrist; Eileen McNamara
  • Inside the White House; Ronald Kessler
  • Stones from the River; Ursula Hegi
  • Poison; Kathryn Harrison
  • In the Lake of the Woods; Tim O’Brien
  • The Last Empress; Greg King
  • A Pale View of Hills; Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Doctor Zhivago; Boris Pasternak
  • The Coming Plague; Laurie Garrett
  • The Romanovs: The Final Chapter; Robert Massie
  • Snow Falling on Cedars; David Guterson
  • The Birthday Boys; Beryl Bainbridge
  • Morality Play; Barry Unsworth

 

1994

  • After All These Years; Susan Isaacs
  • Borderline Personality Disorder; John Clarkin, Elsa Manziali, and Heather Munroe Blum, eds.
  • This Brief Tragedy: Unraveling the Todd-Dickinson Affair; John Evangelist Walsh
  • Over the Earth I Come; Duane Schultz
  • Postcards from the End of the World: Child Abuse in Freud’s Vienna; Larry Wolff
  • Hallucinations in Clinical Psychiatry; Ghazi Asaad
  • Freud and Dora: The Artful Dream; Philip McCaffrey
  • Sex Differences in Depression; Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
  • The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox; Chief Red Fox with Cash Asher, ed.
  • Abnormalities of Personality; Michael Stone
  • Family Linen; Lee Smith
  • The Longings of Women; Marge Piercy
  • The Treatment of the DSM-III Psychiatric Disorders; William Reid
  • The Passion of Ansel Bourne; Michael Kenny
  • From Paralysis to Fatigue; Edward Shorter
  • 1929: The Year of the great Crash; William Klingaman
  • Watson’s Apology; Beryl Bainbridge
  • Vindication: Frances Sherwood

 

1993

  • A Vision of Light; Judith Riley
  • A Cold Mind; David Lindsay
  • We Do Not Die; George Anderson
  • Whoever Fights Monsters; Robert Ressler and Tom Shachtman
  • Desire; Amy Wallace
  • Unearthing Atlantis; Charles Pellegrino
  • Billy Brazil; Emil De Grazia
  • Torso; Steven Nickel
  • Women Who Love Men Who Kill; Sheila Isenberg
  • Intergirl; Vladimir Kunin
  • The Want-Ad Killer; Ann Rule
  • Final Analysis; Jeffrey M. Masson
  • Sigmund Freud: Man and Father; Martin Freud
  • The Children of Men; P.D. James
  • De Rerum Natura; Lucretius
  • Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession; Janet Malcolm
  • Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman; Jack Jones
  • The Dinosaur Man; Susan Baur
  • Turtle Moon; Alice Hoffman
  • The Freud Journals of Lou Andreas-Salome
  • The Complete Freud-Fleiss, 1887-1904; Jeffrey M. Masson, ed.
  • Listening to Prozac; Peter Kramer
  • Chesire Moon; Robert Ferrigno
  • A Social History of Madness; Roy Porter
  • The Female Malady; Elaine Showalter
  • Schizophrenia Genesis; Irving Guttesman
  • I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional; Wendy Kaminer
  • The Broken Brain; Nancy Andreason
  • Psychitric Diagnosis; Don Goodwin & Sam Guze
  • The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing; Judith Rappaport
  • Phobia: The Facts; Donald Goodwin
  • Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings; Susan Baur
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café; Fannie Flagg
  • Surviving Schizophrenia; E. Fuller Torrey
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Selection for Anxiety Disorders; Samuel Knapp and Leon Vande Creek
  • Review of Psychiatry 10; APA
  • Psychiatry and Biological Factors; Edouard Kurstak, ed.
  • Sigmund Freud and Lou Andreas Salome Letters; Ernest Pfeiffer, ed.
  • The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Edward Silberstein, 1871-1881; Walter Boehlich, ed.
  • Intimate Friends, Dangerous Rivals: The Turbulent Relationship Between Freud and Jung; Duane Schultz
  • Gone; Kit Craig
  • Modern Perspectives in Psychosocial Pathology; John Howells, ed.
  • Modern Perspectives in the Psychiatry of the Neurosis; John Howells, ed.
  • Exposure; Kathryn Harrison
  • Feather Crowns; Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Touched with Fire; Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Who am I This Time?; Jay Martin
  • The Silent Twins; Marjorie Wallace
  • The Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America; Robert Hughes
  • Backlash; Susan Faludi

 

1992

  • Cold Heaven; Brian Moore
  • The Flock; Joan Frances Casey with Lynn Wilson
  • A Thousand Acres; Jane Smiley
  • Vienna’s Golden Autumn; Hilde Spiel
  • The Reluctant Empress; Brigitte Hamann
  • The Girls in the Balcony; Nan Robertson
  • Do or Die; Leon Bing
  • Bad; Paul Fussel
  • Assault on Truth; Jeffrey M. Masson
  • Through Divided Minds; Dr. Robert Mayor
  • Dora; Sigmund Freud
  • Freud and Women; Lucy Freeman and Dr. Herbert Strean
  • The Living; Annie Dillard
  • In the Freud Archives; Jeffrey M. Masson
  • The Birth of Neurosis; George Drinka
  • Toscanini’s Fumble and Other Tales of Neurology; Harold Klawans
  • Teleliteracy; David Bianculli
  • A Russian Princess Remembers; Ekaterina Meschcherskaya
  • Burden of Desire; Robert MacNeil
  • Aftershock; Chuck Scarborough
  • Mary Reilly; Valerie Martin
  • Nightmare; Lucy Freeman
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder; Frank Putnam
  • Fatal Subtraction; Pierce O’Donnell and Dennis McDougal
  • Freud, Dora and Vienna 1900; Hannah Decker
  • The House of Mirth; Edith Wharton
  • The Last Tsar; Radzinsky
  • A Story of Deep Delight; Thomas McNamee
  • Jurassic Park; Michael Crichton

 

1991

  • Naomi; Junichiro Tanizaki
  • Circle of Friends; Maeve Binchey
  • Phantom; Susan Kay
  • East is East; T.C. Boyle
  • Magic Hour; Susan Isaacs
  • Passion; Jeanette Winterson
  • Great Plains; Ian Frazier
  • The Kitchen God’s Wife; Amy Tan
  • Passage to Peshwar; Richard Reeves
  • Never Too Thin; Roberta Pollack Seid
  • Liar’s Poker; Michael Lewis
  • The Beauty Myth; Naomi Wolf
  • A Man Without Words; Susan Schaller
  • The Quincunx; Charles Palliser
  • Megatrends 2000; John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

 

1990

  • The Hollow Doll; William Bohnaker
  • The Horse Lattitudes; Robert Ferrigno
  • Un Bal Pour La Saint-Valentin; Penny Jordan
  • Passage Home; Alison McLeay
  • The Animal Wife; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Closer to the Light; Melvin Morse

 

1989

  • The Wheel of Fortune; Susan Howatch
  • The Rich are Different; Susan Howatch
  • The Silence of the Lambs; Thomas Harris
  • Julia Paradise; Rod Jones
  • Shining Through; Susan Isaacs
  • Cashelmara; Susan Howatch
  • Cultural Misunderstandings; Raymonde Carroll
  • The Postponed Generation; Susan Litwin
  • Mamaw; Susan Dodd
  • The Madness of a Seduced Woman; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • A Mother’s Secret; Cynthia Haddad
  • The Joy Luck Club; Amy Tan

 

1988

  • Gone to Soldiers; Marge Piercy
  • Fiskadoro; Denis Johnson
  • Bonfire of the Vanities; Tom Wolf
  • Greenlanders; Jane Smiley
  • Almost Paradise; Susan Isaacs
  • She Who Remembers; Linda Lay Shuler
  • Compromising Positions; Susan Isaacs
  • Close Relations; Susan Isaacs
  • Crossing to Safety; Wallace Stegner
  • Destiny; Sally Beauman
  • The Foul and the Fragrant; Alain Corbin
  • The Handmaid’s Tale; Margaret Atwood

 

1987

  • Good King Harry; Diane Giardina
  • Fools Crow; James Welch
  • The Beet Queen; Louise Erdrich
  • Golden Fire; Jonathan Fast
  • Reindeer Moon; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Populuxe; Thomas Hine
  • The Black Velvet Gown; Catherine Cookson
  • Gates of Grace; Evelina Chao
  • A Nervous Splendor; Frederic Morton
  • The World is Made of Glass; Morris West
  • A Girl of Forty; Herbert Gold
  • The Summer of the Barshinskeys; Diane Pearson
  • The French; Theodore Zeldin
  • Perfume; Patrick Susskind
  • Echoes in the Darkness; Joseph Wambaugh

 

1986

  • Witnesses; Marcy Heidish
  • The Two Mrs. Grenvilles; Dominick Dunne
  • Through a Glass Darkly; Katherine Koen
  • Less than Zero; Brett Easton Ellis
  • Elvis and Me; Pruscilla Beaulieu Presley
  • Echoes; Maeve Binchey
  • Roman; Douglas C. Jones
  • Verity; Brenda Jagger
  • Tree of Life; Hugh Nissenson
  • Decision in Philadelphia; Christopher Collier
  • Miracle at Philadelphia; Catherine Drinker Brown
  • Social New York Under the Georges; Esther Singleton
  • The Color Purple; Alice Walker
  • The Barforth Women; Brenda Jagger

 

1985

  • Young Hearts Crying; Richard Yates
  • The Ballad of Typhoid Mary; J.F. Federspiel
  • Season of Yellow Leaf; Douglas Jones
  • Gone the Dreams and Dancing; Douglas Jones
  • Vital Lies, Simple Truths; Daniel Golman
  • Celebrity; Thomas Thompson
  • The Secret Annie Oakley; Marcy Heidish
  • Women and Appletrees; Moa Martinson
  • Amanda/Miranda; Richard Peck
  • Warday; Whitley Streiber and James Junetta

 

1984

  • A Trooper with Custer; E.A. Brininstool
  • With Custer’s Cavalry; Katherine Gibson Fougera
  • Follow the River; James Alexander Thomm
  • Cows, Pigs, War, and Witches; Marvin Harris
  • The Only Living Witness; Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth
  • Stand We at Last; Zoe Fairbairns
  • Women Who Kill; Ann Jones
  • The Story of Anna O.; Lucy Freeman
  • Light a Penny Candle; Maeve Binchey
  • Fatal Vision; Joe McGuinness
  • Mistral’s Daughter; Judith Krantz
  • Heartburn; Nora Ephron
  • Class; Paul Fussell
  • This Family of Women; Richard Peck
  • The Flowers of the Forrest; Ruth MacDougal
  • Serpentine; Tomas Tompson
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne; Brian Moore

 

1983

  • Polonaise; Piers Paul Reid
  • The Easter Parade; Richard Yates
  • Edie; Jean Stein
  • The Coffin Tree; Wendy Law-Yone
  • The Custer Album; Lawrnece Frost
  • A Bride Goes West; Nannie T. Alderson
  • I, Elizabeth; Ruth Painter Randall
  • What Do You Say After You Say Hello?; Eric Berne
  • Sex and the Brain; Durden-Smith and Di Simone
  • Winter of the White Seal; Marie Herbert

 

1982

  • Other Shores; Diana Nyad
  • The Hunger; Whitley Strieber
  • The Old Wives Tale; Arnold Bennett
  • The Valley of Horses; Jean Auel
  • Knowing Woman; Irene de Castillejo
  • Mosquito Coast; Paul Theroux
  • The Odd Woman; George Gissing

 

1981

  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles; Thomas Hardy
  • Dance of the Tiger; Bjorn Kurten
  • Darlin’ Bill; Jerome Charyn
  • Love; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • The Seventh Babe; Jerome Charyn
  • The Girl in the Swing; Richard Adams
  • Plains Song; Wright Morris
  • The Limits of the Land; Curtis Harnack
  • The Odd Women; George Gissing
  • The Cat and the King; Louis Auchincloss
  • Dita Saxova; Arnost Lustig
  • The White Hotel; D.M. Thomas
  • Going to Extremes; Joe McGuinness
  • The Hotel New Hampshire; John Irving
  • The Stranger Beside Me; Ann Rule
  • Wives of the Wind; Marjorie Jarrett
  • Gorky Park; Martin Cruz Smith
  • July’s People; Nadine Gordimer
  • A Good Sport; Julia Whedon
  • The House on Prague Street; Hana Demetz
  • Such a Pretty Face; Marcia Millman
  • Sweetsir; Helen Yglesias
  • Red Dragon; Thomas Harris

 

1980

  • Silas Marner; George Eliot
  • Going After Cacciato; Tim O’Brien
  • Spirit Lake; MacKinlay Kantor
  • Giant; Edna Ferber
  • I Am Mary Dunne; Brian Moore
  • Chamber Music; Doris Grumbach
  • Creek Mary’s Blood; Dee Brown
  • Sally Hemmings; Barbara Chase-Riboud
  • Pere Goriot; Honore Balzac
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear; Jean Auel
  • The Life I Really Lived; Jessamyn West
  • The Covenant; James Michener

 

1979

  • Final Payments; Mary Gordon
  • The 158-Pound Marriage; John Irving
  • Resurrection; Leo Tolsty
  • Childhood’s End; Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Growth of the Soil; Knut Hamsun
  • Hunter’s Horn; Harriet Simpson Arnow
  • Lost Illusions; Honre Balzac
  • Time in its Flight; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • One of Ours; Willa Cather
  • The Executioner’s Song; Norman Mailer
  • Anya; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

 

1978

  • Roots; Alex Haley
  • Falconer; John Cheever
  • All the Myriad Ways; Larry Niven
  • Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. I
  • City of the Dead; Herbet Lieberman
  • Mindbridge; Joe Haldeman
  • I, Claudius; Robert Graves
  • Double Indemnity; James M. Cain
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice; James M. Cain
  • Voss; Patrick White
  • Murder in the Calais Coach; Agatha Christie
  • Vivien Leigh; Anne Edwards
  • The World According to Garp; John Irving
  • The Thorn Birds; Colleen McCullough
  • The Dragons of Eden; Carl Sagan
  • The Black Death; Gwyneth Cravens and John S. Marr
  • Chicago and the Great Conflagration; Elias Colbert and Robert Cromie
  • Kalki; Gore Vidal
  • The Amityville Horror; Jay Anson
  • The Thin Man; Dashiell Hammett
  • A Passage to India; E.M. Forster
  • The Warden; Anthony Trollope
  • Barchester Towers; Anthony Trollope
  • Angle of Repose; Wallace Stegner
  • Arthur Rex; Thomas Berger
  • Emma; Jane Austen
  • The Water-Method Man; John Irving

 

1977

  • Shogun; James Clavell
  • Obscure Destinies; Willa Cather
  • Theres Raquin; Emil Zola
  • Kristin Lavransdatter; Sigurd Undset
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude; Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Beauty and Sadness; Yasunari Kawabata
  • Dark Quartet; Lynn Reid Banks
  • Disturbing the Peace; Richard Yates
  • Spencer Holst Stories; Spencer Holst
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar; Judith Rossner
  • Scarlett, Rhett, and a Cast of Thousands; Roland Flamini
  • Interview with a Vampire; Anne Rice
  • The Sailor Who Fell with Grace from the Sea; Yukio Mishima
  • Ordinary People; Judith Guest
  • A Fringe of Leaves; Patrick White
  • The Makioka Sisters; Junichiro Tanizaki
  • The Master of Hestviken; Sigurd Undset
  • The Song of the Lark; Willa Cather
  • A Lost Lady; Willa Cather
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge; Thomas Hardy
  • The Woman Warrior; Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Japan Sinks; Sakyo Komatsu
  • The Old Beauty and Other Stories; Willa Cather
  • Overboard; Hank Searls
  • Rebecca; Daphne du Maurier

 

1976

  • The Decay of the Angel; Yukio Mishima
  • O Pioneers!; Willa Cather
  • Jane Eyre; Charlotte Bronte
  • Rose: My Life in Service; Rosina Harrison
  • Lucy Gayheart; Willa Cather
  • The Professor’s House; Willa Cather
  • The Wild Geese; Ogai Mori
  • Comrade Loves of the Samurai; Saikaku
  • Alive!; Piers Paul Reid
  • Thousand Cranes; Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Izu Dancer; Yasunari Kawabata
  • Snow Country; Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Counterfeiter; Yasushi Inoue
  • Obasute; Yasushi Inoue
  • The Full Moon; Yasushi Inoue
  • Thirst for Love; Yasushi Inoue
  • The Emmigrants; Wilhelm Moberg
  • The Massacre at Fall Creek; Jessamyn West
  • Ragtime; E.L. Doctorow
  • Scoundrel Time; Lillian Helman
  • Therese; Francois Mauriac
  • Tom Jones; Henry Fielding
  • The Golden Bowl; Henry James
  • The Sound and the Fury; William Faulkner
  • The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon; Edward Gibbon
  • The Education of Henry Adams; Henry Adams
  • The Mill on the Floss; George Eliot
  • The Scarlet Letter; Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Paradise Lost; John Milton
  • Gulliver’s Travels; Jonathan Swift
  • Walden; Henry David Thoreau
  • The Invisible Man; Ralph Ellison
  • Black Boy; Richard Wright
  • Relgio Medici; Sir Thomas Browne
  • Sybil; Flora Retta Schreiber

 

1975

  • Some Prefer Nettles; Junichiro Tanizaki
  • The Book of Tea; Okakuro Kakuzo
  • This Side of Paradise; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Japan the Beautiful and Myself; Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Sun Also Rises; Ernest Hemingway
  • Green Hills of Africa; Ernest Hemingway
  • Caril; Ninette Beaver, B.K. Ripley, and Patrick Trese
  • Beauty and Sadness; Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Lake; Yasunari Kawabata
  • Shadows on the Rock; Willa Cather
  • Something Happened; Joseph Heller
  • The House of the Sleeping Beauties; Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Sound of Waves; Yukio Mishima
  • Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen
  • My Antonia; Willa Cather

 

1974

  • The Life of an Amorous Woman; Saikaku
  • A Hazard of New Fortunes; William Dean Howells
  • The Narrow Road to Oku; Basho
  • An American Tragedy; Theodore Dreiser
  • Ukigumo; Futabatei Shimei
  • Tender is the Night; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Three-Cornered World; Natsume Soseki
  • The Ambassadors; Henry James
  • Dream of the Red Chamber; Taso Hsueh-Chin
  • Daisy Miller; Henry James
  • The Master of Go; Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Scarlet Letter; Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Blithedale Romance; Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Marble Faun; Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Sheila Levine is Living and Dead in New York; Gail Parent
  • A Christmas Carol; Charles Dickens
  • The Key; Junichiro Tanizaki
  • The Diary of a Mad Old Man; Junichiro Tanizaki
  • The Makioka Sisters; Junichiro Tanizaki

 

1973

  • Cousin Bette; Honore Balzac
  • Les Liasons Dangereuses; Choderlos de Laclos
  • Nana; Emil Zola
  • The Lady of the Camillias; Alexander Dumas
  • War and Peace; Leo Tolstoy
  • Washington Square; Henry James
  • Watch and Ward; Henry James
  • The American; Henry James
  • Daisy Miller; Henry James
  • This Side of Paradise; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Setting Sun; Osamu Dazai
  • Njal’s Saga
  • Miss Lonelyhearts; Nathaniel West
  • The Brothers Karamazov; Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Spring Snow; Yukio Mishima
  • Runaway Horses; Yukio Mishima
  • Vanity Fair; William Thackery
  • Four Voyages to the New World; Christopher Columbus
  • The Young Tolstoy; Boris Eikhenbaum
  • The Education of Henry Adams; Henry Adams
  • Bleak House; Charles Dickens
  • Letters from an American Farmer; Crevecoeur
  • Family Happiness; Leo Tolstoy
  • The Day of the Locust; Nathaniel West
  • Sevastopol; Leo Tolstoy
  • The Cossacks; Leo Tolstoy
  • The Theory of the Leisure Class; Thorstein Veblen
  • Wieland; Charles Brockden Brown
  • The Enormous Room; e. e. cummings
  • The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Mill on the Floss; George Eliot
  • The Wept of Wish-ton-wish; James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; Edgar Alan Poe
  • Anna Karenina; Leo Tolstoy
  • Blithedale Romance; Nathaniel Hawthorn
  • The Return of the Native; Thomas Hardy
  • The Man Who Knew Coolidge; Sinclair Lewis
  • A Walker in the City; Alfred Kazin
  • Hadji Murad; Leo Tolstoy
  • The Temple of Dawn; Yukio Mishima

 

1972

  • A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; Alexander Solzenhitsyn
  • The Death of Ivan Ilych; Leo Tolstoy
  • Macario; B. Traven (in Spanish)
  • Hadji Murad; Leo Tolstoy
  • The Golovlovs; Saltykov Schedrin
  • The Immense Journey; Loren Eisley
  • The Petty Demon; Sologub
  • The Bell Jar; Sylvia Plath
  • Frankenstein; Mary Shelley
  • A Moveable Feast; Ernest Hemingway
  • The Cancer Ward; Alexander Solzenhitsyn
  • A Clockwork Orange; Anthony Burgess
  • Fathers and Sons; Ivan Tugenev
  • The Sun Also Rises; Ernest Hemingway
  • Mother; Maxim Gorky
  • The Damnation of Theron Ware; Harold Frederic
  • First Blood; David Morrell
  • Sun and Steel; Yukio Mishima
  • Kokoro; Natsume Soseki
  • Fantastic Tales, Strange Animals, Riddles, Jests and Prophesies; Leonardo da Vinci
  • A Savage God; A. Alvarez
  • Anna Karenina; Leo Tolstoy
  • Harold and Maude; Colin Higgins
  • Memoirs of Montparnasse; John Glasco
  • In Our Time; Ernest Hemingway
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Ernest Hemingway
  • Living Well is the Best Revenge; Calvin Tomkins

 

1971

  • Discourse on Art; Joshua Reynolds
  • The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon; Washington Irving
  • Madame Bovary; Gustave Flaubert
  • Tom Jones; Henry Fielding
  • Barry Lyndon; William Makepeace Thackery
  • The Education of Humphrey Clinker; Tobias Smollett
  • Clarissa; Samuel Richardson
  • The Castle of Otranto; Horace Walpole
  • Germinal; Emil Zola
  • Against Nature; J. K. Husymans
  • Death in Venice; Thomas Mann
  • The Metamorphosis; Franz Kafka
  • Beowulf
  • The Awakening; Kate Chopin
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham; William Dean Howells
  • Steppenwolf; Herman Hesse
  • The Plague; Albert Camus
  • The End of the Road; John Barth
  • Giants in the Earth; O. E. Rolvaag
  • Wuthering Heights; Emily Brontë
  • 2001: A space Oddyssey; Arthur Clarke
  • The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Light in August; William Faulkner
  • Crazy Sundays; Aaron Latham
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls; Ernest Hemingway
  • A Farewell To Arms; Ernest Hemingway
  • Babylon Revisited & Other Stories; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Sot-Weed Factor; John Barth
  • Tender is the Night; F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Stranger; Albert Camus
  • Humanism in the Renaissance; Sam Dresden
  • Arrowsmith; Sinclair Lewis
  • The Odyssey; Homer

 

1970

  • Catch-22; Joseph Heller
  • The Yemasee; William Gilmore Simms
  • Wieland; Charles Brockdon Brown
  • The Scarlet Letter; Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; Edgar Alan Poe
  • Moby Dick; Herman Melville
  • The Confidence Man; Herman Melville
  • The American; Henry James
  • McTeague; Frank Norris
  • Billy Budd; Herman Melville
  • The Birds; Tajei Vesaas
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; James Joyce
  • Pierre; Herman Melville
  • The Red Badge of Courage; Stephan Crane
  • Huckleberry Finn; Mark Twain
  • Winesburg, Ohio; Sherwood Anderson
  • The Invisible Man; Ralph Ellison
  • Main Street; Sinclair Lewis
  • Palace of Ice; Tajei Vesaas
  • The Gingerman; J. P. Donlevy
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman; John Fowles
  • In a Wild Sanctuary; William Harrison
  • Robinson Crusoe; Daniel Defoe

 

1969

  • Paradise Falls, vol i; Don Robertson
  • Winnie the Pooh; A. A. Milne
  • Christy; Catherine Marshall
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls; Ernest Hemingway
  • Katherine; Anya Seton
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms; Truman Capote
  • Gus the Great; Thomas Duncan
  • A Search for the Truth; Ruth Montgomery
  • Paradise Falls, vol ii; Don Robertson
  • The Grass Harp; Truman Capote
  • Couples; John Updike
  • The Archduke; Michael Arnold
  • Virgo Descending; Thomas Duncan
  • The Olympian; Brian Glanville
  • The Drift; Lloyd Kropp

 

1968

  • The Ugly American; William Leaderer
  • Thorpe; Mary Dutton
  • The Ballad of the Sad Café; Carson McCullers
  • A Private Disgrace; Victoria Holt Lincoln
  • War Memorial; Martin Russ
  • The Year of the Horsetail; R. F. Tapsell
  • Nicholas and Alexandra; Robert K. Massie
  • The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde; Parker & Gowan
  • Walden Two; B. F. Skinner
  • The Labyrinth; Thomas Duncan
  • Rosemary’s Baby; Ira Levin
  • The Graduate; Charles Webb
  • April Snow; Lillian Budd
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X; Malcolm X & Alex Haley
  • Ethan Frome; Edith Wharton
  • Hotel; Arthur Hailey
  • All Quiet on the Western Front; Erich M. Remarque
  • A Kiss Before Dying; Ira Levin
  • Our Next President; Russel Baker
  • The Woodrow Wilson Dime; Jack Finney
  • Quotations From Chairman LBJ; Lyndon Johnson
  • The Sea of Grass; Conrad Richter
  • The Town House; Norah Lofts
  • Myra Breckonridge; Gore Vidal
  • Mrs. Mike; Nancy & Benedict Freedman
  • Of the Farm; John Updike
  • House Divided; Ben Ames Williams
  • A Death in the Family; James Agee
  • The Public Philosophy; Walter Lippman
  • A Christmas Memory; Truman Capote
  • The Dollmaker; Harriet Simpson Arnow

 

Tenth and Eleventh Grades

  • Catcher in the Rye; J.D. Salinger
  • Devil Water; Anya Seton
  • Rabbit Run; John Updike
  • Of the Farm; John Updike
  • Big River, Big Man; Thomas Duncan
  • Gus the Great; Thomas Duncan
  • Spirit Lake; McKinley Kantor
  • Andersonville; McKinley Kantor
  • Dr. Zhivago; Boris Pasternak
  • Rosemary’s Baby; Ira Levin
  • Kristin Lavransdotter; Sigurd Undset
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner; Alan Sillitoe
  • The World is Not Enough; Zoe Oldenberg
  • In Cold Blood; Truman Capote
  • The Lion at Morning; Stephen Longstreet
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Carson McCullers

 

Junior High School

  • Beany Malone; Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • Leave It to Beany; Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • Beany Has a Secret Life; Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • Make a Wish for Me; Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • Pick a New Dream; Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • Gone With the Wind; Margaret Mitchell
  • April Snow; Lillian Budd
  • April Harvest; Lillian Budd
  • Hannah Fowler; Janice Holt Giles
  • Savannah; Janice Holt Giles
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Betty Smith
  • Joy in the Morning; Betty Smith
  • Maggie Now; Betty Smith
  • Hawaii; James Michener
  • Tales of the South Pacific; James Michener
  • The Vikings; Edison Marshall
  • The Lost Colony; Edison Marshall
  • Yankee Pasha; Edison Marshall
  • West with the Vikings; Edison Marshall
  • Our Glad; Joyce Warren
  • The Winter Serpent; Maggie Davis
  • Rebecca; Daphne DuMaurier
  • My Cousin Rachel; Daphne DuMaurier
  • The Town House; Nora Lofts
  • The Egg and I; Betty MacDonald
  • The Snake Has All the Lines; Jean Kerr
  • To Kill a Mockingbird; Harper Lee
  • Boys and Girls Together; William Goldman
  • The Source; James Michener
  • Drums Along the Mohawk; Walter Edmonds
  • How the West Was Won; Louis L’Amour
  • The Good Earth; Pearl Buck

 

Fourth Through Sixth Grade

  • Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene:
    • The Secret of the Old Clock
    • The Hidden Staircase
    • The Bungalow Mystery
    • The Mystery at Lilac Inn
    • The Secret at Shadow Ranch
    • The Secret of Red Gate Farm
    • The Clue in the Diary
    • Nancy’s Mysterious Letter
    • The Sign of the Twisted Candles
    • The Password to Larkspur Lane
    • The Clue of the Broken Locket
    • The Message in the Hollow Oak
    • The Mystery of the Ivory Charm
    • The Whispering Statue
    • The Haunted Bridge
    • The Clue of the Tapping Heels
    • The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk
    • The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion
    • The Quest of the Missing Map
    • The Clue in the Jewel Box
    • The Secret in the Old Attic
    • The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
    • The Mystery of the Tolling Bell
    • The Clue in the Old Album
    • The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
    • The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
    • The Clue of the Velvet Mask
    • The Ringmaster’s Secret
    • The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
    • The Witch Tree Symbol
    • The Secret of the Golden Pavilion
  • Veronica at the Wells; Lorna Hill
  • Cottage at Bantry Bay; Hilda Van Stockum
  • Ginger Pye; Eleanor Estes
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew; Margaret Sidney
  • Class Ring; Rosamond du Jardin
  • One of the Crowd; Rosamond du Jardin
  • Dot for Short; Frieda Friedman
  • Sundae with Judy; Frieda Friedman
  • All of a Kind Family; Sydney Taylor
  • All of a Kind Family Uptown; Sydney Taylor
  • Mama’s Bank Account; Kathryn Forbes
  • Dandelion Cottage; Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Mystery in the Pirate Oak; Helen Fuller Orton
  • Misty of Chincoteague; Marguerite Henry
  • Sally Saucer; Edna Weiss
  • Blue Willow; Doris Gates
  • National Velvet; Enid Bagnold
  • Little Vic; Doris Gates
  • Taffy’s Foal; Elisa Bialk
  • The Crystal Horse; Catherine Fowler Magee
  • Judith of France; Margaret Leighton
  • Diary of Anne Frank; Anne Frank
  • Kon-Tiki; Thor Heyerdahl
  • Sleigh Bells for Windy Foot; Frances Frost
  • Maple Sugar for Windy Foot; Frances Frost
  • Windy Foot at the County Fair; Frances Frost
  • Horsemasters; Don Standord
  • Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen
  • The Heart of Camp Whipporwill; Alice P. Miller
  • Donna Parker at Cherrydale; Marcia Martin
  • Donna Parker on Her Own; Marcia Martin
  • Donna Parker a Spring to Remember; Marcia Martin
  • Donna Parker Mystery at Arawak; Marcia Martin
  • Donna Parker in Hollywood; Marcia Martin
  • Champions all the Way; Whitman book
  • Pray Love, Remember; Mary Stolz
  • Climb a Lofty Ladder; Walter and Marion Havighurst
  • The Seagulls Woke Me; Mary Stolz
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Elizabeth George Speare
  • Mrs. Mike; Nancy and Benedict
  • Song of the Lark; Willa Cather
  • Anne of Green Gables; L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of Avonlea; L.M. Montgomery
  • Betsy was a Junior; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy and the Great World; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy and Joe; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy’s Wedding; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Heaven to Betsy; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy in Spite of Herself; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Ramona; Helen Hunt Jackson

 

Kindergarten Through Third Grade

  • blazeBilly and Blaze; C.W. Anderson
  • Blaze Finds the Trail; C.W. Anderson
  • Blaze and the Mountain Lion; C.W. Anderson
  • Blaze Finds the Trail; C.W. Anderson
  • Blaze and the Forest Fire; C.W. Anderson
  • Pippi Longstocking; Astrid Lindgren
  • Pippi Goes on Board; Astrid Lindgren
  • The Wizard of Oz; Frank L. Baum
  • Heidi; Johanna Spyri
  • Fury and the Lone Pine Mystery; William Fenton
  • Philomena; Kate Seredy
  • Little Women; Louisa May Alcott
  • Rose in Bloom; Louisa May Alcott
  • Dobry; Monica Shannon
  • Ballet Shoes; Noel Streatfeild
  • Theater Shoes; Noel Streatfeild
  • Movie Shoes; Noel Streatfeild
  • Family Shoes; Noel Streatfeild
  • Betsy Tacy; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy Tacy and Tib; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill; Maude Hart Lovelace
  • Big Red; Jim Kjelgaard
  • Mara of Old Babylon; Elizabeth Witheridge
  • On Indian Trails with Daniel Boone; Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft
  • The Enormous Egg; Oliver Butterworth

 

Books Before I Could Read

  • The Color Kittens; Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Animals of Farmer Jones; Leah Gale
  • Mr Grabbit the Rabbit; Virginia Hoff
  • Mr. Dog; Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams
  • The Train to Timbuktoo; Margaret Wise Brown
  • Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse’s Picnic
  • Paper Doll Wedding
  • Ukelele and Her New Doll; Clara Louise Grant and Campbell Grant
  • Ping; Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
  • Uncle Remus; Joel Chandler Harris
  • Rootie Kazootie Baseball Star; Steve Carlin and Mel Crawford
  • Thumbelina; Hans Christian Anderson
  • Dale Evans and the Lost Gold Mine
  • Snipp, Snapp, Snurr; Maj Lindman
  • Flicka, Ricka, Dicka; Maj Lindman
  • Walt Disney’s Peter Pan
  • Illustrated Treasury of Children’s Literature
  • Better Homes & Gardens Story Book
  • Better Homes & Gardens Second Story Book
  • Wind in the Willows; Kenneth Grahame
  • Winnie the Pooh; A.A. Milne

For cover images, see Books I read Ages 2 to 17 on Pinterest.

 

 

 

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