2019 in books

Goal: Read 100 books for the year. Will I get there? Only time will tell.

Here’s my progress so far:

  1. Fortune’s Daughter, Alice Hoffman

  2. A Fall of Marigolds, Susan Meissner

  3. Laura & Emma, Kate Greathead

  4. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Katarina Bivald

  5. Origin, Dan Brown

  6. When Life Gives You Lululemons, Lauren Weisberger

  7. The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang

  8. Lady in Waiting, Susan Meissner

  9. Who is Vera Kelly?, Rosalie Knecht

  10. We Love You Charlie Freeman, Kaitlyn Greenidge

  11. Dear Mrs. Bird, AJ Pearce

  12. Miss You, Kate Eberlen

  13. Transcription, Kate Atkinson

  14. The Dress in the Window, Sofia Grant

  15. Goodbye, Paris, Anstey Harris

  16. China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan

  17. Motherhood, Sheila Heti

  18. Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan

  19. I Heart New York, Lindsey Kelk

  20. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh

  21. The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory

  22. Limelight, Amy Poeppel

  23. The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

  24. Mr. Flood’s Last Resort, Jess Kidd

  25. One Day in December, Josie Silver

  26. Still Lives, Maria Hummel

  27. Sourdough, Robin Sloan

  28. Ghosted, Rosie Walsh

  29. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari

  30. The Light We Lost, Jill Santopolo

  31. My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan

  32. Asymmetry, LIsa Halliday

  33. How to Find Love in a Bookshop, Veronica Henry

  34. The Lost Letter, Jillian Cantor

  35. Lizzy and Jane, Katherine Reay

  36. The Atomic City Girls, Janet Beard

  37. The Hand That First Held Mine, Maggie O’Farrell

  38. Advice for Future Corpses, Sallie Tisdale

  39. Becoming, Michelle Obama

  40. Save the Date, Morgan Matson

  41. Social Creatures, Tara Isabella Burton

  42. The Bucket List, Georgia Clark

  43. Hugo & Rose, Bridget Foley

  44. The Recovering, Leslie Jamison

  45. The Windfall, Diksha Basu

  46. Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  47. The Dinner List, Rebecca Serle

  48. 300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso

  49. The Ship of Brides, Jojo Moyes

  50. More than Words, Jill Santopolo

  51. Nice Try, Jane Sinner, Lianne Oelke

  52. The Shortest Way Home, Miriam Parker

  53. 99 Percent Mine, Sally Thorne

2018 in books

Another year, another look at the pages I've turned.

  1. The Wildling Sisters, Eve Chase

  2. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

  3. The Garden of Small Beginnings, Abbi Waxman

  4. The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler

  5. A Window Opens, Elisabeth Egan

  6. Motherest, Kristen Iskandrian

  7. Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan

  8. The Arrangement, Sara Dunn

  9. And We're Off, Dana Schwartz

  10. Careers for Women, Joanna Scott

  11. Virtually Perfect, Paige Roberts

  12. The Misfortune of Marion Palm, Emily Culliton

  13. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

  14. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

  15. The Alice Network, Kate Quinn

  16. The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

  17. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

  18. Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

  19. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green

  20. Young Jane Young, Gabrielle Zevin

  21. Hello Sunshine, Laura Dove

  22. Made for Love, Alissa Nutting

  23. Hard to Forget, Charles Pierce

  24. Why Did I Ever, Mary Robison

  25. Standard Deviation, Katherine Heiny

  26. The Address, Fiona Davis

  27. My (Not So) Perfect Life, Sophie Kinsella

  28. Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley

  29. The Chaperone, Laura Moriarty

  30. Something Like Happy, Eva Woods

  31. Can You Keep a Secret, Sophie Kinsella

  32. The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict

  33. Me Before You, JoJo Moyes

  34. I’ve Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella

  35. After You, JoJo Moyes

  36. The Last Letter from your Lover, JoJo Moyes

  37. Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin

  38. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  39. Do Not Become Alarmed, Maile Meloy

  40. Touch, Courtney Maum

  41. First Comes Love, Emily Giffin

  42. Impossible Views of the World, Lucy Ives

  43. Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart

  44. Heart of the Matter, Emily Giffin

  45. One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

  46. The Woman in the Castle, Jessica Shattuck

  47. What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty

  48. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

  49. The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes

  50. Class Mom, Laurie Gelman

  51. Wedding Night, Sophie Kinsella

  52. Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

  53. Twenties Girl, Sophie Kinsella

  54. Amanda Wakes Up, Alisyn Camerota

  55. One True Loves, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  56. Still Me, Jojo Moyes

  57. After I Do, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  58. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Bachman

  59. Bad Blood, John Carreyrou

  60. The Last Mrs Parrish, Liv Constantine

  61. The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin

  62. Surprise Me, Sophie Kinsella

  63. The Late Lamented Molly Marx, Sally Koslow

  64. Three Wishes, Liane Moriarty

  65. Maybe in Another Life, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  66. How to Stop Time, Matt Haig

  67. The Ensemble, Aja Gabel

  68. Sociable, Rebecca Harrington

  69. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, Balli Kaur Jaswal

  70. The Sunshine Sisters, Jane Green

  71. Commencement, J Courtney Sullivan

  72. The Matchmaker, Elin Hilderbrand

  73. Remember Me, Sophie Kinsella

  74. An Offer You Can’t Refuse, Jill Mansell

  75. The Cactus, Sarah Haywood

  76. Silver Girl, Elin Hilderbrand

  77. The Secret Lives of Color, Kassia St Clair

  78. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

  79. The Wedding Date, Jasmine Guillory

  80. How to Walk Away, Katherine Center

  81. Fitness Junkie, Lucy Sykes

  82. The Girls in the Picture, Melanie Benjamin

  83. Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich

  84. Finding Audrey, Sophie Kinsella

  85. Educated, Tara Westover

  86. Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan

  87. Faithful, Alice Hoffman

  88. The Queen of Hearts, Kimmery Martin

  89. Carnegie’s Maid, Marie Benedict

  90. Everything Happens for a Reason, Kate Bowler

  91. The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan

  92. I Am, I Am, I Am, Maggie O’Farre,ll

  93. A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out, Sally Franson

  94. My Ex-Life, Stephen McCauley

  95. The Hating Game, Sally Thorne

  96. The Undomestic Goddess, Sophie Kinsella

  97. Falling, Jane Green

2017 in books

Where will the pages take me now?

  1. Everything Leads to You, Nina La Cour
  2. We Could Be Beautiful, Swan Huntley
  3. Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple
  4. Hold Still, Nina La Cour
  5. The Red Car, Marcy Dermansky
  6. The Baker's Daughter, Sarah McCoy
  7. Frog Music, Emma Donoghue 
  8. Comet in Moominville, Tove Jansson 
  9. Jane Steele, Lyndsay Faye
  10. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
  11. Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo
  12. Girls on Fire, Robin Wasserman
  13. Disclaimer, Renee Knight
  14. The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth Mckenzie
  15. The Real Liddy James, Anne-Marie Casey
  16. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Dominic Smith
  17. The Assistants, Camille Perri
  18. The Dollhouse, Fiona Davis
  19. The Excellent Lombards, Jane Hamilton 
  20. Be Frank With Me, Julia Claiborne Johnson
  21. When We Meet Again, Kristin Harmel
  22. The Imperial Wife, Irina Reyn
  23. The Regulars, Georgia Clark
  24. Private Citizens, Tony Tulathimutte
  25. This Must Be The Place, Maggie O'Farrell
  26. The Clairvoyants, Karen Brown
  27. Saints and Misfits, S. K. Ali
  28. The Queen of the Night, Alexander Chee
  29. Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
  30. The Mothers, Brit Bennett
  31. The Wangs vs. the World, Jade Chang
  32. What She Left Behind, Ellen Marie Wiseman
  33. Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
  34. We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
  35. Still Life With Tornado, A. S. King
  36. Small Admissions, Amy Poeppel
  37. Eligible - Curtis Sittenfeld
  38. Goodbye Vitamin - Rachel Khong
  39. The Swans of Fifth Avenue - Melanie Benjamin
  40. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic - Sam Quinones
  41. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
  42. The Odd Woman and the City - Vivian Gornick
  43. The Perfect Girl - Gilly McMillan
  44. The Burning Girl - Claire Messud
  45. The Lost Girls - Heather Young
  46. Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
  47. Perfect Little World - Kevin Wilson
  48. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
  49. All Grown Up - Jami Attenberg
  50. The Animators - Kayla Rae Whitaker
  51. The Extra Woman - Joanna Scutts
  52. Our Short History - Lauren Grodstein
  53. The Awkward Age - Francesca Segal
  54. Rabbit Cake - Annie Hartnett

2015 in books

What's on my shelf this year? Here's a glimpse at the titles I've read:

  1. Rainey Royal, Dylan Landis
  2. Hurry Down Sunshine, Michael Greenberg
  3. Perfect Madness, Judith Warner
  4. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer 
  5. The Wallcreeper, Nell Zink 
  6. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, Anton DiSclafani
  7. City of Ash, Megan Chance
  8. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
  9. The Word Exchange, Alena Graedon
  10. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  11. Ugly Girls, Lindsay Hunter 
  12. Love Slave, Jennifer Spiegel
  13. After Birth, Elisa Albert
  14. Smart Girls Get What They Want, Sarah Strohmeyer 
  15. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
  16. The Book of Dahlia, Elisa Albert
  17. Never Mind, Edward St Aubyn
  18. Bad News, Edward St Aubyn
  19. Some Hope, Edward St Aubyn
  20. Mother's Milk, Edward St Aubyn 
  21. At Last, Edward St Aubyn
  22. Follow Me, Joanna Scott
  23. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  24. Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh 
  25. The Sellout, Paul Beatty
  26. A Guide to Being Born, Ramona Ausubel 
  27. 1913: The Year Before the Storm, Florian Illies 
  28. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, Helen Grant 
  29. Almost Famous Women, Megan Mayhew Bergman 
  30. Adam, Ariel Schrag 
  31. The Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante
  32. The Heiresses, Sara Shepard
  33. Help for the Haunted, John Searles
  34. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon---And the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller 
  35. Dark Rooms, Lili Anolik 
  36. Five Women, Rona Jaffe
  37. The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott
  38. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  39. Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman
  40. Turtle Diary, Russell Hoban
  41. Life Among the Savages, Shirley Jackson
  42. Raising Demons, Shirley Jackson
  43. Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky 
  44. On Immunity, Eula Biss 
  45. This One Is Mine, Maria Semple 
  46. The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
  47. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
  48. 10:04, Ben Lerner
  49. Happily Ever After, Harriet Evans
  50. Dear Daughter, Elizabeth Little
  51. The Bad Seed, William March
  52. A History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell
  53. Comet in Moominland, Tove Jansson
  54. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak 
  55. Nurture Shock, Po Bronson 
  56. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara 
  57. Unbecoming, Rebecca Scherm
  58. Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum
  59. Between Lives, Dorothea Tanning
  60. The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson 
  61. Between You and Me, Mary Norris
  62. Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon 
  63. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  64. Bluets, Maggie Nelson
  65. Ana of California, Andi Teran 
  66. The Suicide of Claire Bishop, Carmiel Banasky
  67. Love and Other Way of Dying, Michael Paterniti
  68. Find Me, Laura van den Berg
  69. Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
  70. Dietland, Sarai Walker
  71. Founding Grammars, Rosemarie Ostler
  72. This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Jonathan Evison
  73. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  74. Local Girls, Caroline Zancan
  75. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, Anna North 
  76. Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper, Hilary Liftin
  77. Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins

2014 in books

The titles I read, as I read them.

  1. Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary
  2. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York, Kathy Peiss
  3. Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, William Dalrymple
  4. Glaciers, Alexis M. Smith
  5. Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
  6. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Horace McCoy
  7. The Red Leather Diary, Lily Koppel
  8. The Oracle of Stamboul, Michael David Lukas
  9. The Listeners, Leni Zumas
  10. Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott
  11. Songlines, Bruce Chatwin
  12. Machine Dreams, Jayne Anne Phillips
  13. Notes from No Man's Land, Eula Biss
  14. It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image+Text Work by Women Artists & Writers, Lisa Pearson, ed.
  15. Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
  16. Women Against Men, Storm Jameson
  17. Behind the Burly Q, Leslie Zemeckis and Blaze Starr
  18. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, Karen Russell
  19. Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  20. The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson
  21. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
  22. Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood
  23. The Crack-Up with Other Pieces and Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  24. West with the Night, Beryl Markham 
  25. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
  26. My Life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead
  27. The Maytrees, Annie Dillard
  28. Twins, Marcy Dermansky
  29. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  30. I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron
  31. Save Yourself, Kelly Braffet
  32. Wide Eyed, Trinie Dalton
  33. Music for Torching, A. M. Homes 
  34. Practical Jean, Trevor Cole 
  35. A Book of One's Own: People and their Diaries, Thomas Mallon
  36. The Mammoth Book of Street Art, JAKe (ed.)
  37. Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
  38. The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos & Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures, Dona M. Wong
  39. The Locusts Have No King, Dawn Powell
  40. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
  41. The Odditorium, Melissa Pritchard
  42. Bark, Lorrie Moore
  43. Varieties of Disturbance, Lydia Davis
  44. Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson  
  45. Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
  46. Fair Play, Tove Jansson 
  47. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth 
  48. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler 
  49. The Bachelor of Arts, R. K. Narayan
  50. Please Ignore Vera Dietz, A. S. King
  51. Summer Will Show, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  52. The Lady in Gold, Anne-Marie O'Connor 
  53. Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole
  54. Me and Fat Glenda, Lila Perl
  55. Mr. Fortune's Maggot, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  56. The Salutation, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  57. Wildmen, Wobblies, and Whistle Punks: Stewart Holbrook's Lowbrow Northwest, ed. Brian Booth
  58. The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
  59. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
  60. Serve it Forth, MFK Fisher
  61. Consider the Oyster, MFK Fisher
  62. The Gastronomical Me, MFK Fisher
  63. Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill
  64. Stoner, John Williams
  65. The Summer Book, Tove Jansson
  66. A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg
  67. A Dark Adapted Eye, Ruth Rendell 
  68. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
  69. The Blue of Her Body, Sara Greenslit 
  70. Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle, Murray Morgan
  71. Artful, Ali Smith
  72. The Fig Eater, Jody Shields
  73. Expecting Better, Emily Oster
  74. The Borrower, Rebecca Makkai
  75. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote
  76. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
  77. O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
  78. The Stranger, Albert Camus
  79. Dramarama, E. Lockhart
  80. Green Girl, Kate Zambreno
  81. The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro
  82. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  83. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
  84. 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas, Marie-Helene Bertino
  85. Tortoise by Candlelight, Nina Bawden
  86. A Partial History of Lost Causes, Jennifer duBois
  87. Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  88. Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
  89. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, Elizabeth Smart
  90. The Assumption of the Rogues & Rascals, Elizabeth Smart
  91. Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Maud Hart Lovelace
  92. CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders
  93. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Maud Hart Lovelace
  94. Landline, Rainbow Rowell 
  95. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Maud Hart Lovelace
  96. Operating Instructions, Anne Lamott
  97. The Talented Miss Highsmith, Joan Schenkar
  98. Crapalachia, Scott McClanahan
  99. Heaven to Betsy, Maud Hart Lovelace 
  100. A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel
  101. The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison
  102. California, Edan Lepucki
  103. The Fallback Plan, Leigh Stein

  104. Provence, 1970: MFK Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste, Luke Barr

  105. Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell

  106. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, Steven Pinker

  107. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell 

  108. Lizard Music, Daniel Pinkwater

  109. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  110. 20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill
  111. Almost No Memory, Lydia Davis
  112. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
  113. Ask the Passengers, A. S. King
  114. What Was Lost, Catherine O'Flynn
  115. The Life in the Studio, Nancy Hale
  116. Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
  117. The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  118. The Mistress's Daughter, A. M. Homes 
  119. Saturn's Return to New York, Sara Gran
  120. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, A. S. King
  121. An Invisible Sign of My Own, Aimee Bender
  122. How to Get Into the Twin Palms, Karolina Waclawiak
  123. Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle
  124. The Sea, The Sea, Iris Murdoch
  125. The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown
  126. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  127. The Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp
  128. Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes
  129. The Fever, Megan Abbott 
  130. Great Granny Webster, Caroline Blackwood
  131. Daughters of the North, Sarah Hall
  132. The Transcriptionist, Amy Rowland 
  133. Betsy in Spite of Herself, Maud Hart Lovelace
  134. Amy Falls Down, Jincy Willett
  135. The Girls from Corona Del Mar, Rufi Thorpe
  136. The Hundred-Year House, Rebecca Makkai 
  137. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories, Tove Jansson
  138. Can't and Won't, Lydia Davis
  139. Black Dahlia, James Ellroy

2013 in books

What I read, as I read it. (Note: 2013 is "the Year of Reading Proust," and I'm playing along on Goodreads; this will likely drastically reduce the number of books I read on the whole, but I'm psyched to finally go In Search of Lost Time.)

  1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple
  2. Blindness, Henry Green
  3. Monsieur Proust's Library, Anka Muhlstein
  4. The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell
  5. Tenth of December, George Saunders
  6. This is Running for Your Life, Michelle Orange
  7. Orchids on Your Budget, Marjorie Hillis
  8. The Book of Blood and Shadow, Robin Wasserman
  9. Nine Months, Paula Bomer
  10. Zazen, Vanessa Veselka
  11. It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini
  12. Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block
  13. Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block
  14. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Francesca Lia Block
  15. Missing Angel Juan, Francesca Lia Block
  16. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
  17. The Fifty Year Sword, Mark Z. Danielewski
  18. Swann's Way, Marcel Proust
  19. How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
  20. HHhH, Laurent Binet
  21. Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins
  22. Stream of Life, Clarice Lispector
  23. How Literature Saved My Life, David Shields
  24. Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell
  25. School for Love, Olivia Manning
  26. May We Be Forgiven, A. M. Homes
  27. Dora, Lidia Yuknavitch
  28. Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross
  29. Fever, Mary Beth Keane
  30. Baby Be-Bop, Francesca Lia Block
  31. Wallflower at the Orgy, Nora Ephron
  32. Turn, Magic Wheel, Dawn Powell
  33. Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn
  34. Vaclav and Lena, Haley Tanner
  35. A Thousand Morons, Quim Monzo 
  36. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
  37. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
  38. Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner
  39. Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
  40. If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland
  41. Bitter Bitch, Maria Sveland
  42. Dare Me, Megan Abbott
  43. Within a Budding Grove, Marcel Proust
  44.  Bright's Passage, Josh Ritter 
  45. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Therese Anne Fowler
  46. Errantry, Elizabeth Hand
  47. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson
  48. Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, Christine Byl
  49. Where I Was From, Joan Didion
  50. The Assumption of the Rogues & Rascals, Elizabeth Smart
  51. The Little Disturbances of Man, Grace Paley
  52. The Cove, Ron Rash
  53. The Magic Circle, Jenny Davidson
  54. Speedboat, Renata Adler
  55. Loitering With Intent, Muriel Spark
  56. The Lost Art of Walking, Geoff Nicholson 
  57. Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing, Elaine Showalter  
  58. Matilda, Roald Dahl
  59. The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, Kathleen Alcott
  60. Threats, Amelia Gray
  61. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
  62. Giving Up the Ghost, Eric Nuzum
  63. The Cranes Dance, Meg Howrey
  64. Pitch Dark, Renata Adler
  65. The Fat Woman's Joke, Fay Weldon
  66. The Vanishers, Heidi Julavits 
  67. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
  68. The Guermantes Way, Marcel Proust 
  69. Black Light, Elizabeth Hand
  70. Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, Mary Gabriel 
  71. Big Brother , Lionel Shriver
  72. Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
  73. The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner
  74. Stay Awake, Dan Chaon
  75. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
  76. Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones
  77. The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
  78. Tampa, Alissa Nutting 
  79. The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit
  80. Schroder, Amity Gaige 
  81. The Faster I Walk The Smaller I Am, Kjersti A. Skomsvold 
  82. Inside, Alix Ohlin
  83. The Panopticon, Jenni Fagan
  84. The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer  
  85. The Universe Versus Alex Woods, Gavin Extence 
  86. Understood Betsy, Dorothy Canfield
  87. We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo
  88. The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes 
  89. The Zodiac Arch, Freya Stark  
  90. Sodom and Gomorrah, Marcel Proust  
  91.  Night Film, Marisha Pessl
  92. Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks
  93. The Lola Quartet, Emily St. John Mandel
  94. The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector 
  95. Alice Fantastic, Maggie Estep
  96. A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit 
  97. The Heart Broke In, James Meek
  98. The Book Borrower, Alice Mattison 
  99. Manifestoes of Surrealism, Andre Breton
  100. Gods Without Men, Hari Kunzru
  101. The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud
  102. Passing, Nella Larsen
  103. The Color Master, Aimee Bender
  104. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes
  105. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
  106. The Residue Years, Mitchell S. Jackson
  107. The Captive, Marcel Proust
  108. Moonwalking With Einstein, Joshua Foer  
  109. People Round the Corner, Thyra Samter Winslow 
  110. Blood in the Parlor, Dorothy Dunbar 
  111. Five Star Billionaire, Tash Aw 
  112. The Narrow House, Evelyn Scott
  113. White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi 
  114. Anarchism is Not Enough, Laura Riding 
  115. Sleeveless Errand, Norah C. James 
  116. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson 
  117. Run, Ann Patchett
  118. The Fugitive, Marcel Proust  
  119. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra
  120. Come Closer, Sara Gran
  121. The Assassin from Apricot City: Reportage from Turkey, Witold Szablowski
  122. The Complete Short Stories, Agnes Owens 
  123. Winner of the National Book Award, Jincy Willett
  124. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  125. Looking for Alaska, John Green
  126. Dope, Sara Gran
  127. The Box Garden, Carol Shields
  128. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination, Katharine Harmon
  129. Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead, Sara Gran
  130. An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
  131. Time Regained, Marcel Proust 
  132. How to Talk to Practically Anybody About Practically Anything, Barbara Walters
  133. Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
  134. Lucretia and the Kroons, Victor LaValle
  135. Dark Places, Gillian Flynn
  136. The Tracey Fragments, Maureen Medved
  137. The Lifted Veil, George Eliot
  138. Serena, Ron Rash

2012 in books

Books that I've read, as I read them! So many books, so little time.

  1. The Effect of Living Backwards, Heidi Julavits
  2. Betsy in Spite of Herself, Maud Hart Lovelace
  3. What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going, Damion Searls
  4. Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta
  5. The Colossus of New York, Colson Whitehead
  6. The Fountain Overflows, Rebecca West 
  7. Betsy and Joe, Maud Hart Lovelace
  8. I Married You for Happiness, Lily Tuck
  9. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  10. Betsy and the Great World, Maud Hart Lovelace
  11. Betsy's Wedding, Maud Hart Lovelace
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  13. Carney's House Party, Maud Hart Lovelace
  14. No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July
  15. Winona's Pony Cart, Maud Hart Lovelace
  16. The Map of Time, Felix J. Palma 
  17. Rules of Civility, Amor Towles
  18. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  19. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Stephen Crane
  20. The Deepening Stream, Dorothy Canfield
  21. Treasure Island!!!, Sara Levine
  22. Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
  23. The Colors of Infamy, Albert Cossery
  24. Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World, Sara Vowell
  25. The Country of the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett
  26. Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan
  27. Phases of an Inferior Planet, Ellen Glasgow
  28. The Magician King, Lev Grossman 
  29. The Hare With Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal
  30. Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner 
  31. Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace
  32. Pointed Roofs, Dorothy Richardson
  33. The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman
  34. Amsterdam Stories, Nescio
  35. My Next Bride, Kay Boyle 
  36. The Hangman's Daughter, Oliver Potsch
  37. Mary Olivier: A Life, May Sinclair
  38. Marking the Sparrow's Fall, Wallace Stegner 
  39. The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People who Read Them, Elif Batuman
  40. The Luminist, David Rocklin 
  41. New Grub Street, George Gissing
  42. The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience, J. S. Holliday
  43. Half Empty, David Rakoff 
  44. The Wordy Shipmates, Sarah Vowell
  45. When I Was A Child I Read Books, Marilynne Robinson 
  46. Hope: A Tragedy, Shalom Auslander 
  47. Lightning Rods, Helen DeWitt
  48. Adam Bede, George Eliot
  49. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates 
  50. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
  51. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  52. Miss Lulu Bett, Zona Gale 
  53. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo 
  54. Friendship Village, Zona Gale
  55. The Newlyweds, Nell Freudenberger
  56. The Easter Parade, Richard Yates
  57. Best Russian Short Stories, various authors 
  58. In the Mountains, Elizabeth von Arnim
  59. The Children's Book, A. S. Byatt
  60. Talion, Mary Maddox 
  61. Midsummer Night in the Workhouse, Diana Athill 
  62. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender
  63. Howards End, E. M. Forster 
  64. The Artist of Disappearance, Anita Desai 
  65. The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold, Kate Bernheimer
  66. Miss Fuller, April Bernard
  67. The Californians, Gertrude Atherton 
  68. As If A Bird Flew By Me, Sara Greenslit
  69. What Dreams May Come, Gertrude Atherton
  70. My Ears Are Bent, Joseph Mitchell
  71. Anywhere But Here, Mona Simpson
  72. Queen Lucia, E. F. Benson 
  73. As a Friend, Forrest Gander
  74. Ayiti, Roxane Gay 
  75. Emily of Deep Valley, Maud Hart Lovelace 
  76. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, Arnold Bennett
  77. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain 
  78. The End of Everything, Megan Abbott
  79. The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot 
  80. The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson 
  81. The Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector 
  82. A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers
  83. On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet, Luree Miller
  84. Household Stories, Brothers Grimm (trans. Lucy Crane) 
  85. The Raising, Laura Kasischke 
  86. Maida's Little Shop, Inez Haynes Gillmore 
  87. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  88. Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll
  89. The Dud Avocado, Elaine Dundy
  90. Light Woman, Zona Gale
  91. Dracula, Bram Stoker 
  92. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  93. Angel Island, Inez Haynes Gillmore
  94. Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  95. Mosses from an Old Manse, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  96. Selected short stories, Edgar Allan Poe
  97. The Island of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells
  98. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells 
  99. The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe 
  100. The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker
  101. Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  102. Champagne Days of San Francisco, Evelyn Wells
  103. Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  104. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury 
  105. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter 
  106. The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson
  107. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  108. Little Brother, Cory Doctorow 
  109. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling
  110. Sorry Please Thank You, Charles Yu 
  111. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce
  112. The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, Terry Teachout
  113. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
  114. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville 
  115. The House Without Windows, Barbara Newhall Follett 
  116. A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd and Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man and Beast, MFK Fisher
  117. Arcadia, Lauren Groff
  118. How to Cook a Wolf, MFK Fisher
  119. Swim for the Little One First, Noy Holland
  120. Love in a Dish, MFK Fisher
  121. The Brimming Cup, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  122. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store, Robin Sloan
  123. Hong Kong, Jan Morris 
  124. How Should a Person Be?, Sheila Heti
  125. The Most Dangerous Thing, Laura Lippman
  126. Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett
  127. The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
  128. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  129. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
  130. The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, Idries Shah
  131. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel