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

2011 in books

Watch it grow, watch it change!

  1. The Modulor, Le Corbusier
  2. The Metropolis Case, Matthew Gallaway
  3. Various Antidotes, Joanna Scott
  4. American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, Karen Abbott
  5. The Outward Room, Millen Brand
  6. The Book of Happiness, Nina Berberova, trans. Marian Schwartz
  7. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
  8. The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester 
  9. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  11. Tourmaline, Joanna Scott
  12. Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead
  13. What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, Laura van den Berg
  14. The Taste of Penny, Jeff Parker
  15. Hackenfeller's Ape, Brigid Brophy
  16. Further Adventures in Our Restless Universe, Dawn Raffel
  17. Skippy Dies, Paul Murray
  18. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Kevin Wilson
  19. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
  20. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo 
  21. The Lodger, Marie Belloc-Lowndes
  22. Naked Sleeper, Sigrid Nunez
  23. The Entire Predicament, Lucy Corin
  24. Girl From Yamhill, Beverly Cleary
  25. You Lost Me There, Rosencrans Baldwin
  26. Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, Deb Olin Unferth
  27. Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
  28. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
  29. Tiger, Tiger, Margaux Fragoso
  30. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale
  31. Other People We Married, Emma Straub
  32. The Clash of Images, Abdelfattah Kilito
  33. Visitation, Jenny Erpenbeck
  34. The Jokers, Albert Cossery
  35. Half A Life, Darin Strauss
  36. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
  37. Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson
  38. The Sleepwalker, Margarita Karapanou
  39. Old New York, Edith Wharton
  40. The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer
  41. 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson
  42. There Is No Year, Blake Butler
  43. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan
  44. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, Lorrie Moore
  45. The Last Little Blue Envelope, Maureen Johnson
  46. Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
  47. The Hours, Michael Cunningham
  48. The Girl With the Brown Fur, Stacey Levine
  49. Pirate Talk or Mermalade, Terese Svoboda
  50. Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey
  51. Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart
  52. The Great Frustration, Seth Fried
  53. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, Alina Bronsky
  54. The Singer's Gun, Emily St. John Mandel
  55. Just Kids, Patti Smith
  56. The Quality of Life Report, Meghan Daum
  57. The Consequence of Skating, Steve Gillis
  58. Shoplifting From American Apparel, Tao Lin
  59. Native Speaker, Chang-rae Lee
  60. So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman
  61. Girl Factory, Jim Krusoe
  62. Open City, Teju Cole
  63. Us, Michael Kimball
  64. Bury Me Deep, Megan Abbott
  65. I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
  66. I'd Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman
  67. Model Home, Eric Puchner
  68. The Information, James Gleick
  69. The Magicians, Lev Grossman
  70. Personal Days, Ed Park
  71. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  72. The Intuitionist, Colson Whitehead
  73. The Distance Between Us, Masha Hamilton
  74. The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, Jessica Anya Blau
  75. The Fates Will Find Their Way, Hannah Pittard
  76. Postcards from a Dead Girl, Kirk Farber
  77. Horse, Flower, Bird, Kate Bernheimer
  78. Daughters of the Revolution, Carolyn Cooke
  79. The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters, Timothy Schaffert
  80. Case Histories, Kate Atkinson
  81. Heaven to Betsy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  82. Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms, Carmela Ciuraru
  83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  84. On Elegance While Sleeping, Viscount Lascano Tegui (trans. Idra Novey)
  85. The Money Class, Suze Orman
  86. A Little Book of Language, David Crystal
  87. Once Upon A River, Bonnie Jo Campbell
  88. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  89. Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam
  90. We the Animals, Justin Torres
  91. After Claude, Iris Owens
  92. Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language, Robert McCrum
  93. The Journey's Echo, Freya Stark
  94. The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
  95. The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht
  96. The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka
  97. Mr. Fox, Helen Oyeyemi
  98. The Story-Teller, Patricia Highsmith
  99. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession, Allison Hoover Bartlett
  100. The Wandering Falcon, Jamil Ahmad 
  101. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  102. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  103. The Private Lives of Trees, Alejandro Zambra
  104. Candide, Voltaire
  105. Betsy Was a Junior, Maud Hart Lovelace
  106. The Wilder Life, Wendy McClure
  107. The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither, Isabella Bird
  108. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  109. The Scholar and the Dragon, Stella Kon
  110. Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Richard Rhodes 
  111. Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  112. Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Maud Hart Lovelace
  113. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
  114. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Maud Hart Lovelace
  115. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Maud Hart Lovelace
  116. Suicide, Edouard Levé (trans. Jan Steyn)
  117. The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson
  118. Mystery and Manners, Flannery O'Connor

2010 in books

With little comment, and in no particular order, the books that fed my brain between January and December 2010 (favorites bolded):

  1. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn
  2. Sacred Games, Vikram Chanda
  3. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
  4. Lush Life, Richard Price
  5. Sunset Park, Paul Auster
  6. The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
  7. Like Life, Lorrie Moore
  8. Lit, Mary Karr
  9. Birds of America, Lorrie Moore
  10. Flaubert's Parrot, Julian Barnes
  11. Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker
  12. Rumpus Women, compilation
  13. C, Tom McCarthy
  14. The Street of Crocodiles, Bruno Schulz
  15. My Dog Tulip, JR Ackerley
  16. Make Believe, Joanna Scott
  17. The Manikin, Joanna Scott
  18. The Black Minutes, Martin Solares
  19. Half Life, Shelley Jackson
  20. The Places in Between, Rory Stewart
  21. Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson
  22. A Short History of Women, Kate Walbert
  23. Lowboy, John Wray
  24. You Are Here, Meenakshi Madhavan
  25. The White Mary, Kira Salak
  26. Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk
  27. The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  28. Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson
  29. Fugitives and Refugees, Chuck Palahniuk
  30. The 42nd Parallel, John Dos Passos
  31. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon
  32. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  33. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  34. The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson
  35. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson
  36. Room, Emma Donoghue
  37. The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, Thomas Mullen
  38. Possible Side Effects, Augusten Burroughs
  39. A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  40. Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane
  41. Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
  42. The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
  43. Bad Marie, Marcy Dermansky
  44. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
  45. Bright-Sided, Barbara Ehrenreich
  46. Ghosted, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
  47. Kapitoil, Teddy Wayne
  48. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  49. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  50. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  51. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Mario Vargas Llosa
  52. The Coast of Akron, Adrienne Miller
  53. The Vagrants, Yiyun Li
  54. Moth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid
  55. The Territory of Men, Joelle Fraser
  56. Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault
  57. The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
  58. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer
  59. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
  60. Await Your Reply, Dan Chaon
  61. War, Sebastian Junger
  62. A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore
  63. The Ask, Sam Lipsyte
  64. Little Bee, Chris Cleave