The Book List

An attempt to keep track of the books I've read. I've attempted to list these in order starting with the most recent, but eventually I just start listing what I remember.


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Night by Elie Weisel

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan J. Stradal

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

A Thosuand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro

Sula by Toni Morrison

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood


The Color Purple by Alice Walker


Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rawling


Room by Emma Donoghue

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rawling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rawling

The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rawling

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rawling


The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rawling

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Tinkers by Paul Harding

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rawling


Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk

Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories by Elizabeth Strout

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Choke by Chuck Palahnuik

Survivor by Chuck Palahnuik

Duma Key by Stephen King

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

March by Geraldine Brooks

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Everyman by Philip Roth

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Assination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Before I really kept track:

Jarhead by Anthony Swofford

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Percepolis by Margane Satrapi

Angels and Insects by A. S. Byatt

The Hunstman by Whitney Terrell

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Love by Toni Morrison

The Known World by Edward P. Jones

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Forever by Pete Hamill

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Emma by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Interesting Narrative by Olaudah Equiano

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Animal Farm by George Orwell

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Keesey

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

Candide by Voltaire

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Regulators by Richard Bachman

Beowulf by Unknown

Misery by Stephen King

Pet Semetary by Stephen King

Mutation by Robin Cook

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Congo by Michael Crichton

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Stuart Little by E. B. White

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

Anne of Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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