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13th Element , The by John Emsley
20 Something, 20 Everything by Christine Hassler
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

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Abacus and the Cross , The by Nancy Marie Brown
Across the Wire by Luis Alberto Urrea
Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
Aeneid , The by Virgil
African in Greenland , An by Tete-Michel Kpomassie
Africa’s World War by Gerard Prunier
After the Dance , by Edwidge Danticat
Age of Dreaming , The by Nina Revoyr
Age of Homespun , The by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Ain’t Myth Behavin’ by Kate Macalister
Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe
Alligators, Old Mink, and New Money by Alison and Melissa Houtte
Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
Alone! Alone! , by Rosemary Dinnage
Altar in the World , An by Barbara Brown Taylor
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The by Michael Chabon
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
American Chica by Marie Arana
American Girls About Town
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
America’s Women by Gail Collins
America’s Secret War by George Friedman
Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar
Anatomy of a Rose by Sharman Apt Russell
Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
And God Said by John M. Hoffman
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The by Jane Austen and David Shapard
Antoine’s Alphabet by Jed Perl
Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans
Arabian Nights , The trans. by Hussein Haddawy
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Art of Choosing , The by Sheena Iyengar
Art of the Personal Letter, The by Margaret Shephard
Ascent of Mount Fuji , The by Chingiz Aitmatov
Ask a Mexican by Gustavo Arellano
Asleep by Molly Caldwell Cosby
Audacity of Hope, The by Barack Obama
Aura by Carlos Fuentes
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man , The by James Weldon Johnson
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The by Earnest Gaines
Autumn of the Patriarch , The by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Awakening , The by Kate Chopin
Aya by Margeurite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie

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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg Dubravka Ugrešić
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa
Bachelor Brothers’ Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson
Bachelor Girl by Betsy Israel
Ballad of the Sad Café, The by Carson McCullers
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Bartleby the Scrivener Herman Melville
Basin and Range by John McPhee
Bayou, Vol. One by Jeremy Love
Beat to Quarters by C.S. Forster
Beautiful Place to Die, A by Malla Nunn
Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer
Bed in Heaven , A Tessa de Loo
Beekeeper’s Apprentice, The by Laurie King
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth
Bell, The by Iris Murdoch
Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean
Bend in the River, A by V.S. Naipul
Bernardo and the Virgin by Silvio Sirias
Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace
Better by Atul Gawande
Better than Beauty by Helen Valentine
Between , The by Tananarive Due
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
Beyond Blossoming Fields by Jun’ichi Watanbe
Biography: a Very Short Introduction by Hermione Lee
Billion Bootstraps, A by Philip Smith and Eric Thurman
Birchwood by John Banville
Black Book, The by Orhan Pamuk
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolpho Anaya
Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, A by Amy Bloom
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Blonde Like Me by Natalia Ilyin
Bloody Chamber, The by Angela Carter
Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Blue Castle , The by L.M. Montgomery
Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz
Blue Sky, The by Galsan Tschinag
Bluest Eye, The by Toni Morrison
Body at the Tower , The by Y.S. Lee
Body Drama by Nancy Amanda Redd
Body Has a Mind of Its Own, The by Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee
Body Project, The by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Boilerplate Rhino , The by David Quammen
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
Bone Woman, The by Clea Koff
Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
Book by Book by Michael Dirda
Book of Chameleons , The by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
Book of Lost Things, The by John Connolly
Book of Secrets, The by M.G. Vassanji
Book of Tea , The Kakuzo Okakura
Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak
Booked to Die by John Dunning
BookMarks: Reading in Black and White by Karla F. C. Holloway
Booknotes: Stories from American History ed. by Brian Lamb
“Bookshop, The” by Penelope Fitzgerald
Born in the Big Rains by Fadumo Korn
Bound for Canaan by Fergus Bordewich
Bound to Please by Michael Dirda
Broken Vessel, A by Kate Ross
Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King
Buddha’s Orphans by Samrat Upadhyay
Built by Books by Thomas Wright
The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton
Burmese Days by George Orwell
Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca
Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers
Butterfly Mosque , The by Willow Wilson
By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah

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Candide by Voltaire
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Canon, The by Natalie Angier
Cape of Storms , The Nina Berberova
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Castle Eppstein , by Alexandre Dumas
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
Castle Waiting by Lisa Medley
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
Chances Are by Matthew Kaplan
Chagall by Jackie Wullschlager
Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
Chasing the Flame by Samantha Power
Chocolate: a Bittersweet Saga of Light and Dark by Mort Rosenblum
Choosing You by Alexandra Soiseth
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. One , The by Diana Wynne Jones
Chrysalis by Kim Todd
City of Oranges by Adam LeBor
Class 11 by T.J. Waters
Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda
Claudine at School by Colette
Claudine in Paris by Colette
Clotel by William Wells Brown
Cold Case, A by Philip Gourevitch
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Collector, The by John Fowles
Comfort of Strangers, The by Ian McEwan
Commodore Hornblower by C.S. Forester
Complete Stories, The by Dorothy Sayers
Complications by Atul Gawande
Connected by Daniel Altman
Consequences of Love , The by Sulaiman Addonia
Consolations of Philosophy, The by Alain de Botton
Count of Monte Cristo, The by Alexandre Dumas
Country of My Skull by Antjie Krog
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Country Driving by Peter Hessler
Country of Pointed Firs , The Sarah Orne Jewett Cousin Bette by Balzac
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranioklepty , by Colin Dickey
Creating a World Without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
Creative Family , The by Amanda Blake Soule
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Crusades Through Muslim Eyes , The by Amin Maalouf
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer
Curse of the Good Girl, The by Rachel Simmons
Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross

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Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
“Daisy Miller” by Henry James
Damascus Nights by Rafik Schami
Dancing in the Dark: a Cultural History of the Great Depression by Morris Dickstein
Dark Dividing , A by Sarah Rayne
Days of Death, Days of Life by Kristin Norget
Dearest Anne by Judith Katzir
Dead Secret, The by Wilkie Collins
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Death at Bishop’s Keep by Robin Paige
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Death at the Priory by James Ruddick
Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
Debt: the First 5,000 Years David Graeber
Decameron , The Giovanni Boccaccio
Deep Economy by Bill McKibben
Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
Dervishes by Beth Helms
Devil’s Picnic, The by Taras Grescoe
Diamond in the Desert , A by Jo Tatchell
Disquiet by Julia Leigh
Dissent Papers , The Hannah Gurman
Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye, The by A.S. Byatt
Doctor Thorne , by Anthony Trollope
Doll’s House, The by Neil Gaiman
Door, The by Mary Roberts Rinehard
Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
Dreadful Delineations by John Maclay
DreadfulWater Shows Up by Thomas King
Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
Dream Homes by Joyce Zonana
Dream Hunters by Yoshitaka Amano and Neil Gaiman
Dreaming, Vol. One, The by Queenie Chan
Dreams and Shadows by Robin Wright
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Dressed for Death by Donna Leon
Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields
Drowning Tree , The by Carol Goodman

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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Eating India by Chitrita Banerji
Egg on Mao by Denise Chong
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Elegance of the Hedgehog , The by Muriel Barbery
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
“Embers” by Sandor Marai
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures by Kenneth Cain , Heidi Postlewaite , and Andrew Thomson
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamako
Emma by Jane Austen
Emma Vol. One by Kaoru Mori
Empires of the Indus Alice Albinia
Empress by Shan Sa
Enchanted Hunters Maria Tatar
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
End of the Free Market , The by Ian Bremmer
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Eustace Diamonds, The by Anthony Trollope
Evelina by Frances Burney
Every Day is a Good Day ed. by Wilma Mankiller
Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin
Evil Genius , The by Wilkie Collins
Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
Ex Libris (reread) Anne Fadiman
Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan
Expat by Christina Henry de (ed.) Tessan
Experiment in Criticism , An by C.S. Lewis
Eye of Jade , The by Diane Wei Liang
Eye of the Albatross , by Carl Safina
Eyre Affair, The by Jasper Fforde

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Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
Fables, Vol. One: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina
Fables Vol. Two: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol. Three: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol. Four: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol. Five: Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham
Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli
Fall of Rome , The by Martha Southgate
Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie Macdonald
Far Traveller, The by Nancy Marie Brown
Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Farming of the Bones , The by Edwidge Danticat
Fever, The by Sonia Shah
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
Fine Balance , A by Rohinton Mistry
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
Fire on the Mountain by Anita Desai
Flapper by Joshua Zeitz
Fledgling by Octavia Butler
Flow by Elissa Stein and Susan King
Flying Colours by C.S. Forster
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
Forest Lover, The by Susan Vreeland
Forgetful of Their Sex Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg
Fox Woman, The by Kij Johnson
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Frangipani by Celestine Hitiura Vaite
Freddie & Me by Mike Dawson
Free For All by Daniel Borchet
Freedom From Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi
French Lessons by Alice Kaplan
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
Friday Night Knitting Club, The by Kate Jacobs
From a Whisper to a Scream by Charles de Lint
From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell
From Empire to Empire Abigail Jacobson
From the Land of Green Ghosts by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

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Gabriela, Clove, and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado
Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
Game, The by Laurie King
Gate of the Sun, The by Elias Khoury
Gentle Madness, A by Nicholas Basbanes
Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum
Ghost Orchid, The by Carol Goodman
Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne
Ghost Writer, The by John Harwood
Gift of Rain , The by Tan Twan Eng
Gifted by Nikita Lalwani
“Gigi” by Collette
Gilgamesh, trans. by Stephen Mitchell
Girl Culture by Lauren Greenfield
Girl in the Picture, The by Denise Chong
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Girl Who Fell from the Sky , The by Heidi Durrow
Girl Who Played Go , The by Shan Sa
Girl With the Golden Shoes , The by Colin Channer
Giver, The by Lois Lowry
Glorious , by Bernice McFadden
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
God Lives in St. Petersburg by Tom Bissell
God of the Hive , by Laurie King
God We Never Knew , The by Marcus Borg
God who Begat a Jackal , The by Nega Mezlekia
God’s Harvard by Hanna Rosin
God’s Spy by Juan Gomez-Jurado
Golden Age, A by Tahmima Anam
Golden Boy, Emerald Girl Yiyun Li
Golden Scales , The Parker Bilal
Good House, The by Tananarive Due
Good Women of China , The by Xinran
Goodbye by Yoshiro Tatsumi
Goodbye, Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
Goose Girl, The by Shannon Hale
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott
Grain of Poetry, A by Herbert Kohl
Grand Tour, The by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede </a
Graveyard Book , The by Neil Gamain
Gray Horses by Hope Larson
Green Age of Asher Witherow , The by M. Allen Cunningham
Green Mountain, White Cloud by Francois Cheng
Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
Guide to Elegance, A by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
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Habit , The by Elizabeth Kujns
Habit of Being, The by Flannery O’Connor
Hair Story by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
Hakawati , The by Rabih Alameddine
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl Wudunn
Hamilton Case , The by Michelle de Kretser
Happiness Project , The by Gretchin Rubin
Happy Prince , The by Oscar Wilde
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto
Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal
Haunting of Hill House, The by Shirley Jackson
Heart of Christianity, The by Marcus Borg
Heart that Bleeds , The by Alma Guillermoprieto
Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thorton
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hills
“Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen
Hedgehog’s Dilemma , The by Hugh Warwick
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
Here’s to You, Jesusa! , by Elena Poniatowska
Hidden Forest, The by Jon Luoma
History of Reading, A by Alberto Manguel
Holding Our World Together Brenda Child
Hound of the Baskervilles , The by Arthur Conan Doyle
House at Riverton, The by Kate Morton
House Next Door, The by Anne Rivers Siddons
House of Seven Gables, The by Nathaniel Hawthorne
House of Stone by Christina Lamb
House on Mango Street, The by Sandra Cisneros
House on the Strand, The by Daphne de Maurier
House You Pass on the Way, The by Jacqueline Woodson
Housekeeper and the Professor, The by Yoko Ogawa
How Novels Work by John Mullan
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
How to Read a Novel by John Sutherland
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
Howards End by E.M. Forster
Howards End is On the Landing by Susan Hill
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Human Being Died That Night , A by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Hundred Thousand Kingdoms N.K. Jemisin
Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang
Hunger by Sharman Apt Russell
Hush by Jacqueline Woodson

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
I, the Divine Rabih Alameddine
Icarus Girl Helen Oyeyemi
I’m Looking Through You by Jennifer Finney Boylan
I’m Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino
If the Spirit Moves You by Justine Picardie
In a Sunburned Country , by Bill Bryson
Ilium by Dan Simmons
In the Bleak Midwinter Julia Spencer-Fleming
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In the Eye of the Sun by Ahdaf Soueif
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz by Michela Wrong
In the Woods by Tana French
In Her Own Sweet Time by Rachel Lehman Haupt
Incognegro by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece
Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Innkeeper’s Song, The by Peter Beagle
Innocent Blood by P.D. James
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Into the Beauitful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Intuitionist, The by Colson Whitehead
Invisible Sex , The by J.M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer, and Jake Page
Italian Secretary, The by Caleb Carr

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Jaguar Smile , The by Salman Rushdie
Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters by William and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Jia by Hyekin Kim
Jackie Ormes by Nancy Goldstein
Jenny Sigrid Undset
Jesus , by Marcus Borg John Crowe’s Devil by Marlon James
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
Journal of Madam Knight , The by Sarah Kemble Knight
Journey Into Islam by Akbar Ahmed
Journey of One’s Own , A by Thalia Zepatos
Journey of the Pink Dolphins by Sy Montgomery

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Kampung Boy by Lat
“Khufu’s Wisdom” by Naguib Mahfouz
Kill Artist, The by Daniel Silva
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
King’s Bride , The by E.T.A. Hoffman
Kingdom of This World , The by Alejo Carpentier
Kiss Me, I’m Single by Amanda Ford
Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter by Ruth Rendell
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Kitchen (reread) Banana Yoshimoto
Kitchen Boy, The by Robert Alexander
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

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Ladies from St. Petersburg, The by Nina Nikolaevna Berberova
Ladies’ Paradise , The by Emile Zola
Ladies of Grace Adieu, The by Susanna Clark
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Lady, the Chef, and the Courtesan , The by Marisol
Lake , The Banana Yoshimoto
Language of Bees, The by Laurie R. King
Last Days of Old Beijing , The by Michael Meyer
Last Days of the Incas , The by Kim MacQuarrie
Last Friend, The by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, The by Richard Zimmler
Last September, The by Elizabeth Bowen
Law and the Lady , The by Wilkie Collins
Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
Leavenworth Case , The by Anne Katherine Green
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
Let the Dead Lie by Malla Nunn
Letter of Mary, A by Laurie King
Letters from a Woman Homesteader by Elinor Pruitt Stewart
Letters From Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi
Liaisons Dangereuses, Les by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Library at Night, The by Alberto Manguel
Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield
Life isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee by Meera Syal
Like Water for Chocolate by Lara Esquivel
Little Country, The by Charles de Lint
Little Star of Bela Lua by Luana Monteiro
Liquid Jade by Beatrice Hohenegger
Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night Sindiwe Magona
Locked Rooms by Laurie King
Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven , The by Sherman Alexie
Long March, The by Shuyun Sun
Long Ships , The Frans Bengtsson
London Scene, The by Virginia Woolf
Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True , A by Brigid Pasulka
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Bapu , by Anjali Banerjee
Looking Glass Wars, The by Frank Beddor
Looming Tower, The by Lawrence Wright
Loot by Sharon Waxman
Long Way Gone , A by Ishmael Beah
Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson
Love Child , The Edith Olivier
Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Lovesick by Angeles Mastretta
Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees

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Mad, Bad, and Sad by Lisa Appignanesi
Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Madeleine’s Ghost by Robert Girardi
Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, The by Ann Marie Fleming
Magician’s Book , The by Laura Miller
Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings
Maias , The by Eca de Querios
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Man In the Picture, The by Susan Hill
Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The by Oliver Sacks
Mansfield Park Jane Austen
Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Master and Margarita , The by Mikhail Bulgakov
Medicine River by Thomas King
Memo to the President Elect by Madeleine Albright
Memoir: a History , by Ben Yagoda
Memorist, The by M.J. Rose
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
Mercy, A by Toni Morrison
Mercy of Thin Air, The by Ronlyn Domingue
Microcosm , by Carl Zimmer
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Minaret Leila Aboulela
Mind’s Eye , The Oliver Sacks
Miss Leavitt’s Stars by George Johnson
Mistress of Spices by Chitra Divakaruni
Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen
Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Hollaway
Monstrous Regiment of Women, A by Laurie King
Moonstone, The by Wilkie Collins
Moor’s Last Sigh , The by Salman Rushdie
Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special by Moosewood Collective
Morbid Taste for Bones, A by Ellis Peters
More than Good Intentions by Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
Morville Hours, The by Katherine Swift
Moving Finger, The by Agatha Christie
Mr. Fox Helen Oyeyemi
Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician by Daniel Wallace
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Murder in the Cassava Patch by Bai T. Moore
Murder of Roger Ackroyd , The by Agatha Christie
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
My Invented Country by Isabel Allende
My Life With the Saints by James Martin
My Mother’s House and Sido by Colette
My Mistress’ Sparrow is Dead , ed. by Jeffrey Eugenides
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
My Mother’s Wedding Dress by Justine Picardie
My Soul to Keep Tananarive Due
Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers by Stephanie Wellen Levine

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Name of the Rose, The by Umberto Eco
Naomi by Juricho Tanizaki
Nairobi Heat Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Napoleon’s Buttons by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Natasha’s Dance by Orlando Figes
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Nautical Chart, The by Arturo Reverte-Perez
Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Needle in the Blood , The by Sarah Bower
Neil Gaiman Audio Collection, The
New Jim Crow , The Michelle Alexander
New Kids , The Brooke Hauser
New Moon’s Arms, The by Nalo Hopkinson
News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Night Draws Near by Anthony Shadid
Night of Many Dreams by Gail Tsukiyama
Night Soliders by Alan Furst
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
No god but God by Reza Aslan
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
No Place Left to Bury the Dead by Nicole Itano
Nocturnes by John Connolly
Noodle Maker, The by Ma Jian
Normal by Amy Bloom
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Not Buying It by Judith Levine
Notes From the Hyena’s Belly by Nega Mezlekia
Nothing to Envy , by Barbara Demick
Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

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Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks
Obasan by Joy Kagawa
Ocean of Air, An by Gabrielle Walker
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (hard copy)
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (audio)
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers by Lillian Faderman
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Ode Less Travelled, The by Stephen Fry
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Olympos by Dan Simmons
Once Upon a Quinceanera by Julia Alvarez
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
Open Road , The by Pico Iyer
Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice
Orchid Thief, The by Susan Orlean
Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh, The by Linda Colley
Oresteia , An by Anne Carson
Origin , by Diana Abu-Jaber
Original Sin by P.D. James
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Other End of the Leash , The by Patricia McConnell
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue by John McWhorter
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
Outcasts United by Warren St. John
Oxford Project, The by Stephen Bloom and Peter Feldstein

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Painted Drum, The by Lousie Erdich
Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz
Pale View of Hills, A by Kazuo Ishiguro
Paper Towns by John Green
Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong
Passing by Nella Larsen
Passing by Samaria by Sharon Ewell Foster
Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
Pathways to Bliss by Jospeh Campbell
Pemba’s Song by Marilyn Nelson
Perdida , La by Jessica Abel
Persepolis, Vol. One: Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Persian Requiem , A by Simin Daneshvar
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee
Photo Finish by Ngaio Marsh
Picture of Dorian Gray, The by Oscar Wilde
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Pillow Book , The by Sei Shonagon
Pirate King , The Laurie King
Pirates! by Celia Rees
Pirate’s Daughter, The by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Plain Janes, The by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
Poisoner’s Handbook , The by Deborah Blum
Poisonwood Bible, The by Barbara Kingsolver
Polysyllabic Spree, The by Nick Hornby
Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfa Organ
Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
Power of Myth, The by Joseph Campbell
Prayer: a History by Carol Zaleski and Philip Zaleski
Preludes & Noctures by Neil Gaiman
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Principles of Uncertainty , The by Maira Kalman
Prospero’s Daughter by Elizabeth Nunez
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
Proust Was a Neuroscientist by JonahLehrer
Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies by Ken Kalfus
Purge by Sofi Oksanen
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
Q
Queen of Scots by John Guy
Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings
Quicksand Nella Larsen

R
Ragnarok A.S. Byatt
Raise the Red Lantern by Su Tong
Rapunzel’s Daughters by Rose Weitz
Ray in Reverse by Daniel Wallace
Reader on Reading , A by Alberto Manguel
Reading Diary, A by Alberto Manguel
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg
Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall
Red Gold by Alan Furst
Red Necklace, The by Sally Gardner
Red Passport, The by Katherine Shonk
Red Queen, The by Matt Ridley
Red Spikes , by Margo Lanagan
Red, White, and Drunk All Over by Natalie MacLean
Reef, The by Edith Wharton
Remains of the Day, The by Kazuo Ishiguro
Reluctant Fundamentalist, The by Mohsin Hamad
Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
Rereading Women Sandra Gilbert
Rereadings ed. by Anne Fadiman
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
Rest Falls Away, The by Colleen Gleason
Restless Sleep , The by Stacy Horn
Return to Modesty , A by Wendy Shalit
“Rez Sisters, The” by Tomson Highway
Road to Home, The by Vanessa del Fabbro
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Rose Garden , The Susanna Kearsley
Route 66 A.D. by Tony Perrottet
Ruined by Paula Morris
Ruined by Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Rescue Artist , The by Edward Dolnick
Ruins by Achy Obejas
Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

S
Salt Roads , The by Nalo Hopkinson
Samba by Alma Guillermoprieto
Saudi Arabia Exposed by John Bradley
Scarlet Pimpernel, The by Baroness Orczy
Scent of Desire , The by Rachel Herz
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Sea of Poppies , by Amitav Ghosh
Seamstress , The by Frances de Pontes Peebles
Season of Migration to the North , by Tayeb Salih
Seasons of Mist (Sandman Vol. 4) by Neil Gaiman
Second Life of Samuel Tyne , The Esi Edugyan
Secondhand Chicby Christa Weil
Secret for Julia , A by Patricia Sagastizabal
Secret Garden, The by Frances Hodgett Burnett
Secret History, The by Donna Tartt
Secret in Their Eyes , The Eduardo Sacheri
Secret Life of Bees, The by Sue Monk Kidd
Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives , The by Lola Shoneyin
Seduction of Water , The by Carol Goodman
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense of Place, A by Jason Roberts
Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston
Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen
Sex on Six Legs Marlene Zuk
Shadow of the Sun , The by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Shakespeare by Bill Bryson
Ship of the Line by C.S. Forster
Shooting the Boh by Tracy Johnston
Shop Your Closet by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli
Short History of Myth, A by Karen Armstrong
Silence of the Rain , The by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
“Silk” by Alessandro Baricco
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight trans. by Simon Armitage
Sistah Vegan ed. by A. Breeze Harper
Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin
Sisters in War by Christina Asquith
Sixpence House by Paul Collins
Sketches from a Life by George Kennan
Skim by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
Skin Between Us , The by Kym Ragusa
Skin I’m In, The by Sharon Flake
Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Small Place, A by Jamaica Kincaid
Small Treatise on Great Virtues , A by Andre Comte-Sponville
Snow Country by Yaunari Kawabata
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Snowball Earth by Gabrielle Walker
So Long a Letter by Mariam Ba
So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson
Soldier’s Heart by Elizabeth Samet
Solitaire Mystery, The by Jostein Gaarder
Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Song for Night by Chris Abani
Song for the Blue Ocean by Carl Safina
Sorcery and Cecilia by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede
Sorrows of Young Werther, The and Novella by Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe
Soul Made Flesh by Carl Zimmer
Spell of the Tiger by Sy Montgomery
Spoken Here by Mark Abley
Spook by Mary Roach
Spy in the House , A by Y.S. Lee
Sound of Waves, The by Yukio Mishima
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Spy Wore Red, The by Aline Romanones
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
Stiff by Mary Roach
Still Life by Louise Penny
Stolen Child, The by Keith Donahue
Story of an African Farm , The by Olive Schreiner
Story of Art, The by E.H. Gombrich
Story of Stuff , The Annie Leonard
Style Naturally by Summer Rayne Oaks
Suburban Safari by Hannah Holmes
Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz
Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Sundial , The by Shirley Jackson
Swish by Joel Derfner
Suitable Boy, A by Vikram Seth
Summer Crossing by Truman Capote
Supreme Court, The by Jeffrey Rosen
Sweet Danger Margery Allingham
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie , The by Alan Bradley

T
Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwe Parkes
Taking Back God by Leora Tanenbaum
Tale of Murasaki, The by Liz Dalby
Tales From Outer Surburbia by Shaun Tan
Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Akinari Ueda
Talisman Ring, Theby Georgette Heyer
Talking About Detective Fiction , by P.D. James
Tamsin by Peter Beagle
Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire by Rafe Esquith
Temptation of the Impossible , The by Mario Vargas Llosa
Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The by Anne Bronte
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
Tested by Linda Perlstein
Texicans , The by Nina Vida
That Night by Alice McDermott
Theban Plays , The Sophocles
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
They Knew Mr. Knight by Dorothy Whipple
Thing Around Your Neck, The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Things that Matter , The by Edward Mendelson
This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteenth Tale, The by Diane Setterfield
Thoughtful Dresser , The by Linda Grant
Translator , The by Leila Aboulela Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Through the Narrow Gate by Karen Armstrong
Tibet, Tibet Patrick French
Tiger Ladies of Kashmir , The by Sudha Koul
Till We Have Faces , by C.S. Lewis
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Time of Angels, A by Patricia Schonstein
Tithe by Holly Black
To the North by Elizabeth Bowen
Tolstoy Rosamund Bartlett
Tom Jones Henry Fielding
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Touch Alexi Zentner
Translation Nation by Hector Tobar
Translator, The by Daoud Hari
Translucent Tree by Nobuko Takagi
Trap for Cinderella by Sebastian Japrisot
Travels of Ibn Battutah , The ed. by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Travels With a Tangerine by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Tree by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady
Troll: a Love Story , by Johanna Sinisalo
Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana
Trouble With Boys, The by Peg Tyre
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The by Avi
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman
Truth About Girls and Boys , The Rosalind “Barnett and Caryl Rivers”
Turn of the Screw , The by Henry James
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Twinkle Twinkle by Kaori Ekuni

U
Unbelievable by Stacy Horn
Unburnable by Marie-Elena John
Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks
“Uncommon Reader, The” by Alan Bennet
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp
United States Constitution: a Graphic Adaptation, The by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell
Unknown Ajax , The by Georgette Heyer
Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers
Untelling , The by Tayari Jones

V
Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show , by Frank Delaney
Venetian Affair, A by Andrea di Robilant
Ventriloquist’s Tale , The Pauline Melville
Very Long Engagement, A by Sebastien Japrisot
Vicar of Wakefield , The by Oliver Goldsmith
Vintner’s Luck , The by Elizabeth Knox
Virago Book of Ghost Stories , The by Richard (ed.) Dalby
Virgin Blue, The by Tracy Chevalier
Virgin in the Garden, The by A.S. Byatt
Virgin’s Lover, The by Philippa Gregory
Voodoo Season by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Virginia Woolf by Hermoine Lee
Virginia Woolf’s Nose Hermione Lee

W
Waiting by Ha Jin
Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein
Walking with the Comrades Arundhati Roy
Wanderlust and Lipstick by Beth Whitman
War Machines , The Danny Hoffman
Washington Square by Henry James
Watermelon King, The by David Wallace
Waves, The by Virginia Woolf
Wayfinders , The by Wade Davis
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Wednesday Wars, The by Gary Schmidt
Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag, The by Alan Bradley
Well of Lost Plots, The by Jasper Fforde
Well-Timed Enchantment, A by Vivian Vande Velde
Wesley the Owl by Stacy O’Brien
West With the Night by Beryl Markham
Whale Rider, The by Witi Ihimaera
What Language Is John McWhorter
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
When We Were Romans by Matthew Kneale
Where are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
White Mughals by William Dalrymple
White Tiger, The by Aravind Adiga
White Woman on the Green Bicycle , The by Monique Roffey
Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel
White is for Witching by Helen Oyememi
Whom the Gods Love by Kate Ross
Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Widdershins by Charles de Lint
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jeane Rhys
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartery
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Mariellierg
Will Storr vs. the Supernatural by Will Storr
Wind by Jan deBlieu
Winning the War on War Joshua Goldstein
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Winter Queen, The by Boris Akunin
Wisdom of the Bones, The by Alan Walker
Wisdom of Father Brown, The by G.K. Chesterton
Wish After Midnight, A by Zetta Elliott
“Wit” by Margaret Edson
Witch of Palo Duro by Mardi Oakley Medawar
Without a Name and Under the Tongue by Yvonne Vera
Witness for the Prosecution, The by Agatha Christie
Woman: an Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier
Woman in Black , The by Susan Hill
Women by Annie Leibovitz
Women with Big Eyes by Angeles Mastretta
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Words, Not Swords by Farzaneh Milani
World Without Us, The by Alan Weisman
Wrinkle in Time, A by Madeleine L’Engle

X
X in Sex, The by David Bainbridge

Y
Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen , A by Jack Bishop
Year in Japan, A by Kate Williamson
Yellow Moon by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, The by Lewis Buzbee
Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret LeRoy
You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! by Deborah Tannen
You’d Be So Pretty If by Dara Chadwick
You’re Wearing That? by Deborah Tannen

Z
Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
Zenzele by J. Nozipo Maraire

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2009 10:25 pm

    LMAO! Hey, I didn’t write “How To Read A Novel”– That was John Sutherland. Maybe I will. Someday.

  2. October 26, 2009 12:03 pm

    Eek! Thanks for catching that John! I guess my subconscious decided you have an author sounding name! :D

  3. March 15, 2012 7:44 pm

    This is an inspiring list, Eva! Did you do all this manually, or is there some kind of magic WordPress plugin to do it for you? Must have taken ages! You truly are an unapologetic book nerd – good for you :-)

    • March 17, 2012 5:53 pm

      I did it manually: I started a long time ago, so now I just update it. I wish I had a magic plugin instead, hehe.

      • March 21, 2012 9:06 pm

        Hmm, impressive. Now I just have to work out how to start a long time ago myself. Maybe I can look for a magic time-travel plugin :-)

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