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A Year’s Books

I stopped updating my list in February, managed to add a few in March, and then didn’t resume tracking until late in September. The gap is not indicative of a lack of actual reading though. ;) I’m taking a more casual approach to list making in the future and shall just be jotting down the title and author, without links or stars or anything else, as I suspect the time and effort it took for all the extra contributed to my falling behind. Plus, I’m in the mood for simplicity: for now, at least. As of September, if I’ve written about the books, I’ve added the post link: those titles appear in burgundy and so are easy to see. The earlier books are all linked to their publishers’ pages.


  • Death at Wentworth Court by Carol Dunn
  • Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo by Ntazake Shange
  • Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard
  • Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard
  • The Wave in the Mind by Ursula le Guin
  • The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman
  • Died on a Rainy Sunday by Joan Aiken
  • Blood Child by Octavia Butler
  • Some Kind of Fairytale by Graham Joyce
  • Dead Wrong by Eleanor Taylor Bland
  • To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie
  • Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • A Distant Mirror by Barbara Thurman
  • Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade
  • The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami


  • Summer World by Bernd Heinrich
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  • Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Dreams of Africa in Alabama by Sylviane A. Diouf
  • White as Snow by Tanith Lee
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
  • Check Mate by Dorothy Dunnett
  • The Ringed Castle by Dorothy Dunnett
  • Home by Toni Morrison
  • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers
  • Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
  • Thorn by Intisar Khanani
  • I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • The Needle’s Eye by Marla Miller
  • Dolly by Susan Hill
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope




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