books read, by author


Aravind AdigaThe White Tiger

Aesop Aesop’s Fables

Cecilia AhernP.S. I Love You

Mitch AlbornThe Five People You Meet In Heaven

Sherman Alexie – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

David AllenGetting Things Done

Sarah Addison AllenGarden Spells, The Sugar Queen

Rosie AlisonThe Very Thought Of You

Isabel Allende Eva Luna

Niccolo AmmanitiI’m Not Scared

Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak

Margaret AtwoodThe Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Penelopiad

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice


Natalie BabbittTuck Everlasting

Jenna Bailey Can Any Mother Help Me?

Linwood Barclay No Time for Goodbye

Max Barry Jennifer Government

Jean-Dominique Bauby The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Erica BauermeisterThe School of Essential Ingredients

Aimee BenderThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Alan Bennett The Uncommon Reader

Elizabeth Berg The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

Charles Berlitz The Mystery of Atlantis

Sarah Bilston Bed Rest

Holly Black Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (and Cecil Castellucci, eds.)

Lewis Black Nothing’s Sacred

Judy Blume Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret, Forever, Starring Sally J. Friedman as HerselfSummer Sisters, Then Again, Maybe I Won’t

Augusta BlytheWinterborne, Ravenstoke

Heinrich Boell Irish Journal

John Boyne The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451

Alan Bradley The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

Ann Brashares The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants: The Second SummerGirls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

Rita Mae Brown Pawing Through the Past

Hester BrowneThe Little Lady Agency

Bill Bryson The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden

Octavia E. Butler Kindred


Meg Cabot The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries, Take TwoQueen of Babble, Queen of Babble in the Big City, Size 12 is Not Fat

Orson Scott Card Ender’s Game

Gail CarrigerSoulless

Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass

Ally Carter – I’d Tell You I love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Cross my Heart and Hope to SpyDon’t Judge a Girl by her CoverOnly the Good Spy Young

Cecil Castellucci – Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (and Holly Black, eds.), The Plain Janes

Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tracy ChevalierGirl with a Pearl Earring

Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Chris Cleave Incendiary

Paolo Coelho The Devil and Miss Prym, The Witch of Portobello

J.M. Coetzee Disgrace

ColetteGigi, The Cat

Catrin CollierOne Last Summer

Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet

Ally CondieMatched, Crossed

John Connolly The Book of Lost Things

Eileen CookGetting Revenge on Lauren Wood

Douglas Coupland Girlfriend in a Coma

Michael Cunningham The Hours

Bob Curran The Truth About the Leprechaun


B.J. Daniels Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch

Danny Danziger The Year 1000 (with Robert Lacey)

MaryJanice Davidson Undead and Unwed, Undead and Unemployed

Lindsey Davis Shadows in Bronze

Marisa de los Santos – Love Walked In

Sarah Dessen Just Listen

Emma Donaghue Room

Keith Donahue The Stolen Child

Dorothy DunnettThe Game of Kings


Kim Edwards The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Imogen Edwards-Jones The Stork Club

Christiane Eluere The Celts, First Masters of Europe

Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate

Janet EvanovichOne for the Money


Jane Fallon Getting Rid of Matthew

Jasper Fforde First Among Sequels

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Great Gatsby

Ken Follett Code to Zero

E.M. ForsterA Room with a View

Tana French In the Woods

Stephen FryMaking History


Neil Gaiman Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Neverwhere, Stardust

Anna Gavalda Hunting and Gathering

Rick Geary The Borden Tragedy

Anne George Murder on a Bad Hair Day, Murder on a Girls’ Night Out, Murder Runs in the Family

Emily GiffinSomething Borrowed

Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love, Committed

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper

Ben Goldacre Bad Science

Sue Grafton A is for Alibi

Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows

Helen Grant The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, Wish Me Dead

Zane Grey Riders of the Purple Sage


Shannon Hale  The Book of a Thousand DaysThe Goose Girl

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott – Molly Make Believe

Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Hugo Hamilton The Speckled People

Jenny HanThe Summer I Turned Pretty

Helene Hanff – 84, Charring Cross Road, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

Deborah HarknessA Discovery of Witches

Charlaine Harris Dead until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone

Joanne Harris Chocolat, The Lollipop Shoes

Joseph Heller Catch-22

S.E. Hinton The Outsiders

Alice Hoffman The River King

Homer The Odyssey

A.M. Homes This Book Will Save Your Life

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns

John D. HusbandMaggie, Again

Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God


Vicki Iovine The Best Friends’ Guide to Pregnancy, The Best Friends’ Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Washington Irving Rip van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Joshlyn Jackson Gods in Alabama

Kate Jacobs The Friday Night Knitting Club

P.D. James Children of Men

Maureen Johnson13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Last Little Blue Envelope


Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis

Brigid Keenan Diplomatic Baggage

Jackie KesslerHell’s Belles

Marian Keyes Under the Duvet

Laurie R. King The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sophie Kinsella Can you Keep a Secret?, Remember Me?, Shopaholic and Sister, Shopaholic and Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Twenties Girl

Natsuo Kirino Out

India Knight Don’t you want me?

Dean Koontz Odd Thomas

Tim Krabbe The Vanishing

Jon Krakauer Into Thin Air

Hanif Kureishi Gabriel’s Gift


Robert Lacey The Year 1000 (with Danny Danziger)

Lorna LandvikAngry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Mary Lawson Crow Lake

Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird

Janice Y.K. Lee The Piano Teacher

Madeleine L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time

Astrid Lindgren Karlson on the Roof

John Ajvide Lindqvist Let the Right One In

Saci Lloyd The Carbon Diaries 2015, The Carbon Diaries 2017

E. Lockhart The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Kate Long The Bad Mother’s Handbook

Anita Loos Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Lois Lowry Gathering Blue, The Giver, Messenger, Number the Stars

Lisa Lutz – The Spellman Files


Walter Macken Seek the Fair Land

Carolyn Mackler The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things, Vegan, Virgin, Valentine

Gregory MaguireWicked

Henning Mankell Faceless Killers

Melina MarchettaJellicoe Road

Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange

Ann M. Martin Kristy’s Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, Kristy’s Big Day

Alexander McCall Smith The Kalahari Typing School For Men

Mary McCarthy The Group

Ian McEwan Amsterdam

Paul McKenna I Can Make You Thin

Patricia McKillip Ombria in Shadow, Winter Rose

Stephanie Meyer Twilight

Rebecca Miller The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh

David Mitchell number9dream

L.M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, The Story Girl

Carolyn MoodyNurturing Superwoman

Lorrie Moore Like Life

Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore


Donna Jo Napoli Zel

Irene Nemirovsky Suite Francaise

David NichollsOne Day

Audrey Niffenegger Her Fearful Symmetry

Elizabeth NobleThe Reading Group

Freya North Chloe

Laurie Notaro We Thought You Would be Prettier


Joyce Carol Oats Black Water

Flann O’Brien The Third Policeman

Joseph O’Connor Star of the Sea

Peggy Orenstein Waiting for Daisy

George Orwell Animal Farm


Chuck Palahniuk Invisible Monsters

Tony Parsons The Family Way

Allison Pearson I Don’t Know How She Does It

Mary E. PearsonThe Adoration of Jenna FoxThe Fox Inheritance

Daniel PennacThe Rights of the Reader

Charles Perrault Sleeping Beauty and Other Stories

Susan Beth Pfeffer Life As We Knew It

Jodi Picoult Salem Falls

Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters


Anna Quindlen A Short Guide to a Happy Life, One True Thing

Karen Quinn The Ivy Chronicles


Celia Rees Witch Child

Ann Rinaldi A Break With Charity

Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

Nora Roberts Morrigan’s Cross, Dance of the Gods, Valley of Silence

A.J. Rochester Confessions of a Reformed Dieter

Meg Rossoff How I Live Now

J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Tales of Beetle the Bard

Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things

Carlos Ruiz Zafon  The Shadow of the Wind


Louis Sachar Holes

Jonathan Safran Foer Everything is Illuminated

Marjane Satrapi Chicken with Plums, The Complete Persepolis

Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince

Annie Sanders The Xmas Factor

Deborah Schupack The Boy on the Bus

Eric SegalThe Class

Jerry Seinfeld SeinLanguage

Brian SelznickThe Invention of Hugo Cabret

Diane Setterfield The Thirteenth Tale

Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jane Shapiro The Dangerous Husband

Alicia SilverstoneThe Kind Diet

Zadie Smith On Beauty

Daria Snadowsky Anatomy of a Boyfriend

Lemony Snicket The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room

Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Naomi Stadlen What Mothers Do, Especially When It Looks Like Nothing

Rebecca SteadWhen You Reach Me

Kathryn Stockett – The Help

Bram Stoker Dracula

Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge

Patrick Suskind  Perfume

Brian Swann Native American Songs and Poems


Andrew Taylor The American Boy

Colm ToibinBrooklyn

Gail TsukiyamaThe Street of a Thousand Blossoms

Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Anne Tyler Back When We Were Grownups


John Updike The Witches of Eastwick

Thrity Umrigar – The Space Between Us


Thomas Verny  The Secret Life of the Unborn Child

Cecily Von Ziegesar  Gossip Girl

Kurt Vonnegut  Slaughterhouse 5


Jane Waghorn, ed – Through Thick and Thin

Alice Walker  The Color Purple

Robert James Waller  The Bridges of Madison County

Sarah Waters Fingersmith

S.J. Watson – Before I Go To Sleep

Winifred Watson Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

H.G. Wells – The Island of Dr. MoreauThe Time Machine

Joss Whedon, et al. – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Volume 1Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Long Way HomeBuffy the Vampire Slayer – No Future For YouBuffy the Vampire Slayer – Wolves at the Gate

Elie Wiesel – Night

Oscar Wilde  An Ideal Husband

Laura Ingalls Wilder – Little House in the Big WoodsLittle House on the Prairie

Polly Williams – The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy

Bill Willingham  Fables Volume 1 – Legends in ExileFables Volume 2 – Animal Farm, Fables Volume 3 – Storybook Love

Jacqueline Wilson  Girls Under Pressure

Terri Windling – The Wood Wife

Jeannette Winterson – Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Naomi Woolf – Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood

Virgina Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway


Xiaolou Guo – A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Xinran – The Good Women of China


Gene Luen Yang – American Born Chinese

Jane Yolen  Briar Rose

Banana Yoshimoto – Kitchen


Sara Zarr Story of a Girl, Sweethearts

Laura ZigmanDating Big Bird

Markus Zusak The Book Thief


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