Reading List

Currently Reading
The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

2021 Reading List
The Constant Gardener by John le Carré
Circe by Madeline Miller

2020 Reading List
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Blowout by Rachel Maddow
Milkman by Anna Burns
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose
I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie
The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy by John le Carré 
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
Running Against the Devil by Rick Wilson
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal
Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky
The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
The Dinner by Herman Koch
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

2019 Reading List
Bad Blood by John Carryrou
Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
Adèle by Leila Slimani
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Rich In Love by Josephine Humphries
Evidence of the Affairby Taylor Jenkins Reid
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemmingway
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Home Fireby Kamila Shamsie
Mythos by Stephen Fry
There There by Tommy Orange
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
A Very Expensive Poison by Luke Harding
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

2018 Reading List
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Tenth of December by George Saunders
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Say You’re Sorry by Melinda Leigh
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Maisie Dobbs (#1) by Jacqueline Winspear
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Sunburn by Laura Lippman
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

2017 Reading List
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
My Life on the Road
by Gloria Steinem
Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Into the Woods by Tana French
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

2016 Reading List
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Zealot by Reza Aslan
The Widow by Fiona Barton
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strand
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro
Looking for Alaska by John Green
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
True Crime by James Renner
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Faithful Place by Tana French
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Expatriats by Janice Yee
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

 2015 Reading List
Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
We Should All Be Feminists by Chamamanda Ngozi Adichie
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
The Orphan Masters Son by David Ignatius
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

 2014 Reading List
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Where I Was From by Joan Didion
My Best Race by Chris Cooper
#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Tattos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Kid by Dan Savage

2013 Reading List
Nexus by Ramez Naam
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelly
Sway by Zachary Lazar
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Rockabye by Rebecca Woolfe
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell
The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Hatching Twitter by Nick Bolton
Defending Jacob by William Landay

2012 Reading List

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

Drift by Rachel Maddow

Just Kids by Patty Smith

The Wave by Susan Casey

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries (re-read)

Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchel

2011 Reading List

Liars Poker by Michael Lewis

Stiff by Mary Roach

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

Let My People go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

This Is Where I Leave You by Johnathan Tropper

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

World War Z by Max Brooks

2010 Reading List

The Wild Trees by Richard Preston

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Disgrace by JM Coatzee

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie

Elementary Particles by Michel Mouellebecq

The Winner Stands Alone by Paolo Coelho

Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Out of the Woods by Chris Offutt

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

K Blows Top by Peter Carlson

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

§ 2 Responses to Reading List

  • Erika Bolden says:

    The list needs updating. And I don’t mean with What To Expect shit. Thanks!

    • meggawho says:

      um, 1Q84 is like 1,000 pages. (literally). plus i went through a no-reading phase in february where i had to watch all of weeds again, because the final season came out on netflix

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