Fiction

  • A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles (12/??/17)

  • After You, by Jojo Moyes (02/07/16)

  • Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood [didn't finish]

  • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (06/??/15)

  • All the Little Live Things, by Wallace Stegner

  • All New People, by Anne Lamott (08/29/04)

  • All Over Creation, by Ruth Ozeki (03/24/07)

  • Amsterdam, by Ian MacEwan

  • Amy and Isabelle, by Elizabeth Strout

  • An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones (05/31/19)

  • And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini (08/24/14)

  • Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner

  • Animal Dreams, by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Anywhere But Here, by Mona Simpson

  • The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach (01/20/13)

  • At Home in Mitford, by Jan Karon

  • Autobiography of My Mother, by Jamaica Kincaid

  • Away, by Amy Bloom (08/14/08)

  • Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison

  • Beach Music, by Pat Conroy

  • The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter (05/??/13)

  • The Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich

  • Bee Season, by Myla Goldberg

  • Before and After, by Rosellen Brown

  • Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

  • Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty (12/26/18)

  • The Big Rock Candy Mountain, by Wallace Stegner

  • A Big Storm Knocked it Over, by Laurie Colwin (12/21/05)

  • The Bird Artist, by Howard Norman

  • Birds Without Wings, by Louis DeBernieres (liked, but couldn't get through it; gave up May 2008)

  • Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War, by Sebastian Faulks (05/15/16)

  • Blue Shoe, by Anne Lamott (05/08/04)

  • Blues Lessons, by Robert Hellenga

  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (07/16/12)

  • Braided Lives, by Marge Piercy

  • Brick Lane, by Monica Ali (05/22/05)

  • The Bridges of Madison County, by James Waller

  • Bridge of Sighs, by Richard Russo (05/09/10)

  • The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier (02/??/14)

  • Brothers and Sisters, by Bebe Moore Campbell

  • Bliss Remembered, by Frank DeFord (11/03/11)

  • Buster Midnight's Cafe, by Sandra Dallas

  • Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks (12/12/11)

  • The Calligrapher's Daughter, by Eugenia Kim (11/27/12)

  • Cane River, by Lalita Tademy

  • Cast of Shadows, by Kevin Guilfoile (03/13/12)

  • Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (07/26/12)

  • Cat's Eye, by Margaret Atwood [didn't finish]

  • Caucasia, by Danzy Senna

  • Cavedweller, by Dorothy Allison

  • The Cazalet Chronicle, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

    • The Light Years

    • Marking Time

    • Confusion

    • Casting Off

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel

  • Charming Billy, by Alice McDermott

  • Charms for the Easy Life, by Kaye Gibbons

  • Chocolat, by Joanne Harris

  • The Chosen Place, the Timeless People, by Paule Marshall

  • The Cider House Rules, by John Irving

  • Cleopatra's Daughter, by Michele Moran (09/24/12)

  • Clover, by Dori Saunders

  • The Coffee Trader, by David Liss (08/24/05)

  • Coffee Will Make You Black, by April Sinclair

  • Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier

  • Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns

  • Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett (08/10/18)

  • A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole [didn't finish]

  • Corelli's Mandolin, by Louis DeBernieres

  • Crooked Little Heart, by Anne Lamott

  • Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

  • A Cup of Tea, by Amy Ephron

  • The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown (04/17/04)

  • Daughters, by Paule Marshall

  • The Dearly Departed, by Elinor Lipman

  • The Debt to Pleasure, by John Lanchester [didn't finish]

  • The Diary of Mattie Spenser, by Sandra Dallas

  • The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton (07/08/18)

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells

  • Divining Women, by Kaye gibbons (09/02/07)

  • Le Divorce, by Diane Johnson

  • Dreaming Water, by Gail Tsukiyama (10/26/03)

  • Duplicate Keys, by Jane Smiley

  • Early Decision, by Lacy Crawford (04/??/17)

  • East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (in the late '70s and 03/22/04)

  • Eden Close, by Anita Shreve

  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (08/01/18)

  • Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell (02/??/15)

  • Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn

  • Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons

  • Empire Falls, by Richard Russo (07/05/07)

  • The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

  • Eve in Hollywood (09/20/13)

  • The Evolution of Jane, by Catherine Schine

  • Falling Angels, by Tracy Chevalier

  • The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson (08/12/12)

  • The Family Markowitz, by Allegra Goodman [didn't finish]

  • Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff (03/??/17) [didn't finish]

  • Fault Line, by C. Desir (01/03/16)

  • The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (06/30/14)

  • Feast of Love, by Charles Baxter

  • A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

  • Five Minutes in Heaven, by Lisa Alther

  • The Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris

  • The Flamingo Rising, by Larry Baker

  • Flesh and Blood, by Michael Cunningham (11/17/07)

  • Follow Your Heart, by Susanna Tamaro

  • The Foreign Student, by Susan Choi

  • The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton (12/9/18)

  • Fortune's Rocks, by Anita Shreve

  • Four Letters of Love, by Niall Williams

  • Four Spirits, by Sena Jeter Naslund (11/26/05 -- really great; maybe should be on my "best of all time," but not sure)

  • The Game, by A. S. Byatt

  • Gap Creek, by Robert Morgan

  • Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn (02/22/05; not sure what compelled me to finish -- it's utter bizarreness?)

  • A Gesture Life, by Chang-Rae Lee

  • The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken

  • The Ginger Tree, by Oswald Wynd

  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue, by Susan Vreeland

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier

  • Girls in the Grass, by Melanie Rae Thon

  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry (10/06/12)

  • The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (06/09/14)

  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (02/17/13)

  • Gone To Soldiers, by Marge Piercy

  • Good People of New York, The, by Thisbe Nissen

  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

  • The Great Santini, by Pat Conroy

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Green Line, by E. C. Diskin (08/10/13)

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (06/25/11)

  • Hanna's Daughters, by Marianne Fredricksson

  • Headlong, by Michael Frayn

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers (09/03/06)

  • Heat Wave, by Penelope Lively

  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (08/17/10)

  • Here On Earth, by Alice Hoffman

  • The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss (10/05/06)

  • The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, by Jenny Wingfield (06/20/13)

  • The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, by Billie Letts

  • Hoopi Shoopi Donna, by Suzanne Strempek Shea

  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford (08/01/13)

  • The Hotel New Hampshire, by John Irving

  • The Hours, by Michael Cunningham

  • House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus

  • The House on the Lagoon, by Rosario Ferre

  • The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa (11/06/09)

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez

  • How to Be Both, by Ali Smith (08/23/15)

  • The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan

  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (05/04/12)

  • The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty (10/??/13)

  • I Know This Much Is True, by Wally Lamb

  • In the Memory of the Forest, by Charles Powers [didn't finish]

  • In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez (11/17/03)

  • Incidents in the Rue Laugier, by Anita Brookner

  • An Inconvenient Woman, by Dominick Dunne

  • The Infinite Plan, by Isabel Allende

  • The Inn at Lake Devine, by Elinor Lipman

  • Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri (06/02/06)

  • The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd (04/24/14)

  • Iona Moon, by Melanie Rae Thon

  • Isabel's Bed, by Elinor Lipman

  • Jewel, by Brett Lott

  • The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

  • Justice, by Larry Watson

  • Kate Vaiden, by Reynolds Price

  • Kitchen, by Banana Yashimoto

  • The Kitchen God's Wife, by Amy Tan

  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (11/21/04)

  • The Known World, by Edward P. Jones (02/14/07)

  • The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry (07/06/119)

  • The Lake House, by Kate Morton (07/26/18)

  • The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (02/01/12)

  • The Language of Threads, by Gail Tsukiyama

  • Lark and Terminte, by Jayne Anne Phillips (06/12/11)

  • The Last Days of Night, by Graham Moore (10/26/18)

  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, by Louise Erdrich (01/09/04)

  • Laura, by Larry Watson

  • Less, by Andrew Sean Greer (02/15/19)

  • A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines

  • Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (01/23/04)

  • The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Steadman (1/10/19)

  • A Light in the Window, by Jan Karon

  • Light on Snow, by Anita Shreve (01/19/06)

  • Like People In History, by Felice Picano

  • Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel

  • Little Altars Everywhere, by Rebecca Wells

  • Little Children, by Tom Perrotta (04/17/07)

  • Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (01/14/18)

  • A Little Too Much Is Enough, by Kathleen Tyao

  • The Living is Easy, by Dorothy West

  • The Long View, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

  • The Longings of Women, by Marge Piercy

  • The Lords of Discipline, by Pat Conroy

  • The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold

  • The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri (03/11/14)

  • Love and Work, by Reynolds Price

  • Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich

  • Loving Edith, by Mary Tannen

  • The Mammoth Hunters, by Jean M. Auel

  • A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Bachman (06/25/16)

  • The Mark of the Angel, by Nancy Huston

  • The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman (01/02/16)

  • The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides (04/17/12)

  • The Mathematician's Shiva, by Stuart Rojstaczer (11/25/14)

  • The Matisse Stories, by A. S. Byatt

  • Mazel, by Rebecca Goldman

  • Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes (01/17/16)

  • Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden

  • Meteors in August, by Melanie Rae Thon

  • Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides (07/??/04)

  • Midnight Champagne, by A. Manette Ansay

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan (12/23/12)

  • Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins (07/30/12)

  • Montana 1948, by Larry Watson

  • Moo, by Jane Smiley [didn't finish]

  • Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

  • Mudbound, by Hilary Jordan (07/26/15)

  • The Music Lesson, by Katharine Weber

  • Music and Silence, by Rose Tremain

  • My Antonia, by Willa Cather

  • My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One, by Elena Ferrante (12/20/15)

  • My Little Blue Dress, by Bruno Maddox [didn't finish]

  • My Year of Meats, by Ruth Ozeki

  • The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri (08/10/07)

  • The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

  • The News from Paraguay, by Lily Tuck (03/05/06)

  • Night of Many Dreams, by Gail Tsukiyama

  • The Nightingale, by Hannah Kristin (06/??/17)

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo (11/26/16)

  • An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin (01/09/12)

  • Object Lessons, by Anna Quindlen

  • Objects In the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, by Katherine Weber

  • Odd Girl Out, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

  • Off Keck Road, by Mona Simpson

  • Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout (09/03/10)

  • On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, by Kaye Gibbons

  • On Turpentine Lane, by Elinor Lipman (05/28/18)

  • One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus (01/31/19)

  • Ordinary Love and Good Will, by Jane Smiley

  • Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline (07/??/15)

  • Other Women, by Lisa Alther

  • The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton (10/14/13)

  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee (03/16/19)

  • A Pale View of Hills, by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain (08/29/11)

  • The Passion of Artemisia, by Susan Vreeland

  • Patti Jane's House of Curl, by Lorna Landvik

  • Peony in Love, by Lisa See (06/24/08)

  • People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks (04/28/19)

  • The Persian Pickle Club, by Sandra Dallas

  • Pigs In Heaven, by Barbara Kingsolver

  • The Pilot's Wife, by Anita Shreve

  • Places to Stay the Night, by Ann Hood

  • Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult (07/13/07) [didn't finish]

  • Plainsong, by Kent Haruf

  • Poison, by Kathryn Harrison [didn't finish]

  • Praisesong for the Widow, by Paule Marshall

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

  • The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy

  • The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Possession, by A. S. Byatt

  • Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver

  • The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, by Elinor Lipman (07/12/05; not sure why I bothered to finish this clunker!)

  • Putting on the Ritz, by Joe Keenan

  • Rattlebone, by Maxine Clair

  • Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier (01/??/17)

  • Recapitulation, by Wallace Stegner

  • The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

  • Regeneration, by Pat Barker

  • The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Remembering Laughter, by Wallace Stegner

  • Resistence, by Anita Shreve

  • Restoration, by Rose Tremain

  • Rich Rewards, by Alice Adams

  • River, Cross My Heart, by Breena Clarke

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors, by Fenton Johnson

  • The Romance Reader, by Pearl Abraham

  • The Romantic, by Barbara Gowdy (06/29/05)

  • Room, by Emma Donoghue (11/08/10)

  • Roxanna Slade, by Reynolds Price

  • Rosie, by Ann Lamott

  • Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles (08/31/13)

  • The Samurai's Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama

  • The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

  • Selling the Light of Heaven, by Suzanne Strempek Shea

  • The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher

  • Shelter, by Jung Yun (08/18)

  • She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb

  • The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx

  • A Ship Made of Paper, by Scott Spencer (08/29/08)

  • Shopgirl, by Steve Martin (the comedian!)

  • Sights Unseen, by Kaye Gibbons

  • Silk, by Alessandro Baricco

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (09/18)

  • Singing Songs, by Meg Tilly

  • Sister of My Heart, by Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni

  • The Sixteen Pleasures, by Richard Hellenga

  • Sleep Toward Heaven, by Amanda Eyre Ward (02/17/08)

  • Small Changes, by Marge Piercy

  • Snow in August, by Pete Hamill

  • Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See (04/16/06)

  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel, by Paolo Giordano (03/07/13)

  • The Soloist, by Mark Salzman

  • Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill (06/14/09)

  • Something Blue, by Ann Hood

  • A Son of the Circus, by John Irving

  • A Southern Exposure, by Alice Adams

  • The Spectator Bird, by Wallace Stegner

  • Stay With Me, by Adebayo Ayobami (05/15/19)

  • The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields

  • Stones from the River, by Ursula Hegi

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin (07/04/16)

  • Storm Tide, by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood

  • Straight Man, by Richard Russo (01/28/15)

  • Street of a Thousand Blossoms, by Gail Tsukiyama (02/18/10)

  • The Summer House, by Alice Thomas Ellis (10/25/14)

  • Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene (11/22/06)

  • Summer People, by Marge Piercy

  • The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

  • Superior Women, by Alice Adams

  • Sweetbitter, by Reginald Gibbons

  • The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen [didn't finish]

  • A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki (04/15/14)

  • Talk Before Sleep, by Elizabeth Berg

  • Talking in Bed, by Antonya Nelson

  • Talking to the Dead, by Helen Dunmore

  • Tears of the Giraffe, by Alexander McCall Smith (12/21/04)

  • Then She Found Me, by Elinor Lipman

  • Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher (06/01/13)

  • Those Who Save Us, by Jenna blum (10/13/08)

  • A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini (07/29/08)

  • Three Daughters of Madame Liang, by Pearl S. Buck

  • Three Junes, by Julia Glass (08/14/04)

  • Three Women, by Marge Piercy

  • Till We Have Faces, by C. S. Lewis

  • Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple (12/??/16)

  • Turtle Moon, by Alice Hoffman

  • Typical American, by Gish Jen

  • Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri (04/??/09)

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera

  • Unravelling, by Elizabeth Graver

  • The Valley of Horses, by Jean M. Auel

  • The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides [didn't finish; 10/28/04]

  • A Virtuous Woman, by Kaye Gibbons

  • Vida, by Marge Piercy

  • Waiting, by Ha Jin

  • Walking Across Egypt, by Clyde Edgerton

  • Was it Something I Said, by Valerie Block [didn't finish]

  • Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen (12/13/07)

  • The Way Men Act, by Elinor Lipman

  • The Wedding, by Dorothy West

  • The Weekend, by Peter Cameron

  • The Weight of Water, by Anita Shreve

  • Welcome to the Great Mysterious, by Lorna Landvik [didn't finish] (08/29/05)

  • What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, by Pearl Cleage

  • When the World was Steady, by Claire Messud

  • Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens (07/27/19)

  • Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts

  • Where or When, by Anita Shreve

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Sempel (09/12/14)

  • White Crosses, by Larry Watson

  • The Whole World Over, by Julia Glass (02/08/08)

  • A Widow for One Year, by John Irving

  • The Winds of War, by Herman Wouk

  • The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn (12/17/18)

  • Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy

  • Women of the Silk, by Gail Tsukiyama

  • Wonder, by R. J. Palacio (10/07/13)

  • The Wonder Book of the Air, by Cynthia Shearer

  • The World According to Garp, by John Irving

  • Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks

  • The Yokota Officers Club, by Sarah Bird

  • Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, by Bebe Moore Campbell

  • Your Oasis on Flame Lake, by Lorna Landvik