Bookshelf

Reads 2011

Fiction

  1. The Girls – Lori Lansens
  2. Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. The Sea – Amela Marin
  4. Durable Goods – Elizabeth Berg
  5. Joy School – Elizabeth Berg
  6. Skinny – Ibi Kaslik
  7. Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
  8. The Girl Who Fell From The Sky – Heidi W. Durrow
  9. Falling Angels – Barbara Gowdy
  10. Remainder – Tom McCarthy
  11. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Non-Fiction

  1. Page Fright: Foibles and Fetishes of Famous Writers – Harry Bruce
  2. Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
  3. Truth and Beauty: A Friendship – Ann Patchett
  4. When Memory Speaks – Jill Kerr Conway
  5. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
  6. Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination – Hugh MacLeod
  7. Darwin’s Notebook – Jonathan Clements
  8. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary – Andrew Westoll
  9. Writers and their Notebooks – Diana M. Raab
  10. Living to Tell the Tale – Jane Taylor McConnell

Short Stories and Collections

  1. Self Help – Lorrie Moore
  2. The Natural Elements – Lynn Coady
  3. Here Come the Brides – Selena Anderson

Reads 2010

Non-Fiction

  1. The New Diary – Tristine Rainier
  2. Lynchpin – Seth Godin
  3. Literary London – Ed Gunert

Fiction

  1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  2. The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson
  3. The Children’s Book – A. S. Byatt
  4. The Good Fairies of New York – Martin Millar
  5. The Solitude of Prime Numbers – Paolo Giordano

Reads 2009

Non-Fiction

  1. The Writer’s Diary – Virginia Woolf
  2. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use it for Life – Twyla Tharp
  3. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers – Renni Browne & Dave King
  4. Journal of a Solitude – May Sarton
  5. A Writer’s San Francisco – Eric Maisel
  6. House Rules – Rachel Sontag
  7. Giving Up the Ghost – Hilary Mantel
  8. The 30-second Commute – Stephanie Dickison
  9. An Embarrassment of Mangoes – Ann Vanderhoof
  10. A Woman in Berlin – Anonymous
  11. Long Quiet Highway – Natalie Goldberg

Fiction

  1. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maquire
  2. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  3. Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
  4. Still Alice – Lisa Genova
  5. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  6. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
  7. Too Much Happiness – Alice Munro
  8. The Reader – Bernhard Schink

Short Stories

  1. “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon” (from Bad Imaginings) – Caroline Adderson
  2. “My Karsh Picture” (from The Ability to Forget) – Norman Levine
  3. “A Windmill in the West” (from Collected Stories) – Peter Carey
  4. “Reincarnation” (from Believers) – Charles Baxter
  5. “The Secret Sharer” – Joseph Conrad
  6. “Barbie-Q” – Sandra Cisneros
  7. “The Storm” – Kate Chopin
  8. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” – Flannery O’Connor
  9. “Separating” – John Updike
  10. “Alyosha the Pot” – Leo Tolstoy
  11. “Tapka” – David Bezmozgis
  12. “Childcare” – Lorrie Moore
  13. “They’re Not Your Husband” – Raymond Carver
Reads 2008
  1. His Dark Materials Trilogy – Philip Pullman
  2. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  3. Consolation – Michael Redhill
  4. Lucky – Alice Sebold
  5. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. Edge Seasons – Beth Powning
  7. Lighthousekeeping – Jeannette Winterson
  8. A Room With A View – E. M. Forster
  9. On Writing – Stephen King
  10. The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
  11. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  12. Quantum Wellness – Kathy Freston
  13. The Petty Details of So-and-So’s Life – Camilla Gibb
  14. Monkey Beach – Eden Robinson
  15. Cowboys Are My Weakness – Pam Houston
  16. Getting Things Done – David Allen
  17. Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal – Samara O’Shea
  18. The Shipping News – Annie Proulx
  19. How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. FosterEn
  20. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire
  21. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
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