Books I’ve Read

The following is a glaringly incomplete list of books I’ve read since 2008 (give or take). Asterisk (*) denotes all-time favorites. Leave suggestions in the comments, please and thank you.

  1. Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn
  2. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  3. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
  4. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
  5. 1984, George Orwell
  6. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  7. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green and David Levithan
  9. Americanah, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling
  11. Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar
  12. Room, Emma Donohue
  13. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  14. World Without End, Ken Follett
  15. One More Thing, B. J. Novak
  16. A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
  17. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
  18. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath*
  19. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
  20. What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, Kristin Newman
  21. Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko
  22. Hoop Roots, John Edgar Wideman
  23. Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
  24. What Was She Thinking? : [Notes on a Scandal], Zoe Heller
  25. Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel
  26. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
  27. Learning to Die in Miami, Carlos Eire,
  28. A Whole New Life, Reynolds Price
  29. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
  30. Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart
  31. Dakota, Kathleen Norris
  32. Dora, Sigmund Freud
  33. Gossip Girl #1, Cecily von Ziesgar
  34. How Did You Get This Number?, Sloane Crosley
  35. Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
  36. I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Sloane Crosley*
  37. Intruder in the Dust, William Faulkner
  38. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
  39. The Unvanquished, William Faulkner
  40. Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham
  41. The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa Bank
  42. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  43. Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  44. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  45. Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman
  46. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  47. Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple
  48. Angel, Merle Collins
  49. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
  50. You Alone Are Dancing, Brenda Flanagan
  51. None to Accompany Me, Nadine Gordimer
  52. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawrence
  53. Arrow of God, Chinua Achebe
  54. Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali, D. T. Niane
  55. If I Stay, Gayle Forman
  56. The Coast of Chicago, Stuart Dybek
  57. The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel, Dan Sinker
  58. 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
  59. Chicago: City on the Make, Nelson Algren
  60. 1001 Afternoons in Chicago, Ben Hecht
  61. Native Son, Richard Wright
  62. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, Susannah Cahalan
  63. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
  64. A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin
  65. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
  66. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  67. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  68. Save the Cat!, Blake Snyder
  69. Once Upon a River, Bonnie Jo Campbell
  70. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  71. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  72. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett*
  73. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
  74. A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi
  75. Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  76. Quiet, Susan Cain
  77. Notes From a Small Island, Bill Bryson
  78. Sisterland, Curtis Sittenfeld
  79. Purge, Nicole Johns
  80. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  81. An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
  82. Paper Towns, John Green
  83. The Defining Decade, Meg Jay
  84. Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  85. Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
  86. Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
  87. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller
  88. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  89. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling
  90. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
  91. All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
  92. Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
  93. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  94. And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
  95. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak*
  96. Can’t Buy Me Love, Molly O’Keefe
  97. Old School, Tobias Wolff
  98. The Plague, Albert Camus
  99. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  100. Our Inner Ape, Franz de Waal
  101. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  102. Looking for Alaska, John Green
  103. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
  104. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith
  105. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer, Seth Grahame-Smith
  106. Born Standing Up, Steve Martin
  107. Emma, Jane Austen
  108. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, Neil White
  109. The Plague, Albert Camus
  110. The Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
  111. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  112. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  113. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  114. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  115. This Boy’s Life, Tobias Wolff
  116. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess*
  117. The Odyssey, Homer
  118. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  119. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  120. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  121. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
  122. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  123. The Shack, William P. Young
  124. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  125. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  126. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  127. Tricks, Ellen Hopkins
  128. Sula, Toni Morrison
  129. The Definitive Book of Body Language, Allan and Barbara Pease
  130. Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane
  131. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen*
  132. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  133. A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway
  134. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  135. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  136. Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
  137. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  138. Artichoke’s Heart, Suzanne Supplee
  139. Perfect Chemistry, Simone Elkeles
  140. Spanking Shakespeare, Jake Wizner
  141. I, Elizabeth, Rosalind Miles
  142. Plain Jane, Laurien Gardiner
  143. A Lady Raised High, Laurien Gardiner
  144. The Spanish Bride, Laurien Gardiner
  145. Rocket Boys, Homer Hickam
  146. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  147. The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
  148. Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
  149. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
  150. Identical, Ellen Hopkins
  151. Burned, Ellen Hopkins
  152. Crank, Ellen Hopkins
  153. Bossypants, Tina Fey*
  154. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  155. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, Ben Sherwood
  156. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  157. Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss
  158. The Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  159. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  160. O, Pioneers!, Willa Cather
  161. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  162. Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
  163. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  164. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini*
  165. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King
  166. A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
  167. The Giver, Lois Lowry
  168. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  169. The Thief Lord, Cornelia Funke
  170. Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
  171. Holes, Louis Sachar*

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