TBR

This is the Starving Artist current TBR. Not much more to say about that.

TBR (that means “to be read” to all you bloggers and blogophiles; Currently Reading in bold):

Step T-2, Finish my Goodreads Clear the Shelves Book Club reads:

  • My Bright Abyss, Christpher Wyman (9/18)
  • Grand Union, Zadie Smith (9/24)
  • How Nonviolence Protects the State (9/26)
  • On Beauty, Zadie Smith (9/29)
  • Myths of the Norsemen (10/2)
  • Swing Time, Zadie Smith (10/5)
  • Norse Mythology (10/8)
  • The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte (10/10)
  • Mycophilia (10/16)
  • Mythos (10/19)
  • An Insular Possession (10/22)
  • Beowulf (10/24)
  • Dracula, Bran Stoker (10/27)
  • Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde (10/30)
  • Little, Big (11/2)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (11/5)
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (11/7)
  • Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut (11/10)
  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller (11/13)
  • The Complete Persepolis (11/16)
  • The Yearling (11/19)
  • A Separate Peace (11/21)
  • Still Life (11/24)
  • The Hate U Give (11/27)
  • The Daevebad Trilogy (11/30)
  • Honest Advent (12/1…)
  • On This Holy Night (12/3)
  • The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck (12/5)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (12/8)
  • Gulliver’s Travels (12/11)
  • Romeo and Juliet (12/14)
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy (12/17)
  • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, Agatha Christie (12/20)
  • The Tailor of Gloucester (12/24)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (12/26)
  • The Midnight Library (12/29)
  • Hatchet (1/1)
  • PICK UPS: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Grapes of Wrath
  • AND THEN: The Alchemist

Step T-1:

  • Dune (upcoming movie)

Step One: A ton of reading for home school co-op planning:

  • What Jane Austen Knew and Charles Dickens Ate
  • Two kids’ mythology books
  • Myths of Norsemen, Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
  • Mythos, Stephen Fry
  • (optional: The Odyssey, The Iliad, The Aeneid, Antigone, Oedipus Rex, A Thousand Ships, The Penelopiad)
  • Beowulf
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonegut
  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  • The Yearling
  • The Complete Persepolis, Marji Satrapi
  • A Separate Peace
  • The House of the Scorpion
  • This One Summer
  • I Am the Messenger
  • Every Day
  • Red Queen
  • Monster
  • Looking for Alaska, John Green
  • Nothing
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man
  • Long Way Down
  • The Hate U Give
  • The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
  • The Outsiders
  • Fangirl
  • Gulliver’s Travels, George MacDonald
  • The Alchemist, Paulo Coehlo
  • The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
  • The Road, Jack Kerouac
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Night, Elie Wiesel
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
  • The House of the Scorpion
  • A Long Way Gone
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
  • Farewell to Manzanar
  • The Bean Trees
  • The Time Machine
  • Great Expectations
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  • The Midnight Library
  • Hatchet
  • Treasure Island
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Call of the Wild
  • Captain’s Courageous
  • Red Badge of Courage
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinback

Continue Reading from 2021:

  • Wreck This Journal, Keri Smith
  • Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein (writing conference)
  • Daevabad Trilogy, S. A. Chakroborty
  • Open Page, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (writing conference)
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
  • Universal Love, Alexander Weinstein (writing conference)
  • The Creative Writer’s Notebook, John Gillard
  • If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun, Christopher Citro (writing conference)
  • The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker
  • The Green Ember series (original 4, or all 8)
  • Adult Activity Book
  • Making Shapely Fiction, Jerome Stern (writing conference)
  • According to Hoyle
  • The Art of Fiction, John Gardner (writing conference)
  • My Bright Abyss, Christopher Wiman
  • Imaginative Writing, Janet Burroway (writing conference)
  • The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  • “Where the Face Becomes a Plant” (writing conference)
  • 642 Things to Draw
  • “The Crane Wife,” C. J. Hauser (writing conference)
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Housseini
  • Meander, Spiral, Explode, Jane Alison (writing conference)
  • Tassajara Bread Book, Edward Espe Brown
  • Craft in the Read World, Matthew Salesses (writing conference)
  • Best Remembered Poems, Martin Gardner
  • “How to Talk to Your Mother,” Lorrie Moore (writing conference)
  • The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne
  • If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino (writing conference)
  • Wired for Love, Stan Tatkin
  • The Night Circus, Eric Morgenstern (writing conference)
  • Winning the War in Your Mind, Craig Groeschel (church, on shelf)
  • Winter Birds, Jim Grimsley ? (writing conference)
  • One Thing, Sam Storms
  • The Fifth Season, Jamesin ? (writing conference)
  • The One Thing, Gary Keller
  • Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon (writing conference)
  • Think Like a Monk, Jay Shetty
  • A Pagan Place, Edna O’Brien (writing conference)
  • New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual, Reader’s Digest
  • Deep Work, Cal Newport (writing conference)
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansbery (with daughter)
  • The Life, Carrie Fountain (writing conference)
  • Before and After the Book Deal, Courtney (writing conference)
  • The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks, Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Exhalation, Ted Chiang (Goodreads)
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larrson (added from bookstore)
  • Fool’s Talk (Goodreads)
  • Let Me Be a Woman, Elisabeth Eliott
  • March (Goodreads)
  • Dare, Barry McDonaugh
  • They Called Us Enemy (Goodreads)
  • 365 Days of Art/Creativity/Art in Nature
  • Four Thousand Weeks (the Times)
  • King Lear, William Shakespeare
  • Calling for a Blanket Dance, Oscar Hokeah (SA follower)
  • The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey
  • On Writing Well, William Zinnser
  • Build the Perfect Bug-Out Bag, Creek Stewart
  • The Lost Queen, Signe Pike
  • Pipi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
  • Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • Emperor of All Maladies, Sidhartha Mukerjhee
  • Lives of the Stoics, Stephen Hanselman
  • 399 Games, Puzzles, and Trivia
  • Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
  • How Nonviolence Protects the State, Peter Gelderloos
  • The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
  • Burnout, Emily Nagoski
  • Ottolenghi Simple, Ottolenghi
  • Litte, Big, John Crowley
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyitch, Leo Tolstoy
  • God Came Near, Max Lucado
  • Overwhelmed, Bridget Schulte
  • The Surprise Date Challenge: Home Edition, Dana Lam
  • Dune, Frank Herbert (science fiction list, movie release)
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker (social passion series, movie)
  • Discovering God, Dennis McCallum
  • Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg
  • Rising Strong, Brene Brown
  • The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It, Louise Harvey
  • Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington (social passion series)
  • The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  • The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp
  • The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp
  • Honest Advent, Scott Erikson
  • The Road Back to You, Ian Morgan Cron
  • The Kindness Challenge, Shaunti Feldhahn
  • Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zin
  • The Bone People, Keri Hulme
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis

Small List of Books Begun but Not Finished (Yet):

  • The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors, Juliet Barker
  • The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte, Daphne de Maurier
  • Mycophilia, Eugenia Bone
  • An Insular Possession, Timothy Mo
  • (The Guide to Fifth Grade, Scholastic)
  • (The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas)
  • Rhythms of Grace, Kerri Wheems
  • Who Am I?, Jeff Little
  • Comparison Trap, Sandra Stanley
  • The One Year Chronological Bible
  • How Nonviolence Protects the State, Peter Gelderloos
  • Little, Big, John Crowley
  • My Bright Abyss, Christian Wiman
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snickett
  • Experiencing God, Blackaby and King (with church)

AND LET’S START FOLDING IN HERE. (Every un-marked title is ALREADY ON MY BOOK SHELF):

  • Mother and Son, Emerson Eggerichs
  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tolkarczuk (writing group)
  • What Every Child Should Know About Prayer, Nancy Guthrie
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey (comedy)
  • Knowing God, Charles Colson
  • Amazing Grace, Eric Metaxes (biography)
  • They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera
  • A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway (travel)
  • Divergent series, Veronica Roth
  • A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn (history)
  • The Killer Across the Table, Douglas and Olshaker
  • The Sympathizer, Viet Than Nguyen (historical fiction)
  • The Mask of Sanity, Hervey M. Cleckley
  • Matilda, Roald Dahl (childrens)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife, Diane Ackerman
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (middle grades)
  • This Is Not a Book, Keri Smith
  • Earthsea (series), Ursula K. Leguin (YA)
  • Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
  • The Sonnets, William Shakespeare (poetry)
  • Abraham Lincoln, Carl Sandburg
  • Maya Angelou (poet)
  • The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham
  • Through Our Eyes, Little, Brown and Company (poetry anthology)
  • Victorian and Later English Poets, Beck Snow
  • A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (nonfiction/journalism)
  • Complete Shakespeare
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot (science)
  • English Drama 1580-1642, Brooke and Paradise
  • The Year of Eating Dangerously, Tom Parker Bowles (food memoir)
  • The Book of Virtues, William J. Bennett
  • American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis (food fiction)
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Cuban Table, Anna Sofia Palaez (cookbook)
  • An Insular Possession, Timothy Mo
  • Sandman, Neil Gaiman (graphic novels)
  • The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
  • The Complete Maus, Art Spiegelman (comics)
  • The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy (literary fiction)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell (popular fiction)
  • The Complete Winne-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne
  • The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams (play)
  • The Nick Adams Stories, Ernest Hemingway
  • Momento (screenplay)
  • Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George
  • Global Voices (world)
  • Endurance, Alfred Lansing
  • Beer in the Snooker Club, Gali (Middle East)
  • The Color of Water, James McBride
  • Disgrace, Coetzee (Africa)
  • QPB Treasury of North American Folktales, Catherine Peck
  • The Thousand and One Nights, Scheherezade (South Asia)
  • The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
  • Rashomon, Akutagawa (East Asia)
  • The Beloved Works of C. S. Lewis
  • A Hero of Our Time, Lemontov (Balkans)
  • Hunger, Knut Hamsen (Scandinavia)
  • Praying the Names of God, Ann Pangler
  • Like Water for Chocolate, Lara Esquivel (Latin America)
  • We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Tin Flute, Gabriel Roy (Canada)
  • Confessions, Augustine
  • 1491 and 1493, Charles C. Mann (Native America)
  • Flyboys, James Bradley
  • March, Geraldin Brooks (Oceania)
  • The Chosen, Chiam Potok
  • Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown (picture books)
  • Telling Stories?
  • Maps, Mizielinska (read-aloud)
  • 1421, Gavin Menzies
  • Atonement, Ian Mcewan (2000s)
  • Middlesex, Eugenides
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo (2010s)
  • Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Browne and King (writing)
  • A History of the Private Life I, Samuel Pepys
  • The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp (Christianity)
  • Overwhelmed, Brigid Schulte
  • Ye Shall Be as Gods, Erich Fromm (religion)
  • Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler
  • A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell (philosophy)
  • Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (classics)
  • 100 Selected Poems, e. e. cummings
  • “The Tribute,” Jane Gordan (short stories)
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Dubliners, James Joyce (compilations)
  • Coming to Light, Brian Swann
  • The Martian, Andy Weir (self pubbed)
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes, Rosalind Wiseman
  • Decomposition notebooks (journals)
  • The Emperor of Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Kokoyu Jibon Techo Diary (planners)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Paul Kennedy
  • The Keri Smith Deluxe Boxed Set (creative journals)
  • 1491, Charles C. Mann
  • Wonderbook (reference)
  • Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Book of Symbols, Taschen (art)
  • The Last Lion, William Manchester
  • At Home in the South, Veranda (coffee table)
  • Islands of the World ?
  • Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts (crafts)
  • The Wings of the Dove, Henry James
  • The Moth Presents: A Game of Storytelling (activities)
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson
  • The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern (book lovers)
  • The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw
  • A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick and 2006 (pairings)
  • When God Doesn’t Make Sense, James Dobson
  • Maurice, E. M. Forster (romance)
  • Who Am I?, Jeff Little
  • Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (mystery)
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  • “Annabel Lee,” Edgar Allan Poe and “Annabel Lee,” Tiger Army (pairings)
  • African American Poetry
  • Cold Comfort Farm, Stall Gibbons (comedy)
  • Dream of the Red Chamber, Tsao Hsuehlchin
  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion (autobiography/memoir)
  • Whitefang, Jack London
  • Into Thin Air, John Krakauer (travel)
  • Rules, Cynthia Lord
  • A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani (history) 
  • The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte, Daphne du Maurier
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Houssini (historical fiction) 
  • Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (childrens) 
  • Household Stories, Brothers Grimm
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznik (middle grades)
  • Mycophilia, Eugenia Bone
  • The Golden Compass (and His Dark Materials series), Philip Pullman (YA) 
  • Mindhunter, Douglas and Olshaker
  • Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman (poetry)
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak, Robert Beatty
  • Shel Silverstein (poet)
  • Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
  • Around the World in 80 Poems, Chronicle (poetry anthology) 
  • One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus
  • The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvior (nonfiction/journalism) 
  • Almost Home, Joan Bauer
  • Freakonomics, Dubner and Leavitt (science) 
  • One Year Chronological Bible
  • Yes, Chef, Michael Samuellson (food memoirs)
  • Search the Scriptures, Alan M. Stibbs
  • Chocolat, Joanna Harris (food fiction)
  • Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes
  • The Art of Simple Food, Alice Waters (cookbooks)
  • Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson
  • Ghost World Daniel Clowes (graphic novels) 
  • Poems, Maya Angelou
  • Peanuts, Larry Schultz (comics)
  • Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (literary fiction)
  • Comparison Trap, Sandra Stanley
  • And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie (popular fiction) 
  • The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Edward Albee (plays) 
  • In the Name of Salome, Julia Alvarez
  • Forrest Gump (screenplays)
  • Yo!, Julia Alvarez
  • The Norton Anthology of World Literature (world)
  • The War of the Saints, Jorge Amado
  • The Blue Aubergine, Miral al-Tahary (Middle East)
  • Israel, My Beloved, Kay Arthur
  • A Bend in the River, V. S. Naipaul (Africa)
  • Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
  • A Fine Balance, Rohinto Mistry (South Asia)
  • The Complete Works of Jane Austen
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami (East Asia)
  • Midwives, Chris Bohjalian
  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky (Balkans)
  • Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
  • Faustus, Paavo Rintala (Scandinavia)
  • American Triptych, Pearl S. Buck
  • Time Among the Maya, Ronald Wright (Latin America)
  • If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino
  • The Stone Carvers, Jane Urqhart (Canada)
  • Reading in the Dark, Seamus Deane
  • Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko (Native)
  • Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  • The Magic Pudding, Normal Lindsay (Oceania)
  • The Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats (picture books)
  • Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  • A Little History of the World, E. H. Gombrich (read-aloud)
  • Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2000s)
  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed (2010s) 
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Pity the Reader, Kurt Vonnegut (writing)
  • The Gambler, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Tyranny of the Urgent, Charles Hummel (Christianity)
  • Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Dance of Time, Michael Judge (religion)
  • House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus
  • Sophie’s World, Jostein Gardner (philosophy)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  • Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes (classics)
  • The Brothers K, David James Duncan
  • “The Stone Boy,” Gina Barriaux (short stories)
  • Middlemarch, George Eliot
  • The Weslyan Anthology of Science Fiction (compilations)
  • Silas Marner, George Eliot
  • Eragon, Christopher Paolini (self pubbed)
  • Commodore Hornblower, C.S. Forster
  • Lechtuurn bullet (or other) journal (journals)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Little More Daily Organizer (planners)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  • The List Journal, Owl and Zebra Press (creative journals)
  • None to Accompany Me, Nadine Gordimer
  • Stuff You Should Know (reference)
  • River Woman, Donna Hemans
  • Odd Apples, William Mullan (art)
  • The Iliad, Homer
  • Accidentally Wes Anderson (coffee table)
  • How to Be Good, Nick Hornby
  • Edgy Embroidery, Renee Rominger (crafts)
  • The 158 Pound Marriage, John Irving
  • You’re Wierd: a Creative Journal for Misfits (activities)
  • The Fourth Hand, John Irving
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloane (book lovers)
  • A Prayer for Own Meany, John Irving
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, 1994, and 2019 (pairings)
  • Setting Free the Bears, John Irving
  • Tess of the D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy (romance)
  • A Widow for a Year, John Irving
  • The Alienist, Caleb Carr (mystery)
  • The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  • “The Lighthouse,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and “The Lighthouse’s Tale,” Nickle Creek (pairings)
  • Ahab’s Wife, Sena Jeter Nasland
  • A Swim in the Pond in the Rain, George Saunders (writing group)
  • The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
  • Happy Accidents, Jane Lynch (comedy)
  • The Secret Lives of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein (autobiography/memoir)
  • The Stand, Stephen King
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Beach Alex Garland (travel)
  • Shoeless Joe, W. P. Kinsella
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond (history)
  • A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  • I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb
  • The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah (historical fiction) 
  • Zen Shorts, John J. Muth (childrens) 
  • She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb
  • Out of a Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis
  • Perelandra, C. S. Lewis
  • Phantastes, C. S. Lewis
  • A Joyful Noise, Paul Fleishman (middle grades)
  • Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell (YA)
  • The Baronets Song, George McDonald
  • Autobiography of Red, Ann Carson (poetry) 
  • The Highlander’s Last Song, George McDonald
  • Ben Johnson (poet)
  • Sir Gibbie, Geroge McDonald
  • Big, Bad, and a Little Scary, Viking (poetry anthology)
  • Palace Walk, Naguib Mahfouz
  • Walden, H. D. Thoreau (nonfiction/journalism)
  • I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  • The Emporer of All Maladies, Mukherjee (science)
  • Songs in Ordinary Time, Mary McGarry Morris
  • The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten (food memoirs)
  • The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin
  • Babette’s Feast, Isaac Denison (food fiction)
  • Wicked series, Gregory McGuire
  • How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman (cookbooks)
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Alice in Sunderland Brian Talbott (graphic novels)
  • The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
  • Little Lulu, John Stanley (comics)
  • Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  • The Curious Incident of the Dogin the Nighttime, Mark Haddon (literary fiction)
  • We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Help, Catherine Stockett (popular fiction)
  • The Gift, Patrick O’Leary
  • Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller (plays)
  • A Perfect Peace, Amos Oz
  • When Harry Met Sally (screenplays)
  • A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Van Auken (does Sam have this?)
  • Animal Tales, Sanderson (world)
  • The Prophet, Frank Peretti
  • Tablet and Pen, Reza Aslan (Middle East)
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig
  • My Traitor’s Heart, Riah Milan (Africa)
  • The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  • The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy (South Asian)
  • My Name is Asher Lev, Chiam Potok
  • Spring Snow, Yukio Mishima (East Asia)
  • Accordion Crimes, E. Annie Proulx
  • Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (Balkans)
  • Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
  • Requiem, Peer Hulberg (Scandinavia)
  • The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  • The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (Latin America)
  • Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
  • Dance Me Outside, W. P. Kinsella (Canada)
  • The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  • In Mad Love and War, Joy Harjo (Native)
  • The Pilot’s Wife, Anita Shreve
  • Whale Rider, Witi Ahamaera (Oceania)
  • The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
  • Knuffle Bunny, Mo Willems (picture book)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
  • Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb (read-aloud)
  • A Simple Plan, Scott Smith
  • Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami (2000s)
  • East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward (2010s)
  • Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  • Tell It Slant, Miller and Paola (writing)
  • The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan
  • Wild at Heart, John Eldridge (Christianity)
  • The Opposite of Fate, Amy Tan
  • Gautama Buddha, Betty Kelen (religion)
  • Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
  • Philosophy as a Way of Life, Pierre Hadot (philosophy)
  • War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  • The Odyssey, Homer (classics)
  • “The Love of a Good Woman,” Alice Munro (short stories)
  • Kurt Vonnegut: Bluebeard, Deadeye Dick, Galapagos, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Jailbird, Mother Night, The Sirens of Titan, Slapstick, Welcome to the Monkey House
  • The Complete Stories, Flannery O’Connor (compilations)
  • Shelf Life of Happiness, Virginia Pye (self pubbed)
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
  • Dotted Grid Notebook (journals)
  • I am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe
  • Moleskin Classic 12 Month (planners)
  • A Late Divorce, A. B. Yehoshua
  • I Wrote a Book About You, Clarke and Edge (creative journals)
  • Mani, A. B. Yehoshua
  • Remarkable Diaries (reference)
  • The Shack, William Paul Young
  • The Story of Art (special edition), E. H. Gombrich (art)
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World (coffee table)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society, Carol Alexander
  • Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners, Davidson (crafts)
  • The Secret Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  • Sherlock Holmes Puzzles, Brain Games (activities)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • The Eyre Affair, Jasper Ffjord (book lovers)
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan and 1993 (pairings)
  • The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall
  • A Walk to Remember, Nicholas Sparks (romance)
  • My Amish Story, Rebecca Borntrager Graber
  • Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King (mystery)
  • The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter
  • “Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman and “Sake of the Song,” Blackmore Night (pairings)
  • Where the Lilies Bloom, Very Cleaver
  • The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, Kazo Ishiguro (writing group)
  • Artemis Fowl, Eioin Colfer
  • Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs (comedy)
  • Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper
  • The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (autobiophraphy/memoir)
  • The Trouble with Chickens, Doreen Cronin
  • Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene (travel)
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy (history)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (historical fiction)
  • The Twits, Roald Dahl
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM, Robert C. O’Brien (childrens)
  • Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  • Percy Jackson (series), Rick Riordan (middle grades)
  • Incident at Hawk’s Hill, Allan W. Eckert
  • The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabott (YA)
  • The Black Stallion, Walter Farley
  • The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton (YA)
  • Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George
  • Metamorphoses, Ovid (poetry)
  • The 39 Clues, Rick Riordan
  • Silivia Plath (poet)
  • Spy School, Stuart Gibbs
  • William Butler Yeats (poet)
  • Diary of a Penguin-Napper, Sally Harris
  • Word of Mouth, Vintage Books (poetry anthology)
  • A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  • Eight Keys, Suzanne LeFleur
  • The Golden Bough, James George Frazier (nonfiction/journalism)
  • Because Internet, McCulloch (science)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
  • Julie and Julia, Julie Powell (food memoirs)
  • Whitefang, Jack London
  • Eat Cake, Jean Ray (food fiction)
  • The Call of the Wild¸ Jack London
  • How to Eat, Nigella Lawson (cookbooks)
  • Pipi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
  • Tank Girl One, Hewlett and Martin (graphic novels)
  • Anastasia Krupnick and series, Lois Lowry
  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll (comics)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
  • Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks (litearary fiction)
  • Chocolate Covered Ants, Stephen Manes
  • The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bolgakov (popular fiction)
  • The Candymakers, Wendy Mass
  • Oedipus Rex, Sophocles (plays)
  • Eragon series, Christopher Paolini
  • Shakespeare in Love (screenplays)
  • Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey
  • An Anthology of World Poetry (world)
  • Junie B. Jones, Barbara Park
  • Stealth, Sonallah Ibrahim (world)
  • Finding Ruby Starling, Carrie Rivers
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver (Africa)
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School series, Louis Sachar
  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri (South Asia)
  • The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden
  • The Art of War, Sun Tzu (East Asia)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  • A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov (Balkans)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • Doctor Glas, Hjalmer Sodorberg (Scandinavia)
  • Stuart Little, E. B. White
  • Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene (Latin America)
  • Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
  • The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje (Canada)
  • The Trumpet of the Swan, E. B. White
  • American Indian Myths and Legends (Native)
  • Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, Ben Clanton
  • Erewhon, Samuel Butler (Oceania)
  • Mistress Masham’s Repose, T. H. White
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst (picture book)
  • American Girl series
  • Our Island Story, H. E. Marshal (read-aloud)
  • Fancy Nancy series, Jane O’Connor
  • Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Soer (2000s)
  • Many other picture books
  • Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (2010s)
  • *** left off checking authors here ***
  • Cash: The Autobiography
  • On Writing, Eudora Welty (writing)
  • The Anthropolgy of Turquoise
  • Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis (Christianity)
  • Gandhi on Non-violence
  • The Great Transformation, Helen Armstrong (religion)
  • The Walk West
  • Aristotle’s Way, Edith Hall (philosophy)
  • Adrift
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde (classics)
  • Julie and Julia, Julie Powell
  • “The Siren,” Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampidusa (short stories)
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Sour Heart, Jenny Zhang (compilations)
  • Memiors, Elie Wiesel
  • The Alligators of Abraham, Robert Kloss (self pubbed)
  • Living to Tell the Tale, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Minimalism Art CLassic Dotted Notebook (journals)
  • The Man Comes Around, Dave Uranski
  • Leuchtuurn 1917 Weekly Planner (planners)
  • Parallel Lives, Phyllis Rose
  • Q&A a Day, Potter Gift (creative journals)
  • Little Girl Lost, Drew Barrymore
  • For the Love of Books (reference)
  • Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
  • Art: The Definitive Visual Guide (art)
  • A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Great Maps, The Smithsonian (coffee table)
  • Joel, Joel Sonnenberg
  • Knitting without Needles, Anne Weil (crafts)
  • The Making of a Chef, Michael Ruhlman
  • Harry Potter: The Ultimate Quiz (activities)
  • Holy the Firm, Annie Dillard
  • If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino (book lovers)
  • Beyond the Four Corners of the World
  • The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner and 1996 (pairings)
  • The Story of My Life, Helen Keller
  • Normal People, Sally Rooney (romance)
  • The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou
  • The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler (mystery)
  • The Roosevelts, Peter Collier
  • “Richard Cory,” Edwin Arlington Robinson and “Eleanor Rigby,” The Beatles (pairings)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mood-chosen)
  • A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein
  • Thank You, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse (comedy)
  • Archy and Mehitabel, Marquis
  • A Long Way Gone, Ismael Beah (autobiography/memoir)
  • Sailing Alone Around the Room, Billy Collins
  • The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain (travel)
  • The Love Poems of Elizabeth and Robert Browning
  • The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman (history)
  • Archyology, Marquis
  • The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett (histrical fiction)
  • Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems, Amachai
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein (childrens)
  • Best Remembered Poems, Dover
  • The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan (middle grades) 
  • Immortal Poems, Oscar Williams
  • Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn (YA)
  • Early Poems of Robert Frost
  • Howl and Other Poems, Alan Ginsberg (poetry)
  • Blue Horses Rush In, Tapahonso
  • Emily Dickinson (poet)
  • O Lord!, John Gowans
  • Poetry by Heart, Scholastic (poetry anthology)
  • Oh Lord! Now What? John Gowans
  • The Gulag Archipelago, Alexander Solzenietsyn (nonfiction/journalism) 
  • The Complete Collected Poems, Maya Angelou
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (science)
  • Sonnets, Shakespeare
  • Cooked, Michael Pollan (food memoirs)
  • Maus, Spiegelman
  • The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood (food fiction) 
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service II
  • Good Things in England, Florence White (cookbooks)
  • Alciphron, George Berkeley
  • Scott Pilgrim 1, Brian Lee O’Halley (graphic novels)
  • Bioethics
  • Fables, Wilingham (comics)
  • A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell
  • Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie (literary fiction) 
  • Bioethics and the Future of Medicine
  • Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes (popular fiction) 
  • Ethics: Selections from Classical and Contemporary Writers
  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill (plays)
  • Sing a Song of Popcorn
  • Annie Hall (screenplays)
  • Home Comforts, Cheryl Mendelson
  • The Art of the Tale (world)
  • Query and Cover Letters
  • The Heron, Ibrahim Aslan (Middle East)
  • Review of my favorite reference books
  • The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith (Africa)
  • The Practical Writer, Eiben and Gannon
  • Heat and Dust, Ruth Prawer Jabvala (South Asia)
  • Writing Made Easy, Dorothy Cora Moore
  • The Tale of Genji, Marusaki Shikubu (East Asia)
  • The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Marh Levin
  • Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev (Balkans)
  • Writing Tools, Roy Peter Clark
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Selma Lagerlof (Scandinavia)
  • The Writer’s Notebook
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, Julia Alvarez (Latin America)
  • Plot and Structure
  • Lives of Girls and WomenAlice Munro (Canada)
  • The Secret Miracle
  • House Made of Dawn, Scott Momaday (Native)
  • How to Get Happily Published, Judith Applebaum
  • Australian Literature, Edelson (Oceania)
  • Writing for Screen and Television, Tobias
  • The Monster at the End of the Book, Jon Stone (picture book)
  • The New Well-Tempered Sentence, Gordon
  • Tales of Hans Christen Andersen, Naomi Lewis (read-aloud)
  • The Elements of Style, Strunk and White
  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion (2000s)
  • Essentials of English, Hopper
  • The Nickle Boys, Colson Whitehead (2010s)
  • The Working Writer
  • The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, New York Writers Workshop (writing)
  • What’s the Big Idea?, Reeves
  • How to Read the Bible, James L. Kugel (Christianity)
  • The Writer’s Digest Character-Naming Sourcebook
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl (religion)
  • Becoming a Writer, Brande
  • What Does It All Mean?, Thomas Nagel (philosophy)
  • The Complete Works, William Shakespeare
  • Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (classics)
  • Euripides
  • “A Simple Heart,” Gustave Flaubert (short stories)
  • The Dead, James Joyce
  • Will You Be Quiet Please?, Raymond Carver (compilations)
  • Three Plays, Thornton Wilder
  • Let Me Clear My Throat, Elena Passarello (self pubbed)
  • The Purgitario, Dante
  • Simple Elephant Organizing Notebook (journals)
  • King Lear, Shakespeare
  • MiGoals Goal Digger (planners)
  • Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare
  • Complete the Story, Piccadilly (creative journal)
  • The Complete Plays of Sophocles
  • The Book of Unusual Knowledge (reference)
  • Aristophanes
  • An Introduction to Art Techniques (art)
  • The Paradiso, Dante
  • Animal: The Difinitive Visual Guide (coffee table)
  • The Classic Theatre, Eric Bentley
  • Literary Yarns, Cindy Wang (crafts)
  • Beowulf
  • Wheel of Fortune Word Puzzles (activities)
  • The Literature of the United States
  • Inkheart, Cornelia Funke (book lovers)
  • The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature
  • “The Boys in the Bank,” Life Magazine article and Dog Day’s Night (pairings)
  • Global Voices, Biddle
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han (romance)
  • The Nortan Anthology of English Literature I and II
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Raymond Chandler (mystery)
  • The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces
  • “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” Emily Dickinson and “Seasons in the Sun,” Terry Jacks
  • Falling Into Theory, David Richer
  • AND THEN CONTINUE TO FOLD IN (BELOW LISTS) WITH BOOK ON MY SHELF (ALSO BELOW)…
  • MAIN LIST
  • COMEDY
  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY, HISTORICAL FICTION
  • PICTURE BOOK
  • MIDDLE GRADES
  • YA
  • POETRY BOOK, POET, POETRY ANTHOLOGY
  • NONFICTION/JOURNALISM
  • SCIENCE
  • FOOD MEMOIRS
  • FOOD FICTION
  • COOKBOOKS
  • GRAPHIC NOVELS
  • COMICS
  • LITERARY FICTION
  • POPULAR FICTION
  • PLAYS
  • SCREENPLAYS
  • WORLD
  • MIDDLE EAST
  • AFRICA
  • SOUTH ASIA
  • EAST ASIA
  • BALKANS
  • SCANIANDIA
  • LATIN AMERICA
  • CANADA
  • NATIVE AMERICA
  • OCEANIA
  • PICTURE BOOKS
  • READ-ALOUD
  • 2010s
  • 2020s
  • WRITING
  • CHRISTIANITY
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSPHY
  • CLASSICS
  • SHORT STORIES
  • STORY COLLECTIONS
  • SELF- and INDIE-PUBBED
  • JOURNALS
  • PLANNERS
  • ALT/CREATIVE JOURNALS
  • CRAFTING
  • BRAIN GAMES/ACTIVITIES
  • ART
  • COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
  • HOME REFERENCE
  • BOOKS FOR BOOK LOVERS
  • BOOK AND MOVIE PAIRINGS
  • ROMANCE
  • DETECTIVE/MYSTERY/CRIME
  • POETRY AND SONG PAIRINGS
  • When it makes sense: Holidays and whole book clubs

Books in My Personal Library I Have Not Reviewed (and In Some Cases Haven’t Read):

  • Dictionary of World Myth
  • Writing Poetry, Drake
  • Sound and Sense, Perrine
  • The Essential Tales of Chekhov
  • The Roald Dahl Omnibus
  • Fiction, Gasarch
  • Nine Stories, J. D. Sallinger
  • American Indian Mythology, Alice Marriott
  • Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Stories, Herman Melville
  • American Indian Myths and Legends
  • Mythology, Edith Hamilton
  • The Stories of Eva Luna, Isabel Allende
  • Myths of the Norsemen
  • A Book that Was Lost, S. Y. Agnon
  • The Complete Stories, Flannery O’Connor
  • Naguib Mahfouz
  • Fitzgerald: The Crack-Up
  • American Colonies, Alan Taylor
  • The Communist Manifesto, Marx
  • The Oxford History of Britain, Morgan
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond
  • Red Carolinians, Chapman J. Milling
  • War Without End, Anton la Guardia
  • Twentieth Century, J. M. Roberts
  • Selkirk’s Island, Diana Souhami
  • Galileo’s Daughter, Dava Sobel
  • Columbine, Dave Cullen
  • A History of Ancient Egypt, Nicholas Grimal
  • The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt
  • What Jane Austen Wore and Charles Dickens Knew
  • A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • A History of the Modern World Since 1815
  • A History of the Jews
  • Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Panic of 1907, Bruner
  • China Inc., Ted C. Fishman
  • The Holy Land, Murphy-O’Connor
  • Harmonies of the World, Kepler
  • Darwin’s Black Box, Michael J. Behe
  • Dig, Meredith Kirton
  • The Reluctant Weekend Gardener, Wallace
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Night Sky
  • Physics Demystified
  • How to Stay Alive in the Woods, Anger
  • The Tao of Pooh and Te of Piglet, Benjamin Hoff
  • 20th Century Philosophy, Morris Weitz
  • The Philosophy of the 16th and 17th Century, Richard H. Poplin
  • Christian Ethics
  • Basic Issues in Aesthetics
  • Matter and Consciousness, Churchland
  • A Primer on Postmodernism, Grens
  • The Philosophy of Art, Neill
  • Does the Center Hold?, Palmer
  • Looking at Philosophy, Palmer
  • Philosophy: The Power of Ideas
  • A History of Philosophy, Jones
  • The Theory of Knowledge, Pojman
  • Classics of Philosophy, Pojman
  • Philosophical Explorations, French
  • Neighboring Faiths, Corduan
  • Scriptures of the East and West
  • Anthology of World Scriptures, Van Voorst
  • Experiencing the World’s Religions
  • Days of Awe, Agnon
  • Aspects of Rabbinic Theology, Solomon Schechter
  • Sayings of the Fathers, Hertz
  • The Message
  • The Liberated Imagination, Leland Ryken
  • Essential Home Tips
  • Everyday Home Repairs
  • The Everything Card Games Book
  • Brain Teasers
  • The Family Book
  • Logic: 200 Puzzles
  • Games Magazine Big Book of Games
  • The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Complete Guide to Money, Jeff Yeager
  • Capitalism, Ayn Rand
  • The Millionaire Mind, Stanley
  • Who Took My Money?, Kiyosaki
  • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
  • Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional
  • I Stand with Christ, Zhang Rongland
  • On the Anvil, Max Lucado
  • And the Angels Were Silent, Max Lucado
  • Sings of the Spirit, Sam Stoms
  • Where Is God When It Hurts?, Philip Yancey
  • The Gospel According to the Simpsons, Pensky
  • No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, Max Lucado
  • Adam, Nouwen
  • Answers to Tough Questions, McDowell
  • The Final Week of Jesus, Max Lucado
  • Faith and Reason, Swinburne
  • The Savior of Science, Jaki
  • Letting to of Perfect, Amy Spiegel
  • Open My Heart, Lord, Oates
  • Celtic Daily Prayer
  • Steer, J. Hudson Taylor
  • Lord Bless This Marriage, Carmichael
  • The Case for Faith, Strobel
  • He Still Moves Stones, Max Lucado
  • The God Hypothesis, Corey
  • Daily Light
  • Pleasures Evermore, Sam Storms
  • Life’s Healing Choices, Baker
  • The Bible Jesus Read, Philip Yancey
  • Total Truth, Pearcey
  • Fresh Air, Hodges
  • The Pleasure of a Loving God, Mike Bickle
  • One Month to Live, Kerry and Chris Shook
  • Vintage Church, Driscoll
  • Galatians, Morris
  • Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind, Longman
  • The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
  • Generous Justice, Timothy Keller
  • Don’t Waste Your Life, Piper
  • The Sacred Romance, Curtis and Eldredge
  • The Blessed Life, Robert Morris
  • Women of the Bible, Spangler
  • How Good Is Good Enough?, Andy Stanley
  • The Knowledge of the Holy, Tozer
  • Acts, Max Lucado
  • Convergence, Sam Storms
  • Galatians, Max Lucado
  • Soul Detox, Groeschel
  • The Christian Atheist, Groeschel
  • The Measure of a Man, Gene A. Getz
  • The Case for Christ, Strobel
  • The Fingerprint of God, Hugh Ross
  • Whiteman’s Gospel, Craig Smith
  • Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, Piper
  • In the Face of God, Michael Horton
  • My Utmost for His Highest
  • Reasons of the Heart, Edgar
  • God’s Global Mosaic, Chandler
  • Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
  • After God’s Own Heart, Mike Bickle
  • The Inspirational Writings, Billy Graham
  • Beyond Words
  • The Great House of God¸ Max Lucado
  • The Christian Theology Reader
  • Old Testament Survey, House
  • Abandoned to God, Oswald Chambers
  • Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, Sider
  • Desiring God, Piper
  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster
  • A Faith for All Seasons, Dorman
  • The Joyful Christian, C. S. Lewis
  • A Jonathan Edwards Reader
  • Orthodoxy, Chesterton
  • Prayer, Foster
  • Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
  • The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis
  • I Was Just Wondering, Philip Yancey
  • Grace Walk, Steve McVey
  • Discovering God, Philip Yancey
  • Parenting by the Book, John Rosemond
  • Through Gates of Splendour, Elliot
  • What on Earth Are We Here For?, Warren
  • God Came Near, Max Lucado
  • The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey
  • Strangers to These Shores
  • Let Me Be a Woman, Elizabeth Elliot
  • The Sociopath Next Door
  • Race and Ethnicity, Monk
  • Too Small to Ignore, Stafford
  • Out of the Shadows, Carnes
  • Five Signs of a Loving Family, Chapman
  • The Corner
  • Building Successful Relationships
  • The Five Love Languages
  • Counselling for Anger
  • The American Paradox, Myers
  • Love and Respect, Eggerichs
  • Simple Abundance
  • Review pregnancy and birth and other self help books
  • Best Friends, Worse Enemies, Michael Thompson
  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay
  • Our America, Leland Jones
  • Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
  • Codependent No More, Beatty
  • The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker
  • When Helping Hurts, Corbett
  • The Triumphant Marriage, Neil Clark
  • The Age of Consent, Knight
  • Something More
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Living the 7 Habits
  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich
  • From This Day Forward
  • Margin, Swenson
  • Real Marriage, Driscoll
  • Diet for a New America
  • The Killer Across the Table, Douglas and Olshaker
  • Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  • Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Ness
  • The Alchemist¸ Paulo Coelho
  • Last of the Mohicans, James Fennimore Cooper
  • House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
  • The Dutch House¸ Ann Patchett
  • Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  • The Mask of Sanity, Cleckley
  • Spin, Robert Charles Olsen
  • The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton
  • 1493, Charles C. Mann
  • Here and Now and Then
  • Devolution, Max Brooks
  • The Great Influenze, John M. Barry
  • Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  • Up from Slavery, Washington
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
  • Ben Hur, Lew Wallace
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseni
  • The Kingdom of Copper, Chakrobarty
  • Dune, Frank Herbert
  • Little, Big, John Crowley
  • Les Miserable, Victor Hugo
  • The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, E. Schwab
  • They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera
  • The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Searching for Caleb, Anne Tyler
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
  • The Waves (and Jacob’s Room), Virginia Woolf
  • Son of Laughter, Buechner
  • The Color of Water, James McBride
  • Winning the War in Your Mind, Groeschel
  • Jesus Calling for Kids
  • Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Scotland, France, Poland
  • Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • Dr. Jeklyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Lewis Stevenson
  • The Firekeeper’s Daughter
  • Pooh’s Workout Book, Ethan Mordden
  • Mama Bear Apologetics
  • big white book from the thrift store
  • books from Windsor

Continuation of the TBR:

  • (Take one from shelf (list above) and one from TBR, back and forth)
  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tolkarczuk (writing group)
  • The Sympathizer and The Committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen (writing group)
  • A Swim in the Pond in the Rain, George Saunders (writing group)
  • The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, Kazo Ishiguro (writing group)
  • A few mood-chosen books: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss, A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab, The Philosopher’s Flight, Tom Miller, The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang)
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (movies)
  • Time travel and sasquatch stuff I bought Kevin (including Max Brooks)
  • Laurie Colwin: More Home Cooking, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, Another Marvelous Thing and maybe more. (Happy All the Time, Family Happiness, Goodbye without Leaving, Shine On Bright and Dangerous Object, The Lone Pilgrim, Passion and Effect…)
  • Roots, Alex Haley (social passion series)
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander (social passion series)
  • The Invisible Man (social passion series)
  • Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell (poster challenge)
  • Younger Next Year, Chris Crowley (Made Strong series)
  • Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon (social passion series)
  • In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan (Made Strong series)
  • Justice, Michael Sandel (social passion series)
  • Brain Warrior’s Way, Amen and Amen (Made Strong series)
  • The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene (social passion series)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife, Diana Ackerman (world list, little library)
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz
  • The Nick Adams Stories, Ernest Hemingway (short stories list, little library)
  • Everything is F*cked, Mark Manson (social passion series)
  • Save the Cat!, Blake Snyder
  • Reasons and Persons, David Parfit (social passion series)
  • The Kindness Challenge
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (series, poster challenge)
  • Factfulness, Hans Rosling (social passion series)
  • Seraphina and the Black Cloak, Robert Beatty
  • Seraphina and the Twisted Staff, Robert Beatty
  • Seraphina and the Splintered Heart, Robert Beatty
  • A Theory of Justice, John Rawls
  • White Too Long, Robert P. Jones (social justice series)
  • Homeschool Supermom… Not!, Susan Kemmerer
  • Violence and the Word, Robert Cover (social passion series)
  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  • Less Than Human, David Livingstone Smith (social passion series)
  • Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  • Ulysses, James Joyce (poster)
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Making Sense of Human Rights, James Nickel (social passion series)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
  • The Ordeal of Integration, Orlando Patterson (social passion series)
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King
  • Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle (social passion series)
  • Empire Falls, Richard Russo
  • The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (social passion series)
  • Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper
  • All American Boys, Reynolds and Keily (social passion series)
  • Wish Girl, Nikki Loftin
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Davis, Barat and West (social passion series)
  • Rules, Cynthia Lord
  • The Fire This Time, Jesmyn Ward (social passion series)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
  • Citizen, Claudia Rankin (social passion series)
  • Quiet, Susan Cain
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Raising White Kids, Jennifer Harvey (social passion series)
  • La Morte d’Arthur, Malory
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (social passion series)
  • The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • White Fragility, DiAngelo and Dyson (social passion series)
  • Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper
  • How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi (social passion series)
  • Small Acts of Amazing Courage, Gloria Whelan
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (social passion series)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (social passion series)
  • Unworthy Republic (social passion series)
  • A Broom of One’s Own, Nancy Peacock
  • The Earth Is Weeping (social passion series)
  • The Food Lab, J. Lopez Kenji-Alt
  • Decolonizing American History (social passion series)
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  • A Shorthand Account of the Deconstruction of the Indies (social passion series)
  • Horton Halfpott, Tom Angelberger
  • 1491 (social passion series)
  • Inheritance series, Christopher Paolini
  • An Indigenous People’s History of the United States (social passion series)
  • Wreck This Journal series
  • Bury My Knee at Wounded Knee (social passion series)
  • 642 Things to Draw, Chronicle Books
  • Empire of the Summer Moon (social passion series)
  • Trail of Tears (social passion series)
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm, Adam Gidwitz
  • American Indian Myths and Legends (social passion series)
  • Overwhelmed, Brigid Schulte (NPR)
  • Life’s Work (social passion series)
  • The Key to Extraordinary, Nathalie Lloyd
  • A Spark of Light (social passion series)
  • Emily Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
  • The Girls Who Went Away (social passion series)
  • Catch Your Death, Feel the Fear, Pick Your Poison, and Blink and You Die, Lauren Child
  • Subverted (social passion series)
  • Walking the Bible, Bruce Felier (Dickey books)
  • Handbook for a Post-Roe America (social passion series)
  • Rules for Virgins, Amy Tan and other Amy Tan
  • Book of American Martyrs (social passion series)
  • Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman (Dickey books)
  • Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons
  • Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (social passion series)
  • The Christian Atheist, Craig Groeschel ($1 books)
  • The Mothers (social passion series)
  • The Gift (Kevin)
  • Shout Your Abortion (social passion series)
  • Aurelia’s Colors
  • Pour Your Soul (social passion series)
  • Wollstonecraft (series), Jordan Stratford
  • Killing the Black Body (social passion series)
  • My Name is Malala (Windsor)
  • All the Boys I Loved Before (Windsor)
  • When She Woke (social passion series)
  • Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert (Dickey books)
  • Unplanned (social passion series)
  • Soul Detox, Craig Groeschel ($1 books)
  • Why Pro Life?  (social passion series)
  • Animal Dreams and The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver (and other books?) (Dickey books)
  • Hand of God (social passion series)
  • The Greek Myths, Robert Graves
  • Mythology, Edith Hamilton
  • The Ethics of Abortion (social passion series)
  • The Walls Are Talking (social passion series)
  • all my old faves and authors (John Irving, Jane Austen, The Things They Carried, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julia Alvarez, etc.)
  • Confessions, Augustine ($1 books)
  • Not for Sale, David Batstone (social passion series)
  • The Chosen, Chaim Potok (Dickey books)
  • The Slave Next Door, Kevin Bales (social passion series)
  • Real Marriage, Mark and Grace Driscoll ($1 books)
  • Blood and Earth, Kevin Bales (social passion series)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kinney (Dickey books)
  • Hidden in Plain Sight, Simon and Hepburn (social passion series)
  • Margin, Richard A. Swenson ($1 books)
  • Girls Like Us, Rachel Lloyd
  • writing books on my shelves (Becoming a Writer, The Elements of Style, Essentials of English, The Working Writer, The Well-Tempered Sentence, Writing for Screen, The Secret Miracle, The Writer’s Notebook, Plot and Structure, Writing Tools, What’s the Big Idea?, The Fine Print of Self Publishing, Writing Made Easy, The Practical Writer)
  • Sold, Patricia McCormick (social passion series)
  • A Crime So Monstrous, E. Benjamin Skinner (social passion series)
  • Galatians and Acts, Max Lucado ($1 books)
  • A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah (social passion series)
  • Middlesex, Eugenides (Dickey books)
  • A Promise to Nadia, Zana Muhsen (social passion series)
  • Through Gates of Splendour, Elliot ($1 books)
  • A History of the Private Life (Dickey books)
  • Divergent series
  • Signs of the Spirit, Sam Storms ($1 books)
  • Poems, Maya Angelou (Dickey books)
  • Knowledge of the Holy, Tozer ($1 books)
  • The Wings of the Dove, Henry James (Dickey books)
  • House of Leaves, Mark Z. Daneilewski
  • Reading the Bible with Heart and Soul ($1 books)
  • Telling Stories, Joan Didion (Dickey books)
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Dickey books)
  • Generous Justice, Timothy Keller ($1 books)
  • Philip K. Dick: Ubik, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly, and VALIS
  • The Sacred Romance, Curtis and Elderidge ($1 books)
  • 100 Selected Poems, E.E. Cummings (Dickey books)
  • Vintage Church, Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears ($1 books)
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson, Emily Dickinson (Dickey books)
  • I’m Just No Good at Rhyming, Chris Harris
  • Total Truth, Pearcey ($1 books)
  • Columbine, Dave Cullen (Dickey books)
  • The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom ($1 books)
  • Mythology, Edith Hamilton (Dickey books)
  • The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah
  • One Month to Live, Kerry and Chris Shook ($1 books)
  • Coming to Light: Contemporary Translation of the Native Literatures of North America (Dickey books)
  • The Pleasures of Loving God, Mike Bickle ($1 books)
  • She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb (Dickey books)
  • What Luck, This Life, Kathryn Schwille
  • Convergence, Sam Storms ($1 books)
  • 2030, Albert Brooks (comedy list)
  • Fresh Air, Hodges ($1 books)
  • Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester (sci-fi/fantasy list)
  • Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper ($1 books)
  • Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom (biography list)
  • Dreamland, Sam Quinones
  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta, Ibn Battuta (travel list)
  • The Histories, Herodotus (history list)
  • The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (C/MG/YA list)
  • The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn
  • Cooked, The Belly of Paris, and Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (food list)
  • The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. (nonfiction list)
  • The Underwater Welder, Jeff Lemire (graphic novel list)
  • The Last Samurai, Helen DeWitt (2000s list)
  • The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010s list)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips, James Hilton
  • Roald Dahl everything
  • The Norton Anthology of World Literature (world list)
  • Beer In the Snooker Club, Waguih Gali (world list, Middle East)
  • Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe (world list, Africa)
  • A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry (world list, South Asia)
  • Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin (world list, Asia)
  • The Book of Heroes, Miyuki Mayabe
  • A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov (world list, Balkans)
  • Pan, Knut Hamsun (world list, Scandinavia)
  • Genesis, Eduardo Geleano (world list, Latin America)
  • The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai
  • 2018 Best American Short Stories
  • The Overstory, Richard Powers
  • The Stone Carvers, Jane Urquhart (world list, Canada)
  • The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (world list, Native America)
  • The Bone People, Keri Hulme (world list, Oceania)
  • Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown (children’s list)
  • The Essential Chekov (shorts collections list)
  • The Talmud (and a Talmud exposition)
  • America, John Stewart (comedy list)
  • The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale (and the rest of the existing series)
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi (biography and memoir list)
  • Secret Garden, Johanna Bosford
  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain (travel list)
  • Complete Poems, Giacomo Leopardi
  • The History of the Decline and the Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon (history list)
  • Lanark: A Life in Four Books, Alasdair Gray
  • The Thought Readers, Dima Zale (sci-fi list)
  • The Farm, Haven Kimmel
  • A Game of Thrones series, George R.R. Martin (fantasy list)
  • The Story of Life, Konstantin Puakovsky
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein (children’s list)
  • Jefferson and His Times, Dumas Malone
  • The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (MG list)
  • Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, and some other Rand books
  • Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
  • Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, Michael Paxton
  • I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak (YA list)
  • Fear, L. Ron Hubbard
  • Lighthead, Terrence Hayes (poetry list)
  • Killshot, Elmore Leonard
  • The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Mark A. Noll
  • Cooked, Michael Pollan (food list)
  • Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli
  • The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman (cookbook list)
  • On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
  • 100 Bullets, Azarello and Risso (graphic novel list)
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Galileo Galilei
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Housseni (literary fiction list)
  • Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  • Sandman, Neil Gaiman
  • Stardust, Neil Gaiman
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
  • Animal Tales, Sanderson (world literature list)
  • The Ancient Near East, anthology (Middle East list)
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe (Africa list)
  • A Fine Balance, Rohinto Mistry (Southeast Asia list)
  • One hundred years of solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Emma, Jane Austen
  • A Prayer for Own Meany, John Irving
  • Pipi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren)
  • The Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xeuqin (Asia list)
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Galileo Galilei
  • A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov (Russia list)
  • Writings, Epicurus
  • The Norse Myths, anthology (Scandinavia list)
  • Man in the Woods, Scott Spencer
  • The Borzoi Anthology of Latin American Literature, anthology (Latin America list)
  • A Short History of Decay, Emil M. Cioran
  • The Stone Carvers, Jane Urqhart (Canada list)
  • Misery, Stephen King
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (Native American list)
  • The Secret of Roan Innish, John Sayles
  • The Bone People, Kerri Hulme (Oceania list)
  • A Life of One’s Own, David Kelley
  • The Corrections and Freedom, Jonathan Franzen (2000s list)
  • Poems and Songs, Robert Burns
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo (2010s list)
  • Hungarian Short Stories and Folktales of Hungary
  • The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats (picture books list)
  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare (plays list)
  • Guys and Dolls (musical list)
  • Annie (musical movies list)
  • Some Like It Hot (screenplay list)
  • Little Novels of Sicily, Giovanni Verga
  • Polish Post-War Poetry
  • The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp (Christianity list)
  • The Room, Harold Pinter
  • History of the Church in England, J.R.H. Moorman (religion list)
  • The High King series, Lloyd Alexander
  • A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell (philosophy list)
  • Private Parts, Howard Stern
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain (classics list)
  • Pig Earth, John Berger
  • Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaardner (philosophy list)
  • Poems, St. John Perce
  • “The Tribute,” Jane Gardham (short stories list)
  • The Conference of Birds, Farid ad-Din Attar
  • His Best, Howlin’ Wolf
  • (add a couple favorite re-reads, here)
  • The Areas of My Expertise, John Hodgman (comedy list)
  • Poems, Sylvia Plath
  • A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah (memoirs list)
  • The Underdogs, Mariano Azuela
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Elizabeth West (travel list)
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  • The History of England, Thomas Babington MacCaulay (history list)
  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Karl Popper
  • Foundation, Isaac Asimov (sci-fi list)
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rossfuss (fantasy list)
  • Sources of Indian Tradition
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin (children’s list)
  • Ordinarily Sacred, Lynda Sexson
  • Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret, Judy Bloom (MG list)
  • Florence Nightingale, Cecil Woodham-Smith
  • Uglies, Scott Westerfield (YA list)
  • Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar
  • The Book of Nightmares, Galway Kinnell (poetry list)
  • Handbook for Spiritual Warfare, Ed Murphy
  • The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould
  • Yes, Chef, Michael Samuelsson (food list)
  • Sonnets, William Shakespeare
  • The Belly of Paris, Emille Zola (food fiction list)0
  • Unless: A Novel, Carol Shields
  • Baking, Dory Greenspan (cookbook list)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
  • Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller (graphic novel list)
  • Autobiography, John Stuart Mill
  • The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco (literary fiction list)
  • Selected Plays, Henrik Ibsen
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee (plays list)
  • Gypsy (musicals list)
  • Newsies (musical movies list)
  • The City in History, Lewis Mumford
  • Casablanca (screenplays list)
  • The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James
  • An Anthology of World Poetry (world list)
  • Emotionally Weird, Atkinson
  • Beer in the Snooker Club, Waguih Gali (N. Africa and Mid-East list)
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  • A Bend in the River, V.S. Naipaul (Africa list)
  • Being and Nothingness, John-Paul Sartre
  • The Thousand and One Nights, Sheherezade (S. Asia and India list)
  • A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
  • Rashomon, Ryanosuke Akutugawa (Asia list)
  • The Bartimeaus Trilogy, Johnathan Stroud
  • Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol (E. Europe and Russia list)
  • The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht
  • The Prose Edda (Scandinavia list)
  • Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  • Genesis, Eduardo Galeano (Latin list)
  • Le Celestina, Fernando de Rojas
  • Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood (Canada list)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko (Native list)
  • Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Evliya Celebi
  • Whale Rider, Witi Ihamaera (Oceania list)
  • The Memorandum, Vaclav Havel
  • Never Let Me Go, Kazua Ishigiro (2000s list)
  • The Waves, Virginia Woolf
  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed (2010s list)
  • Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Browne and King (writing list)
  • Christabel, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Knuffle Bunny, Mo Willems (picture books list)
  • Fifth Business, Robertson Davies
  • Uninvited, Lysa Terkhurst (Christian list)
  • The True Believer, Eric Hoffer
  • The Indestructible Jews, Max Dimont (religion list)
  • Mysteries, Knut Hamsun
  • Philosophy As a Way of Life, Pierre Hadot (philosophy list)
  • The Federalist Papers, Hamilton and Madison
  • Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes (classics list)
  • Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
  • “The Stone Boy,” Gina Barriault (short story list)
  • The Ecology of Fear, Davis
  • Blow-Up and Other Stories, Julio Cortazar (shorts collections list)
  • The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • (add more lists here)
  • Christy, Catherine Marshall
  • The Love Department, William Trevor
  • Managing Your Time, Ted W. Engstrom
  • Eugenie Grandet, Honore de Balzac
  • Dare to Discipline, James Dobson
  • Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw
  • Watership Down, Richard Adams
  • Austerlitz, Winfried Georg Sebald
  • Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  • Poems, Po Chu-i
  • Autobiography, Anthony Trollope
  • Historical Plays, William Shakespeare
  • A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, James Joyce
  • The Age of Jackson, Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
  • Border Crossing, Pat Barker
  • Sweet Land Stories, E. L. Doctorow
  • Silas Marner, George Elliot
  • Records of the Grand Historian of China, Ssu-ma Chi’en
  • The Tragic Sense of Life in Men and Nations, Miguel de Unanmuno
  • Three Plays, Sean O’Casey
  • The Shadow University, Alan Charles Kors
  • Tracticus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Driftless, David Rhodes
  • The Double Helix, James D. Watson
  • The Autobiography, William Butler Yeats
  • The Book of Ramayana, Valmiki
  • Walking and Dreaming, Joseph Hart
  • Effi Briest, Theodor Fontane
  • Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
  • Odes, John Keats
  • Moonheart, Charles de Lint
  • The Aztecs
  • Alabama Moon, Watt Key
  • Works, Gottfried William Liebniz
  • Clementine, Sara Pennypacker
  • Ulysses, James Joyce
  • Pilgrim At Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
  • Essays in Idleness, Kenko
  • The Makoika Sisters, Tanizaki Junichiro
  • The Devil in Silver, Victor LaValle
  • The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  • The Periodic Table, Primo Levi
  • The Presocratic Philosophers
  • Music and Silence, Rose Tremain
  • Complete Letters, Vincent VanGogh
  • The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman
  • Selected Poems, Osip Emilievich Mandelstam
  • Tragedies, Sophocles
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson
  • In a Mellotone, Duke Ellington
  • Libellis, St. Thomas Moore
  • Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard
  • Hunger, Knut Hamsun
  • Rebecca, Daphne de Maurier
  • Up From the Country, Pierre Marivaux
  • The Beach, Alex Garland
  • Fast Food Nation, Schlosser
  • Selected Works, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Goodbye to All That, Graves
  • America’s Great Depression, Murray N. Rothbard
  • Othello, William Shakespeare
  • The Charterhouse of Parma, Stendahl
  • Selected Poems, Walt Whitman
  • The Color of Magic, Terry Pratchett
  • West with the Night, Berly Markham
  • Odes, Horace
  • The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  •  
  • Continue with Best Books List and additions from lists below….

Possible TBR additions:

  • (The Brontes: A Life in Letters)
  • (The Brontes, Patricia Ingram)
  • (Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal, Christine Alexander)
  • (The Oxford Companion to the Brontes, Christine Alexander)
  • The Stages, Thom Saterlee
  • Parenting the Enneagram
  • The Penguin Galaxy Series
  • unread books from our shelves
  • books that Kevin, Windsor, or Eamon read

To Fold In, Periodically:

TBR with my son:

  • Bird & Squirrel series, James Burks
  • Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events series, Lemony Snickett
  • Mananaland, Ryan (book club)
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, Glaser (book club)
  • The House of Sixty Fathers, DeJong (lit. class)
  • My Side of the Mountain (series with pocket guide), Jean Craighead George
  • Jack London, including Call of the Wild
  • The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series, C.S. Lewis
  • Star Wars: JEDI Academy series, Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Nevermoor series, Jessica Townsend
  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson
  • Because of Mr. Terupt, Rob Buyea
  • Wild Robot, Peter Brown
  • The Key to Extraordinary, Natalie Lloyd
  • The Problim Children, Natalie Lloyd
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
  • Jumanji, Chris Van Allsberg
  • The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
  • Stuart Little, E.B. White
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Adventures of Pinnocchio, Carlo Collidi
  • The Borrowers, Mary Norton
  • The Incredible Journey, Shelia Burnford
  • The Hardy Boys series
  • The Nature Connection, Leslie
  • The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm, Robert C. O’Brien
  • A Cricket in Times Square, George Selden
  • Crickwing, Janell Cannon
  • Maniac McGee, Jerry Spinelli
  • fables
  • poetry
  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Jules Verne
  • Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
  • Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  • Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  • Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  • Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  • Junie B. Jones series, Barbara Park
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society series, Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Penderwicks series, Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Peculiar and The Whatnot, Stefan Bachmann
  • Wildwood Chronicles series, Colin Meloy
  • Eva Ibbotson fest
  • Lemony Snicket’s All the Wrong Questions series
  • Sharon Creech fest
  • Judy Bloom books
  • Judy Moody and Stink series
  • Kate DeCamillo-a-thon
  • Finish the Ruby Redfort series, Lauren Child
  • Other Konigsburg books (Jennifer, Hecate, and The View from Saturday)
  • Hello, Universe, Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Pax, Sara Pennypacker
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Hello Universe, Erin Entrada Kelly
  • The Apothecary, Maile Maloy
  • Picture book classics

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