On My Bookshelf

The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan

The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obreht

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Rules of Civility – Amor Towles

Do Not Ask What Good We Do – Robert Draper

The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach

The O’Briens – Peter Behrens

The Sense of An Ending – Julian Barnes

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson

The Magician’s Assistant – Ann Patchett

Stories I Only Tell My Friends – Rob Lowe

The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

Then Again – Diane Keaton

Hiroshima In the Morning – Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Life With A Star – Jiri Weil

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Catcher In the Rye – J.D. Salinger

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – Chris Moore

Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay

The English Patient – Michael Ondaaje

The Help – Katherine Stockett

Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald

Just Kids – Patti Smith

The Romanov Prophecy – Steve Berry

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Drowning Ruth – Christina Schwarz

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Circle of Three – Patricia Gaffney

The Fig Eater – Jody Shields

Bag Of Bones – Stephen King

Everything’s Eventual : 14 Dark Tales – Stephen King

Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Hours – Michael Cunningham

Ten Thousand Sorrows – Elizabeth Kim

Shakespeare’s Three Tragedies (Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear)

Cutting For Stone – Abraham Verghese

The  Adults – Alison Espach

Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

Water For Elephants – Sara Gruen

Wicked – Gregory Maguire

The Reader – Berhardt Schlink

A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J. Gaines

Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Sisters – Caroline Saline and Sharon J. Wahlmuth

The City of Falling Angels – John Berendt

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

The Weight Of Water – Anita Shreve

Where God Was Born – Bruce Feiler

The Devil In the White City – Erik Larson

The Last Lecture – Mitch Albom

How To Read the Air – Dinaw Mengestu

The Widower’s Tale – Julia Glass

The Rule of Four – Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason

For the Record – Donald T. Regan

The Greatest Generation – Tom Brokaw

Madam Secretary – Madeleine Albright

Jackie Ethel Joan – J. Randy Taraborrelli

The Secret Man – Bob Woodward

Game Change – John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

This Side of the Sky – Elyse Singleton

An Irish Country Doctor – Patrick Taylor

A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving

Bel Canto – Ann Patchett

State of Wonder – Ann Patchett

Body Surfing – Anita Shreve

Complete Tales & Poems – Edgar Allan Poe

The Last Cato – Matilde Asensi

Paradigm – Robert Taylor

The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom

For One More Day – Mitch Albom

And the Band Played On – Randy Shilts

The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

The DaVinci Code –Dan Brown

Angels & Demons – Dan Brown

The Poe Shadow – Matthew Pearl

The Dante Club – Matthew Pearl

Selu : Seeking the Corn Mother’s Wisdom – Marilou Awiakta

The Last Pope – David Osborn

The Eight – Katherine Neville

For Love – Sue Miller

That Night – Alice McDermott

A Gate at the Stairs – Lorrie Moore

The Dive From Claussen’s Pier – Ann Packer

My Life – Bill Clinton

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey (I was reading this when the revelation came out that it was embellished. I never finished it.)

Sea Glass – Anita Shreve

A Wedding In December – Anita Shreve

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

That Old Cape Magic – Richard Russo

The Lake of Dead Languages – Carol Goodman

The Seduction of Water – Carol Goodman

Where the Heart Is – Billie Letts

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming – Joshilyn Jackson

The Fire – Katherine Neville

Unnatural Exposure – Patricia Cornwell

Trace – Patricia Cornwell

The Last Precinct – Patricia Cornwell

Postmortem – Patricia Cornwell

Body of Evidence – Patricia Cornwell

All that Remains – Patricia Cornwell

Predator – Patricia Cornwell

Blow Fly – Patricia Cornwell

Black Notice – Patricia Cornwell

Cruel & Unusual – Patricia Cornwell

Cause of Death – Patricia Cornwell

Cat & Mouse – James Patterson

Along Came A Spider – James Patterson

Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice

The Vampire Lestat – Anne Rice

Merrick – Anne Rice

Lasher – Anne Rice

Taltos – Anne Rice

The Deep End of the Ocean – Jacqueline Mitchard

The Body Farm – Patricia Cornwell

Body of Evidence – Patricia Cornwell

The Magic Circle – Katherine Neville

The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris

Saving Faith – David Baldacci

The First Law – John Lescroart

The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans

11 thoughts on “On My Bookshelf

  1. Hey… don’t know if you’ve checked out the BookList part of my blog, but because I’m OCD, I keep a running list (by year) of what I’ve read (starting last year, though I have MSWord lists dating back to 1997). Since we seem to have similar taste, I may be able to spare you a few of the books I’ve suffered through. :)

    BTW – I love your bookcase. And I keep my books shelved 2-3 deep on my bookcase. It’s the best work-around I’ve found for not getting a new one. Yet.

  2. Look at you! Grades. Brilliant. I couldn’t do years… I know what I’ve read in the last year, but beyond that I’m all, “uh…” But from now on, I’ll just add each new one I read at the top. The way it’s listed now is how they appear on my bookshelf. For realsies. Because apparently I couldn’t do it any other way. Alphabetical? Nah. By genre? Pfft. Oh BTW, totally with you about “State of Wonder.” Why on earth did she jump the shark at the end? But still a great read. Also yes, I’m with you on 2-3 deep. That’s already happening in some spots. Sigh… I need a house so I can store my books…

  3. I like your bookshelf too, although in tougher times I sold most of my books except for cookbooks, knitting books, dictionaries, my Jane Austen titles and most of my poetry books. Space was also part of the reasons I sold my books, since we live in a townhouse and have lots of hobbies, grandkids visiting, pictures and treasured souvenirs from trips. So, I keep a card file, with reviews, of every book I have read from 1999. It’s almost full.

    • Yes, I think Bel Canto is on my list but I might have fogotten it. I did like it very much. But then, I’m a classical singer, so that might have been part of the reason. Thanks for visiting and subscribing!

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