What I’m Reading



November 2016












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May 2016

Salt to the Sea











April 2016

Dead Wake











March 2016

War That Saved My Life






















February 2016









A raw and tender voice from a character that maybe hit a little too close to home with someone in our family. So much pain in this book, but processed beautifully and with hope.




January 2016









I wanted to love this so much. Dusty bookshops and secret societies. Plus the cover glows in the dark! Alas, I failed.




December 2015









I think this is the most complex of Austen’s novels. Always lovely.


The Madwoman Upstairs









This book is perfect for lovers of the Brontes, Britain, and brooding professors.


The Golem and the Jinni








This book stayed with me a long time, the character of the Jinni, in particular. It’s a complex look of how we hurt and heal each other, explored through a web of unlikely and lovely friendships.




November 2015

Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin
The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith

October 2015

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, by Alexander McCall Smith
The Marvels,
by Brian Selznick
The Accident Season, by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

September 2015

A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin
I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson

August 2015

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

July 2015

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Any Other Name,
by Craig Johnson

June 2015

Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

May 2015

Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan
Mr. Mercedes,
by Stephen King

April 2015

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien
Emma, by Alexander McCall Smith
Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

March 2015

The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury
Arabian Nights, by anon.

February 2015

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
The Serpent’s Tooth,
by Craig Johnson

January 2015

The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander (reread)
The Phantom Tollbooth,
by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer (reread)

December 2014

Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
The Silkworm,
by Robert Galbraith
Under Wildwood, by Colin Meloy

November 2014

The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton
As the Crow Flies, by Craig Johnson
State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
The Odyssey, by Homer

October 2014

This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

September 2014

Emma, by Jane Austen
The Rosie Effect,
by Graeme Simsion (available Jan 2015)
Hell Is Empty, 
by Craig Johnson
Wildwood, by Colin Meloy

August 2014

Junkyard Dogs, by Craig Johnson
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

July 2014

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
The Dark Horse, by Craig Johnson

June 2014

Another Man’s Moccasins, by Craig Johnson
The Painter,
by Peter Heller
Under the Wide and Starry Sky,
by Nancy Horan
Treasure Island,
by Robert Louis Stevenson

May 2014

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
Kindness Goes Unpunished,
by Craig Johnson
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food, by Adam Gopnik

April 2014

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle  
Prayers for the Stolen, by Jennifer Clement
The Runaway King, by Jennifer Nielsen

March 2014

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
Geek Love, by Katherine Dunn

February 2014

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion (reread)
Death without Company, by Craig Johnson

January 2014

The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley



The Emerald Mile
Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Let Me Explain You
The Shadow Throne
The Language of Flowers

The Signature of All Things
The Invention of Wings
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Our Souls at Night
Cutting for Stone
Between the World and Me
End of Watch
Faithful Place
Lost and Found
My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
The Nightingale