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Fiction

11/22/63 by Stephen King (audio)
13, Rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
The Absolutist by John Boyne (audio)
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (audio)
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Alphabet by Kathy Page
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Among Others by Jo Walton
Among the Missing by Morag Joss
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg
The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo
Ape House by Sara Gruen
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker
Barbara the Slut and Other People: Stories by Lauren Holmes
Bark by Lorrie Moore
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (audio)
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
Beneath the Darkening Sky by Majok Tulba
Bingo's Run by James Levine
The Black Cat by Martha Grimes
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
Brief Encounters with the Enemy by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Buying In by Laura Hemphill
Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck
Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (audio)
Chesapeake by James Michener
The Child's Child by Barbara Vine
Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (re-read; audio)
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets by Kathleen Alcott
Day for Night by Frederick Reiken
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex (audio)
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (audio)
The Deep Whatsis by Peter Mattei
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (audio)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog  by Muriel Barbery
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier
Exley by Brock Clarke (audio)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fables by Bill Willingham
Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (audio)
Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine (audio)
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (audio)
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
Flings: Short Stories by Justin Taylor
Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin (re-read; audio)
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (audio)
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Casey
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
A Good American by Alex George
Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audio)
The Good Son by Michael Gruber
The Great House by Nicole Krauss
Gun Dealers' Daughter by Gina Apostol
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (re-read)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (re-read)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling (re-read)
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by JK Rowling (re-read)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling  (re-read)
Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (audio)
Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffennegger
History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (audio)
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
How I Paid for College by Marc Acito (audio)
How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier (audio)
In Tongues of the Dead by Brad Kelln
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Invention of Morel by Aldofo Bioy Casares
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Invisible City by Julia Dahl
Isis by Douglas Clegg
Johnny One-Eye by Jerome Charyn
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Joyland by Stephen King (audio)
Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan (re-read; audio)
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan (audio)
Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop
Lexicon by Max Barry
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Likeness by Tana French (audio)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (audio)
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt
Love All by Callie Wright
Love Stories in This Town by Amanda Eyre Ward
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue
Marry Me by Dan Rhodes
Marshlands by Mathew Olshan
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
A Memory of Light by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan
Metatropolis by John Scalzi, ed.
Merivel by Rose Tremain
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
The Mullah's Storm by Thomas W. Young
My Real Children by Jo Walton
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Neverland by Douglas Clegg
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (audio)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
North River by Pete Hamill (audio)
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin (audio)
The Ocean Dark by Jack Rogan
One Day by David Nicholls
The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair
A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois
The Passage by Justin Cronin (audio)
Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan (re-read; audio)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (audio)
Peter & Max by Bill Willingham
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howell
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (audio)
Pure by Andrew Miller
The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy (audio)
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Re Jane by Patricia Park
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Road to Bedlam by Mike Shevdon
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (audio)
The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes
The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
Seven for a Secret by Lynsday Faye
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Benjamin Loory
The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
A Study in Sherlock by Laurie King and Leslie Klinger, eds.
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (audio)
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Threads of the Heart by Carole Martinez
Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Ben Constable
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
Touchstone by Melanie Rawn
Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson*
The Traitor's Emblem by Juan Gómez-Jurado
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives ed. by Sarah Weinman
The Twelve by Justin Cronin (audio)
Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith (audio)
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
The Visitors by Sally Beauman
Voyager by Diane Gabaldon (audio)
Wanderers by Edward Belfar
The Warded Man by Peter Brett (audio)
We Live in Water by Jess Walter
A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan Philipp-Sendker
West of Here by Jonathan Evison (audio)
What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty (audio)
Wildwood by Colin Meloy
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (audio)
Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan (re-read; audio)
The Witch of Portobello by Paul Coelho
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
World War Z by Max Brooks (audio)
The Yard by Alex Grecian
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Attwood (audio)
The Yellow Emperor's Cure by Kanal Basu
Z: A Novel of Zelda by Therese Ann Fowler


Classics

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (audio)
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (audio)
A Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Emma by Jane Austen
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (audio, re-read)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read; audio)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (audio)
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway*
The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories edited by Michael Sims
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (audio)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (audio)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (DNF)
The World According to Garp by John Irving


Non-Fiction

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (audio)
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Becoming Dickens by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Bending Toward the Sun by Lesley Gilbert-Lurie
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
Bonk by Mary Roach
Books by Larry McMurtry
Bossypants by Tina Fey (audio)
Burning the Page by Jason Merkoski
A Century of Wisdom by Caroline Stoessinger
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
Crazy Enough by Storm Large
The Dead Ladies Project by Jessa Crispin
A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
Dewey The Library Cat by Vicki Myron
Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk
Drift by Rachel Maddow (audio)
Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip by Kevin Brockmeier
Find the Good by Heather Lende
The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins
Getting Things Done by David Allen
God'll Cut You Down by John Safran
The Great Typo Hunt by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson
Gulp by Mary Roach
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Home Made by Yvette bon Boven
Hotel on the Place Vendome by Tilar Mazzeo
How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything by Dov Seidman (audio)
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend by the Monks of New Skete
How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff
How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric
I am Not a Slut by Leora Tanenbaum
Information Doesn't Want to be Free by Cory Doctorow
Into My Father's Wake by Eric Best
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Island of Vice by Richard Zacks
Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil by Jerome Charyn
Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum
The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford
Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók
The Missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer
My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office by Lois Frankel
Our Girls, by Richard Putnam
Oyster Culture by Gwendolyn Meyer and Doreen Schmidt
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (audio)
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman (audio)
Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley
Running the Books by Avi Steinberg
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (audio)
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (audio)
Slow Love by Dominique Browning
Spousonomics by Paula Schuzman and Jenny Anderson
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Tubes by Andrew Blum
Undocumented by Dan-el Padilla PeraltaUnfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing by Roger Rosenblatt
The Up Side of Down by Megan McArdle
War Room by Michael Holley
Wave by Sonya Derinayagala
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti
Why We Write by Meredith Maran, ed.
Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire by Mireille Guiliano
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (audio)
Working Stiff by Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell
The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee


Cookbooks & Food


Indian Cooking Unfolded by Raghavan Iyer
Julie & Julia by Sarah Powell

Audiobooks

11/22/63 by Stephen King
The Absolutist by John Boyne
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Exley by Brock Clarke
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything by Dov Seidman
How I Paid for College by Marc Acito
The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
Joyland by Stephen King (audio)
Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
The Likeness by Tana French
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Newport by Jill Morrow
North River by Pete Hamill
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith
Voyager by Diane Gabaldon
The Warded Man by Peter Brett
West of Here by Jonathan Evison
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan
While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Attwood