Books Read 2010-

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Read in 2014

January 2014
1. Making Babies: Stumbling Into Motherhood by Anne Enright
2. The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin
3. Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson
4. The Secret at Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes
5. The Harlot's Tale by Sam Thomas
6. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
7. The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson
8. Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker
9. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
10. The Last Days of California by Mary Miller

February 2014
11. The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol  (5 Under 35)
12. Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists edited by J. Courtney Sullivan & Courtney E. Martin
13. The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton
14. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
15. Don't Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams
16. All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke
17. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
18. The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

March 2014
19. The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
20. The Bear by Claire Cameron (2014 Bailey's Prize longlist)
21. Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter (2014 Bailey's Prize longlist)
22. The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
23. The Poet by Michael Connelly
24. Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
25. The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne
26. Thirty Girls by Susan Minot

April 2014
27. Blood Work by Michael Connelly
28. Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
29. Void Moon by Michael Connelly
30. Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers edited by Eleanor Henderson & Anna Solomon
31. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (2014 Bailey's Prize longlist)
32. Doulas: Why Every Pregnant Woman Deserves One by Susan Ross
33. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
34. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (2014 Bailey's Prize longlist)
35. Goobye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York edited by Sari Botton
36. Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest by Jen Doll
37. City of Bones by Michael Connelly
38. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (2014 Bailey's Prize shortlist)
39. Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
40. How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane by Johanna Stein

May 2014
41. The Unwitting by Ellen Feldman
42. Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
43. Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo
44. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
45. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (2014 Bailey's Prize shortlist)
46. Lost Light by Michael Connelly
47. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
48. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
49. The Undertaking by Audrey Magee (2014 Bailey's Prize shortlist)
50. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
51. The Vacationers by Emma Straub
52. The Narrows by Michael Connelly
53. The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentern
54. The End of Your Life Book Club by Schwalbe
55. Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from my Grandmother's by Adriana Trigiani
56. MFA v.s NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction by Chad Harbach (editor)
57. Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
58. Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
59. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

June 2014
60. The Closers by Michael Connelly
61. Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
62. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy
63. Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
64. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
65 Echo Park by Michael Connelly
66. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
67. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
68. Over Easy by Mimi Pond
69. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
70. The Competition by Marcia Clark

July 2014
71. Friendship by Emily Gould
72. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
73. Nine Months by Paula Bomer
74. The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
75. Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
76. Suzanne Davis Gets a Life by Paula Marantz Cohen
77. Baby and Other Stories by Paula Bomer
78. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (2014 Booker Prize longlist)
79. The Reversal by Michael Connelly
80. History of the Rain by Niall Williams (2014 Booker Prize longlist)
81. The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt (2014 Booker Prize longlist)

August 2014
82. How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting by Mei-Ling Hopgood
83. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
84. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (2014 Booker Prize longlist)
85. The Drop by Michael Connelly
86. An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd
87. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
88. An Age of License by Lucy Knisley
89. One Kick by Chelsea Cain
90. Reunion by Hannah Pittard
91. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
92. The Amateurs by Conor Stechsculte

September 2014
93. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
94. The Ways of the Dead by Neely Tucker
95. The Dog by Joseph O'Neill (2014 Booker Prize longlist)
96. Inside Madeleine by Paula Bomer
97. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
98. Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
99. How to Be Both by Ali Smith (2014 Booker Prize short list)
100. The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

October 2014
101. Us by David Nicholls (2014 Booker Prize longlist)
102. The Stories Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
103. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
104. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
105. The Expats by Chris Pavone
106. Redeployment by Phil Klay (2014 National Book Award short list & 5 Under 35)

Read in 2013

January 2013
1. The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
2. An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer
3. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
4. Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction by Patricia Aufderheide
5. The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
6. Mistress of My Fate by Hallie Rubenhold

February 2013
7. Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown
8. Upstairs & Downstairs by Sarah Warwick
9. All That I Am by Anna Funder
10. The Midwife's Tale by Sam Thomas
11. Romancing Olive by Holly Bush
12. The Blackhouse by Peter May
13. Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
14. Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

March 2013
15. The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
16. The Lewis Man by Peter May
17. A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
18. While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
19. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
20. The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey
21. Revenge by Yoko Ogawa
22. The Fifth Floor by Michael Harvey
23. Missing Persons by Clare O'Donohue

April 2013
24. Life Without Parole by Clare O'Donohue
25. Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes
26. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
27. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
28. Red Sky in Morning by Paul Lynch
29. Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, 1953 by Elizabeth Winder
30. Relish by Lucy Knisley

May 2013
31. The Third Rail by Michael Harvey
32. We All Fall Down by Michael Harvey
33. Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam (longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize and winner of the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan Award)

June 2013
34. If You Were Here by Alafair Burke
35. Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
36. How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti (longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize)
37. Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti
38. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
39. Ignorance by Michele Roberts (longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize)
40. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
41. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

July 2013
42. Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano
43. The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner
44. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
45. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize)
46. Inferno by Dan Brown
47. Godiva by Nicole Galland
48. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
49. Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
50. Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows
51. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
52. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

August 2013
53. Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel
54. Save Yourself by Kelly Braffett
55. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klin
56. A Question of Honor by Charles Todd

September 2013
57. Nylon Road by Parsua Bashi
58. Agent Gates by Camaren Subhiyah
59. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
60. Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain
61. My Education by Susan Choi
62. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

October 2013
63. March: Book One by John Lewis
64. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
65. Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
66. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
67. The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
68. Stranger in the Room by Amanda Kyle Williams
69. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (2013 Booker Prize shortlist)
70. The Execution by Dick Wolf

November 2013
71. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
72. The Preservationist by Justin Kramon
73. Divergent by Veronica Roth
74. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
75. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage
76. Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
77. Thumbprint by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, and Vic Malhotra
78. My Venice by Donna Leon
79. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

December 2013
80. Bad Houses by Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil
81. Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
82. Expecting Better by Emily Oster
83. Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
84. Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark
85. Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark
86. Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson
87. The Bird Skinner by Alice Greenway
88. Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt
89. Bumpology by Linda Geddes
90. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
91. Tampa by Alissa Nutting (longlisted for the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan Prize)
92. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
93. The Good House by Ann Leary
94. Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones

Read in 2012


January 2012
1. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1001 Books to Read Before You Die)
2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (winner of the 2002 Orange Prize)
3. The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar
4. Property by Valerie Martin (winner of the 2003 Orange Prize)
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (winner of the 2005 Orange Prize)
6. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (1001 Books to Read Before You Die)
7. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
8. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
9. The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
10. The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein
11. Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron (winner of the 2010 Bellwether Prize)

February 2012
12. The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan
13. The New Republic by Lionel Shriver
14. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Lit Award)
15. The Silent Oligarch by Christopher Morgan Jones
16. Cross Currents by John Shors (shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Lit Award)
17. The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah (2012 Tournament of Books contender)
18. Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
19. The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene (shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Lit Award)

March 2012
20. Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney (shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Lit Award)
21. Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
22. The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
23. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
24. There but for the by Ali Smith (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
25. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
26. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
27. The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
28. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
29. The Translation of Bones by Francesca Kay (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)

April 2012
30. Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick (shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
31. Butterly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner
32. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize)
33. Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding (shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
34. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
35. Home by Toni Morrison

May 2012
36. Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize, 2011 Booker Prize,  and
      winner of the 2011 Giller Prize)
37. Tides of War by Stella Tillyard (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
38. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
39. New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani (shortlisted for the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize)
40. The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
41. Perla by Carolina De Robertis
42. Alice by Judith Hermann (shortlisted for the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize)
43. Run by Ann Patchett
44. The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
45. I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl Cleage
46. Long Gone by Alafair Burke
47. On the Floor by Aifric Campbell (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)
48. Night Watch by Linda Fairstein
49. Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize)

June 2012
50. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
51. An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
52. Beautiful Ruin by Jess Walter
53. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
54. Judgment Calls by Alafair Burke
55. We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane
56. Missing Justice by Alafair Burke
57. Some Things I Never Thought I'd Do by Pearl Cleage
58. The World Without You by Joshua Henkin

July 2012
59. Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
60. The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
61. The Kissing List by Stephanie Reents
62. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
63. Close Case by Alafair Burke
64. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
65. Flight from Berlin by David John
66. The Age of Miracles by Jean Thompson Walker
67. Babylon Sisters by Pearl Cleage
68. Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain
69. The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett (shortlisted for the 1998 Orange Prize)
70. Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman
71. Gilead (won the Pulitzer in 2005 and longlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize)
72. Dare Me by Megan Abbott
73. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
74. Miss Me When I'm Gone by Emily Arsenault
75. Correcting the Landscape by Marjorie Kowalski Cole (winner of the 2004 Bellwether Prize)

August 2012
76. Misfit by Adam Braver
77. Defending Jacob by William Landay
78. Dead Connection by Alafair Burke
79. Baby Brother's Blues by Pearl Cleage
80. Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx (shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize)
81. Communion Town by Sam Thompson (longlisted for the 2012 Booker Prize)
82. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

September 2012
83. Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (longlisted for the 2012 Booker Prize)
84. The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli
85. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (longlisted for the 2012 Booker Prize)
86. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
87. Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
88. The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
89. In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O'Connor McNees

October 2012
90. Beautiful Lies by Clare Clark
91. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
92. Astray by Emma Donoghue
93. Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson (New York Times Top 5 of 2011)
94. Angel's Tip by Alafair Burke
95. A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks

November 2012
96. The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken (The Backlist Book Club)
97. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (2012 National Book Award finalist)
98. Seen It All and Done the Rest by Pearl Cleage
99. 212 by Alafair Burke
100. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
101. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (2012 National Book Award finalist)
102. The Intercept by Dick Wolf

December 2012
103. These Days Are Ours by Michelle Haimoff
104. Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith
105. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (2012 National Book Award finalist)
106. Never Tell by Alafair Burke
107. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
108. Death of an Artist by Kate Wilhelm
109. An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris by Stephanie LaCava
110. Til You Hear From Me by Pearl Cleage
111. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (The Backlist Book Club)
112. The Darlings by Cristina Alger
113. Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage
114. If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name by Heather Lende
115. Bossypants by Tina Fey
116. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
117. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
118. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

Read in 2011

January 2011
1. The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli (a 2010 New York Times Notable Book)
2. Larry's Party by Carol Shields (winner of the 1998 Orange Prize)
3. Small Wars by Sadie Jones (longlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize)
4. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (20 Under 40 & shortlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize)
5. Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
6. One Day by David Nicholls (Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Fiction of 2010)
7. Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels (winner of the 1997 Orange Prize)
8. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)
9. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
10. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
11. Hamlet by Shakespeare
12. Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich (a 2010 New York Times Notable Book)

February 2011
1. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (20 Under 40 & longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)
2. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
3. Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
4. Devotion by Dani Shapiro
5. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
6. Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
7. A Crime in the Neighborhood  by Suzanne Berne (winner of the 1999 Orange Prize)
8. How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden
9. Special Exits by Joyce Farmer
10. Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
11. Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai

March 2011
1. The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein (5 Under 35)
2. The First Husband by Laura Dave
3. The Seas by Samantha Hunt (longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)
4. The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna (longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)
5. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin (longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)
6. Silent Mercy by Linda Fairstein

April 2011
1. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
2. Untold Story by Monica Ali
3. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
4. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
5. Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs

May 2011
1. We Had It So Good by Linda Grant
2. The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning
3. Faith  by Jennifer Haigh
4. Repeat It Today With Tears by Anne Peile (longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)

June 2011
1. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
2. Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
3. Down from Cascom Mountain by Ann Joslin Williams
4. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
5. Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves
6. An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
7. The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

July 2011
1. The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist)
2. A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano
3. French Lessons by Ellen Sussman
4. Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson (2011 National Book Critics Circle Finalist)
5. The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (2011 Orange Prize winner, 20 Under 40 author, and 2011 National Book Award finalist)
6. The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize)
7. Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
8. I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson (shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize)
9. You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
10. Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
11. City of Fire by Robert Ellis (re-read)
12. Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (shortlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize)
13. Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward


August 2011
1. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (shortlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize)
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (longlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize)
3. The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
4. How to Love an American Man by Kristine Gasbarre
5. The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
6. Far to Go by Alison Pick (longlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize)
7. When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant (winner of the 2000 Orange Prize)

September 2011
1. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
2. Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant
3. Other People We Married by Emma Straub
4. Snowdrops by A.D. Miller (shortlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize)
5. The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear
6. Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz
7. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (shortlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize)
8. The Tyranny of Email by John Freeman
9. Sister by Rosamund Lupton
10. The Submission by Amy Waldman
11. Waiting for Robert Capa by Susana Fortes
12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
13. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (2011 National Book Award finalist)

October 2011
1. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
2. The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
4. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
5. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley
6. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn (shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize)
7. Crawling at Night by Nani Power (longlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize)
8. Habibi by Craig Thompson
9. In the Last Analysis by Amanda Cross
10. The Secret History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber (longlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize)

November 2011
1. The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak (2011 National Book Award finalist)
2. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
3. You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
4. The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate
5. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (2011 National Book Award winner)
6. Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman (2011 National Book Award finalist)
7. Maphead by Ken Jennings
8. The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier
9. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
10. The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell

December 2011
1. A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
2. The Train of Small Mercies by David Rowell
3. The Lost Witness by Robert Ellis (re-read)
4. Murder Season by Robert Ellis
5. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
6. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
7. The Fall of Rome by Martha Southgate
8. The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
9. Vanity Fair's How a Book is Born: The Making of the Art of Fielding by Keith Gessen
10. The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life by Ann Patchett

Read in 2010
1. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
2. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose (2010 Newbery Honor)
3. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
4. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman (2009 Orange Prize shortlist)
6. This Book Is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson
7. The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry
8. The Power of Half by Kevin & Hannah Salwen
9. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
10. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
11. If You Followed Me by Malena Watrous
12. The Lovers by Vendela Vida
13. Life, After by Sarah Littman
14. Deception by Lee Nichols
15. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
16. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
17. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
18. The Heart Is Not a Size by Beth Kephart
19. Love in Infant Monkeys by Lydia Millet (2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist)
20. Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
21. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
22. This One Is Mine by Maria Semple
23. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008 Pulitzer Prize winner)
24. Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (2010 Orange Prize shortlist & 2010 Edgar First Novel Award nominee)
25. The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
26. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2009 Pulitzer Prize winner)
27. The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison (2010 Orange Prize shortlist)
28. Wilson by Daniel Clowes
29. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore (2010 Orange Prize shortlist)
30. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
31. Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
32. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (2010 Orange Prize winner)
33. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey (2010 Orange Prize shortlist)
34. The Truth About Delilah Blue by Tish Cohen
35. Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay
36. Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe by Jenny Hollowell
37. Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
38. The Quickening by Michelle Hoover
39. The Last War by Ana Menendez
40. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
41. In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (2010 Booker Prize shortlist)
42. Room by Emma Donoghue (2010 Booker Prize shortlist & New York Times Top 5 of 2010)
43. February by Lisa Moore (2010 Booker Prize longlist)
44. The Long Song by Andrea Levy (2010 Orange Prize longlist & 2010 Booker Prize shortlist )
45. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
46. The Siege by Helen Dunmore (2002 Orange Prize shortlist)
47. Trespass by Rose Tremain (2010 Booker Prize longlist)
48. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
49. The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore (2010 Booker Prize longlist)
50. The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter
51. An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
52. The Art of Devotion by Samantha Bruce-Benjamin
53. C by Tom McCarthy (2010 Booker Prize shortlist)
54. Loving Che by Ana Menendez
55. The Stuff That Never Happened by Maddie Dawson
56. I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
57. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (2010 Edgar First Novel Award Nominee)
58. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (New York Times Top 5 of 2010)
59. Tinkers by Paul Harding (2010 Pulitzer Prize winner)
60. A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (2010 Edgar First Novel Award Nominee)
61. So Much for That by Lionel Shriver (2010 National Book Award Finalist)
62. Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel
63. Beautiful Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
64. How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique (2010 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 pick)
65. The Tower of London: Tales of Victorian London by Natsume Soseki (Classics Circuit)
66. Great House by Nicole Krauss (2010 National Book Award Finalist & 20 Under 40)
67. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
68. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
69. The Night Season by Chelsea Cain
70. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (New York Times Top 5 of 2010)
71. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (graphic novel)
72. Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbes
73. Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich
74. A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore (1996 Orange Prize winner)
75. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
76. The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud (2010 Giller Prize winner)
77. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
78. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
79. French Milk by Lucy Knisley
80. Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
81. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
82. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
83. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear