Books & Essays

2024

  1. North of Normal - Cea Sunrise Person 
  2. Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
  3. Dirtbag, Massachusetts - Isaac Fitzgerald 
  4. The Women - Kristin Hannah 
  5. By Nightfall: a Novel - Michael Cunningham
  6. Afterlife - Julia Alvarez
  7. After Annie - Anna Quindlen
  8. Dinosaurs: A Novel - Lydia Millet
  9. James - Percival Everett
  10. My Ex-Life - Stephen McCauley 
  11. Lab Girl - Hope Jahren
  12. Cult Classic -Sloane Crosley
  13. How to Read a Book - Monica Wood 
  14. Day. A Novel - Michael Cunningham
  15. Brooklyn - Colm Tóibín
  16. I Was Told There'd be Cake - Sloane Crosley
  17. Commonwealth - Ann Patchett
  18. The House of Hidden Meanings. A Memoir - Ru Paul
  19. Heart Berrries - Terese Marie Mailhot
  20. Anita de Monte Laughs Last - Xochitl Gonzalez
  21. Help Wanted -Adelle Waldman
  22. Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey - Florence Williams 
  23. Olga Dies Dreaming - Xochitl Gonzalez
  24. The People We Keep - Allison Larkin
  25. Splinters - Leslie Jamison
  26. Beasts of a Little Land: A Novel -Juhea Kim
  27. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI- David Grann
  28. How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen - David Brooks
  29. Wandering Stars - Tommy Orange
  30. Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
  31. Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing - Matthew Perry
  32. America Was Hard to Find - Kathleen Alcott
  33. The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer
  34. Tom Lake - Ann Patchett
  35. Come and Get It - Kiley Reid
  36. There There - Tommy Orange
  37. The House of Broken Angels - Luis Alberto Urrea
  38. The Fetishist - Katherine Min
  39. Things I Wish I Told my Mother -Susan Patterson & Susan DiLallo with James Patterson 
  40. You Only Call When You're in Trouble - Stephen McCauley
  41. The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
  42. Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Life with the Heart of a Buddha - Tara Brach
  43. Mother Brain - Chelsea Conaboy
  44. Fury. A Memoir - Koren Zailckas
  45. Where Snow Angels Go - Maggie O'Farrell
  46. A Dangerous Business - Jane Smiley
  47. The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store - James McBride
  48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood


2023

  1. Demon Copperhead - Barbara Kingsolver
  2. Fruit of the Drunken Tree - Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  3. A Beautiful, Terrible Thing - Jen Waite
  4. Chances Are - Richard Russo
  5. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections - Eva Jurczyk
  6. The White Mosque - Sofia Samatar
  7. Elsewhere - Richard Russo
  8. Hatchet Island - Paul Doiron
  9. Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
  10. Nothing to See Here - Kevin Wilson
  11. The Plot -  Jean Hanff Korelitz
  12. The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
  13. Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart 
  14. Home Safe - Elizabeth Berg
  15. The Way Life Should Be - Christina Baker Kline 
  16. Call Me American - Abdi Nor Iftin
  17. Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney 
  18. L.A. Weather - Maria Amparo Escandón
  19. Olive, Again - Elizabeth Strout 
  20. Gathering Moss - Robin Wall Kimmerer
  21. Lucy by the Sea - Elizabeth Strout
  22. Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
  23. Lionel Asbo - Martin Amis
  24. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
  25. Flight - Lynn Steger Strong
  26. Not That Bad - Roxanne Gay (editor)
  27. Finding Me - Viola Davis
  28. Carrie Soto is Back - Taylor Jenkins Reid
  29. Fortune's Daughter - Alice Hoffman
  30. Oh William! - Elizabeth Strout
  31. A Patchwork Planet - Anne Tyler
  32. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
  33. You made a Fool of Death with your Beauty - Emezi Awaeke 
  34. Black Cake: A Novel - Charmaine Wilkerson 
  35. Empire of Pain - Patrick Radden Keefe
  36. Mean Baby - Selma Blair
  37. Maid - Stephanie Land
  38. The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
  39. Daisy Jones and the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid
  40. Deacon King Kong - James McBride
  41. M Train - Patti Smith 
  42. The Marriage Portrait - Maggie O'Farrell
  43. Memorial Drive - Natasha Trethewey
  44. Down the River unto the Sea - Walter Mosely
  45. Bunny - Mona Awad
  46. I Am Malala - Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
  47. Four treasures of the sky - Jenny Tinghui Zhang 
  48. Kabul Beauty School. An American woman goes behind the veil -  Deborah Rodriguez & Kristina Ohlson
  49. I'm glad my mom died - Jennette McCurdy
  50. The sweetness at the bottom of the pie - Alan Bradley good
  51. Our Missing Hearts - Celeste Ng
  52. Remarkably Bright Creatures - Shelby van Pelt
  53. Matrix - Lauren Groff
  54. A Snake Falls to Earth - Darcie Little Badger 
  55. Clock Dance - Anne Tyler 
  56. Final Draft - Shelley Burbank
  57. A Wolf at the Table - Augusten Burroughs
  58. I am, I am, I am - Maggie O'Farrell
  59. Fates and Furies - Lauren Groff
  60. Aliens, Drywall and a Unicycle - Kevin St. Jarre
  61. Rock Paper Scissors - Alice Feeney
  62. Do No Harm - Henry Marsh
  63. Searching for Caleb - Anne Tyler
  64. Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks
  65. Clarity. A Memoir - Diana Estill
  66. Not a Happy Family - Shari Lapena
  67. Euphoria - Lily King
  68. The Family Remains: A Novel - Lisa Jewell
  69. Horse - Geraldine Brooks
  70. Find me - Andre Aciman
  71. All my Rage - Sabaa Tahir
  72. The House We Grew Up In - Lisa Jewell
  73. Deaf Utopia; A Memoir—and a Love Letter to a Way of Life - Nyle DiMarco and Robert Siebert
  74. Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus
  75. The Patron Saint of Liars - Ann Patchett
  76. Blackbird House - Alice Hoffman
  77. The Untelling - Tayari Jones
  78. The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead 
  79. Surrender - Bono
  80. Solito - Javier Zamora

2022

  1. Sadie - Courtney Summers
  2. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
  3. The Stationery Shop - Marjan Kamali
  4. I Must Betray You - Ruta Sepetys
  5. Lost and Found - Kathryn Schulz
  6. One Last Lie - Paul Doiron
  7. When Breath becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
  8. The Rabbit Hutch. A novel - Tess Gunty
  9. Surrender, White People - D. L. Hughley
  10. LaRose - Louise Erdrich
  11. Nowhere is a Place - Bernice McFadden
  12. Home Baked - Alia Volz
  13. Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
  14. The Sentence - Louise Erdrich
  15. Grandpère - Janet Romain
  16. Night of the Living Rez - Morgan Talty
  17. All the Little Live Things - Wallace Stegner
  18. Golden Poppies - Laila Ibrahim
  19. Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer
  20. Fellowship Point - Alice Elliott Dark
  21. The Candid Life of Meena Dave - Namrata Patel
  22. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek -Kim Michele Richardson
  23. Beautiful Country: A Memoir - Qian Julie Wang
  24. Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland - Ken Ilgunas
  25. Blue-Skinned Gods - SJ Sundu
  26. Sorry I'm late, I didn't want to come - Jessica Pan
  27. Sugar - Bernice L McFadden 
  28. Leave the World Behind - Rumaan Alam
  29. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth - Sarah Smarsh
  30. Finding Freedom - Erin French
  31. Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
  32. Ghosted - Rosie Walsh
  33. The Sweetness of Water - Nathan Harris
  34. Lucky Turtle - Bill Roorbach
  35. Monday's Not Coming - Tiffany D. Jackson
  36. Behold the Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue
    This is My America - Kim Johnson
  37. Amal Unbound - Aisha Saeed
  38. High Achiever - Tiffany Jenkins
  39. A Slow Fire Burning - Paula Hawkins
  40. Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  41. Miss Pearly's Girls: A Captivating Tale of Family Healing - ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  42. The Long Petal of the Sea - Isabel Allende
  43. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - Robert Dugoni
  44. Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter - Lisa Patton
  45. Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner
  46. The Shoemaker's Wife - Adriana Trigiani
  47. The Love of my Life - Rosie Walsh
  48. Beautiful World, Where are You? - Sally Rooney
  49. Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother's Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind - Julie Metz
  50. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois - Honoree Fannone Jeffers
  51. Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
  52. Some Luck - Jane Smiley
  53. A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler
  54. French Braid - Anne Tyler
  55. The Swimmers - Julie Otsuka
  56. The Night Watchman - Louise Erdrich
  57. Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
  58. The Distance Between Us: A Memoir - Reyna Grande
  59. Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo
  60. An American Marriage - Tayari Jones
  61. Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro
  62. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Nuval Noah Harari
  63. Ordinary Love & Good Will - Jane Smiley
  64. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
  65. Angel Landing- Alice Hoffman
  66. Honor - Thrity Umrigar
  67. House of Sticks - Ly Tran
  68. Bewilderment - Richard Powers
  69. Great Circle - Maggie Shipstead
  70. Henry's Sisters - Cathy Lamb
  71. Secrets We Left Behind - Susan Elliot Wright
  72. The dry grass of August - Anna Jean Mayhew
  73. Sad Sacked - Lix Alterman
  74. The Tiger's Wife - Téa Obreht
  75. The Rocking Chair - Steven Manchester
  76. Crossroads - Jonathan Franzen




2021

  1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  2. Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
  3. Everything's F@cked - Mark Manson
  4. Father of the Rain - Lily King
  5. The Searcher - Tana French
  6. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? - Lorrie Moore
  7. The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
  8. When we Believed in Mermaids - Barbara O'Neal
  9. Travelers: a Novel - Helon Habila
  10. Perennials - Julie Cantrell
  11. A Promised Land - Barack Obama
  12. The Diary of a Bookseller - Shaun Bythell
  13. Beneficence - Meredith Hall
  14. What my Mother Taught Me - Alice Hoffman
  15. The Moon Sisters - Therese Walsh
  16. The Girl who Wrote in Silk - Kelli Estes
  17. Seventh Heaven - Alice Hoffman
  18. Beneath the Shadows - Sara Foster
  19. Whisper me This - Kerry Anne King
  20. The Kindest Lie - Nancy Johnson
  21. GodPretty in the Tobacco Field - Kim Michele Richardson
  22. The Midnight Library - Matt Haig
  23. Patriarchy - Philip Roth
  24. Hunger - Roxane Gay
  25. Upon Reflection - Sting
  26. Of Women and Salt - Gabriela Garcia
  27. The Only Good Indians - Stephen Graham Jones
  28. The Chronology of Water - Lidia Yuknavitch
  29. Famous Adopted People - Alice Stephens
  30. Mouths Don't Speak - Katia D. Ulysse
  31. Letter to a Bigot: Dead but not Forgotten - Myriam Gurba
  32. Town and Country - Jess Walter
  33. A Marriage Story - Bill Roorbach
  34. Letter to my Rage - Lidia Yuknavitch
  35. The Uncertain Sea: Fear is Everywhere. Embrace it. - Bonnie Tsui
  36. The Lager Queen of Minnesota - J. Ryan Stradal
  37. We are All the Same in the Dark - Julia Heaberlin
  38. Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told -  Tom Phelan
  39. The Bastard of Istanbul - Elif Shafak
  40. Libertie - Kaitlyn Greenidge
  41. The Final Revival of Opal and Nev - Dawnie Walton
  42. My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell
  43. Heavy: an American Memoir - Kiese Laymon
  44. Why be Happy when you could be Normal - Jeanette Winterson
  45. Fire Shut up in my Bones - Charles M. Blow
  46. San Diego Noir - Maryelizabeth Hart
  47. The Parting Gift - Evan Fallenberg
  48. In Plain View - Juliy Shugekuni
  49. True Porn Clerk Stories - Ali Davis
  50. Caste - Isabel Wilkerson
  51. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
  52. Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
  53. Yellow Wife - Sadequa Johnson
  54. White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo
  55. Just as I am: a Memoir - Cecily Tyson
  56. Grace: a Novel -  Natashia Deón
  57. A Piece of the World - Christina Baker Kline
  58. Small Fry - Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  59. Between Earth & Sky - Amanda Skenandore
  60.  The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt - Andrea Bobotis
  61. When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: a hip-hop feminist breaks it down - Joan Morgan
  62. The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright - Yvette Johnson
  63. Once We Were Sisters - Sheila Kohler
  64. Where the Light Gets In - Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  65. The Sisters of Glass Ferry - Kim Michele Richardson
  66. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  67. Keepers of the House - Shirley Ann Grau
  68. Blackberry and Wild Rose - Sonia Velton
  69. Silver Sparrow - Tayari Jones
  70. A Fair Maiden - Joyce Carol Oates
  71. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell
  72. The Indigo Girl - Natasha Boyd
  73. The Myth of Perpetual Summer -Susan Crandall
  74. A Well-tempered Heart - Jan-Phillipp Sendker
  75. The Overstory - Richard Powers
  76. All the Best People - Sonja Yoerg
  77. Small Moving Parts - D.B. Jackson
  78. Mr. Loverman - Bernardine Evaristo
  79. The Gunners - Rebecca Kauffman
  80. The Four Winds - Kristin Hannah
  81. This is Happiness - Liall Williams
  82. The Hand that First Held Mine - Maggie O'Farrell
  83. The Marriage Lie - Kimberly Belle
  84. The Other Black Girl- Zakiya Dalila Harris
  85. The hate U give - Angie Thomas
  86. Now I see you - Nicole Kear
  87. Milkman - Anna Burns
  88. Normal People - Sally Rooney


2020

  1. Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
  3. Still Alice -Lisa Genova
  4. Writers and Lovers - Lily King
  5. Grandma Gatewoods Walk -Ben Montgomery
  6. The Gretchen Question - Jessica Treadway
  7. The One in a Milllion Boy - Monica Wood
  8. Why Bowie Matters - Will Brooker
  9. The Memory of Butterflies - Grace Greene
  10. Before I Knew - Jamie Beck
  11. Sorry I Missed You -Suzy Krause
  12. Forever is the Worst Long Time - Camille Paglia
  13. The Dutch House - Ann Patchett
  14. The Wind-and-Wing - James Fenimore Cooper
  15. The Known World - Edward P. Jones
  16. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
  17. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine -Gail Honeyman
  18. Broken for You -Stephanie Kallos
  19. Quentins - Maeve Binchy
  20. Your Blue is not my Blue - Aspen Matis
  21. Widow's Cabin - L.G. Davis
  22. The Boy Between - A Mother & Son's Journey from a World gone Grey - Amanda Prowse, Josiah Hartley
  23. Where the Forest Meets the Stars - Glendy Vanderah
  24. If You Must Know - Jamie Beck
  25. Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
  26. This is How it Always is - Laurie Frankel
  27. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty First Century - Jessica Bruder
  28. Sigh, Gone - Phuc Tran














































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