The Shelf

Books Read 2019

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Oddmire: The Changeling by William Ritter
  5. Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
  6. The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
  7. Light over London by Julia Kelly
  8. In Atlanta or in Hell by Jeffrey C. Wells
  9. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  10. The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar
  11. Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
  12. Conscious by Annaka Harris
  13. The Marriage Clock by Zara Reheem
  14. Dark Matter by Black Crouch
  15. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  16. The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
  17. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  18. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  19. Serpent and Dove by Shelby Maurin
  20. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
  21. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  22. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  23. Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman
  24. Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
  25. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  26. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  27. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  28. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  29. How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
  30. You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hahn
  31. Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan
  32. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  33. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
  34. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  35. The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
  36. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  37. A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  38. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  39. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  40. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  41. Quiet by Susan Cain
  42. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  43. Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
  44. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
  45. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  46. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  48. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  49. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  50. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  51. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  52. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  53. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  54. Dune by Frank Herbert
  55. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  56. The Institute by Stephen King
  57. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  58. The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mankle
  59. How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Baynard
  60. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  61. Karamo by Karamo Brown
  62. Naturally Tan by Tan France
  63. Lady Killers by Tori Telfer
  64. Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule
  65. In the Woods by Tana French

Books Read 2018

52 Books in 52 Weeks

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (week 1)
  2. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (week 2)
  3. The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford (week 2)
  4. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (week 2)
  5. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (week 3)
  6. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (week 4)
  7. The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey (week 4)
  8. Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter (week 4)
  9. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (week 5)
  10. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (week 6)
  11. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (week 6)
  12. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (week 6)
  13. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (week 7)
  14. Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (week 8)
  15. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (week 9)
  16. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (week 11)
  17. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (week 12)
  18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (week 13)
  19. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (week 13)
  20. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barrows (week 14)
  21. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (week 14)
  22. Poe in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern (week 14)
  23. The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley
  24. Circe by Madeline Miller
  25. Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
  26. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  27. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  28. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  29. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  30. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  31. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  32. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  33. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  34. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  35. And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
  36. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  37. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
  38. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  39. Maul: Lockdown (Star Wars) by Joe Schreiber
  40. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  41. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
  42. Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling
  43. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  44. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  45. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  46. If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
  47. Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
  48. Archives Principles and Practices by Laura A. Millar
  49. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  50. Dear Madame President by Jennifer Palmieri
  51. A Good Cry by Nikki Giovanni
  52. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  53. Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R. L. Stine
  54. There There by Tommy Orange
  55. Goosebumps: Vampire Breath by R. L. Stine
  56. The Killings at Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham
  57. Paper Girls (v. 1) by Brian K. Vaughn
  58. Agatha Christie: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
  59. Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith
  60. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  61. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  62. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  63. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  64. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  65. Vicious by V. E. Schwab
  66. To All the Boys I’ve Loved before by Jenny Han
  67. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  68. The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries by Emma Thompson
  69. Mary’s Monster by Lila Judge
  70. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
  71. The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
  72. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  73. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  74. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  75. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  76. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  77. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
  78. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling
  79. Elevation by Stephen King
  80. Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire
  81. Gardener’s Magic and Other Old Wives’ Lore by Bridget Boland
  82. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  83. Sleep No More by P. D. James
  84. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  85. Scythe by Neil Shusterman
  86. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
  87. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  88. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
  89. A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs
  90. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  91. Ethan Frome and Other Stories by Edith Wharton
  92. Dear Santa by Chronicle Books
  93. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Books Read 2017

Goal of 50

(Links to reviews or author posts)

  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  3. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  4. The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
  5. The Blazing World and Other Stories by Margaret Cavendish
  6. Othello and the Tragedy of Mariam by William Shakespeare and Elizabeth Cary
  7. Oronoko, the Rover, and Other Works by Aphra Behn
  8. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
  9. The Poet and the Vampyre by Andrew McConnell Stott
  10. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  11. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
  12. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  13. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
  14. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  15. The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
  16. If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
  17. Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
  18. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  19. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  20. Old School by Tobias Wolfe
  21. The Fifth Avenue Artists’ Society by Joy Callaway
  22. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
  23. A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins
  24. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  25. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
  26. The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill
  27. The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn
  28. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  29. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  30. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
  31. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  32. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  33. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  34. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  35. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  36. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  37. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  38. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  39. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  40. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
  41. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  42. The Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen
  43. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  44. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  45. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  46. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  47. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  48. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed
  49. Ten Things I hate About You by David Levithan
  50. Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions by Chloe Rhodes