books

2010

War Dances by Sherman Alexie (second time)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde
Palo Alto by James Franco
Exley by Brock Clarke
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (all in about a week)
Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Hint Fiction an anthology
Tinkers by Paul Harding
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2010.12.31

2011

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
How I Write—The Secret Lives of Authors
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky 
by Heidi W. Durrow
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Howl: A Graphic Novel by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Room by Emma Donoghue
This is Water by David Foster Wallace
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Horns by Joe Hill
Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
Doghead by Morten Ramsland
One Day by David Nicholls
An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
This is a Book by Demetri Martin
One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Beginner’s Greek by James Collins

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2011.11.30

2012

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Atonement by Ian McEwan
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
Monstress by Lysley Tenorio
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (second time)
Hotel Angeline a novel in 36 voices
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
Hark a Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart  
I Am A Pole (and So Can You!) 
by Stephen Colbert

(this fall I’m also taking grad classes, so I’ll be reading a lot less…)

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Adrés Vera Martínez
The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
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2012.12.30

2013

The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar (nostalgia’s sake)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar (nostalgia’s sake)
Wayside School Gets a LIttle Stranger by Louis Sachar (nostalgia’s sake)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (second time)
Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock
Struck by Lightning by Chris Colfer
How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Peanut by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe
Holy Spokes by Rob Coppolillo
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (second time)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Language of Love by Deborah Reber
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Edible Stories by Mark Kurlansky
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Because I Said So! by Ken Jennings
I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place by Howard A. Norman
How Not To Read by Dan Wilbur

(this school year I’m teaching, so have even less time to read)

Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
To Be or Not To Be by Ryan North
We Live in Water by Jess Walter
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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2013.12.21

2014

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Thieves I’ve Known by Tom Kealey
One More Thing: Stories and More Stories by B.J. Novak
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Of Beetles and Angles by Mawi Asgedom
Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Notes to Boys  by Pamela Ribon
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Just One Night by Gayle Forman
Paper Towns by John Green
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Good Kids by Benjamin Nugent
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
When The Nines Roll Over by David Benioff
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Kasher in the Rye by Moshe Kasher
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids by Thomas C. Foster
The Giver by Lois Lowry
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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2014.12.17

2015

No Imperfections Noted by Casey Muratori
Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata
Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe by Yumi Sakugawa
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Fresh Off The Boat by Eddie Huang
Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
The Color of Water by James McBride
Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Time Stops For No Mouse by Michael Hoeye
I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You by Yumi Sakugawa
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
10:04 by Ben Lerner
The Epic of Gilgamesh NK Sanders translation
A Verse Narrative Gilgamesh Herbert Mason translation
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hadfield
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (audiobook)
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins
Forever by Judy Blume
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by Willow Wilson
Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why by Willow Wilson
Ms. Marvel Volume 3: Crushed by Willow Wilson
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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2015.12.26

2016

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Ms. Marvel Volume 4: Last Days by Willow Wilson
How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace is Every Step 
by Thich Nhat Hanh
How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Fun Home by Alison Bechtel
Shrill by Lindy West
Thunder Boy by Sherman Alexie
All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
Runaways Volume 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan
Runaways Volume 2: Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan
Runaways Volume 3: The Good Die Young 
by Brian K. Vaughan
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Runaways Volume 4: True Believers by Brian K. Vaughan
Lumberjanes Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes Volume 3: A Terrible Plan 
by Noelle Stevenson
Runaways Volume 5: Escape to New York by Brian K. Vaughan
Runaways Volume 6: Parental Guidance by Brian K. Vaughan
Runaways Volume 7: Live Fast by Brian K. Vaughan
Runaways Volume 8: Dead End Kids by Joss Whedon
Runaways Volume 9: Dead Wrong by Terry Moore
Runaways Volume 10: Rock Zombies 
by Terry Moore
Runaways Volume 11: Homeschooling 
by Kathryn Immonen
Step Aside Pops by Kate Beaton
Bad Machinery: The Case of the Team Spirit by John Allison
Bad Machinery: The Case of the Good Boy by John Allison
Bad Machinery: The Case of the Simple Soul by John Allison
The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North
Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 2: Squirrel You Know It’s True by Ryan North
Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeaneatte Winter
Time Spanners Issue 1 by John Vourlis and Jaime Lombardo
Ms. Marvel Volume 5: Super Famous by Willow Wilson
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Lumberjanes Volume 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson
Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood
Black Panther Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’m Judging You: A Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

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2016.12.23

2017

Bitch Planet: Book 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
Fight Like A Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
Lumberjanes Volume 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson
Giant Days: Volume 1 by John Allison
Giant Days: Volume 2 by John Allison
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe! by Ryan North
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Volume 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare
Patsy Walker, A.k.a Hellcat! Volume 1: Hooked on a Feline by Kate Leth
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 4: I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It by Ryan North
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Volume 2: Cosmic Cooties by Brandon Montclare
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness  by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and The Great Lakes Avengers by Various
Ms. Marvel Volume 6: Civil War II by Willow Wilson
Patsy Walker, A.k.a Hellcat! Volume 2: Don’t Stop Me-ow by Kate Leth
Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 5: Like I’m the Only Squirrel in the World by Ryan North
Adventure Time Volume 1 by Ryan North
Adventure Time Volume 2 by Ryan North
Giant Days Volume 3 by John Allison
Giant Days Volume 4 by John Allison
Adventure Time Volume 3 by Ryan North
Adventure Time Volume 4 by Ryan North
Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy by Chynna Clugston-Flores
Adventure Time Volume 5 by Ryan North
Lumberjanes Volume 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters
Adventure Time Volume 6 by Ryan North
Wellth by Jason Wachob
Adventure Time Volume 7 by Ryan North
Adventure Time Volume 8 by Ryan North
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Bitch Planet Book Two: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Patsy Walker, A.k.a. Hellcat! Vol 3: Careless Whiskers by Kath Leth
Ms. Marvel Vol 7: Damage Per Second by Willow G. Wilson
Champions Vol 1: Changing the World by Mark Waid
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 6: Who Run the World? Squirrels by Ryan North

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2018

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Lumberjanes Volume 7: A Bird’s-eye View by Shannon Watters
Bad Machinery Volume 7: The Case of the Forked Road by John Allison
Champions Volume 2: The Freelancer Lifestyle by Mark Waid
Bad Machinery Volume 5: The Case of the Fire Inside by John Allison
Bad Machinery Volume 6: The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor by John Allison
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Lumberjanes Volume 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters
Ms. Marvel Volume 8: Mecca by Willow G. Wilson
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 7: I’ve Been Waiting for a  Squirrel Like You by Ryan North
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

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