Reading List

Turn of Mind – Alice LaPlante

The News Sorority – Sheila Weller

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark – Anna North

I Take You – Eliza Kennedy

The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

Fire on the Track – Rosanne Montillo

The Spectrum of Hope – Gayatri Devi

More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us – Steve Leder

Wonder Valley – Ivy Pochoda

Amanda Wake Up – Alyson Camaroda

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

The Rules Do Not Apply – Ariel Levy

Behold the Dreamers – Imbolo Mbue

The World Between Two Covers – Ann Morgan

My Paris Dream – Kate Betts

The Rocks – Peter Nichols

The Queen of the Night – Alexander Chee

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld

Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

Imagine Me Gone – Adam Haslett

LaRose – Louise Erdich

Sweetbitter – Stephanie Danler

Modern Lovers – Emma Straub

The Girls – Emma Cline

Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple

The Wangs vs. The World – Jade Chang

Kitchens of the Great Midwest – J. Ryan Stradel

The Song Machine – John Seabrook

City on Fire – Garth Risk Hallberg

The Mothers – Brit Bennett

Dark Matter – Blake Crouch

The River at Night – Erica Ferencik

History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

The Wangs Vs. the World – Jade Change

Settle for More – Megyn Kelly

The Princess Diariest – Carrie Fisher

The Sun Is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon

The Girls – Emma Cline

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer

All the Single Ladies – Rebecca Traister

Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham

Hotels of North America – Rick Moody

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife

Bennington Girls Are Easy – Charlotte Silver

Straight to Hell – John LeFevre

The Hand That Feeds You – AJ Rich

Everybody Rise – Stephanie Clifford

Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan

As If! – Jen Chaney

Gonzo Girl – Cheryl Della Pietra

Movie Start by Lizzie Pepper – Hilary Liftin

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget – Sarah

Among the Ten Thousand Things – Julia Pierpont

Black Chalk – Christopher Yates

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz

Sutton – J.R. Moehringer

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers – Tom Rachman

The Last Magazine – Michael Hastings

Rita Moreno –Rita Moreno

Mermaids in Paradise – Lydia Millet

Us – David Nichols

The Divorce Papers – Susan Rieger

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

We Are Not Ourselves – Matthew Thomas

The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell

One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

Missing Reels – Farran Smith Nehme

Letters of Note – Shaun Usher

Red Rising – Pierce Brown

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

We Are Not Ourselves – Matthew Thomas

Golden Son – Pierce Brown

The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson

Arts and Entertainments – Christopher Beha

A Story Lately Told – Anjelica Huston

I’ll Drink to That – Betty Halbreich

The Loudest Voice in the Room – Gabriel Sherman

Frog Music – Emma Donoghue

You Should Have Known – Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Silent Wife – ASA Harrison

The Good Luck of Right Now – Matthew Quick

Everybody’s Got Something – Robin Roberts

Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Ayana Mathis

I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies – Sara Vilkomerson

Ten Years Later – Hoda Kotb

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul – Bob Shacochia

The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty

Americannah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine – Teddy Wayne

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat – Edward Kelsey Moore

Wife 22- Melanie Gideon

The Daylight Marriage – Heidi Pitlor

A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson

The Battle of Versailles – Robin Givhan

Delicious Foods – James Hannaham

Vanessa and Her Sister – Priya Parmar

Her – Harriet  Lane

The Teleportatoin Accident – Ned Beauman

Funny Girl – Nick Hornby

My Sunshine Away – M.O. Walsh

A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

I Left It On the Mountain – Kevin Sessums

Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice – Kevin Cullen, Shelly Murphy

Gaudi: A Biography – Gijs van Hensbergen

Grace, Gold and Glory – Gabrielle Douglas

Telegraph Avenue – Michael Chabon

Add More –Ing to Your Life – a Hip Guide to Happiness – Gabrielle Bernstein

Hope: A Tragedy – Shalom Auslander

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

Grace – Grace Coddington

Every Day – David Levithan

The Innocents – Francesca Sega

Gilded Age – Claire McMillan

What the Nanny Saw – Fiona Neill

The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

NW – Zadie Smith

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures – Emma Straub

A Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan

A Doubters Almanac – Ethan Canin

Unbecoming – Jenny Downham

West of Eden – Jean Stein

The Pain and the Great One – Judy Blume

All the Single Ladies – Rebecca Traister

Innocents and Others – Dana Spiotta

The Best – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of LA Punk – John Doe

Somethingotfoodabout – Quest Love

Three Martini Lunch – Suzanna Rindell

The Job – Steve Osborne

The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonson

Alice and Oliver – Charles Bock

Mothering Sunday – Graham Swift

The Summer Guest – Alison Anderson

Casting Lots – Susan Silverman

Sweet Bitter – Stephanie Danler

Everybody’s Got Something – Robin Roberts

The Girls – Emma Clina

Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty

You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott

Behold the Dreams – Imbolo Mbue

The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Wane

Modern Lovers – Emma Straub

Her Again – Michael Schulman

Labor of Love – Moira Weigel

We Could Be Beautiful – Swan Huntley

Not On Fire But Burning

They May Not Mean To But They Do – Cathleen Schine

Queenpin – Megan Abbott

London – Richard Ford

Where We Belong – Emily Giffin

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

A Vision from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

Cosmopolis – Don DeLillo

Navel Gazing – Micahael Ian Black

Bullies – Alex Abramovich

Take a Stand: Lessons from Rebels – Jorge Ramos

The Whites – Richard Price

All the Single Ladies – Rebecca Traister

A Mother’s Reckoning – Sue Kleibold

Master of Ceremonies – Joel Grey

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder – Claudia Kalb

American Governor – Matt Katz

Girl Through Glass – Sari Wilson

NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

One Last Thing Before I Go – Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Building Stories – Chris Ware

Between You and Me – Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus

Motherland – Amy Sohn

Prospect Park West – Amy Sohn

What the Nanny Saw – Fiona Neill

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson

An Adventure History of Paris – Graham Robb

Happy Now? – Katherine Shonk

The Cranes Dance – Meg Howrey

A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison

Hard Measures – Jose Rodriguez

The Dark Side – Jane Mayer

The Presidents Club – Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy

Father’s Day – Buzz Bissinger

The Disenchantments – Nina LaCour

The Sickle’s Compass: A Novel of Love, War, and Alzheimer’s Disease – Stephen Woodfin

City of Scoundrels – Gary Krist

The Wings of the Dove – Henry James

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend – Susan Orlean

Nightwoods – Charles Frazier

She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

The Submission – Amy Waldman

Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell

Lucky Girls – Neil Freudenberger

Lust and Other Stories – Susan Minot

Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War – Hal Vaughan

Walt Before Mickey – Charles Solomon

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game – Michael Lewis

Last Man in Tower – Aravind Adiga

The Brothers Bulger – Howie Carr

The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel

The Dovekeepers – Alice Hoffman

The Edge of Change: Women in the 21st Century Press – June O. Nicholson, Pamela J. Creedon, Wanda S. Lloyd, Pamela J. Johnson

Shine – Lauren Myracle

My Long Trip Home – Mark Whitaker

The Death Instinct – Jed Rubenfeld

The Bourne Series

Carry the One – Carol Anshaw

Once Upon a River – Bonnie Jo Campbell

Northwest Corner – John Burnham Schwartz

Attachments – Rainbow Rowell

Summer in the City – Candace Bushnell

The Romantics – Galt Niederhoffer

Malled – Caitlin Kelly

The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly

A Time to Kill – John Grisham

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

Prime Time – Jane Fonda

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Robopocolypse – Daniel H. Wilson

Buried Prey – John Sandford

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran

The Confidence Gap – Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Dismantled – Jennifer McMahon

The Strain – Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The Eight – Katherine Neville

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Good As Gold – Louise Patten

In The Place of Justice – Wilbert Rideau

Red Hook Road – Ayelet Waldman

The Five – Robert McCammon

Sliding Into Home – Kendra Wilkinson

Flash Boys – Michael Lewis

Save the Date – Jen Doll

The Noble Hustle – Colson Whitehed

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant – Roz Chast

Letters of Note – Shaun Usher

Friendship – Emily Gould

Bittersweet – Miranda Beverly Whittemore

The Shelf – Phyllis Rose

Bellweather Rhapsody – Kate Racculia

The Vacationers – Emma Straub

This Is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper

The Actress – Amy Sohn

A Gift For Ron – Kevin B. Blackistone

My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times – Gerald M. Boyd

The Year We Left Home – Jean Thompson

True Prep: It’s a Whole New World – David Colman

My Year of Flops – Nathan Rabin

The Late Shift – Bill Carter

The War for Late Night – Bill Carter

Turn of Mind – Alice LaPlante

Priceless – Nicole Richie

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime – John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain – Portia De Rossi

Villette – Charlotte Bronte

The Magicians – Lev Grossman

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Keeping the House – Ellen Baker

Decoded – Jay-Z

A Reporter’s Life – Walter Cronkite

The Hypnotist – Lars Kepler

The Nightmare – Lars Kepler

Gold – Chris Cleave

The Cranes Dance – Meg Howrey

The Distant Hours – Kate Morton

Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

Little Men – Louisa May Alcott

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture –  Kimberly Springer, Trystan T. Cotten

Something Happened – Joseph Heller

Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Arcadia – Lauren Groff

Emma – Jane Austen

War and Peace

A Handmaiden’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

New York Diaries 1609-2009 – Teresa Carpenter

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

You Can’t Go Home Again – Thomas Wolfe

The Feminine Mistake – Leslie Bennetts

Defending Jacob – William Landay

Appointment in Samcurra – John O’Hara

By-Line: Ernest Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway

Is It Just Me? – Whoopi Goldberg

The Promise – President Obama, Year One – Jonathan Atler

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter – Linda Grant

We Had It So Good – Linda Grant

Prince of Thieves – Chuck Hogan

Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict – Avis Cardella

Jennifer Weiner ANYTHING

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids – Alexandra Robbins

Jodi Picoult ANYTHING

Push – Sapphire

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson

The Kid – Sapphire

Under the Tuscan Sun

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

Seabiscuit: An American Legend – Laura Hillenbrand

The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve

The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd

ANYTHING Nicholas Sparks

Barbara Walters Audition

ANYTHING Jennifer Weiner

Heart of the Matter – Emily Giffin

The Burgess Boys – Elizabeth Strout

Extreme Measures – Jessica Nutik Zitter

The Marriage Pact – Michelle Richmond

The Misfortunate of Marion Palm – Emily Culliton

The Wangs vs. The World – Jade Chang

Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple

Before the Fall – Noah Hawley

Heroes of the Frontier – Dave Eggers

All Is Not Forgotten – Wendy Walker

Emma in the Night – Wendy Walker

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

Sing Unburied Sing – Jesmyn Ward

Goodbye Vitamin – Rachel Khong

Unbelievable – Katy Tur

Sourdough – Robin Sloan

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies – Mike Ausiello

Thanks Obama – David Litt

Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan

A Thousand Pardons – Jonathan Dee

Gods Like Us – Ty Burr

And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker

Chemistry – Weike Wang

Night of Fire – Colin Thubron

Modern Death – Haider Warraich

Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth

The Dry – Jane Harper

Perfect Little World – Kevin Wilson

Dead Letters – Caite Dolan-Leach

How Bad Do You Want It? – Matt Fitzgerald

The Gauntlet – Karuna Riazi

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea – Alyssa Mastromonaco

I Can Fly

Option B – Sheryl Sandberg

No One Is Coming to Save Us – Stephanie Powell Watts

The Last Battle – Stephen Harding

American Heiress – Jeffrey Toobin

Success Through Stillness – Russell Simmons

Extreme You. Step Up.. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. – Sarah Robb O’Hagan

We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter

The Leavers – Lisa Ko

The People We Hate At the Wedding – Grant Ginder

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate – Al Franken

Theft by Finding – David Sedaris

Startup – Doree Shafrir

Raven Rock – Garrett Graff

Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud – Anne Helen Petersen

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Windfall – Diksha Basu

Saints for All Occasions – J. Courtney Sullivan

Hunger – Roxane Gay

The Smart One – Jennifer Close

The Girls: A Novel – Lori Lansens

Commencement – J. Courtney Sullivan

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted – Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Unsinkable – Debbie Reynolds

The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer

Overdressed – Elizabeth Kline

The Engagements – J. Courtney Sullivan

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang – Chelsea Handler

Decision Points – George W. Bush

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6 responses to “Reading List

  1. Pingback: Lara’s Top Picks of 2011 | Lara's Book Club

  2. A Novel Idea

    You and I have a lot of books in common – our tastes are quite similar =)

  3. While we have a lot of books in common, I noticed an absence of John Steinbeck. Log from the Sea of Cortez is one of my favorites especially his tribute to his friend Doc, Ed Ricketts.

  4. Pingback: Lara’s Top Picks of 2011 | Lara's Book Club

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