Reading List

Turn of Mind – Alice LaPlante

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz

Sutton – J.R. Moehringer

Rita Moreno –Rita Moreno

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

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 Love Song of Jonny Valentine – Teddy Wayne

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

Wife 22- Melanie Gideon

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

Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter

Every Day – David Levithan

The Innocents – Francesca Sega

Gilded Age – Claire McMillan

What the Nanny Saw – Fiona Neill

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker

The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

NW – Zadie Smith

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures – Emma Straub

A Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker

Dare Me – Megan Abbott

Queenpin – Megan Abbott

London – Richard Ford

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Where We Belong – Emily Giffin

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

A Vision from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Cosmopolis – Don DeLillo

One Last Thing Before I Go – Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow

Building Stories – Chris Ware

Dare Me – Megan Abbott

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

Bond Girl – Erin Duffy

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson

An Adventure History of Paris – Graham Robb

Happy Now? – Katherine Shonk

The Cranes Dance – Meg Howrey

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison

Hard Measures – Jose Rodriguez

The Dark Side – Jane Mayer

The Presidents Club – Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy

Friday Night Lights – Buzz Bissinger

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

Maine – J. Courtney Sullivan

The Wings of the Dove – Henry James

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend – Susan Orlean

Ready Player One – Ernet Cline

Nightwoods – Charles Frazier

Then Again – Diane Keaton

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

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream – H.G. Bissinger

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

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? – Maria Semple

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker

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

I’d Know You Anywhere – Laura Lippman

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Robopocolypse – Daniel H. Wilson

Buried Prey – John Sandford

Good As Gold – Louise Patten

In The Place of Justice – Wilbert Rideau

Red Hook Road – Ayelet Waldman

Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

The Five – Robert McCammon

Sliding Into Home – Kendra Wilkinson

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

The Lord of the Flies – William Golding

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

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

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

I Remember Nothing – Nora Ephron

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

Committed – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

A Thousand Pardons – Jonathan Dee

Gods Like Us – Ty Burr

And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

Inferno – Dan Brown

Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight

The Smart One – Jennifer Close

The Girls: A Novel – Lori Lansens

Commencement – J. Courtney Sullivan

Maine – 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


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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