Books in 2016

Here’s a list of what I read in 2016. Books I really enjoyed are bolded, and an asterisk denotes a reread.

  1. When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket
  2. Shouldn’t You Be In School? by Lemony Snicket
  3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  4. Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights? by Lemony Snicket
  5. Dubliners by James Joyce
  6. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  7. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  8. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  10. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  11. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  12. Election by Tom Perrotta
  13. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  14. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  15. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
  16. Hawthorne: A Life by Brenda Wineapple
  17. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  18. The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
  19. Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
  20. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  21. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne*
  22. Stoner by John Williams
  23. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  24. The Collected Sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  25. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  26. Runaway by Alice Munro
  27. A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far by Adrienne Rich
  28. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  29. The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion
  30. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  31. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume I by Alan Moore
  32. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume II by Alan Moore
  33. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  34. Someone Like You by Roald Dahl
  35. Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco
  36. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  37. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  38. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life by Herman Melville
  39. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf*
  40. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf
  41. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  42. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood*
  43. Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys
  44. Bitch Planet, Volume I: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
  45. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville
  46. The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles by Herman Melville
  47. The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville
  48. Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville*
  49. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison
  50. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
  51. Salvador by Joan Didion
  52. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  53. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  54. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  55. Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories by Bram Stoker
  56. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  57. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  58. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  59. The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard
  60. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  61. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  62. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  63. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  64. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  65. In the Next Room or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl
  66. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
  67. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  68. Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
  69. The Big Four by Agatha Christie
  70. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  71. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  72. Democracy by Joan Didion
  73. On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
  74. Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue
  75. The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
  76. You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
  77. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
  78. By the Book by Pamela Paul (editor)
  79. Off the Radar: A Father’s Secret, A Mother’s Heroism, and a Son’s Quest by Cyrus M. Copeland
  80. Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  81. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
  82. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  83. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  84. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward (editor)
  85. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare*
  86. Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  87. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by Jack Thorne
  88. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  89. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
  90. Another Time by W.H. Auden
  91. Henry IV, Part I by William Shakespeare
  92. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  93. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  94. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  95. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  96. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
  97. The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
  98. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  99. Hamlet by William Shakespeare*
  100. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates*
  101. The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin
  102. Helena by Evelyn Waugh
  103. White Girls by Hilton Als
  104. Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill
  105. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  106. The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
  107. The Book of Other People by Zadie Smith (editor)
  108. Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare*
  109. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  110. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  111. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  112. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  113. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
  114. The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
  115. Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein
  116. Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw
  117. Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich
  118. The Tempest by William Shakespeare*
  119. Carry This Book by Abbi Jacobson
  120. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  121. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  122. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  123. Transformations by Anne Sexton
  124. Bluets by Maggie Nelson
  125. The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri
  126. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
  127. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  128. And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
  129. Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing? by Maya Angelou
  130. Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
  131. What Now? by Ann Patchett

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