The List

Dear Reader:

These are the books that I will read this year. Once I have begun reading them, I will link to blog posts about them. When I have finished them, I will indicate this with a “Yes!” (this is my reinforcer word for training Gus – I use it to tell him he’s done something well). I’ll add to this list over time. Update: May 2012 I rearranged the titles to be alphabetical for easier access for you and for me.  Don’t worry about all the numbering systems, they come from different lists…

(555, 65)

Author Unknown

84) Fascinate [sic] Chinese Shadow Play: Appreciation of Treasured Shaanxi Shadow Play and Paper-Cutting (Author Unknown) (Gift) Yes!

Jill Abramson

89) The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout by Jill Abramson #10 (K) Yes!

Harriet A. Adams

196) Dawn by Harriet A. Adams (kindle)


62) Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet by Alai (1998, recommended by Joy’s father) (HC) Yes!

Lousia May Alcott

170) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (kindle copy for Feminist Classics challenge) #33

Heather Allen

493) Leaving a Shadow by Heather Allen (hard copy)  Yes!

Kingsley Amis

197) Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis (hard copy)

Joan Anderson

497) A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson, 1999 (hard copy)  Yes!

Sherwood Anderson

198) Winesberg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson (hard copy)

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

514) Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America by Virginia DeJohn Anderson (kindle)

Neil Ansell

526) Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills by Neil Ansell (kindle) #53  Yes!

Jennifer Arnold

87) In a Dog’s Heart: What Our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve – and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return by Jennifer Arnold #8** Yes!

Jane Austen

199) Emma by Jane Austen (hard copy)

200) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (hard copy)

201) Lady Susan by Jane Austen (kindle)

202) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (kindle)

203) Persuasion by Jane Austen (kindle)

204) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (kindle)

508) Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin (kindle, library)  Yes!

Leo Babauta

417) The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life by Leo Babauta  (kindle)

Chris Bach

49) Chris Bach’s The Third Way Comprehensive Reference Book (2nd Ed) HC This spiral bound book is available from her at her website: The Third Way .

50) Chris Bach’s The Third Way Article Booklet (2nd Ed) HC Available from her website: The Third Way.

Peter Balint

126) Wicked Environmental Problems by Balint et al. (kindle, netgalley copy) Yes!

Willard Bailey

53) Remembering to Breathe: Inside Dog Obedience Competition by Willard Bailey (Hard Copy). Yes!

Honore de Balzac

124) Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac (hard copy)

205) The Marriage Contract by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

206) Seraphita by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

207)The Lily of the Valleyby Honore de Balzac (kindle)

208) An Historical Mystery by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

209) The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

210) Ferragus by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

211) The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

212) The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

213) The Commission in Lunacy by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

214) Catherine de Medici by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

215) Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

216) The Muse of the Department by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

217) An Old Maid by Honore de Balzac (kindle)

166) Balzac by Stefan Zweig (hard copy) #31

Russell Banks

138) Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks (library, hard copy) Yes!

144) Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks (hard copy)

Bette Bao Lord

73) Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic by Bette Bao Lord (1990, HC, the author of Eighth Moon: The True Story of a Little Girl (1964)

R.H. Barrow

438) The Romans by R.H. Barrow (hard copy)

Frank Baum

218) The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection by Frank Baum (kindle)

Charles A. and Mary R. Beard

458) The Beard’s Basic History of the United States by Charles A. and Mary R. Beard (hard copy)

Nicola Beaumann

181) A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39 by Nicola Beauman (hard copy, library)  Yes!

Edward Bellamy

225) Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy (hard copy)

Saul Bellow

221) Mr. Sammler’s Planet by Saul Bellow (hard copy)

222) The Adventures of Augie March   by Saul Bellow (hard copy)

223) Dangling Man by Saul Bellow (hard copy)  Yes!

224) Seize the Day by Saul Bellow (hard copy)

James Benn
16) (Oops! two 16s) Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery K

Arnold Bennett

220) Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett (hard copy)

Richard Bessel

450) Life in the Third Reich by Richard Bessel, 1986 (hard copy)  Yes!

Sean Black

509) A Million Shades of Green: The Real Story behind Fifty Shades of Grey by Sean Black (kindle) #44  Yes!

David and Julie Bloch

495) Moving Stillness by David Samuel Bloch and Julie Hagan Bloch (hard copy)   Yes!

Harold Bloom

418) The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life by Harold Bloom (kindle)

Giovanni Boccaccio

219) The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (hard copy)

Katherine Boo

524) behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo (Pulitzer Prize winner) (library, hard copy)

Andy Borowitz

413) An Unexpected Twist by Andy Borowitz (kindle single)  Yes!

Elizabeth Bowen

10) To the North (1932, Anchor Books Edition 2006) Yes!

11) The Death of the Heart (1938, Anchor Books Edition 2000) Yes!

12) The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen (1981, Ecco Edition 1989)

13) The Mulberry Tree Hermione Lee (ed.) (1986 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) This book (according to the jacket) includes 40 years of her essays and nonfiction writings – it appears to draw from writings in the last 40 years of her life.

14) Pictures and Conversations: Chapters of an autobiography with other collected writings. (1974, Alfred A Knopf Press 1975). This was published shortly after her death.

15) Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer. Victoria Glendinning. (1977 Penguin) This is one of the major Bowen biographies – it is fairly short. Yes!

16) Elizabeth Bowen. Patricia Craig. (1986, Penguin) Another major Bowen biography, also short. Yes!

193) The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen (hard copy)  Yes!

194)  The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen (hard copy)

195)  The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen (hard copy)  Yes!

Paul Bowles

226) Without Stopping by Paul Bowles (hard copy)

227)The Time of Friendship by Paul Bowles (hard copy)

CJ Box

17) Below zero HC

Ray Bradbury

520) Twice 22 by Ray Bradbury, 1959 (hard copy, library)

521) Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, 1957 (hard copy, library)  Yes!

522) Summer Morning, Summer Night by Ray Bradbury, 2008 (hard copy, library)

Andrew Brown

189) Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future that Disappeared by Andrew Brown (hard copy) #40  Yes!

Anne Bronte

228) Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (hard copy)

229) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (hard copy)

Charlotte Bronte

228) Shirley by Charlotte Bronte (kindle)

229) Villette by Charlotte Bronte (hard copy)

230) The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (kindle)

231) The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell (kindle)

169) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (hard copy, for Feminist Classics challenge)  Yes!

Emily Bronte

232) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (hard copy)

Michael Burleigh

449) The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh (hard copy)

Francis Hodgson Burnett

532) The Shuttle by Francis Hodgson Burnett (epub/ibooks) Persephone Press ebook #56

533) The Making of a Marchioness by Francis Hodgson Burnett (epub/ibooks) Persephone Press ebook #57

Gail Caldwell

419) A Strong West Wind: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell (kindle)

Roger A. Caras

550) A Perfect Harmony: The Intertwining Lives of Animals and Humans Throughout History by Roger A. Caras (hard copy)

Jerome Carcopino

437) Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Jerome Carcopino (hard copy)

Robert Caro

528) The Path to Power (Volume 1 of The Years of Lyndon Johnson) by Robert Caro (hard copy, library)  Yes!

552) The Ascent to Power (Volume 2 of The Years of Lyndon Johnson) by Robert Caro (hard copy, library)

527) The Passage of Power (Volume 4 of The Years of Lyndon Johnson) by Robert Caro (kindle, library)

Willa Cather:

1) K One of Ours (1922)

2) K A Lost Lady (1923)

3) HC Death Comes for the Archbishop (originally published in 1927, my copy is Knopf 1959)

4) HC Shadows on the Rock (Knopf [printing error on the frontispiece] 1931)

5) K Lucy Gayheart (1935)

6) HC Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Knopf [first edition] 1940 – her last novel)

Cather short story collections that I own but have not read:

7) K The Troll Garden (1905 – should be interesting as this would be her earliest work, predating Alexander’s Bridge (1912) which is the earliest work of hers I’ve read)

8) K Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920)

9) HC Obscure Destinies (Knopf [first edition] 1932)

125) Five Stories by Willa Cather(hard copy) Yes!

Jung Chang

75) Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (1991, HC)

John Cheever

265) The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (hard copy)

Anton Chekhov

233) The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (hard copy)

244) The Chekhov Omnibus: Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov Trans. by Constance Garnett (hard copy)

245) About Love And Other Stories by Anton Chekhov Trans. by Rosamund Bartlett (hard copy)

246) The Shooting Party by Anton Chekhov Trans. by Ronald Wilks (hard copy)

247) Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov Trans. by Tyrone Guthrie (hard copy)

248) The Plays of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Trans. by unknown. (hard copy)

249) Love and Other Stories: The Tales of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Trans. Constance Garnett (hard copy)

Da Cheng

68) Brothers by Da Chen (HC, 2006, )

GK Chesterton

250) The Man Who Was Thursday    by GK Chesterton (kindle)

251) The Defendant    by GK Chesterton (kindle)

252) The Ball and the Cross  by GK Chesterton (kindle)

253) All Things Considered  by GK Chesterton (kindle)

254) The Man Who Knew Too Much  by GK Chesterton (kindle)

255) The Wisdom of Father Brown  by GK Chesterton (kindle)

Kate Chopin

256) The Awakening by Kate Chopin (hard copy/kindle)  Yes!

Agatha Christie
18) Hallowe’en party HC
19) Death comes to an end HC
20) Cat among the pigeons HC
21) What Mrs Migillicuddy saw HC

Billy Collins

480) The Art of Drowning by Billy Collins (1995, hard copy)  Yes!

481) Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins (1998, hard copy)    Yes!

482) Questions about Angels by Billy Collins (1991, hard copy)  Yes!

483) Sailing around in the Room by Billy Collins (2002, hard copy)   Yes!

484) Nine Horses by Billy Collins (2002, hard copy)   Yes!

485) The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins (2005, hard copy)   Yes!

486) Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry by Billy Collins, 2003 (hard copy)  Yes!

Susan Conley

103) The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley (library – kindle) Yes!

Joseph Conrad

257) Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (hard copy)

258) The Rescue by Joseph Conrad (kindle)

259) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (kindle)

Bei Dao

69) Waves by Bei Dao (HC, 1985) Another Cultural Revolution tale. Yes!

Robert Darnton

420) The Case for Books by Robert Darnton (kindle)

Daniel Defoe

260) Robinson Crusoe and A Journal of a Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (hard copy)

E.M. Delafield

517) Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield (hard copy) #50

David Denby

54) Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World by David Denby

T.K. Derry

439) A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland by T.K. Derry (hard copy)

Guy Deutscher

470) The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher (hard copy)

Charles Dickens

151) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (hard copy) Yes!

261) Pickwick Papers  by Charles Dickens (hard copy)

262) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (hard copy)

263) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (hard copy)

264) Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (hard copy)

Monica Dickens

534) Mariana by Monica Dickens (epub/ibooks) Persephone Press ebook #58

Joan Didion

129) Blue Nights by Joan Didion (hard copy, library) Yes!

474) The Stories We Tell Ourselves in Order to Live by Joan Didion (hard copy)

Isak Dinesen

274) Winter’s Tales by Isak Dinesen (hard copy)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

167) Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer’s Life by Geir Kjetsaa (hard copy) #32

Margaret Drabble

266) The Realms of Gold  by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

267) The Needle’s Eye  by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

268) The Millstone  by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

269) The Radiant Way  by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

270) The Witch of Exmoor by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

271) The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

272) The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

273) The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble (hard copy)

Theodore Dreiser

275) Twelve Men by Theodore Dreiser (kindle)

276) Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (kindle)

277) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (kindle)

Alexandre Dumas

280) Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas (hard copy)

Willis F. Dunbar and George S. May

475) Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State by Willis F. Dunbar and George S. May (hard copy)

Nicholas Dodman

95) The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments, and the Psychology of Dogs by Nicholas Dodman Yes! Library

Marguerite Duras

109) The Sailor from Gilbraltar by Marguerite Duras  Open Letter Press

Steve Earle

421) Steve Earle – Fearless Heart, Outlaw Poet: An Album-by-Album Portrait of Country-Rock’s Outlaw Poet by David McGee and Steve Earle (kindle)

Roger Ebert

90) Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook by Roger Ebert #11

Åke Edwardson
22) Death Angels HC

George Eliot

139) Silas Marner by George Eliot (kindle copy) Yes!

141) The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (hard copy) Yes!

142) Middlemarch by George Eliot (hard copy)

143) Adam Bede by George Eliot (hard copy)

153) George Eliot by Kathryn Hughes (library, hard copy) Yes!

278) Daniel Derondaby George Eliot (kindle)

279) The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (kindle)

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

455) The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800 by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick (hard copy)

David M. Ellis, James A. Frost, Harold C. Syrett, and Harry J. Carman

460) A History of New York State by David M. Ellis, James A. Frost, Harold C. Syrett, and Harry J. Carman (hard copy)

Richard J. Evans

446) The Third Reich in Power by Richard J. Evans (hard copy)

Laurie Fabiano

423) Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano (kindle)

Leslie Feinberg

518) Stone Butch Blues: A Novel by Leslie Feinberg (hard copy) #51

Hazel Feldman

492) The Best Loved Poems of the American People by Hazel Feldman (1936, hard copy)

Edna Ferber

281) Cimarron by Edna Ferber (hard copy)

Henry Fielding

282) The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling by Henry Fielding (hard copy)

Ruth Fenisong

283) Dead Yesterday by Ruth Fenisong (hard copy mystery)

Macdonio Fernandez

108) The Museum of Eterna’s Novel (The First Good Novel) by Macedonio Fernandez  Open Letter Press

Gary Finnegan

77) Beijing for Beginners: An Irishman in the People’s Republic by Gary Finnegan (2008, HC) Yes!

F. Scott Fitzgerald

284) Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (hard copy)

285) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (hard copy)

Penelope Fitzgerald

133) The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald (library, hard copy) Yes!

134) The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald (hard copy)

Gustave Flaubert

286) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (hard copy)
Rubem Fonseca
107) The Taker and Other Stories by Rubem Fonseca  Open Letter Press
Karin Fossum
511) Black Seconds (An Inspector Sejer Mystery)  by Karin Fossum Translated by Charlotte Barslund (kindle) #46  Yes!
512) Bad Intentions (An Inspector Sejer Mystery) by Karin Fossum Translated by Charlotte Barslund (kindle) #47  Yes!
Jonathan Franzen
424) Freedom: A Novelby Jonathan Franzen (kindle)
Charles Freeman
453) The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman (hard copy)
Saul Friedlander
445) Nazi Germany and the Jews: 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander (hard copy)
Anatole France

287) Great Novels (Penguin Island, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, The Revolt of the Angels) by Anatole France (hard copy)

Fairbank and Goldman

64) China: A New History by John King Fairbank (2006, one of the most famous China watcher scholars) and Merle Goldman (his student, she updated his famous history of China) (HC) Yes!

Elizabeth George

502)  Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George, 2012 (hard copy, library)  Yes!

Bamber Gascoigne

83) The Dynasties of China Bamber Gascoigne Yes! #6

Elizabeth Gaskell

98) Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

280) Ruth

281)The Moorland Cottage

283) An Accursed Race

284) The Half-Brothers

285) A Dark Night’s Work

286) My Lady Ludlow

287) Cranford

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

291) The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (hard copy)

292) Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (hard copy)

293) Faust  by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (kindle)

294) Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (kindle)

Nikolai Gogol

295) Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (hard copy)

296) The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolai Gogol (hard copy)

Adrian Goldsworthy

436) In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire by Adrian Goldsworthy (hard copy)

Chris Goodall

472) How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: An Individual’s Guide to Stopping Climate Change by Chris Goodall (hard copy)

Barbara Gordon

425) I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can by Barbara Gordon (kindle)

Graham Greene

297) Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene (hard copy)

298) The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (hard copy)

Richardas Gavelis

106) Vilnius Poker by Richardas Gavelis  Open Letter Press

Elly Griffiths

190) The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Kindle) #41   Yes!

Martha Grimes
23) The black cat HC Yes!

James Grippando
24) When darkness falls K

Lauren Grodstein

191) A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein (kindle) Yes!

David Halberstam

555) The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam (kindle)  #64

Barbara Handler

52) Barbara S. (ironically!) Handler, Successful Obedience Handling: Put your best foot forward in the obedience ring (2nd Ed, 2003, Alpine Press)

Knut Hamsun

299) The Last Joy by Knut Hamsun (hard copy)

Thomas Hardy

297) Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy (kindle)

299) The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy (kindle)

300) The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (kindle)

301) Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (hard copy)

302) The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (hard copy)

Alexandra Harney

79) The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage by Alexandra Harney (2009, HC)

John Hart

426) The Last Child by John Hart (kindle)

Marie de Hennezel

504) The Art of Growing Old by Marie de Hennezel Trans by Sue Dyson (Library, hard copy)  Yes!

Hendrik Hertzberg

462) Politics: Observations & Arguments by Hendrik Hertzberg (hard copy)

Peter Hessler

101) Country Driving by Peter Hessler (Kindle – library copy) Yes!

Carl Hiasson and Montalban
25) A death in China K

Mary Higgens Clark
26) Second time around HC Yes!
27) Silent night HC
28) My gal Sunday HC

Michael Hingson

192) Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson (kindle) #42

Edward Hirsch

469) The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration by Edward Hirsch (hard copy)

488) How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch (hard copy)

489) Poet’s Choice by Edward Hirsch (hard copy)

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

536) The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (epub/ibook) Persephone Press ebook #59

Jennifer S. Holland

518) Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland (hard copy) #51 Yes!


304) The Illiad by Homer (hard copy)

Ann Hood

303) Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood (hard copy)

bell hooks

155) Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks (hard copy, for Feminist Classic readalong) #20 Yes!

Lu Hsun

305) The Stories of Lu Hsun by Lu Hsun (hard copy)

Helen R. Hull

152) Heat Lightning by Helen R. Hull (library, hard copy) Yes!

156) Mayling Soong Chiang by Helen R. Hull (hard copy) #21 (over the pledge!) Yes!

157) Landfall by Helen R. Hull (hard copy) #22 Yes!

178) Islanders by Helen R. Hull (hard copy) #36

185) Quest by Helen R. Hull, 1922 (hard copy) #37       Yes!

186) Labyrinth by Helen R. Hull (hard copy) #38   Yes!

187) Last September by Helen R. Hull (hard copy – generous gift from Pat – thanks!)  Yes!

188) A Tapping on the Wall by Helen R. Hull (hard copy) #39

Nicola Humble

182) The Feminine Middlebrow Novel, 1920s to 1950s: Class, Domesticity, and Bohemianism by Nicola Humble (hard copy, library)  Yes!

Henrik Ibsen

306) Plays: One by Ibsen (hard copy)

307) Plays: Two by Ibsen (hard copy)

Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov

121) The Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov  Open Letter Press

Analdur Indriason

81) Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason (K) (Mystery) #4

Walter Issaccson

86) Steve Jobs by Walter Issaccson #7 Yes!

H.E. Jacob

463) Six Thousand Years of Bread by H.E. Jacob (hard copy)

Susan Jacoby

427) Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of Old Age by Susan Jacoby (kindle)  Yes!

Madhur Jaffrey

506)  Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey (library, hard copy)  Yes!

E.L. James

510) Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (kindle) #45 Yes!

Henry James

162) The Tragic Muse by Henry James (hard copy) #27

308) The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction by Henry James (hard copy)

309) The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (hard copy)

310) The American by Henry James (hard copy)

311) The Ambassadors by Henry James (hard copy)

312) The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (hard copy)

313) The Awkward Age by Henry James (kindle)

Sarah Orne Jewett

314) The Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett (hard copy)

315) Old Friends and New by Sarah Orne Jewett (kindle)

316) The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett (kindle)

317) Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett (kindle)

318) The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett (kindle)

319) Deephaven and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett (kindle)

320) Travels in West Africa by Sarah Orne Jewett (kindle)

Ma Jian

71) Beijing Coma by Ma Jian (2008, HC, another immigrant – this time to Europe) Yes!

Zhang Jie

61) Heavy Wings by Zhang Jie (1981, (HC) Yes!

Juan Jose Saer

118) The Sixty-Five Years of Washington by Juan Jose Saer  Open Letter Press

Tony Judt

452) Postwar: Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt (hard copy)

525) Thinking the Twentieth Century by Tony Judt (hard copy, library)

Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner

454) The Western Heritage by Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner (hard copy)

Linda Kalof

A Cultural History of Animals Volumes 1-7 by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl (eds)

541) A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1 by Linda Kalof (ed) (hard copy)  Yes!

542) A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age Volume 2 by Brigitte Resl (ed) (hard copy)

543) A Cultural History of Animals in the Renaissance Volume 3 by Bruce Boehrer (ed) (hard copy)

544) A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of the Enlightenment Volume 4 by Matthew Senior (ed) (hard copy)

545) A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire Volume 5 by Kathleen Kete (ed) (hard copy)

546) A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age Volume 6 by Randy Malamud (ed) (hard copy)

547) Making Animal Meaning by Linda Kalof and Georgina M. Montgomery (eds) (hard copy)

548) Looking at Animals in Human History by Linda Kalof (hard copy)

549) The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings by Linda Kalof and Amy Fitzgerald (eds) (hard copy)

Sue Kapla

51) Dr. Susan Kapla, The Canine Connection: Teach your dog to love to learn. HC. Sue gave me this during my private lessons. Yes!

Alix Kates Shulman

99) Drinking the Rain by Alix Kates Shulman Gift Yes!

Ian Kershaw

448) Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941 by Ian Kershaw (hard copy)

Burton Kirkwood

443) The History of Mexico by Burton Kirkwood (hard copy)

Jan Kjaerstad

105) The Conquerer by Jan Kjaerstad Open Letter Press

Jon Katz

55) The New Work of Dogs by Jon Katz (2003, Villard Press) (ADE – Adobe Digital Editions ebook) Yes!

88) Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz #9 (K) Yes

Barbara Kingsolver

428) The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (kindle)

Les Krantz and Robert Rodriguez

429) The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years by Les Krantz and Robert Rodriguez (kindle)

Rudyard Kipling

321) Barrack Room Ballads and Verses and The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling (hard copy)

322) The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (kindle)

323) Kim by Rudyard Kipling (kindle)

Hilmar Klute

173) Winston: The Dog Who Changed my Life by Hilmar Klute (hard copy, lent by a friend) Yes!

Andrew Krivak

528) The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak (library, kindle)  Yes!

William Kuhn

184) Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn (kindle, library)

Maxine Kumin

496) Always Beginning: Essay on a Life in Poetry by Maxine Kumin (hard copy)  Yes!

Anne LaBastille

168) Woodswoman III by Anne LaBastille (hard copy, library) Yes!

Nella Larsen

324) Quicksand by Nella Larsen (hard copy)

Åsa Larsson
29) The blood spilt Trans. by Marlaine Delargy (hard copy)   Yes!

127) Until thy Wrath is Past by Asa Larsson trans by Laurie Thompson (kindle) (#15)    Yes!

Marghanita Laski

537) Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski (epub/ibook) Persephone Press ebook #60

Halldor Laxness

325) Independent People by Halldor Laxness (hard copy)

Jonah Lehrer

430) How we Decide by Jonah Lehrer (kindle)

Steven Levy

473) The Perfect Thing: How the Ipod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness by Steven Levy (hard copy)

Madeleine L’Engle

326) The Small Rain by Madeleine L’Engle (hard copy)

Amy Le Feuvre

327) Probably Sons by Amy Le Feuvre (kindle)

Gaston Leroux

328) Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (kindle)

Doris Lessing

329) The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing (hard copy)

Sinclair Lewis

330) Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (hard copy)

331) Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (hard copy)

332) Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (hard copy)

333) Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (hard copy)

334) Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis (hard copy)

335)It Can’t Happen Hereby Sinclair Lewis (hard copy)

336) Sinclair Lewis by Mark Schorer

Yiyun Li

65) A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li (2006, short stories by a Chinese immigrant to the United States, I’m nearly through with this) (HC) Yes!

Jakov Lind

115) Ergo by Jakov Lind  Open Letter Press

161) Soul of Wood by Jakov Lind (hard copy) #26

Penelope Lively

104) Family Album by Penelope Lively Yes!

Meika Loe

531) Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond by Meika Loe (kindle) #55

Elsa Lorello

431) Ordinary World by Elsa Lorello (kindle)

HP Lovecraft

337) The Collected Stories of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft (kindle)

Andreas Maker

114) Klausen by Andreas Maker  Open Letter Press

Alberto Manguel

468) The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel (hard copy)

Henning Mankell
30) Sidetracked HC (most of the way through it already) Yes!

31) The 5th woman HC Yes!

32) Firewall HC Yes!

100) Beijing Man by Henning Mankell (Kindle – library copy) Yes!

Katherine Mansfield

338) In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield (kindle)

339) The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield (kindle)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

288) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (hard copy)

289) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (hard copy)

290) Collected Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (hard copy)

Dawn Marcus

97) The Power of Wagging Tales: A Doctor’s Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing by Dawn Marcus (Uncorrected Proofs!?) Library

Ngaio Marsh
33) Colour scheme HC

Moa Martinson

340) Women and Appletrees by Moa Martinson (hard copy)

W. Somerset Maugham

341) The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham (hard copy)

Guy de Maupassant

342) The Works of Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant (hard copy)

Neil M. Maher

513) Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement by Neil M. Maher (kindle)

Marcel Mazoyer and Laurence Roudart

466) A History of Agriculture: From the Neolithic Age to the Current Crisis by Marcel Mazoyer and Laurence Roudart (hard copy)

Alice McDermott

343) The Bigamist’s Daughter by Alice McDermott (hard copy)

344)That Night by Alice McDermott (hard copy)

Nellie L. McClung

350) Purple Springs by Nellie L. McClung (kindle)

Carson McCullers

345) The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories by Carson McCullers (hard copy)

346) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (hard copy)

347) Clock without Hands by Carson McCullers (hard copy)

348) The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (hard copy)

349) Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers (hard copy)

Karen McQuestion

498) Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion, 2010 (kindle)  Yes!

L.T. Meade

351)A Sweet Girl Graduate by L.T. Meade (kindle)

Maile Meloy

416) Both Ways by Maile Meloy (kindle)   Yes!

Herman Melville

352) Moby Dick, or, The Whale by Herman Melville (kindle)

Michael Meyer

76) The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed by Michael Meyer (2009 update to a 2008 version, HC) . Yes!

Merle Miller and Nancy Pearl

530) A Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller (Book Lust Rediscoveries) (kindle) #54

A.A. Milne

353) The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne (kindle)

Anchee Min

72) Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min (2000, HC)

Lucy Maude Montgomery

354) Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery (kindle) I actually have about 10 of her books, but didn’t feel like typing them all in and not sure I want to read them ALL soon…

Quim Monzo

112) Gasoline by Quim Monzo  Open Letter Press

Elsa Morante

113) Aracoeli by Elsa Morante Yes!  Open Letter Press

Iris Murdoch

160) The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch (hard copy) #25

355) A Word Child by Iris Murdoch (kindle)

356) The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch (hard copy)

Abraham Myerson

358) The Nervous Housewife by Abraham Myerson (hard copy)

Vicki Myron and Bret Witter

185) Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter. Yes!

Magdelan Nabb
34) Death of an Englishman HC
35) Death of a Dutchman HC  Yes!

National Geographic Society

74) Journey into China by the National Geographic Society (1982, HC)

Gloria Naylor

359) Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor (hard copy)

Irene Nemirovsky

538) Dimanche and Other Stories by Irene Nemirovsky (epub/ibook) Persephone Press ebook #61

Jo Nesbo
36) The Redbreast (K)
37) The Snowman (K)

505) Headhunters (kindle, library) Trans by Don Bartlett  Yes!

102) The Leopard by Jo Nesbo Trans by Don Bartlett (hard copy) #14  Yes!


360) The River Between by Ngugi (hard copy)

Kathleen Norris

361)The Venerables by Kathleen Norris (hard copy)

Edna O’Brien

523) A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories by Edna O’Brien (hard copy)

Bragi Olafsson

111) The Ambassador by Bragi Olafsson  Open Letter Press

Stewart O’Nan

415) The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O’Nan(hard copy, library)  Yes!

Eugene O’Neill

362) Strange Interlude by Eugene O’Neill (hard copy)

Baroness Emmuska Orczy

363) The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy (kindle)

364) The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy (kindle)

365) The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy (kindle)


366) Metamorphoses by Ovid (kindle)

Alice Ozma

60) The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma (HC) #3 Yes!

Grace Paley

367) Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley (hard copy)

Dorothy Parker

368) Dorothy Parker Stories by Dorothy Parker (hard copy)

Thomas Love Peacock

369) Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock (kindle)

Marge Piercy

370) Vida by Marge Piercy (hard copy)

371) Dance the Eagle to Sleep by Marge Piercy (hard copy)

372) The High Cost of Living Marge Piercy (hard copy)

Sylvia Plath

487) Ariel by Sylvia Plath (hard copy)   Yes!

Robert Pinsky

477) Gulf Music by Robert Pinsky (2007, hard copy)  Yes!

478) Jersey Rain by Robert Pinsky (2000, hard copy)   Yes!

479) The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide by Robert Pinsky (1998, hard copy)

Leslie Pockell

494) The 100 Best Poems of All Time by Leslie Pockell (ed) (hard copy)

Marcel Proust

373) Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust (hard copy)

374) In the Shadow of Young girls in Flower by Marcel Proust (hard copy)

375) The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust (hard copy)

376) Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust (hard copy)

377) The Captive and the Fugitive by Marcel Proust (hard copy)

378) The Past Recaptured by Marcel Proust (hard copy)


379) Worksof Alexander Pushkin by Pushkin (kindle)

Alan Paul

94) Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing by Alan Paul Yes! Library

Louise Penny

91) Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Three Pines Mysteries) by Louise Penny #12 Yes!

Jerzy Pilch

120) A Thousand Peaceful Cities by Jerzy Pilch Yes!  Open Letter Press

Stefanie Pintoff
38) In the shadow of Gotham K

Christine Pizan

171) The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine Pizan (kindle copy for Feminist Classics challenge) #34

Francine Prose

59) The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired by Francine Prose (HC) #2

Robert Putnam

461) Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society by Robert D. Putnam (ed) (hard copy)

Barbara Pym

80) A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym (HC, 1958)

128) Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym (hard copy, library) Yes!

Patrick Regan

556) Dog is my co-pilot: Rescue Tales of Flying Dogs, Second Chances, and the Hero who Might Live Next Door by Patrick Regan (kindle) #65  Yes!

Miss Read

529) Gossip from Thrush Green by Miss Read (hard copy, library) Yes!

507) Affairs at Thrush Green by Miss Read (hard copy, library)  Yes!

553) Village Affairs by Miss Read (hard copy, library)  Yes!

554) Thrush Green by Miss Read (hard copy, library)

David Remnick

471) Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker by David Remnick (ed) (hard copy)

Ruth Rendell
39) The veiled one HC
40) Wolf to slaughter HC
41) Speaker of mandarin HC
42) Harm done HC

Jean Rhys

519) Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (had copy) #52  Yes!

Susan Richards

183) Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in the Post-Soviet Landscape by Susan Richards (kindle, library). Yes!

Samuel Richardson

380) Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Merce Rodoreda

119) Death in Spring by Merce Rodoreda  Open Letter Press

Gretchen Rubin

145) The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (library kindle copy) Yes!

John Ruskin

503) 277) King of Golden River by John Ruskin, 1900 (hard copy, Ariel Booklets)   Yes!

May Sarton

491) A Grain of Mustard Seed by May Sarton (hard copy)   Yes!

Michael Schaffer

499) One Nation Under Dog: America’s Love Affair with our Dogs by Michael Schaffer, 2009 (hard copy)  Yes!

Laura Schenone

465) A Thousand Years over a Hot Stove: A History of American women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances by Laura Schenone (hard copy)

Jane Smiley

467) 13 Ways of Looking at a Novel by Jane Smiley (hard copy)

Page Smith

456) The Nation Comes of Age: A People’s History of the Ante-Bellum Years by Page Smith (hard copy)

457) Trial by Fire: A People’s History of the Civil War and Reconstruction by Page Smith (hard copy)

Barry Schwartz

435) The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz (hard copy)

Elaine Showalter

422) Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siecle by Elaine Showalter (kindle)

432) A Jury of Her Peers by Elaine Showalter (kindle)

Muriel Spark

381) The Comforters 1957 (hard copy)  Yes!

500) The Ballad of Peckham Rye,

501)  Memento Mori by Muriel Sparks (hard copy)

382) The Finishing School by Muriel Spark (hard copy)


383) The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (kindle)

384) The Red and the Black by Stendhal (hard copy)

Jonathan Swift

385) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (kindle)

Nina Sankovitch

93) Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch Yes! Library

Stephen Schneider

131) Climate Change Science and Policy by Stephen Schneider et al. (eds) (netgalley ebook)

Han Shaogong

67) A Dictionary of Maqiao by Han Shaogong (HC, 1996)

Anik See

440) A Taste for Adventure: A Culinary Odyssey around the World by Anik See (hard copy)

Julia Serano

172) Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano (kindle copy for Feminist Classics challenge) #35       Yes!

William L. Shirer

447) The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer (hard copy)

Sjowall and Wahloo
43) The man on the balcony HC

D.E. Stevenson

516) Mr. Tim of the Regiment: A Novel (kindle) #49

539) Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson (epub/ibook) Persephone Press ebook #62

Richard Stark and John Banville

82) The Score (Parker Novels) Richard Stark and John Banville (K) Mystery #5

Robert Stone

444) prime green: remembering the sixites by Robert Stone (hard copy)  Yes!

Noel Streatfeild

540) Saplings by Noel Streatfeild (epub/ibook) Persephone Press ebook #63


386) The Home and the World by Tagore (hard copy)

Reay Tannahill

464) Food in History by Reay Tannahill (hard copy)

Alan Taylor

459) William’s Coopers Town by Alan Taylor (hard copy)

Peter Temple
44) The Truth: A novel K

William Makepeace Thackeray

164) Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray (hard copy) #29

387) Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Johan Theorin
45) The darkest room  Yes!

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

165) The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (hard copy) #30

Leo Tolstoy

388) Great Short Works of Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy (hard copy)

389) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (hard copy)

390) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (hard copy)

391) The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy (hard copy)

Gayle Trent
46) Murder takes the cake K

Anthony Trollope

122) The Warden by Anthony Trollope (hard copy) Yes!

123) Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (hard copy) Yes!

136) Autobiography by Anthony Trollope (kindle, free book) (#17)

137) Anthony Trollope by Victoria Glendenning(hard copy) (#18) Yes!

146) Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (kindle)

147) Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope (kindle)

148) The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope (library copy)

149) The Last Chronicle at Barset by Anthony Trollope (kindle)

158) Can you forgive her? by Anthony Trollope (hard copy) #23

159) The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope (hard copy) #24

Helene Tursten
47) The glass devil

Ivan Turgenev

392) The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff:A Reckless Character by Turgenev (hard copy)

393) Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (hard copy)

394) Smoke by Ivan Turgenev (hard copy)

395) On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev (hard copy)

396) First Love by Ivan Turgenev (hard copy)

397) A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev (hard copy)

Sigrid Undset

398) Gunnar’s Daughter by Sigrid Undset (hard copy)

Dubravka Ugresic

117) Nobody’s Home by Dubravka Ugresic  Open Letter Press

Elizabeth Von Arnim

163) Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim (hard copy) #28

414) The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth von Armin, 1899 (kindle) #43        Yes!

Voyageur Press

96) In Praises of Goldens: Celebrating the World’s Greatest Dog Author: Voyageur Press Library


399) Candide by Voltaire (hard copy)

Mildred Walker

400) Fireweed by Mildred Walker (hard copy)

401) The Curlew’s Cry by Mildred Walker (hard copy)

402) The Quarry by Mildred Walker (hard copy)

403) Light from Arcturus by Mildred Walker (hard copy)

Kate Walbert

433) A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert (kindle)

Jeanette Walls

434) Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls (kindle)

William W. Warner

442) Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner (hard copy)

Elie Wiesel

451) Night by Elie Wiesel (hard copy)  Yes!

Stanley Wolpert

441) A New History of India by Stanley Wolpert (hard copy)

H.G. Wells

404) The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (kindle)

Edith Wharton

405) The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (hard copy)

406) The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (hard copy)

407) The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (hard copy)

408) Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton (hard copy)

Virginia Woolf

409) The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf (kindle)

410) Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf (kindle)

411) Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (kindle)

SJ Watson
48) Before I go to sleep: A novel

Lauren Weber

92) In CHEAP We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue by Lauren Weber #13

Martha Weinman Lear

85) Where Did I Leave My Glasses? by Martha Weinman Lear HC Yes!

Eudora Welty

56) One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty, 1983 (hard copy) #1       Yes!

57) The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty (HC)

58) The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty (HC)   Yes!

Edith Wharton

154) Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee (hard copy, Wharton’s 150th birthday) #19

176) A Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton (hard copy) Yes!

Dorothy Whipple

130) Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (Adobe Digital Reader ebook) Publisher: Persephone Books (#16) Yes!

150) Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple (library copy) Yes!

174) The Priory by Dorothy Whipple(hard copy, library) Yes!

175) High Wages by Dorothy Whipple (hard copy, library) Yes!

177) The Great Mr. Knight by Dorthy Whipple (hard copy, library)  Yes!

179) The Other Day: The World of a Child by Dorothy Whipple (autobiography, hard copy, library)

180) Random Commentary (compiled from notebooks and journals from 1925 onwards) by Dorothy Whipple (hard copy, library)

Ingrid Winterbach

116) To Hell with Cronje by Ingrid Winterbach  Open Letter Press

Justin Wintle

63) China: the Rough Guide Chronicle by Justin Wintle (2002,) (HC)

Susan Wise Bauer

140) The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer (kindle copy) Yes!

Virginia Woolf

132) Virginia Woolf by Alexandra Harris (library, hard copy) Yes!

Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge

490) poemcrazy: freeing your life with words by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge (hard copy)

Xerces Society

515) Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies by the Xerces Society (kindle) #48

Zhang XinXin and Sang Ye

66) Chinese Lives by Zhang XinXin and Sang Ye (1987, these Chinese reporters traveled the country interviewing ordinary people and this book is a compilation of them) (HC) Yes!

Adeline Yen Mah

70) Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah (HC, 1997)

Liao Yiwu

78) The Corpse Walker: Real-life Stories, China from the Bottom Up by Liao Yiwu (2008, HC)

Alejandro Zambra

110) The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra hard copy Yes!  Open Letter Press

Emile Zola

412) The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Rome, Lourdes (four books) by Emile Zola (kindle)

Happy Reading! Ruby

HC refers to hard copies, ADE refers to Adobe Digital Editions, and K refers to kindle copies. Books are numbered in the order they are mentioned in my blog. I bold new books purchased this year after my no more than 20 book vow.


  1. Best of luck – enjoy!

  2. Hi Joseph: Thanks for stopping by – you may notice that I haven’t added new posts since last summer, but I’m glad you like my blog, Ruby


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