On My Bookshelf

These books are currently sitting on my bookshelf or Kindle waiting to be read. Many I’ve purchased in chunks (Boston Book Festival, Harvard Bookstore Warehouse Sale, Goodwill, etc.), and others are on my Kindle as they are pre-1923 versions, and even more are childhood favorites I’ve brought up to re-read. I hope that one day they’ll all be crossed off, but let’s face it the list will probably increase much faster than it decreases!

*An asterisks (*) on either list denotes a permanent addition to my collection :-D
°A degree symbol (°) on either list denotes an autographed copy.

  1. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Omnibus) – Douglas Adams
  2. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
  3. Behind A Mask – Louisa May Alcott
  4. The Jedi Academy Trilogy – Kevin J. Anderson
    • Jedi Search*
    • Dark Apprentice*
    • Champions of the Force*
  5. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  6. Life Before Man – Margaret Atwood
  7. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
  8. James Fairfax – Jane Austen and Adam Campan
  9. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin - Frank Bailey
  10. Culture Series – Iain M. Banks
    • The Player of Games (#2)
    • The Hydrogen Sonata (#10)
  11. Gourmet Rhapsody – Muriel Barbery
  12. The Brontës: Wild Genius on the Moors – Juliet Barker
  13. Regeneration TrilogyPat Barker
    • Regeneration
    • The Eye in the Door
    • The Ghost Road
  14. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Allison Hoover Bartlett
  15. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt
  16. The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
  17. The Professor – Charlotte Brontë
  18. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
  19. People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
  20. Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
  21. The Word & Void Trilogy – Terry Brooks
    • Running with the Demon
    • A Knight of the Word
    • Angel Fire East
  22. Babel Tower - A.S. Byatt
  23. Still Life – A.S. Byatt
  24. The Ender Saga – Orson Scott Card
    • Ender’s Game
    • Speaker for the Dead
  25. The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy – Tom Cardamone (Ed.)
  26. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  27. Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
  28. A Year Up – Gerald Chertavian
  29. The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare – G.K. Chesterton
  30. The Beans of Egypt, Maine – Carolyn Chute
  31. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  32. Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  33. The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho
  34. Sixpence House – Paul Collins
  35. A Weekend with Mr. Darcy – Victoria Connelly
  36. The Han Solo Trilogy – A.C. Crispin
    • The Paradise Snare*
    • The Hutt Gambit*
    • Rebel Dawn*
  37. The Passage - Justin Cronin
  38. A Novel Death – Judi Culbertson
  39. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
  40. Simpler Living – Jeff Davidson
  41. The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
  42. Bel Ami – Guy De Maupassant
  43. The Count of Concord: A Novel – Nicholas Delbanco
  44. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
  45. Meyer: A Novel – Stephen Dixon
  46. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – Ian Doescher
  47. The Sealed Letter – Emma Donoghue
  48. A Star Called Henry – Roddy Doyle
  49. The Woman who Walked into Doors – Roddy Doyle
  50. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  51. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  52. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
  53. The Prague Cemetery – Umberto Eco
  54. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  55. The Empire Trilogy – JG Farrell
    • Troubles
    • The Siege of Krishnapur
    • The Singapore Grip
  56. Bridget Jones – Helen Fielding
    • Bridget Jones’s Diary
    • The Edge of Reason
  57. Gone Girl – Jillian Flynn
  58. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
  59. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  60. Jane Bites Back – Michael Thomas Ford
  61. The Man Who Left Too Soon – Barry Forshaw
  62. A Room With A View – E.M. Forster
  63. Howard’s End – E.M. Forster
  64. The History of Sexuality – Michel Foucault
    • Volume I: An Introduction
    • Volume II: The Use of Pleasure
    • Volume III: The Care of the Self
  65. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain
  66. The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler
  67. The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
  68. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskill
  69. Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks – Ethan Gilsdorf*°
  70. Boulevard – Jim Grimsley
  71. Comfort & Joy – Jim Grimsley
  72. Dream Boy – Jim Grimsley
  73. My Drowning – Jim Grimsley
  74. Winter Birds – Jim Grimsley
  75. A Painted House – John Grisham
  76. A Map of the World – Jane Hamilton
  77. Jane’s Fame – Claire Harman
  78. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  79. I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend – Cora Harrison
  80. The Scarlett Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  81. A Map of the Harbor Islands – J.G. Hayes
  82. Game Change – John Heilemann
  83. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  84. The Stranger’s Child – Alan Hollinghurst
  85. I Served the King of England – Bohumil Hrabal
  86. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  87. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  88. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  89. All for Love – Dan Jacobson
  90. The Bostonians – Henry James
  91. The Children of Men – P.D. James
  92. Waiting – Ha Jin
  93. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  94. Ulysses – James Joyce
  95. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  96. The Laramie Project – Moises Kaufman
  97. The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone Quartet- Gregory Keyes
    • The Briar King*°
    • The Charnel Prince
    • The Blood Knight
    • The Born Queen
  98. 11/22/63 – Stephen King
  99. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  100. Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands – Christopher Klein*
  101. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  102. The Bloodletter’s Daughter – Linda Lafferty
  103. The Arabian Nights – Andrew Lang (trans.)
  104. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet – Reif Larsen
  105. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) – Jenny Lawson
  106. The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories - David Leavitt & Mark MItchell (Eds.)
  107. Time Quartet – Madeleine L’Engle
    • A Wrinkle in Time*
    • A Swiftly Tilting Planet*
    • A Wind in the Door*
    • Many Waters*
  108. The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
  109. Briefing for a Descent into Hell – Doris Lessing
  110. Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
  111. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian – Marina Lewycka
  112. Remember How I Told You I Loved You? – Gillian Linden
  113. Zami, A New Spelling of My Name – Audre Lorde
  114. Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  115. Wolf Hall Trilogy – Hilary Mantel
    • Wolf Hall: A Novel
    • Bring Up the Bodies
    • The Mirror and the Light (2015?)
  116. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  117. The Oxford Murders – Guillermo Martínez
  118. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  119. Clock Without Hands – Carson McCullers
  120. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
  121. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  122. The Book Lover – Maryann McFadden
  123. L’America – Martha McPhee
  124. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  125. Tender as Hellfire – Joe Meno
  126. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
  127. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
  128. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  129. The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing – Mark Mitchell (Ed.)
  130. Becoming a Man: Half A Life Story – Paul Monette
  131. Beyonders – Brandon Mull
    • A World Without Herores (#1)
    • Seeds of Rebellion (#2)
    • Chasing the Prophecy (#3)
  132. Jane and the Damned – Janet Mullany
  133. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  134. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
  135. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  136. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  137. Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
  138. Suite Française – Irène Némirovsky
  139. Strings Attached – Nick Nolan
  140. In the Lake of the Woods – Tim O’Brien
  141. Going Rogue: An American Life – Sarah Palin
  142. The Map of Time – Félix J. Palma
  143. The Forgotten Sister – Jennifer Paynter
  144. The Dante Club – Matthew Pearl
  145. Caveat Emptor – Ken Perenyi
  146. The Symposium – Plato
  147. The Only Alien on the Planet – Kristen Randle*
  148. City of Night – John Rechy
  149. Revelation Space – Alastair Reynolds
  150. Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners - Josephine Ross
  151. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  152. Lady Vernon and Her Daughter – Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
  153. The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail – Kevin Runolfso
  154. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  155. The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  156. Cleopatra: A Life – Stacy Schiff
  157. Saint Exupéry: A Biography - Stacy Schiff*°
  158. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
  159. My Undoing – Aiden Shaw*
  160. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  161. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
  162. Hyperion Cantos – Dan Simmons
    • Hyperion
    • The Fall of Hyperion
  163. All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year Long Journey with Jane – Amy Smith
  164. The Beautiful Miscellaneous: A Novel - Dominic Smith
  165. Galileo’s Daughter – Dava Sobel
  166. The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
  167. Treasure Island – Robert Lewis Stevenson
  168. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  169. Picking Cotton – Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
  170. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
    • The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien*
    • The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien*
    • The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien*
  171. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
  172. Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, Peark and Sir Orfeo – J.R.R. Tolkien
  173. Android Karenina – Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters, Eugene Smith, Constance Garnett
  174. Adrian Mole Series – Sue Townsend
    • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole*
    • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole*
    • The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole
    • Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years*
    • Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
    • Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole 1999-2001
    • Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years
  175. The Way We Live Now – Anthony Trollope
  176. Sense & Sensibility – Joanna Trollope
  177. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  178. Roughing It – Mark Twain
  179. The Brontë Project – Jennifer Vandever
  180. The Bad Girl: A Novel – Mario Vargas Llosa
  181. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne
  182. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  183. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  184. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  185. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  186. Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
  187. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays – Oscar Wilde
  188. Oranges are not the only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  189. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  190. Among the Janeites – Deborah Yaffe
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