Index

Book Reviews:

Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Keeper of Lost Causes

Rennie Airth’s River of Darkness

Jennifer Barnes’s The Naturals

Allison Hoover Bartlett’s The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Brooks Blevins’ Ghost of the Ozarks

Ann Brashares’s The Here and Now

Deborah Cadbury’s Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe

Larry Campbell’s Rollin’ Down The River

David Carlson’s The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry

Casey Cep’s Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and The Last Trial of Harper Lee

Agatha Christie’s A Holiday for Murder

Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom

Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca

Louise Erdrich’s LaRose

Jasper Fforde’s The Last Dragonslayer

Nita Gould’s Remembering Ella

David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon

Jeff Guinn’s The Road to Jonestown

Jeff Guinn’s The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

Peter Heller’s The River

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

Paulette Jiles’s Enemy Women

Paulette Jiles’s News of the World

Craig Johnson’s The Cold Dish

Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne

Shawn Levy’s The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont 

Leo Marks’s Between Silk and Cyanide

Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove

Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers

Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse

Jojo Moyes’s The Giver of Stars

Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls

Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen

Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note

Maria Parr’s Adventures with Waffles

Louise Penny’s The Hangman

Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia

Sam Quinones’ Dreamland

Mary Doria Russell’s Doc

Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels

Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible 

Holly Goldberg Sloan’s Counting By 7s

Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

T.J. Stiles’s Custer’s Trials

Stephanie Storey’s Oil and Marble

Erica Swyler’s The Book of Speculation

Hiroyuki Takei‘s Shaman King

Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web

Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours

Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Gabrielle Zevin’s Young Jane Young

Film/Television Reviews:

And Then There Were None (TV, 2016)

Blandings (TV)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Chernobyl (2019)

The Crown, season 1 (TV)

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

Deadwood (2004)

The Death of Stalin (2018)

Dracula (1931)

The Durrells in Corfu (TV)

Endeavour (2014)

Fortitude (2014)

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Harvey (1950)

I, Tonya (2017)

Longmire (TV)

Loving Vincent (2017)

Maigret (2016)

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Mr. Holmes (2015)

The Mule (2018)

Near Dark (1987)

The Old Man and the Gun (2018)

Outlander (TV)

Poldark (TV, 2015)

Predator (1987)

Rustler’s Rhapsody (1985)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Silence (2016)

The Terror (2018)

To Walk Invisible (2017)

Books and Authors Mentioned in Survey/Reflection/Book Buzz/Old Favorites/Books in Bloom Posts/From Page to Screen/Oddly Specific Genres:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft Holmes

Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Gil Adamson’s The Outlander

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series

Daniel Alarcon’s City of Clowns

C.D. Albin’s Hard Toward Home

John Aldridge’s A Speck in the Sea

E.A. Allen’s Montclaire series

Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky

Richard Andersen’s Arthur Miller

Laurie Halse Anderson’s work

Kathi Appelt’s The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan

Ursula Archer’s Five: A Novel

Arnaldur Indriðason’s Erlunder Sveinsson series

David Arnold’s Mosquitoland

Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why

Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Jane Austen’s work

Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife

Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero’s Walk

Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine trilogy

Pepper Basham’s Penned in Time series

Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone

Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three

Mary Beard’s SPQR

Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

Sally Beauman’s The Visitors

Michael Benanav’s Himalaya Bound

Lori Benton’s The Pathfinders duology

John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Laurien Berenson’s A Pedigree to Die For

Amelinda Bérubé Here There Are Monsters

Ambrose Bierce’s The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce

Brian Biggs’ work

Jeanne Birdsall’s The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Joanne Bischof’s The Lady and the Lionheart

Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights

Terri Blackstock’s If I Run

William Blake’s poems

Brooks Blevins’s Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image

Talya Tate Boerner’s The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

John Boessenecker’s Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Rick Bragg’s All Over But The Shoutin’

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer

Benet Brandreth’s The Spy in Venice

H.W. Brands’ The General vs the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

Harry Brandt’s/Richard Price’s The Whites

Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

Libby Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty

Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost

Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Sigmund Brouwer’s Saffire

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy

Rita Mae Brown’s Rest in Pieces

Goldie Browning’s Night Journey

Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century

Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling

A. S. Byatt’s Possession

Frank Calabrese Jr.’s Operation Family Secrets

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

Fiona Carnarvon’s Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Caleb Carr’s The Alienist

Laurie Cass’s Lending a Paw

Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries

Diane Chamberlain’s The Silent Sister

Raymond Chandler’s Stories and Early Novels

Raymond Chandler’s Later Novels and Other Writings

Eve Chase’s Black Rabbit Hall

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s work

Laura P. Claridge’s The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire

Debbie Clarke Moderow’s Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Amy Clipston’s A Place at Our Table

Robert Cochran’s Our Own Sweet Sounds: A Celebration of Popular Music in Arkansas

Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library

Paul Collins’s The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked The Tabloid War

Garrard Conley’s Boy Erased

Mary Connealy’s Trouble in Texas series

Diney Costeloe’s The Lost Soldier

Dawn Crandall’s The Everstone Chronicles series

Stephen Crane’s work

Karen Crouse’s Norwich

Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Janet Dailey’s This Calder Range

A Darker Shade of Sweden

Kimberly and James Dean’s Pete the Cat series

Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers

Anita Diamant’s Day After Night

Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

Emily Dickinson’s poems

Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Tom W. Dillard’s Statesmen, Scoundrels, and Eccentrics: A Gallery of Amazing Arkansans

Luke Dittrich’s Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Cory Doctorow’s In Real Life

Jessica Dotta’s Price of Privilege series

Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World

Dennis Drabelle’s The Great American Railroad War

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca

David Duchovny’s Holy Cow

Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo

Sarah Beth Durst’s The Queen of Blood

David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife

Allan W. Eckert’s The Frontiersmen: A Narrative

Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach

Shūsaku Endō’s Silence

Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts On Being a Woman

Susan Ericksen’s audiobooks (narrator)

Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench

John Feinstein’s The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

Jim Fergus’s The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm’s and Ari Kelman’s Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series

Joy Fielding’s She’s Not There

Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Ken Follett’s Century trilogy

Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Karin Fossum’s work

Karin Fossum’s Inspector Konrad Sejer series

Laura Frantz’s The Lacemaker

Heather Vogel Frederick’s Absolutely Truly

Tana French’s In The Woods

Tana French’s The Witch Elm

Ian Frisch’s Magic is Dead

Robert Frost’s poems

Carlos Fuentes’s The Old Gringo

Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling

John Galworthy’s Forsyte Saga trilogy

Bill Geist’s Lake of the Ozarks

William Geroux’s The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and Their War Against Hitler’s U-Boats (2016)

Carolyn Ives Gilman’s Dark Orbit

Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller

Charles Glass’s They Fought Alone 

Christopher Golden’s Dead Ringers

Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Leadership in Turbulent Times

Charlotte Gordon’s Romantic Outlaws

Eric Gorges’s A Craftsman’s Legacy

Chris Grabenstein’s Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library

Sue Grafton’s E is for Evidence

Peter Graham’s Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

David Grann’s The Lost City of Z

Michael Grant’s Gone

Elise Gravel’s The Worst Book Ever

Jocelyn Green’s The Mark of the King

John Green’s The Fault in our Stars

Elly Griffiths’ The Zig Zag Girl

Tracy Groot’s Maggie Bright

Jeff Guinn’s Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2019

Richard Hack’s Duchess of Death

Sue Halpern’s Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

Gabrielle Hamilton’s Bones, Blood, and Butter

Ardeana Hamlin’s Pink Chimneys

Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Types

Chris Harrison’s The Perfect Letter

Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches

Kate Hart’s After the Fall

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

Alix Hawley’s All True Not a Lie In It

Maria Dahvana Headley’s Magonia

Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small

Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

Nathan Hill’s The Nix

Ananth Hirsh’s Lucky Penny

Peter Høeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Ruth Hogan’s Keeper of Lost Things

Hogarth Shakespeare Project

Nathalia Holt’s Rise of the Rocket Girls

Emma Hooper’s Our Homesick Songs

Jonathan L. Howard’s Carter & Lovecraft

Deborah and James Howe’s Bunnicula

Phillip Howerton’s The Literature of the Ozarks: An Anthology

Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby series

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day

Joe Jackson’s Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams

Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke

Liz Johnson’s The Red Door Inn

Tim Johnston’s Descent

William Johnstone’s Lone Star Christmas

James Joyce’s Dubliners

Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable

Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir

Ruth Kassinger’s Slime

Bel Kaufman’s Up the Down Staircase

John Keats’s poems

Julia Kelly’s The Light Over London

Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black

Jason Kersten’s Journal of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert

Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series

Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible

Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King

Robert Kirkman’s The Governor series

Christina Baker Kline’s A Piece of the World

Dean Koontz’s Prodigal Son

Jamie Kornegay’s Soil

Nicole Korner-Stace’s Archivist Wasp

Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian

Dan Krotz’s Coffee with John Heartbreak: A Mostly True Story of Berryville, Arkansas

Laura Kumin’s The Hamilton Cookbook

Earle Labor’s Jack London: An American Life

Camilla Läckberg’s Patrick Hedström/Erica Falck series

Sarah E. Ladd’s The Headmistress of Rosemere

Linda Lael Miller’s The Man from Stone Creek

Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again

William Landay’s Defending Jacob

Jill Marie Landis’s The Accidental Lawman

Alfred Lansing’s Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door (2016)

Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst

Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy

Hugh Laurie’s The Gun Seller

Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

Stacey Lee’s Outrun the Moon

Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, and Charles Foley’s Arthur Conan Doyle: His Life in Letters

Jeff Lemire’s Descender Book 1

Diane Les Becquets’ work

Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child

Elizabeth Letts’s Finding Dorothy

Laura Lippman’s work

Anna Loan-Wilsey’s A Lack of Temperance

Jack London’s Call of the Wild

Jack London’s The Collected Jack London

Jack London’s Jack London Reports

Jack London’s White Fang

Mary Losure’s The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

H.P. Lovecraft’s work

Marie Lu’s Legends trilogy

Marie Lu’s Young Elites trilogy

Nat Luurtsema’s Goldfish

Andrew Lycett’s The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes

Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series

Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas

Debbie Macomber’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Juliet Macur’s Cycle of Lies

Beth Macy’s Dopesick

Beth Macy’s Truevine

Mad Hatters and March Hares

Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series

Peter Manseau’s The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and The Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost

Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy

Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies

Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty

Anne Martinetti and Guillaume Lebeau’s Agatha

Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi 

Ann M. Martin’s A Dog’s Life: Autobiography of a Stray

Charles Martin’s The Mountain Between Us

George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series

Steve Martin’s Shopgirl

Peter Mathiessen’s The Snow Leopard

Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything (2016)

Lindsay Mattick’s Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Leo Mazow’s Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound

Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor

Blaine McCormick’s Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur: Franklin’s Autobiography Adapted for Modern Times

Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes

Colleen McCullough’s The Thorn Birds

Ian McEwan’s Atonement

Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway

Kirsty McKay’s The Assassin Game

Rachel McMillan’s Herringford and Watts Mysteries series

Larry McMurtry’s Books

Larry McMurtry’s The Colonel and Little Missie 

Larry McMurtry’s Crazy Horse

Larry McMurtry’s Custer 

Larry McMurtry’s Literary Life 

Chris McNab’s How to Survive Anything, Anywhere

Philipp Meyer’s The Son

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People

Madeline Miller’s Circe

Ron Miscavige’s Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me

Michelle Modesto’s Revenge and the Wild

Charlotte Montagu’s H.P. Lovecraft: The Mysterious Man Behind the Darkness

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Sy Montgomery’s How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

Roseanne Montillo’s The Lady and Her Monsters

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies

 Christopher Moore’s Fool 

Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

JoJo Moyes’s Me Before You

JoJo Moyes’ One Plus One

Abir Mukherjee’s A Rising Man

Jonita Mullins’ Missions of Indian Territory trilogy

Haruki Murakami’s South of the Border, West of the Sun

Sara Flannery Murphy’s The Possessions

Donna Jo Napoli’s Dark Shimmer

Shoba Narayan’s Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure

Radine Trees Nehring’s Something to Die For Series

Rex Nelson’s Southern Fried: Going Whole Hog in a State of Wonder

Willie Nelson’s A Tale Out of Luck

Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow

Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series

Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere

David Nicholl’s One Day

Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife

William Norwich’s My Mrs. Brown

Joyce Carol Oates’s The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror

Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

Flannery O’Connor’s work

Tawni O’Dell’s Angels Burning

Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti trilogy

Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly

The Old Farmer’s 2019 Almanac

Malka Older’s Infomocracy

Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris’s A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Murder

Kenneth Oppel’s The Dark Endeavor

Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest

Tommy Orange’s There, There

Susan Orlean’s The Library Book

George Orwell’s 1984

Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic

Sydney Padua’s The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club

Tom Papa’s Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas

Denise White Parkinson’s Daughter of the White River: Depression-Era Treachery & Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta

Todd Parnell’s Skunk Creek series

Janet B. Pascal’s Arthur Conan Doyle: Beyond Baker Street

James Patterson’s Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Laline Paull’s The Bees

Louise Penny’s Kingdom of the Blind

Thomas Perry’s Forty Thieves

Tracie Peterson’s A Promise to Believe In

Martin Philip’s Breaking Bread

Jared M. Phillips’s Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks

Marie Phillips’ Gods Behaving Badly

Nicholas Pileggi’s Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

Sylvia Plath’s poems

Sylvia Plath’s work

Susan Plunkett’s Whispers Through the Trees

Edgar Alan Poe’s poems

Edgar Alan Poe’s work

Ann Pratchett’s Bel Canto

Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather

Michael Punke’s The Revenant

Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses

Spencer Quinn’s Dog On It

Vance Randolph’s Ozark Magic and Folklore

Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning

Barbara Bisantz Raymond’s The Baby Thief

Lydia Reeder’s Dust Bowl Girls

Ruth Rendell’s Dark Corners

Robert Repino’s Mort(e)

Laura Resau’s and Maria Virginia Farinango’s The Queen of Water

Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

Dusty Richards’s work

Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

J.D. Robb’s Festive in Death

David Roberts’s Alone on the Ice

Nora Roberts’s Montana Sky

Kat Robinson’s Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora

Carl Rollyson’s American Isis

Richard Roper’s How Not To Die Alone

Veronica Roth’s Divergent series

Peggy Rowe’s About My Mother . . . True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother

Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments

J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Cemetery of Forgotten Books series

Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

John Scalzi’s Lock In

Rebecca Scherm’s Unbecoming

Peter Schilling Jr.’s Mark Twain’s Mississippi River

Victoria Schwab’s Vicious

Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs By A. Wolf

Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones

Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women

Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Brian Selznick’s work

Maria Semple’s Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea

Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift

Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale

Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season

Jacqueline Sheehan’s The Center of the World

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Dan Simmons’s The Terror

Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres

Helen Simonson’s The Summer Before The War

Curtis Sittenfield’s Prep

Carlton Smith’s Cold-Blooded: A True Story of Love, Lies, Greed, and Murder

Jennifer E. Smith’s Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Katy Simpson Smith’s The Story of Land and Sea

Mary Nida Smith’s Heroes Beneath the Waves

Dava Sobel’s The Glass Universe

Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook

M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans

Rebecca Stefoff’s Jack London: An American Original (2002)

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona

Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits With Gun

Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints

Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver

Alexander Stillwell’s The Encyclopedia of Survival Techniques

Kate Summerscale’s The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

Erika Swyler’s Light from Other Stars 

Ben Tarnoff’s The Bohemians

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer

Alexandra Teague’s The Principles Behind Flotation

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow

Jodi Thomas’s Beneath the Texas Sky

Janet Todd’s Death and the Maidens

J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Mark Tompkins’s The Last Days of Magic

Anthony Trollope’s Barchester Towers

Lynne Truss’s work

Harry Turtledove’s The House of Daniel

Stuart Turton’s The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle 

Mark Twain’s work

Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain’s Roughing It

Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

Pen Vogler’s Dinner with Dickens

Nico Walker’s Cherry

David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle

Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game

Bill Waterston’s Calvin and Hobbes

Patsy Watkins’s It’s All Done Gone

Paul Watson’s Ice Ghosts

Abbi Waxman’s The Garden of Small Beginnings

Andy Weir’s The Martian

Elaine Weiss’s The Woman’s Hour

David Welky’s A Wretched and Precarious Situation

Tara Westover’s Educated

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy 

Connie Willis’s Cross Talk

Andrew Wilson’s Mad Girl’s Love Song

Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series

Jennifer Worth’s Call The Midwife series

David Wroblewski ‘s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road

Alexandra Zapruder’s Twenty-Six Seconds

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

Markus Zusak’s I Am The Messenger

Movies/Television Shows Mentioned in Survey/Reflection/Book Buzz/Old Favorites/Books in Bloom Posts/From Page to Screen:

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories

The Big Sleep (1946)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Casino (1995)

A Christmas Carol (various adaptations)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Freaks (1932)

The Great Escape (1963)

Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom (2017)

I, Claudius (TV)

In Cold Blood (1967)

In Cold Blood (TV, 1996)

The Lost City of Z (2016)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Mark Twain Tonight (TV)

Maqbool (2004)

The Martian (2015)

The Misfits (1961)

The Naked Gun (1988)

OId Yeller (1957)

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV)

The Rockford Files (TV)

Rome (TV)

Sylvia (2003)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Victoria (TV)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

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