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

Melanie Benjamin’s The Children’s Blizzard

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

Katherine Center’s What You Wish For

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

Agatha Christie’s A Holiday for Murder

Evan S. Connell’s Son of the Morning Star

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

Hadley Freeman’s House of Glass

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

Jeff Guinn’s War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, The Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

Jeff Guinn’s War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

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

Romy Hausmann’s Dear Child

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

Peter Heller’s The River

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer

Paulette Jiles’s Enemy Women

Paulette Jiles’s News of the World

Craig Johnson’s The Cold Dish

Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing

Crystal King’s Feast of Sorrow

Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne

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

Ben Macintyre’s Agent Sonya

Ben Macintyre’s A Spy Among Friends

Leo Marks’s Between Silk and Cyanide

Molly May’s Witnesses for the Lamb

Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove

Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers

Keilan Morrissey’s Beach House

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

Philippe Sands’ The Ratline

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

Drew Smith’s Organize Your Genealogy

Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona

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:

All Creatures Great and Small (TV, 2020)

The Americans (TV)

And Then There Were None (TV, 2016)

Blandings (TV)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Chernobyl (TV)

The Crown, season 1 (TV)

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

Deadwood (2004)

The Death of Stalin (2018)

Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture (2019)

Dracula (1931)

Dune, Part One (2021)

The Durrells in Corfu (TV)

Emma. (2020)

Endeavour (TV)

Fortitude (TV)

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Harvey (1950)

I, Tonya (2017)

The Irishman (2019)

Justified (TV)

Knives Out (2019)

Lark Rise to Candleford (TV)

The Lighthouse (2019)

Longmire (TV)

Loving Vincent (2017)

Maigret (2016)

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018)

Minari (2020)

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Mr. Holmes (2015)

The Mule (2018)

Near Dark (1987)

Nightmare Alley (2021)

The Old Man and the Gun (2018)

Outlander (TV)

Parasite (2019)

Poldark (TV, 2015)

Predator (1987)

Rustler’s Rhapsody (1985)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Silence (2016)

Stoney Burke (TV)

Superman: Red Son (2020)

The Terror (TV)

To Walk Invisible (2017)

Vienna Blood (TV)

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

The Wire (TV)

Cookbook Corner

Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison’s Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook : Eat Up and Slim Down With More Than 350 Healthy Recipes

Lidia Bastianich’s Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes: A Cookbook

Rick Bayless’s Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine

Rick Bragg’s The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table

Lorna Brash’s Professor Cook’s Mind-Blowing Baking

Biba Caggiano’s Biba’s Taste of Italy: Recipes from the Homes, Trattorie and Restaurants of Emilia-Romagna

Ricki Carroll’s Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses

Esteban Castillo’s Chicano Eats: Recipes from my Mexican-American Kitchen

Rose Cheng’s Chinese Cookery

Cook’s Library: Pasta and Italian

Paula Deen and Melissa Clark’s Paula Deen Cuts The Fat: 250 Favorites Recipes All Lightened Up

Velda de la Garza’s Healthy Easy Mexican: Over 140 Authentic Low-Calorie, Big-Flavor Recipes

Robin Donovan’s The Baking Cookbook for Teens: 75 Delicious Recipes for Sweet & Savory Treats

Daniel Gercke’s Cook It! The Dr. Seuss Cookbook for Kid Chefs: 50+ Yummy Recipes

Grow It, Cook It

Ann Hood’s Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

Alisa Huntsman’s Desserts From the Famous Loveless Cafe: Simple Southern Pies, Puddings, Cakes, and Cobblers From Nashville’s Landmark Restaurant

Pati Jinich’s Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

Annabel Karmel’s You Can Cook

Diane Kuan’s The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Alex Kuskowski’s Cool Baking series

Kylie Kwong’s Simple Chinese Cooking

Claire Llewellyn’s Cooking with Fruits and Vegetables

Vanessa Maltin’s The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes

Colette Martin’s The Allergy-Free Pantry: Make Your Own Staples, Snacks, and More Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, or Nuts

Linda McCartney’s Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen: Over 90 Plant-Based Recipes to Save the Planet and Nourish the Soul

Julee Morrison’s The How-To Cookbook for Teens: 100 Easy Recipes to Learn the Basics

Bill Neal’s Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie

Sandra K. Nissenberg’s Everything Kids’ Cookbook: 90+ Easy Recipes You’ll Love to Make–and Eat!

The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook

Linda Garland Page and Eliot Wigginton’s The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Mary Allen Perry’s Recipe Revival: Southern Classics Reinvented for Modern Cooks

The Picayune’s Creole Cook Book

Gretchen Price’s Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods

Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace’s The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking : 80 Low-Carb Recipes That Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss

Allen Rucker and Michele Scicolone’s The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco

Roberto Santibañez’s Rosa’s New Mexican Table: Friendly Recipes for Festive Meals

Denise Smart’s Mommy and Me Start Cooking

Ivy Stark’s Dos Caminos Tacos: Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Mexican Street Food

Jillian Stewart’s The Complete Chinese Cookbook

Sunset Wok Cook Book

Terry Tan’s China: A Cookbook: 300 Recipes from Beijing and Canton to Shanghai and Sichuan

Nina Teicholz’s The Big Fat Surprise : Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Jet Tila’s 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

Trisha Yearwood’s Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes From My Family to Yours

Lisa Wagner’s Cool Cooking series

Lisa Wagner’s Cool Foods for Fun Fiestas: Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook 

Lisa Wagner’s Cool Italian Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids

Cool Mexican Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids

Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook Bonus Edition

Jane Yolen’s Fairy Tale Cookbooks series

Penelope’s Poetry Parlor:

Catherine M. Andronik’s Wildly Romantic: The English Romantic Poets—The Mad, The Bad, and The Dangerous

Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Khalil Gibran and Mary Haskell

Elizabeth Bishop’s Poems

Emily Dickinson’s The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken

Phillip Howerton’s The History of Tree Roots

Sarah Kay’s No Matter The Wreckage

Barbara Kingsolver’s How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Mary Oliver’s West Wind

James Whitcomb Riley’s The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley

Audiobooks Mentioned in Book Buzz and What A Wonderful World Posts

Christina Baker Kline’s The Exiles

M.C. Beaton’s Hot to Trot

Ed Caesar’s The Moth and the Mountain

Alex Davies’s Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

Sarah Beth Durst’s The Bone Maker

Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads

Reyna Grande’s A Ballad of Love and Glory

Beth Harbison’s The Cookbook Club: A Novel of Food and Friendship

Amy Harmon’s Where The Lost Wander

Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off The Boat

Paulette Jiles’s News of the World

Sandie Jones’s The Guilt Trip

Paul Letersky’s The Director

Meredith May’s The Honey Bus

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America

Matthew Pearl’s The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America

Simon Read’s The Iron Sea: How the Allies Hunted and Destroyed Hitler’s Warships

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank

Mary Roach’s Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law

Jennifer Robson’s Our Darkest Night

Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan’s The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer

Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You

Michael Scott’s The Alchemyst

Irving Shulman’s West Side Story: A Novelization of the Broadway Musical

Walter Trevis’s The Queen’s Gambit

David Heska Wanbli Weiden’s Winter Counts

Julie Wassmer’s Whitstable Pearl series

Books and Authors Mentioned in Survey/Reflection/Book Buzz/Old Favorites/Books in Bloom Posts/From Page to Screen/Oddly Specific Genres/Your Library Card/What a Wonderful World posts:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft Holmes

Takaji Abo’s Marshallese-English Dictionary

Anita Abriel’s A Girl During The War

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

Gerald Aflågue’s My First Marshallese 200 Picture Word Book: With English Translations

Gerald Aflågue’s Teach Me To Count in Marshallese

Renée Ahdieh’s Flame in the Mist series

Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind

Daniel Alarcon’s City of Clowns

C.D. Albin’s Hard Toward Home

John Aldridge’s A Speck in the Sea

Sara Alexander’s Under a Sardinian Sky

E.A. Allen’s Montclaire series

Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy

M.J. Arlidge’s Helen Grace 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

Finola Austin’s Brontë’s Mistress

Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife

Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero’s Walk

Catherine Banner’s The House at the Edge of Night

Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine trilogy

Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls

Pepper Basham’s Penned in Time series

Kalynn Bayron’s The Poison Heart

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

Byron W. Bender’s Spoken Marshallese

Marie Benedict’s and Victoria Christopher Murray’s The Personal Librarian

S.J. Bennett’s The Windsor Knot

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

Julie Berry’s Lovely War

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

Freddie Bitsoie & James O. Fraioli’s New Native Kitchen : Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian

Terri Blackstock’s If I Run

William Blake’s poems

Georgie Blalock’s The Other Windsor Girl

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

John Boyne’s The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Rick Bragg’s All Over But The Shoutin’

Ray Bradbury’s Killer, Come Back To Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury

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

Daniel James Brown’s Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

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

Becky Chambers’s A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Cassie Chambers’s Hill Women

Veronica Chambers’s The Go-Between

Raymond Chandler’s Stories and Early Novels

Raymond Chandler’s Later Novels and Other Writings

Eve Chase’s Black Rabbit Hall

Emma Chastain’s Confessions of a High School Disaster

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

Chanel Cleeton’s The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player Two

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

Matt Coleman’s work

Eoin Colfer’s Highfire

Olive Collins’s The O’Neill Trilogy

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

Zoraida Córdova’s The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

Elle Cosimano’s Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Diney Costeloe’s The Lost Soldier

Dawn Crandall’s The Everstone Chronicles series

Stephen Crane’s work

Adele Marie Crouch’s books

Karen Crouse’s Norwich

Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Neil Dahlstrom’s Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture

Janet Dailey’s This Calder Range

Sandra Dallas’s Westering Women

A Darker Shade of Sweden

Daughters of the Mayflower series

Kimberly and James Dean’s Pete the Cat series

Sonali Dev’s Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers

Roman Dial’s The Adventurer’s Son

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

Megan DiMaria’s Searching for Spice

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

Amy Mason Doan’s Lady Sunshine

Cory Doctorow’s In Real Life

Edward Dolnick’s The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone

Jessica Dotta’s Price of Privilege series

Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

Chris Earley’s Feed the Birds: Attract and Identify 196 Common North American Birds

Kate Eberlen’s Miss You

David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife

Allan W. Eckert’s The Frontiersmen: A Narrative

Gavin Edwards’s Kindness and Wonder

Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach

Jane Elzey’s Cardboard Cottage mysteries

Shūsaku Endō’s Silence

Katrine Engberg’s Kørner and Werner series

Amy Engel’s The Familiar Dark

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

Louise Erdrich’s Shadow Tag

Susan Ericksen’s audiobooks (narrator)

Mario Escobar’s Remember Me

Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

Chris Fabry’s A Piece of the Moon

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 Cul-de-Sac

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

Amanda Flower’s Farm to Trouble

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Lucy Foley’s The Guest List

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

Ruth Franklin’s Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Laura Frantz’s The Lacemaker

Heather Vogel Frederick’s Absolutely Truly

Philip Freeman’s Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy

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

Sarah Gailey’s Magic for Liars

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling

Camryn Garrett’s Off the Record

Bill Geist’s Lake of the Ozarks

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

Masha Gessen’s The Future is History

Lauren Ho’s Last Tang Standing

Stuart Gibbs’s Belly Up: Murder at FunJungle

Carolyn Ives Gilman’s Dark Orbit

Mario Giordano’s Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Diana Giovinazzo’s The Woman in Red

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

Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

Richard Hack’s Duchess of Death

Dianne Hales’s Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

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

Kristin Harmel’s The Book of Lost Names

Joanne Harris’s The Blue Salt Road

Kai Harris’s What The Fireflies Knew

Chris Harrison’s The Perfect Letter

Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches

Kate Hart’s After the Fall

Laura Hartema’s Bering Sea Strong

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins’s A Slow Fire Burning

Alix Hawley’s All True Not a Lie In It

Maria Dahvana Headley’s Magonia

Virginia Heath’s Never Fall For Your Fiancée

Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

Emily Henry’s Beach Read

James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small

Annette Hess’s The German House

David Hill’s The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice

Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

Nathan Hill’s The Nix

Ananth Hirsh’s Lucky Penny

Peter Høeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Ruth Hogan’s Keeper of Lost Things

Hogarth Shakespeare Project

Lucy Holland’s Sistersong

Nathalia Holt’s Rise of the Rocket Girls

Tetsuya Honda’s The Silent Dead

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

Charlotte Hubbard’s Morning Star

Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby series

Stephen Hunter’s Basil’s War

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Laura Imai Messina’s The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World

Celie Imrie’s Orphans of the Storm

Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day

Eowyn Ivey’s To the Bright Edge of the World

Lisa Jackson’s Twice Kissed

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

Rhoda Janzen’s Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter

Paulette Jiles’s Simon the Fiddler

Abby Jimenez’s The Friend Zone

Alaya Dawn Johnson’s The Summer Prince

Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon

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

Dan Jolley’s Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness

Darynda Jones’s A Bad Day for Sunshine

Howard Andrew Jones’s For the Killing of Kings

James Joyce’s Dubliners

Jessica Jung’s Shine

Mala Kacenberg’s Mala’s Cat

Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable

Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir

Ruth Kassinger’s Slime

Bel Kaufman’s Up the Down Staircase

Michael W. Kauffman’s American Brutus

John Keats’s poems

Daniel A. Kelin II’s Marshall Islands Legends and Stories

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

Jessica Khoury’s Kalahari

Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series

Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible

Sophie Kinsella’s The Undomestic Goddess

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 Darkfall

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

R.F. Kuang’s Poppy Wars series

Laura Kumin’s The Hamilton Cookbook

Earle Labor’s Jack London: An American Life

Camilla Läckberg’s The Golden Cage

Camilla Läckberg’s Patrick Hedström/Erica Falck series

Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin’s Reboots: Undead Can Dance

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

A.K. Larkwood’s The Unspoken Name

Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy

Hugh Laurie’s The Gun Seller

Ariel Lawhon’s I Was Anastasia

Jenny Lawson’s Broken (In The Best Way Possible)

Lauren Layne’s To Sir, with Love

Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

Mackenzi Lee’s Loki: Where Mischief Lies

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

Elizabeth Lim’s Spin the Dawn

Roselle Lim’s Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop

Clayton Lindemuth’s Baer Creighton series

Laura Lippman’s work

Anna Loan-Wilsey’s A Lack of Temperance

Larry Loftis’s Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy

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

Margaret Read MacDonald’s Surf War!

John N MacLean’s Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River

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

Liza Marklund’s Red Wolf

Judith Martin’s Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette

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 Beatrice and Virgil

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)

Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom series

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

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

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

Katie McGarry’s Say You’ll Remember Me

Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway

Seanan McGuire’s Middlegame

Kirsty McKay’s The Assassin Game

Jenn McKinlay’s Paris is Always a Good Idea

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

Jonathan Meiburg’s A Most Remarkable Creature

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

Linda Lael Miller’s Don’t Look Now

Madeline Miller’s Circe

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

L. E. Modesitt Jr.’s Imager

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

Margarita Montimore’s Oona Out of Order

Richard C. Morais’s The Hundred-Foot Journey

Yuyi Morales’s Soñadores

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies

 Christopher Moore’s Fool 

Laura Morelli’s The Stolen Lady : A Novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa

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

Misha Glenny’s Nemesis

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

Michelle Nijhuis’s Beloved Beasts

William Norwich’s My Mrs. Brown

Naomi Novik’s A Deadly Education

Loretta Nyhan’s Digging In

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

Téa Obreht’s Inland

Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

D’Arcy O’Connor’s The Secret Treasure of Oak Island

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

Beth O’Leary’s The Road Trip

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

Hannah Orenstein’s Love at First Like

Susan Orlean’s The Library Book

George Orwell’s 1984

Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club

Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic

Mark and Delia Owens’ books

Rex Owens’s The Life and Times of Rowan Daly

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

Suzanne Park’s The Perfect Escape

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

Todd Parnell’s Skunk Creek series

Keith M. Parsons and Robert A. Zaballa’s Bombing the Marshall Islands

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

Todd Robert Petersen’s Picnic in the Ruins

Tracie Peterson’s A Promise to Believe In

Sue Pethick’s Alaskan Catch

Martin Philip’s Breaking Bread

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

Julia Phillips’s Disappearing Earth

Marie Phillips’s Gods Behaving Badly

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

Craig Pittman’s Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

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

Michael Northrop’s Polaris

Ann Pratchett’s Bel Canto

Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather

Michael Punke’s The Revenant

Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses

Kirstin Valdez Quade’s The Five Wounds

Kate Quinn’s The Huntress

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

Sarah Remmer and Cara Rosenbloom’s Food to Grow On: The Ultimate Guide to Childhood Nutrition–From Pregnancy to Packed Lunches

Ruth Rendell’s Dark Corners

Robert Repino’s Mort(e)

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

Jason Reynolds’ Sunny

Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

Dusty Richards’s work

Kim Michele Richardson’s The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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

Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters

J.W. Ripley’s Thirsty Traveler: Road Recipes

Clay Risen’s The Crowded Hour

Rebecca Roanhorse’s Black Sun

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

Jennifer Ryan’s The Kitchen Front

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

Janeen Sarlin’s Princess Tea: Parties and Treats for Little Girls

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Constance Sayers’s The Ladies of the Secret Circus

Constance Sayers’s A Witch in Time

John Scalzi’s Lock In

Rebecca Scherm’s Unbecoming

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

Cathleen Schine’s They May Not Mean To, But They Do

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 On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women

Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Sofia Segovia’s The Murmur of Bees

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

Gena Showalter’s The Evil Queen

Anne Rivers Siddons’s The Girls of August

Mitch Silver’s The Bookworm

Dan Simmons’s The Terror

Helen Simonson’s The Summer Before The War

Curtis Sittenfield’s Prep

Jane Smiley’s Perestroika in Paris

Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres

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

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

Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes

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

The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories: Pioneering Women of the West

Betsy St. Amant’s Tacos for Two

Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak series

Michael Stanley’s Detective Kubu series

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 

S.D. Sykes’s Somershill Manor Mystery series

Ben Tarnoff’s The Bohemians

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer

Alexandra Teague’s The Principles Behind Flotation

Bryant Terry’s Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

Paul Theroux’s Under the Wave at Waimea

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow

Jodi Thomas’s Beneath the Texas Sky

Elizabeth Thompson’s Lost in Paris

Jack A. Tobin’s Stories from the Marshall Islands: Bwebwenato Jān Aelōn̄  Kein

Janet Todd’s Death and the Maidens

J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Mark Tompkins’s The Last Days of Magic

Camilla Townsend’s Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

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

Lisa Unger’s Confessions on the 7:45

Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

Gary Vikan’s The Holy Shroud

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

Soon Y. Warren’s Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor

Kawai Washburn’s Sharks in the Time of Saviors

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

Martha Wells’s The Murderbots Diaries series

C.M. Wendelboe’s When The Gold Dust Died in Deadwood

Tara Westover’s Educated

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy 

Connie Willis’s Cross Talk

Andrew Wilson’s Mad Girl’s Love Song

Kerry Winfrey’s Very Sincerely Yours

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

Hideo Yokoyama’s Six Four

Nicola Yoon’s Instructions for Dancing

Alexandra Zapruder’s Twenty-Six Seconds

C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills is Gold

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)

Cats (2019)

A Christmas Carol (various adaptations)

Dead Calm (1989)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Freaks (1932)

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

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)

Ocean Waves (1993)

OId Yeller (1957)

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV)

The Rockford Files (TV)

Rome (TV)

Sylvia (2003)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

A United Kingdom (2017)

Victoria (TV)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Great Berryville Read 2018 posts

Great American Read!

Great Berryville Read!

Catalog Card Reviews

The Great American Read is Back!

Who Am I? voting bracket

Exploring “Who am I” in Literature

Heroes voting bracket

Exploring Heroes in Literature

Villains and Monsters voting bracket

Exploring Villains and Monsters in Literature

What We Do For Love voting bracket

Exploring What We Do For Love in Literature

Other Worlds voting bracket

Exploring Other Worlds in Literature

Great Berryville Read Final Bracket

Exploring our Great Berryville Read Finalists

And the Great Berryville Read winner is . . .

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