It’s probably not too surprising that, as an avid writer, I’m also a voracious reader. Here’s a list of books I’ve read since late 2015, plus books I want to read. Stay tuned for book reviews…and please leave any recommendations in the comments below!


The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman



You by Austin Grossman

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicolas Drayson

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

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

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (3rd time reading)

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (3rd time reading)

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (3rd time reading)

Stuck: Why We Can’t (Or Won’t) Move On by Anneli Rufus

Going Somewhere by Brian Benson

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Cherry by Lindsey Rosin

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Animal Farm by George Orwell

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien



Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Other Stories by Marina Keegan

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen

Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

After the Parade by Lori Ostlund