Reading Log

5.10.12: The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak.

4.4.12: The Borrower,” by Rebecca Makkai.
4.1.12: Arcadia,” by Lauren Groff. *Read my review.
3.23.12: Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories,” by Edith Pearlman. * Read my review.
3.9.12: White Noise,” by Don DeLillo. *Read my review.
2.27.12: Contents May Have Shifted,” by Pam Houston. *Read my review.
2.14.12: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” by Jonathan Safran Foer. *Read my review.
2.5.12: Catching Fire,” by Suzanne Collins. *Read my review.
1.29.12: Arthur & George,” by Julian Barnes. *Read my review.
1.10.12: The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins. *Read my review.


1.3.12: The Best American Short Stories 2011,” by Geraldine Brooks. *Read my review.
12.30.11: The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes. *Read my review.
12.26.11: Blue Nights,” by Joan Didion. *Read my review.
12.21.11: Alice in Wonderland,” by Lewis Carroll. *Read my review.
12.17.11: Emma,” by Jane Austen. *Read my review.
12.14.11: On Photography,” by Susan Sontag. *Read my review.
12.12.11: A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. *Read my review.
12.9.11: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” by Seth Grahame-Smith *Read my review.


12.6.11: Brothers and Keepers,” by John Edgar Wideman. *Read my review.

12.4.11: White Oleander,” by Janet Fitch.*Read my review.

12.2.11: Half in Love,” by Maile Meloy.*Read my review.

11.30.11: “‘Remains of the Day,” by Kazuo Ishiguro.*Read my review.

11.23.11: The Natural,” by Bernard Malamud.*Read my review.

11.20.11: The Optimist’s Daughter,” by Eudora Welty.*Read my review.

11.18.11: The Gardens of Kyoto,” by Kate Walbert.*Read my review.

11.15.11: The Great Man,” by Kate Christensen.*Read my review.

11.11.11: True Grit,” by Charles Portis.*Read my review.

11.8.11: The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.*Read my review.

11.3.11: Mudbound,” by Hillary Jordan.*Read my review.

10.27.11: The Gathering,” by Anne Enright.*Read my review.

10.22.11: Sadness and Happiness,” by Robert Pinsky.*Read my review.

10.18.11: On the Shore,” by Paul Yoon.*Read my review.

10.15.11: Alive Together,” by Lisel Mueller.*Read my review.

10.15.11: Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery,” by Jeanette Winterson.*Read my review.

10.11.11: My Lobotomy,” by Howard Dully.*Read my review.

10.7.11: The White Tiger,” by Aravind Adiga.*Read my review.

10.5.11: Olive Kitteridge,” by Elizabeth Strout.*Read my review.

10.2.11: Parrot and Olivier in America,” by Peter Carey.*Read my review.

9.25.11: Salvage the Bones,” by Jesmyn Ward.*Read my review.

9.22.11: Blackbird House,” by Alice Hoffman.*Read my review.

9.20.11: A Thousand Acres,” Jane Smiley.*Read my review.

9.12.11: The Maytrees,” by Annie Dillard. *Read my review.



9.10.11: The Moon is Down,” by John Steinbeck.*Read my review.

9.8.11: Rescue,” by Anita Shreve.*Read my review.



9.6.11: “Crossing the Water: Transitional Poems,” by Sylvia Plath.*Read my review.



9.3.11: “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett.*Read my review.



8.30.11: “Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit,”by Jeannette Winterson.*Read my review.



8.27.11: “The Heretic’s Daughter,” by Kathleen Kent.*Read my review.


8.20.11: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” by Mark Haddon.*Read my review.


8.17.11: “The Cider House Rules,” by John Irving.*Read my review.


8.14.11: “Night,” by Elie Wiesel.*Read my review.


8.12.11: “Storyteller,” by G.R. Grove.



8.7.11: “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett.*Read my review.



8.3.11: “When The Killing’s Done,” by T.C. Boyle.*Read my review.



7.27.11: “Waiting,” by Ha Jin.*Read my review.



7.22.11: “The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore,” by Benjamin Hale.*Read my review.



7.16.11: “Falling Man,” Don DeLillo*Read my review.



7.13.11: “Room,” by Emma Donaghue.*Read my review.



7.10.11: “Great House,” by Nicole Krauss*Read my review.

7.5.11: “The Known World,” by Edward P. Jones.*Read my review.



7.1.11: “So Much Pretty,” by Cara Hoffman.*Read my review.



6.27.11: “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obreht.*Read my review.

6.22.11: “Dear Husband: Stories,” by Joyce Carol Oates*Read my review.

6.19.11: “Just Kids,” by Patti Smith.*Read my review.

6.17.11: “Blink,” by Malcolm Gladwell.*Read my review.

6.12.11: “Freedom,” by Jonathan Franzen.*Read my review.

6.5.11: “The Sweet In-Between,” by Sheri Reynolds.*Read my review.

6.2.11: “Caleb’s Crossing,” by Geraldine Brooks.*Read my review.

5.27.11: “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain.*Read my review.

5.26.11: “The Housekeeper and the Professor,” by Yoko Ogawa.*Read my review.

5.22.11: “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” by Sloane Crosley.*Read my review.

5.19.11: “Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories,” by Tobias Wolff.*Read my review.

5.17.11: “The Corrections,” by Jonathan Franzen.*Read my review.

5.7.11: Lord of Misrule,” by Jaimy Gordon.*Read my review.

5.2.11:The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and The People Who Read Them,” by Elif Batuman.*Read my review.

4.27.11:The Good Thief,” by Hannah Tinti.*Read my review.

4.25.11:The Empty Family,” by Colm Toibin.*Read my review.

4.20.11:The Bean Trees,” by Barbara Kingsolver.*Read my review.

4.17.11:The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” by Michael Lewis.*Review forthcoming.

4.13.11:A Visit from the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan.*Read my review.

4.10.11:The Imperfectionists,” by Tom Rachman.*Read my review.

4.7.11:20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker,” by Deborah Tresiman.*Read my review.

4.2.11:What Is Left the Daughter,” by Howard Norman.*Read my review.

4.1.11:Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self,” by Danielle Evans.*Read my review.

3.31.11:The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein.*Read my review.

3.26.11:Swamplandia!,” by Karen Russell.*Read my review.

3.20.11:The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” by Junot Diaz.*Read my review.
3.14.11:The Girl Who Fell From The Sky,” by Heidi Durrow.*Read my review.
3.12.11:Prodigal Summer,” by Barbara Kingsolver.*Read my review.
3.6.11:The Waitress Was New,” by Dominique Fabre.
3.5.11:War,” by Sebastian Junger.*Read my review.
3.1.11:Drown,” by Junot Diaz.*Read my review.
2.26.11:”The Sandbox: A Novel,” by David Zimmerman.*Read my review.
2.22.11:Tinkers,” by Paul Harding.*Read my review.
2.20.11: Slightly Out of Focus,” by Robert Capa. *Read my review.
2.18.11: Death is Not An Option,” by Suzanne Rivecca.*Read my review.
2.16.11: The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi,” by Elif Shafak*Read my review.
2.12.11: Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa,” by Alex Kershaw.*Read my review.
2.11.11: The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman,” by Andrze Szczypiorski.*Read my review.
2.7.11: The Quiet American,” by Graham Greene.*Read my review.
2.5.11: Homage to Catalonia,” by George Orwell. *Read my review.
2.3.11: The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck.*Read my review.
1.30.11: Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It,” by Maile Meloy. *Read my review.
1.26.11: Empire Falls,” by Richard Russo. *Read my review.
1.24.11: Breaking Dawn,” by Stephanie Meyer. *Read my review.
1.19.11: The Lacuna,” by Barbara Kingsolver.*Read my review.
1.14.11: Winter’s Bone,” by Daniel Woodrell.*Read my review.
1.11.11: The Monsters of Templeton,” by Lauren Groff.*Read my review.
1.8.11: Delicate, Edible Birds: and Other Stories,” by Lauren Groff.*Read my review.
1.6.11: 2010 Best American Short Stories,” edited by Richard Russo*Read my review.
1.2.11: A Prayer for Owen Meany,” by John Irving.*Read my review.

12.28.10: Peace Like a River,” by Leif Enger.*Read my review.

12.20.10: Where I’m Calling From: Selected Stories,” by Raymond Carver. *Read my review.

12.17.10: Alice I Have Been,” by Melanie Benjamin. *Read my review.

12.13.10: A Grief Observed,” by C.S. Lewis. *Read my review.

12.9.10: In the Time of the Butterflies,” by Julia Alvarez. *Read my review.

12.5.10: Far Country,” by Nevil Shute.*Read my review.

11.28.10: The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno,” by Ellen Bryson.* Read my review.

11.28.10: The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan’s National Shame,” by Honda Katsuichi.* Read my review.

11.23.10: The Surrendered,” Chang-Rae Lee.* Read my review.

11.11.10: The Time of the Uprooted,” by Elie Wiesel.

11.8.10: People of the Book,” by Geraldine Brooks.

10.31.10: Pied Piper,” by Nevil Shute.

10.27.10: Runaway,” by Alice Munro.

10.25.10: The Seal Wife,” by Kathryn Harrison.

10-19-10: Nightfall,” by Michael Cunningham.

10.12.10: Cloud Atlas,” by David Mitchell.

10.4.10: The Wilding,” by Benjamin Percy.

9.26.10: On the Beach,” by Nevil Shute.

9.22.10: Blindness,” by Jose Saramago.

9.15.10: The Shadow Catcher,” by Marianne Wiggins.

9.11.10: The Dark Room,” by Rachel Seifert.

9.5.10: The Shack,” by William P. Young

9.3.10: The Painter of Battles,” by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

8.30.10: A Gate at the Stairs,” by Loorie Moore.

8.25.10: March,” by Geraldine Brooks.

8.19.10: Gilead,” by Marilynne Robinson.

8.17.10: Grace in China: An American Woman Beyond the Great Wall, 1934-1974,” by Eleanor McCallie Cooper.

8.11.10: Revolutionary Road,” by Richard Yates.

8.5.10: Pearl of China: A Novel,” by Anchee Min.

8.4.10: The Underneath,” by Kathi Appelt.
8.1.10: “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” by William Maxwell.

7.30.10: Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight,” by Alexandra Fuller.

7.26.10: Into the Wild,” by John Krakauer.

7.21.10: Close Range: Wyoming Stories,” by Annie Proulx.

7.19.10: Housekeeping,” by Marilynne Robinson.

7.15.10: Look At Me,” by Jennifer Egan.

7.13.10: The Passage,” by Justin Cronin.

7.11.10: St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” by Karen Russell.

6.24.10: Isabelle and Amy,” by Elizabeth Strout.

6.22.10: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County,” by Tiffany Baker.

6.18.10: The Secret Miracle: A Novelist’s Guide,” by Daniel Alarcon.

6.15.10: White Teeth” by Zadie Smith.

6.11.10: Dragon Seed” by Pearl S. Buck.

6.10.10: A Nanking Winter” by Marjorie Chan.

5.29.10: Shanghai Diary: A Young Girl’s Journey From Hitler’s Hate to Worn-Torn China,” by Ursula Bacon.

5.26.10: Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of An Extraordinary Mind,” by Paula Kamen.

5.22.10: Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann.

5.18.10: The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck.

5.10.10: The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe” by John Rabe.

5.4.10: Little Bee” by Chris Cleave.

4.28.10: To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

4.23.10: Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See.

4.16.10: The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli.

4.11.10: A Town Like Alice” by Nevil Shute.

4.3.10: The Girl with Glass Feet” by Ali Shaw.

4.1.10: Empire of the Sun” by J.G. Ballard.

3.26.10: When Will There Be Good News?” by Kate Atkinson.

3.5.10: The Piano Teacher,” by Janice Y.K. Lee.

2.14.10: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,” by Max Brooks.

2.10.10: The Vagrants,” by Yiyun Lee.

2.3.10: The Rape of Nanking” by Iris Chang.

1.26.10: The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien.
1.19.10: The Painted Veil,” by W. Somerset Maugham.

1.17.10: Dorthea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits,” by Linda Gordan.
1.3.2010:Women,” by T.C. Boyle.
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