My Library

Below is a listing of each book I’ve read and reviewed here at Literate Housewife in alphabetical order by book title. For titles beginning with “The,” “A” or “An,” use the second word to locate the review.

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22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
37 by Maria Beaumont
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff


Abdication by Juliet Nicolson
Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
Accident in August, An by Laurence Cossé
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Admit One by Emmett James
America, You Sexy Bitch by Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
Angel’s Game, The by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Angelina’s Bachelors by Brian O’Reilly
Annunciation of Francesca Dunn, The by Janis Hallowell
April & Oliver by Tess Callahan
Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Arsonist’s Guide to Writer’s Homes in New England, An by Brock Clarke
Art Forger, The  by B. A. Shapiro
Art of Social War, The by Jodi Wing
Artist’s Proof by Lander Marks
Art of Racing in the Rain, The by Garth Stein
Autobiography of Henry VIII with Notes by His Fool, Will Somers, The by Margaret George


Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
Baggage Claim by Tanya Michna
Baker’s Daughter, The by Sarah McCoy
Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Blood Orange by Drusilla Campbell
Blue Notebook, The by James Levine
Boleyn Inheritance, The by Philippa Gregory
Boneman’s Daughters by Ted Dekker
Book of Lost Fragrances, The by M. J. Rose
Book of Madness and Curse, The by Regina O’Melveny

Bought by Anna David
Boy in the Suitcase, The by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Brothers Boswell, The by Philip Baruth
Brothers of Gwynedd, The by Edith Pargeter
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham


Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Camel Bookmobile, The by Masha Hamilton
Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers
Castaway Kid by R.B. Mitchell
Casual Vacancy, The by J. K. Rowling
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Chaperone, The by Laura Moriarty
Chemistry for Beginners by Anthony Strong
Christmas Carol, A by Charles Dickens
Cider House Rules, The by John Irving
Civil General, A by David Stinebeck and Scannell Gill
Cleaning Nabokov’s House by Leslie Daniels
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
Come In and Cover Me by Gin Phillips
Constant Princess, The by Philippa Gregory
Conqueror, The by Georgette Heyer
Constitution Translated for Kids by Cathy Travis
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coventry by Helen Humphreys
Criminal by Karin Slaughter
Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The by Mark Haddon


Devil’s Company, The by David Liss
Devil Water by Anya Seton
Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dr. No by Ian Fleming
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Elders by Ryan McIlvain
Eleanor Vs. Ike by Robin Gerber
Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
Emperor’s Children, The by Claire Messud
Empty Glass, The by J.I. Baker
Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison
Escape by Robert K. Tanembaum
Etta by Gerald Kolpan
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor


Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
False Colours by Georgette Heyer
Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge
Faithful Place by Tana French
Family Fang, The by Kevin Wilson
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris
Firemaster’s Mistress, The by Christie Dickason
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffery Stepakoff
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite
First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty
Follow the River by James Alexander
Foreign Tongue by Vanina Marsot
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
Forgery of Venus, The by Michael Gruber
Four Seasons, The by Laurel Corona
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
French Mistress, The by Susan Holloway
Friend of the Family, A by Lauren Grodstein
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
Front Porch Prophet, The by Raymond L. Atkins


Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Genius and Heroin by Michael Largo
Gilded Age by Claire McMillan
Gilding Lily by Tatiana Boncompagni
Girl in the Garden, The by Kamala Nair
Girl Named Zippy, A by Haven Kimmel
Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy, A by Charlotte Greig
Girl Who Played With Fire, The by Stieg Larsson
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The by Stieg Larsson
Glass Castle, The by Jeannette Walls
Glass Room, The by Simon Mawer
Goldengrove by Francine Prose
Go With Me by Castle Freeman Jr.
Gods of Gotham, The by Lyndsay Faye
Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Good American, A by Alex George
Goodbye Cousins, The by Maggie Leffler
Good Person Guidebook, The by Richard Bayer, PhD
Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, The by Chris Ewan
Good Thief’s Guide to Paris, The by Chris Ewan
Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas, The by Chris Ewan
Graveyard Book, The by Neil Gaiman
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Hand That First Held Mine, The by Maggie O’Farrell
Have I Got a Guy for You
by Alix Strauss
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
Heart in Port, A
by Emily Givner
Hedge Fund Wives
by Tatiana Boncompagni
Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck
Heretic Queen, The
by Michelle Moran
Her Fearful Symmetry
by Audrey Niffenegger
Her Mother’s Daughter
by Julianne Lee
Help, The
by Kathryn Stockett
History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason
Hologram for the King, A by Dave Eggers
Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
House and Home
by Kathleen McCleary
Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, The
by Alina Bronsky
House at Riverton, The
by Kate Morton
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
House I Loved, The by Tatiana de Rosnay
House of Mirth, The by Edith Wharton
How the Mistakes Were Made by Tyler McMahon
Hugh and Bess 
by Susan Higginbotham
Hunger Games, The
by Suzanne Collins


I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
I Couldn’t Love You More by Jillian Medoff
Ice Queen, The by Alice Hoffman
If Jack’s In Love by Stephen Wetta
Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt
Immortal by Traci Slatton
I Never Saw Another Butterfly edited by Hana Volavkova
i Tetralogy, The by Mathias B. Freese
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O’Connor McNees
In One Person by John Irving
In the Shadow of the Banyon by Vaddey Ratner
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
Invisible Murder by  Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
Invisible Ones, The by Stef Penney
Irresistible Henry House, The by Lisa Grunwald
It Happened in Boston? by Russell H. Greenan


Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
Janeology by Karen Harrington
Jewel of Medina, The by Sherry Jones
Jonathan’s Story by Julia London


Katka by Stephen R. Meier
Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
Kingmaker’s Daughter, The by Philippa Gregory
Kingmaking, The by Helen Hollick
Kitchen House, The by Kathleen Grissom
Kite Runner, The by Khaled Hosseini


Lace Reader, The by Brunonia Barry
Lady and the Unicorn, The by Tracy Chevalier
Lady Elizabeth, The By Alison Weir
Land More Kind Than Home, A by Wiley Cash
Last Light Over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
Last Queen, The by C.W. Gortner
Last Romanov, The by Dora Levy Mossanen
Last Runaway, The by Tracy Chevalier
Last Werewolf, The by Glen Duncan
Last Wife of Henry VIII, The by Carolly Erickson
Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan
Leftovers, The by Tom Perrotta
Legends of a Suicide by David Vann
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Lifeboat, The by Charlotte Rogan
Light Between Oceans, The by M.L. Stedman
Little Stranger, The by Sarah Waters
Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Looking After Pigeon by Maud Carol Markson
Lost Diary of Don Juan, The by Douglas Carlton Abrams
Love in a Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
Love Like No Other, A edited by Pamela Kruger and Jill Smolowe
Love Marriage by V. V. Ganeshananthan
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan


MacBeth A Novel by A. J. Hartley and David Hewson
Madonnas of Leningrad, The by Debra Dean
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris
Man with the Golden Gun, The by Ian Fleming
Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken
March by Geraldine Brooks
Mark of Zorro, The by Yuri Rasovsky
Marriage Plot, The (print / audio) by Jeffrey Eugenides
Match for Mary Bennet, A by Eucharista Ward
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Mermaid Chair, The by Sue Monk Kidd
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins
Mirrored World, The by Debra Dean
Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa
Mistaken Identity by the Van Ryn and Cerak families with Mark Tabb
Mistress, The by Philippe Tapon
Mistress’s Daughter, The by A.M. Homes
Mistress of My Fate by Hallie Rubenhold
Mixed Blood by Roger Smith
Mom Squad, The by Christine Weiser
Moonraker by Ian Fleming
Monsters of Templeton, The by Lauren Groff
Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks
Motor City Shakedown by D. E. Johnson
Mrs. Lieutenant by Phyllis Zimbler Miller
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes
My New American Life by Francine Prose


Namesake, The by Jhumpa Lahiri
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Night Swimmer, The by Matt Bondurant
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
No One in the World by E. Lynn Harris and RM Johnson


Odds, The by Stewart O’Nan
Off the Menu by Christine Son
O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming
One Can Make a Difference edited by Ingrid E. Newkirk
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
Other Boleyn Girl, The by Philippa Gregory
Other Queen, The by Philippa Gregory
Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem van de Wetering


Painter from Shanghai, The by Jennifer Cody Epstein
Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
Paris Wife, The by Paula McLain
Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio
Partial History of Lost Causes, A by Jennifer DuBois
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Peach Keeper, The by Sarah Addison Allen
Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
Perks of Being a Wallflower, The by Stephen Chbosky
Plugged by Eoin Colfer
Portrait on an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The by Muriel Spark
Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and The by J. K. Rowling
Prisoner of Heaven, The by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Queen’s Fool, The by Philippa Gregory
Queen’s Vow, The by C. W. Gortner
Queens of England by Norah Lofts


Rabies Mom by Pat Carroll and Jack McGowan
Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein
Ravens by George Dawes Green
Real Life & Liars by Kristina Riggle
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Regina’s Closet by Diana M. Raab
Reliable Wife, The by Robert Goolrick
Reluctant Widow, The by Georgette Heyer
Remains of the Day, The by Kazuo Ishiguro
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Restoration by Olaf Olafsson
Return, The by Victoria Hislop
Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, The by Jonathan Evison
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon
Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick
Ruined by Paula Morris
Ruins of Lace, The by Iris Anthony
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron


Safe House by Chris Ewan
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman
Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, The by Caroline Preston
Seamstress, The by Frances De Pontes Peebles
Secret Garden, The by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Secret Speech, The by Tom Rob Smith
Secrets of Happiness by Sarah Dunn
See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody by Bob Mould
Seeing Stars by Diane Hammond
Sense of an Ending, The by Julian Barnes

Serendipity by Louise Shaffer
Shadow of the Wind, The by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Shrink Rap by Robin A. Altman
Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell
Silent Ocean Away, A by DeVa Gantt
Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Sinner’s Guide to Confession, The by Phyllis Schieber
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sister, The by Poppy Adams
Sisters Brothers, The by Patrick deWitt
Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Snowman, The by Jo Nesbø
So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman
Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Song of Hannah, The by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan
Soul Catcher by Michael C. White
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Spellman Files, The by Lisa Lutz
Spot of Bother, A by Mark Haddon
Spy Who Loved Me, The by Ian Fleming
Starboard Sea, The by Amber Dermont
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
St. Zita Society, The by Ruth Rendell
Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick
Surviving Ben’s Suicide by C. Comfort Shields
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer



Tainted by Brooke Morgan
Tea Rose, The by Jennifer Donnelly
There but for the by Ali Smith
Thirteenth Tale, The by Diane Setterfield
Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff
Threadbare Heart, The by Jennie Nash
Through Tempest Forged by Barbara Passaris
Time of My Life by Alison Winn Scotch
Time Traveler’s Wife, The by Audrey Niffenegger
Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek
Torn Skirt, The by Rebecca Godfrey
Townie by Andre Dubus III
Trauma by Patrick McGrath
Trespass by Rose Tremain
Trespassers will be Baptized by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock
Triumph of Deborah, The by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
Tudor Rose, The by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot
Two Brother: One North, One South by David H. Jones


Uncommon Reader, The by Alan Bennett
Underside of Joy, The by Sere Prince Halverson
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The by Rachel Joyce
Unseen, The by Katherine Webb


Vanishing Act, The by Mette Jakobsen
Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show by Frank Delaney
Venetian Mask, The by Rosalind Laker
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
Virgin’s Daughters, The by Jeanne Westin
Virgin’s Lover, The by Philippa Gregory
Violets of March, The by Sarah Jio


War on the Margins by Libby Cone
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Way the Crow Flies, The by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Weaveworld by Clive Barker
Wedding in Haiti, A by Julia Alvarez
When She Flew by Jennie Shortridge
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
White Queen, The by Philippa Gregory
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell
Will I Ever Know by Charles Henry
Winter Palace, The by Eva Stachniak
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Winthrop Woman, The by Anya Seton
Witch’s Trinity, The by Erika Mailman
Without a Map by Meredith Hall
Wives:The Women Behind Russia’s Literary Giants, The by Alexandra Popoff
Wives of  Henry Oades, The by Johanna Moran
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel


Year and Six Seconds, A byIsabel Gillies
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
You’re Not You by Michelle Wildgen


Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

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