Current & Former Reading Lists

D: diverse books**
C: classics (pre-1920)
N: Nonfiction


1) In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winter
2) Cress by Marissa Meyer


3) Winter Marissa Meyer
4) 60 seconds and you’re hired by Robin Ryan N
5) Sanctum Madelyn Roux
6) Eterna and Omega Leanna Renee Hieber D
7) Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff


8) The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
9) It’s Not Just Who You Know by Tommy Spaulding N
10) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas D
11) Scout’s Honor by Ash K Alexander (beta) D
12) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (illustrated edition)


13) The Lowdown: Blogging for Business by James William Davenport Long N
14) Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
15) Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
16) Spying on Miss Muller by Eve Bunting
17) The Mirk and the Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson
18) Canada by Ingeborg Nilsen N
19) Imprudence by Gail Carriger


20) Splendid You by Cynthia Bailey Pratt
21) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr D
22) The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
23) In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen


24) Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh ND
25) Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt ND
26) Murder on the Home Front by Molly Lefebure N
27) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead D
28) Voyager by Diana GabaldonS


29) Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman D
30) I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski
31) Evil Genius by Catherine Jenks
32) America’s Forgotten Pandemic by Alfred W. Crosby N
33) Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
34) The New Year’s Party by R.L Stine
35) The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas D
36) Maria Antoinette: the Journey by Antonia Frasier N


37) Write your marketing strategy by CT Luna N
38) Awaken by Skye Malone
39) The Possibility Dogs by Susanna Charelston ND
40) Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
41) Beautiful Demons by Sarrah Cannon
42) Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
43) The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport ND
44) America’s Hidden History by Kenneth C. Davis N
45) Supercharge your Kindle Sales by Nick Stephenson N
46) Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
47) Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill


48) How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn N
49) The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe C
50) Fairy Debt by Gail Carriger
51) Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
52) The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester N
53) Ghostland Colin Dickey

Currently Reading
The Intern’s Handbook
Ride the Storm
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer


**For the sake of my list, diverse books include: author and/or main character of color; set in a country that is not US, Canada, or England; history of foreign country; LGBTQ+ main character and/or author; disabled author and/or main character; author or main character practice marginalized faith





2012 List
1) Broken–Karin Slaughter

2) Jane–April Lindner
3) Kitty Raises Hell–Carrie Vaughn
4) Fables for Our Time–James Thurber
5) Kitty’s House of Horrors–Carrie Vaughn
6) Son of Neptune–Rick Riordan
7) Around the World in 80 Days–Jules Verne
8) Raven Calls–C.E. Murphy
9) Conquering Gotham–Jill Jonnes
10) Timeless–Gail Carriger
11) Little Women–Louisa May Alcott
12) Deathwish–Rob Thurman
13) The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker–Leanna Renee Hibber
14) The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker–Leanna Renee Hibber
15) The Serpent’s Shadow–Rick Riordan
16) Manga Shakespeare: Twelfth Night–Nana Li
17) Laced with Magic–Barbara Bretton
18) Spun by Sorcery–Barbara Bretton
19) The Girl in the Steel Corset–Kady Cross
20) The Fallen–Celia Thomson
21) The Stolen–Celia Thomson
22) The Chosen–Celia Thomson
23) The Help–Katheryn Stockett
24) The Mark of Athena–Rick Riordan

…and that’s where I lost track.

2011 List
1) Foundation–Mercedes Lackey
2) Summer Knight–Jim Butcher
3) The Lost Hero–Rick Riordan

4) Touch the Dark–Karen Chance

5) Claimed by Shadow–Karen Chance
6) Home for a Spell–Madelyn Alt
7) Yellow–Makoto Tateno (4 volumes of manga)
8) Assorted standalone comics, graphic novels, and manga
9) Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand–Carrie Vaughn

10) Embrace the Night–Karen Chance
11) Who moved my Cheese?–Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard
12) Death masks–Jim Butcher

13) Curse the Dawn–Karen Chance
14) Casting Spells–Barbara Bretton
15) Ghost Shadow–Heather Graham
16) The Poisoner’s Handbook–Deborah Blum
17) Ghost Night–Heather Graham
18) The Return of Bruce Wayne–Grant Morrison

19) The Golden Fleece and the Heroes that Lived before Achilles–Padraic Colum

20) The Water Mirror–Kai Meyer

21) Dracula–Bram Stoker
22) Ghost Memory–Heather Graham
23) The Canterville Ghost–Oscar Wilde
24) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow–Washington Irving
25) The Throne of Fire–Rick Riordan
26) Spirit Dances–C.E. Murphy
27) Midnight’s Daughter–Karen Chance28) Blood Rites–Jim Butcher
29) World Textiles: A Concise History–Mary Schoeser
30) Ghost Moon–Heather Graham
31) Blood Rites–Jim Butcher
32) Dead Beat–Jim Butcher
33) Proven Guilty–Jim Butcher
34) The Hanged Man’s Ghost–Missouri Dalton
35) Death’s Mistress–Karen Chance
36) Heartless–Gail Carriger
37) Hunt the Moon–Karen Chance
38) A Good Yarn–Debbie Macomber
39) Brave New Knits–Julie Turjoman
40) Princess Princess (en français)–Mikiyo Tsuda
41) Treasure Island–Robert Louis Stevenson
42) Women’s Work–Elizabeth Wayland Barber
43) Irish Ghost Stories–Padraic O’Farrell

44) The Enchanted Typewriter–John Kendrick Bangs

45) Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light–Tanya Huff
46) Peter Pan and Wendy–J. M. Barrie
47) The Fire’s Stone–Tanya Huff
48) The Typewriter Girl–Olive Pratt Rayner
49) Dead in the Family–Charlaine Harris
50) The Night Shift–Missouri Dalton




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