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The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong


[1] Educated by Tara Westover

[] It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs

[] The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

[] Miss Jane by Brad Watson

[] Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

[] The Comforters by Muriel Spark


[]  Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy

[] Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

[]  Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

[] Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

[] The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

[]  The Good People by Hannah Kent

[] Nailing Jess by Triona Scully

[] Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

[] The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin

[] Hunger by Roxanne Gay

[]  Thursday Afternoons by Monica Dickens

[]  The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash


[1] Complicity by Iain Banks

[2] Slade House by David Mitchell

[3] After Alice by Gregory Maguire

[4] Korakas by Anne Holloway

[5] Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

[6] Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin

[7] Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett

[8] The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

[9] Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs

[10] The Lighthouse Stevensons by Beryl Bainbridge

[11] Harriet Said… by Beryl Bainbridge

[12] The Dinner by Herman Koch

[13] At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison

[14] Agostino by Alberto Moravia

[15] The Brontë Cabinet by Deborah Lutz

[16] The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by D.G. Compton

[17] The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

[18] Victoria by Daisy Goodwin


[] Dig Two Graves by Kim Powers

[] The New World by Andrew Motion

[] My Fat Dad by Dawn Lerman

[] The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

[] Death by Water by Kenzaburo Oe

[] A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

[] How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman

[] Adeline by Norah Vincent

[] The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill

[] Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

[] In Her Absence by Antonio Munoz Molina

[] Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

[] It Was Me All Along: A Memoir by Andie Mitchell

[] The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


[ ] The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer


[]The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

[] The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

[]A Life with Books by Julian Barnes

[]Train Dreams: A Novella by Denis Johnson

[]Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

[]Chalcot Crescent by Fay Weldon

[]The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard

[]Winter Journal by Paul Auster

[] Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

[]First Love by Joyce Carol Oates

[]Walk the Blue Fields: Stories by Claire Keegan

[]Foster by Claire Keegan

[]A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

[]Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

[]Gold by Chris Cleave

[]A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

[]The View from the Seventh Layer by Kevin Brockmeier

[]The Red House by Mark Haddon

[]The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

[]The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

[]Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

[] The Red House by Mark Haddon

[]Next to Love by Helen Feldman

[]Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott

[]Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

[]Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers by James W. Hall

[]What they Do in the Dark by Amanda Coe

[]This  Burns My Heart by Samuel Park

[]1984 by George Orwell

[]The Cove by Ron Rash

[]A Daughter’s Tale: A Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child by Mary Soames

[]The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

[]The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

[]There But for the by Ali Smith

[]The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

[]Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde

[] The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

[]Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine

[]A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

[] Glass by Sam Savage

[ ]Salvage the Bones by Jessmyn Ward

[] A Magnificent Obsession by Helen Rappaport


[] The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

[] The Digital Person by Daniel Solove

[] Not in Front of the Children by Marjorie Heinz

[] Conducting the Reference Interview by Catherine Sheldrick

[] Intellectual Freedom Manual

[] How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

[] Feed by M.T. Anderson

[] American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

[] Samurai Shortstop by Alan M Gratz

[] Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

[] Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

[] Keesha’s House by Helen Frost

[] Monster by Walter Dean Myers

[] The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

[] The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

[] Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

[] Weetzie Bat by Francesa Lia Black

[] The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

[] Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daley

[] The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

[] The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

[] The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

[] The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig

[] Evernight by Claudia Gray

[] The Leather Maiden by Joe R. Lansdale

[] Steinbeck’s Ghost by Lewis Buzbee

[] America America by Ethan Canin

[] Creepers by Joanne Dahme

[] Books: A Memoir by James McMurtry

[] Against the Machine by Lee Siegel

[] The Journal of Curious Letters Vol. 1 by James Dashner

[] The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

[] Shakespeare’s Wife by Germaine Greer

[] Distraction: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson

[]  The Heartbreak Diet by Thorina Rose

[] The Romantic by Galt Niederhoffer

[] Writing Through the Darkness by Elizabeth Maynard Ph.D.

[] Personal Days by Ed Park


[] Five Terraces by Ann Fisher-Worth

[] Blue Window by Ann Fisher-Worth

[] Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age by David M. Levy

[] Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles

[] The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

[] Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughts

[] The Gathering by Ann Enright

[] Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman

[] The Late-Bloomer’s Revolution by Amy Bloom

[] The Trial of True Love by William Nicholson

[] The Bestiary by Nicholas Christopher

[] The Meat and Spirit Plan by Selah Saterstrom

[] Sin the Second City by Karen Abbott

[] The Black Tea Experiments by Ray Atkinson

[] Liszt’s Kiss by Suzanne Dunlap

[] The Interloper by Antoine Wilson

[] The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi

[] End in Tears by Ruth Rendell

[] A Dog About Town by J.F. Englert

[] Withering Heights by Dorothy Cannell

[] Blue Slipper Bay by Wendy K. Harris

[] Bibliophilia: A Novella and Short Stories by Michael Griffith

[] Angelica by Arthur Philips

[] Bibliomania: A Tale by Gustave Flaubert

[] Philosophy Made Simple by Robert Hellenga

[] The Keep by Jennifer Egan

[] Dark Hearts of Chicago by Helen Rappaport

[] Flannery O’Connor – “Everything That Rises Must Converge”

[] The Awakening by Kate Chopin

[] The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski

[] Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums

[] Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan

[] Lucinda Hawksley – Lizzie Siddal: Face of the Pre-Raphaelites

[] Susie Vereker – An Old-Fashioned Arrangement

[] Jonathan Lethem – Motherless Brooklyn

[] Clare Allan – Poppy Shakespeare

[] Poor Miss Finch: here and here


[24]  Bernice McFadden – Gathering of Waters

[23]  Robert Louis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

[22]  Nora Ephron – I Feel Bad About My Neck 

[21]  Wendy K. Harris – The Sorrow of Sisters 

[20]  Mark Haddon – A Spot of Bother

[19]  Kate Grenville – The Secret River

[18]  M.J. Hyland – Carry Me Down

[17] Linda Gillard – A Lifetime Burning

[16] Robert Hill – When All is Said and Done

[15] John McGahern – The Barracks

[14] Irene Nemirovsky – Suite Francaise

[13] Too Loud a Solitude – Bohumil Hrabal

[12] Amelie Nothomb – The Stranger Next Door

[11]  Linda Gillard – A Lifetime Burning

[10]  Amelie Nothomb – Three Novels

[9]  Hill, Susan – Bird of Night

[8]  Walls, Jeannette – The Glass Castle

[7]  Bryant, Sarah – The Other Eden

[6]  Amelie Nothomb – Character of Rain

[5]  Amelie Nothomb – Book of Proper Names

[4]  Nothomb, Amelie – Fear and Trembling

[3]  Hill, Susan – The Bird of Night

[2]  Walls, Jeannette – The Glass Castle

[1]  Bryant, Sarah – The Other Eden

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