books I read in 2019

1. Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap
2. Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing
3. Brooke Davis, Lost & Found
4. Zadie Smith, On Beauty
5. Sarah Dunant, The Birth of Venus
6. Aurelie Sheehan, History Lesson for Girls
7. James Ngugi, Weep not, child
8. Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
9. Heather O’Neill, lullabies for little criminals
10. Wayson Choy, The Jade Peony
11. Jeannette Walls, The Silver Star
12. Mary Lawson, The Other Side of the Bridge
13. Tom McNeal, Goodnight, Nebraska
14. Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
15. Erica Ferencik, The River at Night
16. Jane Urquhart, A Map of Glass
17. Casey Plett, Little Fish
18. Heather O’Neill, The Lonely Hearts Hotel
19. Wayson Choy, All That Matters
20. Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers
21. Timothy Findley, Stones
22. Ha Jin, Waiting
23. Lisa Moore, February
24. Joy Kogawa, The Rain Ascends
25. Shilpi Somaya Gowda, The Golden Son
26. Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
27. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Nest
28. Katherena Vermette, The Break
29. Kim Echlin, The Disappeared
30. Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
30. Miranda Hill, Sleeping Funny
31. Kim Edwards, The Lake of Dreams
32. Jane Urquhart, Away
33. Kim Fahner, These Wings
34. Mary Swan, The Boys in the Trees
35. Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
36. Eowyn Lemay Ivey, The Snow Child
37. Jamie Zeppa, Beyond the Sky and Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan
38. Sue Miller, The World Below
39. Padma Viswanathan, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao
40. Nino Ricci, Testament
41. Mona Awad, Bunny
42. Paul Howarth, Only Killers and Thieves
43. Miriam Toews, Women Talking
44. Yasmina Khadra, The Swallows of Kabul
45. Joy Kogawa, Itsuka
46. David Benioff, City of Thieves
(in progress: George Sansom, A History of Japan to 1334)

books I read in 2018

1. Thomas King, Green Grass, Running Water
2. Christina Schwarz, All is Vanity
3. Shusaku Endo, Silence
4. Anuradha Roy, The Folded Earth
5. Tim Powers, The Drawing of the Dark
6. Nadia Hashimi, A House Without Windows
7. Joy Kogawa, Obasan
8. Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
9. Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes
10. Andrea Levy, Small Island
11. Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter
12. Andre Alexis, Fifteen Dogs
13. Sue Miller, While I Was Gone
14. Anosh Irani, The Song of Kahunsha
15. Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
16. Lori Lansens, Rush Home Road
17. Three plays: Yvette Nolan, The Unplugging; Kevin Loring, Where the Blood Mixes; Tara Beagan, Dreary and Izzy
18. Orhan Pamuk, Snow
19. Rachael Herron, How to Knit a Heart Back Home
20. Nadia Hashimi, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
21. Leila Slimani, The Perfect Nanny
22. Cintra Wilson, Colors Insulting To Nature
23. Miriam Toews, Irma Voth
24. Lawrence Hill, The Illegal
25. Saroo Brierly, Lion
26. Charlee Fam, Last Train to Babylon
27. Vincent Lam, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
28. Kim Fahner, Some Other Sky
29. Keigo Higashino, The Devotion of Suspect X
30. David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl
31. Roch Carrier, The Lament of Charlie Longsong
32. Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
33. Chang-rae Lee, A Gesture Life
34. Tim Powers, Three Days to Never
35. Vinita Hampton Wright, Velma Still Cooks in Leeway
36. Margaret Mazzantini, Twice Born
37. Matt Haig, The Humans
38. Douglas Preston, The Lost City of the Monkey God
39. Andrew Taylor, The Ashes of London
40. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
41. Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love
42. Camilla Gibb, Sweetness in the Belly
43. Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
44. Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men
45. Mary Lawson, Crow Lake
46. Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows
47. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Barefoot Dogs
48. Lawrence Hill, Any Known Blood
49. Laura Purcell, The Silent Companions
50. Dionne Brand, Theory
51. Lori Lansens, The Girls
52. Jessica Blank, Almost Home