Books Read 2003 – Present(ish)

Favorite Books

The religious works of C. S. Lewis (especially The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity)

All Jane Austen books (except Northanger Abbey)

E. M. Forster: A Room with a View

Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front


Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo

Amy Tan: The Opposite of Fate

Anna Seghers: The Seventh Cross


Peter Smith: Two of Us

Lemony Snicket: The Bad Beginning

Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth


C.S. Lewis: A Grief Observed

Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses


Åsne Seierstad: A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal

Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Philip Barlow (edited): A Thoughtful Faith: Essays on Belief by Mormon Scholars


The Freedom Writers: The Freedom Writers Diary

Carolyn J. Rasmus: Simplify

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The Unknown Errors of Our Lives


Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner

Norton Juster: The Phantom Tollbooth

David McCullough: 1776


Caroline Knapp: Appetites: Why Women Want

Carlfred Broderick: The Uses of Adversity

Paulo Coehlo: Veronika Decides to Die (again)


Boris Akunin: The Turkish Gambit

C. S. Lewis:  The Last Battle

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Black Swan


Christopher Morley – The Haunted Bookshop

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – The Sorrows of Young Werther

Barbara Ehrenreich – Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream


Charles Dickens – Our Mutual Friend

The Countess of Carnarvon – Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Téa Obreht – The Tiger’s Wife



Alexandre Dumas – The Man in the Iron Mask

Blaine Harden – Escape from Camp 14

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750


Clare Boylan – Emma Brown

Frances Hodgson Burnett – A Little Princess

Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights


Tanwi Nandini Islam – Bright Lines

Renée Fleming – The Inner Voice

Nick Hornby – The Polysyllabic Spree


William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying

Mary Gaitskill – Bad Behavior

William Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury


Elena Glasgow – In This Our Life (PP 1942)

Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (PP 2001)

J. D. Salinger – Nine Stories


David Sedaris – Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris – Squirrel Seeks Owl: A Modest Bestiary

Zadie Smith – Swing Time

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