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reading list

Hi. I use this page to track the books I read each year.

I also use Goodreads.

{{{{{ Now reading — Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World by Vicki Noble }}}}}

jessica reads books mckays

Red Clocks / Leni Zumas
Who Fears Death / Nnedi Okorafor
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / J.K. Rowling (re-read)
The Rules of Magic / Alice Hoffman
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success / K.M. Weiland

The Mothers / Brit Bennett
The Fireman / Joe Hill
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within / Natalie Goldberg
A Wrinkle in Time / Madeleine L’Engle (re-read)
Tower of Dawn / Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms / Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows / Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire / Sarah J. Maas
Song of Solomon / Toni Morrison
Crown of Midnight / Sarah J. Maas
Ready Player One / Ernest Cline
Norse Mythology / Neil Gaiman
Throne of Glass / Sarah J. Maas
Mind of my Mind / Octavia Butler
Here on Earth / Alice Hoffman
Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi
Bloodchild and Other Stories / Octavia Butler
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar / Cheryl Strayed
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things / Bryn Greenwood
The Year of the Flood / Margaret Atwood (re-read)
/ Octavia Butler
The Assassin’s Blade / Sarah J. Maas
Swing Time / Zadie Smith
Salt / Nayyirah Waheed
Oryx and Crake / Margaret Atwood (re-read)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them / J.K. Rowling
Practical Magic / Alice Hoffman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / J.K. Rowling
The Feminine Mystique / Betty Friedan
Tracks / Louise Erdrich
Brown Girl Dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / J.K. Rowling
The Strange Library / Haruki Murakami
An Untamed State / Roxane Gay
The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood (3rd read)
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth / Warsan Shire
Number the Stars / Lois Lowry
Mother Night / Kurt Vonnegut
The House on Mango Street / Sandra Cisneros
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / J.K. Rowling
The Heart Goes Last / Margaret Atwood
Wild Seed / Octavia Butler
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / J.K. Rowling
Macbeth / Gareth Hinds graphic novel
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / J.K. Rowling
Stone Mattress / Margaret Atwood
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear / Elizabeth Gilbert
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / J.K. Rowling
Home / Toni Morrison
Fates and Furies / Lauren Groff
You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down / Alice Walker
Shanghai Girls / Lisa See
One Hundred Years of Solitude / Gabriel García Márquez (re-read)
Sputnik Sweetheart / Haruki Murakami
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running / Haruki Murakami
Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel
The Thing Around Your Neck / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The New and Improved Romie Futch / Julia Elliott
Something Wicked This Way Comes / Ray Bradbury (re-read)
The Story Sisters / Alice Hoffman
1Q84 / Haruki Murakami
Foundation / Isaac Asimov

Black Boy / Richard Wright
Eileen / Ottessa Moshfegh
Parable of the Sower / Octavia Butler
Sula / Toni Morrison (re-read)
Go Set A Watchman / Harper Lee
Island / Aldous Huxley
To Kill A Mockingbird / Harper Lee (re-read)
State of Wonder / Ann Patchett
Something Like the Desert / Kristen Hedges
The Painter / Peter Heller
The Unbearable Lightness of Being / Milan Kundera
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage / Haruki Murakami
City of Thieves / David Benioff
Itsy Bitsy Yoga / Helen Garabedian
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal / Christopher Moore
Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society / Thich Nhat Hanh

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories / B. J. Novak
The Happiness Project / Gretchen Rubin
The Hollow Man / Oliver Harris
Hustle / David Tomas Martinez
Coraline / Neil Gaiman
We Have Always Lived in the Castle / Shirley Jackson (re-read) // thoughts
The Optimist’s Daughter / Eudora Welty
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth / Ina May Gaskin
Sula / Toni Morrison
Childhood’s End / Arthur C. Clarke
Mama Day / Gloria Naylor
Inferno / Dan Brown
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation / Pam England and Rob Horowitz
The BFG / Roald Dahl
The Goldfinch / Donna Tartt // my thoughts
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World / Michael Hyatt
Bossypants / Tina Fey
Cloud Atlas / David Mitchell
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves / Karen Joy Fowler
The Twenty-Seventh City / Jonathan Franzen
Slouching Towards Bethlehem / Joan Didion
A Doll’s House / Henrik Ibsen
The Bluest Eye / Toni Morrison
Stardust / Neil Gaiman
Radio Free Albemuth / Philip K. Dick
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban / Malala Yousafzai
The Dead and the Living / Sharon Olds
Dorothy Parker Stories / Dorothy Parker
The Martian Chronicles / Ray Bradbury
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity / Julia Cameron

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It / Michael E. Gerber
Gated / Amy Christine Parker
A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth / Deepak Chopra
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning / Lemony Snicket
Gathering Blue / Lois Lowry
The Giver / Lois Lowry
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Kurt Vonnegut
The Dog Stars / Peter Heller
And The Mountains Echoed / Khaled Hosseini
Bird by Bird / Anne Lamott
Looking for Alaska / John Green
Maddaddam / Margaret Atwood
As I Lay Dying / William Faulkner (re-read)
Yoga Body, Buddha Mind / Cyndi Lee
Their Eyes Were Watching God / Zora Neale Hurston (re-read)
A Wind in the Door / Madeleine L’Engle
July, July / Tim O’Brien
Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories / Doris Betts
Gossamer / Lois Lowry
The Almost Moon / Alice Sebold
Cat’s Cradle / Kurt Vonnegut
The Eternal Husband / Fyodor Dostoevsky
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank / Nathan Englander
Kindred / Octavia E. Butler
Fantastic Mr. Fox / Roald Dahl
Remnant / Cary Graham
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self / Danielle Evans
Everyman / Philip Roth
Beloved / Toni Morrison
The Marriage Plot / Jeffrey Eugenidies
On Writing / Stephen King
The Call of the Wild / Jack London

Spark / Courtney Elizabeth Mauk
Carrie / Stephen King
The Virgin Suicides / Jeffrey Eugenides
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator / Roald Dahl
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle / Haruki Murakami
The Color Purple / Alice Walker
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Roald Dahl
In Our Time / Ernest Hemingway
Zen in the Art of Writing / Ray Bradbury
The Year of the Flood / Margaret Atwood
The Witches / Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach / Roald Dahl
The Family Fang / Kevin Wilson
Room / Emma Donoghue
The Haunting of Hill House / Shirley Jackson
Something Wicked This Way Comes / Ray Bradbury
Slaughterhouse-Five / Kurt Vonnegut
The War of the Worlds / H.G. Wells
A Wrinkle in Time / Madeleine L’Engle
Pope Joan / Donna Woolfolk Cross
The Night Circus / Erin Morgenstern
Kafka on the Shore / Haruki Murakami
Like Water for Chocolate / Laura Esquivel
The Golden Compass / Philip Pullman (re-read)
The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood (re-read)
Animal Farm / George Orwell (re-read)

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