I'm reading right now: Herman Melville and Anton Lomaev's Moby Dick and Amanda Fields's and Rachel Mortiz's My Caesarean

What I've read in 2022:

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, P.G. Wodehouse

Thank You, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

What I read in 2021:

Creep Love, Michael Walsh

Young Audubon, Boy Naturalist, Miriam E. Mason

Memoir of a Pilgrimage for Eight: Val-des-Choues to Pluscarden Abbey, Phillip C. Adamo

Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo

What I read in 2020:

 The Haunted Hotel, Wilkie Collins

If You Have Something to Say, Margaret, Marge Barrett

The Lighthouse, Paco Roca

Academy Gothic, James Tate Hill

Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry, John Murillo

Troubling a Star, Madeline L'Engle

The Young Unicorns, Madeline L'Engle

A Ring of Endless Light, Madeline L'Engle

The Law and the Lady, Wilkie Collins

Seventeenth Summer, Maureen Daly

The High Window, Raymond Chandler

The Moon by Night, Madeline L'Engle

Little Men, Louisa May Alcott

"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" , Lemony Snicket

Old New York, Edith Wharton

Act of Passion, Georges Simenon

Lost Illusions, Honore de Balzac

Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter

Sanctuary, Edith Wharton

Allegheny Front, Matthew Null

Spotted Horses, William Faulkner

"I'm Your Horse in the Night," Luisa Vlenzuela

"Big Black Good Man," Richard Wright

Troubling Love, Elana Ferronte

Old Mortality, Katherine Anne Porter

"Sister Ismelda," Edna O'Brien

The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie

Dance Hall of the Dead, Tony Hillerman

Wisp 2.0, Joe Laser

Sparkling Cyanide, Agatha Christie


What I read in 2019:

Jumping the Median, D.E. Green

Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar, Ron A. Austin

The Hostile Hospital, Lemony Snicket

The Vile Village, Lemony Snicket

The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck

Roman Fever, Edith Wharton

The Lover, Marguerite Duras

The Slippery Slope, Lemony Snicket

The Carnivorous Carnival, Lemony Snicket

Lock No. 1, Georges Simenon

The Judge's House, Georges Simenon

What Is Up with Your Fruity Name?, Fiona Avocado

Inspector Cadaver, Georges Simenon

Maigret Goes to School, Georges Simenon

The Cellars of the Majestic, Georges Simenon

Cécile is Dead, Georges Simenon

Dirty Snow, Georges Simenon

A Man's Head, Georges Simenon



What I read in 2018:


Mrs. McGinty's Dead, Agatha Christie

The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket

The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket


Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Playback, Raymond Chandler

Old Bones the Wonder Horse, Mildred Mastin Pace

Destroyed Through Time, Jessica Tornese

Lost Through Time, Jessica Tornese

The Heart is Not a Pump, Aurore Sibley

Songs of Crocus Hill, Michael E. Murphy

Jo's Boys, Louisa May Alcott

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum

The Wide Window (or, Disappearance!), Lemony Snicket

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (audiobook with FourPlay Quartet), Neil Gaiman

The Bad Beginning (or, Orphans!), Lemony Snicket

The Devil to Pay, Ellery Queen


Ramona and Her Father, Beverly Cleary

The High Window, Raymond Chandler

The Piano Lesson, August Wilson

The Chinese Orange Mystery, Ellery Queen

Linked Through Time, Jessica Tornese

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling


What I read in 2017:

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter &the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories, M. R. James

Silencer, Marcus Wicker

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah

Samarakan, Vol 3, Lexee Crystal Harris

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg

Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Autobiography, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ed. Pamela Smith Hill)

The Other House, Henry James

The Luck of the Bodkins, P.G. Wodehouse

They Came to Baghdad, Agatha Christie

Young Audubon, Boy Naturalist, Miriam E. Mason

The Lady in the Lake, Raymond Chandler

Peril at End House, Agatha Christie

Fra Keeler, Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

The Little Sister, Raymond Chandler

Suite for Barbara Loden, Nathalie Leger

Endless Nights, Agatha Christie

At Bertram's Hotel, Agatha Christie

The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler


Chasing the King of Hearts, Hanna Krall

My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

Those Happy, Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fire Year, Jason K. Friedman

Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ribsy, Beverly Cleary

The Engagement, Georges Simenon

Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis

Third Girl, Agatha Christie

The Horse and His Boy, C.S. Lewis

Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

Quimble Wood, N.M. Bodecker

The Magician's Nephew, C.S. Lewis

Matilda, Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl

The Long Winter, Robert Lawson

The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne

Texas Rangers, Legendary Lawmen, Spradlin, Michael P.


What I read in 2016:


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Popular Superstitions, G.B. Woodin

The Pale Horse, Agatha Christie

Crooked House, Agatha Christie

Ghost Stories (ed. Peter Washington)

Dangerous Goods, Sean Hill

Carry On, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

The Bradbury Report, Steven Polansky

The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie

Blubber, Judy Blume

Deenie, Judy Blume

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, Judy Blume

Stories of the Supernatural ("The romance of certain old clothes"- "Nona Vincent"), Henry James (Ed. Leon Edel)
Sanctum, Madeleine Roux

Rich in Love, Josephine Humphreys

Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun, Marge Rogers Barrett

Murder on the Links, Agatha Christie

Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams

The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen

Cards on the Table, Agatha Christie

Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin

The Witchcraft of Salem Village, Shirley Jackson

The Trajectory of Illness and the Mystery of Healing, James K. Struve

The Moving Finger, Agatha Christie

Slower Than Stars, Steve Mueske

Monsieur Monde Vanishes, Georges Simenon

Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Agatha Christie

Slouching Toward Fargo: A Two-Year Saga of Sinners and St. Paul Saints at the Bottom of the Bush Leagues with Bill Murray, Daryl Strawberry, Dakota Sadie, and Me, Neal Karlen

Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip, Neal Karlen

Fox Tooth Heart, John McManus

What I read in 2015:


The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

The Ghost Feeler, Stories of Terror and the Supernatural, Edith Wharton

Anna in the Tropics, Nilo Cruz

The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky (trans. Boris Jakim)

The Doctor Is In, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

The Leopard, Jo Nesbo

The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms, Ed. Ron Padgett

Harry Lipkin Private Eye, Barry Fantoni

Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty

Across the Street, Georges Simenon

Lovesick, Gerald Stern

National Monuments, Heid Erdrich

Winter's Tales, Isak Dinesen

Fire in the Blood, Irene Nemirovsky

Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx

Plainsong, Kent Haruf

The Body in the Library, Agatha Christie

The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles

Sweetness #9, Stephan Clark

Silent Running, Kate Hopper & Robyn Schneider

The Widow, Georges Simenon

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

In Reach, Pamela Carter Joern

Stillwater, Nicole Helget

The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, Heather A. Slomski

The Strangers in the House, Georges Simenon


What I read in 2014:

Nemesis, Agatha Christie

The Mirror Crack'd, Agatha Christie

A Caribbean Mystery, Agatha Christie

Dead Man's Folly, Agatha Christie

She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith

Miss Lonelyhearts, Nathanael West

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Turn of the Screw, Henry James

Giants in the Earth, O.E. Rolvaag

Journal of American Foreign Policy, Jeff Hoffman

Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher

The Removers, Andrew Meredith

Five Little Pigs, Agatha Christie

A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman

Notes From Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky (trans. Boris Jakim)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, Washington Irving

Black Aperture, Matt Rasmussen

Haunted Deadwood, A True Wild West Ghost Town, Mark Shadley and Josh Wennes

Family Linen, Lee Smith

Minneapolis Madams, The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront, Penny Petersen

Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett

True Grit, Charles Portis

Tropic Moon, Georges Simenon

1 Samuel & 2 Samuel (NRSV)

Talking to Strangers: A Travelogue of Minnesota, Kyle Sobczak

Erasure, Percival Everett

Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native Culture in Motion, Michael D. McNally


What I read in 2013:

Ready for Air, Kate Hopper

The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles

Fire Year, Jason K. Friedman

Bellocq's Ophelia, Natasha Trethewey

American Sublime, Elizabeth Alexander

Praise Song for the Day, Elizabeth Alexander

The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane

The Red Pony, John Steinbeck

The Angry Wife, Pearl S. Buck

Out in the World, Selected Letters of Jane Bowles 1935-1970, Millicent Dillon (Ed.)

Mouchette, Georges Bernanos

A Little Original Sin, The Life and Work of Jane Bowles, Millicent Dillon

My Sister's Hand in Mine, The Collected Works of Jane Bowles

Fire in the Blood, Irene Nemirovsky

Carney's House Party, Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy's Wedding, Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and the Great World, Maud Hart Lovelace

At the Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft

 Betsy & Joe, Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy Was a Junior, Maud Hart Lovelace

Legends and Stories of French Quebec, Scott Kingsland and Kathleen Kingsland, with Jean Claude Dupont

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

Dear Life, Alice Munro

Betsy in Spite of Herself, Maud Hart Lovelace

Heaven to Betsy, Maud Hart Lovelace

Burnt Mountain, Anne Rivers Siddons

The Mermaid of Brooklyn, Amy Shearn

Little Women (Part Two), Louisa May Alcott

Swallow the Ocean, Laura Flynn

A Trout in the Sea of Cortez, John Salter

Appointment with Death, Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train, Agatha Christie

Freedom, Jonathan Franzen 

The Courilof Affair, Irene Nemirovsky

Snow in Autumn, Irene Nemirovsky

The Ball, Irene Nemirovsky

The Bostonians, Henry James

Kinesthesia, Stephanie Johnson

David Golder, Irene Nemirovsky

Partyknife, Dan Magers

Quarantine, Malachi Black

The Tuesday Club Murders, Agatha Christie

Seventeenth Summer, Maureen Daly

Lint, Chris Ware

Danny The Champion of the World, Roald Dahl

Purge, Rehab Diaries, Nicole Johns

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013

Poor Sailor, Sammy Harkham

A Murder is Announced, Agatha Christie

Hallowe'en Party, Agatha Christie

Daily Geology October 2012, John Pena

Daily Geology November 2012, John Pena

The book of Esther, NRSV

Tatterhood, Ed. Ethel Johnston Phelps

The book of Ruth, NRSV

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling


What I read in 2012:

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survial, John Vaillant

Dumb Witness, Agatha Christie

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

The Ghostly Rental, Henry James

Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi

The Professor's Daughter, Joann Sfar & Emmanuel Guibert

Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi

Stories of Three Decades, Thomas Mann

Cities of the Plain, Cormac McCarthy

From a Crooked Rib, Nuruddin Farah

Family Happiness, Leo Tolstoy

Taboo, Yusef Komunyakaa

Fun Home, A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Young Audubon, Miriam E. Mason

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

Bossypants, Tina Fey

The Pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

The Dirt Riddles, Michael Walsh

Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers, Kate Hopper

The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst

Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson

Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Stormy, Misty's Foal, Marguerite Henry

Leadbelly, Tyehimba Jess

Daily Geology June 2012, John Pena

Daily Geology July 2012, John Pena

The Third Reich, Roberto Bolano

Home Burial, Michael McGriff

Instructions to the Double, Tess Gallagher

Under Stars, Tess Gallagher

Willingly, Tess Gallagher

Amplitude, Tess Gallagher

Moon Crossing Bridge, Tess Gallagher

Portable Kisses, Tess Gallagher

My Black Horse, Tess Gallagher

Dear Ghosts,, Tess Gallagher

Dostoevsky, A Screenplay, Raymond Carver & Tess Gallagher

Midnight Lantern, Tess Gallagher

The Man from Kinvara, Tess Gallagher

Distant Rain, Tess Gallagher & Jakucho Setouchi

Barnacle Soup and other stories of the west of Ireland, Josie Gray & Tess Gallagher

A Concert of Tenses, Tess Gallagher

Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years With Ray, Tess Gallagher

These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Golden Witch, Jerry West

Quimble Wood, N.M. Bodecker

The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin

Poems for Children, Eugene Field

The Lady's Walk, Margaret Oliphant

Find the Girl, Lightsey Darst

Maybe the Saddest Thing, Marcus Wicker

Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories, Ed. Michael Cox

The White Horse Inn, Georges Simenon

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

The Trumpet of the Swan, E.B. White

The Long Winter, Robert Lawson

Rez Life, David Treuer

The Hollow, Agatha Christie

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Murder at the Vicarage, Agatha Christie

Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Stray, Betsy & Jamie Wyeth

True, Riikka Pulkkinen