Saturday, May 02, 2015

BOOKS: The Best Books Of All Time Organized By Rating

Updated December 31, 2018

Here's a very incomplete master list of books I've read. This is my list organized by author. I've got another list organized by rating. I tend to focus on good books or authors I've read a lot. I don't see the point of including a book I didn't like by someone most people haven't heard about.

I've only got year-by-year lists of my reading going back to 2006. Before that, it's very catch as catch can. Since I've also considerably winnowed down my personal library without noting the books I got rid of over the years, I don't even have a good record of the books I SAVED for decades. So please understand that this isn't remotely comprehensive. If I seem overly generous in the number of 3 1/2 and 4 star books, well those are simply the ones I remember best. The many minor books I consumed over the years (especially reams and reams of sci-fi, fantasy and mysteries) have faded from memory. Any weird gaps (I've read a lot more Dickens than I've listed, for example) are perhaps because I don't remember with enough specificity what I thought of certain books to rate them.

Art Garfunkel and Peter Bogdanovich had the right idea! Keep a list, everyone; you'll be glad you did. What I wouldn't give for index cards with my brief thoughts on the movies I watched, books I read, albums I heard from a young age onward....


I list all the 4 star books, then all the 3 1/2 star books, then all the 3 star books and then I stop. Because who cares about what books I felt meh about? 


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe ****
The Unwomanly Face Of War by Svetlana Alexievich (1985) ****
The Mysteries Of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg ****
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg ****
Swan Lake by Chris Van Allsburg and Mark Helprin ****
The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond ****
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Hero by Jon Lee Anderson ****
The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing Volume 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson ****
The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing Volume 2: The Kingdom On The Waters by M.T. Anderson ****
Symphony For The City Of The Dead by M.T. Anderson ****
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood ****
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen ****
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ****
The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle by Avi ****
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt ****
Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie ****
Dark Lies The Island by Kevin Barry ****
Forty Stories by Donald Barthelme ****
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano ****
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury ****
The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley ****
The Stranger by Albert Camus ****
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote **** 
True History Of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey **** 
The Path To Power: The Years Of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro ****
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin ****
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin ****
Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze ****
Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ****
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad ****
Evicted by Matthew Desmond ****
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz ****
David Copperfield by Charles Dickesn ****
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens ****
Ragtime by EL Doctorow ****
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas; translated by Richard Pevear ****
My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell ****
The World Of The Short Story edited by Clifton Fadiman ****
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel ****
Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel ****
Autumn Term by Antonia Forest (1948) ****
Beat To Quarters by C.S Forester ****
Ship Of The Line by C.S Forester ****
Don't Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller ****
Coraline by Neil Gaiman ****
Sunset Song by Lewis Gibbons ****
We Wish To Inform You... by Philip Gourevitch ****
Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves ****
The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley ****
Act One by Moss Hart ****
Ellis Island and Other Stories by Mark Helprin ****
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin ****
Swan Lake by Mark Helprin with Chris Val Allsburg (illo) ****
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway ****
Krazy Kat (the strip in general) by George Herriman ****
Rocket Boys (aka October Sky) by Homer Hickam ****
Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand ****
The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes ****
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ****
Pogo: Through The Wild Blue Yonder -- The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 1 by Walt Kelly ****
Kim by Rudyard Kipling ****
The Ecstatic by Victor LaValle ****
Valdez Is Coming by Elmore Leonard **** 
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively **** 
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill -- Visions Of Glory 1874-1932 by William Manchester ****
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill -- Alone 1932-1940 by William Manchester ****
Wolf Hall By Hilary Mantel ****
Malcolm X: A Live Of Reinvention by Manning Marable ****
A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin ****
Castles Of Steel by Robert Massie ****
Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie ****
Truman by David McCullough ****
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville ****
Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser ****
Martin Dressler: The Tale Of An American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser ****
Voices In The Night by Steven Millhauser ****
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell ****
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris ****
Devil In A Blue Dress by Walter Mosley ****
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley ****
Train Whistle Guitar by Albert Murray ****
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov ****
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian ****
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien ****
The Buddha In The Attic by Julie Otsuka ****
The Unwinding by George Packer ****
Edisto by Padgett Powell ****
Edisto Revisited by Padgett Powell ****
His Dark Materials: Northern Lights aka The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman ****
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ****
American Pastoral by Philip Roth ****
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie ****
Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupery ****
Bambi: A Life In The Woods by Felix Salten ****
Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders ****
Gaudy Nights (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers ****
Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers ****
The Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 by Charles M. Schulz ****
The Complete Peanuts 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz ****
The Complete Peanuts 1965-1966 by Charles M. Schulz ****
The Rings Of Saturn by W.G. Sebald **** 
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ****
A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan ****
A Boy And A Bear In A Boat by Dave Shelton ****
On Sunset Blvd.: The Life and Times Of Billy Wilder by Ed Sikov ****
Early Warning by Jane Smiley ****
Some Luck by Jane Smiley ****
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne ****
The Old Forest and Other Stories by Peter Taylor ****
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin ****
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein ****
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein ****
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein ****
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King by J.R.R. Tolkein **** 
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, trans by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhnosky ****
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, trans by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ****
Doonesbury (the comic strip overall) by Garry Trudeau ****
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ****
Mister Max: The Book Of Kings by Cynthia Voigt ****
The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton ****
A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White ****
Stoner by John Williams ****
The Virginian by Owen Wister ****
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff ****


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo *** 1/2
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman *** 1/2
Dickens by Peter Ackroyd *** 1/2
Milton In America by Peter Ackroyd *** 1/2
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams *** 1/2
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories by Joan Aiken *** 1/2
The Tevye Stories And Other Stories by Sholem Aleichem *** 1/2
The Absolutely True Adventures of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie *** 1/2
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie *** 1/2
A City In Winter by Chris Van Allsburg and Mark Helprin *** 1/2
A Coffin For Dimitrios by Eric Ambler *** 1/2
King by Ho Che Anderson *** 1/2
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson *** 1/2
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou *** 1/2 
Endling The Last by Katherine Applegate *** 1/2
The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden *** 1/2
The Girl in The Tower by Katherine Arden *** 1/2
Foundation by Isaac Asimov *** 1/2
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov *** 1/2
Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn *** 1/2
Mother's Milk by Edward St. Aubyn *** 1/2
Emma by Jane Austen *** 1/2
Persuasion by Jane Austen *** 1/2
Beyond The Western Sea Book 2 by Avi *** 1/2
The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela *** 1/2
The Devil's Storybook by Natalie Babbitt *** 1/2
Slow Days, Fast Company by Eve Babitz  *** 1/2
Longbourn by Jo Baker *** 1/2
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin *** 1/2 
Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin and illos by Yoran Cazac (1976) *** 1/2 
Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme *** 1/2
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby *** ½
Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum *** 1/2
The Feast Of Love by Charles Baxter *** 1/2
The Sellout by Paul Beatty *** 1/2
We Believe The Children by Richard Beck *** 1/2
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall *** 1/2
Ball Four by Jim Bouton *** 1/2
Miracle At Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen *** ½
Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs *** 1/2
The Cinder Spires: Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher *** 1/2
Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote *** 1/2
Selected Writings Of Truman Capote *** 1/2
A Capote Reader by Truman Capote *** 1/2
The Complete Stories of Truman Capote *** 1/2 
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey *** 1/2 
Junius And Albert's Adventures In The Confederacy by Peter Carlson *** 1/2
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes (trans by Edith Grossman) *** 1/2
A Passionate Prodigality by Guy Chapman *** 1/2
My Life In France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme *** 1/2
The Awakening by Kate Chopin *** 1/2
The Big Show by Pierre Closterman *** 1/2
Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb *** 1/2
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins *** 1/2
Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad *** 1/2 
Skippy: Daily Comics 1925-1927 by Percy Crosby *** 1/2
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt *** 1/2
Deadwood by Pete Dexter *** ½
Drown by Junot Diaz *** 1/2
The Adventures Of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens *** 1/2
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens *** 1/2
Bleak House by Charles Dickens *** 1/2
Hard Times by Charles Dickens *** 1/2
Out Of Africa by Isak Dinesen *** 1/2 
Fup by Jim Dodge *** 1/2
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr *** 1/2
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle *** 1/2
The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle *** 1/2
The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle *** 1/2
The Return Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle *** 1/2
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas *** 1/2
Chronicles Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan *** ½
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers *** 1/2
A Hologram For The King by Dave Eggers *** 1/2
Nest by Esther Erlich *** 1/2
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides *** 1/2
Their Finest by Lissa Evans *** 1/2
The House Of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer *** 1/2
The Siege Of Krishnapur by JG Farrell *** 1/2 
Small Country by Gaël Faye *** 1/2
The Princess Of Cleves by Madame de La Fayette *** 1/2
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde *** 1/2 
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (1943) *** 1/2 
Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S Forester *** 1/2
Hornblower During The Crisis by C.S Forester *** 1/2
Hornblower and the Atropos by C.S Forester *** 1/2
Flying Colours by C.S Forester *** 1/2
Prince Valiant Volume 3: 1941-1942 by Hal Foster *** 1/2
Prince Valiant Volume 4: 1943-1944 by Hal Foster *** 1/2
Bryant And May And The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler *** 1/2
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen *** 1/2
Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller *** 1/2
The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller ***
Sea Of Poppies by Amitov Ghosh *** 1/2
River Of Smoke by Amitov Ghosh *** 1/2
The Princess Bride by William Goldman *** 1/2
The Yard by Alex Grecian *** 1/2
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory *** 1/2
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove ***/
Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton *** 1/2
The Assassination Of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen *** 1/2
The Art Of Fielding by Chad Harbach *** 1/2
An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris *** 1/2
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris *** ½
The Spark And The Drive by Wayne Harrison *** 1/2 
The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker *** 1/2
Masqueraders by Georgette Hayer *** 1/2
The Tale Of Shikanodo Book 1: Emperor Of The Eight Islands by Lian Hearn *** 1/2
The Tale Of Shikanodo Book 2: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn *** 1/2
Slice Harvester by Colin Atrophy Hegendorf *** 1/2
A Dove Of The East and Other Stories by Mark Helprin *** 1/2
A Soldier Of The Great War by Mark Helprin *** 1/2
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway *** 1/2
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway *** 1/2
The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway *** 1/2
A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon *** 1/2
The Boys' House: New and Selected Stories by Jim Heynen *** 1/2
The Coalwood Way by Homer Hickam *** 1/2 
The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks *** 1/2
Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand *** 1/2
Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb *** 1/2
The Devil In The Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson *** 1/2
The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson *** 1/2
The Hidden Life Of Trees by Peter Hohlleben *** 1/2
Dancer From The Dance by Andrew Holleran *** 1/2
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne *** 1/2
I Served The King Of England by Bohumil Hrabal *** ½
IQ by Joe Ide *** 1/2
Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls (1982) *** 1/2
The World According To Garp by John Irving *** 1/2
The Cider House Rules by John Irving *** 1/2 
The Fifth Season by N.J. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy Vol. 1) *** 1/2
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy, Vol. 2) *** 1/2
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Broker Earth Trilogy Vol 3) *** 1/2 
Queen Of The Air by Dean Jensen *** 1/2
Children of Earth And Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay *** 1/2
The Last Temptation by Nikos Kazantzakis *** 1/2
Berlin, 1961: Kennedy, Kruschev and The Most Dangerous Place On Earth by Frederick Kempe *** 1/2 
Beneath A Ruthless Sun by Gilbert King *** 1/2
The Murder Of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King *** 1/2
Different Seasons by Stephen King *** 1/2
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling *** 1/2
The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling *** 1/2
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling *** 1/2
Collected Verse by Rudyard Kipling *** 1/2
Empire Of Sin by Gary Krist *** 1/2
Austerity Britain: 1945-1951 by David Kynaston *** 1/2
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri *** 1/2
The Sea Witch by Alexander Laing *** ½
The Far Side(the comic strip in general) by Gary Larson *** 1/2
Slapboxing With Jesus by Victor LaValle *** 1/2
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee *** 1/2 
A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin (1968) *** 1/2
Prayers For Rain by Dennis Lehane *** 1/2
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane *** 1/2
Hombre by Elmore Leonard *** 1/2 
The Street Where I Live by Alan Jay Lerner *** 1/2
The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch *** 1/2
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch *** 1/2
The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. MacDonald (Travis McGee #1) *** 1/2
A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre *** 1/2
Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi *** 1/2
One Nation, Under Gods by Peter Manseau *** 1/2
West With The Night by Beryl Markham *** 1/2
The Fisher King by Paule Marshall *** 1/2
A Clash Of Kings by George R.R. Martin *** 1/2
A Storm Of Swords by George R.R. Martin *** 1/2
A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin *** 1/2
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin *** 1/2
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin *** 1/2
Lost Books Of The Odyssey by Zachary Mason *** 1/2
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann *** 1/2
Transatlantic by Colum McCann *** 1/2
The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy *** 1/2
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy *** ½ 
The Road by Cormac McCarthy *** ½ 
Wolves Of Eden by Kevin McCarthy *** 1/2 
The Man Of The House by Stephen McCauley *** 1/2
Little Nemo in Slumberland (the strip in general) by Winsor McCay *** 1/2
The Member Of The Wedding by Carson McCullers *** 1/2
John Adams by David McCullough *** 1/2
Someone by Alice McDermott *** 1/2
Atonement by Ian McEwan *** 1/2
The Children Act by Ian McEwan *** 1/2
A Brief History Of Creation by Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II *** 1/2
The Son by Philip Meyer *** 1/2 
God: A Biography by Jack Miles *** 1/2 
Circe by Madeline Miller *** 1/2
The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser *** 1/2
Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Steven Millhauser *** 1/2
Enchanted Night by Steven Millhauser *** 1/2
In The Penny Arcade by Steven Millhauser *** 1/2
We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser *** 1/2
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima *** 1/2
Anne Of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery *** 1/2
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery *** 1/2
Two Adolescents by Alberto Moravia *** 1/2
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris *** ½
Beloved by Toni Morrison *** 1/2
A Red Death by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
White Butterfly by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
Black Betty by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
A Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
Little Green by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
Rose Gold by Walter Mosley *** 1/2 
I'm A Free State by V.S. Naipul *** 1/2 
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar *** 1/2
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness *** 1/2
More Than This by Patrick Ness *** 1/2
Temeraire by Naomi Novik *** 1/2
Throne Of Jade by Naomi Novik *** 1/2
Victory Of Eagles by Naomi Novik *** 1/2
Blood Of Tyrants by Naomi Novik *** 1/2
Uprooted by Naomi Novik *** 1/2  
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik *** 1/2 
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama *** 1/2 
The Aubrey-Maturin Series by Patrick O'Brian *** 1/2 
Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien *** 1/2
My Father, The Pornographer by Chris Offutt *** 1/2
Thunderhead by Mary O'Hara *** 1/2
The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollmann *** 1/2 
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje *** 1/2 
There There by Tommy Orange *** 1/2 
The Library Book by Susan Orlean *** 1/2 
When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka *** 1/2
Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker *** 1/2
Resolution by Robert B. Parker *** 1/2
The Horseman by Tim Pears *** 1/2
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck *** 1/2
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck *** 1/2
On The Wings Of Heroes by Richard Peck *** 1/2
A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman *** 1/2
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins (short story) *** 1/2
Out Stealing Horses by Pers Petersen *** 1/2  
Imperial Twilight by Stephen R. Platt *** 1/2 
The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? by Padgett Powell *** 1/2
The Ruby In The Smoke by Philip Pullman *** 1/2
The Shadow In The North by Philip Pullman *** 1/2
His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman *** 1/2
His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman *** 1/2
The Revenant by Michael Punke *** 1/2 
The Tangled Tree by David Quammen *** 1/2 
Playing To The Gods by Peter Rader *** 1/2 
The Doorman's Repose by Chris Raschka *** 1/2 
Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman (1986) *** 1/2
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson *** 1/2
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ***1/2
The Years Of Rice And Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson *** 1/2
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson *** 1/2
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson *** 1/2
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson *** 1/2
The Leviathan by Joseph Roth (trans Michael Hoffmann) *** 1/2
I Married A Communist by Philip Roth *** 1/2
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth *** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling *** 1/2
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff *** 1/2
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks *** 1/2
Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks *** 1/2
Blindness by Jose Saramago *** 1/2
Unnatural Deaths by Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey) *** 1/2
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers *** 1/2
Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers *** 1/2
Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers *** 1/2 
The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers *** 1/2 
Roman Blood by Steven Saylor *** 1/2 
Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm *** 1/2
Peanuts (the comic strip in general) by Charles M. Schulz *** 1/2
The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958 by Charles M. Schulz *** 1/2
The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964 by Charles M. Schulz *** 1/2
The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz *** 1/2
The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970 by Charles M. Schulz *** ½
Bicycle Days by John Burnham Schwartz *** 1/2 
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris *** 1/2 
Calypso by David Sedaris *** 1/2 
Transit by Anna Seghers (1944) *** 1/2 
The Marvels by Brian Selznick *** 1/2
Young Nicholas by Rene Goscinny; illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempe *** 1/2
Kara Kush by Idries Shah *** 1/2
Nosferatu by Jim Shepard *** 1/2
The Book Of Aron by Jim Shepard *** 1/2
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto *** 1/2
Dark Victory: The Life Of Bette Davis by Ed Sikov *** ½
The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson *** 1/2
Indelible by Karin Slaughter *** 1/2
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter *** 1/2
Stitches by David Small *** 1/2
Golden Age by Jane Smiley *** 1/2
Stand-Off by Andrew Smith *** 1/2
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith *** 1/2
The Complete Bone by Jeff Smith *** 1/2
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen *** 1/2
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man by Walter Stahr *** 1/2
The Secret Of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange *** 1/2
This Divided Island by Samanth Subramanian *** 1/2
Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson *** 1/2
I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi *** 1/2
The Secret History by Donna Tartt *** 1/2
A Woman Of Means by Peter Taylor *** 1/2
The Collected Stories Of Peter Taylor *** 1/2
A Summons To Memphis by Peter Taylor *** 1/2
The Oracle At Stoneleigh Court by Peter Taylor *** 1/2
Habibi by Craig Thompson *** 1/2
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti *** 1/2 
The Master by Colm Toibin *** 1/2  
#SAD: Doonesbury In The Time of Trump by Garry Trudeau *** 1/2
The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman *** 1/2 
The Gilded Age by Mark Twain *** 1/2 
Sketches New And Old by Mark Twain *** 1/2
Mister Max: The Book Of Secrets by Cynthia Voigt *** 1/2
The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America by 
T.H. Watkins *** 1/2
The Complete Calvin And Hobbes by Bill Waterson *** 1/2
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh *** 1/2
The Graduate by Charles Webb *** 1/2
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster *** 1/2 
The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius *** 1/2 
The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub *** 1/2 
The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss *** 1/2
The House Of Mirth by Edith Wharton *** 1/2
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead *** 1/2
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead *** 1/2
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead *** 1/2
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams *** 1/2
My First Hundred Years In Show Business by Mary Louise Wilson *** 1/2
1944: FDR and The Year That Changed History by Jay Winik *** 1/2
The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff *** 1/2
Ride With The Devil aka Woe To Live On by Daniel Woodrell *** 1/2
What's Left Of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles Vol. 1 by Kat Zhang *** 1/2
Triumph and Disaster: Five Historical Miniatures by Stefan Zweig *** 1/2


Three Brothers by Peter Ackroyd ***
So Long, And Thanks for All The Fish by Douglas Adams ***
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga ***
The Teeth Of The Gale by Joan Aiken ***
Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search For Extra-Terrestrial Life edited by Jim Al-khalili ***
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg ***
The Wreck Of The Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg ***
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg ***
Skellig by David Almond
The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond ***
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid ***
Journey Into Fear by Eric Ambler ***
Feed by M.T. Anderson (2002) ***/
Landscape With Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson ***
Mom And Me And Mom by Maya Angelou ***
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt ***
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer ***
Only Time Will Tell (Clifton Chronicles Vol 1) by Jeffrey Archer ***
A Massacre in Memphis by Steven V. Ash ***
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov ***
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov ***
The Caves Of Steel by Isaac Asimov ***
Tales of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov ***
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson ***
Never Mind by Edward St. Aubyn ***
Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn ***
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ***
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ***
Beyond The Western Sea Book 1 by Avi ***
The Most Important Thing by Avi ***
Murder At Midnight by Avi **The Search For Delicious by Natalie Babbitt ***
Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt *** 
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin ***/ 
Jane And The Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron ***
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry ***
Saul and Patty by Charles Baxter *** 
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel ***
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel ***
Death Walks In Eastrepp by Francis Beeding ***
Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery by James R. Benn ***
Blood Alone by James R. Benn ***
Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike by David Beresford ***
38 Nooses by Scott W. Berg ***
The Bill Of Rights by Carol Berkin ***
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry ***
Orphans Of The Carnival by Carol Birch ***
Lizzie and the Lost Baby by Cheryl Blackford ***
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom ***
In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume ***
By Night In Chile by Roberto Bolaño *** 
The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert ***
The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin ***
The First Congress by Fergus M. Bordewich ***
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: From Concept To Classic by Laurent Bouzereau ***
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ***
Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury ***
The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley ***
As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust by Alan Bradley ***
A Million Heavens by John Brandon ***
Court-Martial by Chris Bray ***
The Tropic Of Serpents by Marie Brennan ***
Voyage Of The Basilisk by Marie Brennan ***
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronté ***
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
Hinterland by Caroline Brothers *** 
Hickory by Palmer Brown *** 
The Panic Of 1907 by Robert F. Bruner and Sean Carr ***
Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr. ***
Marco Polo If You Can by William F. Buckley Jr. ***
The Story Of Henri Tod by William F. Buckley Jr. ***
Right Reason by William F. Buckley Jr. ***
Racing Through Paradise by William F. Buckley Jr. ***
Why Time Flies by Alan Burdick ***
The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs ***
Music For Chameleons by Truman Capote ***
Leviathan Awakes by James S.A. Carey *** 
A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey ***  
Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights... by Larry Carlton ***
The Alienist by Caleb Carr *** 
The Case Against The Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky ***
Sorcerer To The Crown by Zen Cho ***
Global Discontents by Noam Chomsky; interviews w David Barsamian ***  
The Unknown Universe by Stuart Clark ***
Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke *** 
2001: A Space Odyssey ***  
Rendezvous With Rama *** 
The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate ***
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins ***
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ***
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad ***
Achilles by Elizabeth Cook ***
London Falling by Paul Cornell ***
Soulless by Gail Corriger ***
The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill ***
Memory Theater by Simon Critchley *** 
Skippy: Daily Comics 1928-1930 by Percy Crosby ***
Skippy: Daily Comics 1931-1933 by Percy Crosby *** 
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis ***
Rodzina by Karen Cushman ***
Showdown At Shepherd's Bush by David Davis ***
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton ***
Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton *** 
The War Before The War by Andrew Delbanco *** 
No Tomorrow by Vivant Denon ***
Our Man In Charleston by Christopher Dickey ***
Hans Brinker, Or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge ***\
I Am Spartacus: Making A Film, Breaking The Blacklist by Kirk Douglas ***
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Himself ***
A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle *** 
The Sign Of The Four by Arthur Conan Doyle ***
The Valley Of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle ***
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle ***
Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar ***
Half Magic by Edward Eager ***
Sum: Forty Tales From The Afterlives by David Eagleman ***
South Toward Home by Margaret Eby ***
Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan ***
Revolutionary Summer by Joseph Ellis ***
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From Making Of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes ***
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides ***
Of Bone And Thunder by Chris Evans ***
Toms River by Dan Fagin ***
Luminous Airplanes by Paul La Farge ***
A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks ***
The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald ***
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ***
Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S Forester ***
Lord Hornblower by C.S Forester ***
Prince Valiant Volume 1: 1937-1938 by Hal Foster ***
Prince Valiant Volume 2: 1939-1940 by Hal Foster ***
The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault ***
Bryant And May: Strange Tides by Christopher Fowler *** 
Conan Doyle For The Defense by Margalit Fox ***
Four Futures: Visions Of The World After Capitalism by Peter Frase ***
The Age Of Acquiescence by Steve Fraser ***/
Quiet Until The Thaw by Alexandra Fuller ***/
George F. Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis ***
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman ***
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ***
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman ***A Gathering Of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines ***
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell ***
The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard ***/
Words Without Music by Philip Glass ***
Nicholas Again by Rene Goscinny; illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempe ***
Otis Redding by Jonathan Gould ***/
Jumper by Steven Gould ***
Jumper: Griffin's Story by Steven Gould ***
Refugee by Alan Gratz ***
The Black Country by Alex Grecian ***
Looking For Alaska by John Green ***
Paper Towns by John Green ***\
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green ***
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene ***
The Magician by Lev Grossman ***
The Magician King by Lev Grossman ***
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman ***
The Road To Jonestown by Jeff Guinn ***
The Case Of The Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall ***
The Case Of The Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall ***
The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall ***
The Bad-Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu by Josh Hammer ***
Living Dead Until Dallas by Charlaine Harris ***
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris ***
Day Shift by Charlaine Harris ***
Fatherland by Robert Harris ***
Enigma by Robert Harris ***
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris ***
Joan Of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison ***
Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart ***
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker ***/
The Tale Of Shikanodo Book 3: Lord Of Darkwood by Lian Hearn ***
The Tale Of Shikanodo Book 4: The Tengu's Game Of Go by Lian Hearn ***
Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert Heinlein ***
Memoir From Antproof Case by Mark Helprin ***
The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway ***
The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway ***
Losing Our Way by Bob Herbert ***
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen ***
Skink -- No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen ***
The Keeper's Son by Homer Hickam ***
Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam ***/
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks ***
The Stone Heart: The Nameless City Volume 2 by Faith Erin Hicks ***/
Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins ***
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith ***
Seven Rivers West by Edward Hoagland ***
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb ***
Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb ***
The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth ***
Nights In Aruba by Andrew Holleran *** 
Aladdin -- a new translation by Paolo Lemos Horta *** 
Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household ***
Neverhome by Laird Hunt *** 
Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston ***
Righteous by Joe Ide ***
Setting Free The Bears by John Irving ***
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving ***
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving ***
Avenue Of Mysteries by John Irving ***
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood ***
How To Catch A Bogle by Catherine Jenkins ***
A Plague Of Bogles by Catherine Jenkins ***
The Last Bogler by Catherine Jenkins ***
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson ***
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston ***
The Siege by Ismail Kadare ***
Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan ***/
The Learners by Chip Kidd ***
Dream Of Spires by Laurie R. King ***
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing Of The Three by Stephen King ***
Plain Tales From The Hills by Rudyard Kipling ***
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales by Rudyard Kipling ***
Barrack-Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling ***
Captain's Courageous by Rudyard Kipling ***
The Complete Stalky And Co. by Rudyard Kipling ***
From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg ***
Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn ***
The Translation Of Love by Lynne Kutsukaka *** 
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? by Robert Kuttner *** 
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri ***
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri ***
The French Admiral (Alan Lewrie series) by Dewey Lambdin ***
The King's Privateer by Dewey Lambdin, an Alan Lewrie adventure ***
Savage Season (Hap and Leonard #1) by Joe R. Lansdale ***
Big Machine by Victor LaValle ***
The Devil In Silver by Victor LaValle ***
The Changeling by Victor LaValle ***
A Drink Before The War by Dennis Lehane ***
Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane ***
Sacred by Dennis Lehane ***
Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane ***
The Child Who by Simon Lelic ***
The Gentleman by Forrest Leo ***
Death In A Strange Country by Donna Leon ***
Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem ***
Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen ***
The Remarkable Education Of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin *** 
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis *** 
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (1961) ***
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis ***
The Big Short by Michael Lewis ***
The Wind On The Moon by Eric Linklater ***
What Just Happened by Art Linson ***
The Siege Of Washington by John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood ***
Proxy by Alex London ***
America's Bank by Roger Lowenstein ***
Midnight Plus One by Gavin Lyall ***
Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon ***
Finale by Thomas Mallon ***
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill -- Defender Of The Realm 1940-1965 by William Manchester with Paul Reid ***
Tamburlaine Parts I and III by Christopher Marlowe ***
The World Of Tomorrow by Brendan Matthews ***
Willie And Joe Back Home by Bill Mauldin ***
All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy ***
Easy Way Out by Stephen McCauley *** 
Marilla Of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy *** 
1776 by David McCullough ***
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough ***
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid ***
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan ***
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan ***
The Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor And Charley Boorman *** 
Circling The Sun by Paula McLain *** 
Beatles Vs. Stones by John McMillian *** 
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy ***
Billy Budd by Herman Melville ***
Tales of The South Pacific by James A Michener *** 
God in the Qu'ran by Jack Miles *** 
Quakeland by Kathryn Miles ***
Hero Of The Empire by Candice Millar ***
The King In The Tree by Steven Millhauser ***
The Knife Thrower by Steven Millhauser ***
Little Kingdoms by Steven Millhauser ***
Slade House by David Mitchell ***
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell *** for story/* for ugliness
Young Once by Patrick Modiano ***
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano ***
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery ***
Anne Of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery ***
Rilla Of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery ***
Hero by Perry Moore ***
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo ***
The Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles R. Morris ***
Starting Out In The Evening by Brian Morton ***
Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley  ***
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley ***
Gone Fishin' by Walter Mosley ***
Six Easy Pieces by Walter Mosley ***
And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley ***
Keats by Andrew Motion ***
The Spyglass Tree by Albert Murray ***
Revolutionary by Alex Myers ***
Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar ***
Five Children And It by E. Nesbit ***
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit ***
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit ***
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness *** 
Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee (bio of John W Campbell and sci-fi) *** 
John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk ***
Between You And Me by Mary Norris ***
Bed Knob And Broomstick by Mary Norton ***
The Borrowers by Mary Norton ***
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik ***
Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik ***
League Of Dragons by Naomi Novik ***
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik ***
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien ***
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara ***
Green Grass Of Wyoming by Mary O'Hara ***
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill ***
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel ***
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel *** 
Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker ***
Brimstone by Robert B. Parker ***
Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert B. Parker ***
A Mighty Heart by Mariane Pearl ***
Fair Weather by Richard Peck ***
East Of The West by Miroslav Penkov ***
The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman ***
Cruel As The Grave by Sharon Kay Penman ***
Dragon's Lair by Sharon Kay Penman ***
Prince Of Darkness by Sharon Kay Penman ***
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman ***
Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer ***
Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick ***
Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey ***
The Monopolists by Mary Pilon ***
God's Bankers by Gerald Posner ***
Typical by Padgett Powell ***
Aliens Of Affection by Padgett Powell ***
Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men by Padgett Powell ***
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers ***
The Book Of Dust Volume One: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman ***
The Tiger In The Well by Philip Pullman ***
The White Mercedes by Philip Pullman ***
Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Bway Revolution by Scott S. Purdum ***
To Ruhleban and Back by Geoffrey Pyke ***
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon ***
The Great Surge by Steve Radelet ***
Genius For Deception by Nicholas Rankin ***
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome ***
The Evenings by Gerard Reve (1956) (trans by Sam Garrett) ***/
Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts ***
Island Of Bones by Imogen Robertson ***
Circle Of Shadows by Imogen Robertson ***
Switched On by John Elder Robinson ***
The Martians by Kim Stanley Robinson ***
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson ***
Bright Island by Mabel L. Robinson ***
The Violet Hour by Katie Roiphe ***
Moonday by Alex Ross ***
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling ***
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling ***
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling ***
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling ***
Social Disease by Paul Rudnick ***
It's All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick ***
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks ***
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery ***
Dominion by C.J. Samson ***
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi ***
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi ***
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey) ***
The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers ***
Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey) by Dorothy L. Sayers ***  
Arms Of Nemesis by Steven Saylor ***
Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets by Elaine Scarry ***
Tow-Truck Pluck by Annie M.G. Schmidt ***
The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 by Charles M. Schulz ***
The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 by Charles M. Schulz ***
The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 by Charles M. Schulz ***
The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 by Charles M. Schulz ***
The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974 by Charles M. Schulz ***
Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz ***
The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz *** 
Barrel Fever by David Sedaris ***
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris *** 
Naked by David Sedaris ***  
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris ***  
The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden ***
The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick ***
The Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak ***
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life by Maurice Sendak ***
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ***
New Thoughts by Wallace Shawn ***
Battling Against Castro by Jim Shepard ***
Demon Vol. 2 by Jason Shiga ***
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve ***
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides ***
Blood And Thunder by Hampton Sides ***
In The Kingdom Of Ice by Hampton Sides ***
Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers by Ed Sikov *** 
The Carter Of La Providence by Georges Simenon (1931) (Maigret #2) ***/
The Late Monsieur Gallet by Georges Simenon (1931) (Maigret #3) ***
Kisscut by Karin Slaughter ***/
A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter ***/
Faithless by Karin Slaughter ***
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter ***
No. 1 Ladies Detctive Agency by Alexander McCall Smith ***
Winger by Andrew Smith ***
Mussolini by Denis Mack Smith ***
American Mirror: The Life And Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon ***
Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy by Bishop John Shelby Spong ***
The Last Cowboys Of San Geronimo by Ian Stansel *** 
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson *** (but *** 1/2 in terms of influence)
Love, Nina by Nine Stibbe ***
The Living Constitution by David A. Strauss ***
The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout ***
The Curious World Of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Tate *** 
The Emissary by Yoko Tawada ***
In The Miro District and Other Stories by Peter Taylor ***
In The Tennessee Country by Peter Taylor ***
Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout ***
The Vatican Diaries by John Thavis ***
The Land Of Steady Habits by Ted Thompson ***
The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin ***
Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin ***
Play It Loud by Brad Tolinski and Alan Di Perna ***
The Tolkein Reader by J.R.R. Tolkein ***
The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkein ***
The Silmarilion by J.R.R. Tolkein ***
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin ***
Cue For Treason by Geoffrey Trease ***
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner ***
The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County And Other Sketches by Mark Twain ***
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain ***
The Prince And The Pauper by Mark Twain ***
Countdown To Pearl Harbor by Steve Twomey ***
Bobby Kennedy by Larry Tye ***
The Cleaner of Chartres by Sally Vickers ***
Mister Max: The Book Of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt *** 
Toaff's Way by Cynthia Voigt ***
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut ***
The Late Scholar (A Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mystery) by Jill Paton Walsh ***
Farthing by Jo Walton *** 
Camelot's End by Jon Ward *** 
Coffin, Scarcely Used by Colin Watson (1958) ***
Bump In The Night: A Flaxborough Mystery by Colin Watson ***
Patient: The True Story Of A Rare Illness by Ben Watt ***
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh ***
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh ***
Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh ***
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh ***
New Cardiff by Charles Webb ***
The Marriage Game by Alison Weir ***
The Young World by Chris Weitz ***
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton ***
Cosby: His Life And Times by Mark Whitaker ***
Smoketown by Mark Whitaker ***
States of Desire by Edmund White ***
The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White ***
The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White *** 
Hotel de Dream by Edmund White *** 
Jack Holmes and His Friends by Edmund White *** 
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead *** 
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death by Colson Whitehead *** 
Falling Ill by CK Williams ***
Writing To Save A Life: The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman ***
A Series Of Catastrophes And Miracles by Mary Elizabeth Williams ***
The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow ***
Savages by Don Winslow ***
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters ***
The Duke Of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff ***
In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs by Tobiass Wolff ***
Back In The World by Tobias Wolff ***
In Pharoah's Army by Tobias Wolff ***
Old School by Tobias Wolff ***
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson ***
Death Of A Red Heroine (Inspector Chen mystery) by Qiu Xialong ***
The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan ***
Genius and Discovery: Five Historical Miniatures by Stefan Zweig *** 

Updated December 31, 2018