This is a list of the books that I would like to read. Some of these books I own and some I do not. Of course I am always finding out about more books that sound interesting so this list will be updated. As I read them I will strike them out instead of just deleting them because it makes me feel more accomplished. I have put the total of how many books are in each section near the top because sometimes I like the Random Number Generator to decide what I should read. If you have read any of them let me know! Suggestions are also welcomed!
FICTION (total: 94)
Classics (2)
  • Le Morte d’Artur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Contemporary Fiction (7)
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
  • Body of Knowledge by Carol Dawson
  • Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • To the End of the Land by David Grossman
  • Skippy Dies  by Paul Murray
  • Home to Woefield: A Novel by Susan Juby
Historical Fiction (52)
  • Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
  • The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
  • A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
  • The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George
  • The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
  • Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes #1) by Shannon Kay Penman
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome #1) by Colleen McCullough
  • Katherine by Anya Seton
  • Shogun (Asian Saga #3) by James Clavell
  • Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
  • A Vision of Light (Margaret of Ashbury #1) by Judith Merkle Riley
  • The Shield of Three Lions (Alix of Wanthwaite #1) by Pamela Kaufman
  • The Thrall’s Tale by Judith Lindberg
  • Black Ships (Numinous World, #1) by Jo Graham
  • The Circle and the Cross (The Wanderers, #1) by Caiseal Mor
  • The Game of Kings (The Lymond Chronicles, #1) by Dorthy Dunnett
  • Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
  • The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning
  • At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
  • Hood (King Raven #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow
  • Each Bright River by Mildred Masterson McNeilly
  • The Desert Crop by Catherine Cookson
  • Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart
  • The Day the Falls Stoop Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • The Gentleman’s Garden by Catherine Jinks
  • Sweetbitter: A Novel by Reginald Gibbons
  • Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
  • Jubilee Trail by Gwen Bristow
  • Aztec (Aztec Series #1) by Gary Jennings
  • A Suitable Boy by Seth Vikram
  • Harpsong (The Oklahoma Stories & Storytellers Series, V. 1) by Rilla Askew
  • Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
  • Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling
  • A Catch of Consequence (Makepeace Hedley #1) by Diana Norman
  • The Royal Physician’s Visit by Per Olov Enquist
  • Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
  • The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
  • Hawaii by James A. Michener
  • These is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine #1) by  Nancy E. Turner
  • The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
  • Cape Random: A Novel by Bernice Morgan
  • Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland by Susan Fraser King
  • Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja
  • The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
  • The Eagle of the Ninth (Eagle of the Ninth #1) by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Fools Crow by James Welch
  • Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
  • South Riding by Winifred Holtby
  • O Pioneers! by Willa Carter
  • Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1) by Patrick O’Brian
  • Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1) by George MacDonald Fraser
Mystery (5)
  • The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco, #1) by Lindsey Davis
  • The Killing Way (Arthurian Mysteries #1) by Tony Hays
  • Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death #1) by Ariana Franklin
  • Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom
  • The Blessing Way (Navajo Mysteries, #1) by Tony Hillerman
Fantasy (10)
  • The Book of Flying by Keith Miller
  • Heart’s Blood (Whistling Tor, #1) by Juliet Marillier
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norwell by Susanna Clarke
  • Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
  • The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercombie
  • Hell by Robert Olen Butler
  • Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  • The Habitation of the Blessed (A Dirge for Prester John, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
  • His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik
  • The Last Werewolfe by Glen Duncan
  • Moondogs by Alexander Yates
Romance (3)
  • Arabella y Georgette Heyer
  • The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
  • Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer
Young Adult (11)
  • Leverage by Joshua C. Cohn
  • The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
  • Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins
  • Break by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Theories of Relativity by Barbara Haworth-Attard
  • Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
  • Bottled Up by Jaye Murray
  • Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
  • There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
  • The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  • Trigger by Susan Vaught
Science-Fiction (3)
  • Warchild by Karin Lowachee
  • The Philosopher’s Apprentice: A Novel by James K. Marrow
  • The Sparrow (The Sparrow #1) by Mary Doria Russell
  • A Port Through Time by Anne Millard
NONFICTION (total 102)
History (31)
  • The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Phillbrick
  • Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland by Malachy McCourt
  • Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
  • Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princess by Bertram Fields
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir
  • Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di by Kris Waldherr
  • The Perfect King by Ian Mortimer
  • Medieval Panorama by Robert Bartlett
  • Arthur’s Britain by Leslie Alcott
  • The Age of Arthur: A History of the British Isles from 350 to 650 by John Morris
  • Growing up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History by Barbara A. Hanawalt
  • Finding Merlin: The Truth Behind the Legend by Adam Ardrey
  • Finding Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend of the Once and Future King by Adam Ardrey
  • The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849 by Cecil Woodham-Smith
  • The Life and Death of Anne Boleyen by Eric Ives
  • Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental SOldier by Alfred F. Young
  • Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War by David Williams
  • Edward II by Seymour Phillips
  • Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine by Jasper Becker
  • Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Phillbrick
  • A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn
  • The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg by Helen Rappaport
  • Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth
  • The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time by John Kelly
  • Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican by J.P. Gallagher
  • The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang
  • Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King
  • The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer
  • Jesse James: The Last Rebel of the Civil War by T.J. Stiles
  • The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830’s London by Sarah Wise
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson
Memoir (25)
  • Journey into the Whirlind by Evgenia Ginzburg
  • Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
  • The Gatekeeper: A Memoir by Terry Eagleton
  • Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue y Danielle Ofri
  • Tomorrow be Brave: A Memoir of the Only Woman Ever to Serve in the French Foreign Legion by Susan Travers
  • The Day the Voices Stopped: A Schizophrenic’s Journey from Madness to Hope by Ken Steele
  • Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg
  • A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Gweilo: Memoir of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth
  • Permanent Midnight: A Memoir by Jerry Stahl
  • Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley
  • Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
  • Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir by Carolyn Jourdan
  • The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrad
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
  • Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures by Robert K. Wittman
  • Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen
  • The Girl From Foreign:  A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Lost Loves, and Forgotten Histories by Sadia Shepard
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
  • A Yank Back to England: The Prodigal Tourist Returns by Denis Lipman
  • The Sound of the Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey
  • The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II by Denis Avery
  • Ghost Bread by Sonja Livingston
  • Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden by Ruth Kassinger
Animals (6)
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
  • Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien
  • The Parrot Who Owns Me: The Story of a Relationship by Joanna Burger
  • The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir by Holly Robinson
  • Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur by Carl Safina
  • Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn by Hannah Holmes
  • Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods
  • Swimming with Orca: My Life with New Zealand’s Killer Whales by Ingrid Visser
  • The Whole Hog: the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs by Lyall Watson
General Science (3)
Social History/Issues (7)
  • The Last of the Celts by Marcus Tanner
  • Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from America’s Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz
  • This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Dew Gilpin Faust
  • The Knight The Lady and The Priest- The Making of Marriage in Medieval France by Georges Duby
  • Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple

  • Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre-  How We Dignify the Dead by Sarah Murray



  • Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa Miller



Food Issues/ Farming Memoirs (11)
  • The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
  • The 64$ Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden by William Alexander
  • Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese by Brad Kessler
  • Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm by Jeanne Marie Laskas
  • A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell
  • Epitaph for a Peach: Four Season on My Family Farm by David M. Masumoto
  • Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life by Brian Brett
  • Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life by Barbara Drake
  • This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm by Scott Chaskey
  • Farm Anatomy: Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life by Julia Rothman
  • The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family by Jim Minick
Other Nonfiction (18)
  • Stones of Aran: Pilgramage (Stones of Aran #1) by Tim Robinson
  • The United States of America by Martin Hintz
  • East End Chronicles by Ed Golnert
  • As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who was Raised as a Girl by John Colapinto
  • The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, from the Revolution to the First World War by Graham Robb
  • Patience and Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quixotic Task of Preserving a Legacy by Nicolas A. Basbanes
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: Hundreds of Intriguing Facts About Living in the USA by Cheryl Russell
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
  • The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest by Timothy Egan
  • Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West
  • Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
  • Crossing Open Ground by Barry Lopez
  • State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America edited by Matt Weiland
  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams
  • The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present
  • The Best Creative Nonfiction (3)
  • In Fact: the Best of Creative Nonfiction
  • Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
  • Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

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