Please bear with me while this page is under construction – I’m leaving it live so you can still see the books, but it will be changing frequently until I get them sorted into categories. Many thanks to my friend Kate for help in the organization of the page! Feel free to send me suggestions for topic areas if you have them at


Classic Lit

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh – blogged here

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser – blogged here

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – blogged here

Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway - blogged here

East of Eden by John Steinbeck - blogged here


Contemporary Lit

Joe College by Tom Perrotta – blogged here

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike – blogged here

Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff – blogged here

Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton – blogged here

Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz – blogged here

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan – blogged here

Zorro by Isabel Allende

The Innocent by Ian McEwan - blogged here

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby - blogged here

Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato - blogged here

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery - blogged here

The Zero by Jess Walter - blogged here

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian - blogged here

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley - blogged here

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle - blogged here

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill - blogged here

Hester: The Missing Years of the Scarlet Letter by Paula Reed - blogged here

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby - blogged here



Dish by Jeannette Walls – blogged here

American Plastic by Laurie Essig – blogged here

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell – blogged here

The Book of English Magic by Philip Carr-Gomm – blogged here

The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark – blogged here

Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

The Case for Books by Robert Darnton - blogged here

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum - blogged here

Living Simply with Children by Marie Sherlock - blogged here

Simplicity Lessons by Linda Breen Pierce - blogged here

Book Lust by Nancy Pearl - blogged here



Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah – blogged here

The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs – blogged here

My Boring-Ass Life by Kevin Smith

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Weekends at Bellevue by Julie Holland - blogged here

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose - blogged here

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - blogged here

Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz - blogged here

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls - blogged here


Tech/Student Affairs

The iConnected Parent by Barbara K. Hofer

Helping College Students Find Purpose by Robert Nash

Socialnomics by Eric Qualman

Twitterville by Shel Israel

The New Social Learning by Marcia Connor

Empowered by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler

Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging - blogged here

The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick - blogged here

Share This! by Deanna Zandt - blogged here

What in the World are Your Kids Doing Online? by Barbara Melton and Susan Shankle - blogged here

Googled by Ken Auletta - blogged here


Young Adult

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – blogged here

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead – blogged here

Hate List by Jennifer Brown – blogged here

Project Princess by Meg Cabot – blogged here

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Princess in PinkPrincess in Training and Party Princess by Meg Cabot

Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot - blogged here

Princess in Love by Meg Cabot - blogged here

Sunshine by Robin McKinley - blogged here

Extras by Scott Westerfeld - blogged here

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - blogged here

Beauty by Robin McKinley - blogged here

Looking for Alaska by John Green - blogged here



Still Midnight by Denise Mina – blogged here

Resolution by Denise Mina – blogged here

Exile by Denise Mina – blogged here

Garnethill by Denise Mina – blogged here

Codex by Lev Grossman – blogged here

Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay

In the Heat of the Night by John Dudley Ball - blogged here

Faithful Place by Tana French - blogged here

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson - blogged here

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown - blogged here


Chick Lit/Female Protagonist

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen - blogged here

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen - blogged here


Graphic Novels

Capote in Kansas by Ande Parks – blogged here

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 by Laurell K. Hamilton – blogged here

Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult – blogged here

Dangerous Woman by Sharon Rudahl – blogged here

The Imposter’s Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell - blogged here

Epileptic by David B - blogged here

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus 7Omnibus 6Omnibus 5 - blogged here


Historical Fiction

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland – blogged here

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara – blogged here

American Adulterer by Jed Mercurio – blogged here

All Other Nights by Dara Horn - blogged here


1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1984 by George Orwell - blogged here