Welcome and Books by Title

Welcome to MarshaReads.com.  You will find a collection of short essays about books I’ve read starting in spring 2016.  Your comments are welcomed.

Since this list has grown substantially since I started this website, I provide two tables to help you find a particular book or a particular author.

Because I’m not an expert webmaster, I have the two tables on two pages to minimize your need to scroll seemingly endlessly.

This page has a table with the books aphabetized by title.

“Books by Title” has a table with the books aphabetized by author’s last name.   If “The” or “An” is in the title, the second word is used for aphabetization.

NOTE:  I’ve decided to classify any book that was published >50 years ago as “Classic”.  This is my personal definition.  If we’re still reading a book published more than 50 years ago it must have something that continues to resonate with readers today and likely in the future.  Good enough definition for me.

The list is not exhaustive prior to spring 2016.

Author Last NameAuthor First NameTitle
HarufKentAll Souls At Night
DoerrAnthonyAll the Light We Cannot See
StegnerWallaceAll the Little Live Things
McCarthyCormacAll the Pretty Horses
QuindlenAnnaAlternate Side
JonesTayariAmerican Marriage, An
WinspearJacquelineThe American Agent (12)
WoodardColinAmerica Nations:  A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
El AkkadOmarAmerican War
WinspearJacquelineAmong the Mad (6)*
TolstoyLeoAnna Karenina
BachmanFredrikAnxious People
Sophocles Antigone
MahfouzNaguigArabian Nights and Days
StroutElizabethAnything is Possible
SudbanthadPitchayaBangkok Wakes to Rain
UpdikeJohnBech:  A Book
LefteriChristyThe Beekeeper of Aleppo
PatchettAnnBel Canto
WinspearJacquelineBirds of a Feather (2) *
OatesJoyce CarolBlack Water
WalkerMartinBlack Diamonds
HillermanTonyThe Blessing Way
DidionJoanBlue Nights
HoodAnnBook That Matters Most, The
HuxleyAldousBrave New World
BrockmeierKevinBrief History of the Dead, The
StroutElizabethBurgess Boys, The
IshiguroKozuoBuried Giant, The
WalkerMartinBruno:  Chief of Police
CharmockAnneCalculated Life, A
Miller, JrWalterA Canticle for Lebowitz
WinspearJacquelineCare and Management of Lies:  A Novel of the Great War, The
GalbraithRobertCareer of Evil
VonnegutKurtCat’s Cradle
HellerJosephCatch 22
GallowayStevenCellist of Sarajevo, The
RussoRichardChances Are…
BlackBenjaminChristine Falls
TylerAnneClock Dance
McBrideJamesThe Color of Water  
TwainMarkConnecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
WinspearJacquelineThe Consequences of Fear
HillermanTonyCoyote Waits
GaskellMrs (Elizabeth)Cranford
StegnerWallaceCrossing to Safety
GalbraithRobertThe Cuckoo’s Calling
HillermanTonyDance Hall of the Dead
BradburyRayDandelion Wine
WinspearJacquelineDangerous Place (11)*, A
WalkerMartinThe Dark Vineyard
HillermanTonyThe Dark Wind
NapolitanoAnnDear Edward
MunroAliceDear Life
WilliamsPipDictionary of Lost Words, The
WalkerMartinThe Devil’s Cave
TylerAnneDinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Le GuinUrsulaDispossessed, The
WalshM. O.Don’t Take My Sunshine
WalshM.O.Don’t Take My Sunshine
RussellMary DoriaDreamers of the Day
TokarczukOlgaDrive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
PatchettAnnDutch House, The
SmileyJaneEarly Alert
BlackBenjaminElegy for April
WindspearJacquelineElegy for Eddy (9)*
GreeneGrahamThe End of the Affair
JaswalBalli KaurErotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
RussoRichardEverybody’s Fool
HamidMoshinExit West
WolitzerMegFemale Persuassion
Valdez QunadeKristinThe Five Wounds
NunezSigridFriend, The
GuskinSharonForgetting Time, The
ContrerasIngrid RojasFruit of the Drunken Tree
TowlesAmorA Gentleman in Moscow
HowellGeorgianaGertrude Bell:  Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
HyeonseoLeeGirl with Seven Names, The
ZgheibYaraGirls at 17 Swan Street, The
RaoShobhaGirls Burn Brighter
ErpenbeckJennyGo Went Gone
MandelEmily St JohnGlass Hotel, The
SmileyJaneGolden Age
O’NanStewartThe Good Wife
DickensCharlesGreat Expectations
ConroyPatThe Great Santini
DweyerCarolGrowth Mindset
AdichieChimanda NgoziHalf of a Yellow Sun
AtwoodMargaretHandmaid’s Tale
AtwoodMargaretHeart Goes Last, The
KellyJackHeaven’s Ditch
ShetterlyMargotHidden Figures
VanceJDHilbilly Elegy
LamiLailaHope and the Pursuit of Other Dangerous Things
UrreaLuis AlbertoHouse of Broken Angels
WartonEdithHouse of Mirth
OgawaYokoHousekeeper and the Professor, The
MaraisBiancaHum If You Don’t Know the Words
KangHanHuman Acts
SklottRebeccaImmortal Life of Henrietta lacks, The
CapoteTrumanIn Cold Blood
GoddenRummerIn This House of Brede
WinspearJacquelineIn this grave hour
WinspearJacquelineIncomplete Revenge (5) *, An
DesaiKiranInheritance of Loss, The
HarufKentIntroduction–Kent Haruf
BerryWendallJaybar Crow
DeFoeDanielJournal of the Plague Year
WindspearJacquelineJourney to Munich (12)*
IshiguroKauzoKlara and the Sun
Grann  DavidKillers of the Flower Moon:  The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
LevinIraA Kiss Before Dying
BenedictMarieLady Clementine
AustenJaneLady Susan
DoigIvanLast Bus to Wisdom
GoodwinDoris KearnsLeadership in Turbulent Times
KoLisaLeavers, The
WindspearJacquelineLeaving Everything Most Loved (10)*
GeerAndrew SeanLess
WinspearJacquelineLesson in Secrets (8)*, A
VidaVendelaLet the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
GalbraithRobertLethal White
UlrichLaurel ThatcherLife of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary 1785-1812, The
TowlesAmorThe Lincoln Highway
SaundersGeorgeLincoln  in the Bardo
Forman, Jr.JamesLocking Up Our Own
MandelEmily St JohnLola Quartet, The
AllendeIsabelA Long Petal of the Sea
MooreLizLong Bright River
LusisellaValerieLost Children Archives
AtwoodMargaretMadd Addam
LewisSinclairMain Street
JoukhadarZeynMap of Salt and Stars, The
WinspearJacquelineMapping of Love and Death (7)*, The
WinspearJacquelineMassie Dobbs (1) *
OgawaYokoMemory Police, The
WinspearJacquelineMessenger of Truth (4)*
HaigMattThe Midnight Library
CainJames M.Mildred Pierce
QuindlenAnnaMiller’s Valley
DweckCarolMindset:  The New Psychology of Success
WatsonBradMiss Jane
ModianoPatrickMissing Person
WilkeCollinMoonstone, The
LombardoClaireThe Most Fun We Ever Had
Que MaiNguyen PhanMountains Sing, The
HijuelosOscarMr. Ives’ Christmas
Ben-MosheDannyMy Lost Family
du MaurierDaphneMy Cousin Rachel
StroutElizabethMy Name is Lucy Barton
ChooYangsze Night Tiger, The
RussoRichardNobody’s Fool*
ToibinColmNora Webster
GaskellElizabethNorth and South
StroutElizabethOh William
StroutElizabethOlive Again!
VuongOceanOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
QuindlenAnnaOne True Thing
AtwoodMargaretOryx and Crake
DinensenIsakOut of Africa
PowersRichardOverstory, The
LeeMin JinPachinko
WinspearJacquelinePardonable Lies (3) *
PatchettAnneThe Patron Saint of Liars
EngerLeifPeace Like a River
HillermanTonyPeople of Darkness
WildeOscarPicture of Dorian Gray, The
DoigIvanPrairie Nocturne
AustenJanePride and Prejudice
SparksMurielPrime of Miss Jean Brodie, The
KingsolverBarbaraProdigal Summer
SchnittmanSuzanneProvocative Mothers and their Precocious Daughters
HansberryLorraineRaisin in the Sun
ChevalierTracyRemarkable Creatures
StegnerWallaceRemembering Laughter
WrightCameronRent Collector, The
DeFoeDanielRobinson Crusoe
LarsonKate CliffordRosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
OrczyBaronessScarlet Pimpernel, The
BrooksGeraldine Secret Chord, The
GeorgeAlexSetting Free the Kites
ZimmerCarlShe Has Her Mother’s Laugh:  The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
GalbraithRobertThe Silkworm
WardJesmynSing Unburied Sing
McTiernanDervlaThe Sisters
HillermanTonySkeleton Man
Brennan-JobsLisaSmall Fry
LangJamesSmall Teaching
SmileyJaneSome Luck
DarznikJazminSong of a Captive Bird
IwealaUzodinmaSpeak No Evil
StegnerWallaceSpectator Bird
MandelEmily St JohnStation Eleven
QuindlenAnnaStill Life with Bread Crumbs
DawsonEvanSummer in a Glass
WinspearJacquelineA Sunlit Weapon
MichenerJamesTales of the South Pacific
HardyThomasTess of d’Ubervilles
AtwoodMargaretThe Testaments
Thomas L
That Used to be us:  How America Fell Behind in the World it invented and how we can come back
OrangeTommyThere, There
AdichieChimamanda NgoziThing Around Your Neck, The
O’BrienTimThe Things They Carried
HillermanTonyA Thief of Time
KahnemanDanielThinking Fast and Slow
FrankelLaurieThis Is How It Always is
HaynesNatalieA Thousand Ships
HarufKentTie That Binds, The
ShakespeareWilliamTragedy of Julius Caesar, The
GalbraithRobertTroubled Blood
StoweHarriet BeecherUncle Tom’s Cabin
UllmannLinnUnquiet:  A Novel
BennettBritThe Vanishing Half
KangHanVegetarian, The
AppanahNatachaWaiting for Tomorrow
Gundar-GoshenAyeletWaking Lions
TolstoyLeoWar and Peace
RumEtafA Woman is No Man
WoolfeVirginiaWaves, The
RobertsCokieWe Are Our Mothers’ Daughters
KadishRachelWeight of Ink, The
TompkinsJoanneWhat Comes After