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.

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.

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 Name

Author First Name

Title

Haruf

Kent

All Souls At Night

Doerr

Anthony

All the Light We Cannot See

Jones

Tayari

American Marriage, An

Winspear

Jacqueline

The American Agent (12)

El Akkad

Omar

American War

Winspear

Jacqueline

Among the Mad (6)*

Tolstoy

Leo

Anna Karenina

Sophocles

 

Antigone

Mahfouz

Naguig

Arabian Nights and Days

Strout

Elizabeth

Anything is Possible

Halliday

Lisa

Asymmetry

Lewis

Sinclair

Babbitt

Updike

John

Bech:  A Book

Haurf

Kent

Benediction

Winspear

Jacqueline

Birds of a Feather (2) *

Oates

Joyce Carol

Black Water

Didion

Joan

Blue Nights

Hood

Ann

Book That Matters Most, The

Strout

Elizabeth

Burgess Boys, The

Ishiguro

Kozuo

Buried Giant, The

Charmock

Anne

Calculated Life, A

Winspear

Jacqueline

Care and Management of Lies:  A Novel of the Great War, The

Galbraith

Robert

Career of Evil

Vonnegut

Kurt

Cat’s Cradle

Heller

Joseph

Catch 22

Galloway

Steven

Cellist of Sarajevo, The

Russo

Richard

Chances Are…

Black

Benjamin

Christine Falls

Twain

Mark

Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Gaskell

Mrs (Elizabeth)

Cranford

Galbraith

Robert

The Cuckoo’s Calling

Bradbury

Ray

Dandelion Wine

Winspear

Jacqueline

Dangerous Place (11)*, A

Munro

Alice

Dear Life

Walker

Martin

The Devil’s Cave

Tyler

Anne

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Le Guin

Ursula

Dispossessed, The

Walsh

M. O.

Don’t Take My Sunshine

Walsh

M.O.

Don’t Take My Sunshine

Russell

Mary Doria

Dreamers of the Day

Tokarczuk

Olga

Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead

Patchett

Ann

Dutch House, The

Smiley

Jane

Early Alert

Westover

Tara

Educated

Black

Benjamin

Elegy for April

Windspear

Jacqueline

Elegy for Eddy (9)*

Jaswal

Balli Kaur

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Russon

Richard

Everybody’s Fool

Haruf

Kent

Eventide

Hamid

Moshin

Exit West

Wolitzer

Meg

Female Persuassion

Groff

Lauren

Florida

Nunez

Sigrid

Friend, The

Guskin

Sharon

Forgetting Time, The

Contreras

Ingrid Rojas

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Tripp

Dawn

Georgia

Howell

Georgiana

Gertrude Bell:  Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

Hyeonseo

Lee

Girl with Seven Names, The

Zgheib

Yara

Girls at 17 Swan Street, The

Smiley

Jane

Golden Age

Dickens

Charles

Great Expectations

Dweyer

Carol

Growth Mindset

Adichie

Chimanda Ngozi

Half of a Yellow Sun

Atwood

Margaret

Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood

Margaret

Heart Goes Last, The

Kelly

Jack

Heaven’s Ditch

Shetterly

Margot

Hidden Figures

Vance

JD

Hilbilly Elegy

Shamsie

Kamila

Homefire

Urrea

Luis Alberto

House of Broken Angels

Warton

Edith

House of Mirth

Ogawa

Yoko

Housekeeper and the Professor, The

Marais

Bianca

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Kang

Han

Human Acts

Sklott

Rebecca

Immortal Life of Henrietta lacks, The

Silber

Joan

Improvement

Capote

Truman

In Cold Blood

Godden

Rummer

In This House of Brede

Winspear

Jacqueline

In this grave hour

Winspear

Jacqueline

Incomplete Revenge (5) *, An

Desai

Kiran

Inheritance of Loss, The

Haruf

Kent

Introduction–Kent Haruf

Berry

Wendall

Jaybar Crow

Windspear

Jacqueline

Journey to Munich (12)*

Grann

 

David

Killers of the Flower Moon:  The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Doig

Ivan

Last Bus to Wisdom

Ko

Lisa

Leavers, The

Windspear

Jacqueline

Leaving Everything Most Loved (10)*

Geer

Andrew Sean

Less

Winspear

Jacqueline

Lesson in Secrets (8)*, A

Vida

Vendela

Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

Galbraith

Robert

Lethal White

Ulrich

Laurel Thatcher

Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary 1785-1812, The

Saunders

George

Lincoln  in the Bardo

Forman, Jr.

James

Locking Up Our Own

Moore

Liz

Long Bright River

Atwood

Margaret

Madd Addam

Lewis

Sinclair

Main Street

Joukhadar

Zeyn

Map of Salt and Stars, The

Winspear

Jacqueline

Mapping of Love and Death (7)*, The

Winspear

Jacqueline

Massie Dobbs (1) *

Winspear

Jacqueline

Messenger of Truth (4)*

Langer

Ellen

Mindfulness*

Dweck

Carol

Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success

Watson

Brad

Miss Jane

Modiano

Patrick

Missing Person

Wilke

Collin

Moonstone, The

Hijuelos

Oscar

Mr. Ives’ Christmas

Macy

Caitlin

Mrs.

Strout

Elizabeth

My Name is Lucy Barton

Choo

Yangsze

 Night Tiger, The

Russo

Richard

Nobody’s Fool*

Toibin

Colm

Nora Webster

Strout

Elizabeth

Olive Again!

Vuong

Ocean

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Quindlen

Anna

One True Thing

Atwood

Margaret

Oryx and Crake

Dinensen

Isak

Out of Africa

Powers

Richard

Overstory, The

Lee

Min Jin

Pachinko

Winspear

Jacqueline

Pardonable Lies (3) *

Wilde

Oscar

Picture of Dorian Gray, The

Haruf

Kent

Plainsong

Doig

Ivan

Prairie Nocturne

Sparks

Muriel

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

Kingsolver

Barbara

Prodigal Summer

Schnittman

Suzanne

Provocative Mothers and their Precocious Daughters

Chevalier

Tracy

Remarkable Creatures

Wright

Cameron

Rent Collector, The

DeFoe

Daniel

Robinson Crusoe

Larson

Kate Clifford

Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Orczy

Baroness

Scarlet Pimpernel, The

Brooks

Geraldine

 Secret Chord, The

George

Alex

Setting Free the Kites

Yun

Jung

Shelter

Zimmer

Carl

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh:  The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Galbraith

Robert

The Silkworm

Ward

Jesmyn

Sing Unburied Sing

Brennan-Jobs

Lisa

Small Fry

Lang

James

Small Teaching

Smiley

Jane

Some Luck

Darznik

Jazmin

Song of a Captive Bird

Iweala

Uzodinma

Speak No Evil

Dawson

Evan

Summer in a Glass

Chancellor

Bryn

Sycamore

Hardy

Thomas

Tess of d’Ubervilles

Atwood

Margaret

The Testaments

Friedman
Mandelbaum

Thomas L
Michael

That Used to be us:  How America Fell Behind in the World it invented and how we can come back

O’Brien

Tim

The Things They Carried

Tolstoy

Leo

War and Peace

Rum

Etaf

A Woman is No Man

Coben

Harlan

The Woods

Orange

Tommy

There, There

Kahneman

Daniel

Thinking Fast and Slow

Frankel

Laurie

This Is How It Always is

Haruf

Kent

Tie That Binds, The

Stowe

Harriet Beecher

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Kang

Han

Vegetarian, The

Appanah

Natacha

Waiting for Tomorrow

Gundar-Goshen

Ayelet

Waking Lions

Tolstoy

Leo

War and Peace

Woolfe

Virginia

Waves, The

Kadish

Rachel

Weight of Ink, The

Haruf

Kent

Where You Once Belonged

Anderson

Carol

White Rage:  The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Rum

Etaf

A Woman is No Man

Collins

Wilkie

The Woman in White

Palacio

R.J.

Wonder

Atwood

Margaret

Year of the Flood, The