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(last updated October 6, 2017):

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me | Sherman Alexie

We Were Eight Years in Power | Ta- Nehisi Coates

Goodbye, Vitamin | Ruth Khong

Five-Carat Soul | James McBride

What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton (review)

The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks

Sisters | Lily Tuck

Origin | Dan Brown

The Maze at Windermere | Gregory Blake Smith

Oliver Loving | Stephan Merrill Block

The Last Laugh | Lynn Freed

The Woman in the Window | A.J. Finn

The Best of Us | Joyce Maynard

Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro

Sourdough | Robin Sloan

Red Clocks | Leni Zumas

Our Lady of the Prairie | Thisbe Nissen

The Golden House | Salman Rushdie (review)

Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan

The Glass Eye | Jeannie Vanasco

Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo

The Singing Ship | Rebecca Winterer

Fools | Joan Silber

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness | Arundhati Roy

The Windfall | Diksha Basu

Golden Hill | Francis Spufford

Dinner at the Center of the Earth | Nathan Englander (review)

Forest Dark | Nicole Krauss (review)

The Best We Could Do | Thi Bui

Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman

Hello Sunshine | Laura Dave

The Senator's Children | Nicholas Montemarano

Little Fires Everywhere | Celeste Ng (review)

Everything I Never Told You | Celeste Ng

Catalina | Liska Jacobs

Mrs. Caliban | Rachel Ingalls

It's Not Yet Dark | Simon Fitzmaurice

My Absolute Darling | Gabriel Tallent (review)

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin

See What I Have Done | Sara Schmidt

In the Midst of Winter | Isabel Allende

The Ruined House | Ruby Namdar

The Rumor | Elin Hilderbrand

Who is Rich | Matt Klam

The Party | Elizabeth Day

Arbitrary Stupid Goals | Tamara Shopsin

Mrs. Fletcher | Tom Perrotta (review)

Uncommon Type | Tom Hanks

The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin

Wonder Valley | Ivy Pochoda

What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons

The Revolution of Marina M. | Janet Fitch

Heather, The Totality | Matthew Weiner

The Living Infinite | Chantal Acevedo

The Stars in Our Eyes | Julie Klam (review)

The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine

The Floating World | C. Morgan Babst

Transit | Rachel Cusk

Improvement | Joan Silber

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby | Cherise Wolas

Theft by Finding: Diaries: 1977 - 2002 | David Sedaris (review)

The Trick | Emanuel Bergmann

Who Killed Piet Barol? | Richard Mason

You and Yours | Naomi Shihab Nye

Girl in Snow | Danya Zukafka

George and Lizzie | Nancy Pearl

Between Them | Richard Ford

A Separation | Katie Kitamura

Gossip of the Starlings | Nina de Gramont

We Have Always Lived in the Castle | Shirley Jackson

Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

The Ninth Hour | Alice McDermott

The Fact of a Body | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The Salt Line | Holly Goddard Jones

A Horse Walks into a Bar | David Grossman

The Identicals | Elin Hilderbrand

The Stars in Our Eyes | Julie Klam

The History of Bees | Maja Lunde

Rich People Problems | Kevin Kwan

Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin

The Locals | Jonathan Dee

From Rockaway | Jill Eisenstadt (review)

Swell | Jill Eisenstadt (review)

Impossible Views of the World | Lucy Ives

New People | Danzy Senna

My Life With Bob | Pamela Paul

Marlena | Julie Buntin

The Marriage Pact | Michelle Richmond

You'll Never Know Dear | Hallie Ephron

Hourglass | Dani Shapiro

When The English Fall | Daniel Williams

Secrets of My Life | Caitlin Jenner (review)

Class Mom | Laurie Gelman

Behind the Moon | Madison Smartt Bell

Saints for All Occasions | J. Courtney Sullivan

Live from Cairo | Ian Bassingthwaighte

Startup | Doree Shafrir (review)

The Women in the Castle | Jessica Shattuck

Exit West | Mohsin Hamid

Fly Me | Daniel Riley

The Idiot | Elif Batuman

The Dogs of Babel | Carolyn Parkhurst

Anything Is Possible | Elizabeth Strout (review)

The Sellout | Paul Beatty

One of the Boys | Daniel Margariel

The Widow of Wall Street | Randy Susan Meyers

Nevertheless | Alec Baldwin (review)

Lonesome Lies Before Us | Don Lee (review)

The Finishing School | Joanna Goodman

Into the Water | Paula Hawkins

The Dark Flood Rises | Margaret Drabble

The Chalk Artist | Allegra Goodman

The Heirs | Susan Rieger

Once, In Lourdes | Sharon Solwitz

The Gypsy Moth Summer | Julia Fierro

All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life | Ruth Franklin

A Life of Adventure and Delight | Akhil Sharma

White Tears | Hari Kunzru (review)

The People We Hate at the Wedding | Grant Ginder

Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett

Blue Field | Elise Levine

The End of Men | Karen Rinaldi

The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen (review)

The Dinner Party | Joshua Ferris

Evicted | Matthew Desmond

Woman No. 17 | Edan Lepucki

Living in the Weather of the World | Richard Bausch

The Journalist and The Murderer | Janet Malcolm

Queer Rock Love | Page Schilt (review)

The Return | Hisham Matar

Our Little Racket | Angelica Baker

Absalom's Sisters | Suzanne Feldman

The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen

Less | Andrew Sean Greer

Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller

Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders (review)

Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File / John Edgar Wideman

If We Were Villains | M.L. Rio

Do Not Become Alarmed | Maile Meloy

Grief is the Thing with Feathers | Max Porter

A Really Good Day | Ayelet Waldman (review)

The Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley | Hannah Tinti

In Gratitude | Jenny Diski

A Woman on the Edge of Time | Jeremy Gavron

Little Deaths | Emma Flint

Perfect Little World | Kevin Wilson (review)

The Leavers | Lisa Ko

Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine | Gail Honeyman

Fake Plastic Love | Kimberley Tait

Time's A Thief | B.G. Firmani

Here Comes The Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn

Victoria | Daisy Goodwin

The Roanoke Girls | Amy Engel

My Father the Pornographer | Chris Offutt

Moonglow | Michael Chabon (review)

Lola | Melissa Scrivner Love

One of These Things First | Steven Gaines

The Bridge Ladies | Betsy Lerner

Waking Lions | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Book of Polly | Kathy Hepinstall

No Other World | Rahul Mehta

A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles

Consequence | Eric Fair

The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma | Ratika Kapur (review)

Tell Me How This Ends Well | David Samuel Levinson

Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love | Kathleen Collins (review)

The Invisible Fortress | Jason Rekulak

Swing Time| Zadie Smith (review)

The Dinner
| Herman Koch

How To Survive a Plague | David France (review)

The Girl Before | JP Delany

The Fortunate Ones | Ellen Umansky

Not Dead Yet | Phil Collins

The Nearness of You | Amanda Eyre Ward

The Iceberg | Marion Coutts

Finding Mr. Rightstein | Nancy Davidoff Kelton

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius | Dave Eggers (reread)

Setting Free The Kites | Alex George

The Chemist | Stephenie Meyer

Class | Lucinda Rosenfeld

Elsewhere | Richard Russo

Just Another Jihadi Jane | Tabish Khair

Imagine Me Gone | Adam Hazlett

The Afterparty | Anton Disclafani

Mercury | Margot Livesey

This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel

The Fall of Lisa Bellow | Susan Perabo

Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

Dreamland | Sam Quinones

We Are All Damaged | Matt Norman

The River at Night | Erica Ferencik

Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen (review)

On Turpentine Lane | Elinor Lipman

The Whole Town's Talking | Fannie Flagg

I'll Take You There | Wally Lamb

Bridget Jones's Baby | Helen Fielding

Truevine | Beth Macy

Nutshell | Ian McEwan (review)

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth | Lindsey Lee Johnson

Loser | Teddy Wayne (review)

The Nix | Nathan Hill

The Antiques | Kris D’Agostino (review)

Lotus | Angela | Lijia Zhang

The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena

Here I Am | Jonathan Safran Foer

Mischling | Affinity Konar

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo | Amy Schumer (review)

Lit from Within | eds. Dinty Moore and Kevin Haworth

The Year of Needy Girls | Patricia A. Smith

The Wonder | Emma Donoghue (review)

Leave Me | Gayle Forman (review)

The Red Car | Marcy Dermansky (review)

Cruel Beautiful World | Caroline Leavitt (review)

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child | Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany (review)

Heroes of the Frontier | Dave Eggers

The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace | Stephen Nightingale

Christodora | Tim Murphy (review)

The Little Red Chairs | Edna O'Brien

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down | Jean Valente

Strangers In Their Own Land | Arlie Russell Hochschild (review)

Riverine | Angela Palm (review)

Margaret the First | Danielle Dutton

The Next | Stephanie Gangi (review)

Grace | Natasha Deon

The Wangs Against the World | Jade Chang

Today Will Be Different | Maria Semple

Larose | Louise Erdrich

The Fall Guy | James Lasdun

You Will Know Me | Megan Abbott (review)

Intimations | Alexandra Kleeman

Falling | Elisha Cooper

Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld (review)

This House Is Mine | Dorte Hansen

Paradise Lodge | Nina Stribbe

How I Became North Korean | Krys Lee (review)

Modern Lovers | Emma Straub (review)

The Guineveres | Sarah Domet

How to Start a Fire, and Why | Jesse Ball (review)

Commonwealth | Ann Patchett

Insurrections | Rion Amilcar Scott

My Depression: A Picture Book | Elizabeth Swados

The Lucky One | Terri Steel

Don't I Know You | Marni Jackson

Alligator Candy | David Kushner

Good As Gone | Amy Gentry

The Girls | Emma Cline (review)

Dimestore | Lee Smith

The Inseparables | Stuart Nadler

Almighty | Dan Zak (review)

Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst

What Belongs To You | Garth Greenwell

Vessels | Daniel Raeburn

Bright, Precious Days | Jay McInerney

They May Not Mean To, But They Do | Cathleen Schine

The Kaminsky Cure | Christopher New

Malafemmena | Louise Ermelino

When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi

The Astral | Kate Christensen

This Must Be the Place | Megan O'Farrell

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall | James Magruder

Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue (review)

The Mothers | Brit Bennett (review)

Losing It | Emma Rathbone

A Dangerous Age | Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Walking the Dog | Elizabeth Swados (review)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl | Mona Awad

I Will Find You | Joanne Connor (review)

The Red Parts | Maggie Nelson (review)

The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson

The Invitation | Elizabeth Foley

The Trouble With Lexie | Jessica Blau

The House at the Edge of Night | Catherine Banner

How To Be Both | Ali Smith

The Dinner Party | Brenda Janowitz (review)

Romeo and/or Juliet | Ryan North

The Invoice | Jonas Karlsson

Surprise Me | Deena Goldstone

Alice & Oliver | Charles Bock (review)

The Hundred Year Miracle | Ashley Ream

Missile Paradise | Ron Tanner

Monsters | Liz Kay

Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley

Chaos Theories | Liz Hazen (interview)

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts | Laura Tillman (review)

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty | Ramona Ausubel

All The Single Ladies | Rebecca Traister (review)

This Too Shall Pass | Milena Busquets

To Show and To Tell | Philip Lopate

Nobody’s Fool | Richard Russo (interview)

Everybody’s Fool | Richard Russo

Turning the Tables | Teresa Giudice (review)

American Girls | Nancy Jo Sales (review)

The Door | Magda Szabo

The Mare | Mary Gaitskill

True Crimes | Kathryn Harrison (review)

Sweetbitter | Stephanie Danler

The Adventurist | J. Bradford Hipps

The Light of the World | Elizabeth Alexander

The Yoga of Max’s Discontent | Karan Baraj

The Widow | Fiona Barton (review)

Born on A Tuesday | Elnathan John

The Winter Girl | Matt Marinovich (review)

The High Mountains of Portugal | Yann Martel (review)

The Life of Pi | Yann Martel

The Clasp | Sloane Crosley

The Tsar of Love and Techno | Anthony Marra

The Indecent Proposal | Kemper Donovan

My Name Is Lucy Barton | Elizabeth Strout (review)

Sunday’s On The Phone To Monday | Christine Reilly

Your Heart Is A Muscle the Size of A Fist | Sunil Yapa

All The Lasting Things | David Hopson

The History of Good Things | Elizabeth Crane

My Mrs. Brown | William Norwich

The Nest | Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend | Kevin Kwan

Contrary Motion | Andy Modina

I Met Someone | Bruce Wagner

The Forgetting Time | Sharon Guskin

Under the Influence | Joyce Maynard

Two If By Sea | Jacquelyn Mitchard

Why They Run The Way They Do | Susan Perabo

Purity | Jonathan Franzen

Drawing Blood | Molly Crabapple (interview)

Get A Grip | Kathy Flann

The Art of Memoir | Mary Karr

Let Me Be Frank With You | Julia Claiborne Johnson

The Ramblers | Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Opening Belle | Maureen Sherry

The Flood Girls | Richard Fifield

Mother of Sorrows | Richard McCann

I’m Glad About You | Theresa Rebeck

How To Cook A Moose | Kate Christensen (TBN interview)

Aunt Erma's Cope Book | Erma Bombeck

Marriage Material
| Sathnam Sanghera

The Secret Chord | Geraldine Brooks (SF Chronicle review)

Avenue of Mysteries | John Irving (Newsday review)

The Dogs of Littlefield | Suzanne Berne

If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go | Judy Chicurel (Newsday interview)

The Department of Speculation | Jenny Offil

Dear You | Mary Louise Parker (Newsday review)

Criminals | Valerie Trueblood

The Girl in the Spider's Web | David Lagencrantz (Newsday review)

M Train | Patti Smith (Newsday review)

Reckless | Chrissie Hynde (Newsday review)

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl | Carrie Brownstein (Newsday review)

Between the World and Me
| Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Crooked House | Christobel Kent (Newsday review)

The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee

Flight of Dreams | Ariel Lawhon

A Manual for Cleaning Women | Lucia Berlin (Newsday review)

Angel on My Chest | Leslie Pietrzyk

What Was She Thinking | Zoe Heller

Among the Ten Thousand Things | Julia Pierpont

Ball | Tara Ison

The Heart You Carry Home | Jennifer Miller

The Folded Clock | Heidi Julavits

City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg (Newsday review)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest | Stieg Larsson

Today Is Not Your Day
| Marian Thurm

The Heart Goes Last | Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood

In Short Measures | Michael Ruhlman

Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed, Grey | EL James (Newsday review)

Louisa Meets Bear | Lisa Gornick

Barbarian Days | William Finnegan (Newsday review)

My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Stay and Those Who Leave, The Story of the Lost Child | Elena Ferrante (Newsday review)

One Child For Another | Nancy Murray

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | M.A. Shaffer and A. Barrows

Ann Tenna | Marisa Acocela Marchetto

The Last September | Nina de Gramont

Me Before You | Jojo Moyes

The Other Wes Moore | Wes Moore

Summerlong | Dean Bakopoulos (Newsday review)

Lolito | Ben Brooks

Gonzo Girl | Cheryl Della Pietra (Newsday review)

How to Be A Grown-Up | E. McLaughlin & N. Kraus

Dangerous When Wet | Jamie Brickhouse (Baltimore Fishbowl interview)

Fates and Furies | Lauren Groff (Newsday review)

Still Life Las Vegas | James Sie

The Truth According To Us | Annie Barrows

Married Sex | Jesse Kornbluth

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis | Keija Parsinnen

To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf

The Invaders | Karolina Waclawiak

The Children's Crusade | Ann Packer (Newsday review)

The Hand That Feeds You |A.J. Rich

How To Write A Novel
| Melanie Sumner

Immunity | Taylor Antrim

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate
| Letty Cottin Pogrebin

A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara (Newsday review)

Did You Ever Have A Family | Bill Clegg

In The Unlikely Event | Judy Blume

The Unfortunates | Sophie McManus

The Rocks | Peter Nichols

Delicious Foods | James Hannaham (Newsday review)

The Distant Marvels | Chantel Acevedo

Poser | Claire Dederer

A Spool of Blue Thread | Anne Tyler (Newsday review)

The Bachelor's Cat | L.F. Thomas

Empire Falls | Richard Russo

Trompe L'Oeil | Nancy Reisman

Saint Mazie | Jami Attenberg

Yes, Please | Amy Pohler

The Greatest Show | Michael Downs

The Unspeakable | Meghan Daum

Holy Cow | David Duchovny (Newsday review)

The Triangle | Kevin Deutsch (Newsday review)

Bridget Jones's Diary | Helen Fielding (reread)

The Human Stain | Philip Roth

Arcadia | Lauren Groff

At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen

Life Drawing | Robin Black

The Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins (Newsday review)

God Help The Child | Toni Morrison

Her | Harriet Lane (Newsday review)

Outline | Rachel Cusk (Newsday review)

Famous Writers I Have Known | James Magnuson

Night Night Sleep Tight | Hallie Ephron

Housekeeping | Marilynne Robinson

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams | Peter Handke

Just Mercy | Bryan Stevenson

VB6 | Mark Bittman

Father of the Rain | Lily King

The Last Flight of Poxl West | Daniel Torday

Instant Winner | Carrie Fountain

Sylvia | Leonard Michaels

The Magic Christian | Terry Southern

Almost There | Nuala O'Faolain

Migratory Animals | Mary Helen Specht

The End of the Affair | Graham Greene

The Stager | Susan Coll

My Sunshine Away | M. O. Walsh

It Won't Always Be This Great
| Peter Mehlman (Newsday review, PDF)

Vanished | Wil Hylton

All Our Names | Dinaw Mengestu

Not That Kind of Girl | Lena Dunham (Newsday review, PDF)

What Comes Next And How To Like It | Abigail Thomas

Snow in May | Kseniya Melnik

Nine Years Under | Sheri Booker

The Remedy for Love | Bill Roorbach (Newsday review, PDF)

Searching for Grace Kelly | Michael Callahan

The Last Animal | Abby Geni

A Small Indiscretion | Jan Ellison

The Betrayers | David Bezmozgis

The Paying Guests | Sarah Waters (Newsday review)

Florence Gordon | Brian Morton

All The Splendid Things We Planned | Blake Bailey

The Blazing World | Siri Hustvedt

Thunderstruck | Elizabeth McCracken

Dirty Love | Andre Dubus III

To Rise Again At A Decent Hour | Joshua Ferris

The Baltimore Atrocities
| John Dermot Woods

American Innovations | Rivka Galchen

One Plus One | Jojo Moyes (Newsday review, PDF)

The Apartment | Greg Baxter

An Untamed State | Roxane Gay

Off Course | Michelle Huneven

Euphoria | Lily King (Newsday review, PDF)

The Children Act | Ian McEwan (Newsday review)

The Interior Circuit | Francisco Goldman

Stone Mattress | Margaret Atwood

The Wonder Boys | Michael Chabon (reread)

The Lemon Grove | Helen Walsh (Newsday review, PDF)

All I Love and Know | Judith Frank (Newsday review, PDF)

The Finishing School | Muriel Sparks

Lucky Us | Amy Bloom (Newsday review, PDF)

The Palace of Illusions | Kim Addonizio

Sweetness #9 | Stephen Eirik Clark

Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books | Claudia Roth Pierpont

Straight Man | Richard Russo

The End of Eve | Ariel Gore

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair | Joel Dicker (Newsday review, PDF)

The Actress | Amy Sohn

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell | Susannah Clarke

Carsick | John Waters (Newsday review, PDF)

The Scenic Route | Devan Sipher

The Land of Love and Drowning | Tiphanie Yanique (Newsday review, PDF)

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? | Roz Chast

JD Salinger: The Escape Artist | Thomas Beller

Rainey Royal | Dylan Landis

In Paradise | Peter Mathiessen (Newsday review: Online or PDF)

How To Build A Girl | Caitlin Moran

My Salinger Year | Joanna Rakoff

Let Me See It | Jim Magruder

The Art of Time in Memoir | Sven Birkerts

And The Dark Sacred Night | Julia Glass (Newsday review, PDF)

The Blue Devils of Blue River Avenue | Poe Ballantine

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress | Susan Jane Gilman

The Tooth Fairy | Cliff Chase

One More Thing | B.J. Novak (Newsday review, PDF)

Casebook | Mona Simpson

Wonderland | Stacy D'Erasmo (Newsday review, PDF)

The Good Luck of Right Now | Matthew Quick (Newsday review, PDF)

Foul Matter | Martha Grimes

Bark | Lorrie Moore (Newsday review, PDF)

Fiction Ruined My Family | Jeanne Darst

Thirty Girls | Susan Minot (Newsday interview; Newsday review, PDF)

Glitter and Glue | Kelly Corrigan (Newsday review, PDF)

My Accidental Jihad | Kristin Bremer

The Invention of Wings
| Sue Monk Kidd (Newsday review, PDF)

Stolen Moments | Suzanne Paola

Americanah | Chimimanda Ngozi Achiebe

Clearcut | Nina Shengold

Little Failure | Gary Shteyngart (Newsday review, PDF)

If Only You People Could Follow Directions | Jessica Hendry Nelson (Newsday review, PDF)

The Rosie Project | Graeme Simsion (Newsday review, PDF)

The Good Lord Bird | James McBride

The Trip to Echo Spring | Olivia Laing

Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin (reread)

Accelerated | Brownwen Hruska

The Most of Nora Ephron | Nora Ephron (Newsday review, PDF)

Sister Mother Husband Dog | Delia Ephron

This Is The Story of A Happy Marriage
| Ann Patchett (Newsday review, PDF)

Lucky | Alice Sebold (reread)

Buck | MK Asante

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy | Helen Fielding (Newsday review, PDF)

Stern Men | Elizabeth Gilbert

The Signature of All Things | Elizabeth Gilbert (Newsday review, PDF)

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls | Anton Di Sclafani

Never Fall Down | Patricia McCormick

The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt (Newsday review, PDF)

Help for the Haunted | John Searles (Newsday review, PDF)

Drama High | Michael Sokolove (Newsday review, PDF)

Sisterland | Curtis Sittenfeld

An Abundance of Katherines | John Green

Blue Plate Special | Kate Christensen (Newsday review, PDF)

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves | Karen Joy Fowler

The Enlarged Heart | Cynthia Zarin

State of Wonder | Ann Patchett

My Life in France | Julia Child

The Affairs of Others | Amy Grace Loyd

The Silent Wife | ASA Harrison (Newsday review, PDF)

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. | Adelle Waldman (Newsday review, PDF)

The Unknowns | Gabriel Roth (Newsday review, PDF)

Turn Left At Machu Picchu | Mark Adams

Moth Smoke | Mohsin Hamid

Home Cooking | Laurie Colwin (reread)

Have You Seen Marie | Sandra Cisneros

Murder of A Red Heroine | Qiu Xiaolong

Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish | David Rakoff (Newsday review, PDF)

My Education | Susan Choi (Newsday review, PDF)

The Wonder Bread Summer | Jessica Anya Blau

You Are One Of Them | Elliott Holt (Newsday review, PDF)

The Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown

Inferno | Dan Brown (Newsday review, PDF)

And The Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini (Newsday review, PDF)

Dear Love | Alice Munro

A Grief Observed | C.S. Lewis

Fire in the Belly | Cynthia Carr

The Interestings | Meg Wolitzer (Newsday review, PDF)

Lean In | Sheryl Sandberg (Newsday review, PDF)

The Lost Weekend | Charles Jackson

Farther and Wilder: The Lost Weekends of Charles Jackson | Blake Bailey

Nickel and Dimed | Barbara Ehrenreich

The Woman Upstairs | Claire Messud (Newsday review, PDF)

Justine | Lawrence Durrell

Saturday Night Widows | Becky Aikman (Newsday review, PDF)

How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia | Mohsin Hamid (Newsday review, PDF)

The Tenth of December | George Saunders

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine | Teddy Wayne (Newsday review, PDF)

We Live in Water | Jess Walters (Newsday review, PDF)

Swamplandia | Karen Russell

Vampires in the Lemon Grove | Karen Russell (Newsday review, PDF)

Looking for Alaska | John Green

Behind the Beautiful Forevers | Katherine Boo

The Age of Miracles | Karen Thompson Walker

Lay the Favorite | Beth Raymer

Mule | Tony D'Souza

Old School | Tobias Wolff

Was | Geoff Ryman

Data: A Love Story | Amy Webb

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie | Ayana Mathis (Newsday review, PDF)

Screw Everyone | Ophira Eisenberg

The Cellist of Sarajevo | Steven Galloway

The Fault In Our Stars | John Green

Love Is A Canoe | Ben Schrank (Newsday review, PDF)

Financial Lives of the Poets | Jess Walter

This is How You Lose Her | Junot Diaz

Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere | Poe Ballantine

Telegraph Avenue | Michael Chabon

Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

Who Killed Mick Jagger? | David Littlejohn

Scholarship Reconsidered | Ernest L. Boyer

Canada | Richard Ford

Going Solo | Eric Klinenberg

The Casual Vacancy | JK Rowling (Newsday review)

The Patron Saint of Dreams | Philip Gerard

Was It Something I Said | Jess McCann

The Seven Sins of Memory | Daniel Schacter

A Mother's Love | Mary Morris

The Accidental Mind | David Linden

There Is No Long Distance Now | Naomi Shihab Nye

The Middlesteins | Jami Attenberg (Newsday review, PDF)

Are You My Mother | Alison Bechdel

May We Be Forgiven | A.M. Homes (Newsday review, PDF)

The End of Men | Hanna Rosin (Newsday review, PDF)

Vagina | Naomi Wolf (Newsday review, PDF)

Sutton | JR Moehringer

Veronica | Mary Gaitskill

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman | Meg Wolitzer

Inside | Alix Ohlin

Some Assembly Required | Anne Lamott

In the Land of Dreamy Dreams (reread) | Ellen Gilchrist

Beautiful Ruins | Jess Walter

The News from Spain | Joan Wickersham

Life Among Giants | Bill Roorbach

The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes

The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

The Sportswriter | Richard Ford

Bringing Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel

Motherland | Amy Sohn

What the Nanny Saw | Fiona O'Neill

Wife 22 | Melanie Gideon

Getting Over Mr. Right | Christine Manby

Where'd You Go Bernadette | Maria Semple

Dare Me | Megan Abbott (Newsday review)

Monkey Mind | Daniel Smith (Newsday review, PDF)

You Saved Me, Too | Sue Kushner Resnick

Epilogue | Anne Roiphe

An Unfinished Woman | Lillian Hellman

Gold | Chris Cleave (Newsday review, PDF)

Little Bee | Chris Cleave

Incendiary | Chris Cleave

Matrimony | Josh Henkin

Goodbye Wifes and Daughters | Susan Kushner Resnick

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
| Nathan Englander

Gorilla Beach | Snooki (Newsday review, PDF)

The World Without You | Joshua Henkin (Newsday review, PDF)

The Starboard Sea | Amber Dermont

In One Person | John Irving (Newsday review, PDF)

The Cat's Table | Michael Ondaatje

Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay | Suzanne Collins

The Art of Fielding | Chad Harbach

Carry the One | Carol Anshaw (Newsday review, PDF)

Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel

The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake | Anna Qundlen (Newsday review, PDF)

You Deserve Nothing | Alexander Maksik

The Compass of Pleasure | David Linden

Multiple Sarcasm | Alice Kahn

If You Knew Then What I Know Now | Ryan Van Meter

Wild | Cheryl Strayed (Newsday review, PDF)

Unorthodox | Deborah Feldman (Newsday review, PDF)

Other People We Married | Emma Straub (Newsday review, PDF)

Girlchild | Tupelo Hassman (Newsday review, PDF)

The Family Fang | Kevin Wilson

No One Is Here Except All of Us | Ramona Ausubel (Newsday review, PDF)

The Lost Saints of Tennessee | Amy Franklin-Willis (Newsday review, PDF)

Ten Thousand Saints | Eleanor Henderson

The Obamas | Jody Kantor (Newsday review, PDF)

The Corner | David Simon and Edward Burns

Girl Land | Caitlin Flanagan (Newsday review, PDF)

Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? | Henry Alford (Newsday review, PDF)

Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? | Mindy Kaling

Minor Characters | Joyce Johnson

Pulphead | John Jeremiah Sullivan

Then Again | Diane Keaton (Newsday review, PDF)

The Paris Wife | Paula McLain

We The Animals | Justin Torres

The Marriage Plot | Jeffrey Eugenides

A Regular Guy | Mona Simpson

Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson (Newsday review, PDF)

Setting Fires |
Kate Wenner

Bossypants |
Tina Fey

Out of this World |
Graham Swift

Your Medical Mind |
J. Groopman and P. Hartzband

Blue Nights
| Joan Didion (Newsday review, PDF)

11/22/63 | Stephen King (Newsday review, PDF)

Collected Essays | E.B. White

The Track of Real Desires | Beverly Lowry

The Puppy Diaries | Jill Abramson (Newsday review, PDF)

The Memory of Water | Jack Myers

Safekeeping | Abigail Thomas

The Good Life
| Jay McInerney (reread) (Newsday review, PDF)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot

The Reluctant Fundamentalist | Mohsin Hamid (Newsday review, PDF)

A Disorder Peculiar to the Country | Ken Kalfus (Newsday review, PDF)

The Gap Year | Sarah Bird

My Antonia | Willa Cather

Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close | Jonathan Safran Foer (Newsday review, PDF)

The Zero | Jess Walter (Newsday review, PDF)

Reality Hunger | David Shields

The Whole World Over | Julia Glass (reread) (Newsday review, PDF)

The Emperor's Children | Claire Messud (reread) (Newsday review, PDF)

Turn of Mind | Alice La Plante (Newsday review, PDF)

Witches of East End | Melissa de la Cruz (Newsday review, PDF)

The Believers | Zoe Heller

A Visit from the Goon Squad | Jennifer Egan

The Submission | Amy Waldman (Newsday review, PDF)

Saturday | Ian McEwan (Newsday review, PDF)

The Art of Racing in the Rain | Garth Stein

The Chronology of Water | Lidia Yuknavitch (NPR review)

Crossed Over | Beverly Lowry

Lord of Misrule | Jaimy Gordon

From Animal House to Our House | Ron Tanner (Baltimore Sun review)

The Summer Without Men | Siri Hustvedt (Newsday review, PDF)

The Ninth Wife | Amy Stolls (Newsday review, PDF)

The New Journalism | ed. Tom Wolfe

Letters to A Young Poet
| Rainer Marie Rilke (reread)

Half A Life | Darin Strauss

Look Me in the Eye | John Robison

The Long Journey Home
| Margaret Robison (Newsday review, PDF)

The Color of Night | Madison Smartt Bell (Baltimore Sun review)

The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
| Anne Fadiman

Come Back Lolly Ray | Beverly Lowry

Say Her Name | Francisco Goldman (Newsday review, PDF)

Double Down | Frederick and Steven Barthelme

The Long Goodbye | Meghan O'Rourke (More review)

I Remember Nothing
| Nora Ephron

Permanent Midnight (reread) | Jerry Stahl

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea | Chelsea Handler

My Horizontal Life | Chelsea Handler

The Intimates
| Ralph Sassone (Newsday review, PDF)

Mr. Chartwell | Rebecca Hunt (Newsday review, PDF)

What You See In The Dark | Manuel Muñoz (Newsday review, PDF)

Dispatches (reread) | Michael Herr

The Adderall Diaries | Stephen Elliot

Tweak | Nic Sheff

Moonface | Angela Balcita

The Thirsty Muse (reread)| Tom Dardis

Sing You Home | Jodi Picoult (Newsday review, PDF)

The Night of the Gun | David Carr

Big Girl Small |
Rebecca DeWoskin (More review)

The Memory-Keeper's Daughter |
Kim Edwards

The Lake of Dreams  |
Kim Edwards (Newsday review, PDF)

Witness to the Fire |
Linda Schierse Leonard

The Widow's Story |
Joyce Carol Oates (Newsday review, PDF)

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
| Nick Flynn

The Ticking is the Bomb | Nick Flynn

Cocaine's Son | Dave Itzkoff (Newsday review, PDF)

The Autobiography of Jenny X | Lisa Dierbeck

Portrait of the Addict as a Young Man | Bill Clegg

Mr. Toppit | Charles Elton (Newsday review, PDF)

The Orange Eats Creeps | Grace Krilanovich

Life | Keith Richards

The Cannibal of Guadalajara
| David Winner

Blackbird (reread) | Jennifer Lauck

Self-Help (reread) | Lorrie Moore

The Emperor of Maladies | Siddhartha Mukherjee (Newsday review, PDF)

By Nightfall | Michael Cunningham (Newsday review, PDF)

Drinking Closer to Home | Jessica Anya Blau (Baltimore Sun review)

Let's Take the Long Way Home | Gail Caldwell

Bound | Antonya Nelson

The False Friend | Myla Goldberg

Hot Springs | Geoff Becker

Memoir: A History | Ben Yagoda

Orange is the New Black | Piper Kerman

Book of Days | Emily Fox Gordon (Newsday review, PDF)

Room | Emma Donoghue

The Museum of Innocence | Orhan Pamuk

The Time-Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger

The Help| Kathryn Stockett

Bad Marie | Marcy Dermansky (Newsday review, PDF)

The Imperfectionists | Tom Rachman

The Thousand | Kevin Guilfoile (Los Angeles Times review)

A Fortunate Age | Joanna Smith Rakoff

Imperfect Birds | Anne Lamott

World of Our Fathers | Irving Howe

As Husbands Go | Susan Isaacs

The Year of Magical Thinking (third time) | Joan Didion

Just Kids | Patti Smith

An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination | Elizabeth McCracken

The Suicide Index | Joan Wickersham

On the Outskirts of Normal
| Debra Monroe

I Was Told There'd Be Cake | Sloane Crosley

How Did You Get This Number | Sloane Crosley (Newsday review, PDF)

The Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer (Newsday review, PDF)

Every Last One | Anna Quindlen

Beautiful Boy | David Sheff

Olive Kittredge | Elizabeth Strout

Happy Trails to You | Julie Hecht

The Lonely Polygamist | Brady Udall (Newsday review, PDF)

Devotion | Dani Shapiro

The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them | Elif Batuman (Victoria Advocate review)

The Irresistible Henry House | Lisa Grunwald

I Love You, Beth Cooper | Larry Doyle

Adam Robison | Adam Robinson

Do-Over! | Robin Hemley

Committed | Elizabeth Gilbert

The Three Weissmans of Westport | Cathleen Schine (Victoria Advocate review)

Sugarless | James Magruder

Marcus of Umbria | Justine van der Leun

Delivered from Distraction | Edward Hallowell

The Tender Bar | JR Moehringer

Too Much Money | Dominick Dunne (Denver Post review)

Slipping the Moorings | Susan McCallum-Smith

A Gate at the Stairs | Lorrie Moore

Normal People Don't Live Like This | Dylan Landis

Zeitoun | Dave Eggers

Lit | Mary Karr

The Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery

Anne Frank | Francine Prose

South of Broad | Pat Conroy

Merle's Door | Ted Kerasote

Blame | Michelle Huneven

A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway

The Writing Life | Ellen Gilchrist

Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher

My Nine Lives | Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Dog Years | Mark Doty

Labor Day | Joyce Maynard (Newsday review)

A Place Called Canterbury | Dudley Clendinen

Guess Again | Bernard Cooper

Short Girls
| Bich Minh Nguyen (Newsday review)

Acceptance | David Marcus (Newsday review)

Stone's Fall | Iain Pears

Love Stories in this Town | Amanda Eyre Ward

Life Sentences | Laura Lippman

A Three Dog Life | Abigail Thomas

Searching for Mercy Street | Linda Gray Sexton

The Addict | Michael Stein

Cutting for Stone | Abraham Verghese

Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates

Drinking: A Love Story | Caroline Knapp

Autobiography of a Face | Lucy Grealey

Behind the Bedroom Door: Giving It Getting It Loving It | ed. Paula Derrow

Flats and Riots | poems by Michelle Stoner

Hats and Eyeglasses | Martha Frankel

Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction | ed. Rebecca Shannonhouse

Netherland | Joseph O'Neill

Dreams from My Father | Barack Obama

Cures for Heartbreak | Margo Rabb

Love Junkie | Rachel Resnick

Desire | Susan Cheever

The Hour I First Believed | Wally Lamb

This Book Will Save Your Life | A.M. Homes

Harry, Revised | Mark Sarvas

Bladderville | Kendra Kopelke

Lake Meade | a mystery/romance by Heather Mosko (she's my neighbor!)

Factory of Tears | Valzhyna Mort

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle | David Wroblewski

The Year of Naked Swim Parties | Jessica Anya Blau

Genealogy | Maud Casey

American Wife | Curtis Sittenfeld

Dear Everybody | Michael Kimball

Apples and Oranges | Marie Brenner

Alive in Necropolis | Doug Dorst

Midnight’s Children | Salman Rushdie

Unaccustomed Earth | Jhumpa Lahiri

On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan

How Perfect is That | Sarah Bird

Marley and Me | John Grogan

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio | Terry Ryan

We Need To Talk About Kevin | Lionel Shriver

The World To Come | Dara Horn

Final Exam | Pauline Chen

Daisy Miller | Henry Miller

The Gathering | Anne Enright

Dear American Airlines | Jonathan Miles

My Name is Aram | William Saroyan

The Bishop's Daughter | Honor Moore

Bright Shiny Morning | James Frey

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India | Rachel Manija Brown

Learning from the Heart | Daniel Gottlieb

I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay | Naomi Shihab Nye

Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain

Beautiful Children | Charles Bock

Bleachy Haired Honky Bitch | Hollis Gillespie

Breathing Lessons | Anne Tyler

Between Panic and Desire | Dinty Moore

Short Takes | ed. Judith Kitchen

Golf and the Spirit | M. Scott Peck

The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao | Junot Diaz

The Florist's Daughter | Patricia Hampl

The Unlikely Lavender Queen | Jeannie Ralston


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Travel Team | Mike Lupica

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist | Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan

Shoot the Moon | Frances O'Roark Dowell

Along for the Ride | Sarah Dessen

Rumblefish | S.E. Hinton

How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff

Would You | Marthe Jocelyn

Prom Anonymous | Blake Nelson

Whale Talk | Chris Crutcher

Rainbow Boys | Alec Sanchez

Slam | Nick Hornby

Rewind | Jan Page

Tex | S.E. Hinton

Deadline | Cris Crutcher

Gingerbread | Rachel Cohn

Island Boyz | Graham Salisbury


This list was started in August 2009.


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