Reading Lists


  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • How to Forget by Kate Mulgrew
  • The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner
  • Diana: A Strange Autobiography by Diana Frederics and Julie Abraham
  • Born With Teeth: A Memoir by Kate Mulgrew
  • Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • sundry research books for the historical novel

Other Books Read in 2018

  • Every Maude Adams biography and autobiography in existence
  • Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate
  • Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present by Lillian Faderman
  • The Secret Diaries of Anne Lister
  • To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck
  • The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
  • Publishing 101 by Jane Friedman
  • A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck (for the second time)
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (for the third time)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (for the hundredth time)
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
  • Holding by Graham Norton