All the Books!

There is nothing I love more than book recommendations. And while I have friends who read, they all read the same things as I do. Now, that is is no way a problem, I just want to add some new things to my book pile. How I find some awesome recommendations is through random websites that send random newsletters and that is how I found “All the Books!”

It is amazing! I’m still making my way through it — listening to the podcast — and am slowly buying books.


Jessica Knoll, Luckiest Girl Alive
Noelle Stevenson, Nimona
Dasha Kelly, Almost Crimson
Reid Mitenbuler, Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey
Lisa Lutz, How to Start a Fire
Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You
Jim Shepard, The Book of Aron
Leah Vincent, Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
Naomi Novik, Uprooted
Nell Zink, Mislaid
Jennifer Latham, Scarlett Undercover
Karim Dimechkie, Lifted by the Great Nothing
Margaret Lazarus Dean, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers
Anna North, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark
Dan Ariely, Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles
Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night
Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means
Nick Offerman, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers
Jennifer Tseng, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness
Molly Wizenburg, Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
Margo Rabb, Kissing in America
Sona Chairapotra & Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife
Patty Bowman, The Amazing Hamweenie Escapes!
Katie Racculia, Bellweather Rhapsody
Jami Attenburg, Saint Mazie
Prajwal Parajuly, Land Where I Flee
Emma Straub, The Vacationers
A. S. King, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future
Mark Haskell Smith, Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World
Lisa Glatt, The Nakeds
A Yi, A Perfect Crime
Richard Lloyd Perry, People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up
Jacky Corliss Harvey, Red: A History of the Redhead
Kate Walbert, The Sunken Cathedral
Lev Grossman, The Magician’s Land
Rufi Thorpe, The Girls from Carona del Mar
Kristen Green, Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County: a Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle
Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char
Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance
Robert Kurson, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder
Dean Bakopoulos, Summerlong
Mia Alvar, In the Country
Lauren Beukes, Broken Monsters
Elmore Leonard, Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The Unpublished Stories
E. L. James, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
Taran Matharu, The Novice
Erika Swyler, The Book of Speculation
Rebecca Makkai, Music for Wartime
Yoss, A Planet for Rent
Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress
Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
Bohumil Hrabal, The Little Town Where Time Stood Still
Don Winslow, The Cartel
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper
Michael Crummy, Sweetland
Hanya Yanigihara, A Little Life
Thanhhá Lai, Listen, Slowly
Meghan Daum, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
Meghan Daum, My Misspent Youth
Saad Hossain, Escape from Baghdad!
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen
Catie Disabato, The Ghost Network
Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk
Kim Thúy, Mãn
Karolina Waclawiak, The Invaders
Louisa Hall, Speak
Kent Wascom, Secessia
Jen Chaney, As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew
Julia Pierpoint, Among the Ten Thousand Things
Ha Jin, A Map of Betrayal
Dennis Mahoney, Bell Weather
Amy Bloom, Lucky Us
Laurie Foos, The Blue Girl
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman
Joshua Mohr, All This Life
Meghan Mayhew Bergman, Almost Famous Women
Sofia Quintero, Show and Prove
Jason A. Ramos, Smokejumper: A Memoir of One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters
Edward Carey, Foulsham
Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Lovers on All Saints’ Day: Stories
William Finnegan, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning
Alexander Chee, The Queen of the Night
Danielle Henderson, Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as imagined) from Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude
Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls
Sarah MacLean, A Rogue by Any Other Name: The First Rule of Scoundrels
Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
Lissa Evans, Crooked Heart
Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry, Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of America’s Women’s Movement
Austin Grossman, Crooked
Deborah Halber, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases
Matthew Battles, Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word
Thrity Umrigar, The Story Hour
Juliana Barbassa, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink
Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get
Shirley Jackson, Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings
Val Brelinski, The Girl Who Slept with God
Lauren Holmes, Barbara the Slut and Other People
Katherine Heiny, Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories
Harold Schechter, Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal
China Miéville, Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Rebecca Stead, Goodbye Stranger
Brandy Colbert, Pointe
Helen Phillips, The Beautiful Bureaucrat
Tanwi Nandini Islam, Bright Lines
Summer Brennan, The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America
Rajia Hassib, In the Language of Miracles
Nalo Hopkinson, Falling in Love with Hominids
Colin Atrophy Hagendorf, The Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza
Lauren Fox, Days of Awe
Sung J. Woo, Love Love
Jill Leovy, Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
John Mack Faragher, Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories
Amy Stewart, Girl Waits with Gun
Rachel Swaby, 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World
Sierra Simone, Priest: A Love Story
Margo Jefferson, Negroland: A Memoir
F. H. Batacan, Smaller and Smaller Circles
Andrew Milan Milward, I Was a Revolutionary: Stories
Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles
Pope Brock, Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
Susan Barker, The Incarnations
Wendy Davis, Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir
Elizabeth McCracken, Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Parnaz Foroutan, The Girl from the Garden
Alexandra Kleeman, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine
Brené Brown, Rising Strong
Alex Gino, George
Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Sydney Padua, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
Jules Moulin, Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes
Roger Hobbs, Ghostman
André Aciman, Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere
Héctor Tobar, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Zen Cho, Sorcerer to the Crown
Angélica Gorodischer, Prodigies
Erin Bowman, Vengeance Road
Linda Hirshman, Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
Rachel B. Glaser, Paulina and Fran
Amy Poehler, Yes, Please
Pat Schmatz, Lizard Radio
Maggie Thrash, Honor Girl
Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll, Baba Yaga’s Assistant
Jonathan Evison, This is Your Life, Harriet Chance
Karen Abbott, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Christian Rudder, Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity — What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves
Jonathan Lethem, As She Climbed Across the Table
Paul Murray, Skippy Dies
Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Nina de Gramont, The Last September
Julie Murphy, Dumplin’
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
Patrick deWitt, Undermajordomo Minor
Percival Everett, Half an Inch of Water: Stories
Soji Shimada, Ross Mackenzie (Translator), Shika Mackenzie (Translator), The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
Caroline Casey (Editor), Chris Fischbach (Editor), Sarah Schultz (Editor), Cat is Art Spelled Wrong
Valeria Luiselli, Christina MacSweeney (Translator), Story of My Teeth
Meg Wolitzer, Belzhar
Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees
Peter May, Entry Island
Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Donovan Brown, The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship
Alexis Coe, Alice + Freda Forever
Elise Blackwell, The Lower Quarter
Edith Pearlman, Honeydew: Stories
A. S. King, I Crawl Through It
Steven Johnson How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the World
Rae Carson, Walk on Earth a Stranger
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes
Marko Hautala, Jenni Salmi (Translator), The Black Tongue
Elizabeth Bennedict, Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-Seven Women Untangle an Obsession
Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last
Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
Margee Kerr, Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear
Josh Malerman, Bird Box
Yrsa Sigurdardottir, I Remember You: A Ghost Story
Tananarive Due, Ghost Summer: Stories
Lauren Bickles, The Hallowed Ones
David Jaher, The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
Maris Kreizman, Slaughterhouse 90210
Kristin Hersh, Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt
Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Editors), 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories
Sloane Crosley, The Clasp
Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland, Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman’s Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom
Sherie M. Randolph, Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical
Ron Childress, And West is West
Andrea Kleine, Calf
Colum McCann, Thirteen Ways of Looking: Stories
Gavin McCrea, Mrs. Engels
Audrey Niffenegger (Editor), Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories
Lynn Cullen, Twain’s End
Rosie Sultan, Helen Keller in Love
Suki Kim, Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite
Wally Rudolph, Mighty, Mighty
Lydia Millet, Mermaids in Paradise
Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Paul Murray, The Mark and the Void
Ryan Graudin, Wolf by Wolf
Alida Nugent, You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism
Andy Bull, Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World
Jonathan Eig, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
A. G. Riddle, Departure
J. Courtney Sullivan and Courtney E. Martin, Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists
Dorothy Kunhardt, Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
Suzanne Chazin, A Blossom of Bright Light
Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fiction and Disturbances
Stacy Schiff, The Witches: Salem 1692
Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
David Mitchell, Slade House
Marilynne Robinson, The Givenness of Things: Essays
Mark Dunn, We Five
Mark Dunn, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough
Leila S. Chudori, John H. McGlynn (Translator), Home
Marie-Helene Bertino, 2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas
Sarah Beth Durst, The Girl Who Could Not Dream
Jennifer Miller, The Heart You Carry Home
Oscar Hijuelos, Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise
Karl Marlantes, Matterhorn
Karl Marlantes, What It is Like to Go to War
John Williams, Stoner
Pamela Paul, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review
Steve Erickson, Zeroville
José Saramago, Skylight
Barbara Comyns, Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Mary-Louise Parker, Dear Mr. You
Catherynne Valente, Six-Gun Snow White
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Mary Rickert, You Have Never Been Here
Matthew Gavin Frank, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food
Matthew Gavin Frank, Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer
Enrique Vila-Matas, Valerie Miles (Translator), Because She Never Asked
Douglas Coupland, All Families are Psychotic
George Rabasa, Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb
Helene Stapinski, Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
Lily King, Father of Rain
Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird
J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine
Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game
Ann M. Martin, The Babysitter’s Club
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House
Toni Morrison, Sula
Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev
Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice
Edward P. Jones, The Known World
David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Vanessa Veselka, Zazen
Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow
Ellen Marie Wiseman, Coal River
Nick Stone, The Verdict
Sarah MacLean, The Rogue Not Taken
Molly Crabapple, Drawing Blood
Sarah Knight, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do
Christopher May, Bryant and May and the Burning Man: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Aja Raden, Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
Michael Bible, Sophia
Tim Johnston, Descent
C. A. Higgins, Lightless
Sara Jaffe, Dryland
Kristina McMorris, The Edge of Lost
Naomi Jackson, The Star Side of Bird Hill
Sara Taylor, The Shore
Jeremy Hawkins, The Last Days of Video
Nina MacLaughlin, Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter
Julianna Baggott, Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders
John Vaillant, The Jaguar’s Children
T. Geronimo Johnson, Welcome to Braggsville
Piu Marie Eatwell, The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Pamela Newkirk, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga
Cynthia Barnett, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Katarina Bivald, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Kevin Hazzard, A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back
Samantha Hunt, Mr. Splitfoot
Fuminori Nakamura, The Gun
Elmer Mendoza, Silver Bullets
David Searcy, Shame and Wonder: Essays
Gulwali Passarlay, The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee’s Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World
Ed Tarkington, Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Amy Cuddy, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Marieke Nijkamp, This is Where it Ends
Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton
Sunil Yapa, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist
Janice Y. K. Lee, The Expatriates
Helen Ellis, American Housewife: Stories
Tom Hart, Rosalie Lightning
Thomas Pierce, Hall of Small Mammals: Stories
Jason Gurley, Eleanor
Karen Marie Moning, Feverborn
Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen
Bill Bryson, The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
Aline Ohanesian, Orhan’s Inheritance
Paul Lisicky, The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship
Lucy Wood, Weathering
Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You
V. E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic
Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky
Amber Sparks, The Unfinished World and Other Stories
Rachel Cantor, Good on Paper
Beverly Jenkins, Forbidden
Lydia Pine, Bookshelf (Object Lessons)
Pagan Kennedy, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child
Ned Beauman, Glow
Alexander Chee, The Queen of the Night
Marion Coutts, The Iceberg: A Memoir
Travis Mulhauser, Sweetgirl
Amy Parker, Beasts and Children: Stories
Han Kang, The Vegetarian
Amber J. Keyser, The V-Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex
Brady Carlson, Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nations Leaders
Laura van den Berg, Find Me
Chris Offutt, My Father, The Pornographer
Baz Dreisinger, Incarceration Nation: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World
Tony Tulathimutte, Private Citizens
Idra Novey, Ways to Disappear
Maylis de Kerangal, The Heart
LaShonda Katrice Barnett, Jam on the Vine
Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas, These Vicious Masks
Kelly Link, Get in Trouble
Heidi Pitlor, The Daylight Marriage
Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, The Silence of the Sea
Jowher Ile, And After Many Days
Fiona Barton, The Widow
Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World
Kurt Stenn, Hair: A Human History
Raphael Montes, Perfect Days
Patrick Dacey, We’ve Already Gone This Far: Stories
Dexter Palmer, Version Control
Alison Gaylin, What Remains of Me
Ariel Lawhon, Flight of Dreams
Oliver Sacks, On the Move: A Life
Fabienne Josaphat, Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow
Dana Simpson, Unicorn Vs Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure
Goldy Moldavsky, Kill the Boy Band
V. E. Schwab, A Gathering of Shadows
Boris Fishman, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo
Kayt Sukel, The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance
Lisa Lutz, The Passenger
Angela Flourney, The Turner House
Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in American City
Sean Beaudoin, Welcome Thieves
Joan Crate, Black Apple
A. Igoni Barrett, Blackass
Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You, Charlie Freeman
Meg Medina, Burn Baby Burn
Jonathan Lee, High Dive
Laura Barcella, Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World
Saleem Haddad, Guapa
Jeff Zentner, The Serpent King
Helen Oyeyemi, What is Not Yours is Not Yours: Stories
Charles Duhigg, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Live and Business
Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First
Sofia Samatar, The Winged Histories
Jung Yun, Shelter
Kanan Makiya, The Rope
Katherine Towler, The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship
Karen Rivers, The Girl in the Well is Me
Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special
John D’Agata, The Making of the American Essay
Shirley Barrett, Rush Oh!
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Nest
J. T. Ellison, No One Knows
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs
Helen Simonson, The Summer Before the War
Lyndsay Faye, Jane Steele
Rabee Jaber, Confessions
Sabrina Jeffries, The Study of Seduction
Rosalie Knecht, Relief Map
Peggy Orenstein, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
Edna O’Brien, The Little Red Chairs
Julia Quinn, Because of Miss Bridgerton
Colson Whitehead, Sag Harbor
Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Kelly Lucy, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail: Stories
Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Margery Sharp, Lilac Girls
Joanna Connors, I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her
Laura Tillman, The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City
Maggie Nelson, The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial
Bill Beverly, Dodgers