Master List: 2017

Reading only women authors for 2016–and a good chunk of 2015–has been a dynamic and powerful reading experience. Sometimes imposing a limitation can actually broaden horizons, and I’m sorry to see my year among women draw to a close. So I’ll be entrenching myself among a new class of storytellers next year, reading only the works of Black authors, starting February 1st. But since I lack impulse control, the first book on my list was read during October, to get me in the mood for Halloween.

The Recital by Kyle V. Hiller  Review

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Review

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay  Review

Super Black by Adilifu Nama

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

My Year Among Women:

Here is a list of the books I’ve read and will be posting reviews to in due time. As I read newer (and new to me) works, more will be added. Until then, you can buy them by clicking the links.

The Women’s History of the World by Rosalind Miles  Review

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (re-read)  Review

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson  Review

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain  Review

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Review

Carol, or the Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott  Review

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit  Review

Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey  Review

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons  Review

Bitch Planet Vol. I by Kelly Sue DeConnick  Review

The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace  Review

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll  Review

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling  Review

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips  Review

Spelled by Betsy Schow  Review

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson  Review

Winter by Marissa Meyer  Review

Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra  Review

Reality Bites Back by Jennifer L. Pozner  Review

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock  Review

Sexism in America by Barbara J. Berg  Review

The Lolita Effect by M. Gigi Durham  Review

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell  Review

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege  Review

The Clasp by Sloan Crosley  Review

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day  Review

Flawd by Emily-Anne Rigal  Review

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan  Review

How to Be Single by Liz Tucillo  Review

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero  Review

Annabel by Kathleen Winter  Review

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna  Review

Ash by Malinda Lo  Review

The Marriage Pact by M. J. Pullen  Review

The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan  Review

Deadly Persuasion by Jean Kilbourne  Review

One More Day by Kelly Simmons  Review

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel  Review

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer  Review

Nookietown by V.C. Chickering  Review

Food Whore by Jessica Tom  Review

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan  Review

Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple  Review

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge  Review

The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore  Review

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie  Review

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara  Review

You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent  Review

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood  Review

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle) by Kim Barker  Review

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie  Review

The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod  Review

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy  Review

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer  Review

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes  Review

Krik? Krak? by Edwidge Danticat  Review

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney  Review

Shelter by Jung Yun  Review

The Grown-Up by Gillian Flynn  Review

Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa  Review

You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart  Review

Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack  Review

“The Great Hunger” by Kitty Shields  Review

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti  Review

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae  Review

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin  Review

The Girls by Emma Cline  Review

Sleepwalking by Meg Wolitzer  Review

The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgodoroff  Review

The Never Weres by Fiona Smyth  Review

Bone Black by bell hooks  Review

I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro  Review

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad  Review

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay  Review

Life in Motion by Misty Copeland  Review

“Embers” by K.B. Carle  Review

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle  Review

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson  Review

I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi  Review

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson  Review

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende  Review

Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle by Katie Coyle  Review

You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson