1) Ducks, Newburyport, Lucy Ellmann

2) The Adventures of Sally, P.G. Wodehouse

3) The Martian, Andy Weir

4) The Swiss Family Robinson, Johan David Wyss

5) Vi, Kim Thúy (trans. Sheila Fischman)

6) A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, C. A. Fletcher

7) The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth

8) Le Grand Meaulnes, Alain-Fournier (trans. Frank Davison)

9) The Churn, James S. A. Corey

10) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

11) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

12) The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Spark\

13) Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scot

14) Rumpole of the Bailey, John Mortimer

15) Faith Fox, Jane Gardam

16) The Red and the Black, Stendhal (trans. Lloyd C. Parks)

17) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

18) Catch-22, Joseph Heller

19) Restoration, Rose Tremain

20) Halfbreed, Maria Campbell

21) A Little Hatred, Joe Abercrombie

22) The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak

23) Gods of Risk, James S. A. Corey

24) The Moon and Sixpence, W. Somerset Maugham

25) Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett

26) Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman

27) Fate, Ian Hamilton

28) Cane, Jean Toomer

29) Every Body Looking, Candice Iloh

30) The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle

31) The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

32) Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing, Kate Colquhoun

33) All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (trans. Brian Murdoch)

34) Hornblower and the Hotspur, C. S. Forester

35) 84K, Claire North

36) Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovich

37) Agent Running in the Field, John le Carré

38) The Girl on the Boat, P. G. Wodehouse

39) …But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Anita Loos

40) The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

41) Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, Robyn Maynard

42) A Room with a View, E. M. Forster

43) Codename Villanelle, Luke Jennings

44) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn

45) Zuleika Dobson, Max Beerbohm

46) Sins of Empire, Brian McClellan

47) Little Constructions, Anna Burns

48) Who is Vera Kelly?, Rosalie Knecht

49) This Mournful Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga

50) Nemesis Games,  S. A. Corey

51) Ms Ice Sandwich, Mieko Kawakami (trans. Louise Heal Kawai)

52) The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, Douglas Adams 

53) The Nest, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

54) All Systems Red, Martha Wells

55) A Damsel in Distress, P. G. Wodehouse

56) Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, Balli Kaur Jaswal

57) Frying Plantain, Zalika Reid-Benta

58) The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

59) Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne

60) The Trouble With Peace, Joe Abercrombie

61) Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton

62) The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien

63) Artificial Condition, Martha Wells

64) The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa

65) Foresight, Ian Hamilton

66) The Mayor of Leipzig, Rachel Kushner

67) The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski

68) Pariah, Anthony Ryan

69) Twelve Days in Persia, Vita Sackville-West70) The Hard Crowd, Rachel Kushner


 The Last Children of Tokyo, Yoko Tawada (trans. Margaret Mitsutani)

The Seas, Samantha Hunt

Red Spectres: Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century, trans. Muireann Maguire

The Alchemist, Ben Jonson (re-read)

The Book of Tea, Kakuzo Okakura

How to Pronounce Knife, Souvankham Thammavongsa

Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon this Soul, Ryka Aoki

The Story of Hong Gildong, trans. Minsoo Kang

Maigret and the Nahour Case, Georges Simenon (trans. William Hobson)

Furthermore, Damon Runyon

Spring Garden, Tomoka Shibasaki (trans. Polly Barton)

Let Me Tell You What I Mean, Joan Didion

The Newcomes, W. M. Thackeray

The Stolen Bicycle, Wu Ming-Yi (trans. Darryl Sterk)

Eve’s Hollywood, Eve Babitz

The Nakano Thrift Shop, Hiromi Kawakami (trans. Allison Markin Powell)

Money in the Bank, P. G. Wodehouse

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, Jia Tolentino

Where Europe Begins, Yoko Tawada (trans. Susan Bernofsky and Yumi Selden)

The Summer After the Funeral, Jane Gardam

Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging, Tessa McWatt

The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories, Saki

Roughing It, Mark Twain

The Public Image, Muriel Spark

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, Dorothy Gilman

Southern Mail/Night Flight, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (trans. Curtis Cate)

Ms Ice Sandwich, Mieko Kawakami (trans. Louise Heal Kawai)

Maigret Afraid, Georges Simenon (trans. Margaret Duff)

In Praise of Shadows, Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (trans. Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker)

Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence, M.F.K. Fisher

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

A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut

Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher

Isolde, Irina Odoevtseva (trans. Bryan Karetnyk and Irina Steinberg)

The Sound of the Mountain, Yasunari Kawabata (trans. Edward M. Seidensticker)

All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks

Miracle on Cherry Hill, Hwang Sun-Mi (trans. Kim Chi-Young)

The Mayor of Leipzig, Rachel Kushner

Animals, Hebe Uhart (trans. Robert Croll)

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (re-read)

A Christmas Garland, Max Beerbohm

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World, Kai Cheng Thom