What I’m reading/what I’ve read recently. I’m always open to recommendations!

My Goodreads reviews for some of these books are here.


Eligible– Curtis Sittenfeld
Truly Madly Guilty– Liane Moriarty
The Mermaid Chair– Sue Monk Kidd
Nora Webster– Colm Toibin
River Road– Carol Goodman
Victoria– Daisy Goodwin
Tulip Fever– Deborah Moggach
The Dark Circle– Linda Grant
The Commitments– Roddy Doyle
The Widow’s House– Carol Goodman
I Let You Go– Clare Mackintosh
The Keeper of Lost Things– Ruth Hogan
When We Were Orphans– Kazuo Ishiguro
Faking Friends– Jane Fallon
The Red House– Mark Haddon
The Couple Next Door– Shari Lapena
Night Music– Jojo Moyes
The Dinner– Herman Koch
Swimming Lessons– Claire Fuller
We Were The Salt of The Sea– Roxanne Bouchard
The Pearl Sister– Lucinda Riley


Belgravia– Julian FellowesGerminal, Zola
Tony & Susan– Austin Wright
Appointment with Death– Agatha Christie
Keep You Close– Lucie Whitehouse
Paris for One and Other Stories– Jojo Moyes
Germinal– Emile Zola
Cold Comfort Farm– Stella Gibbons
A Certain Age– Beatriz Williams
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre– Tracy Chevalier
The Vanishing Year– Kate Moretti
Smoke– Catherine MacKenzie
Flawed– Cecilia Ahern
The Ice Child– Camilla Läckberg
The Gilded Hour– Sara Donati
Our Endless Numbered Days– Claire Fuller
Tiny Little Thing– Beatriz Williams
The Human Flies– Hans Olav LahlumThe Two-Family House cover
The Expatriates– Janice Y.K. Lee
White Collar Girls– Renee Rosen
The Disinherited: A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal– Robert Sackville-West
High Tide: Two Novels: The Beach Club and Summer People – Elin Hilderbrand
The Shadow Sister– Lucinda Riley
The Two-Family House– Lynda Cohen Loigman
The Trophy Son– Douglas Brunt
Hidden– Catherine MacKenzie
The Sport of Kings– C.E. Morgan
The Trespasser– Tana French
The Ice Princess– Camilla Lackberg
Le Moulin des Sources– Francoise Bourdon
Estogade sanglante– Jacques Garay
Lyrebird– Cecilia Ahern
Wake– Anna HopeWake
Luckiest Girl Alive– Jessica Knoll
Here I Am– Jonathan Safran Foer
The Olive Tree– Lucinda Riley
The Roanoke Girls– Amy Engel
Little Deaths– Emma Flint
The Dress– Jane L. Rosen
Americanah– Chamamanda Ngozi Adichie
City of Friends– Joanna Trollope
First Love– Gwendoline Riley
The Great Gatsby– F. Scott Fitzgerald (reread)
Who We Were Before– Leah Mercer
Dangerous Crossing– Rachel Rhys
Strictly Between Us– Jane Fallon
At the Edge of the Orchard– Tracy Chevalier
The Ballroom– Anna Hope
The Idea of You– Amanda Prowse
The Saffron Trail– Rosanna Ley
Stamboul Train– Graham Greene
I See You– Clare Mackintosh
The Rose Girls– Victoria Connelly


A Season of Secrets– Margaret Pemberton2017_january_lastsummer
The Last Summer– Judith Kinghorn
When the Astors Owned New York– Justin Kaplan
The Arsonist– Sue Miller
The Winter Children– Lulu Taylor
The Summer House– Marcia Willet
Other People’s Children– Joanna Trollope
The Angel Tree– Lucinda Riley
The Memory of Lost Senses– Judith Kinghorn
A Spool of Blue Thread– Anne Tyler
The Ice Twins– S.K. Tremayne
How To Be Single– Liz Tuccillo
Mudwoman– Joyce Carol Oates
Little House on the Prairie– Laura Ingalls Wilder
Three Wishes– Liane Moriarty
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared– Jonas Jonasson
Death on the Nile– Agatha Christie2016_July_InfiniteSea
The Good Girl– Mary Kubica
The Age of Desire– Jennie Fields
A Hundred Summers– Beatriz Williams
Paris Time Capsule– Ella Carey
The Storm Sister– Lucinda Riley
The Time Traveler’s Wife– Audrey Niffenegger
Along the Infinite Sea– Beatriz Williams
Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana– Carlo Emilio Gadda
The Improbability of Love– Hannah Mary Rothschild
The Woman Who Stole My Life– Marian Keyes
The House By The Lake– Ella Carey
After You– Jojo Moyes
At the Water’s Edge– Sara Gruen
The Importance of Being Earnest– Oscar Wilde
Villa America– Liza Klaussmann
The Other Daughter– Lauren Willig2017_february_fractured
The Admissions– Meg Mitchell Moore
Maybe in Another Life– Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reconstructing Amelia– Kimberly McCreight
The Secret Life of Violet Grant– Beatriz Williams
Fall of Poppies– Heather Webb et al
The American Girl– Kate Horsley
Heart of the Matter– Emily Giffin
Rome in Love– Anita Hughes
The Headmaster’s Wife– T.C. Greene
The Door– Magda Szabó
Sushi for Beginners– Marian Keyes
Brave New World– Alduous Huxley (reread)
The Hypnotist’s Love Story– Liane Moriarity
Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother– Anne Sebba
The Swimming Pool– Louise Candlish
Il giardino di Amelia– Marcela Serrano
Fractured– Catherine McKenzie


The Husband’s Secret– Liane MoriartyBig Little Lies, Moriarty
And Then There Were None– Agatha Christie
The Things We Never Said– Susan Elliot Wright
The Ocean at the End of the Lane– Neil Gaiman
If I Stay– Gayle Forman
The House at Tyneford– Natasha Solomons
The Enchantress of Florence– Salman Rushdie
La relazione– Andrea Camilleri
The Matchmaker– Elin Hilderbrand
A House of Cards– Elizabeth MacDonald
What Alice Forgot– Liane Moriarty
The One Plus One– Jojo Moyes
The Miniaturist– Jessie Burton
The Girl in the Photograph– Kate Riordan2016_Tana_French
All Fall Down– Jennifer Weiner
Herring Girl– Debbie Taylor
The Vacationers– Emma Straub
Core Attraction– Ashlinn Craven
Funny Girl– Nick Hornby
Outline– Rachel Cusk
Big Little Lies– Liane Moriarty
La femme au miroir– Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
The Seven Sisters– Lucinda Riley
That Summer– Lauren Willig
Mrs. Hemingway– Naomi Wood
Saving Grace– Jane Green
The Girl On The Train– Paula Hawkins
The Shoemaker’s Wife– Adriana Trigiani
The Last Anniversary– Liane Moriarty
The Last Letter From Your Lover– Jojo Moyes
The Secret Place– Tana FrenchThe American Lover - Tremain
The Midnight Rose– Lucinda Riley
The Night Falling– Katherine Webb
Marguerite– Sandra Petrignani
Faster Than Lightning– Usain Bolt
Rebuilding Coventry– Sue Townsend
All The Light We Cannot See– Anthony Doerr
The Expats– Chris Pavone
The American Lover– Rose Tremain
The Girl on a Cliff– Lucinda Riley
The Tea Planter’s Wife– Dinah Jefferies
The Fault in Our Stars– John Greene
The Sunrise– Victoria Hislop
Chirù– Michela Murgia


Dolly– Susan HillThe Painted Veil, Maugham
The Light Between Oceans– M.L. Stedman
The Last Runaway– Tracy Chevalier
Con te fino alla fine del mondo– Nicolas Barreau
Faithful Place– Tana French
When Will There Be Good News?– Kate Atkinson
May We Be Forgiven– A.M. Homes
The Girl You Left Behind– Jojo Moyes
The Engagements– J. Courtney Sullivan
The Painted Veil– W. Somerset Maugham
The Aftermath– Rhidian Brook
Behind the Scenes at the Museum– Kate Atkinson
A Spell of Winter– Helen Dunmore
The Hired Man– Aminatta Forna
The Second Life of Amy Archer– R.S. Pateman
Burning Bright– Tracy ChevalierHired Man - Forna
Private Life– Jane Smiley
Silver Bay– Jojo Moyes
Going Back– Rachael English
Before We Met– Lucie Whitehouse
Sense & Sensibility– Joanna Trollope
Broken Harbour– Tana French
Night Train to Lisbon– Pascal Mercier
L’amica geniale – Elena Ferrante
The Woman Upstairs– Claire Messud
The Silent Wife– A.S.A. Harrison
The Interestings– Meg Wolitzer
Then Came You– Jennifer Weiner
Where’d You Go, Bernadette– Maria Semple
The Nanny– Tess Stimson
Before I Go To Sleep– S.J. WatsonAshford Affair - Willig
The Publisher– Alice Di Stefano
Vergine giurata– Elvira Dones
Fortune Hunter– Daisy Goodwin
Daughter– Jane Shemilt
The Ashford Affair– Lauren Willig
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves– Karen Joy Fowler
Northanger Abbey– Val McDermid
Rose– Tatiana de Rosnay
Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans #6)– Bella Andre
Postcards from the Past– Marcia Willett


Best American Short Stories 2012Lake of Dead Languages
The Snow Child– Eowyn Ivey
The Good Mother– Sue Miller
The Meryl Streep Movie Club– Mia March
The Lake of Dead Languages– Carol Goodman
Constitutional– Helen Simpson
The Likeness– Tana French
The Mist in the Mirror– Susan Hill
Gone Girl– Gillian Flynn
The Accidental Husband– Jane Green
Le coeur d’une autre– Tatiana de Rosnay
Daughters-in-law– Joanna Trollope
A Half Forgotten Song– Katherine Webb
L’avventura di un povero cristiano– Ignazio SilonePeople in Glass Houses cover
For Love– Sue Miller
The House at Midnight– Lucie Whitehouse
The Lying Game– Tess Stimson
Arcadia Falls– Carol Goodman
People in Glass Houses– Shirley Hazzard
The Men and The Girls– Joanna Trollope
The Reluctant Fundamentalist– Mohsin Hamid
The Glass Wives– Amy Sue Nathan
The Bed I Made– Lucie Whitehouse
The Paradise Guest House– Ellen Sussman
The Night Villa– Carol Goodman
Taipei– Tao Lin
Summerland– Elin Hilderbrand
The Winter House– Nicci Gerrard
The Uncoupling– Meg WolitzerCover_Tigers
The Touchstone– Edith Wharton
The Secret History– Donna Tartt
Mad About the Boy– Helen Fielding
The Bookstore– Deborah Meylor
La matematica delle bionde– Federica Brunini
Foreign & Far Away– Writers Abroad Anthology 2013
Killing Me Softly– Nicci French
Me Before You– Jojo Moyes
Beautiful Day– Elin Hilderbrand
Je ne retrouve personne– Arnaud Cathrine
Tigers in Red Weather– Liza Klaussman


In the woods – Tana FrenchIn The Woods cover
Lake Shore Limited – Sue Miller
The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman
Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
Che la festa cominci -Niccolò Ammaniti
Drift -Victoria Patterson
The Senator’s Wife – Sue Miller
In-Flight Entertainment– Helen Simpson
Gli ingredienti segreti dell’amore– Nicolas Barreau
L’Élégance du hérisson– Muriel Barbery
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married– Marian Keyes
The Cellist of Sarajevo– Steven Galloway
Breathing Lessons– Anne Tyler (reread)
The Paris Wife– Paula McLain
The Woman in Black– Susan Hill
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual– Kim Izzo
The Wife Who Ran Away– Tess Stimson
The Gravedigger’s Daughter– Joyce Carol OatesThe Paris Wife cover
The Three Weissmanns of Westport– Cathleen Schine
Nel mare ci sono i coccodrilli– Fabio Geda
The Melanie Chronicles– Kim Golden
While I Was Gone– Sue Miller
The American Heiress– Daisy Goodwin
Sarah’s Key– Tatiana deRosnay
The Sense of An Ending– Julian Barnes
Maine– J. Courtney Sullivan
Girls in White Dresses– Jennifer Close
The Castle of Otranto– Henry Walpole
La solitudine dei numeri primi– Paolo Giordano
The Divorced Lady’s Companion to Living in Italy– Catherine McNamara
Commencement– J. Courtney Sullivan
Il momento è delicato– Niccolò Ammaniti
The Secret Language of Flowers– Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Playground Mafia– Sarah Tucker


Never Let Me Go – Kazuo IshiguroNever Let Me Go cover image
What Maisie Knew – Henry James
When The World Was Steady – Claire Messud
Le Dieu du carnage – Yasmina Reza
The Siege– Helen Dunmore
A Fair Maiden – Joyce Carol Oates
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart – Beth Patillo
Weep Not, Child – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Nessuno si salva da solo – Margaret Mazzantini
Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah
The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
Run – Ann Patchett
The Legacy – Katherine Webb
The Distant Hours – Kate Morton
Prep – Curtis SittenfeldThe Mysteries of Udolpho cover
A Gate at the Stairs – Lorrie Moore
The Help – Kathryn Stocket
The Wife: A Novel – Meg Wolitzer
Fontamara – Ignazio Silone
One Day – Mike Nicholls
Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier
The Unseen – Katherine Webb
A Place of Safety: A Chief Inspector Barnaby Mystery – Caroline Graham
Accaio – Silvia Avallone


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