Index of Books I’ve Talked About


Kathleen Addison – The Goblin Emperor

Sarah Addison Allen – The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Charlie Jane Anders – All the Birds in the Sky

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice – 1, 2


Jo Baker – Longbourn

Mary Balogh – A Promise of Spring

Mary Balogh – An Unlikely Duchess

Mary Balogh – Someone to Hold

Jeanne Birdsall – The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, And A Very Interesting Boy

Jeanne Birdsall – The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

Books that Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal

Alan Bradley – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Jane Brocket – Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer: A Golden Treasury of Classic Treats

Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol

Bill Bryson – Made in America

Lois McMaster Bujold – The Vor Game


Peter Carey – Parrot and Olivier in America

Rae Carson – Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy

Becky Chambers – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Anuja Chauhan – The Zoya Factor

Anuja Chauhan – Those Pricey Thakur Girls

Ted Chiang – “Story of Your Life”

Zen Cho – Sorcerer To The Crown

John Chu – The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere

Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Richmal Crompton – Family Roundabout


Sonali Dev – A Bollywood Affair

Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Patricia Duncker – Sophie and the Sybil: A Victorian Romance

Dorothy Dunnett – 1, 2, 3


Emily Eden – The Semi-Attached Couple

Kate Elliott – The Spiritwalker Trilogy


Laura Florand – The Chocolate Kiss

Tana French – The Faithful Place


Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book

Elizabeth Gaskell – North & South 1, North & South 2

Adam Gopnik – Winter: Five Windows On The Season

Elizabeth Goudge – The Little White Horse

Elizabeth Goudge – Linnets and Valerians

Cecilia Grant – A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong

Lev Grossman – The Magicians

Ursula K. Le Guin – Tehanu

Ursula K. Le Guin – The Other Wind


Rachel Hartman – Seraphina

Merrie Haskell – The Princess Curse

Mark Helprin – A Winter’s Tale 1, A Winter’s Tale 2

Georgette Heyer – The Unknown Ajax


Eowyn Ivey – The Snow Child


N.K. Jemisin – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Diana Wynne Jones – Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones – Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones – The Lives of Christopher Chant

Diana Wynne Jones – Witch Week

Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry


Intisar Khanani – Thorn

Laurie R King – The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

Rosemary Kirstein – The Steerswoman

Rosemary Kirstein – The Outskirter’s Secret

Marie Robinette Kowal – Shades of Milk and Honey

Mary Robinette Kowal – The Lady Astronaut of Mars


Jhumpa Lahiri – The Namesake

Edith Layton – The Duke’s Wager

Ann Leckie – Ancillary Mercy

Ann Leckie – Ancillary Sword

Rose Lerner – Listen to the Moon

Rose Lerner – True Pretenses

Janna Levin – Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space


Emily St. John Mandel – Station Eleven

Karen Marie Moning – Burned

Karen Marie Moning – The Fever Series

Donald McCaig – Rhett Butler’s People

Courtney Milan – Once Upon A Marquess

Courtney Milan – The Heiress Effect

Courtney Milan – Unveiled


Betty Neels – An Old-Fashioned Girl 

Maggie Nelson – The Argonauts

Kate Noble – The Game And The Governess

Lawrence Norfolk – John Saturnall’s Feast

Naomi Novik – Uprooted


Yoko Ogawa – The Housekeeper and the Professor


R.J. Palacio – Wonder

Louise Penny – The Beautiful Mystery – 1, 2

Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full of Sky

Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith

Barbara Pym – Jane and Prudence


Anna Quindlen – Still Life With Bread Crumbs


Stella Riley – The Parfit Knight


Brandon Sanderson – The Mistborn Trilogy

Marie Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Margery Sharp – Cluny Brown

Helen Simonson – The Summer Before The War

Dana Simpson – Phoebe and Her Unicorn (A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle)

Alexander McCall Smith – No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Sheri Cobb South – The Weaver Takes A Wife

M.L. Stedman – The Light Between Oceans

Neal Stephenson – Anathem

D.E. Stevenson – Miss Buncle’s Book

Mary Stewart – Nice Coaches Waiting


Jo Walton – Among Others

Elizabeth Wein – Code Name Verity

Dorothy Whipple – The Other Day: An Autobiography

Connie Willis – All Seated on the Ground

Patricia C. Wrede – Mairelon The Magician, The Magician’s Ward


Charles Yu – How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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