(A Partial List of) Favorites

I can’t pick a favorite book but I can pick favorites. Unfortunately, the more I think about, it the longer the list gets, so…yeah. These are some of them.


Atonement – Ian McEwan

Dracula – Bram Stoker

The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter

The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

The Blind Assassin  – Margaret Atwood

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

Poor Things – Alasdair Gray

The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

Affinity & The Night Watch – Sarah Waters

I, Lucifer – Glen Duncan

The Underground Railroad – Coleson Whitehead

Jane Steele – Lindsay Faye

Circe – Madeline Miller

White is for Witching & Gingerbread – Helen Oyeyemi

Short Stories:

The Portable Dorothy Parker

Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories – Angela Carter

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Stranger Things Happen – Kelly Link (FYI – all of her collections are awesome)

Winter’s Tales – Isak Dinesen

“The Killers” and “Hills Like White Elephants” – Ernest Hemingway

The Redemption of Galen Pike – Carys Davies

The Unfinished World: And Other Stories – Amber Sparks

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me – Kate Bernheimer


H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel – Jane Smiley

A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

The Paris Review Interviews

Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks