Cover images for The Kingdoms, Joan Is Okay, and When Women Were Dragons.

Doesn’t include items read for work. The Agatha Christies also represent hours spent painting, since I listen to those as audiobooks while working on the mural (except for one that Dave and I listened to on a road trip).

  1. Adrian Tchaikovsky, One Day All This Will Be Yours
  2. Agatha Christie, By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  3. Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
  4. Agatha Christie, Crooked House
  5. Agatha Christie, Murder on the Links
  6. Agatha Christie, N or M?
  7. Agatha Christie, Peril at End House
  8. Agatha Christie, Postern of Fate
  9. Agatha Christie, The ABC Murders
  10. Agatha Christie, The Hollow
  11. Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  12. Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary
  13. Agatha Christie, The Secret of Chimneys
  14. Agatha Christie, The Sittaford Mystery
  15. Agatha Christie, Third Girl
  16. Agatha Christie, Towards Zero
  17. Agatha Christie, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
  18. Arkady Martine, A Memory Called Empire
  19. Ava Glass, Alias Emma
  20. Casey McQuiston, I Kissed Shara Wheeler
  21. Casey McQuiston, One Last Stop
  22. Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue
  23. Catherine Cooper, The Golden Acorn
  24. Celeste Ng, Our Missing Hearts
  25. Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (reread)
  26. Claire North, The Sudden Appearance of Hope (reread)
  27. Claire North, Touch (reread)
  28. Connie Willis, Take a Look at the Five and Ten
  29. Dan Chaon, Sleep Walk
  30. David Yoon, City of Orange
  31. Elaine Hsieh Chou, Disorientation
  32. Emily Austin, Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead
  33. Emily St. John Mandel, Sea of Tranquility
  34. Emma Straub, This Time Tomorrow
  35. Farah Heron, The Chai Factor
  36. Foz Meadows, A Strange and Stubborn Endurance
  37. Jennifer Egan, The Candy House
  38. Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers
  39. Jesse Q. Sutano, Dial A for Aunties
  40. John Scalzi, The Kaiju Preservation Society
  41. Kelly Barnhill, When Women Were Dragons
  42. Kelly Robson, High Times in the Low Parliament
  43. Margarita Montimore, Acts of Violet
  44. Margarita Montimore, Oona Out of Order
  45. Martha Wells, Murderbot Diaries #1: All Systems Red (reread)
  46. Martha Wells, Murderbot Diaries #2: Artificial Condition (reread)
  47. Martha Wells, Murderbot Diaries #3: Rogue Protocol (reread)
  48. Martha Wells, Murderbot Diaries #4: Exit Strategy (reread)
  49. Martha Wells, Murderbot Diaries #5: Network Effect (reread)
  50. Martha Wells, Murderbot Diaries #6: Fugitive Telemetry
  51. Mary Robinette Kowal, The Spare Man
  52. Megan Giddings, The Women Could Fly
  53. Nancy Kress, After the Fall Before the Fall During the Fall
  54. Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education (reread)
  55. Naomi Novik, The Last Graduate (reread)
  56. Naomi Novik, The Golden Enclaves
  57. Natasha Pulley, The Half-Life of Valery K
  58. Natasha Pulley, The Kingdoms
  59. Nghi Vo, Siren Queen
  60. Rebecca Roanhorse, Black Sun
  61. Rebecca Serle, One Italian Summer
  62. Robert C. O’Brien, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  63. Robert Pobi, City of Windows
  64. Robert Pobi, Under Pressure
  65. Ruta Sepetys, I Must Betray You
  66. Sequoia Nagamatsu, How High We Go In The Dark
  67. Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun
  68. Tanvi Berwah, Monsters Born and Made
  69. Tirzah Price, Pride and Premeditation
  70. Tirzah Price, Sense and Second-Degree Murder
  71. Tom Perrotta, Tracy Flick Can’t Win
  72. Ursula K. LeGuin, A Tale of Time City
  73. Weike Wang, Joan is Okay

I can’t say I would recommend all of these books (Tracy Flick Can’t Win, in particular, was disappointing, and the Tirzah Price Jane Austen satires were just okay) but I did like most of them. I typically do like books I read all the way through, unless the ending ruins them, since when I am not enjoying a book, I stop reading, and so it never gets listed.

The Agatha Christie books, while of course brilliant and witty, still contain casual sexism, racism, and nationalism reflective of mainstream white British thinking of the time, so definite content warning there.

A Memory Called Empire, The Candy House, How High We Go In The Dark, and both Natasha Pulley books were favorites; the Naomi Novik and Claire North books will probably be reread in 2023 for being fun and also somehow comforting. If you have queer teens in your life, the Casey McQuiston books would make great gifts, though Red, White & Royal Blue is you-sweet-summer-child-level naive about politics.

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