Doesn’t include items read for work or books that were so bad I didn’t bother to finish them. Some of these are rereads but I didn’t mark which. Stand-outs include I Have Some Questions for You, The Survivalists, Rodham, Telephone, and Yellowface.

I can’t give an unqualified recommendation for all of these books (Endpapers and Your Driver is Waiting I found slow to start, though I liked them by the end, and I found the characters in The Late Americans frustratingly self-sabotaging, though the book is gorgeously written). However, if it’s on the list, I enjoyed something about it: I typically stop reading books that I can’t enjoy (and so they never get listed).

Content warning for the Agatha Christie books, which (while models of mystery plotting as well as brilliant and witty) contain casual sexism, racism, and nationalism reflective of mainstream white British thinking of the time.

  1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
  2. Ramona Ausuba, The Last Animal
  3. Kelly Barhhill, The Crane Husband
  4. Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance
  5. Lois McMaster Bujold, Shards of Honor
  6. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 1: Penric’s Demon
  7. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 2: Penric and the Shaman
  8. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 3: Penric’s Fox
  9. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 4: Masquerade in Lodi
  10. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 5: Penric’s Mission
  11. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 6: Mira’s Last Dance
  12. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 7: Prisoner of Limnos
  13. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 8: The Orphans of Raspay
  14. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 9: The Physicians of Milnoc
  15. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 10: The Assassin of Chasalon
  16. Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric & Desdemona 11: Knot of Shadows
  17. M. R. Carey, Infinity Gate
  18. Beth Cato, A Thousand Recipes for Revenge
  19. Eleanor Catton, Birnham Wood
  20. Kashana Cauley, The Survivalists
  21. Alexander Chee, The Queen of the Night
  22. Agatha Christie, Appointment with Death
  23. Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
  24. Agatha Christie, Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
  25. Agatha Christie, Destination Unknown
  26. Agatha Christie, Elephants Can Remember
  27. Agatha Christie, Lord Edgware Dies
  28. Agatha Christie, Passenger to Frankfurt
  29. Agatha Christie, Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case
  30. Agatha Christie, The Big Four
  31. Agatha Christie, The Murder at the Vicarage
  32. Agatha Christie, The Mystery of the Blue Train
  33. Agatha Christie, The Seven Dials Mystery
  34. Agatha Christie, Third Girl
  35. Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer, Lavender’s Blue
  36. Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer, Rest in Pink
  37. Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer, One in Vermillion
  38. Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves
  39. Omar El Akkad, American War
  40. Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, This is How You Lose the Time War
  41. Akwaeke Emezi, Pet
  42. Percival Everett, Telephone
  43. Percival Everett & James Kincaid, A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond
  44. Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry
  45. Priya Guns, Your Driver is Waiting
  46. Alexis Hall, 10 Things That Never Happened
  47. Alexis Hall, A Lady for a Duke
  48. Alexis Hall, Boyfriend Material
  49. Alexis Hall, Husband Material
  50. Alexis Hall, Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake
  51. Alexis Hall, Paris Daillencourt is About to Crumble
  52. Drew Hayes, The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant
  53. Jennifer Savran Kelly, Endpapers
  54. R. F. Kuang, Yellowface
  55. Lavanya Lakshminarayan, The Ten Percent Thief
  56. Ann Leckie, Translation State
  57. Yoon Ha Lee, Phoenix Extravagant
  58. Rebecca Makkai, I Have Some Questions for You
  59. Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred Year House
  60. Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue
  61. Casey McQuiston, One Last Stop
  62. Naomi Novik, Scholomance 1: A Deadly Education
  63. Naomi Novik, Scholomance 2: The Last Graduate
  64. Naomi Novik, Scholomance 3: The Golden Enclaves
  65. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 1: His Majesty’s Dragon
  66. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 2: Throne of Jade
  67. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 3: Black Powder War
  68. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 4: Empire of Ivory
  69. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 5: Victory of Eagles
  70. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 6: Tongues of Serpents
  71. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 7: Crucible of Gold
  72. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 8: Blood of Tyrants
  73. Naomi Novik, Temeraire 9: League of Dragons
  74. Natasha Pulley, The Kingdoms
  75. Rainbow Rowell, 1: Carry On
  76. Rainbow Rowell, 2: Wayward Son
  77. Rainbow Rowell, 3: Any Way the Wind Blows
  78. Joanna Russ, The Female Man
  79. Curtis Sittenfeld, The Man of My Dreams
  80. Curtis Sittenfeld, Rodham
  81. Curtis Sittenfeld, Romantic Comedy
  82. Curtis Sittenfeld, Sisterland
  83. Lucy A. Snyder, Sister, Maiden, Monster
  84. Jesse Q. Sutanto, Dial A for Aunties
  85. Jesse Q. Sutanto, Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
  86. Brandon Taylor, The Late Americans
  87. Drew Hayden Taylor, Chasing Painted Horses
  88. Emily Tesh, Some Desperate Glory
  89. Tade Thompson, Far From the Light of Heaven
  90. Karen Tidbeck, The Memory Theater
  91. Lavie Tidhar, Martian Sands
  92. Moses Ose Utomi, The Lies of the Ajungo
  93. Shelby Van Pelt, Remarkably Bright Creatures
  94. Aliya Whiteley, Skyward Inn
  95. Martha Wells, All Systems Red
  96. Martha Wells, Artificial Condition
  97. Martha Wells, Rogue Protocol
  98. Martha Wells, Exit Strategy
  99. Martha Wells, Network Effect
  100. Martha Wells, Fugitive Telemetry
  101. Martha Wells, System Collapse
  102. Scott Westerfield, Uglies
  103. Scott Westerfield, Pretties
  104. Scott Westerfield, Specials
  105. Scott Westerfield, Extras
  106. Connie Willis, The Road to Roswell
  107. Connie Willis, Blackout
  108. Connie Willis, All Clear
  109. Cathy Yardley, Role Playing

And a bonus book, which I’m halfway through right now: Cherie Dimaline’s Funeral Songs for Dying Girls. It’s a coming-of-age ghost story and I am loving it so far.

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