• Sarah Whitten Hayslip

Reading List


This summer/fall/winter (since we moved to the mainland) :

Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich

The Terrible Yrsa Daley-Ward

How To Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, Michelle Dean

Pages For Her, Sylvia Brownrigg

My Ex-Life, Stephen McCauely

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier

A Star Called Henry Roddy Doyle

Emerald City Jennifer Egan

(reread of a what turned out to be a deeply imprinted-in-my-psyche classic) The Babysitter’s Club #1: Kristy’s Great Idea Ann M Martin

Circe Madeline Mille

Becoming Michelle Obama

Lake Success Gary Shteyngart

The Keep Jennifer Egan

Crudo Olivia Laing

The Trip To Echo Springs Olivia Laing

The Great Believers Rebecca Makkai

An American Marriage Tayari Jones

Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth

The Plot Against America Philip Roth

The Female Persuasion Meg Wolitzer

The Ten-Year Nap Meg Wolitzer

The Position Meg Wolitzer

The Uncoupling Meg Wolitzer

That Kind of Mother Rumaan Alam

A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles

Like A Mother Angela Garbes

Homegoing Yaa Gyasi

A God In Ruins Kate Atkinson

His Favorites Kate Walbert

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Eric Idle

Born to Run Bruce Springsteen

Vagina: A New Biography Naomi Wolf

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Rebecca Traister

All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930, Andrea Barnet

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Ariel Levy

Changing My Mind Zadie Smith

Less Andrew Sean Greer

The Golden State Lydia Kiesling

Sour Heart Jenny Zhang

Today Will Be Different Maria Semple

Ishmael (afraid it wouldn’t hold up on rereading to the revelation it was in 10th grade -- shocked at how true it still felt) Daniel Quinn

Beyond Civilization Daniel Quinn

The Story of B Daniel Quinn

A Cartoon History of the Universe Larry Gonick

The Chalice and The Blade Riane Eisler

Inventing the Child JL Zornado

The Art of Memoir Mary Karr

Sinners Welcome (Poems) Mary Karr

Born A Crime Trevor Noah

Moonglow Michael Chabon

Come, Let Us SIng Anyway Leone Ross

My Life on the Road Gloria Steinem

Moving Beyond Words Gloria Steinem

Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem Gloria Steinem

Theft By Finding David Sedaris

Calypso David Sedaris

Mary Coin Marisa Silver

The Master Colm Toibin

Brooklyn Colm Toibin

Life Keith Richards

Half A Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan

Commonwealth Ann Patchett

The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver

Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward

Gilead Marilynne Robinson

NW Zadie Smith

The Art Of Memoir Mary Karr

How To Build A Girl Caitlin Moran

How To Be Famous Caitlin Moran

(selected works/what I can remember from) last spring:

Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng

Forest Dark Nicole Krauss

Goodbye, Vitamin Rachel Khong

Conversations With Friends Sally Rooney

The Strays Emily Bitto

Travels in the Hawaiian Archipelago Isabella Bird

Nutshell Ian McEwan

Saturday Ian McEwan

Canada Richard Ford

Let Me Be Frank With You Richard Ford

Up Up, Down Down Cheston Knapp

(embarrassing but I have to be real) The *entire* Outlander series Diana Gabaldon

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Bali Kaur Jaswal

The Power Naomi Alderman

Anything is Possible Elizabeth Strout

What it Means When A Man Falls From The Sky Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Expatriates Janice Y.K. Lee

The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver



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