Reading List 2011-2020

*AB = audio book


62: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

61: The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag

60: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

59: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

58: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

57: She-Hulk Volume Three: Jen Walters Must Die by Mariko Tamaki

56: She-Hulk Volume Two: Let Them Eat Cake by Mariko Tamaki

55: The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

54: All The Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

53: One By One by Ruth Ware

52: Show & Tell Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration by Dilys Evans

51: She-Hulk Volume One: Deconstructed by Mariko Tamaki

50: Thin Slices of Anxiety by Catherine Lepage

49: Belonging by Nora Krug

48: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

47: Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book by Lynda Barry

46: Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

45: Serenity Volume 2: Better Days and Other Stories by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews

45: Serenity Volume 1: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad

44. 100 Ways to Draw a Bird and make a Living from Illustration by Felix Scheinberger

43. Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

42. Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

41. Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

40. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

39. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

38. Locke & Key: Volume 2, Head Games by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

37: Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams

36: Good-bye by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

35: Scenes From An Impending Marriage A Prenuptial Memoir by Adrian Tomine

34. Locke & Key: Welcome To Lovecraft by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

33. Noise Makers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed The World A Graphic Collection

32. Dare To Sketch by Felix Scheinberger

31: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

30: Night of Cake and Puppets: by Laini Taylor

29: The Paper Girls Vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughan

28: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

27: The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan

26: The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole (AB)

25: Dynamic Watercolours by Jane Betteridge

24: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (AB)

23: E Is For Evidence by Sue Grafton (AB)

22: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (AB)

21: The Fifth Season: by N.K. Jemisin (AB)

20: D Is For Deadbeat by Sue Grafton (AB)

19: In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado (AB)

18: C Is For Corpse by Sue Grafton (AB)

17: The Dark Tower by Stephen King

16: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary (AB)

15: Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle

14: The 6th Target by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (AB)

13: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (AB)

12: Song of Susannah by Stephen King

11: Wolves of The Calla by Stephen King

10: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

9: The Paper Girls Vol 5 by Brian K. Vaughan

8: The Paper Girls Vol 4 by Brian K. Vaughan

7: The Paper Girls Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughan

6: The Paper Girls Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

5: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

4: The Figgs by Ali Bryan

3: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

2: The Paper Girls Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

1: Odd Child Out by Gilly MacMillan

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53: A Better Man by Louise Penny

52: Your Black Friend and Other Strangers by Ben Passmore

51: The Drawing Of the Three by Stephen King

50: The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware

49: The Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

48: Glass Houses by Louise Penny

47: The Hangman by Louise Penny

46: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

45: The Nature Of The Beast by Louise Penny

44: The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

43: How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny

42: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

41: A Trick Of The Light by Louise Penny

40: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

39: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

38: The Murder Stone by Louise Penny

37: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (AB)

36: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

35. The 5th Horseman by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (AB)

34: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

33. Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman

32: Body Music by Julie Maroh

31: Still Life by Louise Penny

30: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

29: A Fair Maiden  by Joyce Carol Oates

28: Little Wives  by Louisa May Alcott (AB)

27: Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott (AB)

26: Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama  by Alison Bechdel

25: Skandalon by Julie Maroh

24: Gigi by Collette

23: An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten

22: When David Lost Him Voice by Judith Vanistendael

21: Blue Is The Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh

20: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

19: Becoming Unbecoming by Una

18: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

17: Passing for Human by Liana Finck

16: What It Is by Lynda Barry

15. Can you Ever Forgive Me by Lee Israel

14. One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry

13. Kampung Boy by Lat

12. Turning Japanese: A Graphic Memoir by MariNaomi

11. We Can Fix It: A Time Travel Memoir by Jess Fink

10. Three Shadowsby Cyril Pedrosa

09. A Wilderness of Errorby Errol Morris

08. Behind Her Eyesby Sarah Pinborough

07. An Unwanted Guestby Shari Lapena

06. Window Horsesby Ann Marie Fleming

05. The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam by Ann Marie Fleming

04. An Ocean Of Minutes by Thea Lim

03. Sketch Now, Think Later by Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara

02. The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn

01. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


58. B Is For Burglar by Sue Grafton (AB)

57. The Death Of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

56. Bunker by Andrea Maria Schenkel

55. 4th of July by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (AB)

54. The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel

53. Saga, Vol 9 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

52: 3rd Degree by James Patterson & Andrew Gross

51: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

50: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (AB)

49: 2nd Chance by James Patterson (AB)

48: Last Call by Paula Matter

47: 1st To Die by James Patterson

46: Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie

45: A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton (AB)

44: The Third Lie by Agota Kristof

43: The Proof by Agota Kristof

42: The Notebook by Agota Kristof

41. Outline by Rachel Cusk (AB)

40. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

39. The Lonely Witness by William Boyle

38. Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami

37. Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter

36. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

35. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

34. The Best Awful by Carrie Fisher

33. A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (AB)

32. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

31. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

30. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

29. I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

28. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

27. Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart

26. Sunburn by Laura Lippman

25. This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

24. Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

23. Book Of Mutter by Kate Zambreno

22. The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock

21. Saga, Vol 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

20. Runaways : the complete collection. Volume four by Brian K Vaughan

19. Runaways : the complete collection. Volume three by Brian K Vaughan

18. Runaways : the complete collection. Volume two by Brian K Vaughan

17. The Secret Room by Sandra Block

16. A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

15. Runaways : the complete collection. Volume one by Brian K Vaughan

14. Lobster is the Best Medicine by Liz Climo

13. My Only Wife by Jac Jemc

12. Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

11. The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

10. The Girl Without A Name by Sandra Block

9. Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

8. Little Black Lies by Sandra Block

7. Drawn From Life by Helen Birch

6. Dorothy Must Die (1/2) by Danielle Paige

5. Animation Unleashed by Ellen Besen

4. Stop Motion Animation by Melvyn Ternan

3. Animation Lab For Kids by Laura Bellmont & Emily Brink

2. Little Sister by Barbara Gowdy

1. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty


Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

The Grip Of It by Jac Jemc

Saga, Vol 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

Alone by Christophe Chabouté

Just Add Watercolor by Helen Birch

I Am A Truck by Michelle Winters

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Sketch by sketch along Nova Scotia’s South Shore by Emma Fitzgerald

Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly MacMillan

Dept.H Pressure Volume 2 by Matt Kindt & Sharlene Kindt

Saga, Vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga, Vol 5 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga, Vol 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Dept.H Pressure Volume 1 by Matt Kindt & Sharlene Kindt

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Sketch! by France Belleville-Van Stone

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 

Saga, Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga, Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga, Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ink And Bone by Rachel Caine

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

The Call Of The Wild by Jack London

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

His Fair Assassin: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

His fair Assassin: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Catwings Return by Ursula K. Le Guin

Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

His Fair Assassin: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers 

Long Red Hair by Meags Fitzgerald

Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle

Under The Harrow by Flynn Berry

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

The Anatomy of Story by John Truby

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun by Velma Wallis

Is It All In Your Head? True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle

The Tattooed Potato And Other Clues by Ellen Raskin

Wifey by Judy Blume

A Wind In The Door by Madeleine L’Engle

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

The Prisoner Of Hell Gate by Dana L. Wolff

Sure Of You by Armistead Maupin

Significant Others by Armistead Maupin

Babycakes by Armistead Maupin

Further Tales Of The City by Armistead Maupin

Nancy Drew & The Secret Of The Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew & The Message In The Hollow Oak by Carolyn Keene


Autobiography Of A Face by Lucy Grealy

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman by Lindy West

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Hard Light by Elizabeth Hand

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Born Standing Up: A Comics Life by Steve Martin

13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl by Mona Awad

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order Of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Femme by Mette Bach

Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand

Fairytales For Lost Children by Diriye Osman

Can’t We Talk About Something Pleasant? by Roz Chast

The Mist by Stephen King

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Best Screenplay Goes To by Linda Seger

Urban Watercolor Sketching by Felix Scheinberger

More Tales Of The City by Armistead Maupin

Making A Good Script Great by Linda Seger

Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card

World War Z by Max Brooks

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Die Trying by Lee Child

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

What Now by Ann Patchett

The Way Of The Screenwriter by Amnon Buchbinder

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

An Exact Replica Of A Figment Of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken


tiny beautiful things by Cheryl Strayed

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Killing Floor by Lee Child

The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

Flying On Broken Wings by Carrie Bailee

Aftermath : on marriage and separation by Rachel Cusk

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield

An illustrated journey by Danny Gregory

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Dope by Sara Gran

The Tracey Fragments by Maureen Medved

Come Closer by Sara Gran

Ru by Kim Thúy

House of Sighs by Jocelyne Saucier

Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand


All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Inés Of My Soul by Isabel Allende

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order Of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Gone, Girl by Gillian Flynn

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Slammerskin by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue

Catching The Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch

My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozekiland

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King

The TV Writer’s Workbook by Ellen Sandler

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Roost by Ali Bryan

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen

The Year Of The Flood by Margret Atwood

Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep


Oryx & Crake by Margret Atwood

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida 

Dance With Dragons by George. R. R. Martin

A Feast of Crows by George. R. R. Martin

Down In the Dumps by H. Mel Malton

A Storm of Swords by George. R. R. Martin

Clash of Kings by George. R. R. Martin

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Game of Thrones by George. R. R. Martin

Wild Mind: Living The Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg

Fat!So? By Marilyn Wann

Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

Authenticity Is The New Bullshit by Hugh MacLeod

Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Save The Cat Goes To The Movies by Blake Snyder

Losing It by Cora Carmack

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Directing Actors by Judith Weston

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion Edited By Virgie Tovar 

In The Blink of An Eye by Walter Murch

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer by Roberta Marie Munroe

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide by Glenn Berggoetz

The Way of the Screenwriter by Amnon Buchbinder

My First Movie : Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film edited by Stephen Lowenstein

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby

Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook by Chris Jones, Andrew Zinnes & Genevieve Jolliffe


Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey

Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks

Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles De Lint

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky

Ru by Kim Thúy

Lips touch : three times by Laini Taylor

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Forks Over Knives by Gene Stone

Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Repeat Until Rich by Josh Axelrad

The Land Of Stories by Chris Colfer

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Angel: After the Fall Volume 6 by Joss Whedon

Angel: After the Fall Volume 5 by Joss Whedon

Wonder Woman: Gods And Mortals by George Perez

Save The Cat! by Blake Snyder

Angel: After the Fall Volume 4 by Joss Whedon

Angel: After the Fall Volume 3 by Joss Whedon

Angel: After the Fall Volume 2 by Joss Whedon

Angel: After the Fall Volume 1 by Joss Whedon

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

You Went Away by Timothy Findley

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Torch by Cheryl Strayed

ChiRunning by Danny Dreyer

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Complete Guide To Yin Yoga by Bernie Clarke

Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner

Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made by Alex Epstein


How not to write a screenplay : 101 common mistakes most screenwriters make by Denny Martin Flinn

My Sister’s Blue Eyes by Jacques Poulin

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman

Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner (1/2)

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

Goldfish by Brian Michael Bendis (graphic novel)

Fast & Easy by Suzanne Somers

Eat Great, Lose Weight by Suzanne Somers

Return of the King by J.R. Tolkein

Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

Two Towers by J.R. Tolkein

Matilda by Rohl Dahl

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

Firefly: Shepard’s Story

Unless by Carol Shields

Intro to The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart

The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

On Writing by Stephen King (second time)

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