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text 2020-07-04 20:30
Happy Independence Day -- and, my Freedom and Future Library


-- I can hardly believe it's been two years since I started this.


And I hope this year's elections will contribute to undoing some of the damage done in the past four years and go some way towards restoring the U.S. to what the country used to be.







Books read are checked off, with the year of reading added in parentheses (and with everything read prior to 2018 just marked like that, since 2018 was the year when I came up with this project.)






Could there possibly be a better day on which to finally follow up on my Freedom and Future Library post?


Truth be told, I'd been hoping to compile this much faster, but RL threw a major spanner in the works pretty much all of last week and both of the past weekends.  But, anyway, here we are at last.


Thank you once more to everybody who contributed ideas and suggestions!  A special thank you to Knight of Angels, whom some on BookLikes may remember as Troy, and who instantly took up the baton and came up with a magnificent Freedom and Equality Library in the space of a single day, which I'm shamelessly including in mine in its entirety (as I am also including everybody else's reading recommendations, of course). -- This list contains plenty of books that are new to me, as well as a number of books (and shorter texts) that I've already read but am planning to revisit, or have been revisiting every so often already anyway.


So, here is the complete list in alphabetical order -- in the coming days, I'm planning to also break it down into topical reading lists, to make it somewhat easier to parse.  English titles of the books included in my library in another language are given in parentheses.



Edward Abby

     - Desert Solitaire


John Adams

     - Revolutionary Writings, 1755-1783 (2 volumes)


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

     - Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

     - Half of a Yellow Sun √ (2018)

     - We Should All Be Feminists √ (2020)


Madeleine Albright

     - Fascism: A Warning
     - Madam Secretary: A Memoir
     - The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on Faith, God and World Affairs

     - Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948


Svetlana Alexievich

     - Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

     - The Unwomanly Face of War

     - Voices from Chernobyl


Ayaan Hirsi Ali

     - Heretic
     - Infidel
     - Nomad


Isabel Allende

     - De amor y de sombra (Of Love and Shadow) √ (prior to 2018)


Akhil Reed Amar / Les Adams

     - The Bill of Rights Primer: A Citizen’s Guidebook to the American Bill of Rights


Amnesty International, Neil Gaiman, Matt Haig, and Others

     - Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom


Maya Angelou

     - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Kofi Annan

     - Interventions: A Life in War and Peace √ (2019)
     - We the Peoples: The 2001 Nobel Lecture √ (prior to 2018)


Jean Anouilh

     - Antigone √ (prior to 2018)


Louise Arbour

     - War Crimes and the Culture of Peace √ (prior to 2018)


Hannah Arendt

     - Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics / Civil Disobedience / On Violence / Thoughts on Politics and Revolution
     - Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil √ (prior to 2018)

     - The Origins of Totalitarianism
     - The Portable Hannah Arendt

     - Thinking Without a Banister: Essays in Understanding, 1953-1975

Anthony Arnove, Colin Firth, David Horspool

     - The People Speak: Voices That Changed Britain

Thomas Asbridge

     - The Greatest Knight

Ed Asner / Ed. Weinberger

     - The Grouchy Historian



     - The Complete Plays, especially:

        - The Birds
        - Clouds

        - The Knights
        - Lysistrata √ (prior to 2018)



     - The Politics
     - The Nicomachean Ethics


Timothy Garton Ash

     - Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World


Assemblée constituante (France)

     - Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen (1789) (Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen) √ (prior to 2018)

Assemblée nationale (France)

     - Articles constitutionnels (1789) / Constitution de France (1791) (Constitutional Articles of 1989 and Constitution of 1791) √ (prior to 2018)


Margaret Atwood

     - Freedom

     - Hag Seed √ (2019)

     - The Handmaid's Tale √ (prior to 2018)

     - The Testaments √ (2019)


Akram Aylisli

     - Stone Dreams


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

     - My Own Words


Bernard Bailyn

     - The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution


James Baldwin

     - Collected Essays
     - Giovanni's Room
     - If Beale Street Could Talk


Edward Ball

     - Slaves in the Family


John Dudley Ball

     - In the Heat of the Night √ (prior to 2018)


Pat Barker

     - The Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration / The Eye in the Door / The Ghost Road)


Violet Barungi, Felix Chami, and Ayeta Anne Wangusa (eds.), Various Authors

     - Tears of Hope: A Collection of Short Stories by Ugandan Rural Women


Violet Barungi and Hilda Twongyeirwe (eds.), Various Authors

     - Beyond the Dance: Voices of Women on Female Genital Mutilation


Violet Barungi, Hilda Twongyeirwe, and Rebecca Salonen (eds.), Various Authors

     - Taboo: Voices of Women in Uganda on Female Genital Mutilation


Gary Jonathan Bass

     - Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals


Mary Beard

     - Women & Power: A Manifesto


Simone de Beauvoir

     - Le deuxième sexe (The Second Sex)

     - Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée (Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter)


Zdenka Becker

     - Samy


Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat

     - Peace in the Making: The Menachem Begin-Anwar Sadat Personal Correspondence


John Bercow
     - Unspeakable √ (2020)


Louis de Bernières

     - Birds Without Wings √ (prior to 2018)


Preet Bharara

     - Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law


Benazir Bhutto

     - Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography


Kai Bird / Martin J. Sherwin

     - American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer


Black Hawk

     - The Autobiography of Black Hawk


Ray Bradbury

     - Fahrenheit 451 √ (prior to 2018)


Taylor Branch

     - America in the King Years 1954-63: Parting the Waters

     - America in the King Years 1963-65: Pillar of Fire

     - America in the King Years 1965-68: At Canaan's Edge


Willy Brandt

     - Erinnerungen (My Life in Politics) √ (prior to 2018)


Bertolt Brecht

     - Antigone: In a Version by Bertolt Brecht

     - Der Aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui ) √ (prior to 2018)

     - Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Mother Courage and Her Children) √ (prior to 2018)


Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter

     - The Nixon Tapes (2 volumes: 1971-72 & 1973)


Dee Brown

     - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee


Susan Brownmiller

     - Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape


Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

     - Four Noble Truths


Thi Bui

     - Best We Could Do


NoViolet Bulawayo
     - We Need New Names


Edmund Burke

     - Reflections on the Revolution in France


Pete Buttigieg

     - Shortest Way Home


Clayborne Carson (ed.), Various Authors

     - Reporting Civil Rights


Rachel Carson

     - Silent Spring


Aimé Césaire

     - Discours Sur Le Colonialisme


William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins, Paul Ortiz, Robert Parris

     - Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South


Ruoxi Chen

     - The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution


Winston Churchill

     - Their Finest Hour


Marcus Tullius Cicero

     - An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom (Philippicae) √ (prior to 2018)
     - Selections from the Writings of Cicero


Christopher Clark

     - The Sleepwalkers


Ta-Nehisi Coates

     - Between the World and Me


Andrew Cockburn

     - Kill Chain


Sara Collins

     - The Confessions of Frannie Langton


James Comey

     - A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership


Arthur Conan Doyle
     - Danger!  √ (2019)


Maryse Condé

     - Moi, Tituba sorcière (I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem)


Richard Condon

     - The Manchurian Candidate √ (prior to 2018)


Members of the Constitutional Congress

     - The Constitution of the United States (1787) √ (prior to 2018)


Gordon Corera

     - Intercept


Rory Cormac

     - Disrupt and Deny: Spies, Special Forces, and the Secret Pursuit of British Foreign Policy


Charlie Craggs

     - To My Trans Sisters


Stephen Crane

     - The Red Badge of Courage


Caroline Criado-Pérez
     - Invisible Women

Juana Inés de la Cruz

     - La Respuesta (The Answer) √ (prior to 2018)


Euclides da Cunha

     - Rebellion in the Backlands


Dalai Lama XIV

     - Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

     - Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
     - The Power of Compassion: A Collection of Lectures √ (prior to 2018)


Edwidge Danticat

     - Breath, Eyes, Memory


Danny Danziger, John Gillingham

     - 1215: The Year of Magna Carta


Charles Darwin

     - The Origin of Species

     - The Voyage of the Beagle


Richard Dawkins

     - The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution


John W. Dean

     - The Nixon Defense

     - The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court


Michel Debré, Comité Consultatif Constitutionnel

     - Constitution de la 5e République française (1958) (Constitution of the Fifth French Republic)


Daniel C. Dennett

     - Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life


René Descartes

     - Discours de la méthode


Jared Diamond

     - Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed √ (prior to 2018)


Jared Diamond, James A. Robinson

     - Natural Experiments of History


Fyodor Dostoevsky

     - The Grand Inquisitor √ (prior to 2018)


Frederick Douglass

     - Autobiographies / Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave


Frederick Douglass, James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano, Nat Turner, William W. Brown, Henry Bibb, Sojouner Truth, William Craft, Harriet Jacobs, and J.D.Green; William L. Andrews and Henry Louis Gates (eds.)

     - Slave Narratives


Philip Dray
     - At the Hands of Persons Unknown


W.E.B. Du Bois

     - The Souls of Black Folk


Daphne Du Maurier
     - Rule Britannia


George B. Dyson

     - Darwin Among The Machines: The Evolution Of Global Intelligence


Angela Eagle, Imran Ahmed

     - The New Serfdom


Wolfram Eilenberger

     - Zeit der Zauberer (The Time of the Magicians)


Albert Einstein

     - Essays in Humanism


T.S. Eliot

     - Murder in the Cathedral


Joseph J. Ellis

     - American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic
     - Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation √ (prior to 2018)


Ralph Ellison

     - Invisible Man


Mona Eltahawy

     - Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution


Ralph Waldo Emerson

     - Selected Essays √ (prior to 2018)


Bernardine Evaristo

     - Girl, Woman, Other √ (2020)


Ronan Farrow

     - War on Peace


Sebastian Faulks

     - Birdsong
     - War
     - A Week in December


Gaël Faye

     - Petit pays (Small Country) √ (2020)


Ann Fessler

     - The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Their Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade 


Joachim Fest

     - Hitler √ (prior to 2018)


Lion Feuchtwanger

     - Die Geschwister Oppermann (The Oppermanns)

     - Die Jüdin von Toledo (Raquel, the Jewess of Toledo / A Spanish Ballad) √ (prior to 2018)
     - Jud Süß
     - Narrenweisheit oder Tod und Verklärung des Jean-Jacques Rousseau ('Tis Folly to Be Wise, or, Death and Transfiguration of Jean-Jaques Rousseau)


John E. Finn

     - Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights


Helen Fitzgerald

     - Viral


Patrick Flanery

     - I Am No One


Moderata Fonte

     - The Worth of Women √ (prior to 2018)


Aminatta Forna

     - The Memory of Love  √ (2019)


John Foxe

     - Foxe’s Book of Martyrs


Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton

     - A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society


Anne Frank

     - The Diary of Anne Frank √ (prior to 2018)


Viktor E. Frankl

     - Man’s Search for Meaning


Benjamin Franklin

     - Writings


Marilyn French
     - The Women's Room √ (prior to 2018)


Betty Friedan

     - The Feminine Mystique


Thomas L. Friedman

     - The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
     - The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century


Max Frisch

     - Biedermann und die Brandstifter (The Firebugs) √ (prior to 2018)


Francis Fukuyama

     - The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution


Mary Fulbrook
     - A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust


Alexandra Fuller

     - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight √ (2019)


Richard Buckminster Fuller

     - Critical Path


Ernest J. Gaines

     - A Lesson Before Dying


John Kenneth Galbraith

     - The Great Crash, 1929


Joachim Gauck

     - Freiheit (Freedom) √ (prior to 2018)
     - Winter im Sommer -- Frühling im Herbst: Erinnerungen (Winter in Summer -- Spring in Fall: Memoirs)


Charles de Gaulle

     - Mémoires de guerre (War Memoirs)


William Gibson

     - Pattern Recognition


Richard J. Goldstone

     - For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator √ (prior to 2018)


Mikhail Gorbachev

     - Memoirs
     - Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World


Al Gore

     - The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-making
     - An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It


Stephen Jay Gould

     - Bully for Brontosaurus

     - Ever Since Darwin

     - The Panda's Thumb


Philip Gourevitch

     - We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda


Carrie Gracie
     - Equal


David Graeber

     - Debt: The First 5,000 Years √ (prior to 2018)


Katharine Graham

     - Personal History


George Grant

     - The American Patriot’s Handbook: The Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation


Ulysses S. Grant

     - Memoirs and Selected Letters


Lewis Grassic Gibbon

     - Spartacus


Toby Green

     - A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution


Allen C. Guelzo

     - The American Mind


Michihiko Hachiya

     - Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945


Sebastian Haffner (ed.), Various Authors

     - Versailles 1919: Aus der Sicht von Zeitzeugen (Versailles 1919: Seen Through the Eyes of Contemporary Witnesses)


Jonathan Haidt

     - The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion


Matt Haig

     - Notes on a Nervous Planet


Alex Haley

     - Roots: The Saga of an American Family √ (prior to 2018)


Alexander Hamilton

     - Writings


Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

     - The Federalist Papers


Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others, Bernard Bailyn (ed.)

     - The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification: September 1787-August 1788 (2 volumes)


Zahra Hankir (ed.), Christiane Amanpour (foreword), Various Authors
     - Our Women on the Ground


Yuval Noah Harari

     - Money


Nino Haratischwili

     - Die Katze und der General (The Cat and the General)


Kate Harding

     - Asking for It: Slut-shaming, Victim-blaming, and How We Can Change America's Rape Culture


Luke Harding

     - The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man


Melissa V. Harris-Perry

     - Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America


Stephen Hawking

     - A Brief History of Time


Michael V. Hayden

     - Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror


Natalie Haynes
     - A Thousand Ships


Seamus Heaney, Sophocles

     - The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles’ Antigone


Joseph Heller

     - Catch-22
     - Something Happened
     - Work


Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

     - Das Leben der anderen (The Lives of Others) √ (prior to 2018)


Alexander Herzen

     - My Past and Thoughts: The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen


Hermann Hesse

     - Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund)
     - Siddhartha √ (prior to 2018)


Rolf Hochhuth

     - Juristen (Lawyers) √ (prior to 2018)
     - Der Stellvertreter (The Deputy) √ (prior to 2018)


Andrew Hodges

     - Alan Turing: The Enigma

David E. Hoffman

     - The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy


Tom Holland

     - Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic


Selina Hossain

     - River of My Blood


David Howarth

     - We Die Alone


Wilhelm von Humboldt

     - Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen (The Sphere and Duties of Government / The Limits of State Action)


David Hume

     - An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding
     - Essays: Moral, Political and Literary


John Hume

     - A New Ireland: Politics, Peace, and Reconciliation


Aldous Huxley

     - Brave New World √ (prior to 2018)


Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, Nancy Caldwell Sorel (eds.), Various Authors

     - Reporting World War II: American Journalism 1938-1946


International Committee of the Red Cross

     - Basic Rules of the Geneva Conventions and Their Additional Protocols


Peter H. Irons

     - Brennan Vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution


Michael Isikoff, David Corn

     - Russian Roulette


Hamid Ismailov

      - The Devils' Dance


Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón

     - The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation


Thomas Jefferson

     - Writings


Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, Andrew Jackson, and others, John Grafton (ed.)

     - The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865 √ (prior to 2018)


Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Otis, John Dickinson, Samuel Adams, Joseph Galloway, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Samuel Seabury, Thomas Hutchinson, and others, Gordon Wood (ed.)

     - The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1776 (2 volumes)


Dan Jones

     - Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty


Reece Jones

     - Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move


Ernst Jünger

     - In Stahlgewittern (Storms of Steel)


André Kaminski

     - Nächstes Jahr in Jerusalem (Kith and Kin)


Hasnain Kazim

     - Post von Karlheinz


Patrick Radden Keefe

     - Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland


John Keegan

     - The Face of Battle


China Keitetsi

     - Child Soldier: Fighting for My Life


Sarah Kendzior

     - The View from Flyover Country


John F. Kennedy

     - Let the Word Go Forth: Speeches, Statements, and Writings 1947 to 1963

     - A Nation of Immigrants
     - Profiles in Courage


Robert F. Kennedy

     - Thirteen Days


Navid Kermani

     - Ausnahmezustand: Reisen in eine beunruhigte Welt (State of Emergency: Travels in a Troubled World)
     - Einbruch der Wirklichkeit: Auf dem Flüchtlingstreck durch Europa (Upheaval: The Refugee Trek through Europe)

     - Entlang den Gräben: Eine Reise durch das östliche Europa bis nach Isfahan (Along the Trenches: A Trip Through Eastern Europe to Isfahan)

    - Vergesst Deutschland!: Eine patriotische Rede (Forget Germany!: A Patriotic Speech)
     - Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen (Between Quran and Kafka: West-Eastern Affinities)


Ian Kershaw

     - Hitler: A Biography


John Maynard Keynes

     - The Economic Consequences of the Peace

     - The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Martin Luther King Jr.

     - A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

     - Letter from the Birmingham Jail √ (prior to 2018)
     - Why We Can't Wait √ (prior to 2018)

Naomi Klein

     - No Is Not Enough


Helen J. Knowles

     - The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty


Arthur Koestler

     - Darkness at Noon


Clea Koff

     - The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo √ (prior to 2018)


Eugen Kogon

     - Der SS-Staat (The Theory and Practice of Hell) √ (prior to 2018)


Ted Koppel

     - Lights Out: A Cyberattack: A Nation Unprepared: Surviving the Aftermath


Mark Kurlansky

     - 1968: The Year That Rocked the World


Tony Kushner

     - Angels in America


Stanley I. Kutler

     - The Wars of Watergate


Aung San Suu Kyi

     - Freedom from Fear


John Le Carré

     - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold √ (prior to 2018)


Denis Leary

     - Why We Don’t Suck and How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches


Harper Lee

     - To Kill a Mockingbird √ (prior to 2018)


Hyeonseo Lee

     - The Girl with Seven Names √ (2019)


Ursula K. Le Guin

     - No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters


Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

     - Nathan the Wise, Minna von Barnhelm, and Other Plays and Writings √ (prior to 2018)


C.S. Lewis

     - The Screwtape Letters √ (prior to 2018)


Michael Lewis

     - Liar's Poker

     - The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine


Sinclair Lewis

     - It Can't Happen Here


Savyon Liebrecht

     - Die Banalität der Liebe (The Banality of Love) √ (prior to 2018)


Juliette Lichtenstein

     - Permanence du discours sur Israël


Michael Lienesch

     - In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement


Mark Lilla

     - The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics


Abraham Lincoln

     - The Gettysburg Address √ (prior to 2018)
     - Selected Speeches and Writings


Astrid Lindgren

     - Die Menschheit hat den Verstand verloren: Tagebücher 1939-1945 (A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45) √ (2019)


John Locke

     - Second Treatise of Government
     - Political Writings


James W. Loewen

     - Lies My Teacher Told Me


Chris Lowney

     - A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain


Martin Luther

     - Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen (The Freedom of a Christian) √ (prior to 2018)
     - Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings


Margaret MacMillan

     - Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World


William MacAskill

     - Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference


Tony Macaulay

     - Paperboy: An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles


Niccolò Machiavelli

     - The Prince


Okky Madasari

     - The Years of Voiceless


James Madison

     - Writings


Mairead Corrigan Maguire

     - The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland


Eve Makis
     - The Spice Box Letters √ (2020)


Malcolm X

     - The Autobiography of Malcolm X


David Mamet

     - Glengarry Glen Ross √ (prior to 2018)


Peter C. Mancall

     - Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution


Nelson Mandela

     - Long Walk to Freedom


Abby Mann

     - Judgment at Nuremberg


Heinrich Mann

     - Der Untertan (Man of Straw) √ (prior to 2018)


Klaus Mann

     - Mephisto √ (prior to 2018)


Thomas Mann

     - Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen (Reflections of an Unpolitical Man) √ (prior to 2018)
    - Deutsche Hörer! Radiosendungen nach Deutschland aus den Jahren 1940-1945 (Listen, Germany! -- Letters to German listeners broadcast on BBC in 1940-1945) √ (prior to 2018)


Marcus Aurelius

     - Meditations


Joyce Marlow (ed.), Various Authors

     - Votes for Women: The Virago Book of Suffragettes


Milton Sanford Mayer

     - They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45 √ (prior to 2018)


Sarah McBride

     - Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality


John McIlwain

     - Magna Carta In Salisbury


Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera

     - All The Devils Are Here: Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World


Francesca Melandri

     - Alle, außer mir (original title: Sangue giusto -- "The Right [or Just] Blood")


Maria Rosa Menocal

     - The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain


Maria Rosa Menocal, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Michael Sells (eds.), Various Authors

     - The Literature of Al-Andalús


Fatima Mernissi

     - Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in a Muslim Society


Jamie Frederic Metzl

     - Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity


Martin Middlebrook

     - The First Day on the Somme


John Stuart Mill

     - On Liberty

     - The Subjection of Women


Frank Millar

     - David Trimble: The Prince of Peace


John Milton

     - Areopagitica and Other Writings


Nadifa Mohamed

     - The Orchard of Lost Souls


Michel de Montaigne

     - Essays


Amanda Montell
     - Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language



     - De l'esprit des lois


Anne Moody

     - Coming of Age in Mississippi


Thomas More

     - Utopia √ (prior to 2018)


James McGrath Morris

     - Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press


Toni Morrison

     - Beloved √ (prior to 2018)
     - The Song of Solomon
     - The Bluest Eye
     - Race
     - The Origin of Others


John Mortimer

     - The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole √ (prior to 2018)
     - The Fascist Beast √ (prior to 2018)


Lisa Mosconi
     - The XX Brain


Mo Moulton

     - Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Oxford Circle Remade the World For Women  


Scholastique Mukasonga

     - Notre-Dame du Nil (Our Lady of the Nile)


John Muir

     - Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / Essays


Una Mullally (ed.), Emmet Kiran, Aisling Bea, Tara Flynn, Lisa McInerney, Louise O'Neill, Caitlin Moran, Anne Enright, and Sinéad Gleeson

     - Repeal The 8th


Herta Müller

     - Atemschaukel (The Hunger Angel)


Miyamoto Musashi

     - The Book of Five Rings


Azar Nafisi

     - Reading Lolita in Tehran


Taslima Nasrin

     - No Country for Women

     - Revenge

     - Shame


National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

     - The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States


Muna Ndulo

     - Security, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation: When the Wars End


Viet Thanh Nguyen
     - The Sympathizer


Viet Thanh Nguyen (ed./contrib.), Various Authors

     - The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives


Anthony Nott

     - Investigating Organised Crime and War Crimes


Sara Novic

     - Girl at War


Bill Nye

     - Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World


Barack Obama

     - Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

     - The Audacity of Hope
     - We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama


Michelle Obama

     - Becoming √ (2019)


Lawrence O'Donnell

     - Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics


Keith Olbermann

     - Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values


Iris Origo

     - War in Val d'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944


Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans Montpensier

     - Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle


George Orwell

     - Animal Farm √ (prior to 2018)

     - 1984 √ (prior to 2018)
     - The Orwell Reader: Fiction, Essays, and Reportage


Nicholas O'Shaughnessy

     - Marketing the Third Reich: Persuasion, Packaging and Propaganda


Carl von Ossietzky

     - Rechenschaft: Publizistik aus den Jahren 1913-1933 (roughly equivalent with the English language compilation The Stolen Republic: Selected Writings)



     - Gedichte aus der Verbannung (Tristia, Epistulae ex Ponto)


Thomas Paine

     - Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets / Articles & Letters


Dexter Palmer

     - Version Control


Parlamentarischer Rat

     - Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949) (German Constitution) √ (prior to 2018)


Blaise Pascal

     - Pensées


J.J. Patrick

     - Alternative War


Robert O. Paxton

     - The Anatomy of Fascism


Iain Pears

     - The Dream Of Scipio √ (prior to 2018)


Shimon Peres

     - Battling for Peace: A Memoir


Markéta Pilátová

     - Der Held von Madrid (The Hero of Madrid)
     - Mit Bat'a im Dschungel (In the Jungle with Bat'a)


Christine de Pizan

     - Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose (The Debate on the Romance of the Rose) √ (prior to 2018)
     - La Cité des Dames (The City of the Ladies) √ (prior to 2018)
     - Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc (The Ballad of Joan of Arc) √ (prior to 2018)


Valerie Plame Wilson

     - Fair Game √ (2018)



     - The Republic


Thomas Powers

     - Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb


Dith Pran and Kim DePaul (eds.), Various Authors

     - Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors


Terry Pratchett
     - Guards! Guards! √ (2019)


Helen Prejean

     - Dead Man Walking √ (prior to 2018)


Qiu Miaojin

     - Last Words from Montmartre


Claudia Rankine

     - Citizen: An American Lyric 


Christoph Ransmayr

     - Die letzte Welt (The Last World)


Jody Raphael

     - Rape Is Rape


Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner

     - What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism


Slavomir Rawicz

     - The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom


Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen
     - Tagebuch eines Verzweifelten (Diary of a Man in Despair)


Christopher Reeve

     - Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life


Kathy Reichs

     - Grave Secrets √ (2019)


Tom Reiss

     - The Black Count √ (2019)


Erich Maria Remarque

     - Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front) √ (prior to 2018)


T.R. Richmond

     - What She Left


Jon Ronson

     - The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right”


Reginald Rose

     - Twelve Angry Men √ (prior to 2018)


Joseph Roth

     - Unter dem Bülowbogen: Prosa zur Zeit (roughly equivalent with the English language collection What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933)


Philip Roth

     - The Plot Against America


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

     - Les Confessions
     - Du Contrat social

     - Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes (Discourse on the Origin of Inequality)

     - Émile, ou, de l'éducation

     - Les Reveries Du Promeneur Solitaire (Reveries of the Solitary Walker)


Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig
     - A Very Stable Genius


Salman Rushdie

     - East, West √ (prior to 2018)

     - Home
     - Shame √ (prior to 2018)
     - Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991
     - Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

Joanna Russ

     - How to Suppress Women's Writing


Carl Sagan

     - Cosmos
     - Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

     - Le Petit Prince √ (prior to 2018)


Andrei Sakharov

     - Memoirs


Zainab Salbi

     - Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam


Carl Sandburg

     - Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years


Ben Sasse

     - Them: Why We Hate Each Other -- And How to Heal


Marjane Satrapi

     - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood & The Story of a Return 


Dorothy L. Sayers

     - Are Women Human? √ (prior to 2018)

     - Gaudy Night √ (prior to 2018)
     - Love All √ (2020)


Sydney Schanberg

     - The Killing Fields


Barry Scheck, Jim Dwyer, Peter Neufeld

     - Actual Innocence √ (prior to 2018)


Friedrich von Schiller

     - Don Carlos √ (prior to 2018)


Bernhard Schlink

     - Der Vorleser (The Reader)


Helmut Schmidt

     - Sechs Reden (Six Speeches) √ (prior to 2018)


Inge Scholl

     - Die Weisse Rose (The White Rose)


Erwin Schrödinger

     - 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'


Tom Schulman

     - Dead Poets Society √ (prior to 2018)


A. Brad Schwartz

     - Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News


André Schwarz-Bart

     - Le dernier des Justes (The Last of the Just)



     - Letters from a Stoic


Julia Serano

     - Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity


William Shakespeare

     - Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power √ (prior to 2018)

     - Uneasy Lies The Head: William Shakespeare on Power √ (prior to 2018)

     - The Merchant of Venice √ (prior to 2018)
     ... but really: The Complete Works √ (prior to 2018)


Kamila Shamsie

     - Home Fire √ (2018)


Ntozake Shange

     - For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf


George Bernard Shaw

     - Saint Joan


William L. Shirer

     - The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany


Anna Maria Sigmund

     - Die Frauen der Nazis (Women of the Third Reich)


Ignazio Silone

     - Bread and Wine


Peter Singer

     - Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
     - The Life You Can Save: How to Play Your Part in Ending World Poverty

     - Practical Ethics


Adam Smith

     - An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations


Helen Zenna Smith
     - Not So Quiet...: Stepdaughters of War


Zadie Smith

     - Feel Free: Essays


Timothy Snyder

     - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons form the Twentieth Century


Takuan Soho

     - The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman


Rebecca Solnit

     - Men Explain Things to Me


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

     - The Gulag Archipelago √ (prior to 2018)
     - The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005



     - Antigone √ (prior to 2018)


Vladimir Sorokin

     - Der Zuckerkreml (Sugar Kreml)


Sonia Sotomayor
     - My Beloved World √ (2020)


Dale Spender

     - The Writing or the Sex?: Or, Why You Don't Have to Read Women's Writing to Know It's No Good


Art Spiegelman

     - The Complete Maus


Norman Spinrad

     - Bug Jack Barron


Ron Stallworth

    - Black Klansman


Saša Stanišić

     - Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert (How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone) √ (2020)
     - Herkunft (Origin) √ (2020)


Alexander Starritt
     - We Germans


John Steinbeck

     - The Grapes of Wrath √ (prior to 2018)
     - The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to The Grapes of Wrath √ (prior to 2018)


Gloria Steinem

     - Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender


Joseph E. Stiglitz

     - Globalization and Its Discontents


Harriet Beecher Stowe

     - Uncle Tom’s Cabin √ (prior to 2018)


Barry Strauss

     - The Spartacus War


Susan Stryker

     - Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution


Rachel Swaby

     - Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World  


Emma Talbott, Meera Bowman-Johnson, Veronica Kugler, Phiroozeh Petigara, Blaire Topash-Caldwell, Nashormeh Lindo, Michelle "Mush" Lee, Jennifer De Leon, Lisa Jones, Natalie Baszile, Nayomi Munaweera, Massimo Mila, Belva Davis, America Ferrera, Porochista Khakpour, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, Musimbi Kanyoro, Deborah Santana, Samina Ali, Marian Wright Edelman, and Lalita Tademy

     - All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom (Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God)


Natasha Tarpley

     - I Love My Hair!


Max Tegmark

     - Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


Janne Teller

     - Krieg: Stell dir vor, er wäre hier (War)


Sheri S. Tepper

     - Six Moon Dance


Reg Theriault

     - How to Tell When You're Tired: A Brief Examination of Work


Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

     - Petals of Blood


Angie Thomas

     - The Hate U Give


Mike Thomson

     - Syria's Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege


Henry David Thoreau

     - Civil Disobedience √ (prior to 2018)

     - Walden √ (prior to 2018)


Jacobo Timerman

     - Preso sin Nombre, Celda sin Numero (Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number)


Alexis de Tocqueville

     - Democracy in America


J.R.R. Tolkien

     - The Lord of the Rings √ (prior to 2018)


Robert Tressel

     - The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


George W.S. Trow

     - Within the Context of No Context


Dalton Trumbo

     - Johnny Got His Gun


Chogyam Trungpa

     - Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery


Sojourner Truth

     - The Narrative of Sojourner Truth


Barbara W. Tuchman

     - The Guns of August

     - The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam


Kurt Tucholsky

     - Das Tucholsky Lesebuch (The Tucholsky Reader)

     - Tucholsky in Berlin: Gesammelte Feuilletons 1912-1930 (Collected Feature Articles)


Patricia Justine Tumang and Jenesha de Rivera(eds.), Various Authors

     - Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Place, and Time


Katy Tur

     - Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History


Desmond Tutu

     - No Future Without Forgiveness


Mark Twain

     - Mark Twain’s Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race


Hilda Twongyeirwe (ed.), Various Authors

     - I Dare to Say: African Women Share Their Stories of Hope and Survival

     - Nothing to See Here


Lao Tzu

     - Tao Te Ching


Sun Tzu

     - The Art of War √ (prior to 2018)


Morihei Ueshiba

     - The Art of Peace


United Nations

     - Charter of the United Nations √ (prior to 2018)

     - Statute of the International Court of Justice √ (prior to 2018)
     - Universal Declaration of Human Rights √ (prior to 2018)


Ayu Utami

     - Enrico's Love Story


Sandra Uwiringiyimana

     - How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child √ (2019)


Walter Van Tilburg Clark

     - The Ox-Bow Incident √ (prior to 2018)


Mario Vargas Llosa

     - Conversación en la Catedral

     - Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society

     - La fiesta del chivo

     - Making Waves


Vassillis Vassilikos

     - Z


Timur Vermes

     - Er ist wieder da (Look Who's Back)


Andrei Volos

     - Hurramabad



     - Candide √ (prior to 2018)


Michael Walzer

     - Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations


George Washington

     - Farewell Address √ (2018 and prior)

     - Writings


George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, and others, John H. Rhodehamel (ed.)

     - American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence


George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglas, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory Suriano (ed.)

     - Great American Speeches


George Washington, Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Lee, Daniel Webster, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Joseph, Grover Cleveland, Booker T. Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, John F. and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Betty Friedan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and others, Ted Widmer (ed.)

     - American Speeches: Political Oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama (2 volumes)


George Washington, Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mahatma Gandhi, Clarence Darrow, Emmeline Pankhurst, Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, George S Patton, Stalin, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, George W. Bush, and others, Simon Sebag Montefiore (ed.)

     - Speeches That Changed the World


Edward J. Watts

     - Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny


Richard von Weizsäcker

     - Vier Zeiten: Erinnerungen
     - Im Gespräch mit Ulrich Wickert: In der Freiheit bestehen


Lindy West

     - Shrill
     - The Witches Are Coming


Phyllis Wheatley

     - Memoir and Poetry √ (2020)


Theodore H. White

     - Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon

     - The Making of the President 1960

     - The Making of the President 1972


Colson Whitehead

     - The Underground Railroad


Elie Wiesel

     -  The Night Trilogy: Night / Dawn / The Accident (Day)


Samantha Wilcoxson
     - Luminous


Oscar Wilde

     - The Decay of Lying: And other Essays √ (prior to 2018)


Paul R. Williams

     - Peace with Justice?: War Crimes and Accountability in the Former Yugoslavia


Garry Wills

     - Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America


Jay Winik

     - April 1865: The Month That Saved America


Michael Wolff

     - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House


Mary Wollstonecraft

     - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman √ (prior to 2018)


Gordon S. Wood
     - Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815


Bob Woodward

     - Shadow

     - The Last of the President's Men


Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

     - All the President's Men


Virginia Woolf

     - Liberty

     - A Room of One's Own √ (prior to 2018)
     - Street Haunting and Other Essays
     - The Waves


Jonathan Wright

     - Gustav Stresemann: Weimar's Greatest Statesman


Richard Wright

     - Black Boy
     - Native Son
     - Injustice


Robert Wright

     - The Moral Animal


Paul Yoon
     - Run Me to Earth


Muhammad Yunus

     - Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty


Fareed Zakaria

     - In Defense of a Liberal Education


Yevgeny Zamyatin

     - We


Gerhard Zeillinger

     - Überleben: Der Gürtel des Walter Fantl (Survival: Walter Fantl's Belt)


Howard Zinn

     - Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology

     - A History of the American Empire

     - A People's History of the United States
     - A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
     - The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy


Émile Zola

     - J'accuse √ (prior to 2018)


Shoshana Zuboff
     - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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Completed Series / Authors


As I just finished the last book of Josephine Tey's Inspector Grant series (and have also read both of her nonseries mysteries, Brat Farrar and Miss Pym Disposes), it occurred to me that there is a third "series reading" master post I should keep, in addition to the First in Series and Ongoing Series posts that I created a while ago, as inspired by Moonlight Reader; namely, one to collect all my completed reading. So this post collects everything from books / series recently finished to those that I read a long time ago in a galaxy much further away than I care to think about: in the latter case, if fiction, I can't guarantee that I remember much about the plot or the characters (which just might mean that it's time for a reread, but that's a different matter); if nonfiction, whatever I remember of their contents has long merged into the general muddle of information about our world, past and present, that has passed through my brain over the years, mostly without taking permanent residence and definitely without me still being able to pinpoint any specific source. But so help me, I did read all of these -- some only once, some have become favorite comfort reads.


I'll only be collecting completed series or other similarly definable groups of books here (e.g., "all novels / short stories by ..."); beginning with actually completed books and concluding with a section listing the series I have abandoned.  This is not intended as a master post listing all of my completed reading.




Dermot Bolger

- Finbar's Hotel (ed.)


G.K. Chesterton

- Father Brown


Agatha Christie

- all mystery novels and short stories:
     - Miss Marple
     - Poirot
     - Tommy & Tuppence
     - Superintendent Battle (incl. Bundle Brent)
     - Colonel Race
     - Parker Pyne
     - Qin & Satterthwaite
     - Nonseries mysteries


Arthur Conan Doyle

- Sherlock Holmes


Michael Connelly

- Terry McCaleb


The Detection Club

- The Floating Admiral


Colin Dexter

- Inspector Morse


J. Jefferson Farjeon

- Inspector Kendall


Caroline Graham

- Midsomer Murders


George Heyer

- All mysteries:
     - Inspector Hannasyde
     - Inspector Hemingway
     - Nonseries


Tony Hillerman

- Leaphorn & Chee


P.D. James

- Adam Dalgliesh
- Cordelia Gray


Stephen King

- The Green Mile


Stieg Larsson

- Millennium (original series)


Dennis Lehane

- Kenzie & Gennaro


Henning Mankell

- Wallander


Ngaio Marsh

- Roderick Alleyn


Denise Mina

- Garnethill Trilogy


George Pelecanos

- Derek Strange & Terry Quinn


Catherine Louisa Pirkis

- Loveday Brooke


Edgar Allan Poe

- Dupin Tales


Ian Rankin

- Jack Harvey Thrillers


Dorothy L. Sayers

- Lord Peter Wimsey (incl. Wimsey & Vane subseries)


Josephine Tey

- All mysteries:
     - Inspector Grant series
     - Nonseries mysteries (Brat Farrar & Miss Pym Disposes)




Robert van Gulik

- Judge Dee


Anthony Horowitz

- Sherlock Holmes sequels


John Jakes

- North and South Trilogy


Patrick O'Brian

- Aubrey & Maturin


Ellis Peters

- Brother Cadfael


David Pirie

- The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes


Jean Plaidy

- Mary Stuart


Tony Riches

- Tudor Trilogy




Hans Christian Andersen

- Complete Fairy Tales


Brothers Grimm

- Complete Fairy Tales


Wilhelm Hauff

- Complete Fairy Tales


C.S. Lewis

- Chronicles of Narnia


Tamora Pierce

- Song of the Lioness


J.K. Rowling

- Harry Potter (minus The Cursed Child, which contrary to the sales hype wasn't actually written by Rowling)


J.R.R. Tolkien

- Middle Earth: The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings


T.H. White

- The Once and Future King


Tad Williams

- Memory, Sorrow & Thorn





- Oresteia (Agamemnon / The Libarion Bearers / The Eumenides)


Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women (incl. Good Wives, Little Men & Jo's Boys)


Margaret Atwood

- Gilead (The Handmaid's Tale & The Testaments)


Jane Austen

- Novels and fragments (minus juvenalia, except for The History of England)


Gabriel Chevalier

- Clochemerle (Clochemerle & Clochemerle Babylon)


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

- Faust (Parts I & II and Urfaust)


Lewis Grassic Gibbon

- A Scots Quair


Robert Graves

- I, Claudius

- Books on Greek mythology (The Greek Myths; Greek Gods and Heroes)


Selma Lagerlöf

- Jerusalem


D.H. Lawrence

- Brangwen Family (The Rainbow & Women in Love)


Naguib Mahfouz

- Cairo Trilogy

- Novels & stories of Ancient Egypt (Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War, Akhenaten, Voices from the Other World)


Thomas Mann

- All novels and short stories


Edna O'Brien

- Country Girls Trilogy


William Shakespeare

- All plays, sonnets and short poems



- Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonnus, Antigone)


Wallace Stegner

- Joe Allston (All the Little Live Things & The Spectator Bird)


Anthony Trollope

- The Pallisers




Will & Ariel Durant

- The Story of Civilization


Fischer Weltgeschichte

(various authors; elsewhere known as Universal History and Storia Unversale)


Antonia Fraser

- A Royal History of England (ed.)


Hugo Hamilton

- Childhood Memoirs


Hans J. Massaquoi

- Destine to Witness


Hans Silvester

- Cats in the Sun





Renée Ahdieh: The Wrath and the Dawn (after book 1, The Wrath and the Dawn)
Alan Bradley: Flavia de Luce (after book 1, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)
Dan Brown: Robert Langdon (after book 2, The Da Vinci Code; no other books from series read)
Miles Burton: Desmond Merrion (after book 1, The Secret of High Eldersham)
Trudi Canavan: Black Magician Trilogy (after book 1, The Magicians' Guild)
Zen Cho: Sorcerer to the Crown (after book 1, Sorcerer to the Crown)
Jennifer Estep: Crown of Shards (after book 1, Kill the Queen)
Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones's Diary (after book 1, Bridget Jones's Diary)
James Forrester: Clarenceux Trilogy (after book 1, Sacred Treason)
Elizabeth George: Inspector Lynley (after book 16, This Body of Death)
Lee Goldberg: Even Ronin (after book 1, Lost Hills)
Kerry Greenwood: Phryne Fischer (after book 1, Cocaine Blues, aka Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates)
Philippa Gregory: Tudor Court (after book 3, The Other Boleyn Girl; no other books from series read)
L.B. Hathaway: Posie Parker (DNF book 6.5, A Christmas Case; no other books from series read)
Martha Grimes: Richard Jury (after book 21, Dust)
Dorothy B. Hughes: Griselda Satterlee (after book 1, The So Blue Marble)
E.L. James: Fifty Shades (after book 1, Fifty Shades of Grey)
Carole Lawrence: Ian Hamilton (after book 1, Edinburgh Twilight)
Edward Marston: Christopher Redmayne (after book 1, The King's Evil)
Francine Matthews: Caroline Carmichael (after book 1, The Cutout)
Pat McIntosh: Gil Cunningham (after book 1, The Harper's Quine)
Stephenie Meyer: Twilight (after book 1, Twilight)
S.J. Parris: Giordano Bruno (after book 1, Heresy)
Louise Penny: Armand Gamache (after book 1, Still Life)
Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody (after book 1, Crocodile on the Sandbank)
Valerie Plame Wilson & Sarah Lovett: Vanessa Pierson (after book 1, Blowback)
Patrick Senécal: Le vide (after book 1, Vivre au Max)
Helene Tursten: Inspector Irene Huss (after book 2, Night Rounds)



Anne Rice


- Maifair Witches through book 2 (Lasher)

- Vampire Chronicles through book 6 (The Vampire Armand)

- Stand-alones: Cry to Heaven, Violin, Vittorio the Vampire


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Ongoing Series



Following up on my First in Series post and, again inspired by Moonlight Reader, this post collects all of my currently (as of April 2020) ongoing series; i.e. all series that I have started and neither fully completed nor decided to discontinue.  Like my First in Series post, this is primarily for my own reference, so in order not to have too many sub-series sections I'm combining golden age and noir mysteries into classic crime fiction, ditto both major branches of speculative fiction (sci-fi and fantasy), and my major areas of nonfiction interest (history and biographies / memoirs). -- Wherever I didn't start reading a given series in order, I'm listing book 1 (not crossed out) in addition to the (crossed out) completed books to mark this fact.  By the same token, since I didn't start all of the series with book 1, it makes more sense to me to actually record the books I'v already read rather than the one following next after my respective last read.  Completed (or abandoned) series are moved to a separate post.




Margery Allingham: Albert Campion
- read all books through No. 15 (The Beckoning Lady), plus assorted short stories


Eric Ambler: Charles Latimer
1. The Mask of Dimitrios


George Bellairs: Inspector Littlejohn
1. Littlejohn on Leave
3. Death of a Busybody


E.C. Bentley: Philip Trent
1. Trent's Last Case


Anthony Berkeley: Roger Sheringham
1. The Layton Court Mystery
2. The Wychford Poisoning Case
4. The Silk Stocking Murders
5. The Poisoned Chocolates Case


Anthony Berkeley: Ambrose Chitterwick
1. The Piccadilly Murder
2. Trial and Error


Nicholas Blake: Nigel Strangeways
1. A Question of Proof
2. Thou Shell of Death
7. The Case of the Abominable Snowman


Ernest Bramah: Max Carrados
1. The Tales of Max Carrados


Christianna Brand: Inspector Cockrill
1. Heads You Lose
2. Green for Danger
3. Suddenly at His Residence
5. Fog of Doubt
6. Tour de Force


Christianna Brand: Inspector Charlesworth
1. Death in High Heels


Phyllis Bottome: Mark Chalmers
1. The Lifeline


Fredric Brown: Ed and Am Hunter
1. The Fabulous Clipjoint
2. The Dead Ringer


John Buchan: Richard Hannay
1. The 39 Steps


John Bude: Superintendent William Meredith
1. The Lake District Murder


John Dickson Carr: Dr. Gideon Fell
1. Hag's Nook
5. Death-Watch
6. The Hollow Man
9. To Wake the Dead
15. Till Death Do Us Part


Raymond Chandler: Philip Marlowe
1. The Big Sleep
2. Farewell, My Lovely
3. The High Window
6. The Long Goodbye


Edmund Crispin: Gervase Fen
1. The Case of the Gilded Fly
3. The Moving Toyshop
10. The Glimpses of the Moon


Freeman Wills Crofts: Inspector French
1. Inspector French's Greatest Case
7. Mystery in the Channel
10. The Hog's Back Mystery


Clemence Dane & Helen Simpson: Sir John Saumarez
1. Enter Sir John


Francis Duncan: Mordecai Tremaine
1. They'll Never Find Out
2. Murder for Christmas


R. Austin Freeman: Dr. Thorndyke
1. The Red Thumb Mark
3. The Eye of Osiris


Michael Gilbert: Henry Bohun
1. Smallbone Deceased


Michael Gilbert: Inspector Hazelrigg
1. Close Quarters
4. Smallbone Deceased


Anna Katharine Green: Violet Strange
1. The Golden Slipper


Dashiell Hammett: Continental Op
1. Red Harvest
2. The Dain Curse


Cyril Hare: Francis Pettigrew
1. Tragedy at Law


Cyril Hare: Inspector Mallett
1. Tenant for Death
4. Tragedy at Law


Patricia Highsmith: Tom Ripley
1. The Talented Mr. Ripley


E.W. Hornung: Raffles
1. Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman


Mary Kelly: Inspector Brett Nightingale
1. A Cold Coming
3. The Christmas Egg


C.H.B. Kitchin: Malcolm Warren
1. Death of My Aunt
2. Crime at Christmas


Ronald Knox: Miles Bredon
1. The Three Taps
3. The Body in the Silo


Gaston Leroux: Joseph Rouletabille
1. Le mystère de la chambre jaune


E.C.R. Lorac: Robert MacDonald
1. The Murder on the Burrows
13. Bats in the Belfry
26. Murder by Matchlight


A.E.W. Mason: Inspector Hanaud
1. At the Villa Rose


Gladys Mitchell: Mrs. Bradley
1. Speedy Death
2. The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop
4. The Saltmarsh Murders
5. Death at the Opera
7. Death Comes at Christmas (aka Dead Men's Morris)
23. Murder in the Snow (aka The Groaning Spinney)


Q. Patrick: Crime Files
1. File on Fenton and Farr


Clayton Rawson: The Great Merlini
1. Death From a Top Hat


Mary Roberts Rinehart: Nurse Hilda Adams
1. Miss Pinkerton
2. Locked Doors


Georges Simenon: Maigret
1. Pietr le Letton
6. Le chien jaune
11. La Guinguette à deux sous
30. La première enquête de Maigret
38. Maigret et la Grande Perche
44. Maigret à l'école
52. Les Scrupules de Maigret
68 Maigret hésite


Rex Stout: Nero Wolfe
1. Fer-De-Lance
5. Too Many Cooks
7. Over My Dead Body
11. The Silent Speaker
13. And Be a Villain
14. Trouble in Triplicate
16. Three Doors to Death
20. Triple Jeopardy
21. Prisoner's Base
22. The Golden Spiders
26. Three Witnesses
28. Three for the Chair
30. And Four to Go
31. Champagne for Death
33. Three at Wolfe's Door
34. Too Many Clients
36. Homicide Trinity
38. The Mother Hunt
39. Trio for Blunt Instruments
41. The Doorbell Rang
42. Death of a Doxy


Josephine Tey: Inspector Alan Grant
- Completed.


J.V. Turner: Amos Petrie
1. Death Must Have Laughed
7. Below the Clock


S.S. Van Dine: Philo Vance
1. The Benson Murder Case
6. The Kennel Murder Case


Henry Wade: Inspector Poole
1. The Missing Partners
9. Lonely Magdalen


Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver
- see list of read books HERE.


Anthony Wynne: Dr. Eustace Hailey
1. The Sign of Evil
12. Murder of a Lady




Nevada Barr: Anna Pigeon
1. Track of the Cat


Stephen Booth: Cooper & Fry
1. Black Dog


Simon Brett: Charles Paris
1. Cast, in Order of Disappearance
4. An Amateur Corpse


Ken Bruen: Jack Taylor
1. The Guards


Andrea Camilleri: Inspector Montalbano
1. The Shape of Water


Tom Clancy: Jack Ryan
1. Patriot Games
3. The Hunt for Red October
5. Clear and Present Danger


Ann Cleeves: Shetland
1. Raven Black
2. White Nights


Michael Connelly: Harry Bosch
- read all books through No. 23 (Dark Sacred Night)


Michael Connelly: Renée Ballard
1. The Late Show
2. Dark Sacred Night


Michael Connelly: Mickey Haller
- read all books through No. 6 (The Goods of Guilt)


Michael Connelly: Jack McEvoy
1. Jack McEvoy
2. The Scarecrow


Robin Cook: Dr. Marissa Blumenthal
1. Outbreak


Patricia Cornwell: Kay Scarpetta
1. Postmortem
9. Point of Origin


John Connolly: Charlie Parker
1. Every Dead Thing


Len Deighton: Bernard Samson
1. Berlin Game


James D. Doss: Charlie Moon
1. The Shaman Sings
3. The Shaman's Bones
5. The Night Visitor
6. Grandmother Spider
7. White Shell Woman


Åke Edwardson: Erik Winter
1. Death Angels
3. Frozen Tracks


Joy Ellis: D.I. Rowan Jackman / D.S. Marie Evans
- read all books through No. 6 (The Patient Man)


Joy Ellis: Matt Ballard
1. Beware the Past
2. Five Bloody Hearts


Chris Ewan: Good Thief's Guides
1. The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam
2. The Good Thief's Guide to Paris


Ian Fleming: James Bond
1. Casino Royale
6. Dr. No
7. Goldfinger
13. The Man With the Golden Gun
15.1 Quantum of Solace


Karin Fossum: Inspector Sejer
1. Eva's Eye
3. He Who Fears the Wolf


Tana French: Dublin Murder Squad
1. In the Woods
3. Faithful Place


Alan Furst: Night Soldiers
1. Night Soldiers


Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling): Cormoran Strike
- read all books through No. 4 (Lethal White)


Elizabeth George: Inspector Lynley
- read all books through No. 16 (This Body of Death), except books 12 (A Place of Hiding) and 14 (What Came Before He Shot Her). Abandoned thereafter.


Bartholomew Gill: Peter McGarr
1. The Death of an Irish Politician (aka Mc Garr And The Politician's Wife)
15. The Death of an Irish Sinner


Peter Grainger: D.S. Smith
1. An Accidental Death


Martha Grimes: Richard Jury
- read all books through No. 21 (Dust). Abandoned thereafter.


Martha Grimes: Emma Graham
1. Hotel Paradise


John Grisham: Jake Brigance
1. A Time to Kill


Mary Higgins Clark: Alvirah and Willy
1. Weep No More, My Lady
3. All Through the Night


Arnaldur Indriðason: Reykjavik Murder Mysteries
1. Sons of Dust
5. Voices


Michael Innes: Sir John Appleby
1. Death at the President's Lodging


J.A. Jance: Joanna Brady
1. Desert Heat


John Le Carré: George Smiley
1. Call for the Dead
2. A Murder of Quality
3. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
4. The Looking Glass War
5. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
7. Smiley's People


Donna Leon: Commissario Guido Brunetti
1. Death at La Fenice


Elmore Leonard: Chili Palmer
1. Get Shorty


Peter Lovesey: Peter Diamond
1. The Last Detective


Henning Mankell: Wallander
- read all books through No. 8 (Firewall)


Henning Mankell: Linda Wallander
1. Before the Frost


Peter May: Lewis Trilogy
1. The Blackhouse
2. The Lewis Man
3.5 Coffin Road


Sharyn McCrumb: Ballad Novels
1. If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
3. She Walks These Hills
5. The Ballad of Frankie Silver
12. The Unquiet Grave


Val McDermid: Karen Pirie
- read all books through No. 5 (Broken Ground)


Val McDermid: Carol Jordan / Tony Hill
1. The Mermaids Singing
2. The Wire in the Blood
5. Beneath the Bleeding
9. Splinter the Silence


Val McDermid: Kate Brannigan
1. Dead Beat


John Mortimer: Rumpole
- read all books except for No. 14 (Rumpole and the Reign of Terror)


Patricia Moyes: Inspector Henry Tibbett
1. Dead Men Don't Ski


Jo Nesbø: Harry Hole
1. The Bat
7. The Snowman


Gil North: Sergeant Cluff
1. Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm


Sara Paretsky: V.I. Warshawski
1. Indemnity Only
4. Bitter Medicine
7. Guardian Angel
8. Tunnel Vision
10. Total Recall


Robert B. Parker: Spenser
1. The Godwulf Manuscript
21. Walking Shadow
22. Thin Air
24 Small Vices
27. Hugger Mugger


Iain Pears: Jonathan Argyll
1. The Raphael Affair
5. Giotto's Hand


George Pelecanos: Derek Strange / Terry Quinn
- read all books through No. 4 (Hard Revolution)


George Pelecanos: D.C. Quartet
1. The Big Blowdown
4. Shame the Devil


Akif Pirinçci: Felidae
1. Felidae


Ian Rankin: Inspector Rebus
- read all books through No. 22 (In a House of Lies)


Ian Rankin: Malcolm Fox
1. The Complaints
2. The Impossible Dead


Dolores Redondo: Trilogía del Baztán
1. El guardián invisible


Kathy Reichs: Temperance Brennan
1. Déjà Dead
5. Grave Secrets


Ruth Rendell: Inspector Wexford
1. From Doon With Death
10. A Sleeping Life
15. Kissing the Gunner's Daughter
16. Simisola
19. The Babes in the Wood
21. Not in the Flesh
22. The Monster in the Box
24. No Man's Nightingale


Stella Rimington: Liz Carlyle
- read all books through No. 3 (Illegal Action)


Peter Robinson: Inspector Alan Banks
1. Gallows View
10. In a Dry Season
11. Cold Is the Grave
14. Playing With Fire
17. Friend of the Devil


Lisa Scottoline: Rosato & Associates
1. Think Twice
5. Moment of Truth


Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: The Children's House
1. The Legacy


Richard Stark: Parker
1. The Hunter


Peter Temple: Jack Irish
1. Bad Debts


Trevanian: Jonathan Hemlock
1. The Eiger Sanction


Trevanian & Don Winslow: Shibumi / Satori
1. Trevanian: Shibumi


Scott Turow: Kindle County
1. Presumed Innocent


Helene Tursten: Inspector Irene Huss
1. Detective Inspector Huss
2. Night Rounds
Series currently in abeyance.


Donald E. Westlake: John Dortmunder
1. The Hot Rock


Ulrich Wickert: Jacques Ricou
1. Der Richter aus Paris


R.D. Wingfield: D.I. Jack Frost
1. Frost at Christmas
6. A Killing Frost




David Ashton: McLevy (BBC Radio Drama)
1. Series 1 & 2


James Clavell: Asia Saga

1. Shōgun
5. Noble House


Barbara Cleverly: Joe Sandilands
1. The Last Kashmiri Rose
2. Ragtime in Simla


Max Allan Collins: Road to Perdition
1. Road to Perdition


David Downing: John Russell
1. Zoo Station


Alexandre Dumas: The Last Valois
1. La Reine Margot


Dorothy Dunnett: Lymond Chronicles
1. The Game of Kings


James Ellroy: L.A. Quartet
1. The Black Dahlia
3. L.A. Confidential


J.G. Farrell: Empire Trilogy
1. Troubles


Ken Follett: Kingsbridge
1. The Pillars of the Earth
2. World Without End


Robert Harris: Cicero
1. Imperium


Antonia Hodgson: Tom Hawkins
1. The Devil in the Marshalsea


M.M. Kaye: Death in ...
1. Death in Kashmir


Dennis Lehane: Coughlin
1. The Given Day


David Liss: Benjamin Weaver
1. A Conspiracy of Paper


Sharon Maas: Winnie Cox
0.5. The Small Fortune of Dorothea Q.
1. The Secret Life of Winnie Cox


Hilary Mantel: Thomas Cromwell
1. Wolf Hall
2. Bring Up the Bodies


Shirley McKay: Hew Cullen
1. Hue & Cry


The Medieval Murderers
- read all books through No. 6 (The Sacred Stone) plus book 8 (The First Murder)


          * * * * *

Series Associated with The Medieval Murderers:
Simon Beaufort: Geoffrey Mappestone
1. Murder in the Holy City

Susanna Gregory: Matthew Bartholomew
1. A Plague on Both Your Houses
2. An Unholy Alliance


Susanna Gregory: Thomas Chaloner
1. A Conspiracy of Violence


Philip Gooden: Nick Revill
1. Sleep of Death


Bernard Knight: Crowner John
1. Crowner's Crusade

Michael Jecks: Knights Templar
1. The Last Templar
6. The Leper's Return
12. The Sticklepath Strangler
17. The Tolls of Death


Ian Morson: William Falconer
1. Falconer's Crusade
6. Falconer and the Ritual of Death

          * * * * *


Walter Mosley: Easy Rawlins
- read all books through No. 3 (White Butterfly)


Emmuska Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel
1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. I Will Repay
3. The Elusive Pimpernel
4. El Dorado
6. The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
11. Mam'zelle Guillotine


Robin Paige: Victorian Mysteries
1. Death at Bishop's Keep
7. Death at Epsom Downs


Jean-François Parot: Nicolas Le Floch
1. L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux


Sharon Kay Penman: Plantagenets
1. When Christ and His Saints Slept


Sharon Kay Penman: Justin de Quincy
1. The Queen's Man


Anne Perry: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt
1. The Cater Street Hangman
21. The Whitechapel Conspiracy


Anne Perry: William Monk
1. The Face of a Stranger
2. A Dangerous Mourning
3. Defend and Betray


Anne Perry: Christmas Novellas
- read all books through No. 10 (A Christmas Garland)


Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody
1. Crocodile on the Sandbank


Jean Plaidy: Plantagenet Saga
1. The Plantagenet Prelude
7. Hammer of the Scots


Jean Plaidy: Tudor Saga
1.To Hold the Crown
5. Murder Most Royal


Candace Robb: Owen Archer
1. The Apothecary Rose
6. A Gift of Sanctuary


Priscilla Royal: Eleanor, Prioress of Tyndal
1. Wine of Violence


Jed Rubenfeld: Sigmund Freud
1. The Interpretation of Murder


C.J. Sansom: Matthew Shardlake
- read all books through No. 7 (Tombland)


Neal Stephenson: Baroque Cycle
1. Quicksilver


Jane Thynne: Clara Vine
1. Black Roses


Rose Tremain: Merivel
1. Restoration


Various Authors: Canongate Myths
1. Karen Armstrong: A Short History of Myth
2. Margaret Atwood: The Penelopiad


Kate Westbrook: The Moneypenny Diaries
1. Guardian Angel


Samantha Wilcoxson: Plantagenet Embers
- read all books through No. 3 (Queen of Martyrs)




Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow
1. Murder with Peacocks
10. Six Geese A-Slaying
16. Duck the Halls
18. The Nightingale Before Christmas
19. Lord of the Wings
24: Lark! The Herald Angels Sing
26. Owl Be Home for Christmas


Lesley Cookman: Libby Sarjeant
1. Murder in Steeple Martin


Joanne Fluke: Hannah Swensen
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
9.5. Candy Cane Murder




Douglas Adams: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Jim Butcher: The Cinder Spires
1. The Aeronaut's Windlass


Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park
1. Jurassic Park


Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare's Star Wars
1. The Phantom Menace
4. Verily, a New Hope


Scott Lynch: Gentleman Bastard
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora


Christopher Paolini: Inheritance Cycle
- read all books through No. 3 (Brisingr)


Terry Pratchett: Discworld
- read all books through No. 8 (Guards! Guards!), plus:
12. Witches Abroad
14. Lords and Ladies
15. Men at Arms
19. Feet of Clay
20. Hogfather
23. Carpe Jugulum
31. Monstrous Regiment


Terry Pratchett: The Science of Discworld
1. The Science of Discworld


Mary Stewart: Merlin Trilogy
1. The Crystal Cave
2. The Hollow Hills


Pearl S. Buck: House of Earth
1. The Good Earth
3. A House Divided


James Fenimore Cooper: The Leatherstocking Tales
1. The Deerslayer
2. The Last of the Mohicans


E.M. Delafield: Diary of a Provincial Lady
1. The Diary of a Provincial Lady


Charles Dickens: The Christmas Books
1. A Christmas Carol
2. The Chimes


Elizabeth Gaskell: Cranford Chronicles
1. Cranford
3. My Lady Ludlow


Günter Grass: Danzig-Trilogie
1. Die Blechtrommel


Giovanni Guareschi: Don Camillo
1. The Little World of Don Camillo


Joanne Harris: Chocolat
1. Chocolat


James Herriot: All Creatures Great and Small
1. All Creatures Great and Small
X Cat Stories


Olivia Manning: The Fortunes of War
Balkan Trilogy
1. The Great Fortune


Penguin Great Loves
1. Vergil: Doomed Love
2. Pierre Abélard and Héloïse d'Argenteuil: Forbidden Fruit: From the Letters
9. Leo Tolstoy: The Kreutzer Sonata
18. Anaïs Nin: Eros Unbound


Walter Scott: Waverley Novels
1. Waverley
4. Rob Roy
5. Ivanhoe
7. Kenilworth


Walter Scott: Tales of My Landlord
1. The Black Dwarf & Old Mortality
2. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
3.1 The Bride of Lammermoor


Joseph Sheridan le Fanu: In a Glass Darkly
1. Carmilla


Robert Louis Stevenson: David Balfour
1. Kidnapped


Angela Thirkell: Barsetshire
1. High Rising


Anthony Trollope: Barchester Chronicles
1. The Warden
2. Barchester Towers


Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer
1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


John Updike: Eastwick
1. The Witches of Eastwick


Various Authors: Hogarth Shakespeare
1. Jeanette Winterson: The Gap of Time
4. Margaret Atwood: Hag-Seed


Jules Verne: Voyages Extraordinaires
1. Cinq semaines en ballon
6. Vingt mille lieux sous les mers
14. Michel Strogoff


P.G. Wodehouse: Jeeves
1. My Man Jeeves
5. Thank you, Jeeves
7. The Code of the Woosters
12. Jeeves in the Offing


P.G. Wodehouse: Ukridge
1. Ukridge


Émile Zola: Les Rougon-Macquart
1. La Fortune des Rougon
9. Nana




Patrick Leigh Fermor: On Foot to Constantinople
1. A Time of Gifts
2. Between the Woods and the Water


Nick Hornby: Stuff I've Been Reading
1. The Polysyllabic Spree


Marcel Pagnol: Souvenirs d'enfance
1. La gloire de mon père


Liza Picard: Life of London
1. Elizabeth's London


Dorothy L. Sayers: The Letters
1. 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist


Jennifer Worth: Midwife Trilogy
1. Call the Midwife


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First in Series


Moonlight Reader created a post like this last week and I decided it might help me keeping track of my series reading plans as well, so here we are. These are all the still-to-be-started series that I've added to my TBR in the past two decades (ever since I started keeping track of my reading at all).  Obviously, not all of them have the same priority: some are recent additions that I can't wait to get to, some are of the "I'll get to it whenever I'll get to it" sort, some I'm now almost certain will turn out not to be for me (but I don't want to take them off the list before I haven't at least taken a look at book 1), and with some, I'm seriously late for the party (and can hardly believe it's ever come to this in the first place).  Also, in some cases I'm actually more interested in a book (or books) further along in the series, but in the interest of reading the series in order, I'm still listing book no. 1 here.


Finally, since this is primarily for my own reference and I didn't want to have too many sub-list fragments, I've lumped together a few categories that I would otherwise keep separate, such as Classics and LitFic, History and Biographies / Memoirs, Golden Age mysteries and noir fiction, etc.


(For my ongoing series reads, see HERE.; for completed (resp. abandoned) series and authors, see HERE.)




Francis Beeding: Inspector Martin - The Norwich Victims
Caryl Brahms & S.J. Simon: Inspector Quill - A Bullet in the Ballet
Christianna Brand: Inspector Charlesworth - Death in High Heels
Leo Bruce: Sergeant Beef - Case for Three Detectives
Leo Bruce: Carolus Deene - At Death's Door
John Bude: Inspector Bigswell - The Cornish Coast Murder
Miles Burton: Inspector Arnold - Death in the Tunnel
Elizabeth Daly: Henry Gamadge - Unexpected Night
Clemence Dane & Helen Simpson: Sir John Saumarez - Enter Sir John
John Dickson Carr: Henri Bencolin - It Walks by Night
Carter Dickson: Sir Henry Merrivale - The Plague Court Murders
Detection Club: Anatomy of Murder - Anatomy of Murder
David Dodge: Whit Whitney - Death and Taxes
Francis Durbridge: Paul Temple - Send for Paul Temple
Mignon G. Eberhart: Sarah Keate - The Patient in Room 18
Timothy Fuller: Jupiter Jones - Harvard Has a Homicide
Friedrich Glauser: Wachtmeister Studer - Wachtmeister Studer
Anna Katharine Green: Ebenezer Gryce - The Leavenworh Case
Balduin Groller: Detektiv Dagoberts Taten und Abenteuer - Volume 1
Chester Himes: Harlem Cycle - A Rage in Harlem
Elspeth Huxley: Inspector Vachell - Murder at Government House
Maurice Leblanc: Arsène Lupin - Arsène Lupin: Gentleman cambrioleur
Philip MacDonald: Colonel Gethryn - The Rasp
Ross Macdonald: Lew Archer - The Moving Target
A.E.W. Mason: Inspector Hanaud - At the Villa Rose
Helen McCloy: Dr. Basil Willing - Dance of Death
Margaret Millar: Tom Aragon - Ask for Me Tomorrow
E. Phillips Oppenheim: John T. Laxworthy - Mr. Laxworthy's Adventures
E.R. Punshon: Bobby Owen - Information Received
Ellery Queen: Ellery Queen - The Roman Hat Mystery
Patrick Quentin: Peter Duluth - Puzzle for Fools
John Rowland: Inspector Shelley - Bloodshed in Bayswater
Shelley Smith: Jacob Chaos - Background for Murder
Pierre Souvestre & Marcel Allain - Famtômas - Tome 1
Rex Stout: Tecumseh Fox - Double for Death
Phoebe Atwood Taylor (Alice Tilton): Leonidas Witherall - Beginning With a Bash
Edgar Wallace: Elk of the Yard - The Fellowship of the Frog
Edgar Wallace: The Four Just Men - The Four Just Men
Edgar Wallace: Mr. J.G. Reeder - Room 13
Colin Watson: Flaxborough Chronicles - Coffin Scarcely Used
Lassiter Wren & Randle McKay: The Baffle Book(s) - The Baffle Book


For my Golden Age mystery priority plans, see HERE.




Pieter Aspe: Pieter Van In - The Square of Revenge
Ace Atkins: Nick Travers - Crossroad Blues
David Baldacci: Camel Club - The Camel Club
Robert Barnard: Perry Trethowan - Death By Sheer Torture
Linda Barnes: Carlotta Carlyle - A Trouble of Fools
Carol Lea Benjamin: Rachel Alexander and Dash - This Dog for Hire
Mark Billingham: Tom Thorne - Sleepyhead
Lawrence Block: Matthew Scudder - The Sins of the Fathers
Anthony Boucher: Fergus O'Breen - The Case of the Crumpled Knave
Anthony Boucher: Sister Ursula - Nine Times Nine
Kylie Brant: Mindhunters - Waking Nightmare
C.J. Box: Joe Pickett - Open Season
Ray Bradbury: Crumley Mysteries - Death Is a Lonely Business
D.W. Buffa: Joseph Antonelli - The Defense
James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux - The Neon Rain
James Lee Burke: Billy Bob Holland - Cimarron Rose
Jan Burke: Irene Kelly - Goodnight, Irene
W.J. Burley: Wycliffe - Wycliffe and the Three-Toed Pussy
Stephen J. Cannell: Shane Scully - The Tin Collectors
Jane Casey: Maeve Kerrigan - The Burning
Suzanne Chazin: Georgia Skeehan - The Fourth Angel
Lee Child: Jack Reacher - Killing Floor
Paul Cleave: Theodore Tate - Cemetery Lake
Ann Cleeves: Vera Stanhope - The Crow Trap
Ann Cleeves: Matthew Venn - The Long Call
Gabriel Cohen: Detective Jack Leightner - Red Hook
Deborah Crombie: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James - A Share In Death
Robert Crais: Elvis Cole - The Monkey's Raincoat
David Cray: Julie Brennan - Little Girl Blue
Edwidge Danticat (ed.): Haiti Noir - Haiti Noir
Jeffery Deaver: Lincoln Rhyme - The Bone Collector
Nelson Demille: John Corey - Plum Island
Nelson Demille: Paul Brenner - The General's Daughter
Michael Dibdin: Aurelio Zen - Ratking
Martin Edwards: Harry Devlin - All the Lonely People
Martin Edwards: Lake District Mysteries - The Coffin Trail
Loren D. Estleman: Amos Walker - Motor City Blue
Linda Fairstein: Alexandra Cooper - Final Jeopardy
Helen Fields: Luc Callanach - Perfect Remains
Earlene Fowler: Benni Harper - Fool's Puzzle
Dick Francis: Sid Halley - Odds Against
Hugh Fraser: Rina Walker - Harm
Erle Stanley Gardner: Perry Mason - The Case of the Velvet Claws
Lee Goldberg: Eve Ronin - Lost Hills
Sue Grafton: Kinsey Millhone - 'A' is for Alibi
Nicola Griffith: Aud Torvingen - The Blue Place
Martha Grimes: Andi Oliver - Biting the Moon
Denise Hamilton: Eve Diamond - The Jasmine Trade
Hugo Hamilton: Pat Coyne - Headbanger
Gary Hardwick: Danny Cavanaugh - Color of Justice
Charlaine Harris: Lily Bard - Shakespeare's Landlord
Donald Harstad: Carl Houseman - Eleven Days
Mo Hayder: Jack Caffery - Birdman
Mick Herron: Slough House - Slow Horses
Reginald Hill: Dalziel & Pascoe - A Clubbable Woman
Alan Hunter: George Gently - Gently Does it
Greg Iles: Mississippi - Mortal Fear
Jon A. Jackson: Detective Sergeant Mulheisen - The Diehard
J.A. Jance: Walker Family - Hour of the Hunter
William Jefferies: John Pellam - Shallow Graves
Craig Johnson: Longmire - The Cold Dish
Morag Joss: Sarah Selkirk - Funeral Music
Mons Kallentoft: Malin Fors - Midwinter Sacrifice
Jonathan Kellerman: Alex Delaware - When the Bough Breaks
Jonathan Kellerman: Petra Connor - Billy Straight
Graeme Kent: Sister Conchita & Sergeant Kella - Devil-Devil
William Kent Krueger: Cork O'Connor - Iron Lake
Hans Olav Lahlum: K2 - The Human Flies
Joe R. Lansdale: Hap Collins & Leonard Pine - Savage Season
Elmore Leonard: Ordell Robbie & Louis Gara - The Switch
Elmore Leonard: Jack Ryan - The Big Bounce
Elmore Leonard: Raylan Givens - Pronto
John Lescroart: Dismas Hardy - Dead Irish
M.L. Longworth: Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mysteries - Death at the Chateau Bremont
Robert Ludlum: Jason Bourne - The Boune Identity
Gayle Lynds: Judd Ryder & Eva Blake - The Book of Spies
John D. MacDonald: Travis McGee - The Deep Blue Good-By
Helen MacInnes: Robert Renwick - Prelude to Terror
Petros Markaris: Costas Haritos - Deadline in Athens
Sujata Massey: Rei Shimura - The Salaryman's Wife
Jason Matthews: Red Sparrow Trilogy - Red Sparrow
Ed McBain: 87 Precinct - Cop Hater
Sharyn McCrumb: Elizabeth MacPherson - Sick of Shadows
Michael McGarrity: Kevin Kerney - Tularosa
Denise Mina: Paddy Meehan - Field of Blood
Kirk Mitchell: Emmett Parker & Anna Turnipseed - Cry Dance
Theresa Monsour: Paris Murphy - Clean Cut
Barbara Nadel: Inspector İkmen - Belshazzar's Daughter
Tiina Nunnally: Margit Andersson - Runemaker
Carol O'Connell: Kathleen Mallory - Mallory's Oracle
Brian O'Hare: DCI Jim Sheehan - The Doom Murders
Meta Osredkar: Kriminalinspektor Kos - Hochwürden stirbt grausam
Perri O'Shaughnessy: Nina Reilly - Motion to Suppress
T. Jefferson Parker: Merci Rayborn - The Blue Hour
James Patterson: Alex Cross - Along Came a Spider
James Patterson: Women's Murder Club - 1st to Die
Eliot Pattison: Inspector Shan Tao Yun - The Skull Mantra
David Peace: Red Riding Quartet - Nineteen Seventy Four
Ridley Pearson: Boldt / Matthews - Undercurrents
T.R. Pearson: Ray Tatum - Cry Me a River
George Pelecanos: Nick Stefanos - A Firing Offense
George Pelecanos: Spero Lucas - The Cut
Thomas Perry: Jane Whitefield - Vanishing Act
Ellis Peters: Felse Investigations - Fallen Into the Pit
Nancy Pickard: Marie Lightfoot - The Whole Truth
J.D. Robb: In Death - Naked in Death
Gillian Roberts: Amanda Pepper - Caught Dead in Philadelphia
S.J. Rozan: Bill Smith & Lydia Chin - China Trade
Carlos Ruiz Zafón: Cementerio de los libros olvidados - La sombra del viento
John Sandford: Lucas Davenport - Rules of Prey
John Sandford: Kidd and LuEllen - The Fool's Run
Beth Saulnier: Alex Bernier - Reliable Souces
Julie Schumacher: Jason Fitger - Dear Committee Members
Lisa See: Red Princess Mysteries - Flower Net
Barbara Seranella: Munch Mancini - No Human Involved
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir - Þóra Guðmundsdóttir - Last Rituals
Daniel Silva: Gabriel Allon - The Kill Artist
Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö: Martin Beck - Roseanna
Karin Slaughter: Grant County - Blindsighted
Karin Slaughter: Will Trent - Tryptich
Julie Smith: Skip Langdon - New Orleans Mourning
Julie Smith: Rebecca Schwartz - Death Turns a Trick
Martin Cruz Smith: Arkady Renko - Gorky Park
Julia Spencer-Fleming: Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne - In the Bleak Midwinter
James Swain: Tony Valentine - Grift Sense
Julian Symons: Inspector Bland - The Immaterial Murder Case
Julian Symons: Sheridan Haynes - A Three-Pipe Problem
Peter Temple: The Broken Shore - The Broken Shore
Steve Thayer: Pliny Pennington - The Wheat Field
Aimée & David Thurlo: Ella Clah - Blackening Song
M.J. Trow: Mad Max - Maxwell's House
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: Pepe Carvalho - Yo maté a Kennedy
Mary Willis Walker: Molly Cates - The Red Scream
Jess Walter: Caroline Mabry - Over Tumbled Graves
Betty Webb: Lena Jones - Desert Noir
Janwillem van de Wetering: Henk Grijpstra & Rinus de Gier - Outsider in Amsterdam
Robert Wilson: Javier Falcon - The Blind Man of Seville
Robert Wilson: Bruce Medway - Instruments of Darkness
David Wiltse: Billy Tree - Heartland
Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington - New York Dead




Rennie Airth: Inspector Madden - River of Darkness
Boris Akunin: Erast Fandorin - The Winter Queen
Edoardo Albert: Northumbrian Thrones - Edwin: High King of Britain
Edoardo Albert: Conrad Monk - Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army
Tasha Alexander: Lady Emily - And Only to Deceive
Isabel Allende: Eliza Sommers - Hija de la fortuna
Maureen Ash: Templar Knight Mystery - The Alehouse Murders
Nancy Bilyeau: Joanna Stafford - The Crown
Caleb Carr: Dr. Laszlo Kreizler - The Alienist
Elizabeth Chadwick: Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Summer Queen
P.F. Chisholm: Sir Robert Carey - A Famine of Heroes
Rory Clements: John Shakespeare - Martyr
Toby Clements: Kingmaker - Winter Pilgrims
Barbara Cleverly: Joe Sandilands - The Last Kashmiri Rose
Gary Corby: Athenian Mysteries - The Pericles Commission
Lindsey Davis: Marcus Didius Falco - The Silver Pigs
Roddy Doyle: The Last Roundup - A Star Called Henry
Colin Falconer: William Shakespeare Detective Agency - The School of Night
Ken Follett: Century Trilogy - Fall of Giants
C.S. Forester: Horatio Hornblower - Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Ariana Franklin: Adelia Aguilar - Mistress of the Art of Death
George MacDonald Fraser: The Flashman Papers - Flashman
Kristin Gleeson & Moonyeen Blakey: Renaissance Sojourner - The Imp of Eye
William Golding: To the Ends of the Earth - Rites of Passage
Jason Goodwin: Investigator Yashim - The Janissary Tree
Kate Grenville: Thornhill Family - The Secret River
Don Gutteridge: Marc Edwards - Turncoat
Barbara Hambly: Benjamin January - A Free Man of Color
Matthew Harffy: Bernicia Chronicles - The Serpent Sword
C.S. Harris: Sebastian St. Cyr - What Angels Fear
Simon Hawke: Shakespeare & Smythe - A Mystery of Errors
Bruce Holsinger: John Gower - A Burnable Book
Conn Iggulden: War of the Roses - Stormbird
Christian Jacq: Ramses - The Son of Light
Michael Jecks: Vintener Trilogy - Fields of Glory
Elizabeth Jolley: Vera Wright Trilogy - My Father's Moon
Laurie R. King: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Bernard Knight: Crowner John - Crowner's Crusade
Sujata Massey: Perveen Mistry - The Widows of Malabar Hill
Cormac McCarthy: Border Trilogy - All the Pretty Horses
Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove - Lonesome Dove
Anchee Min: Empress Orchid - Empress Orchid
Walter Mosley: Fearless Jones - Fearless Jones
Abir Mukherjee: Sam Wyndham - A Rising Man
Charles O'Brien: Anne Cartier - Mute Witness
Joseph O'Connor: Star of the Sea - Star of the Sea
I.J. Parker: Sugawara Akitada - The Dragon Scroll
Jean-François Parot: Nicolas Le Floch - L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux
Owen Parry: Abel Jones - Faded Coat of Blue
Renee Patrick: Lillian Frost & Edith Head - Design for Dying
Sharon Kay Penman: Welsh Princes Trilogy - Here Be Dragons
Andrea Penrose: Wrexford & Sloane - Murder on Black Swan Lane
Arturo Pérez-Reverte: Capitán Alatriste - El Capitán Alatriste
Jean Plaidy: Queens of England - Myself, My Enemy
Jean Plaidy: Isabella and Ferdinand - Castile for Isabella
Jean Plaidy: Catherine de' Medici - Madame Serpent
Oliver Pötzsch: Die Henkerstochter - Die Henkerstochter
D.M. Quincy: Atlas Catesby - Murder in Mayfair
Judith Rock: Charles du Luc - The Rhetoric of Death
Kate Ross: Julian Kestrel - Cut to the Quick
Laura Joh Rowland: San Ichiro - Shinjú
James Runcie: Grantchester Mysteries - Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Edward Rutherfurd: Dublin Saga - The Princes of Ireland
Emilio Salgari : The Pirates of Melanesia - Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem
Michael Shaara: Civil War Trilogy - Gods and Generals
Margaret Skea: Katharina Luther - Katharina: Deliverance
Amy Stewart: Kopp Sisters - Girl Waits With Gun
S.D. Sykes: Somershill Manor - Plague Land
Andrew Taylor: James Marwood & Cat Lovett - The Ashes of London
Will Thomas: Barker and Llewelyn - Some Danger Involved
Charles Todd: Inspector Ian Rutledge - A Test of Wills
Charles Todd: Bess Crawford - A Duty to the Dead
Pramoedya Ananta Toer: Buru Quartet - This Earth of Mankind
Gail Tsukiyama: Women of the Silk - Women of the Silk
Gore Vidal: Narratives of Empire - Burr
Richard Zimler: Sephardic Cycle - The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon




Sandra Balzo: Maggy Thorsen - Uncommon Grounds
Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who ... - The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
Laura Childs: Tea Shop Mysteries - Death by Darjeeling
Diane Mott Davidson: Goldy Schulz - Catering for Nobody
Ruth Dudley Edwards: Robert Amiss - Corridors of Death
Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum - One for the Money
Jerrilyn Farmer: Madeline Bean - Sympathy for the Devil
Martin H. Greenberg & Edward Gorman (eds.): Cat Crimes - Cat Crimes I
Carolyn Hart: Death on Demand Mysteries - Death on Demand
Miranda James: Cat in the Stacks Mysteries - Murder Past Due
Kylie Logan: Leage of Literary Ladies - Mayhem at the Orient Express
Tamar Myers: Amanda Brown - The Witch Doctor's Wife
Sofie Ryan - Second Chance Cat Mysteries - The Whole Cat and Caboodle
Various Authors: Annie's Attic Mysteries - Tara Randel: The Lady in the Attic
Various Authors: Mystery Cats - Mystery Cats
Susan Wittig Albert: China Bayles - Thyme of Death




Ben Aaronovitch: Peter Grant - Rivers of London
Ann Aguirre: Dred Chronicles - Perdition
Lloyd Alexander: Chronicles of Prydain - The Book of Three
Sarah Addison Allen: Waverley Family - Garden Spells
Isaac Asimov: Robot - I, Robot
Isaac Asimov: Foundation Trilogy - Foundation
Pat Barker: Regeneration Trilogy - Regeneration
Stephen Baxter: Xeelee - Raft
Anne Bishop: The Others - Written in Red
Terry Brooks: Magic Kingdom of Landover - Magic Kingdom for Sale / Sold
Jim Butcher: Dresden Files - Storm Front
Octavia E. Butler: Xenogenesis Trilogy - Dawn
Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game - Ender's Game
Jacqueline Carey: Kushiel's Legacy - Kushiel's Dart
S.A. Chakraborty: Daevabad Trilogy - The City of Brass
C.J. Cheryh: Morgaine Saga - The Chronicles of Morgaine
C.J. Cherryh: Foreigner - Foreigner
Roshani Chokshi: Star-Touched Queen - The Star-Touched Queen
Rin Chupeco: The Bone Witch - The Bone Witch
Arthur C. Clarke: Space Odyssey - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Susan Cooper: The Dark is Rising - Over Sea, Under Stone
Charles de Lint: Ottawa and the Valley - Moonheart
Stephen R. Donaldson: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever - Lord Foul's Bane
Nancy K. Duplechain: Dark Trilogy - Dark Bayou
David Eddings: Elenium - The Elenium
David Eddings: Malloreon . Guardians of the West
David & Leigh Eddings: Belgariad - Belgarath the Sorcerer
Raymond E. Feist: Riftwar Saga - Magician
Jasper Fforde: Thursday Next - The Eyre Affair
Jack Finney: Time - Time and Again
Michael Flynn: Firestar - Firestar
Esther M. Friesner: New York - New York by Knight
Neil Gaiman: American Gods - American Gods
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman - Preludes and Nocturnes
Neil Gaiman: The Absolute Sandman - Volume 1
David Gemmell - Drenai Saga - Legend
Mary Gentle: Golden Witchbreed - Golden Witchbreed
William Gibson: Sprawl - Neuromancer
William Gibson: Blue Ant - Pattern Recognition
Barbara Hambly: Winterlands - Dragonsbane
Alwyn Hamilton: Rebel of the Sands - Rebel of the Sands
Frank Herbert: Dune - Dune
Jim C. Hines: Princess - The Stepsister Scheme
P.C. Hodgell: Kencyrath - God Stalk
Alice Hoffman: Practical Magic - The Rules of Magic
Robert Holdstock: Mythago Wood - Mythago Wood
William Horwood: Duncton Chronicles - Duncton Wood
Diana Wynne Jones: Derkholm - Dark Lord of Derkholm
Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time - The Eye of the World
Katherine Kurtz: Chronicles of the Deryni - Deryni Rising
Ellen Kushner: World of Riverside - Swordspoint
Mercedes Lackey: Heralds of Valdemar - Arrows of the Queen
Mercedes Lackey: Bardic Voices - Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Shelly Laurenston: Call of Crows - The Unleashing
Ursula K. Le Guin: Earthsea Cycle - A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Cycle - The Dispossessed
Ursula K. Le Guin: Annals of the Western Shore - Gifts
Ursula K. Le Guin: Orsinia - Malafrena
Fritz Leiber: Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser - Swords and Deviltry
Doris Lessing: Canopus in Argos - Shikasta:Re: Colonised Planet 5
Juliet Marillier: Wildwood - Wildwood Dancing
John Marsden: Tomorrow - Tomorrow, When the War Began
Julian May: Saga of Piocene Exile - The Many-Colored Land
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonriders of Pern - Dragonflight
Anne McCaffrey: Pern: Harper Hall - Dragonsong
Dennis L: McKiernan: Mithgar - The Dragonstone
Patricia A. McKillip: Riddle-Master - The Riddle-Master of Hed
Robin McKinley: Damar - The Blue Sword
Lois McMaster Bujold: Chalion - The Curse of Chalion
Marissa Meyer: Lunar Chronicles - Cinder
Michael Moorcock: Elric - Elric
Peter Morwood: Tales of Old Russia - Prince Ivan
Andre Norton: Witch World: Eastcarp Cycle - Witch World
Andre Norton: Moon Magic - Moon of Three Rings
Wendy & Richard Pini - Complete ElfQuest - Volume 1
Melanie Rawn: Dragon Prince - Dragon Prince
Alastair Reynolds: Revelation Space - Revelation Space
Jennifer Roberson: Tiger and Del - Sword-Dancer
Fred Saberhagen: Lost Swords - Woundhealer's Story
R.A. Salvatore: Legend of Drizzt - Homeland
R.A. Salvatore: Spearwielder's Tale - The Woods Out Back
R.A. Salvatore: Corona: Saga of the First King - The Highwayman
Brandon Sanderson: The Reckoners - Steelheart
John Scalzi: Old Man's War - Old Man's War
John Scalzi: Lock In - Lock In
Bob Shaw: Land and Overland - Ragged Astronauts
Robert Shea: Illuminatus! - The Eye in the Pyramid
Dan Simmons: Hyperion - Hyperion
Maggie Stiefvater: Wolves of Mercy Falls - Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater: Raven Cycle - The Raven Boys
Michael J. Sullivan: Riyria Revelations - Theft of Swords
Judith Tarr: Alamut - Alamut
Judith Tarr: The Hound and the Falcon - The Isle of Glass
Amy Thomson: The Color of Distance - The Color od Distance
Megan Whalen Turner: The Queen's Thief - The Thief
Catherynne M. Valente: The Orphan's Tales - In the Night Garden
Jack Vance: The Dying Earth - The Dying Earth
Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples: Saga - Volume 1
Evangeline Walton: Mabinogion Tetralogy - Prince of Annwn
Peter Watts: Firefall - Blindsight
Andy Weir: The Martian - The Martian
Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman: Rose of the Prophet Trilogy - The Will of the Wanderer
Zack & Joss Whedon: Serenity - Those Left Behind
Kim Wilkins: Europa - The Autumn Castle
Connie Willis: Oxford Time Travel - Doomsday Book
Janny Wurts: The Cycle of Fire - Stormwarden
Janny Wurts: Wars of Light and Shadow - The Curse of the Mistwraith
Jane Yolen: Great Alta - Sister Light, Sister Dark
Marion Zimmer Bradley: Avalon - The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley: Darkover - The Planet Savers
David Zindell: A Requiem for Homo Sapiens - The Broken God




Chinua Achebe: African Trilogy - Things Fall Apart
Ivo Andrić: Bosnian Trilogy - The Bridge on the Drina
Paul Auster: New York Trilogy - City of Glass
John Banville: Cleave Trilogy - Eclipse
John Banville: Revolutions Trilogy - Doctor Copernicus
Simone de Beauvoir: Le deuxième sexe - tome 1
Ray Bradbury: Green Town - Dandelion Wine
Anthony Burgess: Enderby Quartet - Inside Mister Enderby
Joseph Campbell: The Masks of God - Primitive Mythology
Joyce Cary: First Trilogy - Herself Surprised
Paulo Coelho: And on the Seventh Day Trilogy - Veronica Decides to Die
J.M. Coetzee: Scenes From Provincial Life - Boyhood
Maryse Condé: Ségou - Ségou
Robertson Davies: Deptford Trilogy - Fifth Business
Roddy Doyle: Barrytown Trilogy - The Commitments
Alexandre Dumas: Sainte-Hermine Cycle - Les Blancs et les Bleus
Lawrence Durrell: Alexandria Quartet - Justine
William Faulkner: Snopes Trilogy - The Hamlet
Elena Ferrante: Neapolitan Quartet - My Brilliant Friend
Lion Feuchtwanger: Wartesaal-Trilogie - Erfolg
Theodor Fontane: Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg - Die Grafschaft Ruppin
Ford Madox Ford: Parade's End - Some Do Not ...
Eduardo Galeano: Memoria del fuego - Los nacimientos
Stephen Jay Gould: Reflections in Natural History - Ever Since Darwin
Juan Goytisolo: Álvaro Mendiola - Señas de identidad
Richard Hooker: M*A*S*H - M*A*S*H
William James: The Principles of Psychology - Volume 1
Guadalupe Loaeza: Las niñas bien - Las niñas bien
Olivia Manning: Fortunes of War / The Balkan Trilogy - The Great Fortune
Javier Marías: Tu rostro mañana - Fiebre y lanza
Grace Matalious: Peyton Place - Peyton Place
Armistead Maupin: Tales of the City - Tales of the City
Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street - 44 Scotland Street
Yukio Mishima: The Sea of Fertility - Spring Snow
Nancy Mitford: Radlett & Montdore - The Pursuit of Love
Anna Maria Ortese: A Music Behind the Wall - Volume 1
Plutarch: Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans - Volume 1
Marcel Proust: À la recherche du temps perdu - Du côté de chez Swann
Miss Read: Fairacre - Village School
Dorothy Richardson: Pilgrimage - Pointed Roofs
Philip Roth: American Trilogy - American Pastoral
April Sinclair: Stevie Stevenson - Coffee Will Make You Black
Ali Smith: Seasonal - Autumn
Edward St Aubyn: Patrick Melrose - Never Mind
Wallace Stegner: Mason Family - The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Elizabeth Strout: Amgash - My Name Is Lucy Barton
John Updike: Rabbit Angstrom - Rabbit, Run
Various Authors: The Austen Project - Joanna Trollope: Sense & Sensibility
Gore Vidal: Myra Breckinridge - Myra Breckinridge
Martin Walser: Anselm Kristlein Trilogie - Halbzeit
Alan Warner: Morvern Callar Cycle - Morvern Callar
Elie Wiesel: Night Trilogy - Night
P.G. Wodehouse: Blandings Castle - Something Fresh




Peter Ackroyd: History of England - Foundation
Lillian Beckwith: Hebridian Trilogy - The Hills Is Lonely
Taylor Branch: America in the King Years - Parting the Waters
Douglas Brinkley & Luke A. Nichter: The Nixon Tapes - 1971-1972
Michael Burlingame: Abraham Lincoln, A Life - Volume 1
Robert A. Caro: The Years of Lyndon Johnson - The Path to Power
Winston Churchill: The Second World War - The Gathering Storm
Gerald Durrell: Corfu Trilogy - My Family and Other Animals
Niall Ferguson: The House of Rothschild - Money's Prophets, 1798-1848
Shelby Foote: The Civil War - Fort Sumter to Perryville
Gabriel García Márquez: Autobiography - Vivir para contarla
William Goldman: Adventures in the Screen Trade - Adventures in the Screen Trade
Henry Kissinger: Memoirs - White House Years
Betty MacDonald: Memoirs - The Egg and I
Gavin Maxwell: Ring of Bright Water Trilogy - Ring of Bright Water
Peter Mayle: Provence - A Year in Provence
William Least Heat-Moon: Travel Trilogy - Blue Highways
Edmund Morris: Theodore Roosevelt - The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress
Ian Mortimer: Time Traveler's Guides - The Time Traveler's Guide to the Middle Ages
John Mortimer: Autobiography - Clinging to the Wreckage
Beverly Nichols: Merry Hall Trilogy - Merry Hall
George Orwell: Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters - An Age Like This: 1920-1940
Francis Parkman: France and England in North America - Pioneers of France in the New World
Penguin History of Europe - Simon Price: The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
Margaret Sanders: Intimate Letters - Intimate Letters of England's Queens
George Bernard Shaw: Collected Letters - 1874-1897
Chris Stewart: Lemons Trilogy - Driving Over Lemons
Jonathan Sumption: The Hundred Years War - Trial by Battle
Theodore H. White: The Making of the President - 1960


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Women Writers: Reading List



I originally compiled this list for the 2018 Women Writers Bingo, but decided to undust it and continue using it for this year's "Around the World in 80 Books Mostly by Female Authors."


Basically this is an extract from my bookshelves (both TBR and read -- "read" where I've already read other books by the same author and am interested in further exploring her work). Further authors are added on an ongoing basis as they come to my notice.  This ought to keep me busy for the next couple of years, I think ...


(Note: I'm tracking the precise reading year from 2018 onwards, and only authors read from 2018 onwards are crossed out / checked off.  Rereads count as "read" in the year of the reread for purposes of this list.  Authors who write under several pen names are added to the list under all names, with a note as to their alias(es).)



  • Marguerite Abouet
    Iris Abraham
    Gabriela Adameșteanu
    Alice Adams
  • Sandra Adell
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Renee Ahdieh - 2019
  • Mouna-Hodan Ahmed
    Deborah S. Akers
  • Leila al-Atrash
    Nujoom Al-Ghanem
    Mayy Al Khalifa
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Louisa May Alcott - prior to 2018
  • Tasha Alexander
  • Svetlana Alexievich
  • Jokha Alharthi
    Samina Ali
  • Isabel Allende - prior to 2018, 2020
  • Lauren K. Alleyne
  • Margery Allingham - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Rajaa Alsanea
  • Mia Alvar - 2020
  • Julia Alvarez - 2019
  • Vicky Alvear Shecter
  • Anita Amirrezvani - 2020
  • Tahmima Anam
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Ingrid Andreas
  • Neshani Andreas
  • Donna Andrews - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Mary Kay Andrews
  • Li Ang
  • Andrea Angeli
  • Maya Angelou
  • Nathacha Appanah
    Monica Arac de Nyeko
    Jean Arasanayagam
  • Hannah Arendt - prior to 2018
  • Elizabeth von Arnim - 2018 and prior
  • Emily Arnold McCully
  • Maureen Ash
  • Frances Ashcroft
  • Mary Astell
  • Thea Astley
  • Diana Athill
  • Kate Atkinson
  • Margaret Atwood - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  • Jane Austen - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Fatma Aydemir




  • Natalie Babbitt
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Beryl Bainbridge - prior to 2018
  • Doreen Baingana
  • Milka Bajić-Poderegin
  • Sarah Bakewell - 2019
  • Asja Bakic
  • Pamela Ball
  • Sandra Balzo
  • Ellen Banda-Aaku
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi - 2019
  • Banine - 2019
    Marjorie Barber - 2020
  • Muriel Barbery
  • Pat Barker
  • Djuna Barnes
  • Linda Barnes
  • Nevada Barr - 2019
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - prior to 2018
  • Violet Barungi
    Bani Basu
    Natalie Baszile
  • Vicki Baum
  • Mary Beard
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Alison Bechdel
  • Zdenka Becker
  • Ilene Beckerman
    Lillian Beckwith
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe - prior to 2018
  • Aphra Behn
  • Lauren Belfer
  • Gertrude Bell - 2019
  • Josephine Bell
  • Gioconda Belli - prior to 2018
  • Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Carol Lea Benjamin
  • Margot Bennet
  • Isabelle Berrubey
  • Barbara Beuys - prior to 2018
  • Calixthe Beyala
  • Piyali Bhattacharya
    Benazir Bhutto
  • Ruth Binney
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Holly Black
  • Julia Blackburn
  • Victoria Blake
  • Moonyeen Blakey
  • Lesley Blanch
    Sophie Blanchy
    Nina Blazon
    - 2019
    Karen (Tania) Blixen (Isak Dinesen)
    - prior to 2018
    Judy Blume
  • Enid Blyton - prior to 2018
  • Tracy Borman
  • Phyllis Bottome - 2018
  • Nora Bossong
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Marjorie Bowen - 2018 and prior
  • Dorothy Bowers
  • Caryl Brahms
  • Pamela Branch
  • Christianna Brand - 2020
  • Charlotte Brontë - prior to 2018
  • Emily Brontë - prior to 2018
  • Anne Brontë - 2018 and prior
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Nancy Marie Brown
  • Pearl S. Buck - prior to 2018
  • Julia Bührle-Nowikowa
  • Thi Bui
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Jan Burke
  • Fanny Burney
  • Anna Burns
  • Jessie Burton
  • Margaret Busby
  • Stephanie Butland
  • A.S. Byatt - prior to 2018




  • Adèle Caby-Livannah
    Lucy Caldwell
  • Margaret Campbell Barnes
  • Trudi Canavan - 2019
  • Dorothy Canfield
  • Joanna Cannan
  • Charity Cannon Willard
  • Peggy Caravantes
  • Marie Magdeleine Carbet
    Susan Carlile
  • Angela Carter - 2018
  • Miranda Carter
  • Vera Caspary
  • Helen Castor - prior to 2018
  • Willa Cather - prior to 2018
  • Catherine of Siena
  • Eleanor Catton - prior to 2018
  • Elizabeth Chadwick
  • S.A. Chakraborty
  • Saumitra Chakravarty
  • Gertrude Chandler Warner
    Eileen Chang
    Roz Chast
  • Suzanne Chazin
  • Andrée Chedid
  • Ruoxi Chen
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Marjorie Chibnall
  • Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
  • Laura Childs
  • Paulina Chiziane
    Zen Cho
    - 2019
  • Kunzang Choden
  • Kate Chopin - prior to 2018
  • Agatha Christie - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Chu T'ien-hsin
  • Rin Chupeco
  • Marchette Chute
  • Sandra Cisneros - prior to 2018
  • Eleanor Clark
  • Susanna Clarke - prior to 2018
  • Ann Cleeves - 2019
  • Barbara Cleverly - 2020
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton
  • Colette
  • Lindsey Collen
  • Merle Collins
  • Sara Collins - 2019
  • Louise Collis
  • Maryse Condé
  • Jill Ker Conway
    Lesley Cookman
    - 2019
  • Kara Cooney
  • Artemis Cooper
  • Helene Cooper
  • Ann Cornelisen
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire
  • Petra Couvee - 2018
  • Hannah Crafts
  • Charlie Craggs
    Caroline Criado-Pérez
  • Marie Curie
  • Eve Curie
  • Helen Czerski - 2018




  • Elizabeth Daly
  • Clemence Dane - 2020
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Britta Das
  • Alexandra David-Neel - prior to 2018
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • Robyn Davidson
    Belva Davis
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Margaret Leslie Davis
  • Natalie Zemon Davis
  • Dorothy Day
    Jennifer De
  • Amalia Decker Márquez
  • Charlotte DeCroes
    E.M. Delafield
    - 2020
  • Barbara Demick
  • Anita Desai
  • Ananda Devi
    Ashapurna Devi
    Argentina Diaz Lozano
  • Emily Dickinson - prior to 2018
  • E.M. Delafield
  • Argentina Diaz Lozano
  • Joan Didion
  • Annie Dillard
    Lidija Dimkovska
    Gail Dines
  • Isak Dinesen (Karen / Tania Blixen) - prior to 2018
  • Emma Donoghue - prior to 2018
  • H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  • Susan Doran
  • Kirstin Downey
  • Ruth Downie
  • Evelyn Doyle
  • Margaret Drabble - 2018
    Joanne Drayton
  • Daphne Du Maurier - 2018 and prior
  • María Dueñas
  • Anis Duff
  • Sarah Dunant
  • Dorothy Dunnett - 2020
  • Nancy K Duplechain
  • Marguerite Duras - prior to 2018
  • Jane Dyer




  • Angela Eagle
  • Maria Edgeworth
  • Esi Edugyan - 2018
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Ellen Elias-Bursac
  • George Eliot - prior to 2018
  • Duong Van Mai Elliott
  • Joy Ellis - 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Katrina Engberg 2019
  • Anne Enright
  • Nora Ephron - prior to 2018
  • Louise Erdrich - 2019
  • Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Margaret Erskine
  • María Amparo Escandón
  • Iraj Esmaely
  • Laura Esquivel
  • Jennifer Estep - 2019
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Bernardine Evaristo - 2020




  • Lygia Fagundes Telles
  • Linda Fairstein
  • Anne Fadiman -- 2020
  • Jerrilyn Farmer
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    Shirley Geok-lin Lim
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  • Frances Gies
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    Carrie Gracie
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    Rachel Gratzfeld
    Lucy Grealy
  • Anna Katharine Green - 2019
  • Joanne Greenberg
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  • Germaine Greer
  • Lady Augusta Gregory
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  • Martha Grimes - prior to 2018, 2020
  • Sarah Gristwood
    Lili Grün
    - 2020
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  • Rosa Guy
    Yaa Gyasi
    - 2020




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    Jeannette Haien
    Claire Hajaj
  • Radclyffe Hall - 2018
  • Brigitte Hamann
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  • Kathryn Harkup - 2018
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  • Eliza Haywood
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  • Claudia Hernandez
  • Georgette Heyer - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
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  • Joanna Hickson
  • Susan Higginbotham
  • Mary Higgins Clark - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Highsmith - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Hildegard von Bingen - prior to 2018
  • Susan Hill
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  • Tami Hoag
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  • Antonia Hodgson - prior to 2018
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett - prior to 2018
    Alice Hoffman
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  • Victoria Holt (Eleanor Hibbert, aka Jean Plaidy & Philippa Carr) - prior to 2018
  • Winifred Holtby - 2019
  • Selina Hossain
  • Susan Howatch - 2018
  • Georgina Howell
  • Dorothy B. Hughes - 2019
  • Keri Hulme
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • Elspeth Huxley
  • Hypathia of Alexandria




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  • Molly Ivins - prior to 2018




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  • Shirley Jackson - prior to 2018
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    Mila Jam
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  • P.D. James - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • J.A. Jance - 2018
  • Tove Jansson
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  • Rachel Joyce
  • Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz - prior to 2018
  • Julian of Norwich




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  • Liz Kalaugher - 2019
  • Esther Kamatari
    Madeleine Kamman
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    Musimbi Kanyoro
    Mary Karooro Okurut
    Mary Karr
    Kapka Kassabova
  • Ellis Kaut - prior to 2018
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  • Hélène Kaziende
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    China Keitetsi
  • Helen Keller - prior to 2018
  • Faye Kellerman
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    Mary Kelly 2019
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    Dalal Khalifa
  • Jamaica Kincaid - 2020
  • Laurie R. King
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  • Naomi Klein
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  • Clea Koff - 2019
  • E.L. Konigsburg
    Anna Kordsaia-Samadaschwili
  • Elizabeth Kostova
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    Nestan Nene Kwinikadse
  • Aug San Suu Kyi




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  • Laila Lalalami   2019
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  • Nella Larsen
  • Carole Lawrence - 2018
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  • Ann Leckie - 2019
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  • Hyeonseo Lee - 2019
  • Laurie Lee
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    Michelle "Mush" Lee
  • Min Jin Lee - 2019
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  • Donna Leon - prior to 2018
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    Betsy Lerner
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  • Laura Levine - 2018
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  • Tai-man Lin
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  • Nashormeh Lindo
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  • Clarice Lispector - 2019
  • Elizabeth Little
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  • Norah Lofts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace
    Mary S. Lovell
    - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Lovett - 2018
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  • Valeria Luiselli




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  • Cynthia Mac Leod
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    Betty MacDonald
    Okky Madasari
  • Karen Maitland - prior to 2018
  • Eve Makis - 2020
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    Janet Malcolm
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    Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
  • Sarah Manguso
  • Abby Mann
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  • Katia Mann - prior to 2018
  • Elisabeth Mann-Borghese
  • Olivia Manning - 2020
  • Katherine Mansfield - prior to 2018
  • Hilary Mantel - prior to 2018
  • J. Nozipo Maraire
  • Juliet Marillier
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  • Monika Maron
  • Ngaio Marsh - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Megan Marshall
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  • Francine Matthews - 2018
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  • Anne McCaffrey
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  • Carson McCullers
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  • Val McDermid - 2018 and prior, 2020
  • Alison McGhee
  • Jill McGown - 2018
  • Maureen F. McHugh
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  • Patricia McKillip - 2018
  • Paula McLain
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  • Rigoberta Menchú
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  • Cecile Menon
  • Anne Meredith (Lucy Beatrice Malleson, aka Anthony Gilbert) - prior to 2018
  • Fatima Mernissi
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  • Claire Messud
  • Anne Michaels
  • Barbara Michaels (Barbara Mertz, aka Elizabeth Peters)
  • Rosalind Miles
  • Margaret Millar
  • Madeline Miller - 2019
  • Marja Mills
  • Anchee Min
  • Denise Mina - prior to 2018
  • Rupali Mishra
  • Gladys Mitchell - prior to 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Margaret Mitchell - prior to 2018
  • Jessica Mitford
  • Nancy Mitford
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  • Sarah Mkhonza
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  • Anne-Marie-Louise D'Orleans Montpensier
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  • Wendy Moore - 2019
  • Elsa Morante
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  • Susan Morgan
  • Jan Morris
  • Toni Morrison - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Veronique Mortaigne
    Lisa Mosconi
  • Toni Mount - prior to 2018
    Patricia Moyes - 2020
  • Mpho 'M'atsepo Nthunya
  • Hermynia Zur Mühlen
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  • Herta Müller
  • Nayomi Munaweera
  • Alice Munro - prior to 2018
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  • Iris Murdoch
  • Tamar Myers




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    Azar Nafisi
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  • Shizuko Natsuki - 2019
  • Marguerite de Navarre
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Irène Némirovsky - 2018
  • Katherine Neville
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  • Anaïs Nin - prior to 2018
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  • Kathleen Norris
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  • Tiina Nunnally




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    M.R. O'Connor
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
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    Iris Origo
  • Susan Orlean - 2019
  • Margaret Oliphant
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  • Mary Orr
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  • Delia Owens - 2019
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  • Ruth Ozeki
  • Cynthia Ozick




  • Tina Packer
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  • Sandra Paretti - prior to 2018
  • He-ran Park
    Park Wan-Suh
  • Dorothy Parker - prior to 2018
  • I.J. Parker
  • Teresa de la Parra
  • S.J. Parris - prior to 2018
  • Rachel Pastan
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  • Jill Paton Walsh
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  • Olena Pchilka
    Nancy Pearl
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  • Sharon Kay Penman - prior to 2018
  • Stef Penney - 2019
  • Louise Penny - 2019
  • Andrea Penrose
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - prior to 2018
  • Régine Pernoud
  • Anne Perry - 2018 and prior
  • Lakshmi Persaud
  • Ellis Peters / Edith Pargeter - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz, aka Barbara Michaels) - 2019
  • Kathryn Petras
    Katja Petrowskaja
    Alice Piciocchi
  • Nancy Pickard
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Hazel Pierce
  • Tamora Pierce - 2020
  • Marge Piercy
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  • Jean Plaidy (Eleanor Hibbert, aka Victoria Holt & Philippa Carr) - prior to 2018
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  • Margaret Pointer
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  • Elena Poniatowska
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  • Linda Porter
  • Beatrix Potter - prior to 2018
  • Susan Power
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  • Helen Prejean - prior to 2018
  • Annie Proulx - prior to 2018
  • Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • Barbara Pym - 2019
  • Hilary Pym




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  • D.M. Quincy
  • Anna Quindlen - 2018 and prior
  • Qiu Miaojin




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  • Michèle Rakotoson
    Ilma Rakusa
    Ann Rand
    Esther Randriamamonjy
    Claudia Rankine
  • Carol Daugherty Rasnic - prior to 2018
  • Gwen Raverat
  • Catherine Rayner
  • Pauline Réage
  • Dolores Redondo - 2019
    Ruth Reichl
  • Kathy Reichs - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Susanne Reiter
  • Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine) - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Laura Restrepo
  • Barbara Reynolds
  • Lucy Ribchester
  • Dorothy Richardson
  • Henry Handel Richardson (Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson)
  • Brenda Rickman Vantrease
  • Stella Rimington - 2018 and prior
  • Ann Rinaldi
  • Jenesha de Rivera
  • Margaret Rivers Larminie
  • Candace Robb - 2019
  • J.D. Robb
  • Alice Roberts
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart - 2018, 2019
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Roxana Robinson
  • Judith Rock
  • Katrin Rohde
  • Elizabeth Romer
  • Sally Rooney
  • Henriette Roosenburg
  • Nelly Rosario
  • Liza Ross
  • Colette Rossant
  • Christina Rossetti - prior to 2018
  • Roswitha von Gandersheim - prior to 2018
  • Angeline Rothermundt
  • Laura Joh Rowland
  • J.K. Rowling - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Arundhati Roy - prior to 2018
  • Gabrielle Roy
  • Priscilla Royal - 2019
  • Hallie Rubenhold
  • Joanna Russ
  • Harriet Rutland
  • Sofie Ryan




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  • Jehan Sadat
  • Françoise Sagan
  • Kurban Said
  • Angela Saini
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  • Zainab Salbi
  • Rebecca Salonen
    Preeta Samarasan
  • George Sand - prior to 2018
  • Cora Sandel
  • Deborah Santana
  • Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  • Sappho - prior to 2018
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • Beth Saulnier
  • Dorothy L. Sayers - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Ruth Scarborough
  • Andrea Schacht
  • Katherine West Scheil
  • Stacy Schiff
    June Schlueter - 2018
  • Diane Schoemperlen
  • Julie Schumacher
  • Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Lisa Scottoline - prior to 2018
  • Deborah Scroggins
  • Alice Sebold - prior to 2018
  • Lisa See
  • Anna Seghers - prior to 2018
  • Sei Shōnagon
  • Annemarie Selinko - prior to 2018
  • Nilanjana Sengupta
  • Barbara Seranella
  • Julia Serano
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  • Diane Setterfield - 2018
  • Anna Sewell - prior to 2018
  • Elif Shafak - 2019
  • Rashmila Shakya
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  • Phyllis Shand Allfrey
  • Beth Shapiro
  • Mary Shelley - prior to 2018
  • Carol Shields
  • Kyung-sook Shin
  • Anna Maria Sigmund
    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
    - 2020
  • Katharine Sim
  • Luafata Simanu-Klutz
  • Helen Simonson
  • Helen Simpson - 2020
  • Mary Sinclair
  • Sally Singhateh
  • Maj Sjöwall (& Per Wahlöö)
  • Margaret Skea
  • Rebecca Skloot
  • Karin Slaughter
  • Jane Smiley
  • Ali Smith - prior to 2018
  • Betty Smith
    Dodie Smith
  • Julie Smith
  • Shelley Smith
  • Zadie Smith
  • Akanisi Sobusobu
    Zaharia Soilihi
  • Rebecca Solnit
  • Susan Sontag - prior to 2018
  • Sonia Sotomayor - 2020
  • Diana Souhami
  • Muriel Spark - prior to 2018
  • Annie Spence
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Deb Spera
  • Johanna Spyri - prior to 2018
  • Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël (Madame de Staël)
  • Freya Stark
    Muriel St. Clare Byrne
    - 2020
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Regis Tove Stella
  • Carola Stern - prior to 2018
  • Amy Stewart
  • Mary Stewart - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Stockwell
    Stratford - 2020
    Sarah Stone
  • Jean Strouse
  • Susan Stryker
  • Andrea Stuart
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay - prior to 2018
  • Kate Summerscale - prior to 2018
  • Rachel Swaby
  • Beverly Swerling
  • S.D. Sykes
  • Magda Szabó
    Wisława Szymborska




  • Lalita Tademy
  • Véronique Tadjo
    Jillian Tamaki
    Mariko Tamaki
  • Amy Tan - 2018 and prior
  • Natasha Tarpley
  • Donna Tartt
  • Irma Tawelidse
  • Mary Taylor Simeti
  • Vianney K Teabo
  • Teffi - 2019
  • Janne Teller
  • Edith Templeton
  • F. Tennyson Jesse
  • Sheri S. Tepper - prior to 2018
  • Mother Teresa
  • Josephine Tey - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Manjushree Thapa
    Angela Thirkell
    - 2019
  • Angie Thomas
  • Flora Thompson
    Kay Thompson
  • Holly Throsby - 2020
  • Jane Thynne - 2018
  • Grace Tiffany
  • Gillian Tindall
  • James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
  • Dianne Tittle De Laet
  • Masako Togawa
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  • Pamela D. Toler
  • Claire Tomalin
  • Jean Toomer
  • Lillian de la Torre
  • Stella Tower
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Rose Tremain - prior to 2018
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Gail Tsukiyama
  • Barbara Tuchman
  • Abigail Tucker
  • C.J. Tudor
  • Patricia Justine Tumang
  • Katy Tur
  • Janette Turner Hospital
  • Helene Tursten - 2018, 2020
  • Hilda Twongyeirwe
  • Joyce Tyldesley - prior to 2018
  • Anne Tyler
  • Kathleen Tynan




  • Jenny Uglow
  • Ludmila Ulitskaya - 2018
  • Ellen Ullman
  • Sigrid Undset
  • Chika Unigwe
  • Else Ury - prior to 2018
  • Ayu Utami
  • Sandra Uwiringiyimana - 2019




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  • Jane Vejjajiva
    Maniue Vilsoni
  • Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell) - 2018 and prior
  • Serena Vitale
  • Anoeschka Von Meck
  • Susan Vreeland




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  • Harriet Walter - prior to 2018
  • Minette Walters
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  • Wang Chen-ho
    Ayeta Anne Wangusa
  • Sarah Waters
  • Winifred Watson
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  • Betty Webb
  • Cicely Veronica Wedgwood
    Simone Weil
  • Alison Weir - prior to 2018
    Martha Wells - 2020
  • Eudora Welty - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Wentworth - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Debbie Lee Wesselmann - prior to 2018
  • Rebecca West
  • Kate Westbrook - 2018
  • Megan Whalen Turner
  • Edith Wharton - 2018 and prior
  • Jennie N. Wheatley
    Phillis Wheatley
    - 2020
  • Sara Wheeler
  • Ethel Lina White - 2018
  • Samantha Wilcoxson - prior to 2018
  • Ellen Wilkinson - 2019
  • Margery Williams - prior to 2018
  • Wendy Williams
  • Valerie Plame Wilson - 2018
  • Jeanette Winterson - prior to 2018
  • Margaret Wise Brown - prior to 2018
  • Susan Wittig Albert
  • Christa Wolf - prior to 2018
  • Mary Wollstonecraft - prior to 2018
  • Faith Wolseley
  • Barbara Wood
  • Frances Wood
  • Paula L. Woods
  • Virginia Woolf - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Jennifer Worth - prior to 2018
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Jennifer Wright - 2018
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Andrea Wulf
  • Honor Wyatt




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    Adela Zamudio
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