I’m an avid reader, and since I work(ed) in a bookstore, you could also say I’m an avid market researcher. Here are the books I’ve read—and in some cases, reviewed—since finishing up my English Lit degree in 2015:


The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

The Magicians, Lev Grossman

Canoe Country, Roy MacGregor

Tribe, Sebastian Junger

Brown, Kamal Al-Solaylee

But What If We’re Wrong?, Chuck Klosterman

The Illegal, Lawrence Hill

One More Thing, B.J. Novak

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, Guy Vanderhaeghe

Boys Among Men, Jonathan Abrams

Tenth of December, George Saunders

Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling

Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

Us Conductors, Sean Michaels

A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, Heather O’Neill

Frog Music, Emma Donoghue

The Double Hook, Sheila Watson

The Circle, Dave Eggers


The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Sick in the Head, Judd Apatow

Fifteen Dogs, André Alexis

I Wear the Black Hat, Chuck Klosterman

The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen

The Rap Yearbook, Shea Serrano

After Dark, Haruki Murakami

Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari

Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan

The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman

1Q84, Haruki Murakami

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger