The Crafty Veteran Reading List

What I’m Reading Now:
Jill Lepore – The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD – Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives
Tatiana de Rosnay – Sarah’s Key
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD – Goddesses in Everywoman
Henry James – The Turn of the Screw
Peter Abramson – A Perfect Crime
Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind
Doris Lessing – The Golden Notebook
Jessica Snyder Sachs – Corpse Nature, Forensics and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death

What I’ve Just Finished:
Caitlin Moran – How to be a Woman
Stephen King – Mr. Mercedes
Jodi Picoult – The Pact
GALLEY: Samantha Ellis – How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much (Vintage Original)
GALLEY: JD Horn – Witching SavannahBook 3: The Void
Joseph Sheridan LeFanu – Carmilla

Personal Reading Stack:
Ken Follett – Fall of Giants
Anne of Green Gables Collection
Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace
Marion Zimmer Bradley – The Mists of Avalon
Roxane Gay – An Untamed State
Colm Toibin – Nora Webster: A Novel
Helen Thorpe – Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Kirsten Holmstedt – Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq
Tanya Biank, Mark Thompson – Undaunted: The Real Story of America’s Servicewomen in Today’s Military
Andrew Bacevich – Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and their Country (American Empire Project)
Alice Walker – The Color Purple Collection
Reza Aslan – Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Dwayne Alexander Smith – Forty Acres: A Thriller
Gilbert King – Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America
Ralph Ellison – Invisible Man
Richard Matheson – Hell House
Deborah E. Harkness – The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution
Ami McKay – The Birth House (P.S.)

Stephen King’s Recommended Reading: (books with asterisks denote already read, but want to re-read)
Peter Abrahams, A Perfect Crime
Peter Abrahams, Lights Out
Peter Abrahams, Pressure Drop
Peter Abrahams,Revolution #9
James Agee, A Death in the Family
Kirsten Bakis, Lives of the Monster Dogs
Pat Barker, Regeneration
Pat Barker, The Eye in the Door
Pat Barker, The Ghost Road
Richard Bausch, In the Night Season
Peter Blauner, The Intruder
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky
T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods
Christopher Buckley, Thank You for Smoking
Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From
Michael Chabon, Werewolves in Their Youth
Windsor Chorlton, Latitude Zero
Michael Connelly, The Poet
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Free eBook – Gutenberg / Kindle)
K.C. Constantine, Family Values
Don DeLillo, Underworld
Nelson DeMille, Cathedral
Nelson DeMille, The Gold Coast
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (Free eBook – Gutenberg / Kindle)
Stephen Dobyns, Common Carnage
Stephen Dobyns, The Church of Dead Girls
Roddy Doyle, The Woman Who Walked into Doors
Stanely Elkin, The Dick Gibson Show
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Alex Garland, The Beach
Elizabeth George, Deception on His Mind
Tess Gerritsen, Gravity
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Muriel Gray, Furnace
Graham Greene, A Gun for Sale (aka This Gun for Hire)
Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana
David Halberstam, The Fifties
Pete Hamill, Why Sinatra Matters
Thomas Harris, Hannibal
Kent Haruf, Plainsong
Peter Hoeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow
Stephen Hunter, Dirty White Boys
David Ignatius, A Firing Offense
John Irving, A Widow for One Year
Graham Joyce, The Tooth Fairy
Alan Judd, The Devil’s Own Work
Roger Kahn, Good Enough to Dream
Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club
Jack Ketchum, Right to Life
Tabitha King, Survivor
Tabitha King, The Sky in the Water
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bernard Lefkowitz, Our Guys
Bentley Little, The Ignored
Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence (Free eBook – Gutenberg)
Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain
Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing
Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes
Alice McDermott, Charming Billy
Jack McDevitt, Ancient Shores
Ian McEwan, Enduring Love
Ian McEwan, The Cement Garden
Larry McMurtry, Dead Man’s Walk
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Zeke and Ned
Walter M. Miller, A Canticle for Leibowitz
Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
Tim O’Brien, In the Lake of the Woods
Stewart O’Nan, The Speed Queen
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
Richard North Patterson, No Safe Place
Richard Price, Freedomland
Annie Proulx, Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News
Anna Quindlen, One True Thing
Ruth Rendell, A Sight for Sore Eyes
Frank M. Robinson, Waiting
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Richard Russo, Mohawk
John Burnham Schwartz, Reservation Road
Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy
Irwin Shaw, The Young Lions
Richard Slotkin, The Crater
Dinitia Smith, The Illusionist
Scott Spencer, Men in Black
Wallace Stegner, Joe Hill
Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Anne Tyler, A Patchwork Planet
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
Donald Westlake, The Ax
Peter Abrahams, End of Story
Peter Abrahams, The Tutor
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
Mischa Berlinski, Fieldwork
Benjamin Black [pseudo.], Christine Falls
Peter Blauner, The Last Good Day
Roberto Bolaño, 2666
David Carr, The Night of the Gun
John Casey, Spartina
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Lee Child, The Jack Reacher novels, starting with Killing Floor
Michael Connelly, The Narrows
Mark Costello, Big If
Michael Cunningham, The Hours
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Richard Dooling, White Man’s Grave
David Downing, Zoo Station
Andre Dubus, The Garden of Last Days
Leif Enger, Peace Like a River
Frederick Exley, A Fan’s Notes
Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End
Jonathan Franzen, Strong Motion
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
Neil Gaiman, American Gods
Meg Gardiner, Crosscut
Meg Gardiner, The Dirty Secrets Club
William Gay, The Long Home
Robert Goddard, Painting the Darkness
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts
Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War
Charlie Huston, The Hank Thompson Trilogy
Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke
Garrison Keillor (ed), Good Poems
Sue Monk Kid, The Secret Life of Bees
Chuck Klosterman, Fargo Rock City
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
John le Carré, Absolute Friends
Dennis Lehane, The Given Day
Elmore Leonard, Up in Honey’s Room
Jonathan Letham, The Fortress of Solitude
Laura Lippman, What the Dead Know
Bentley Little, Dispatch
Bernard Malamud, The Fixer
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
Ian McEwan, Atonement
James Meek, The People’s Act of Love
Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry
Patrick O’Brian, The Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Stewart O’Nan, The Good Wife
Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
George Pelecanos, Hard Revolution
George Pelecanos, The Turnaround
Tom Perrotta, The Abstinence Teacher
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
DBC Pierre, Vernon Little God
Annie Proulx, Fine Just the Way It Is
Michael Robotham, Shatter
Philip Roth, American Pastoral
Philip Roth, The Plot Against America
Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
Richard Russo, Bridge of Sighs
Richard Russo, Empire Falls
Dan Simmons, Drood
Dan Simmons, The Terror
Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
Tom Rob Smith, Child 44
Scott Snyder, Voodoo Heart
Neil Stephenson, Quicksilver
Donna Tartt, The Little Friend
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Joseph Wambaugh, Hollywood Station
Robert Warren Penn, All the King’s Men
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger
Mark Winegardner, Crooked River Burning
Mark Winegardner, The Godfather Review
David Wroblewski, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Marauders by Tom Cooper
Dominion by C.J. Sansom
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
Local Souls by Allan Gurganus
The Secret Place by Tana French
The Accident by Chris Pavone
Missing You by Harlan Coben
Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer
Niceville and The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud
Gone series by Michael Grant
Joyland by Emily Schultz
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett