Books to Read

This is my enormous, ever-growing list of books to read.  Over at Goodreads, I have them divided further into categories, broken down into fiction and non-fiction, and then down into categories.  This page just displays the most recent 200 I've added as "want to read" and as of Fall 2013 there are almost 400 on the list and I'm always adding more!  At the bottom I have a special list I've kept of books that have been recommended by specific people or that I wanted to remember where I hear about them.

Have a recommendation?  Email me, send me a DM on Twitter or write on my wall over at Facebook.  I am always looking for the best new things to read!

Rachael's Books to Read

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
Expecting Better: How to Fight the Pregnancy Establishment with Facts
Taste What You're Missing: The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good
Necessary Lies
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
Super Pop!: Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays
The Raven Boys
Clockwork Angel
The Magician's Land
Lady in the Mist
The One
The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line
Dead Ever After
Cut, Stapled, and Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean
One Soul
This is Not a Test

Rachael Heiner's favorite books »
Fiction - Recommended
  1. The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson (Aunt Becky)
  2. The Liars Club - Mary Karr (EW)
  3. Cherry - Mary Karr (EW)
  4. The Benefits of Passion - Catherine Fox (Eliza)
  5. Dangerous Angels - Block (Chauni)
  6. Venus Envy - Rita Mae Brown (Emmy)
  7. Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown (Emmy)
  8. Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Burns (Emmy)
  9. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barberry (EW)
  10. Blame - Michelle Huneven (EW)
  11. The Magicians - Lev Grossman (EW)
  12. An Expensive Education - Nick McDonell (EW)
  13. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith (Book Club)
  14. The Crimson Petal & the White - Michel Faber (Book Club)
  15. How to Be Good - Nick Hornby (Book Club)
  16. Sons & Lovers - DH Lawrence (Book Club)
  17. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd (Book Club)
  18. Lucy - Lawrence Gonzales (EW)
  19. The Cookbook Collector - Allegra Goodman (EW)
  20. The Tower, The Zoo & The Tortoise (EW)
  21. My Hollywood - Mona Simpson (EW)
  22. Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart (EW)
  23. These Children Who Come At You With Knives - Jim Knipfel (EW)
  24. Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay (Audrey) 
  25. Room - Emma Donoghue (EW, various blogs)
  26. The Gendarme - Mark T. Mustian (Chew & Digest Books)
Non-Fiction - Recommended
  1. In the Beginning Was the Command Line - Neal Stephenson (Kevin)
  2. Rats - Robert Sullivan (Mom)
  3. Parallel Play - Tim Page (EW)
  4. Cooking Dirty - Jason Sheehan (EW)
  5. The Junior Officers Reading Club - Patrick Hennessey (EW)
The Tin Forest - Helen Ward
Wenny Has Wings