A reverse-chronological list of books read (or re-read) since I began keeping track, mostly fiction. My all-time favorites are listed at top, with other top picks highlighted below.

Last Update: Nov 6, 2019
  • Favorites

  • The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind - Hayao Miyazaki
  • Bone - Jeff Smith
  • Showa: A History of Japan - Shigeru Mizuki
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
  • Wind, Sand, and Stars - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
  • Starting Point, Turning Point - Hayao Miyazaki
  • Currently Reading

  • Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography - Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 2019

  • Dubliners - James Joyce
  • The Marquis of Lossie - George MacDonald
  • Malcolm - George MacDonald
  • Lord of Emperors - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • The Club of Queer Trades - G.K. Chesterton
  • A Circle of Quiet - Madeleine L'Engle
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Once and Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa - Kenji Miyazawa
  • Sailing to Sarantium - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Robots and Empire - Isaac Asimov
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Crock of Gold - James Stephens
  • Man and Wife - Wilkie Collins
  • March (Trilogy) - John Lewis
  • Foundation and Earth - Isaac Asimov
  • Forward the Foundation - Isaac Asimov
  • The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Murder on the Links - Agatha Christie
  • Mixing Work with Pleasure - Toshio Suzuki
  • The Confessions of Arsène Lupin - Maurice Leblanc
  • The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Fall of Gondolin - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • City of Illusions - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov
  • Birchfield Close - Jon McNaught
  • Foundation's Edge - Isaac Asimov
  • Planet of Exile - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Rocannon's World - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 2018

  • Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes - Maurice Leblanc
  • Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio - Don Hahn
  • Moomin: Vol. 1 - Tove Jansson
  • Come Again - Nate Powell
  • The Cricket on the Hearth - Charles Dickens
  • No Name - Wilkie Collins
  • True Grit - Charles Portis
  • Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Killing Commendatore - Haruki Murakami
  • Armadale - Wilkie Collins
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Crystal Stopper - Maurice Leblanc
  • The Wonderful Visit - H.G. Wells
  • 813 - Maurice Leblanc
  • Bone - Jeff Smith
  • The Robots of Dawn - Isaac Asimov
  • River of Stars - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov
  • The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
  • The Last Light of the Sun - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Children of Earth and Sky - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The History of Mr. Polly - H.G. Wells
  • The Hollow Needle - Maurice Leblanc
  • Drawn to Life: Vol. 1 - Walt Stanchfield
  • Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Maurice Leblanc
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Kim - Rudyard Kipling
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Phantastes - George MacDonald
  • Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Garden of Forking Paths - Jorge Luis Borges
  • Metropolis - Thea von Harbou
  • The Darkest Road - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Wandering Fire - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Summer Tree - Guy Gavriel Kay
  • 2017

  • Peter and Wendy - J.M. Barrie
  • Love Among the Chickens - P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Wisdom of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  • Something Fresh - P.G. Wodehouse
  • Many Waters - Madeleine L'Engle
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Madeleine L'Engle
  • A Wind in the Door - Madeleine L'Engle
  • A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  • The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
  • The Wood Beyond the World - William Morris
  • Ross Poldark - Winston Graham
  • The Shepherd of the Hills - Harold Bell Wright
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Hayao Miyazaki
  • The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie
  • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket - Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  • A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
  • The Warlord of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Right Ho, Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare - G.K. Chesterton
  • Dororo, Vol. 1 - Osamu Tezuka
  • Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth - Chris Ware
  • The Complete Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  • The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts - Nintendo
  • Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
  • Hundred in the Hand - Joseph M. Marshall III
  • The Elephant Vanishes - Haruki Murakami
  • Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
  • Eighty Two Nineteen - Luke Whittaker
  • Dockwood - Jon McNaught
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
  • Look Back on Happiness - Knut Hamsun
  • Shallow Soil - Knut Hamsun
  • Pan - Knut Hamsun
  • Dreamers - Knut Hamsun
  • Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
  • Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
  • NonNonBa - Shigeru Mizuki
  • Wind, Sand and Stars - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
  • 2016

  • Stone Animals - Kelly Link
  • Thank You, Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
  • Mushishi, Vol. 1 - Yuki Urushibara
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  • His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender
  • The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein