My Bookshelf


Reading Books of 2020

  • What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
  • The Siren by Kiera Cass
  • Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • You Only Love Me When I’m Suffering by John Lupin
  • The Little Book of Haiku ed. by Sam Hamill
  • Haiku Harvest ed. by Peter and Harry Behn
  • Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
  • My Life in the Shadow World by Todd Slavkin

Currently Reading: 

  • The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

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Reading Books of 2019

  • They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
  • The Here & Now by Ann Brashares
  • My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  • Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray
  • Swimmer In The Secret Sea by William Kotzwinkle
  • The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
  • The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (Shaw Confessions #2) by Michelle Hodkin
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Landscape With Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves by Barry Gifford
  • A Much Younger Man by Dianne Highbridge
  • Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
  • Mon Amie Américaine by Michele Halberstadt
  • I Am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto
  • The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
  • The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The American Agent (Maisie Dobbs #15) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
  • Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg
  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
  • I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver
  • The Only Story by Julian Barnes
  • The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Renee Nault
  • Defy the Worlds (Constellations #2) by Claudia Gray
  • Defy the Fates (Constellations #3) by Claudia Gray
  • The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman
  • Just One Night by Gayle Forman
  • The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  • After by Anna Todd
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav
  • A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel by Cassandra Clare & Cassandra Jean
  • Izzy and Tristan by Shannon Dunlap
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Haiku: Classic Japanese Short Poems ed. by Hart Larrabee
  • Classic Haiku: A Master’s Selection ed. by Yuzuru Miura

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Reading Books of 2018

  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav
  • The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White
  • The Course of True Love (And First Dates) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
  • Identity by Milan Kundera
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
  • Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs #14) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver
  • The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Spy by Paolo Coelho
  • Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
  • Maurice by E.M. Forster
  • Still Me by Jojo Moyes
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Always & Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  • It Takes Two To Tumble by Cat Sebastian
  • Ship It by Britta Lundin
  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson w/ Martin Dugard
  • Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling
  • The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean
  • Queen of Air & Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Reading Books of 2017

  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson
  • Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, and Maureen Johnson
  • Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
  • The Four Seasons: Japanese Haiku Series II (Peter Pauper Press)
  • Zen Telegrams by Paul Reps
  • As Old As Time (A Twisted Tale #3) by Liz Braswell
  • At This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs #13) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
  • Snow on the Water ed. by Jim Kacian
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho by Matsuo Basho
  • An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean
  • Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader ed. by Cassandra Clare
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
  • Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray
  • Sorceress (Spellcaster #3) by Claudia Gray
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan
  • Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3) by Kevin Kwan
  • Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles #4.5) by Marissa Meyer
  • Haven (Winterhaven #1) by Kristi Cook
  • Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
  • Slowness by Milan Kundera
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Brain by Dr. David Eagleman
  • The Elite (Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
  • The One (Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
  • The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
  • The Crown (Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
  • Teardrop by Lauren Kate
  • We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray
  • At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  • Troublemaker by Leah Remini
  • The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
  • The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  • Simon and The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Reading Books of 2016

  • Aimless Love by Billy Collins
  • Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
  • Daredevil: The Man Without Fear by Frank Miller
  • A Splash of Water by Catherine J.S. Lee (Editor)
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • Daredevil: Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, (Vol. 1) by Frank Miller
  • The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
  • An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
  • Conversion by Katherine Howe
  • Book of Haikus by Jack Kerouac
  • Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth by Maguib Mahfouz
  • Daredevil: Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, (Vol. 2) by Frank Miller
  • Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs #12) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Broken Crowns (Internment Chronicles #3) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Daredevil: Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, (Vol. 3) by Frank Miller
  • Silent Flowers Ed. by Dorothy Price
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Chardonneau
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
  • Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  • Classic Haiku Ed. by Tom Lowenstein
  • Knitting for Good by Betsy Greer
  • Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education  by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • After You by Jojo Moyes
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
  • Food Rules by Michael Pollan
  • Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  • Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
  • The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  • Facing Nature by John Updike

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Reading Books of 2015

  • Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon by Richard Wright, Ed. by Yoshinobu Hakutani and Robert L. Tener
  • The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane by Alex Irvine
  • Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Emily Dickinson
  • Timekeeper (sequel to Timeless) by Alexandra Monir
  • The Essential Haiku Ed. by Robert Hass
  • Seeds From A Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and The Spiritual Journey by Clark Strand
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku Ed. by Bruce Ross
  • A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs #11) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • The Unswept Path: Contemporary American Haiku Ed. by John Brandi
  • Haiku (Everyman’s Library Pocket Books) Ed. by Peter Washington
  • Burning Kingdoms (Internment Chronicles #2) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins
  • Take-out Window Ed. by Gary Hotham
  • 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History (2012-2013 Edition) by Stephen Armstrong
  • How To Be A Heroine by Samantha Ellis
  • One More Thing by B.J. Novak
  • Grey by E.L. James
  • Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr.
  • Fates by Lanie Bross
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  • Chaos (Fates #2) by Lanie Bross
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
  • Haiku 21 Ed. by Lee Gurga and Scott Metz
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • The Palace of Tears by Alev Lytle Crouteir
  • Haiku (British Museum) Ed. David Cobb
  • Haiku Mind by Patricia Donegan
  • Life and Death (Twilight 10th Anniversary Dual Edition) by Stephenie Meyer
  • The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
  • Breath Marks by Gary Hotham
  • Unforgiven (Fallen Series) by Lauren Kate

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Reading Books of 2014

  • Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles #3) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Rapture (Book #4, Fallen Series) by Lauren Kate
  • The Passport by Herta Müller
  • Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices Series) by Cassandra Clare
  • Finale (Hush, Hush Saga) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • What I Was by Meg Rosoff
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • My French Whore by Gene Wilder
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
  • The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie
  • Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie
  • City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Maze Runner James Dashner
  • The Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • My Not So Still Life by Liz Gallagher
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner
  • Look Up! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness by Jennifer A. Payne
  • The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
  • How To Be A Victorian by Ruth Goodman
  • Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
  • The Classic Tradition of Haiku Ed. by Faubion Bowers
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Basho
  • The Haiku Anthology  ed. by Cor van den Heuvel
  • Haiku in English ed. Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns
  • Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon

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Reading Books of 2013

  • Original Bliss by A.L. Kennedy
  • Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
  • A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
  • The Odd Sea by Frederick Reiken
  • Lupa by Marie Marshall
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Conversations With David Foster Wallace Ed. by Stephen J. Burn
  • Sever (Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 3) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • The London Scene – Six Essays on London Life by Virginia Woolf
  • How I got Published Edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Royals by Leslie Carroll
  • Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Entwined With You by Sylvia Day
  • Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs #3) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs #5) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Ai Weiwei Speaks with Hans Ulrich Obrist (Compiled Interviews)
  • Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs #7) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs #8) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
  • Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs #9) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Jane Austen’s England by Roy and Lesley Adkins
  • Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs #10) by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Reading Books of 2012

All snapshot reviews for these books have been moved and can be viewed by visiting my Goodreads profile, C.B. Wentworth

  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  • Shattered (Book 1 Dream Realms Trilogy) by Sophia Sharp
  • Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Fallen In Love by Lauren Kate
  • Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
  • History (A Brief Insight) by John H. Arnold
  • The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff
  • Fever (Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2) by Lauren DeStefano
  • Balthazar (Evernight Series) by Claudia Gray
  • The Forest for the Trees by Betsy Lerner
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
  • Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
  • Snow White & The Huntsman by Lily Blake, Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and Hossein Amini
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • How to Be a Woman by Caitlan Moran
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max (A full review can be read here.)
  •  Darkness Visible by William Styron
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  • Disquiet by Julia Leigh
  • Van Gogh’s Bad Cafe by Frederic Tuten
  • Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  • Reflected in You by Sylvia Day
  • Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos by Simon Tofield
  • Mr. Happy by Roger Hargreaves
  • Mr. Messy by Roger Hargreaves
  • Mr. Bump by Roger Hargreaves

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Reading Books of 2011

  • Never Let Me Go by Kasuo Ishiguro
  • Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • The Woman Who Wouldn’t by Gene Wilder
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Timeless by Alexandra Monir
  • Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
  • Red Riding Hood adapted by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence
  • The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
  • Afterlife by Claudia Gray
  • A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
  • The Rising by Temple Mathews
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  • The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  • Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson
  • Nocturne by Syrie James
  • Esther’s Inheritance by Sandor Marai
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Passion (Fallen Series) by Lauren Kate
  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee
  • Of Love and Hunger by Julian MacLaren-Ross
  •  The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
  • Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Wither by Lauren Destefano

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Reading Books of 2010

  • Everything Matters by Ron Currie, Jr.
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • A Life by Guy de Maupassant
  • The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson
  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  • The Soul Thief by Charles Baxter
  • Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Coma by Alex Garland
  • Embers by Sandor Marai
  • Hourglass by Claudia Gray
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • Shadowland by Alyson Noel
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Wings by Aprilynne Pike
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Obituary Writer by Porter Shreve
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe & Other Stories by Carson McCullers
  • Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner – Stephanie Meyer
  • Light Boxes by Shane Jones
  • Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
  • Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself  by David Lipsky
  • Casanova in Bolzano by Sandor Marai
  • The Element by Ken Robinson
  • Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Pierre Et Jean by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Ultimate Intimacy by Ivan Klima
  • Torment by Lauren Kate
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

15 thoughts on “My Bookshelf

  1. you’re a fab bookworm! 🙂 thanks for giving me a hint of how voracious you are when it comes to reading! you’ve given me idea to enlist the books I’m munchin’ too! This time I’m joggling with Ayun Halliday’s NO TOCH MONKEY and Meredith Hall’s WITHOUT A MAP…

    wish I could read one of your books :0 …wait, Mansfield Park! one of my favorites! I’m an avid Jane Austen Fan! hehe

    ~LAF 2011


  2. I have a small novel posted on my site
    if you are interested, not that it holds a
    candle to any of yours.

    RUST is a horror/suspense/fantasy. Take a wrong turn into an abandoned way station where secrets lie sleeping behind closed doors. Join the hapless supply pilot, Amelia Jones, as she struggles to wrest her past from the ghosts of Sky Land, a decaying theme park with a decommissioned air-base at its heart.


  3. I’m in awe of your list of books. The last time I read enough to constitute a list, was in like 2006. I’m way behind. Your summaries are great, by the way. Thanks for sharing.


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