Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

Index by Author

A - A

Mark Adams Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Chimamandah Ngozi Adichie Americanah

Mohammed Al Samawi The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

Michelle Alexander The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Monica Ali Brick Lane

Galadrielle Allman Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman

Aziz Ansari Modern Romance

David Arnold Mosquitoland

Jami Attenberg All Grown Up

Margaret Atwood The Heart Goes Last

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

B - B

Julia Baird Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of The Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Kim Barker The Taliban Shuffle

Kim Barker The Taliban Shuffle

Susan Barker The Incarnations

Julian Barnes Flaubert's Parrot

Ishmael Beah Radiance of Tomorrow

Melanie Benjamin The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Henry Beston The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

Benjamin Black Quirke novels

Judy Blume In the Unlikely Event

Sean Brock Heritage

David Brooks The Road to Character

Brene Brown Rising Strong

Brene Brown Braving the Wilderness

Daniel James Brown The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Eli Brown Cinnamon and Gunpowder

Jessie Burton The Miniaturist

C - C

Claire Cameron The Bear

Elizabeth Carden The Pearl of Blenheim

George Cassidy Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles

Michael Chabon Moonglow

Emma Chapman How to be a Good Wife

Marshall Chapman Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller

Chris Cleave Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Jennifer Clement Prayers for the Stolen

Jennifer Clement Prayers for the Stolen

Emma Cline The Girls

Heather Cocks The Royal We

Teju Cole Every Day is for The Thief

Derrick Coleman, Jr. No Excuses: Growing Up Deaf and Achieving My Super Bowl Dreams

Billy Collins Aimless Love

Billy Collins The Rain in Portugal: Poems

Douglas Coupland Worst.Person.Ever

Richard Courtney Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles

Amy Cuddy Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Emily Culliton The Misfortune of Marion Palm

Rachel Cusk Transit

D - D

Sonali Deranyigala Wave

Vanessa Diffenbaugh We Never Asked for Wings

Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Language of Flowers

Anthony Doerr All The Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See

Emma Donoghue Frog Music

Alain deBotton The Art of Travel

Alain deBotton The News: A User's Manual

E - E

David Eagleman Sum

David Eagleman Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

David Eagleman Sum

Tony Earley Jim the Boy

Tony Earley Mr. Tall

William Easterly The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

Helen Ellis American Housewife: Stories

James Ellroy My Dark Places

Leif Enger Virgil Wander

Jill Alexander Essbaum Hausfrau

Jonathan Evison This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Jonathan Evison This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

F - F

Michel Faber The Book of Strange New Things

John A. Farrell Richard Nixon: The Life

Joshua Max Feldman The Book of Jonah

Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend

Joshua Ferris To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Michael Finkel The Stranger in the Woods

William Finnegan Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Carrie Fisher The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher The Princess Diarist

Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Laurie Frankel This is How It Always Is

Don Freeman Corduroy

Alan Furst Midnight in Europe

G - G

Diana Gabaldon Outlander

Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology

Robert Galbraith Career of Evil

Jane Gardam The Stories of Jane Gardam

Atul Gawande Being Mortal

Alice Genova Still Alice

Ted Genoways This Blessed Earth

Susan Jane Gilman Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

Michael Goheen A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story

Vivian Gornick The Odd Woman and the City

Adam Grant Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

John Green The Fault in our Stars

Kristen Green Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

Amy Greene Long Man

Amy Greene Long Man

Amy Greene Long Man

Lauren Groff Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff Fates and Furies

Lev Grossman The Magicians Trilogy

H - H

Tessa Hadley The Past

Jeannette Haien The All of It

Yossi Klein Halevi Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Tarquin Hall Vish Puri Mystery series

Garth Risk Hallberg City on Fire

Mohsin Hamid Exit West

Jane Hamilton The Excellent Lombards

Kristin Hannah The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah The Nightingale

James Hannaham Delicious Foods

Moss Hart Act One: An Autobiography

Kent Haruf Our Souls at Night

Terry Hayes I am Pilgrim

Mark Helprin In Sunlight and In Shadow

James Heskett The Service Profit Chain

DuBose Heyward The Country Bunny and The Little Gold Shoes

Patricia Highsmith The Talented Mr. Ripley

Pamela Smith Hill Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Autobiography

Pamela Smith Hill Pioneer Girl: An Annotated Autobiography

L.S. Hilton Maestra

Alice Hoffman The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Nancy Horan Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Sun-mi Hwang The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Chrissie Hynde Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

I - I

Kazuo Ishiguro The Buried Giant

J - J

Tove Jansson The Summer Book

Andrew Jarecki The Jinx

Julia Claiborne Johnson Be Frank With Me

Wendy Jones The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

K - K

Garrison Keillor Good Poems

Piper Kerman Orange is the New Black

Piper Kerman Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Harrison Scott Key The World's Largest Man

Harrison Scott Key The World's Largest Man

Sue Monk Kidd The Invention of Wings

Lily King Euphoria

Lily King Euphoria

Barbara Kingsolver Poisonwood Bible

Stephen Kinzer The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Phil Klay Redeployment

Herman Koch The Dinner

Herman Koch Summer House with Swimming Pool

Yohannan Kohle Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism

Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Hoda Kotb Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way

Rachel Kushner The Flamethrowers

L - L

Catherine Lacey Nobody is Ever Missing

Lucette Lagnano The Man in the Sharkskin Suit

Dalai Lama The Book of Joy

Anne Lamott Stitches

Michelle Latiolais She

Ariel Lawhon The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress

Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy

Holly LeCraw The Half Brother

Linda Leaming A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up

Edward Lear The Jumblies

Chang-Rae Lee On Such a Full Sea

Chang-Rae Lee On Such a Full Sea

Harper Lee Go Set A Watchman

Dennis Lehane Since We Fell

Korby Lenker Medium Hero and Other Stories

Edan Lepucki California

Atticus Lish Preparation for the Next Life

Gordon Livingston Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now

Prince Rupert Loewenstein A Prince Among Stones: That Business with The Rolling Stones and Other Adventures

Sandra Tsing Loh The Madwoman in the Volvo

Elaine Lui Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do (A Memoir, Sort-of)

Robert Lupton Toxic Charity

M - M

Ben Macintyre A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

William J. Mann Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

Mark Manson The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Hilary Mantel The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Andrew Maraniss Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

Andrew Maraniss Strong Inside: The Collision of Race and Sports in the South

Beryl Markham West with the Night

Tim Marshall Prisoners of Geography

Farrell Mason The Pocket Cathedral: A Collection of Prayers

Farrell Mason The Angel and the Raven

Paula McClain Circling the Sun

Sarah McCoy The Mapmaker's Children

Elizabeth McCracken Thunderstruck

Alice McDermott Someone

Katie McDougall The Color Wheel

Ian McEwan The Children Act

Jon Meacham Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Ved Mehta Vedi

Danny Meyer Setting the Table

Mary Miller The Last Days of California

Sarah Miller Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Lydia Millet Mermaids in Paradise

Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance

Kate Moore The Radium Girls

Roger Moore Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape

Jessica Morgan The Royal We

JoJo Moyes One Plus One

Jojo Moyes Me Before You

Alice Munro Family Furnishings

N - N

Cal Newport So Good They Can't Ignore You

David Nicholls Us

Nigel Nicholson Portrait of a Marriage

Janice Nimura Daughters of the Samurai

Nancy Nolf Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism

B.J. Novak One More Thing: Stories and More Stories

B.J. Novak One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

O - O

Chigozie Obioma The Fishermen

Jenny Offill Department of Speculation

Yoko Ogawa The Housekeeper and the Professor

Mary Oliver Dog Songs

Ruth Ozeki A Tale for the Time Being

P - P

R.J. Palacio Wonder

Amanda Palmer The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Ann Patchett Commonwealth

Ann Patchett This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Ann Patchett This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Laline Paull The Bees

Lydia Peelle The Midnight Cool

Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache novels

Sarah Perry The Essex Serpent

Marisha Pessl Special Topics in Calamity Physics

David Pietrusza 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now

Francine Prose Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

Francine Prose Mister Monkey

Marcel Proust Swann's Way

Bruce Pulver Above the Chatter, Our Words Matter

Barbara Pym Quartet in Autumn

Q - Q

R - R

Ruth Reichl Delicious!

Robbie Robertson Testimony

Marilynne Robinson Housekeeping

A.N. Roquelaure Beauty's Kingdom

Adam Ross Ladies and Gentlemen

Kristen Roupenian You Know You Want This

Amy Rowland The Transcriptionist

J.K. Rowling Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of the Imagination

Richard Russo Bridge of Sighs

Patrick Ryan The Dream Life of Astronauts

S - S

Sunjeev Sahota The Year of the Runaways

James Salter A Sport and a Pastime

Sheryl Sandberg Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

Rakesh Satyal No One Can Pronounce My Name

George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo

David Sax The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

Christopher Scotton The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day

Taiye Selasi Ghana Must Go

Taiye Selasi Ghana Must Go

Martin Seligman Learned Optimism

Jessica Shattuck The Women in the Castle

Ari Shavit My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures

Corabel Shofner Almost Paradise

Gary Shteyngart Little Failure: A Memoir

Hampton Sides In the Kingdom of Ice

Carly Simon Boys in the Trees

Jen Sincero You Are a Badass

Curtis Sittenfeld Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld Eligible

Lenore Skenazy Free Range Kids

Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Jane Smiley The Hundred Years Trilogy

Alexander McCall Smith Emma: A Modern Retelling

Alexander McCall Smith 44 Scotland Street

Lee Smith Dimestore

Lee Smith Dimestore

Zadie Smith Swing Tim

Zadie Smith Swing Time

Zadie Smith Swing Time

Elizabeth Spencer Starting Over

Anderson Spickard The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality, and The Road to Recovery

Edward St. Aubyn Lost for Words

Edward St. Aubyn The Patrick Melrose novels

Jean Stein West of Eden: An American Place

Tracey Stewart Do Unto Animals

Scott Stossel My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind

Emma Straub Modern Lovers

Cheryl Strayed Tiny Beautiful Things

Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout The Burgess Boys

Elizabeth Strout Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Strout My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout Anything is Possible

Cass Sunstein The World According to Star Wars

Peter Swanson Her Every Fear

Peter Swanson The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

T - T

Donna Tartt The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt The Goldfinch

Eva Melusine Thieme Kilimanjaro Diaries

Mimi Thorisson A Kitchen in France

Kim Thuy Ru

Hannah Tinti The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Krista Tippett Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Hector Tobar The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Jeffrey Toobin American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Amor Towles A Gentleman in Moscow

Scott Turow Identical

Scott Turow Innocent

Helene Turston Inspector Irene Huss series

Desmond Tutu The Book of Joy

Anne Tyler A Spool of Blue Thread

U - U

V - V

Genevieve Valentine The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

Wendell Van Draanen The Running Dream

W - W

Sarai Walker Dietland

Sarai Walker Dietland

Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle

Jesmyn Ward Salvage the Bones

Robert Penn Warren Who Speaks for the Negro

Brad Watson Miss Jane

Arne Weingart Levitation for Agnostics

Arne Weingart Levitation for Agnostics

Andy Weir The Martian

Eudora Welty The Optimist's Daughter

Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pioneer Girl

John Williams Stoner

Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs novels

Don Winston Our Family Trouble

Don Winston Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller

Don Winston The Gristmill Playhouse

Don Winston The Union Club: A Subversive Thriller

Jeanette Winterson Christmas Days

Nicki Pendleton Wood Southern Cooking for Company

Jacqueline Woodson Brown Girl Dreaming

Charles Wright Bye and Bye: Selected Late Poems

X - X

Y - Y

Hanya Yanagihara A Little Life

Z - Z

Gabrielle Zevin The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry