Reading List

My reading habits are a bit eclectic so for the curious at heart, here is a list of books & short stories I’ve read. BONUS…at the bottom of this reading list you will find an ever growing collection of my all time favorite books, so check back for updates.

I do reviews every now and then. You can find those on my blog, mixed in with my short stories, and other things. Feel free to contact me if you’d like my opinion on a particular book or have a question.

2020

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
The Use of Force by William Carlos Willimas
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Miss Julie by August Stringberg
Barn Burning by William Faulkner
To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
The Highlander’s Touch by Karen Marie Moning
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
Rocket’s Red by Mary Robinette Howal
Dragonwyck by Anya Seton
1st to Die by James Patterson
Puppy by George Saunders
Human Moments in World War III by Don DeLillo
The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes
The Laugh of the Medusa by Helene Cixous
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
The Red Speck by S. Conde
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

2019

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Awaiting Orders by Tobias Wolff
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Horse Dealer’s Daughter by D.H. Lawrence
The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft
Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin
Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan
Garden Spells by Sara Addison Allen
The Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virgina Boecker
The Kitchen by Ollie Masters
I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen
Beowulf
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Othello by William Shakespeare
Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Henry V by William Shakespeare
Dead to Me by Stephen Edger
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack
Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald
Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
Dark Desire by Christine Feehan

2018

A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliott
Daisy Miller by Henry James
The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson
Seumus by Jane Stain
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allen Poe
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliott
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Red Night by RK Close
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
Educated by Tara Westover
The Ghost Writer by Alessandra Torre
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Communist by Richard Ford
The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The Semplica-Girl Diaries by George Saunders
Brownies by Z.Z. Packer
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Never Heave Your Bosom in a Front Hook Bra by Modine Gunch
Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin
The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte
A Warrior’s Daughter by Zitkala-Sa
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Hands by Sherwood Anderson
In Just-Spring by E.E. Cummings
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Mending Wall by Robert Frost
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost
Buffalo Bill’s by E.E. Cummings
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode
Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Haunting Charlie by Wendy Wang
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright
On the Rainy River by Time O’Brien
The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston
A Kilted Christmas Wish by Eliza Knight
The Petrified Man by Eudora Welty
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain

2017

The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
Blood Magic by Nora Roberts
The Master & the Muses by Amanda McIntyre
Hidden by Kendra Elliot
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales by Theresa Breslin & Kate Leiper
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
The Magic of Highland Dragons by Kella McKinnon
To Tempt Highland Fate by Kella McKinnon
The Capture of Highland Desire by Kella McKinnon
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot
Lightning by Dean Koontz

Ainsley’s Favorite Books…in no particular order — because I love them all equally.

Check back frequently because I will be adding to the list.

1. Kendra Elliot – A Merciful Death (The Mercy Kilpatrick Series)
2. Christine Feehan – Dark Prince (The Dark Series)
3. Dean Koontz – Lightning
4. Karen Slaughter – The Good Daughter
5. Alessandra Torre – The Ghostwriter
6. Nora Roberts – Dark Witch (The Cousin’s O’Dwyer Trilogy)
7. Dean Koontz – By the Light of the Moon
8. Sarah Addison Allen – Garden Spells (Waverley Family Series)
9. Alice Hoffman – The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic Series)
10. Jane Austen – Pride & Prejudice
11. Sarah Gruen – Water for Elephants
12. Maria Semple – Where’d You Go Bernadette?
13. Kay Hooper – Stealing Shadows (Shadows Series)
14. Gwendolyn Womak – The Fortune Teller
15. Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games (Trilogy)
16. Mary Ann Shafter – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society
17. Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express
18. Karen Marie Moning – Darkfever (Fever Series)
19. Karen Marie Moning – Beyone the Highland Mist (Highlander Series)
20. Eliza Knight – Conquered by the Highlander (Conquered Bride Series)
21. Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook
22. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter Series)
23. Sara Gruen – Water for Elephants
24. Kathryn Stockett – The Help
25. Ray Bradbury – Dandelion Wine (Green Town Series)
26. Kella McKinnon – The Magic of Highland Dragons (Clan MacCoinnach Trilogy)
27. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy Series)
28. Diana Gabaldon – Outlander (Outlander Series)
29. Amanda McIntyre – The Master & the Muses
30. Mark Tompkins – The Last Days of Magic
31. Eliza Knight – The Highlander’s Reward (Stolen Bride Series)
32. James Patterson – 1st to Die (Women’s Murder Club Series)
33. Karen Marie Moning – Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander Series)
34. Karen Marie Moning – Darkfever (Fever Series)