Black Spruce Hound

A Wisconsin Girl in the Woods, Knitting, Crafting, and Cooking. Also: Ugly Dresses.

On My Bookshelf


I love to read, and am always reading at least one book. Sometimes two. Here's a growing list of the books I've read, re-read, and some that I didn't finish.

If you're strange and like to know about these things, you can check out a list of my favorite books by clicking this link - Favorite Books.

Find me on Goodreads here.


2014
Currently Reading:

New Mercies - Sandra Dallas
Forks Over Knives - Del Sroufe
Dead and Alive: Frankenstein Book 3 - Dean Koontz
City of Night: Frankenstein Book 2 - Dean Koontz
Prodigal Son: Frankenstein Book 1 - Dean Koontz
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches - S. C. Gwynne
Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard
American Rose: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - Karen Abbott
A World of Thieves - James Carlos Blake
Still Life With Murder - P.B. Ryan
Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon - Billie Letts
Where the Long Grass Blows - Louis L'Amour
Conagher - Louis L'Amour
Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
Garment of Shadows - Laurie R. King
To Marry an English Lord - Gail MacColl, Carol McD. Wallace (Did not finish, it inspired narcoleptic fits.)
These is My Words - Nancy E. Turner
Instant Mom - Nia Vardalos
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi with Her Bare Hands: The Best of the New York Times Obits 2013 - William McDonald
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides
A Study in Scarlet- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Wild Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
The E-Myth Revisited - Michael E. Gerber
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton


2013
The Good Dream - Donna VanLiere
Devil's Cub - Georgette Heyer
The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley (Did not finish, because OMG boring)
All But My Life - Gerda Weissmann Klein
The Dark Enquiry - Deanna Raybourn
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
The Journey of Crazy Horse - Joseph M. Marshall III
One Good Egg - Suzy Becker 
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (Did not finish)
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Heart's Blood- Juliet Marillier
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich- William L. Shirer
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green 
Sister of My Heart - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 
These is My Words - Nancy E. Turner
The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
Persuasion - Jane Austen (Did not finish)
Oh My Stars - Lorna Landvik
The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Nicholas and Alexandra - Robert K. Massie
The Winter Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
Village Books - Craig McLay
Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Dirty Parts of the Bible - Sam Torode
Here on Earth - Alice Hoffman
An Irish Country Girl - Patrick Taylor 
The Diary of Mattie Spenser - Sandra Dallas 
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! - Fannie Flagg
Angel - Mary E. Kingsley 
Keeping Corner - Kashmira Sheth
The Dress - Sophie Nicholls
Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto - Joan Reardon
Pirate King - Laurie R. King
Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson


2012
The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Bone Collector - Jeffery Deaver
Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts
Jackdaws - Ken Follett
Light in August - William Faulkner
The Romanov Prophecy - Steve Berry
Sabriel - Garth Nix
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind - Ann B. Ross
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
My Life in France - Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Dark Road to Darjeeling - Deanna Raybourn
Heart's Blood- Juliet Marillier
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery (Note: Did not finish, as it inspired narcoleptic fits.)
Silent on the Moor - Deanna Raybourn
The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
Silent in the Sanctuary - Deanna Raybourn
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier - Ree Drummond
Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
Ride the River - Louis L'Amour
Calleghen - Louis L'Amour
The Modern Family Cookbook - Meta Given
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew- Daniel Pool
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells
Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Antonia Fraser
Silent in the Grave - Deanna Raybourn
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Duma Key - Stephen King
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The God of the Hive - Laurie R. King
The Language of Bees - Laurie R. King
Locked Rooms - Laurie R. King
Odd Hours - Dean Koontz

2011 (I started keeping track in the last few months of 2011, that's why this list is quite short.)
The Game - Laurie R. King
Odd Hours - Dean Koontz
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman
Sunshine- Robin McKinley
The Fever series - Karen Marie Moning
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
The Mary Russell series, 1-6 - Laurie R. King
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova

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