Mary Connell

Passionately liberal, retired (lots of reading time!), traveler, Unitarian Universalist, beach lover, explorer and adventurer
Charlotte NC USA
Contemporary | Crime | Historical | Literary | Non-Fiction |

Bookcase (261)

In Search of the Kite Runner Popular Insight by
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins Classics) by William Shakespeare
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
A History Of God by Karen Armstrong
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Shelf 1 - Favourites
An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears
A Study Guide for Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Gale, Cengage Learning
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
A Thousand Days by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Wuthering Heights in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography And by Emily Brontë
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Tai-Pan by James Clavell
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
My Antonia by Willa Cather
All the President's Men by Bob Woodward
Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Middlemarch, by George Eliot by
1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro
The Death of a President by William Manchester
Anne Frank by Anne Frank
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Trinity by Leon Uris
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Roots by Alex Haley
Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Shelf 2
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian
Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It by Various
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Daz
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Annapurna: A Trekker's Guide by Kev Reynolds
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
The Secret Garden by Pauline Francis
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
True Grit by Charles Portis
My Sister's Keeper - Movie Tie-In by Jodi Picoult
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Exodus by Leon Uris
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Barkskins: Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 by Annie Proulx
The Blue Orchard by Jackson Taylor
Cover Her Face by P.D. James
Open House by Elizabeth Berg
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The Martian: Classroom Edition by Andy Weir
Truman by David McCullough
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Russell Smith
The Round House LP by Louise Erdrich
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Watership Down by Richard Adams
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Sir Doyle
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Shelf 3
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell
The Body Farm by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Booked to Die by John Dunning
The Deep Blue Good-By by John Dann MacDonald
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs
The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Innocent Blood by P.D. James
The Skull Beneath the Skin by P.D. James
The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
Lost Light by Michael Connelly
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
The Poet by Michael Connelly
When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Bangkok Eight by John Burdett
The Closers by Michael Connelly
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Angels & Demons by Kazam Butur
Lady Chatterley's lover by David H. Lawrence
Blood Work by Michael Connelly
The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
The Lighthouse by P. D. James
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
The Likeness by Tana French
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The Shining by Stephen King
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
Devices and Desires by P. D. James
Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva
Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
Confessions of a Nice Bitch by Mary Robinson
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Ice Station Zebra by Hanzo Adem
The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
The Narrows by Michael Connelly
Cimarron Rose by Defa Samka
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
Rules of Prey by John Sandford
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
Canada by Richard Ford
War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke
Animal Farm by
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Reliquary by Douglas Preston
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Girls by Emma Cline
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
"A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Papillon (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Henri Charrière
Jaws by Peter Benchley
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Filming of Gone with the Wind by Herb Bridges
The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
Hawaii by James Albert Michener
Shogun by James Clavell
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Misery by Stephen King
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Testament by John Grisham
It by Stephen King
Room by Emma Donoghue
Body of Evidence by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
The Late Show by Michael Connelly
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
The Martian by Andy Weir
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
A Purple Place for Dying by John Dann MacDonald
The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Fatherland by Robert Harris
Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Marathon Man by William Goldman
The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
True Grit: A Novel by Charles Portis
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Shelf 4

 TBR (45)

Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
The Gaslight Stalker by David Field
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Silent Hours by Cesca Major
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan
The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason
The Half-Child by Angela Savage
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith
Phantom by Jo Nesbo
The Adversary by Emmanuel Carre
The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco
Malice by Keigo Higashino
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Pure by Andrew Miller
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The King Is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarcon
Locking Up Our Own by James Forman, Jr.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

 Graveyard (152)

The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate by N K Jemisin
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Last Dance in Havana by Rosanna Ley
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred and One Nights by Benjamin Buchholz
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
Warcross by Marie Lu
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Paradise of the Blind by Thu Huong Duong
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
Jubilee by Shelley Harris
The Gilded Shroud by Elizabeth Bailey
All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
False Accusations by Cora Harrison
Cassandra’s Secret by Frances Garrood
The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Muse by Jessie Burton
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
Dodger by James Benmore
Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff
Gingerbread by Robert Dinsdale
Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
The Fields by Kevin Maher
A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Autumn by Ali Smith
The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak
Hystopia by David Means
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
The African Queen by C. S. Forester
My Brother Jack by George Johnston
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Boat to Redemption by Su Tong
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
Food of the Gods by Cassandra Khaw
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
Midwinter by Fiona Melrose
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle
Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Runaway by Alice Munro
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
Married Love by Tessa Hadley
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore
The Affair by Santa Montefiore
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
The Bridge Over the Drina by Ivo Andric
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
Dead Man's Blues by Ray Celestin
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro
Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
Property by Valerie Martin
The Queen of Water by Laura Resau
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
The Collector by John Fowles
The Secret Life of Winnie Cox by Sharon Maas
The White Pearl by Kate Furnivall
My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
The Italian Wife by Kate Furnivall
The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
Between Here and Gone by Barbara Ferrer
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Odysseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhuri
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Little Exiles by Robert Dinsdale
Archangel by Robert Harris
Heartstone by C. J. Sansom
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom
A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
The Eye of Jade by Diane Wei Liang
Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson
The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Autumn Laing by Alex Miller
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh