Books Read Authors D - H

  
These are all the books that I have completed since 1994 when I was about 24, so while it doesn't include the college years, it does more or less cover my adult life. It does mean, however, that early favorites like Atwood, Forster, Hesse, Maugham, Shute, and others are underrepresented.

Keep in mind that these ratings do not really address literary merit. They merely represent how I felt about a book after reading it. So compare the ratings to other books of similar genre and quality, not necessarily to other books with the same rating.

Rating Scale:
10 - All time favorite
9 - Loved
8 - Almost loved
7 - Really liked
6 - Liked
5 - Ambivalent
4 - Almost disliked
3 - Disliked
2 - Really Disliked
1 - Hated
  

D
Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine: A Guide to Elegance (7) 5/8/07
Daum, Meghan: The Quality of Life Report (6) 2/6/08
Davidson, Alan: The Pleasures of English Food (7)
Davies, Robertson: Fifth Business (8) 10/26/98
Davies, Robertson: The Manticore (8) 11/28/98
Davies, Robertson: World of Wonders (8) 1/28/99
de Botton, Alain: A Week at the Airport (4) 5/30/11
Delafield, E.M.: Consequences (6) 12/23/12
Delafield, E.M.: Diary of a Provincial Lady (6) 2/11/10
Delafield, E.M.: The Provincial Lady in London (6) 10/17/10
Delillo, Don: The Body Artist (2) 2/27/04
de Maupassant, Guy: The Horla (5) 8/15/11
Dennis, Joyce: Henrietta's War (6) 9/11/09
Desai, Anita: The Zig Zag Way (6) 7/6/08
Devonshire, Deborah: Home to Roost (6) 10/12/09
Devoto, Pat Cunningham: My Last Days as Roy Rogers (5) 7/30/05
Diamont, Anita: Good Harbor (8) 8/18/09
Dickens, Monica: Mariana (6) 12/27/09
Dickey, James: Deliverance (9) 2/3/99
Didion, Joan: The Year of Magical Thinking (5) 1/19/07
Doctorow, E.L.: Ragtime (8) 7/22/00
Doctorow, E.L.: Sweet Land Stories (6) 6/4/06
Doerr, Anthony: About Grace (6) 1/30/08
Doerr, Harriet: Stones for Ibarra (6) 5/30/11
Donleavy, J.P.: The Ginger Man (3) 6/17/06
Donleavy, J.P.: The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms (3) 7/21/05
Dos Passos, John: 1919 (6) 12/13/04
Dos Passos, John: The 42nd Parallel (6) 10/26/04
Dos Passos, John: The Big Money (6) 5/30/07
Doty, Mark: Firebird (5) 2/29/04
Drabble, Margaret: Jerusalem the Golden (6) 7/23/06
Drabble, Margaret: The Ice Age (8) 4/23/09
Drabble, Margaret: The Middle Ground (7) 8/27/05
Drabble, Margaret: The Needle's Eye (6) 8/19/07
Drabble, Margaret: The Peppered Moth (6) 3/15/09
Drabble, Margaret: The Radiant Way (7) 8/21/10
Drabble, Margaret: The Seven Sisters (10) 10/24/05
Drabble, Margaret: A Summer Birdcage (7) 3/16/06
Drabble, Margaret: The Waterfall (6) 5/1/12
Dreiser, Theodore: An American Tragedy (9) 8/25/02
Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie (9) 12/22/96
Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo (7) 11/15/11
Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers (9) 8/20/08
du Maurier, Daphne: Hungry Hill (5) 10/10/11
du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca (2) 10/28/11
Dundy, Elaine: The Dud Avocado (5) 11/7/10
Dunn, Sarah: The Big Love (6) 7/4/08
Durrell, Lawrence: Balthazar (7) 2/14/05
Durrell, Lawrence: Clea (6) 4/27/09
Durrell, Lawrence: Justine (8) 1/30/04
Durrell, Lawrence: Mountolive (8) 2/27/07

E
Earley, Tony: Jim the Boy (5) 7/1/05
Easton Ellis, Bret: American Psycho (6) 6/8/01
Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose (4) 10/24/12
Edwards, Dorothy: Rhapsody (7) 4/15/12
Eliot, George: Amos Barton (6) 9/19/09
Eliot, George: The Mill on the Floss (7) 8/26/09
Everett, Rupert: Hello Darling, Are You Working? (6) 5/27/98

F
Facey, A.B.: A Fortunate Life (8) 9/5/10
Fadiman, Anne: Ex Libris (10) 1/1/06
Fearing, Kenneth: The Big Clock (9) 12/6/09
Ferguson, Rachel: The Brontes Went to Woolworths (5) 12/6/09
Ferguson, Ruby: Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary (8) 3/10/12
Ferris, Joshua: The Unnamed (7) 3/1/10
Ferris, Joshua: Then We Came to the End (9) 12/5/08
Fey, Tina: Bossypants (6) 4/14/12
Fforde, Jasper: The Eyre Affair (8) 3/24/09
Fiedler, Johanna: Molto Agitato (6) 2/22/04
Fielding, Helen: Bridget Jones's Diary (9) 5/21/98
Findley, Timothy: The Butterfly Plague (7) 4/29/01
Findley, Timothy: Dinner Along the Amazon (6) 10/14/98
Findley, Timothy: Famous Last Words (9) 3/1/98
Findley, Timothy: From Stone Orchard (5) 10/27/04
Findley, Timothy: The Last of the Crazy People (8) 4/5/98
Findley, Timothy: Not Wanted on the Voyage (8) 1/22/97
Findley, Timothy: The Piano Man's Daughter (8) 1/1/99
Findley, Timothy: Pilgrim (8) 7/24/00
Findley, Timothy: Spadework (2) 3/12/02
Findley, Timothy: Stones (7) 8/11/01
Findley, Timothy: The Telling of Lies (7) 9/1/04
Findley, Timothy: The Wars (8) 3/10/98
Findley, Timothy: You Went Away (8) 9/17/98
Fisher, Carrie: Postcards From the Edge (5) 10/17/12
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield: The Home-Maker (10)
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby (9) 12/11/94
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: May Day (6) 8/18/11
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night (9) 6/12/95
Fitzgerald, Penelope: The Bookshop (6) 1/11/02
Fitzgerald, Penelope: The Bookshop (7) 11/8/09
Fitzgerald, Penelope: The Gate of Angels (7) 9/29/08
Fitzgerald, Penelope: Human Voices (7) 6/9/10
Fitzgerald, Penelope: Offshore (8) 3/4/11
Fitzhugh, Louise: Harriet the Spy (9) 8/11/03
Flaubert, Gustave: A Simple Heart (9) 8/1/11
Fleming, Renee: The Inner Voice (4) 7/16/07
Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier (6) 10/1/03
Ford, Ford Madox: Some Do Not (1) 8/19/12
Ford, Robert: The Student Conductor (10) 3/11/05
Forster, E.M.: Arctic Summer (6) 7/18/04
Forster, E.M.: Howard's End (10) 12/26/11
Forster, E.M.: The Life to Come (6) 10/1/10
Forster, E.M.: The Longest Journey (7) 4/24/03
Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India (9) 5/31/99
Forster, E.M.: A Room With A View (10) 5/31/97
Fortescue, Lady: Perfume From Provence (5) 6/29/04
Fowler, Karen Joy: The Jane Austen Book Club (6) 1/4/09
Francis, Brian: The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington (6) 8/22/07
Frank, Anne: The Diary of a Young Girl (10) 7/10/98
Frank, Robert: Richistan (8) 12/31/08
Franzen, Jonathan: How to Be Alone (3) 5/29/08
Fraser, George MacDonald: Flashman (5) 3/16/09
Fraser, Laura: An Italian Affair (9) 9/24/07
Frayn, Michael: A Landing on the Sun (6) 1/18/07
Frayn, Michael: Headlong (7) 9/19/01
Frayn, Michael: The Trick of It (9) 1/8/09
Frayn, Michael: Toward the End of the Morning (6) 4/17/06
Frey, James: A Million Little Pieces (7) 10/2/05
Fry, Stephen: Moab is My Washpot (5) 3/23/00

G
Gable, Sally & Carl: Palladian Days (2) 2/2/07
Gaines, Ernest: A Lesson Before Dying (4) 11/12/97
Gallico, Paul: Coronation (4) 8/27/10
Gallico, Paul: Mrs 'Arris Goes to New York (7) 10/5/08
Gallico, Paul: Mrs 'Arris Goes to Paris (9) 10/2/08
Gallico, Paul: The Snow Goose (6) 10//7/08
Gardam, Jane: Old Filth (9) 5/21/10
Gardam, Jane: The Queen of the Tambourine (6) 11/21/09
Genet, Jean: The Thief's Journal (8) 4/30/98
Gerosa Bellows, Melina: Wish (6) 8/16/07
Gide, Andre: The Counterfeiters (8) 2/22/98
Gide, Andre: The Immoralist (8) 3/3/98
Gide, Andre: Lafcadio's Adventure (7) 1/4/11
Gide, Andre: Strait is the Gate (8) 6/15/98
Ginzburg, Natalia: Family Sayings (6) 9/8/03
Giono, Jean: An Italian Journey (6) 9/1/04
Glass, Julia: Three Junes (6) 5/19/06
Glass, Julia: The Whole World Over (5) 4/23/11
Goethe: The New Mesulina (5) 5/24/01
Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther (5) 5/24/01
Goldberg, Myla: Bee Season (6) 12/30/04
Golding, William: Lord of the Flies (6) 11/22/99
Goldsmith, Joan Oliver: How Can We Keep From Singing? (4) 9/6/08
Goldstone, Lawrence and Nancy: Slightly Chipped (6) 3/28/09
Gordon, Mary: Spending (6) 12/16/08
Goudge, Elizabeth: The Castle on the Hill (5) 11/16/12
Greene, Graham: Our Man in Havana (8) 8/28/97
Greene, Graham: The Heart of the Matter (9) 6/29/01
Greene, Graham: Travels with My Aunt (9) 1/9/07
Griffin, Kathy: Official Book Club Selection (7) 12/9/09
Gurganus, Allan: Plays Well With Others (7) 12/22/00

H
Haggard, William: The Arena (6) 1/1/10
Hamilton, Patrick: The Slaves of Solitude (4) 6/15/11
Hammett, Dashiell: The Thin Man (5) 5/3/11
Hamsun, Knut: Hunger (2) 8/16/06
Handler, Chelsea: My Horizontal Life (9) 8/31/08
Hanff, Helene: 84, Charing Cross Road (10) 3/26/06
Hanff, Helene: 84, Charing Cross Road (10) 8/6/12
Hanff, Helene: Apple of My Eye (7) 6/11/07
Hanff, Helene: Q's Legacy (8) 6/9/07
Hanff, Helene: The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street (7) 6/10/07
Hardy, Thomas: The Mayor of Casterbridge (6) 10/16/97
Heim, Scott: Mysterious Skin (3) 5/7/00
Heinz, Heger: The Men with the Pink Triangle (7) 8/13/10
Helprin, Mark: Ellis Island (7) 1/12/06
Hemingway, Ernest: The Garden of Eden (7) 6/18/08
Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea (8) 11/8/09
Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises (9) 5/30/97
Hesse, Herman: Beneath the Wheel (7) 11/14/05
Hesse, Herman: Gertrude (7) 11/3/05
Hesse, Herman: Steppenwolf (4) 4/15/09
Hester, Elliott: Plane Insanity (6) 11/7/07
Hill, Susan: Howards End is on the Landing (3) 10/25/09
Hodgson Burnett, Frances: The Secret Garden (9) 11/16/03
Hoeg, Peter: Smilla's Sense of Snow (8) 7/23/97
Hoffman, Alice: Blackbird House (5) 4/26/06
Hoffman, Alice: Seventh Heaven (9) 11/30/07
Hoffman, Alice: The Ice Queen (7) 1/24/08
Holleran, Andrew: Grief (2) 10/24/07
Hollinghurst, Alan: The Folding Star (8) 7/29/01
Hollinghurst, Alan: The Spell (8) 12/3/99
Holme, Thea: The Carlyles at Home (6) 10/19/10
Holt, Hazel: A Lot to Ask (8) 2/21/10
Hornby, Nick: A Long Way Down (7) 7/14/06
Hornby, Nick: The Polysyllabic Spreee (6) 2/10/05
Housman, A.E.: A Shropshire Lad (5)
Hoving, Thomas: American Gothic (6) 7/16/06
Howard, Heather: Chore Whore (3) 5/21/06
Howe Colt, George: The Big House (3) 6/27/05
Howells, William Dean: A Modern Instance (7) 11/19/95
Howells, William Dean: The Rise of Silas Lapham (8) 8/5/03
Howells, William Dean: A Sleep and a Forgetting (5) 7/4/11
Hughes, Richard: A High Wind in Jamaica (6) 6/21/01
Hustvedt, Siri: What I Loved (6) 5/5/07
Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World (9) 1/11/09
Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow (5) 6/21/09
Huxley, Aldous: Point Counter Point (8) 7/16/07
Huxley and Isherwood, Aldous and Christoper: Jacob's Hands (5) 4/3/09
Huxley, Elspeth: The Flame Trees of Thika (7) 6/6/12
Hynes, James: Publish and Perish (7) 3/6/07
Hynes, Samuel: The Growing Seasons (5) 6/2/05


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