Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I Heart Books

I'm a total bookworm. Always have been, always will be. Here's a list of what I've read these past few years, along with links to my reviews where applicable. You can find more about my current system for reviews here. I hope you find a book or two to try out, and I *ALWAYS* love to hear your recommendations!

What I Read in 2016
1. Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon 
2. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
4. The Family by Marissa Kennerson 
5. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant 
6. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 
7. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore 
8. The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry 
9. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey 
10. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner 
11. Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist 
12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 
13. Sweetwater by Roxana Robinson 
14. Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer 
15. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker 
16. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 
17. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle 
18. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 
19. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 
20. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 
21. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 
22. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub 
23. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
24. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 
25. The Vacationeers by Emma Straub 
26. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 
27. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 
28. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas 
29. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas 
30. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple 
31. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty 
32. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 
33. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas 
34. The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close 
35. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon 

What I Read in 2015
1. Revival by Stephen King 
2. The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer  
3. The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly  
4. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King  
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel  
6. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty  
7. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson  
8. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion  
9. Hugo & Rose by Bridget Foley  
10. Housebreaking by Dan Pope 
11. The Dinner by Herman Koch 
12. Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave 
13. Inked by Eric Smith 
14. Bright Side by Kim Holden 
15. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood 
16. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 
17. The Martian by Andy Weir 
18. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

 What I Read in 2014
1. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Solan  
2. A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman  
3. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld  
4. The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen  
5. The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
6. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares  
7. The House at the End of Hope Street by Meena van Praag
8. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean  
9. Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro  
10. The Book of Jonah by Joshua Max Feldman  
11. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
12. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
13. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout  
14. The Circle by Dave Eggers
15. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
16. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

What I Read in 2013
1. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens
2. The Silent Land by Graham Joyce 
3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle 
4. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay  
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry 
6. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman 
7. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn  
8. And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman  
9. Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood  
10. Stella Bain by Anita Shreve 
11. The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley  
12. The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold  
13. The Bear by Claire Cameron 
14. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple  
15. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan 
16. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
17. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

What I Read in 2012
#1- What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms by Angie Smith
#2- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
#3- Legend by Marie Lu
#4- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
#5- The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
#6- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
#7- Maine: A Novel by J. Courtney Sullivan
#8- House Rules by Jodi Picoult
#9- Diary of A Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee
#10- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
#11- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
#12- Pure by Julianna Baggott
#13- You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth
#14- Once Upon A Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg
#15- The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
#16- The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge
#17- You Have No Idea by Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams
#18- The Passage by Justin Cronin
#19-The First Husband by Laura Dave
#20- The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
#21 Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
#22- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
#23-Insurgent by Veronica Roth
#24- Gold by Chris Cleave
#25- The Understory by Pamela Erens
#26- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
#27- Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
#28- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout

What I Read in 2011
#1- Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
#2- The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
#3- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
#4- Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels
#5- The Story Jar by Deborah Bedford, Angela Elwell Hunt, and Robin Lee Hatcher
#6- Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
#7-The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
#8- Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo
#9- The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
#10- The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
#11- The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
#12-Under the Dome by Stephen King
#13- Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
#14- The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
#15- Posh by Lucy Jackson
#16- Rescue by Anita Shreve
#17- A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
#18- The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard
#19- Little Bee by Chris Cleave
#20- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
#21- Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
#22- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
#23- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
#24- Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
#25- What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
#26- A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
#27- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
#28-The Kid by Sapphire
#29- Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
#30-The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow
#31- These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
#32- Room by Emma Donoghue
#33- Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong
#34- Slow Love by Dominique Browning
#35-An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
#36- The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
#37- 31 Days to Clean- Having a Martha House the Mary Way by Sarah Mae
#38-The Bake-Off by Beth Kendrick
#39- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
#40-Food Rules by Michael Pollan
#41 Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
#42- Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
#43-Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
#44-Love at First Bark by Julie Klam
#45- In the Woods by Tana French
#46- The Likeness by Tana French
#47-Faithful Place by Tana French
#48-Little Face by Sophie Hannah
#49-Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
#50- Matched by Allyson Condie
#51- Divergent by Veronica Roth
#52- Lunch Wars by Amy Kalafa

What I Read in 2010
#1- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
#2- The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
#3- The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart
#4- The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
#5- Talk Before Sleep By Elizabeth Berg
#6- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover
#7- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
#8- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
#9-Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon
#10- The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
#11- The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinski
#12- Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott
#13- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
#14- The Girls by Lori Lansens
#15-Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#16- Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
#17- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
#18- A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
#19- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
#20 The Host by Stephenie Meyer
#21- Never Tell Our Business to Strangers: A Memoir by Jennifer Mascia
#22- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
#23- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
#24- The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
#25- Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
#26- Hector and the Search For Happiness by Fracois Lelord

Brief Reviews prior to 2010:
The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
A Blessed Event by Jean Reynolds Page
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