Books

2019 Book List 
* denotes favorites

1) Leaving Time
2) King Leopold's Ghost
3) Before We Were Yours*
4) The Tattooist of Auschzwitz*
5) Girl, Wash Your Face
6) The Underground Railroad
7) Where The Crawdads Sing*
8) Crazy Rich Asians
9) What We Were Promised
10) Becoming*
11) Scrublands
12) North Korea Confidential
13) Warlight
14) Writing My Wrongs
15) Scythe*
16) Station Eleven
17) Fly Girls*
18) Maid
19) Thunderhead
20) China Rich Girlfriend
21) An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago
22) Tony's Wife
23) Tender at the Bone
24) Secret Daughter
25) The Lost City of the Monkey God
26) Small Fry
27) Orange is the New Black
28) We Should All Be Feminists*
29) The Radium Girls*
30) The Hate U Give
31) One of Us is Lying
32) The War That Saved My Life*
33) The Perfect Nanny
34) Prisoners of Geography*
35) The War I Finally Won*
36) The Coddling of the American Mind
37) Bowlaway
38) Circe*






2018 Book List 
* denotes favorites

1) Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
2) Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS*
3) Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
4) Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Developmental Map
5) Red Rising
6) The Mountain Between Us
7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
8) The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story*
9) The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts*
10) American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
11) The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister
12) The Woman in the Window
13) Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
14) The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad
15) Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI*
16) Sisters Like Us
17) Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End*
18) Pachinko
19) Little Fires Everywhere
20) The Great Alone
21) Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay
22) The Handmaid's Tale
23) Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
24) The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
25) Places I Stopped On The Way Home*
26) I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
27) Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening*
28) Educated: A Memoir
29) Logavina Street: Life And Death In A Sarajevo Neighborhood*
30) My Story - Elizabeth Smart
31) The Line Becomes A River
32) Into the Water
33) Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia*
34) The Immortalists
35) The Refugees
36) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
37) Lincoln in the Bardo
38) Sharp Objects
39) Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
40) Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"*
41) The Librarian of Auschwitz
42) Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
43) Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust*
44) An American Marriage
45) Model Mormon
46) Small Great Things
47) Far from the Tree
48) Between the World and Me
49) Where'd You Go, Bernadette
50) Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment
51) My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward
52) Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet
53) Miss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir
54) The Polygamist's Daughter
55) Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America
56) Lilac Girls*
57) Reporter: A Memoir
58) Beartown
59) Alexander Hamilton
60) Everything You Want Me to Be
61) We Were the Lucky Ones*
62) Rules of Civility*
63) The Alice Network*
64) Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
65) Sick: A Memoir
66) The Heart's Invisible Furies
67) Wonder
68) Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
69) Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
70) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine*
71) The Orphan Keeper
72) Man's Search for Meaning
73) Truly Madly Guilty
74) The Identicals
75) A Simple Favor
76) Sing, Unburied, Sing


2017 Book List
1) Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology
2) News of the World
3) The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria
4) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
5) Hillbilly Elegy
6) Mountains Beyond Mountains
7) Commonwealth
8) When Breath Becomes Air
9) The Paris Wife
10) A Gentleman in Moscow
11) Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
12) Homegoing
13) A Tale for the Time Being
14) Exit West
15) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
16) Shoe Dog
17) With You, There is No Us
18) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
19) Hunger



2016 Book List
1) The Hiding Place
2) Blood and Vengeance: One Family's Story of the War in Bosnia
3) The Blue Castle
4) A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
5) Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
6) The Light Between Oceans
7) The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
8) The Nightingale
9) Neverwhere
10) The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
11) The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
12) And the Mountains Echoed
13) Miss Peregrine's  Home for Peculiar Children
14) Girl at War
15) Imagine Me Gone
16) Lean In
17) My Name is Lucy Barton
18) The Secret History
19) My Name is Malala
20) City of Thorns
21) The Way to the Spring - Life and Death in Palestine
22) Big Little Lies
23) Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets
24) Night
25) The Good Girl
26) It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
27) Americanah
28) Gilead
29) Paris Letters
30) The Girls
31) Before the Fall
32) You Will Know Me
33) Red Notice
34) A Man Called Ove

2015 Book List
1) All the Light We Cannot See
2) Your Endowment
3) In the Heart of the Sea - The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
4) Still Alice
5) Unbroken
6) The New Rules of Marriage
7) Tell the Wolves I'm Home
8) The Night Circus
9) Ready Player One
10) The Goldfinch
11) The Language of Flowers
12) What Alice Forgot
13) The Girl on the Train
14) The Bishop's Wife
15) The Secret Life of Violet Grant
16) Left Neglected
17) The Martian
18) Everything I Never Told You


What I Read in 2014
1) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
2) The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
3) The Secret Adversary


What I Read in 2013
1) Jesus the Christ
2) Searching the Scriptures
3) Gone Girl
4) January First: A Child's Descent into Madness
5) Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

What I Read in 2012
1) Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
2) The Museum of Innocence
3) Under the Banner of Heaven
4) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
5) The Paris Wife: A Novel
6) The Buddha in the Attic
7) The Night Circus
8) What Alice Forgot
9) The Book Thief
10) The Bronze Horseman
11) 1Q84
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What I Read in 2011
1) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
2) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3) Unbillable Hours: a True Story
4) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
5) The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
6) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
7) Never Let Me Go
8) Commencement
9) Fair Game
10) Some Girls - My Life in a Harem
11) Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
12) The Help
13) Decision Points
14) Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict
15) The Stoning of Soraya M.
16) A Visit from the Goon Squad
17) The First Husband
18) Robopocalpyse: A Novel
19) Dreaming in Hindi
20) Supernaturally
21) How Did You Get This Number
22) Escape
23) Committed
24) In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin





1 comment:

Samantha M. said...

In no particular order:

A Visit From the Goon Squad (read this ASAP!)
The Things That Keep Us Here
How to Talk To a Widower
Cutting for Stone
Water for Elephants
The Hunger Games trilogy
The Story of Beautiful Girl
The Bronze Horseman trilogy
The Book Thief

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