Annual Reading Lists

2016 as of 12/31/16: 11 non-fiction, 11 fiction, 6 memoirs, 1 young adult, 3 thrillers, 2 historical fiction.

  1. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  2. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  3. Room by Emma Donoghue
  4. Four Seasons In Rome by Anthony Doerr
  5. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  6. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  7. Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck
  8. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
  9. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
  10. Kill The Silence: A Survivor’s Life Reclaimed by Monika Korra
  11. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  12. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  13. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  14. Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, Achieve Sucess on Your Own Terms by Embracing The Entreprenurial Spirit in You by Jessica Herrin
  15. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived The Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
  16. Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Incredibly Odyssey From North Korea To Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden
  17. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  18. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  19. The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood
  20. Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate and The Throne by Christopher Andersen
  21. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture In Crisis by J.D. Vance
  22. Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

2015: 14 non-fiction, 11 fiction, 9 memoirs, 5 young adult, 3 thrillers, 2 historical fiction, and 3 that I didn’t like.

  1. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle
  2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  3. Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  4. Finding Me: A Decade Of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed – A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings by Michelle Knight
  5. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  6. Be The Pack Leader: Use Cesar’s Way To Transform Your Dog and Your Life by Cesar Millan
  7. Paper Towns by John Green
  8. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  9. Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup
  10. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  11. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill
  12. Gods In Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
  13. How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns
  14. A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
  15. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  16. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  17. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  18. Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters by Mark M. Weber
  19. Signs Of Life: A Memoir by Natalie Taylor
  20. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  21. Lie Still by Julia Heaberlin
  22. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  23. After You by Jojo Moyes
  24. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  25. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi