Sunday, January 7, 2018

The books of 2017

I read 56 books this past year.  Here they are:
A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman 
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr  (again) 
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 
Camino Island: A Novel by John Grisham 
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 
Fuse (Pure Trilogy) by Julianna Baggott 
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance 
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
Home Front: A Novel by Kristin Hannah 
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files) by Pittacus Lore 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files) by Pittacus Lore 
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare 
Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes 
Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark by Richard Paul Evans 
Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court) by Richelle Mead 
Munich Signature (Zion Covenant Book 3) by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene 
Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver 
Prague Counterpoint (Zion Covenant Book 2) by Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene 
Pure by Julianna Baggott 
Requiem (Delirium Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver 
Rogue Lawyer: A Novel by John Grisham 
Spartan Gold (A Fargo Adventure Book 1) by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood 
Summerlost by Ally Condie 
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown 
The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure) by Clive Cussler 
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer 
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride 
The Crown (The Selection) by Kiera Cass 
The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies Book 4) by Pittacus Lore 
The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore 
The Final Trade (The Dominion Trilogy Book 2) by Joe Hart 
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead 
The Lake House: A Novel by Kate Morton (again) 
The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M.L. Stedman 
The Mountain Between Us: A Novel by Charles Martin 
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies Book 2) by Pittacus Lore 
The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies Book 5) by Pittacus Lore 
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies Book 3) by Pittacus Lore 
The River (A Hatchet Adventure) by Gary Paulsen 
The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion 
The Season of Risks: An Ethical Vampire Novel (Ethical Vampire Novels) by Susan Hubbard (again) 
The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani 
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 
The Wrecker (An Isaac Bell Adventure) by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott 
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks 
Two from the Heart by James Patterson 
United as One (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore 
Where the River Ends by Charles Martin 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The books of 2016

I read 55 books this year.  Here they are:
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery (again) 
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (again) 
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (again) 
Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery (again) 
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (again) 
Atlantia by Ally Condie 
Champion: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu 
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) by Marissa Meyer 
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, Book 3) by Marissa Meyer 
Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again by Donald Trump 
Dead to You by Lisa McMann 
Delirium (Delirium Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver 
Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons: Finding the Lord's Lessons in Everyday Life by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith 
Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America by Glenn Beck 
Echo: A Novel by Pam Munoz Ryan 
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
Esperanza Rising by by Pam Muñoz Ryan 
Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story (Lunar Chronicles, Book .5) by Marissa Meyer 
First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond 
Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth (again) 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne 
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins 
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare 
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer 
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer 
Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells and P.J. Lynch 
Michael Vey 5: Storm of Lightning by Richard Paul Evans 
Michael Vey 6: Fall of Hades by Richard Paul Evans 
Puzzle Pieces by Betsy Brannon Green 
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall , Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent 
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, Book 2) by Marissa Meyer 
See Me by Nicholas Sparks 
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer 
The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great by Gary D Chapman and Randy Southern 
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D Chapman and Ross Campbell 
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D Chapman 
The 5th Wave: The First Book of the 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancey 
The Dead and The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer 
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer (again) 
The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck 
The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 
The Lake House: A Novel by Kate Morton 
The Last Star: The Final Book of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 
The Lying Game #6: Seven Minutes in Heaven by Sara Shepard 
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel by Mitch Albom 
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 
The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel (The Mistletoe Collection) by Richard Paul Evans 
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (again) 
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
The World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer 
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (again) 
Winter (Lunar Chronicles, Book 4) by Marissa Meyer 

Monday, February 8, 2016

The books of 2015

I realized it is 2016, and I never posted my 2015 books so here they are.  I read 53 books:

1 A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry 
2 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
3 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz 
4 Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 
5 Edge of Eternity: Book Three of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett  
6 Fear: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant  
7 Gossamer by Lois Lowry 
8 Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series (The Selection Novella) by Kiera Cass 
9 Harvesting the Heart: A Novel by Jodi Picoult  
10 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
11 Heaven Changes Everything: The Rest of Our Story by Todd Burpo and Sonja Burpo 
12 If I Stay (If I Stay, Book 1) by Gayle Forman 
13 In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 
14 Leaving Time: A Novel by Jodi Picoult 
15 Legend by Marie Lu 
16 Light: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant 
17 Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll 
18 Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon by Richard Paul Evans  
19 Plague: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant 
20 Prodigy: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu 
21 Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel by Kimberly McCreight 
22 Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 
23 The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis  
24 The Agency 1: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee 
25 The Agency 2: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee  
26 The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3) by James Dashner  
27 The Elite: A Selection novel by Kiera Cass  
28 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins 
29 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series) by Stieg Larsson 
30 The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis (again) 
31 The Heir (The Selection) by Kiera Cass  
32 The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Prequel) by James Dashner  
33 The Lost (Witch & Wizard) by James Patterson and Emily Raymond 
34 The Lying Game #2: Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard 
35 The Lying Game #3: Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard 
36 The Lying Game #4: Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard  
37 The Lying Game #5: Cross My Heart, Hope to Dieby Sara Shepard  
38 The Lying Game by Sara Shepard 
39 The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans 
40 The One: Book Three of the Selection series by Kiera Cass 
41 The Ruby Circle: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead 
42 The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) by James Dashner 
43 The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis  
44 The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis (again) 
45 The Selection by Kiera Cass 
46 The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard (The Selection Novella) by Kiera Cass  
47 The Shade of the Moon (Life As We Knew It Series) by Susan Beth Pfeffer  
48 The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King 
49 These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine Book 1) by Nancy Turner 
50 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 
51 Walking on Water: A Novel (The Fifth Journal of the Walk Series) by Richard Paul Evans 
52 Where She Went (If I Stay, Book 2) by Gayle Forman  
53 Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The books of 2014

I read 63 books in 2014, a lot less than last year.  I listened to some as audiobooks and read some the traditional way as well.  I enjoyed almost every one.  I LOVED The Giver series and want to read it again.  It was a busy year.   Here is the comprehensive list: 

1984 by George Orwell 
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking 
3   A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 
4   A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 
5   An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 
6   And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (again) 
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 
8   Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) by Stephenie Meyer (again) 
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 
10   City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments Book 6) by Cassandra Clare 
11  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese  
12   Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Novella by Lee Child 
13   Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card 
14   Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett 
15   Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett  
16   Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth 
17   Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet, Book 2) by Lois Lowry 
18   Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn 
19   Gone for Good: A Novel by Harlan Coben 
20   Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham 
21   Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond 
22   In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 
23   Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 
24   Lies: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant 
25   Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson 
26   Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell 
27   Looking for Alaska by John Green 
28   Messenger (The Giver Quartet, Book 3) by Lois Lowry 
29   October Song by Beverly Lewis 
30   On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett 
31   Paper Money by Ken Follett 
32   Paper Towns by John Green 
33   Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead 
34   Son (The Giver Quartet, Book 4) by Lois Lowry 
35   Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson 
36   Sycamore Row by John Grisham 
37   Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler 
38   The Betrayal (Abram's Daughters, #2) by Beverly Lewis 
39   The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (again) 
40   The Brethren (Annie's People Series #3) by Beverly Lewis 
41   The Circle by Dave Eggers 
42   The Covenant (Abram's Daughters Book #1) by Beverly Lewis 
43  The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling) 
44   The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Containing Revelations Given to Joseph Smith, the Prophet with Some Additions by His Successors in the Presidency of the Church 
45   The Englisher (Annie's People Series #2) by Beverly Lewis 
46   The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  
47   The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel by Mitch Albom 
48   The Maze Runner (Book 1) by James Dashner  
49   The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett 
50   The Money Class: How to Stand in Your Truth and Create the Future You Deserve by Suze Orman 
51   The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter 
52   The Pearl of Great Price: A Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narrations of Joseph Smith First Prophet, Seer, and Revelator to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (again) 
53   The Preacher's Daughter (Annie's People #1) by Beverly Lewis 
54   The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis 
55  The Season of Risks: An Ethical Vampire Novel by Susan Hubbard  
56   The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech 
57   The Willoughby's by Lois Lowry 
58   Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin 
59  Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
60   Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant, Book 1) by Bodie and Brock Thoene 
61   Whiteout by Ken Follett 
62   Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 
63  Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The books of 2013

I read 112 books in 2013.  I listened to some as audiobooks and read some the traditional way as well.  This was the year of REALLY long books.  I enjoyed almost every one.  I LOVED The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, also The Refiner's Fire series by Lynn Austin and the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.  I am thrilled to be able to say I've read Les Misérables, Jane Eyre and the Ayn Rand books.  I enjoyed each of Kate Morton's and also Margaret Peterson Haddix's books.  I was surprised and honored by President George W. Bush's Decision Points.  Here is the comprehensive list: 

1 A Light to my Path: A Novel by Lynn Austin 
2 A Painted House by John Grisham 
3 A Step of Faith: A Novel (The Walk, Book 4) by Richard Paul Evans 
4 A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time Quartet, Book 3) by Madeleine L'Engle 
5 A Wind in the Door (Time Quartet, Book 2) by Madeleine L'Engle 
6 A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quartet, Book 1) by Madeleine L'Engle 
7 Allegiant by Veronica Roth 
8 Anthem by Ayn Rand 
9 Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 
10 Bleachers: A Novel by John Grisham 
11 Calico Joe: A Novel by John Grisham 
12 Candle in the Darkness: A Novel by Lynn Austin 
13 City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2) by Cassandra Clare 
14 City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare 
15 City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, Book 4) by Cassandra Clare 
16 City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare 
17 City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, Book 5) by Cassandra Clare 
18 Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1 by Cassandra Clare 
19 Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book 2 by Cassandra Clare 
20 Clockwork Princess: The Infernal Devices, Book 3 by Cassandra Clare 
21 Common Sense by Thomas Paine 
22 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
23 Decision Points by George W. Bush 
24 Divergent by Veronica Roth  
25 Echoes by Danielle Steel  
26 Emma by Jane Austen 
27 Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury 
28 Fallen by Lauren Kate 
29 Fallen in Love: A Fallen Novel in Stories by Lauren Kate  
30 Fire by Night: A Novel (Refiners Fire, Book 2) by Lynn Austin 
31 Ford County Stories by John Grisham 

Found (The Missing, Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
33 Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist: The Fran With Four Brains (#6) by Jim Benton 
34 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)(again) by J.K. Rowling 
35 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)(again) by J.K.Rowling 
36 Hidden Girl, The: A True Story of the Holocaust by Lola Rein Kaufman and Lois Metzger 
37 Hold Tight by Harlan Coben  
38 I, Robot by Isaac Asimov 
39 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown 
40 Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) by Veronica Roth 
41 James Herriot's Treasury of Inspirational Stories for Children by James Herriot 
42 JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte 
43 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 
44 Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou 
45 Love and Freindship (spelling deliberate) by Jane Austen 
46 Many Waters (Time Quartet, Book 4) by Madeleine L'Engle 
47 Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere (Book 3) by Richard Paul Evans 
48 Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen (Book 2) by Richard Paul Evans 
49 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
50 Murder By The Way: A Novel by Betsy Brannon Green 
51 Night by Elie Wiesel 
52 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (twice) 
53 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
54 One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus 
55 Passion: A Fallen Novel (Fallen, Book 3) by Lauren Kate 
56 Persuasion by Jane Austen 
57 Pivot Point by Betsy Brannon Green 
58 Proceed with Caution by Betsy Brannon Green 
59 Rapture: A Fallen Novel (Fallen, Book 4) by Lauren Kate 
60 Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3) by Ally Condie 
61 Sabotaged (The Missing, Book 3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
62 Seekers #2: Great Bear Lake by Erin Hunter 
63 Sent (The Missing, Book 2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
64 Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader edited by Cassandra Clare 
65 Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben 
66 Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 
67 The Appeal by John Grisham 
68 The Associate: A Novel by John Grisham 
69 The Boxcar Children by by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
70 The Boxcar Children Mysteries #2, Surprise by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
71 The Boxcar Children Mysteries #3, The Yellow House Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
72 The Boxcar Children Mysteries #86, The Mystery on Blizzard Mountain by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
73 The Brethren: A Novel by John Grisham 
74 The Broker by John Grisham 
75 The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling 
76 The Confession: A Novel by John Grisham 
77 The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde 
78 The Fiery Heart: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead 
79 The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand 
80 The Giver by Lois Lowry  
81 The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton 
82 The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead 
83 The King of Torts by John Grisham 
84 The Kiss (Witch & Wizard) by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski 
85 The Last Juror: A Novel by John Grisham 
86 The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato 
87 The Litigators: A Novel by John Grisham 
88 The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks 
89 The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, Book Three) by Jean M. Auel 
90 The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, The Holy Bible: Authorized King James Version 
91 The Partner: A Novel by John Grisham 
92 The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children, Book Four) by Jean M. Auel 
93 The Racketeer: A Novel by John Grisham 
94 The Runaway Jury: A Novel by John Grisham 
95 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
96 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
97 The Secret Keeper: A Novel by Kate Morton 
98 The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, Book Five) by Jean M. Auel 
99 The Story of My Life by Helen Keller 
100 The Street Lawyer: A Novel by John Grisham 
101 The Summons: A Novel by John Grisham 
102 The Testament: A Novel by John Grisham 
103 The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children, Book Two) by Jean M. Auel 
104 Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham 
105 Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham 
106 Torment: A Fallen Novel (Fallen, Book 2) by Lauren Kate 
107 Torn (The Missing, Book 4) by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
108 Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix  
109 Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington 
110 We the Living by Ayn Rand 
111 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 
112 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte