The reading list, since 2007

Books with stars are highly recommended!

1. The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory

2. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

3. Missing by Kate Alvatagen

4. Belle De Jour by Anonymous

5. The Good Wife by Stewart O’nan

6. The Breakdown Lane by Jaqueline Mitchard

7. Shantaram by Gregory David Adams

8. Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde

9. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

10. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

11. The Secret Hour by LuAnn Rice

12. Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

13. Saturday by Ian McEwan

14. Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde

15. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

16. Lullabies for little criminals by Heather O’Neill

17. Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult

18. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

19. Smitten by Janet Evanovich

20. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

21. Alibi by Joseph Kanon

22. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

23. Daddy’s girl by Lisa Scottoline

24. The Emporer’s Children by Claire Messud (1/2 read, I got bored and it was overdue)

25. The Devil’s Feather by Minette Walters

26. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

27. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

28. A thousand Splendid Duns by Khaled Hosseini

29. Kidnapped by Leszli Kalli

30. The Last White Knight by Tami Hoag (blech, couldn’t do it)

31. Suite Francaise by Irine Nemerovsky (barely started before I got bored)

32. Home to Gap Creek by Adriana Trigiani

33. Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

34. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi (half read…boring)

35. Anything Boys Can do by Angie Abdou

36. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paolo Coelho

37. Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

38. Peony in Love by Lisa See

39. Wolves in Chic Clothing by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman

40. Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards

41. The Pesthouse by Jim Crace (barely started before it was due…had potential though)

42. Flying Changes by Sara Gruen

43. Beyond the Blonde by Kathleen Flynn-Hui

44. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

45. The Tailor’s Daughter by Janice Graham

46. The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver (half read, boring and predictable, unlikable characters)

47. Helpless by Barbara Gowdy

48. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

49. Momzillas by Jill Kargman

50. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

51. Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund

52. The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates (Good, but was overdue before I finished it)

53. Adultery by Richard B. Wright

54. The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman

55. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

56. Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love by Anne Thomas Soffee

57. Babyproof by Emily Giffin

58. The Tarneshed Eye by Judith Guest

59. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

60. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

61. Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

62. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella

63. The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou

64. The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren

65. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

66. Drangonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

67. Digging to America by Anne Tyler

68. A Model Summer by Paulina Porizikova

69. Songs Without Words by Ann Packer

70. Room for Love by Andrea Meyers

71. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon


1. Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah

2. Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb*

3. The Lost Highway by David Adams Richards

4. Lottery by Patricia Wood

5. Drums in Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

6. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

7. Le Divorce by Diane Johnson

8. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

9. World Without End by Ken Follett*

10. Truth and Consequences by Alison Lurie

11. The rest of her life by Laura Moriarty

12. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty*

13. Amazing Grace by Danielle Steele (ugh, I had to drive 300km and I just grabbed it at the library as nothing else in looked any better)

14. One Thousand White Women, The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Furgus*

15. Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

16. Light on Snow by Anita Shreve*

17. No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

18. Geek Love by Katharine Gunn

19. Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff*

20. Life on The Refrigerator Door by Alison Kuipers

21. Something Dangerous by Penny Vincenzi

22. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

23. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd*

24. The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine

25. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri*

26. Gods Behaving Badly by Mary Phillips*

27. All he Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve (very boring)

28. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult*

29. The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz Logsted

30. Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

31. Number 10 by Sue Townsend

32. The Lost Mother by Mary McGarry Morris

33. Gardens of Water by Alan Drew*

34. A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris*

35. Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

36. The Queen and I by Sue Townsend

37. Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend

38. Bound by Sally Gunning*

39. Garden of Last days by Andre Dubus III

40. The Story of a Marriage By by Andrew Sean Greer

41. The Widow’s War By Sally Gunning

42. The Condition by Jennifer Haigh

43. An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

44. Into Temptation by Penny Vincenzi

45. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

46. Jonathan Strange and Dr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

47. Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon

48. This Charming Man by Marion Keyes*

49. Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon

50. The Beach House by Jane Green

51. The Song of Silver Frond by Catherine Lim

52. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

53. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson*

53. Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller*

54. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

55. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina Mays

56. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

57. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

58. Land of One Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagen*

59. Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen*

60. Slam by Nick Hornby

61. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

62. The Woods by Harlan Coben

63. The Rock Orchard by Paula Wall*

64. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

65. Anyway You Want Me by Lucy Diamond

66. Goldengrove by Francine Prose

67. What was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn

68. The boy in The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne*

69. A Mile in my Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson

70. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

71. The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky

72. Testimony by Anita Shreve


1) Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos

2) Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy

3) Belong to me by Marisa De Los Santos

4) The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

5) Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

6) Addition by Toni Jordan

7) The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey

8 ) Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez

9) The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

10) Shanghai Girls by Lisa See*

11) Forgiving Troy by Thom Bierdz*

12) The School for Husbands by Wendy Holden

13) Any Man: A Fictionalized Account of Something That Really Happened by Louise Corum*

14) Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

15) Catch Me When I Fall by Nicci French

16) Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

17) Still Life by Joy Fielding

18) Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison

19) Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff

20) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

21) While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky (audio)

22) The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

23) The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich

24) The Help by Kathryn Stockett


1) Still life with Elephant by Judy Reene Singer

2) Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Beth Harbison

3) Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

4) The Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen

5) The Innocent by Harlan Cobin

6) Trouble by Kate Christensen

7) Suddenly By Barbara Delinsky

8) Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian*

9) The Road by Cormac McCarthy (so boring I could not finish it)

10) The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

11) The Way home by George Pelecanos *

12) Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby*

13) The Last Kiss by Luanne Rice

14) Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

15) A dirty Job by Christopher Moore*

16) The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova*

17) Little Bee by Chris Cleave*

18) Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (too boring to finish)

19) The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens*

20) Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah*

21) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

22) Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinski

23) The Murderers Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers*

24) Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice

25) Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill*

26) The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman*

27) The Matzo Ball Heiress by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

28) Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (good, but very sad)

29) The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyers

30) The Last Child by John Hart

31) Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant

32) Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson*

33) Masterpiece by Elisa Broach

34) The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (bored me to tears…only got to the third Chapter)

35) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (I did not finish it…it was good but not good enough for keep plugging away. Also it was in a format I could only read on my phone, so I did not read it as much as I’d like, since I like to read on my lap-top when I am at home)

36) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

37) I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman*

38) Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

39) Room by Emma Donoghue*

40) White Mary by Kira Salak*

41) The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

42) Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue

43) Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer

44) The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

45) The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker*

46) Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

47) The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf*

48) Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda*

49) The Lonely Polgamist by Brady Udall*

50) One Day by David Nicholls*

51) Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

52) The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

53) The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal


1. The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch (I did not finish this. It was good, but not good enough to keep me reading with so many other temptations).

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot*

3. Long Lost by Harlan Coben

4. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova*

5. All Saints By Liam Callanan

6. Ape House by Sara Gruen* (I loved this so much I read it in one night…never even had time to change my side-bar, and am now back to #5)

7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

8. The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal

9. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares*

10. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

11. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

12. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

13. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow

14. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

15. Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

16. Sing You Home by Jodi Picooult

17. Made in the USA by Billie Letts

18. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

19. Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan

20. Songs Without Words by Ann Packer (boring…barely read)

21. The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht (ditto)

22. Annabel by Kathleen Winter*

23. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (couldn’t get into it)

24. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender*

25. Incendiary by Chris Cleave

26. Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison

27. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

28. The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg

29. Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

30. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

31. Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison

32. These things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf*

33. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern*

34. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland*

35. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (half read…couldn’t get into it)

36. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs*

37. The Abortionist’s Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde

38. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me ? (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling***

39. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

40. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes


(Started editions are highly recommended)

1. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

2. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay*

3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach*

4. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

5. My name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (failed to absorb me, dropped it)

6. Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray

7. The Story of beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon*

8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James (the hype pulled me in! Poorly written and the naughty parts are cliche)

9. In the Heart of the Canyon by Elisabeth Hyde*

10. Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

11. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen (got bored and gave up)

12. I’ve got your number by Sophie Kinsella

13. The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou*

14. Defending Jacob by William Landay

15. 50 Shades Darker by E.L. James

16. Fighting Gravity by Leah Petersen

17. 50 Shades Freed by E.L. James (Could not finish. Blech)

18. Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

19. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

20. Matched by Ally Condie

21. Crossed by Ally Condie

22. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian*

23. Gold by Chris Cleve*

23. Just One Look by Harlan Coben

24. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

25. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker*

26. Our Husband by Stephanie Bond

27. Divergent by Veronica Roth

28. The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets by Kathleen Alcott*

29. Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

30. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker*

31. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry

32. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

33. Heft by Liz Moore

34. The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

35. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

36. Helen Keller in Love by Rosie Sultan (boring)

37. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt*

38. You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers

39. Falling Together by Marisa De Los Santos*

40. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf*

41. The Space Between Us by Thirty Umrigar*

42. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty*

43. Wonder by R.J. Pelacio

44. Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

45. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett


1. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (blush. It was free.)

2. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

4. The Almost Archer Sisters by Lisa Gabriele

4. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn*

5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

6. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn*

7. The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay*

8. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

9. On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

10. The Bodyfinder by Kimberley Derting

11. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Labin

12. Married With Zombies by Jesse Peterson

13. Everybody has Everything by Katrina Onstad

14. The Dinner by Herman Koch

15. Barring Some Unforeseen Accident by Jackson Tippett McCrae*

16. Once Upon a Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg

17. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlaine*

18. Sister by Rosamund Lupton

10. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (I really wanted to love this book, but it was tedious and I stopped caring and gave up 3/4 of the way through)

11. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

12. We Only Know so Much by Elizabeth Crane

13. The Summer I learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

15. Caught by Harlem Cobin

16. Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

17. Where’d You Go Bernadette? By Maria Semple

18. Caught by Harlan Coben

19. In The Woods by Tana French

20. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

21. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

22. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

23. And When She was Good by Laura Lippman

24. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (had to return before I finished)

25. When You Were Older by Catherine Ryan Hyde

26. Inside by Alex Ohlion*

27. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

28. Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde

29. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

30. The Likeness by Tana French

31. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld*

32. Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley*

33. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty*

34. Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand

35. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes*

36. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight*

37. Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

38. The Cockoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) (Couldn’t get into it)

39. Faithful Place by Tana French

40. Lexicon by Max Barry*

41. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell*

42. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

43. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier*

44. Schroder by Amity Gaige

45. Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton*

46. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (the first time!)

47. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison*

48. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell*

49. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Morra (gave it up)

50. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan*

51. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion*

52. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

52. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

53. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt (didn’t finish)

3. FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell

4. Five days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (still didn’t finish)

6. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

7. The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian*

8. One More Thing by BJ Novak

9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt*

10. Looking for Alaska by John Green

11. We Are Water by Wally Lamb

12. The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal

13. The Bear by Claire Cameron

14. The Here and Now by Anne Brashares

15. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart*

16. Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse

17. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

18. Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

19. The Vacationers by Emma Straub*

20. Heart Logic by Sarah Chessher

21. Tempting Fate by Jane Green

22. The Julian Chapter by RJ Palacio

23. What We Lost in the Dark by Jacquelyn Mitchard

24. The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley*

25. That Night by Chevy Stevens*

26. Landline by Rainbow Rowell*

27. California by Edan Lepucki

28. Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes*

29. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Folwer

30 The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

31. Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly*

32. Adultery by Paulo Coelho

33. The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim

32. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick*

33. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer*

34. The girl with all the gifts by M.R. Carey*

35. The Children Act by Ian McEwen*

36. Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

37. She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

38. Before I go to sleep by S.J. Watson*

39. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin*****

40. The book of unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez*

41. One plus one by Jojo Moyes*

42. Euphoria by Lily King


1. Euphoria by Lily King

2. Boy. Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi (I didn’t finish it. Unfortunately read a review that was basically a summary, and then lost interest because I knew what would happen)

3. The Believers by Zoë Heller*

4. Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel*

6.The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins*

7. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (great until the last chapter!)

8. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (couldn’t get into it)

9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng* (excellent, but also heartbreaking)

10. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

11. The Paying Guests by Sarah Walters

12. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

13. Sold by Patricia Mckormick

14. Last night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel*

15. Thirty Girls by Susan Minot (couldn’t do it. Whiny main character)

16. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh*

17. Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle

18. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zeven

19.The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (trying again, love Jojo Moyes too much not to)

20. Addition by Toni Jordan

21. Language of Silence by Peggy Webb

22. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

23. Landing by Emma Donoghue

24. Normal: A Novel by Graeme Cameron

25. Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

26. The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel*

27. The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah*

28. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

29. Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories by Katherine Heiny

30. The Actress by Amy Sohn

31. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

32. The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel*

34. Hugo and Rose by Briget Foley

35. Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

34. Every Day by David Levithan

35. A little life by Hanya Yanagihara*

36. Forgive me, Leonard peacock by Matthew Quick

37. Shop of Brides by Jojo Moyes

38. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

39. A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

40. Pretty baby by Mary Kubika

41. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

42. The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes*

43. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

44. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

45. Touch by Claire North*

46. Middle Groud by Katie Kacvinsky

47. The First Bad Man by Miranda July

48. Close your eyes, hold hands by Chris Bohjalian

49. If I fall, if I die by Michael Christie


1. Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

2.Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

3. Fifty Mice: A novel by Danel Pyne

4. After You by Jojo Moyes *

5. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

6. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

7. The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin *

8. The House Girl by Tara Conklin*

9. You by Caroline Kepnes*

10. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

11. The One and Only by Emily Giffin

12. The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard

13. The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North*

14. The Pocket Wife by Susan H. Crawford

15. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff*

16. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld*

17. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

18. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

19. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

20. Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

21. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

21. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher  by Dana Alison Levy (kid’s book)

22. Bittersweet by Stephanie Danler

23. Fiona and Ulysses by  Kate DiCamillo (kid’s book)

24. People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

25. The Fireman by Joe Hill

26. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee (kid’s book)

27. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover *

28. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin*

29. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

30. The Girls by Emma Cline*

31. The Unseen World by Liz Moore

32. 13 ways of Looking at a fat girl by Mona Awad

33. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson*

34. Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

35.  The beauty of humanity movement by Camilla Gibb*

36. Truly madly guilty by Liane Moriarty

37.  Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

38. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins

39.  Book of Lost Things by John Connelly


1.All The Ugly and Wonderful Things*

2. Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

3. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

4. I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh

5. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

6. This is how it always is by the Laurie Frankel*

7. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerre*

8. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuval

9. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See*

10. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

11. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

12. Behind her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

13. The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

14. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby*

15. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

16. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

17. The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

18. Come Away With Me by Karma Brown

19. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

20. When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel

21. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi*

22. You Will Know Me Megan Abbott

23. New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

24. Nigh Road by Kristin Hannah*

25. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid*

26. Replica by Lauren Oliver

27. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo*

28. Everything everything by Nicola Yoon

28. The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker**

29. Queenpin by Megan Abbott

30. Next year, for sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson

31. Woman no. 17 by Edan Lepucki

32. the Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

33. Die a Little by Megan Abbott

34. Eleanor Oliphant is completely Fine by Gail Honeyman*

35. The Twelve-Mile Stright by Elanor Henderson*

36. Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

37. Fierce Kingdon by Gin Phillips

38. The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve*

39. Too Late by Colleen Hoover

40. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

41. Modern Girls by Jennifer S Brown

42. Do Not Become Alrmed by Maile Meloy

43. The finishing school by Joanna Goodman*

44. The woman in cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

45. Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

46. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas*

47. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult*

48. The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

49. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

50. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover*

51. Colorblind by Siera Maley

52. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng*


1. Beartown by Fredrik Backman**

2. The Girl Before by JP Delaney

3. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

4. I lIked by Life by Abby Fabiaschi

5. Holding Up With Universe by Jennifer Niven*

6. The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

7. Lie Lay Lain by Bryn Greenwood*

8. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

9. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan*

10. The Color of our Sky by Amita Trasi

11. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

12. Pretty Little World by Elizabeth LaBan

13. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny

14. The Great Aloneby Kristin Hannah

15. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds*

16. 15 Dogs by Andre Alexis

17. Goodnight form London by Jennifer Robson

18. The ALice Network by Kate Quinn*

19. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

20. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

21. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


7 thoughts on “The reading list, since 2007

  1. Have you read any books by Amy Tan? She’s one of my favorite writers and focuses on relationships between mothers and daughters. Very inspirational.

  2. Heena I have read most of Amy Tan’s books and really enjoyed them. I havbe not yet read her most recent one, Saving Fish From Drowning. but hope to this year. It is available on audio I know, so I’ll likely listen to it!

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