Book Tracker

I make an honest attempt to keep on track of everything I've read, but I do a horrible job.  I already know I'm going to miss things I've read this year, because I just can't remember.  And, let's face it, not everything I've read deserves a mention in the recommendations list.  But in case you want to ask me how I liked something, or if you want to discuss something, I'll post what I have picked up over the last year (and maybe a list of to-reads).  Note:  I will not by listing any textbooks for grad school on this list.  I might, however, include the few novels I get to read.  Though, the majority of this list is pleasure reading.

1.  The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls
2.  What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
3.  The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
4.  Beautiful Creatures by Garcia & Stohl
5.  Beautiful Darkness by Garcia & Stohl
6.  Beautiful Chaos by Garcia & Stohl
7.  Beautiful Redemption by Garcia & Stohl
8.  Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle
9.  Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster
10.  The Cider House Rules by John Irving
11.  Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
12.  Empire Falls by Richard Russo
13.  Looking for Alaska by John Green
14.  Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
15.  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
16.  Mortal Instruments:  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
17.  Mortal Instruments:  City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
18.  Mortal Instruments:  City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
19.  Mortal Instruments:  City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
20.  On Becoming BabyWise by Gary Ezzo, MA and Robert Bucknam, MD
21.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Read Again in 2013
1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

1.  The Gunslinger by Stephen King
2.  The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
3.  A Dance with Dragons (Game of Thrones:  Book Five) by George R.R. Martin
4.  The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
5.  Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
6.  Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
7.  Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
8.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
9.  Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
10.  Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
11.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
12.  The Pact by Jodi Picoult
13.  Straight Man by Richard Russo
14.  The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
15.  Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
16.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Wow.  I mean, wow.)
17.  Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
18.  Wild by Cheryl Strayed
19.  The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
20.  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
21.  Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
22.  Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
23.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
24.  Love Story by Nichole Nordeman
25.  Shelter Me by Juliette Fay (Yawn)
26.  The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
27.  When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt (Terrible.  Seriously awful.)
28.  The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
29.  The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
30.  Hoot by Carl Hiassen
31.  The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Not his best work.)
32.  Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
33.  Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
34.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner
35.  A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
36.  The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
37.  It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
38.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
39.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
40.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth
41.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Read Again in 2012
1.  Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
2.  A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
3.  The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
4.  The Nanny Returns
5.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
6.  Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
7.  Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
8.  Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
9.  Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
10. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
11. Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
12. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

1.  Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields
2.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3.  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
4.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5.  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
6.  One Day by David Nicholls
7.  Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall, etc.
8.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
9.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
10. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
11. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
12. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
13. To Kisses for Maddy by Matt Logelin
14. The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
15. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
16. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
17. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
18. Bossypants by Tina Fey
19.  Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
20.  I'm Down by Mishna Wolff
21.  Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
22.  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
23.  The Unlikely Disciple:  A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose
24.  Game of Thrones:  Book One by George R.R. Martin
25.  A Clash of Kings (Game of Thrones:  Book Two) by  George R.R. Martin
26.  A Storm of Swords (Game of Thrones:  Book Three) by George R.R. Martin
27.  Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
28.  Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan

Read Again 2011
*  Dead Until Dark  by Charlaine Harris (she authored everything to Dead and Gone)
*  Living Dead in Dallas 
*  Club Dead
*  Dead to the World
*  Dead as a Doornail
*  Definitely Dead
*  Altogether Dead
*  From Dead to Worse
*  Dead and Gone
*  My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin; Nicola Kraus
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

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