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Books read (2014 -16)


  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  2. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson (audio book)
  3. Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews
  4. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (audio book)
  5. Stella Bain by Anita Shreve (audio book)
  6. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin (ebook)
  7. The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise
  8. Never Too Little to Love by Jeanne Willis
  9. Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall
  10. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (audio book)
  11. Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone
  12. Parkland by Vincent Bugliosi (audio book)
  13. This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
  14. The Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy
  15. Find Momo by Andrew Knapp
  16. The Bear by Claire Cameron
  17. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (audio book)
  18. Forever by Emma Dodd
  19. Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone
  20. Tampa by Alissa Nutting
  21. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (audio book)
  22. Byrd by Kim Church
  23. Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando (ebook)
  24. The Perfect Score Project by Debbie Stier (audio book)
  25. In the Blood by Lisa Unger (audio book)
  26. The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos (audio book)
  27. Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko
  28. Starter House by Sonja Condit
  29. Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid by Nikki Giovanni
  30. Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg
  31. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (ebook)
  32. Miss Emily by Burleigh Mutén
  33. Defending Jacob by William Landay
  34. Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg
  35. Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn (audio book)
  36. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (audio book)
  37. The Greatest Star on Earth by Kate Klise
  38. Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson (audio book)
  39. The Whiskey Baron by Jon Sealy
  40. Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (audio book)
  41. Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg
  42. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
  43. Take This Man by Brando Skyhorse
  44. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (audio book)
  45. HRC by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes (audio book)
  46. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  47. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  48. Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn (audio book)
  49. Fish Finelli: Operation Fireball by E. S. Farber
  50. A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York by  Liana Finck
  51. Stuff Every American Should Know by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese
  52. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
  53. Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble by Megan McDonald
  54. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (audio book)
  55. Love Life by Rob Lowe (audio book)
  56. The Hollow Ground by Natalie S. Harnett
  57. Let’s Just Say it Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton (audio book)
  58. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  59. If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd
  60. Toto Trouble: Back to Crass by Thierry Coppée
  61. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl (audio book)
  62. The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry
  63. Let the Tornado Come by Rita Zoey Chin
  64. The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (audio book)
  65. Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
  66. The One & Only by Emily Giffin (audio book)
  67. Here and Again by Nicole R. Dickson (audio book)
  68. The Accidental Book Club by Jennifer Scott
  69. Kelsey Green, Reading Queen by Claudia Mills
  70. Season to Taste by Natalie Young
  71. I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin (audio book)
  72. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  73. Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills
  74. Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen
  75. Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game by Amy Hsu Lin
  76. Awkwardly Ever After by Marni Bates
  77. The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe (audio book)
  78. China Dolls by Lisa See (audio book)
  79. The Competition by Marcia Clark
  80. The Magic School Bus Presents Sea Creatures
  81. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian (audio book)
  82. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
  83. Raccoon Rampage by Andrew Cope
  84. Boy 21 by Matthew Quick (audio book)
  85. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon
  86. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
  87. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  88. The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio (e-book)
  89. Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich
  90. Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok (audio book)
  91. Lola Goes to the Doctor by Marcia Goldman
  92. Factory Man by Beth Macy (audio book)
  93. The Bunny Rabbit Show! by Sandra Boynton
  94. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (ebook)
  95. The Blue Fox by Sjón
  96. Tomboy by Liz Prince
  97. Pinkerton, Behave by Steven Kellog (ebook)
  98. Her by Harriet Lane
  99. The Top Secret Diary of Celie Valentine: Friendship Over by Julie Sternberg
  100. The Farm by Tom Rob Smith (audio book)
  101. Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion by Derek Hough
  102. The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield
  103. Snoop Troop: It Came from Beneath the Playground by Kirk Scroggs
  104. Revolution by Deborah Wiles (audio book)
  105. The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah (ebook)
  106. Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin
  107. A Good Marriage by Stephen King (audio book)
  108. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  109. I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein
  110. City of Bones by Michael Connelly (audio book)
  111. The Lost Book of Mormon by Avi Steinberg (ebook)
  112. Big Nate: Game On! by Lincoln Peirce
  113. The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline
  114. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman
  115. Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan! by Jeffrey Brown
  116. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (audio book)
  117. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
  118. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  119. Shadows in the Vineyard by Maximillian Potter
  120. Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
  121. Sunny Sweet Is So NOT Sorry by Jennifer Ann Mann
  122. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins (audio book)
  123. The World of PostSecret by Frank Warren
  124. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (ebook and print)
  125. A Bowl of Olives by Sara Midda
  126. The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
  127. The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
  128. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
  129. LuLu in La La Land by Elisabeth Wolf
  130. Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella (audio book)


  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata
  3. The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
  4. Seeds of Freedom by Hester Bass
  5. 101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt
  6. What in God’s Name by Simon Rich
  7. Caminar by Skila Brown
  8. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  9. Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow (ebook)
  10. Maus II A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
  11. Blue Suburbia by Laurie Lico Albanese
  12. The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman (audio book)
  13. Penguin Pandemonium by Jeanne Willis
  14. The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
  15. The Fashion Book by DK Publishing
  16. I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag by Jennifer Gilbert
  17. Ella by Mallory Kasdan
  18. The Miracles of Prato by Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz
  19. Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
  20. Dataclysm by Christian Rudder
  21. Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt
  22. Lola and Tattletale Zeke by Marcia Goldman
  23. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
  24. The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy (audio book)
  25. Won Ton and Chopstick by Lee Wardlaw
  26. The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek
  27. The Painter by Peter Heller (audio book)
  28. We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg
  29. What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey (audio book)
  30. Mesmerized by Mara Rockliff
  31. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
  32. The Boy Problem (Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy) by Kami Kinard
  33. The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby
  34. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (audio book)
  35. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  36. Aquarium by David Vann (ebook)
  37. Find Momo Coast to Coast by Andrew Knapp
  38. The BFG by Roald Dahl (audio book)
  39. The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy
  40. Izzy Barr, Running Star by Claudia Mills
  41. Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
  42. Field of Prey by John Sandford (audio book)
  43. Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner
  44. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Anabel Pitcher (audio book)
  45. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  46. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  47. Cut Me Loose by Leah Vincent
  48. Find the Good by Heather Lende
  49. Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  50. If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley
  51. The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
  52. Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green
  53. Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick
  54. Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
  55. Madame Martine by Sarah S. Brannen
  56. Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
  57. A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
  58. The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony
  59. The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
  60. Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt (audio book)
  61. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  62. The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig
  63. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
  64. Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard (e-book)
  65. I Funny by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
  66. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (audio book)
  67. Break These Rules edited by Luke Reynolds
  68. No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub
  69. The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
  70. The Secret Garden: A Flowers Primer by Jennifer Adams
  71. Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer by Jennifer Adams
  72. Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
  73. Expect a Miracle by Jenny Long with Bob Der
  74. Mariella Mystery Investigates A Kitty Calamity by Kate Pankhurst
  75. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  76. Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon
  77. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
  78. Radioactive by Lauren Redniss
  79. Goodnight Selfie by Scott Menchin
  80. I Am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon
  81. I Don’t Like Snakes by Nicola Davies
  82. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (audio book)
  83. Edgar and the Tree House of Usher by Jennifer Adams
  84. The Daughter by Jane Shemilt
  85. Displacement by Lucy Knisley
  86. Anchor and Flares by Kate Braestrup
  87. The Theft of Memory by Jonathan Kozol (ebook)
  88. The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler
  89. You by Caroline Kepnes (audio book)
  90. Emma: An Emotions Primer by Jennifer Adams
  91. Treasure Island: A Shapes Primer by Jennifer Adams
  92. A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen
  93. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  94. We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (ebook)
  95. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
  96. Counting Lions by Katie Cotton
  97. Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller
  98. Hotel Moscow by Talia Carner
  99. Pledged by Alexandra Robbins
  100. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
  101. Newport by Jill Morrow
  102. Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings (audio book)
  103. My Story, My Song by Lucimarian Roberts (audio book)
  104. Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
  105. The Wishbone Wish by Megan McDonald
  106. Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann B. Ross
  107. Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont
  108. Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman
  109. A Remarkable Kindness by Diana Bletter
  110. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  111. The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
  112. This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
  113. City of Women by David R. Gillham (audio book)
  114. Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
  115. The Christmas Angel by Jane Maas
  116. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (ebook)
  117. The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle
  118. The Tale of Rescue by Michael J. Rosen
  119. The Journey of the Penguin by Emiliano Ponzi
  120. The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
  121. Chickens in the Road by Suzanne McMinn
  122. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


  1. Troublemaker by Leah Remini (audio book)
  2. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  3. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  4. Puppy Pirates: Catnapped! by Erin Soderberg
  5. Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam
  6. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audio book)
  7. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  8. The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (e-book)
  9. The Trouble with Ants by Claudia Mills
  10. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (audio book)
  11. Like Family by Paolo Giordano
  12. How to Mend a Heart by Sara Gillingham
  13. Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
  14. The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower or John Howland’s Good Fortune by P. J. Lynch
  15. The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell
  16. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer (audio book)
  17. I Was a Child by Bruce Eric Kaplan (e-book)
  18. World Gone By by Dennis Lehane
  19. Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka by Lincoln Peirce (e-book)
  20. House Arrest by K. A. Holt
  21. Snoopy: Party Animal by Charles M Schulz (e-book)
  22. Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (audio book)
  23. Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
  24. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  25. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes (audio book)
  26. Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
  27. I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis
  28. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer (audio book)
  29. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (audio book)
  30. Sober Stick Figure by Amber Tozer (e-book)
  31. It Came From Ohio: My Life as a Writer by R. L. Stine
  32. Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill
  33. What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross (audio book)
  34. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (audio book)
  35. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  36. Mariella Mystery Investigates The Spaghetti Yeti by Kate Pankhurst
  37. Book: My Autobiography by John Agard
  38. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R. J. Palacio
  39. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  40. The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York by Geoff Rodkey
  41. Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen (audio book)
  42. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  43. American Housewife by Helen Ellis (e-book)
  44. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (audio book)
  45. The Children by Ann Leary
  46. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (audio book)
  47. Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
  48. Beer Money by Frances Stroh (audio book)
  49. Free Verse by Sarah Dooley
  50. The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene
  51. Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
  52. Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young
  53. Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas
  54. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (audio book)
  55. Something New by Lucy Knisley (e-book)
  56. Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
  57. Awesome America by Katy Steinmetz
  58. Animal Bites: Farm Animals by Laaren Brown
  59. Animal Bites: Wild Animals by Laaren Brown
  60. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin (audio book)
  61. Unearthed by Alexandra Risen
  62. The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
  63. The United States of Beer by Dane Huckelbridge
  64. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (audio book)
  65. Stir by Jessica Fechtor (e-book)
  66. The Circus Goes to Sea by Kate Klise
  67. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas (audio book)
  68. Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs by Lincoln Peirce (e-book)
  69. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  70. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  71. Animal Planet Animal Atlas by James Buckley, Jr.
  72. The Choices We Make by Karma Brown (audio book)
  73. When Penny Met POTUS by Rachel Ruiz
  74. Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
  75. Jedi Academy: A New Class by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  76. 101 Reasons Why I’m NOT Taking a Bath by Stacy McAnulty
  77. Trying to Float by Nicolaia Rips
  78. The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes (audio book)
  79. Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
  80. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (e-book)
  81. 9 ½ Narrow by Patricia Morrisroe
  82. Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
  83. Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst (audio book)
  84. Marcel by Eda Akaltun (e-book)
  85. Library of Luminaries: Coco Chanel by Zena Alkayat & Nina Cosford
  86. Library of Luminairies: Frida Kahlo by Zena Alkayat & Nina Cosford
  87. The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard (audio book)
  88. The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy
  89. Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
  90. The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta
  91. Moo by Sharon Creech (e-book)
  92. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  93. Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers by Kent Clark and Brandon T. Snider
  94. Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon
  95. The Expats by Chris Pavone (audio book)
  96. Tales From the Scaremaster: Werewolf Weekend by B. A. Frade ad Stacia Deutsch
  97. Burn by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  98. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
  99. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
  100. Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlanksy
  101. The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear
  102. When in French by Lauren Collins (audio book and print)
  103. The Good Dog by Todd Kessler
  104. Mister Cleghorn’s Seal by Judith Kerr
  105. Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts by Nick Seluk
  106. The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman
  107. Sports Illustrated Kids: My First Book of Hockey
  108. Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell
  109. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  110. Leave Me by Gayle Forman (audio book)
  111. A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe
  112. Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones
  113. Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat
  114. The South in Color: A Visual Journal by William Ferris
  115. Good as Gone by Amy Gentry (audio book)
  116. The Girl Who Slept With God by Val Brelinski
  117. The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key
  118. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  119. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
  120. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (audio book)
  121. The Lost Gift: A Christmas Story by Kallie George and Stephanie Graegin
  122. The Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
  123. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (audio book)
  124. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
  125. Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr
  126. How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue
  127. With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel
  128. The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis (audio book)
  129. Dogs and Their People by BarkPost
  130. Between Breaths by Elizabeth Vargas (audio book)
  131. Darktown by Thomas Mullen
  132. Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan
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  1. December 23, 2016 11:38 am

    At first, when I started reading the book list, a true measure of a person, I thought that I might have transferred to the old Manhattan phone directory, by mistake. “I am Malala” is a tremendous read, especially for those in the West who assume that everyone has a great life, just like us/

    I would suggest “Half the Sky”, by Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. It feeds of off Malala’s book in that it compares how developing economies, such as those in East and Southeast Asia, have prospered by educating women (Half the Sky, using Mao’s term).

    The authors won a joint Pulitzer for their reporting from Beijing, during the Tiananmen Square massacre, in 1989. Other books of theirs follow on the same path.

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