Reading List

2017 Books

1. Amanda's Wedding
2. We Were On A Break
3. My (not so) Perfect Life
4. A Year of Being Single
5. Today Will Be Different
6. It Ends With Us
7. Finding Audrey
8. I Heart London
9. Cancel the Wedding
10.  Swear On This Life
11. Nowhere But Here
12. Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?
13. After The Rain
14. The F Word
15. Nearlyweds
16. Second Time Around
17. Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay
18. The Marriage Lie
19. The Beach Cafe
20. The Forever House
21. Almost A Bride
22. One Night in Italy
23. One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter
24. People I Want To Punch In The Throat
25. The Last Piece of My Heart
26. Christmas at the Beach Cafe/Christmas Gifts at the Beach Cafe/Baby at the Beach Cafe
27. A Rural Affair
28. The Wedding Day
29. The Cafe by the Sea
30. A Crowded Marriage

My Life in France* 
Theft by Finding*

* In progress (working on - these are going to take a while)

2016 Books
One my 2016 New Years Resolutions (and the one I was able to keep pretty well) was to read everyday. Here's a list of what I've read thus far. You can pick your jaw off the floor now, these aren't exactly considered deep or heavy reads. The list can be found here.

You can't go wrong with these authors.
(Read: I've read every single one of their books.)
Stacey Ballis

Hester Browne

Liza Palmer

Laura Dave

Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham

Jen Lancaster - her early books are much better than her more recent ones

Celia Rivenbark

David Sedaris

Jill Mansell

Paige Toon

Carole Matthews

Brenda Janowitz

Anita Hughes

Stories that aren't true (some call these "fiction")
The Art of French Kissing by Kristin Harmel - (It isn't what you think, I promise!)

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

Goundswell by Katie Lee

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline - Not my typical go to chick lit, but I couldn't put it down. 

A Million Little Pieces by James Fray - Despite the controversy, this is a good and challenging read (thanks to the lack of major punctuation). 

The Nanny Diaries by Emily Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus

One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell - I'm not a Sex in the City gal, but this book's good.

Stay by Allie Larkin - A book about a dog and the dog doesn't die!

The Wives of Bath by Wendy Holden

Stories that are semi-true (also known as "non-fiction")
The Defense Never Rests: A Lawyer's Quest For The Gospel by Craig Parton - A church book! And one I can really relate to.

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel - This book will make you laugh until you cry until you laugh again. 

It's Not Me It's You by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor - Very funny (I like funny) and a one sitting read. She also has some mommy books I'm going to check out this summer (despite not being a mommy).

Marcus of Umbria by Justine van der Leun


Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein

My Life From Scratch by Gesine Bullock-Prado - Sister of Sandra Bullock. Comes with some yummy recipes. Originally released as "Confessions of a Closet Master Baker."


White House Nannies: True Tales From the Other Department of Homeland Security by Barbara Kline - If you enjoy politics and celebrities (and who doesn't?) you'll enjoy this one.