Reading Log

2020 Books

1. The Secrets We Kept
2. Ghosted
3. A Million Love Songs
4. The Wife Between Us
5. Where Have All the Boys Gone
6. Love You, Love You Not
7. The Great Ex-Scape
8. The Idea of You
9. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before
11. PS I Still Love You
12. Always and Forever, Lara Jean
13. Don't You Forget About Me
15. This Is Not How It Ends
16. The Blue Bistro
17. The Summer I Turned Pretty
18. It's Not Summer Without You
19. We'll Always Have Summer
20. If I Never Met You
21. The Floating Fledmans
22. You Had Me At Hello
23. After Hello
24. The Beach House
25. Rhythms of Renewal
26. No Judgments
27. The Summer Girls
28. Big Summer
29. The Minute I Saw You
30. It Stated With a Secret
31. The Sweeney Sisters

2019 Books
The year started out strong and faltered after Where the Crawdads Sing. I might be a bit over dramatic, but compares. The list can be found here.

2018 Books
The year I had another baby. 11 books read. None challenging, but all enjoyable, mental "get away" books.  The very short list can be found here.

2017 Books
Not quite as impressive as 2016, but I did manage to read 45 books.  The list can be found here.

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.