It's always fun to look back over what you've been reading through the years, so here is the place for my list. I include everything here, not just my favorites. I just like to keep track! I hope you find some fun new books to curl up with and some familiar ones to revisit. I would love, too, to hear about your favorites in the comment section below.

26. When You Read This
by Mary Adkins

25. Big Summer
by Jennifer Weiner

24. This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger

23. Sourdough or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market
by Robin Sloan

22. The Borrower 
by Rebecca Makkai

21. Heavy
by Kiese Laymon

20. How to Be an Anti-Racist
by Ibram X. Kendi

19. The Spectators
by Jennifer duBois

18. Dear Edward
by Ann Napolitano

17. People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks

16. A Woman is No Man
by Etaf Rum

15. American Dirt
by Jeanine Cummins

14. The Guest Book
by Sarah Blake

13. The Queen of Hearts
by Kimmery Martin

12. Fake Like Me
by Barbara Bourland

11. Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

10. Long, Bright River
by Liz Moore

9. The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett

8. Be Frank with Me
by Julia Claiborne Johnson

7. Mrs. Everything
by Jennifer Weiner

6. Ferris Beach
by Jill McCorkle

5. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles

4. A Better Man
by Louise Penny

3. Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata

2. City of Girls
by Elizabeth Gilbert

1. The Starless Sea
by Erin Morgenstern


19. The Last Romantics
by Tara Conklin

18. The Waiter
by Matias Faldbakken

17. The Lager Queen of Minnesota
by J. Ryan Stradal

16. The Expectations
by Alexander Tilney

15. The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai

14. The Queen of the South
by Arturo Perez-Reverte

13. Number One Chinese Restaurant
by Lillian Li

12. All This I Will Give to You
by Dolores Redon

11. The Witch Elm
by Tana French

10. Deep Work
by Cal Newport

9. Everything Under
by Daisy Johnson

8. A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry

7. The Muse
by Jessie Burton

6. The Snow Gypsy
by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

5. Home Fire
by Kamila Shamsie

4. The Garden Party
by Grace Dane Mazur

3. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows 
by Balli Kaur Jaswal

2. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
by Shonda Rimes

1. The Kingdom of the Blind
by Louise Penny


34. The Ensemble
by Aja Gabel

33. Improvement
by Joan Silber

32. Glass Houses
by Louise Penny

31. A Great Reckoning
by Louise Penny

30. Unsheltered
by Barbara Kingsolver

29. The Nature of the Beast
by Louise Penny

28. The Music Shop
by Rachel Joyce

27. Rich People Problems
by Kevin Kwan

26. China Rich Girlfriend
by Kevin Kwan

25. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story
by Dan Harris

24. Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan

23. The Bookshop
by Penelope Fitzgerald

22. The Marsh King's Daughter
by Karen Dionne

21. When Life Gives You Lululemons
by Lauren Weisberger

20. Less
by Andrew Sean Greer

19. Tangerine
by Christine Mangan

18. The Keeper of Lost Things
by Ruth Hogan

17. The Glitch
by Elisabeth Cohen

16. My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired
by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander

15. The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer

14. Heroes of the Frontier
by Dave Eggers

13. Dancing with the Tiger
by Lili Wright

12. Monsoon Mansion
by Cinelle Barnes

11. The Immortalists
by Chloe Benjamin

10. A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara

9. Manhattan Beach
by Jennifer Egan

8. Pachinko
by Min Jin Lee

7. We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

6. The Long Way Home
by Louise Penny

5. The House at the Edge of the Night
by Catherine Banner

4. Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King

3. Shrill
by Lindy West

2. The Beautiful Mystery
by Louise Penny

1. My Absolute Darling
by Gabriel Tallent


26. The Improbability of Love
by Hannah Rothschild

25. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
by Katarina Bivald

24. A Trick of the Light
by Louise Penny

23. Bury Your Dead
by Louise Penny

22. Where Jasmine Blooms
by Holly S. Warah

21. The Reminders
by Val Emmich

20. The Last Days of Cafe Leila 
by Donia Bijan

19. Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng

18. The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel
by Jenny Colgan

17. Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

16. Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A Novel
by Julie Lawson Timmer

15. How the Light Gets In
by Louise Penny

14. Digital Fortress
by Dan Brown

13. The Garden of Small Beginnings
by Abbi Waxman

12. Nobody is Ever Missing
by Catherine Lacey

11. The Ramblers
by Aidan Donnelly Rowley

10. The Assistants
by Camille Perri

9. A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

8. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert

7. The Hopefuls
by Jennifer Close

6. Ambulance Girl
by Jane Stern

5. Dreams from My Father: A Tale of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama

4. All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

3. The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

2. Hillbilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance

1. Sacred Games
by Vikram Chandra


25. The Slow Waltz of Turtles
by Katherine Pancol

24. The Nix
by Nathan Hill

23. Britt-Marie was here
by Frederik Backman

22. The Mothers
by Brit Bennett

21. The Trespasser
by Tana French

20. This is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper

19. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

18. The Nest
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

17. The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things
by Courtney Elizabeth Mauk

16. Commonwealth
by Ann Patchett

15. The Brutal Telling
by Louise Penny

14. Ordinary Grace
by William Kent Krueger

13. Girl Waits with Gun
by Amy Stewart

12. Under Major Domo Minor
by Patrick DeWitt

11. The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell

10. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
by Carrie Brownstein

9. Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff

8. Kitchens of the Great Midwest
by J. Ryan Stradal

7. Furiously Happy
by Jenny Lawson

6. Detroit: An American Autopsy
by Charlie LeDuff

5. How to Catch a Frog
by Heather Ross

4. The Turner House
by Angela Flourney

3. A Man Called Ove
by Frederik Backman

2. Big Magic
by Elizabeth Gilbert

1. The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak


A Rule Against Murder
by Louise Penny

The Cruelest Month
by Louise Penny

The Little Paris Bookshop
by Nina George

Fatal Grace
by Louise Penny

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital
by Lorrie Moore

by David Nicholls

Still Life  * * * *
by Louise Penny

The Book of Speculation
by Erika Swyler

Good Harbor
by Anita Diamant

All the Birds, Singing  * * * 1/2
by Evie Wyld

We Are Not Ourselves  * * * *
by Matthew Thomas

The Girl on the Train * *
by Paula Awkins

The Accidental Creative  * * * 1/2
by Todd Henry

We Are Pirates  * * * *
by Daniel Handler

The Examined Life  * * * *
by Stephen Grosz

Yes, Please   * * * * 1/2
by Amy Poehler

In Some Other World, Maybe   * * 1/2
by Shari Goldhagen

The Paying Guest  * * * *
by Sarah Waters

One Plus One  * * * 
by Jojo Moyes

Landline  * * * 
by Rainbow Rowell

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  * * * 1/2
by Alan Bradley

A Tale for the Time Being  * * * * 1/2
by Ruth Ozeki

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  * * * 1/2
by Anton Disclafani

Station Eleven  * * * * 
by Emily St. John Mandel

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves  * * * 1/2
by Karen Joy Fowler

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  * * *
by Mindy Kaling

Bread and Butter  * * *
by Michelle Wildgen


The Secret Place
by Tana French

Crossing to Safety
by Wallace Stegner

Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar
by Kelly Oxford

Blood Will Out
by Walter Kirn

The Vacationers
by Emily Straub

The Steady Running of the Hour
by Justin Go

The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Bootstrapper: From broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm
by Mardi Link

by Patrick Ness

Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I
by Colin Meloy

The Girl You Left Behind
by JoJo Moyes

The Fever Tree
by Jennifer McVeigh

The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
by Julia Reed


47. Panopticon
by Jenni Fagan

46. We Are Water
by Wally Lamb

45. The Goldfinch
by Donna Tart

44. The Round House
by Louise Erdrich

43. And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Housseini

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

41. The City of Devi
by Manil Suri

40. The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

39. Committed
by Elizabeth Gilbert

38. Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen

37. The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout

36. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo

35. Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann

34. Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson

33. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
by David Sedaris

32. The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

31. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
by Mason Curry

30. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind
Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei

29. Bad Boy
by Eric Fischl

28. Yes, Chef
by Marcus Samuelsson

27. The Tender Bar
by J.R. Moehringer

26. The Dinner
by Herman Koch

25. The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe

24. Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes

23. Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots
by Jessica Soffer

22. Autobiography of a Face
by Lucy Grealy

21. Dry
by Augusten Burroughs

20. Vampires in the Lemon Grove
by Karen Russell

19. Truth and Beauty
by Ann Patchett

18. Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand

17. The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman

16. Wild
by Cheryl Strayed

15. Telegraph Avenue
by Michael Chabon

14. Say Nice Things About Detroit
by Scott Lasser

13. The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin

12. The Last Runaway
by Tracy Chevalier

11. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce

10. In the Shadow of the Banyan
by Vaddey Ratner

9. The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker

8. An Object of Beauty
by Steve Martin

7. The Lifeboat
by Charlotte Rogan

6. Under the Bright Lights
by Daniel Woodrell

5. John Saturnall's Feast
by Lawrence Norfolk

4. Tell the Wolves I'm Home
by Carol Rifka Brunt

3. The Widower's Tale
by Julia Glass

2. Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walters

1. Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver


Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn

Winter of the World
by Ken Follett

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloane

Broken Harbor
by Tana French

The Cookbook Collector
by Allegra Goodman

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson

The Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin

From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
by Alex Gilvarry

When Captain Flint was Still a Good Man
by Nick Dybek

Falling Together
by Marisa de los Santos

The Supper Book
by Marion Cunningham

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Douglas Duhigg

State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett

How to Be Idle
by Tom Hogkinson

Let's Pretend this Never Happened
by Jenny Lawson

An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
by Tamar Adler

Striver's Row
by Kevin Baker

Fiction Ruined My Family
by Jeanne Darst

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War
by Annia Ciezadlo

The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Art of Fielding
by Chad Harbach

The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster : A Tale of Picky Eating
by Alice Flaherty and Scott Magoon

The Art of Maurice Sendak
by Selma G. Lanes

Eating My Words : An Appetite for Life
by Mimi Sheraton

by Paco Underhill

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle

Inside the Business of Illustration
by Marshall Arisman and Steven Heller

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
by Shannon Hayes

The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up
by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford

The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers

by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Faithful Place

by Tana French

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

by Novella Carpenter

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
Edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fall of Giants

by Ken Follett

Ursula, Under
by Ingrid Hill

The Hundred-Foot Journey

by Richard C. Morais

The Expeditions

by Karl Iagnemma


by Mary Karr

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

by David Wroblewski

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire

by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by Stieg Larsson

South of Broad

by Pat Conroy

Cutting for Stone

by Abraham Verghese


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

Coming Home to Eat

by Gary Paul Nabhan

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

by Molly Wizenberg

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

by Chip and Dan Heath

Knit Two

by Kate Jacobs

Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home

by Kim Sunee

Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

by Gael Greene

Theatre of Fish: Travels through Newfoundland and Labrador

by John Gimlette

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

The Toss of a Lemon

by Padma Viswanathan

This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader

by Joan Dye Gussow

South Wind through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David

Craft, Inc.

by Meg Mateo Ilasco

Edible estates: Attack on the front lawn

by Fritz Haeg

On writing well

by William Zinsser

The Angel's Game

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


by Mark Mills

Confederates in the Attic

by Tony Horwitz

The Tenth Circle

by Jodi Picoult

Best Food Writing 2008

Edited by Holly Hughes

Fire from Heaven

by Mary Renault

Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse

by Thomas McNamee

Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon

How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table
by Russ Parsons

Why We Suck

by Denis Leary

Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Friday Night Knitting Club

by Kate Jacobs

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

How to Make Books

by Esther K. Smith

Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life

by Jenna Woginrich

America, America

by Ethan Canin

I See You Everywhere

by Julie Glass

The Sister

by Poppy Adams

Lush Life

by Richard Price

The Omnivore's Dilemma

by Michael Pollan

Animal, vegetable, miracle: A year of food life
by Barbara Kingsolver

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you've been a 2013 reading machine! #fiftyfiftyme