Books and Book Reviews

I just spent the week visiting with a lovely friend. We talked a lot about books and cooking and drank an unreasonable amount of coffee. She mentioned that her husband’s grandmother kept track of every book she had ever read. And gave it a rating. How brilliant. My goal is always to read as many books as my age. So 37 books this year…

2018 Book List

  1. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
  2. Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
  3. Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau
  4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  6. *Harry Potter All 6 Books by J. K Rowling
  7. *The Chronicles of Narnia All 7 books by C. S. Lewis
  8. Spirits In Bondage by C. S. Lewis
  9. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  10. The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  11. The Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan
  12. The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern
  13. The Plantagenets by Dan Jones
  14. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  15. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  16. The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
  17. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  18. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  19. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  20. Everybody Always by Bob Goff
  21. Scary Close by Donald Miller
  22. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  23. The Shadow of Death by James Runcie
  24. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  25. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
  26. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  27. Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro
  28. Casual Vacancy by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
  29. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  30. The Eternal Current by Aaron Niequist
  31. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  32. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  33. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  34. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  35. The Road Back to You by Suzanne Stabile & Ian Morgan Cron
  36. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

2017 Book List

  1. Till We have Faces by C. S. Lewis
  2. The Lion, Witch & Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  3. Shaken by Tim Tebow
  4. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  5. The Horse & His Boy by C. S. Lewis
  6. Alice by Christina Henry
  7. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
  8. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
  9. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  10. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  11. Hope Heals by Jay & Katherine Wolfe
  12. The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
  13. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  14. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
  16. Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
  17. The little book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  18. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
  19. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  20. The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn
  21. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  22. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  23. The Year of Living Danishly by Hellen Russell
  24. This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  25. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  26. Son by Lois Lowry
  27. Messenger by Lois Lowry
  28. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  29. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  30. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  31. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  32. Of Mess & Moxie by Jen Hatmaker
  33. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  34. Emma by Jane Austen
  35. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

2016 Book list

  1. The Last Battle ~ C.S. Lewis
  2. The Shack ~ WM Paul Young
  3. Poldark ~ Winston Graham (fantastic British TV series)
  4. In the Heart of the Sea ~ (book better than movie)
  5. Mean’s Search For Meaning ~ Viktor Frankl
  6. The Rock That is Higher ~ Madeliene L’Engle
  7. Bird By Bird ~ Anne Lamotte
  8. Demelza ~ Winston Graham
  9. Breaking Busy ~ Alli Worthington
  10. The Russians Series ~ Michael R. Phillips
  11. The Russians Series ~
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  14. The Comeback ~ Louie Giglio
  15. Sisi: An Empress on her own ~ Allison Pitaki
  16. The Calling ~ Rachelle Dekker
  17. Life’s Great Dare ~ Christa Hesselink
  18. Brazen ~ Leeana Tankersly
  19. Miss Perigrines Home for Peculiar Children ~
  20. The Dressmaker ~ Rosalie Hamm (book better than movie)
  21. Through the Looking Glass ~ Lewis Carroll (book better than movie)
  22. The BFG ~ Roald Dahl (book better than movie)
  23. Fantastic Beasts & Where to find them ~ J. K. Rowling
  24. The Night Circus (highly recommend) ~Erin Morgenstern
  25. The Bell Jar ~ Sylvia Plath
  26. The Cursed Child ~ J.K. Rowling
  27. Dark Places ~ Gillian Flynn
  28. Present Over Perfect ~ Shauna Niequist
  29. The sun also rises ~ Hemingway
  30. The Old Man & The Sea ~ Hemingway
  31. Ethan Frome ~ Edith Wharton
  32. The Magician’s Nephew ~ C. S. Lewis
  33. Chronicle of a Death Foretold ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  34. For The Love ~ Jen Hatmaker

 

Audio Books (Which I’m not counting in my reading, but I feel like deserve a mention because I “read” them)

  1. Harry Potter 1
  2. Harry Potter 2
  3. Harry Potter 3
  4. Harry Potter 4
  5. Harry Potter 5
  6. Delicious (Probably one of my most favorite books ever. It’s about food and it’s amazing. Recommended by Shauna Niequist)
  7. Delancy (really not good)
  8. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (brilliant)
  9. Sarafina & The Black Cloak (literally one of the worst books ever)
  10. Harry Potter 6
  11. Harry Potter 7

I currently have 600 books in my home. Give or take. I know I will never be able to go back and remember every single book I have ever read (there must be thousands) I keep adding to this list as I remember…

  1. For The Love ~ Jen Hatmaker
  2. The Last Battle ~ C.S. Lewis
  3. The Shack ~ WM Paul Young
  4. Poldark ~ Winston Graham (fantastic British TV series)
  5. In the Heart of the Sea ~ (book better than movie)
  6. Mean’s Search For Meaning ~ Viktor Frankl
  7. The Rock That is Higher ~ Madeliene L’Engle
  8. Bird By Bird ~ Anne Lamotte
  9. Demelza ~ Winston Graham
  10. Breaking Busy ~ Alli Worthington
  11. The Russians Series ~ Michael R. Phillips
  12. The Russians Series ~
  13. The Russians Series ~
  14. The Russians Series ~
  15. The Comeback ~ Louie Giglio
  16. Sisi: An Empress on her own ~ Allison Pitaki
  17. The Calling ~ Rachelle Dekker
  18. Life’s Great Dare ~ Christa Hesselink
  19. Brazen ~ Leeana Tankersly
  20. Miss Perigrines Home for Peculiar Children ~
  21. The Dressmaker ~ Rosalie Hamm (book better than movie)
  22. Through the Looking Glass ~ Lewis Carroll (book better than movie)
  23. The BFG ~ Roald Dahl (book better than movie)
  24. Fantastic Beasts & Where to find them ~ J. K. Rowling
  25. The Night Circus (highly recommend) ~Erin Morgenstern
  26. The Bell Jar ~ Sylvia Plath
  27. The Cursed Child ~ J.K. Rowling
  28. Dark Places ~ Gillian Flynn
  29. Present Over Perfect ~ Shauna Niequist
  30. The sun also rises ~ Hemingway
  31. The Old Man & The Sea ~ Hemingway
  32. Ethan Frome ~ Edith Wharton
  33. The Magician’s Nephew ~ C. S. Lewis
  34. Chronicle of a Death Foretold ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  35. Till We have Faces by C. S. Lewis
  36. The Lion, Witch & Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  37. Shaken by Tim Tebow
  38. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  39. The Horse & His Boy by C. S. Lewis
  40. Alice by Christina Henry
  41. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
  42. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
  43. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  44. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  45. Hope Heals by Jay & Katherine Wolfe
  46. The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
  47. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  48. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
  49. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
  50. Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
  51. The little book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  52. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
  53. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  54. The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn
  55. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  56. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  57. The Year of Living Danishly by Hellen Russell
  58. This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  59. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  60. Son by Lois Lowry
  61. Messenger by Lois Lowry
  62. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  63. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  64. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  65. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  66. Of Mess & Moxie by Jen Hatmaker
  67. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  68. Emma by Jane Austen
  69. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  70. In a pit with a lion on a snowy day: Mark Batterson
  71. Forgotton God: Francis Chan
  72. Simply Tuesday: Emily P. Freeman
  73. Bel Canto: Ann Patchett
  74. Man’s Search For Meaning: Victor Frankl
  75. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  76. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  77. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
  78. Eat, Pray Love: Elizabeth Gilbert
  79. The Signature of All Things: Elizabeth Gilbert
  80. My Life in France: Julia Child
  81. The Girl On The Train: Paula Hawkins
  82. If You Feel Too Much: Jamie Tworkowski (This book is amazing, everyone should read it)
  83. The Fault In Our Stars
  84. Looking for Alaska
  85. Paper Towns
  86. The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
  87. Cold Mountain
  88. Cutting for Stone
  89. Attachments: Rainbow Rowell
  90. Longbourne: Jo Baker (I loved this book because it made Pride and Prejudice not perfect, and I always thought those people’s lives were too perfect)
  91. Delicious: Ruth Reichl (seriously probably one of my very favorite novels ever)
  92. Garlic & Sapphires: Ruth Reichl
  93. Bittersweet: Shauna Niequist (Favorite Author)
  94. Cold Tangerines: Shauna Niequist
  95. Bread & Wine: Shauna Niequist
  96. 1000 Gifts: Ann Voskamp (so so poetic and amazing)
  97. Seven: Jen Hatmaker
  98. Love Does: Bob Goff
  99. Mary Poppins: P.L. Travers
  100. The Count of Monte Cristo: Alexandre Dumas
  101. Anne of Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery (9 books)
  102. Crazy Love: Francis Chan
  103. Harry Potter (all 7)
  104. The Beedle and the Bard: J.K. Rowling
  105. Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  106. Black : Ted Dekker
  107. White : Ted Dekker
  108. Red : Ted Dekker
  109. Green: Ted Dekker
  110. Showdown : Ted Dekker
  111. Saint : Ted Dekker
  112. Sinner: Ted Dekker
  113. Game of Thrones: George R R Martin (not for everyone, but I’m addicted) (5 books)
  114. Books by Madeliene L’Engle (My all time favorite) (10 books at least)
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