I Read

Don’t you wish you had kept a record of every book you’ve ever read? I suppose some forward thinking souls have actually done that. I’m not one of them. But I am now trying to keep a list of the books I’m reading or re-reading. I assure you I’ve read far more books than are listed on this page, though now that I spend most of my time writing, I have far less time to read. Below is a sampling of books I enjoyed. You can also see my ratings, reviews, and additional books I’ve read by viewing my virtual bookshelves at Goodreads.

Currently reading: 

March 2017

  • On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins (novel)
  • By Your Side by Kasie West (novel)

February 2017

  • My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (novel)

December 2016

  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (novel)
  • Getting Lei’d by Ann Omasta (novel)

November 2016

  • Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes (short stories)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by J.K. Rowling

October 2016

  • Daughter of Magic by Teresa Roman (novel)

September 2016

  • End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3) by Stephen King (novel)

August 2016

  • Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (novel)
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (novel)

July 2016

  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (novel)
  • Dimestore by Lee Smith (memoir)

June 2016

  • About a Boy by Nick Hornby (novel)

April 2016

  • Need to Find You by Joseph Souza (novel)

March 2016

  • Anything for You by Kristan Higgins (novel)

February 2016

  • G-1 (The Guardian of Earth #1) by Rigel Carson (novel)

January 2016:  

  • The Lake House by Kate Morton (novel)
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (novel)

December 2015:

  • After You by JoJo Moyes (novel)

November 2015:

  • Unpaved Surfaces by Joseph Souza (novel)

October 2015:

  • In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (novel)
  • Summer at Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis (novel)

September 2015:  

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (novel)
  • If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins (novel)
  • Back to Us by Teresa Roman (novel)

August 2015:

  • The Perfect Son by Barbara Claypole White (novel)
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (novel)
  • Finders Keepersby Stephen King (novel)

July 2015:

  • Return to Life by Jim B. Tucker (non-fiction)
  • The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West (novel)
  • The Secrets She Carried by Barbara Davis (novel)
  • The Italian Sister by Christa Polkinhorn (novel)

June 2015:

  • The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft (novel)
  • The Wishing Tide by Barbara Davis (novel)

March 2015:

  • The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley (novel)

February 2015: 

  • The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah (novel)
  • A Spool of Blue Thread  by Anne Tyler (novel)

January 2015:

  • The Hawley Book of the Dead  by Chrysler Szarlan (novel)

December 2014:

  • All I Ever Wanted  by Kristan Higgins (novel)
  • Mr. Maybe  by Jane Green (novel)

November 2014

  • The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham (novel)
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (novel)

October 2014

  • The Perfect Match  by Kristan Higgins (novel)
  • Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (novel)

September 2014

  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (novel)

August 2014

  • On the Fence by Kasie West (YA novel)

July 2014

  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (novel)

June 2014

  • The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb (novel)
  • Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble (novel)
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (novel)

May 2014

  • The Best Man by Kristan Higgins (novel)
  • Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins (novel)

April 2014

  • The Garden of Happy Endings by Barbara O’Neal (novel)

March 2014:

  • Lisey’s Story by Stephen King (novel)

February 2014:

  • The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White (novel)

January 2014:

  • I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (novel)
  • Wish You Were Here  by Lani Diane Rich (novel)

December 2013:

  • The Road from Gap Creek by Robert Morgan (novel)
  • Nine Inches by Tom Perrotta (short stories)
  • Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (novel)
  • Second Glance by Jodi Picoult (novel)
  • Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah (novel)

November 2013:

  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (novel)
  • Seeing Ghosts by James Garcia, Jr. (novel)

October 2013:

  • The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (novel)

September 2013

  • The Birth House by Ami McKay (novel)
  • A Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (novel)
  • Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah (novel)
  • Malavita (Blood and Honor, #0.5) by Dana Delamar (novella)
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (non-fiction)

August 2013

  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (novel)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown (non-fiction)
  • Becalmed by Normandie Fischer (novel)
  • The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft (novel)

July 2013

  • Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman (novel)

June 2013

  • The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan (novel)
  • On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah (novel)

May 2013:

  • Dangerous Embrace by Dana Mason (novel)
  • Buried by Debt by Cathryn Grant (novel)
  • The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White (novel)

March 2013:

  • The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle (novel)
  • Dance on Fire by James Garcia, Jr. (novel)

February 2013:

  • Emilia by Christa Polkinhorn (novel)

January 2013:

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Novel by Deborah Moggach (novel)

December 2012:

  • Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie (short stories)

October 2012:

  • Angel Sometimes by Helen Ginger (novel)
  • Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron (non-fiction)

June 2012:

  • Unholy Child by Cathryn Grant (novella)

May 2012:

  • Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing by Les Edgerton (non-fiction)

April 2012:

  • The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler (novel)
  • Forever by Judy Blume (YA novel)
  • Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie (novel)

March 2012:

  • The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (novel)
  • Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie (novel)

February 2012:

  • True Colors, and Other Short Stories by Michelle Davidson Argyle (short stories)

December 2011:

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King (novel)

November 2011:

  • Sideways by Rex Pickett (novel)
  • Shallow Water by Cathryn Grant (novella)

October 2011:

  • The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (novel)
  • Shallow Water by Cathryn Grant (novella)
  • The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta (novel)

September 2011:

  • Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister (novel)
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (novel)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (non-fiction)
  • Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle (novel)

August 2011:

  • An Uncommon Family by Christa Polkinhorn (novel)
  • Dancing in the Shadows of Love by Judy Croome (novel)
  • The Wild Grass and Other Stories by Davin Malasarn (short stories)
  • Just Desserts: Greed. Lust. Death. Tiramisu. by Natasha Alexander (novella)

July 2011

  • Fatal Cut by Cathryn Grant (novella)
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury (essays)

June 2011

  • Clear Springs by Bobbie Ann Mason (memoir)
  • I’m Over All That and Other Confessions by Shirley Maclaine (memoir)

May 2011

  • Love of a Stonemason by Christa Polkinhorn

March 2011

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie ( YA novel)
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis (YA novel)

February 2011

  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (short stories)
  • I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron (humorous essays)

January 2011

  • The Demise of the Soccer Moms by Cathryn Grant (novel)

December 2010

  • Cinders by Michelle Davidson Argyle (novella)
  • Devotion by Dani Shapiro (memoir)
  • Becoming an Indie Author by Zoe Winters (non-fiction)

November 2010

  • Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates (novella)
  • Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout (novel)

October 2010

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (novel)

September 2010

  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozah Dumas (memoir)

August 2010

  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman (novel)
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (novel)

June/July 2010

  • If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black (short stories)
  • Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn (short stories)

April/May 2010

  • Bloodroot by Amy Greene (novel)
  • Herb’s Pajamas by Abigail Thomas (short stories)
  • Bitter, Sweet by Laura Best (YA novel)

February 2010

  • An Actual Life by Abigail Thomas (novel)

January 2010

  • Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler (novel)
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (novel)
  • On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner (non-fiction)

October 2009

  • On Writing by Stephen King (non-fiction)

August/September 2009

  • Columbine by Dave Cullen (non-fiction)
  • The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House (non-fiction)

July 2009

  • Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler (novel)
  • Oral Historyby Lee Smith (novel)

June 2009

  • Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor (non-fiction)
  • Glimmer Train Short Stories, #70 (stories)

May 2009

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (novel)
  • Gap Creek by Robert Morgan (novel)

April 2009

  • The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds (novel)
  • The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler (novel)
  • Jesus: The Evidence by Ian Wilson (non-fiction)

March 2009

  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor (short stories)
  • Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler (novel)
  • To See and See Again by Tara Bahrampour (biography)

February 2009

  • We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson (novella)
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (novel)
  • Glimmer Train Short Stories, #69 (stories)
  • Surviving Nashville by Stacy Barton (short stories)
  • Tara Road by Maeve Binchy (novel)

January 2009

  • Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout (novel)
  • On Writing by Stephen King (non-fiction)
  • Little Children by Tom Perrotta (novel)
  • Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden (non-fiction)

12 thoughts on “I Read

    1. I’m definitely enjoying Robin’s book, Cynthia. Thank you for making me aware of it. I hope to be able to finish it by week’s end because it’s the second book of stories I meant to blog about last week!

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  1. I enjoyed reading your list. It’s a great idea and I think I’ll create a similiar page for my own blog. 🙂 I read Oral History not too long ago after reading a feature on the author in Writer’s Digest. That was a very moving novel; great characters and such a sense of place! You might enjoy The Reluctant Fundamentalist–fascinating and well-written. I heard an interview with the author on NPR and it caught my interest. Happy writing!
    ~K

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  2. Hi Linda,
    I love your blog as well as this list of items you are reading. I was working on a 2011 goal plan and noting getting back to a regular reading schedule as part of it. This idea of documenting it is a great way to stay on plan.
    Barbara

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    1. Welcome, Barbara, and thank you for commenting. 🙂

      I don’t read nearly as much as I should … too many books, too little time. And you’re right, keeping track might spur me to read more. I also keep a list at Goodreads. Have you tried that?

      I will visit your blog asap.

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      1. Excellent suggestion! I’m on the Goodreads website now and will join. I can then add the button to my list of
        favorite writings and add to my 2011 writing goals list (reading as a writer). Oh to have the time of the past where I could read 100+ books easily in a year. There are several titles you mentioned I will also revisit…I’m a Glimmer Train fan as well.

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