Good Reads

I'm a big bookworm and I love keeping track of the books I read each year.
Here's a list of my 2017 reads.
(You can also see all the books I read from 2011-2014 listed below. I didn't read much and didn't keep track 2015-2016)
The bolded books are those I highly recommend.
Those with * are ones I really, really liked!
And I would love any of your recommendations. Just leave them in the "comments" section.

FICTION
Americanah* -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie




NON-FICTION/PARENTING


NON-FICTION/CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE


NON-FICTION/MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY/OTHER
The Boys In The Boat - Daniel James Brown



AUDIOBOOKS
Talking As Fast As I Can - Lauren Graham



2011-2014 Complete Book List:

Cutting for Stone* - Abraham Verghese
The Hidden Garden* - Kate Morton
The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan* - Lisa See
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
All We Ever Wanted was Everything - Janelle Brown
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Love Walked In - Maria De Los Santos
The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
Mommy Tracked - Whitney Gaskell
Good Grief - Lolly Winston
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
Room - Emma Donoghue
Her Mother's Hope - Francine Rivers
The Last Child - John Hart
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty White
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Her Daughter's Dream - Francine Rivers
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
Fly Away Home - Jennifer Weiner
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom
Sisterhood Everlasting - Ann Brashares
A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
22 Britannia Road - Amanda Hodgkinson
The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan
The Island - Elin Hilderbrand
Ten Beach Road - Wendy Wax
Then Came You - Jennifer Weiner
Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
Silver Girl - Elin Hilderbrand
Finding Noel - Richard Paul Evans
The Warrior - Francine Rivers
Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi
Leaving - Karen Kingsbury
Dreams of Joy - Lisa See
The Mermaid Garden - Santa Montefiore
The French Gardener - Santa Montefiore
Modoc - Ralph Helfer
Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
The Husband's Secret* - Liane Moriarty
Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline
The Goldfinch* - Donna Tartt
The Divergent Series (3 books)* - Veronica Roth
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
Eleanor & Park* - Rainbow Rowell
War Brides - Helen Bryan
Real Happy Family - Caeli Wolfson Widger
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
The Storyteller* - Jodi Picoult
The Perks of Being a Wallflower* - Stephen Chbosky
The Maze Runner Trilogy - James Dashner
When I Found You - Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Bloodletter's Daughter - Linda Lafferty
The Spectacular Now* - Tim Tharp
The Bronze Horseman - Paulina Simons
Landline - Rainbow Rowell
The Thorn Birds* - Colleen McCullough
Yellow Crocus - Laila Ibrahim

The Language of Flowers* - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson
The Madness Underneath - Marueen Johnson
Winter in the World* - Ken Follett
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
The Violets of March - Sarah Jio
The Secret Keeper* - Kate Morton
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Postmistress - Sarah Blake
The Story of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
What Alice Forgot* - Liane Moriarty
The Perservationist *- David Maine


NON-FICTION

The New Strong-Willed Child - Dr. James Dobson
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches - Rachel Jankovic
The New Hide or Seek - Dr. james Dobson

Being A Great Mom; Raising Great Kids - Sharon Jaynes

Radical - David Platt
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire - Jim Cymbala
Crazy Love - Francis Chan

The Girls from Ames - Jeffrey Zaslow
Bossypants Tina Fey
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater - Frank Bruni
Half The Sky - Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Born to Run - Christopher McDougall
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
Half Broke Horses - Jeanette Walls
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky -B. Deng, A. Deng, & B. Ajak

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me - Mindy Kaling
Dad is Fat - Jim Gaffigan
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Anna! Just finished Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Loved it! I can't wait to read her other books. You're family is adoreable. Best wishes with the adoption.

The Harper Family said...

Anna...I love the idea of a book log! Your family is beautiful...we miss you. A coupe weeks ago I finished Lit by Mary Karr and it was amazing.

I'm so excited for your adoption...can't wait to hear more about it!

Anonymous said...

oooooh i love this section! i keep hearing good things about cutting for stone- it's next on my list! how do you feel about putting up a top 10 must read list? could be wonderful... just sayin :)

-melinda minyard

Jessica Roy said...

Stones from the River...good, but intense time of history. I love your lists!

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