My Reads


(Frederick the Literate ~ Charles Wysocki)

2013

Books & Novellas

February 
11. Happier at Home – Gretchen Ruben (In Progress…)
10. Destiny Rewritten – Kathryn Fitzmaurice (In Progress…)
9. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver (audiobook) (In Progress…)
8. Domino Falls – Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due
7. Falling For Her Fiance – Cindi Madsen
January
6. Audrey’s Guide to Black Magic – Jody Gerhman (Beta Read)
5. The Giver – Lois Lowry
4. Midwinterblood – Marcus Sedgwick
3. Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts – Talli Roland (Novella)
2. Tempest – Julie Cross (audiobook)
1. Altered Souls – Karice Bolton

Short Stories

Childrens Books
1. Escucha Means Listen – Talia Aikens-Nunez


 

2012

 

Books & Novellas

December
117. A Million Suns – Beth Revis
116. The Water Witch – Juliet Dark
115. Botanicaust – Tam Linsey
114. Starters – Lissa Price
113. The Forest of Hand and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
112. Sweet Magik – Penny Watson
111. Witch World – Christopher Pike (audiobook)
110. Four for Christmas – RG Alexander (Novella)
109. Hysteria – Megan Miranda
108. Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft – Jody Gehrman
107. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
106. Beautiful Darkness –  Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (audiobook)
105. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
November
104. The Demon Lover – Juliet Dark
103. Lumberjack in Love – Penny Watson
102. Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver
101. Brightest Kind of Darkness – P.T. Michelle
100. Naked Heat – Richard Castle
99.  The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
98.  The Beginning – Karen Kingsbury  (Novella) (audiobook)
97.  The Night Strangers – Chris Bohjalian (audiobook)
96.  Imperfect Bliss – Susan Fales-Hill
95.  Ghost a la Mode – Sue Ann Jaffarian
94.  The Poison Diaries – Maryrose Woods
93.  All The Broken Pieces – Cindi Madsen
92.  Cold Kiss – Amy Garvey
October
91. It Takes a Witch – Heather Blake
90. The Warlock’s Curse – M.K. Hobson
89. Ashfall – Mike Mullin
88. Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery – Kris Bradley
87. Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (audiobook)
86. Partials – Dan Wells
85. Secondhand Spirits – Juliet Blackwell
84. Ten – Gretchen McNeil
83. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
82. Pies and Prejudice – Ellery Adams
81. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe
September
80. The Witches of East End – Melissa de la Cruz
79. Brownies & Broomsticks – Bailey Cates
78. Forever – Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
77. Crewel – Gennifer Albin
76. Liesl and Po – Lauren Oliver
75. How to Eat a Cupcake – Meg Donohue
74. Everything We Ever Wanted – Sara Shepard
73. Fever – Lauren DeStefano
72. Linger – Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
71. Beta – Rachel Cohn
70. Slide – Jill Hathaway
August
69. Eve and Adam – Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
68. The Dark Unwinding – Sharon Cameron
67. Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi
66. I Couldn’t Love You More – Jillian Medoff
65. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
64. Everneath – Brodi Ashton
63. Magisterium – Jeff Hirsch
62. Veil Between Worlds – Sally Dubats
61. The Twelve – Justin Cronin
60. Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake (audiobook)
59. Every Day – David Levithan
58. Destiny – Laura DeLuca
July
57. Inheritance – Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
56. Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer
55. Devil’s Wake – Stephen Barnes & Tananarive Due
54. Skylark – Meagan Spooner
53. Fairview Felines: A Newspaper Mystery – Michele Corriel
52. So Close to You – Rachel Carter
51. The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
50. Duplicity – Nikki Jefford
49. Nadia Knows Best – Jill Mansell
48. Lonely Souls – Karice Bolton
47. Barefoot Season – Susan Mallery
June
46. Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness
45. The Night Circus – Erin Morganstern (audiobook)
44. The Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa
43. Cicada – Belle Whittington
42. Redwood Bend – Robyn Carr
41. The Solstice Heat – Jacqueline Paige
May
40. Monument 14 – Emmy Laybourne
39. Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
38. Born Wicked – Jessica Spotswood
37. The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obreht
36. Brisingr – Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
35. Fated – Alyson Noel
34. The Song Remains the Same – Allison Winn Scotch
33. Struck – Jennifer Bosworth
April
32. The Hunt – Andrew Fukuda
31. The Catastrophic History of You and Me – Jess Rothenberg
30. Glimmer – Phoebe Kitanidis
29. The Traitor’s Wife – Kathleen Kent
28. From Beltane Magic – Jacqueline Paige
27. 172 Hours on the Moon – Johan Harstad
March
26. Illusion – Frank Perreti
25. Beyond the Misty Shore – Vicki Hinze
24. MockingJay – Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
23. Point, Click, Love – Molly Shapiro
22. The Replacement Wife – Eileen Goudge
21. Entangled – Nikki Jefford
20. Eldest – Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
19. The Book of Lost Fragrances – M.J. Rose
18. Switched – Amanda Hocking
February
17. Pure – Julianna Baggott
16. Witch Way – Heidi Hall (Novella)
15. I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella
14. Cycles – Lois Brown
13. Smitten – Colleen Coble , Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt
12. Going back for Romeo – LL Muir
11. The Lantern – Deborah Lawrenson
10. Home Front – Kristin Hannah
January
9. Across The Universe – Beth Revis (audiobook)
8. Chameleon – Cidney Swanson
7. Rippler – Cidney Swanson
6. Fracture – Megan Miranda
5. Otherwise – Jennifer White
4. A Sound Among the Trees – Susan Meissner
3. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
2. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
1. The Yoga Club – Cooper Lawrence

Short Stories
7. The Reaping Room – Tam Linsey
6. Lumberjack Epilogue – Penny Watson
5. Daire Meets Ever – Alyson Noel
4. The Familial Witch – Bri Clark
3. 8 – Mike Mullin
2. Glitches – Marissa Meyer
1. Eleven Minutes – Megan Miranda

Childrens’ Books
2. God Gave Us Love – Lisa Tawn Bergren
1. The Sneezy Wheezy Day – Sharon Cramer

 

2011

 

Books & Novellas
58. An O’Brien Family Christmas – Sherryl Woods
57. Delerium – Lauren Oliver (audiobook)
56. The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
55. The Host – Stephanie Meyer (audiobook)
54. Sweet Inspiration – Penny Watson
53. Wish Upon A Star – Sarah Morgan
52. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
51. Merciful Law – Darby Rae
50. Wings – Aprilynne Pike
49. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
48. Beatrice Munson – Lorena Bathey
47. Cascade – Lisa T Bergren
46. The Passage – Justin Cronin (audiobook)
45. Irish Fling – Valerie Douglas
44. Photographs & Phantoms – Cindy Spencer Pape (Novella)
43. The Pledge – Kimberly Derting
42. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
41. Waking Hours – Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson
40. Eve – Anna Carey
39. Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman
38. The Heretic’s Daughter – Kathleen Kent
37. Wanderlove – Kirsten Hubbard
36. Graffiti Moon – Cath Crowley
35. Waterfall – Lisa T Bergren
34. White Cat – Holly Black (audiobook)
33. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas – James Patterson
32. Entwined – Heather Dixon
31. Hannah Coulter – Wendell Berry
30. Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer – Maureen McGowen
29. Heat Wave – Rick Castle
28. Breaking the Headache Cycle – Ian Livingstone, MD & Donna Novak, RN
27. Wither – Lauren DeStefano
26. Delicate Freakin’ Flower – Eve Langlais
25. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
24. Jane Was Here – Sarah Kernochan
23. Deja Vu -Lisa Childs
22. Bed of Roses – Nora Roberts
21. The Lover – Marquerite Duras
20. Wizard’s Daughter – Catherine Coulter
19. Unfinished Business – Nora Roberts
18. Eternal Rider – Larissa Ione
17. The Scent of Rain and Lightening – Nancy Pickard
16. A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
15. Casting Spells – Barbara Bretton
14. The Witch’s Daughter – Paula Brackston
13. The Girl Who Chased the Moon – Sarah Addison Allen
12. An Irish Country Doctor – Patrick Taylor
11. The Dubliners – James Joyce
10. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
9. Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
8. The Celtic Twilight: Myth, Fantasy, & Lore – William Butler Yeats
7. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
6. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
5. Balancing Acts – Zoe Fishman
4. The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen
3. Breathless – Dean Koontz
2. Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen
1. Dark Rivers of the Heart – Dean Koontz

Short Stories
3. A Very Holly Christmas – Sheila Roberts
2. The Lake – Tannarive Due
1. All Summer in a Day – Ray Bradbury

Childrens’ Books
7. The Purrfect Puppy – Kelly Hashway
6. Three Cups – Tony Townsley & Mark St Germain
5. Night Night Blessings – Amy Parker
4. Witches – Cheryl Christian
3. Cookie’s Week – Cindy Ward
2. Five Green and Speckled Frogs – Priscilla Burris
1. Dear Children of the Earth – Schim Schimmel

 

2010

 

Books & Novellas
20. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
19. On Mystic Lake – Kristen Hannah
18. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
17. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Steig Larsson
16. Cold Fire – Dean Koontz
15. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
14. The Girl Who Played with Fire – Steig Larsson
13. A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick
12. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
11. Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albon
10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
9. The Tempest – William Shakespeare
8. Little Bee – Chris Cleave
7. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
6. A Virtuous Woman – Kaye Gibbons
5. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
4. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
3. Empire Falls – Richard Russo
2. Relentless – Dean Koontz
1. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

There were of course some random books that I’ve forgotten: A few (ahem) romance novels and some more Koontz.

 

A Few Highlights from 2009

 

The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Firefly Lane – Kristen Hannah
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wrobleski
Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortensson
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

4 Responses to My Reads

  1. The Last Lecture is such an amazing book. My father passed away from Pancreatic Cancer almost three years ago. It really is a grueling and unforgiving illness. This book really hit home for me. I found myself crying throughout the whole thing! It’s book I’d love to read again though!

    • That must have been devastating for your whole family :( That’s why I’m so impressed with the fact that Pausch took the time to write this book (sort of his legacy for his wife and children, I imagine) I’ve heard that it is a truly inspirational book and can’t wait to read it.

  2. I’ve heard so many profoundly moving things about ‘Cutting for Stone’, and I’m really curious to know what you thought of it! Also, I just had a look at the Yeats you listed, and it sounds gorgeous! It’s been a while since I immersed myself in some exquisite poetry, and with April being declared National Poetry Month in the U.S., it seems like a great time to dive back in. :)

    • I wholeheartedly recommend Cutting for Stone. Yeats…well…this isn’t his poetry but rather a collection of short stories that he’s written based upon years of hearing and collecting the folk/faerie tales of Ireland. I must confess to being a tad disappointed…the tales are pretty disjointed and random…perhaps that’s the point though…as if he were sitting before us and simply telling us his memories as they pop into his head. (Or maybe he had ADD and it was just before it was commonly diagnosed!)

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