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Reading List 2014
1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
2. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
3. Hild by Nicola Griffith
4. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (highly recommend!)
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
6. The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
7. The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
8. Inheritance by Natalie Danford
9. The Tyrant’s Daughter by J. C. Carleson
10. Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
11. Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
12. The English Girl by Daniel Silva
13. Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann
14. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
15. The Witness by Nora Roberts
16. Angel Falls by Nora Roberts
(Can you tell it’s that time in the school year when teachers need a little - ok a lot - of brain candy?)
17. The Collector by Nora Roberts
18. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
19. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
20. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
21. Invisible City by Julia Dahl
22. The Marrying of Chaini Kaufman by Eve Harris
23. Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
24. We were Liars by E. Lockhart (first book of summer vacation - read it in a DAY!)
25. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (a Gail Plumeri recommendation)
26. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff (read it, especially if you are not a fan of Salinger)
27. Suspicion by Joseph Finder
28. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (June selection of the iMake book club and an incredible read)
29. Chop Chop by Simon Wroe
30. The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby
31. Longbourn by Jo Baker
32. Pride and Prejudice (Librivox recording) by Jane Austen
33. The Storyteller by Jodi Picault (July selection of the iMake book club)
34. Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park for grown ups!)
35. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
36. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
37. One Plus One by Jojo Meyes
38. A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
39. Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen
40. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
41. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
42. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
43. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
44. Like No Other by Una LaMarche
45. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
46. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
47. Rutherford Park by Elizabeth Cooke
48. The Wild Dark Flowers by Elizabeth Cooke
49. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (every parent and teacher should read this
50. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
51. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
52. Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman
53. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
54. Paper Towns by John Green (finally a John Green book I like - it’s a YA miracle!)

Reading List 2013 

1. The Married Man by Edmund White
2. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
6. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
7. Rumors by Anna Godbersen
8. Riot (audio) by Walter Dean Myers
9. Envy by Anna Godbersen
10. Splendor by Anna Godbersen
11. Days of Blood and Starlight by by Laini Taylor
12. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
13. Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen
14. The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen
15. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
16. Divergent by Veronica Roth
17. Perry’s Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber
18. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
19. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
20. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
21. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
22. The List by Karin Tanabe
23. Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes
24. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
25. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
26. Wool by Hugh Howey
27. Shift by Hugh Howey
28. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
29. Monument 14 by Emma Laybourne
30. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
31. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargos Llosa
32. Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
33. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
34. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
35. Flygirl by Sherri Smith
36. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
37. Time Riders by Alex Scarrow
38. Time Riders: The Doomesday Code by Alex Scarrow
39. Time Riders: The Eternal War by Alex Scarrow
40. No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz (review on podcast)
41. Time Riders: Gates of Rome by Alex Scarrow
42. Time Riders: City of Shadows by Alex Scarrow
43. No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz (review on podcast)
44. Dark Eyes by William Richter
45. The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
46. Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
47. Reboot by Amy Tintara
48. The Pirate Kings by Alex Scarrow
49. The Dinner by Herman Koch
50. In the After by Demitria Lunetta
51. Dust by Hugh Howey
52. The Mayan Prophecy by Alex Scarrow
53. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
54. The Last President by John Barnes
55. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
56. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
57. Maze Runner by James Dashner
58. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
59. Never Look Back by Lee Child
60. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
61. Every Day by David Levithan
62. You Against Me by Jennie Downham
61.Allegiant by Veronica Roth
63. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
64. Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian Best book I read in 2013
65. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
66. The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago & the Power of Popular Feminism by Jane F. Gerhard
67. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
68. Reality Boy by A. S. King (audio)
69. Subway Girl by P. J. Converse
70. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (probably the worst book I read this year)

Reading List 2012
1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Yea, I know it’s #50 on the 2011 list, but I started it last year, it’s 925 pages, and this is my list.)
2. Deadline (audio) by Mira Grant
3. KnitKnit (audio) by Sabrina Gschwandtner
4. Trashy Book #1 (listen to the podcast for more information on this trashy sci-fi romantic thriller)
5. The Secret Life of a Knitter by the Yarn Harlot (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee)
6. Swann’s Way (audio) by Marcel Proust
7. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
8. Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Patricia and Adam Scribner
9. Trashy Book #2
10. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
11. Mozart’s Last Aria by Matt Rees
12. Raylan (audio) by Elmore Leonard (If you haven’t watched the FX Series Justified or read previous Raylan Givens books… what’s wrong with you?)
13. The Fear Index by Robert Harris
14. Fire in the Hole (audio) by Elmore Leonard (the basis for the Justified TV Series)
15. Plum Lovin’ (audio) by Janet Evanovitch
16. Visions of Sugar Plums (audio) by Janet Evanovitch
17. Plum Lucky (audio) by Janet Evanovitch
18. Soft Target by Stephen Hunter
19. Crime and Punishment by Fyoder Dostoyevsky
20. Dead Zero by Stephen Hunter
21. A Tale of Two Cities (audio) by Charles Dickens (totally the fault of the Subway Knits podcast!)
22. Angels of Vengeance by John Birmingham
23. The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks
24. Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks
25. Eyes of the Innocent by Brad Parks
26. Pronto (audio) by Elmore Leonard (the first Raylen Givens book)
27. The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski 
28. Raise the Gipper by John Barnes
29. Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
30. The ExPats by Chris Pavone
31. The Increment by David Ignatius (very predictable, don’t bother)
32. Capital by John Lanchester (reviewed in this podcast)
33. The Paris Wife (audio) by Paula McLain
34. Lunch in Paris (a love story with recipes) by Elizabeth Bard
35. Play Nice by Gemma Halliday
36. Night on Fire by Douglas Corleone
37. Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer
38. Steal the Show by Thomas Kaufman
39. Kingdom of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris
40. Trackers by Deon Meyer
41. Blood Safari by Deon Meyer
42. The United States of Arugula by David Kamp 
43. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
44. Hitman by Parnell Hall
45. Firewall by Henning Mankell
46. The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
47. Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die by Nancy Martin
48. Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too by Nancy Martin
49. A Crazy Little Thing Called Death by Nancy Martin
50. Murder Melts in Your Mouth by Nancy Martin
51. Yes, Chef (audio) by Marcus Samuelsson
52. Bond Girl by Erin Duffy 
53. 61 Hours by Lee Child
54. Worth Dying For by Lee Child
55. The Affair by Lee Child
56. Domestic Affairs by Bridget Siegel
57. A Wanted Man by Lee Child
58. Off the Grid by P.J. Tracy
59. The Enemy by Lee Child
60. The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
61. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
62. Persuader by Lee Child
63. The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin
64. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barklay
65. Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
66. The Semi-Attached Couple by Emily Eden (Librivox audio)
67. The Accident by Linwood Barklay
68. In the Kitchen by Monica Ali (gets very weird at the end …)
69. Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano (audio)
70. Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White

Reading List 2011

1. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
2. The Lost Flamingos of Bombay by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
3. Pravda
 by David Docx
4. Finding Nouf
 by Zoe Ferraris
5. City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
6. Lulu in Marrakesh
 by Diane Johnson
7. The Emperor’s Children 
by Claire Messud
8. The Magus 
by John Fowles
9. How to Knit a Love Song 
by Rachel Herron
10. Casting Off 
by Nicole R. Dickson
11. In the Woods 
by Tara French
12. The Midnight House 
by Alex Berenson
13. Breaking the Rules 
by Suzanne Brockmann
14. My Life in France (audio) 
by Julia Child
15. Sergio 
by Samantha Power
16. Girl Cook 
by Hanna McCouch
17. The Cookbook Collector 
by Allegra Goodman
18. The School of Essential Ingredients 
by Erica Bauermeister
19. The Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry (audio) 
by Kathleen Flinn
20. Plain Truth 
by Jodi Picoult
21. Inside the Kingdom (audio) 
by Carmen Bin Laden
22. House Rules by Jodi Picoult

23. Directive 51 by John Barnes
24. Daybreak Zero by John Barnes
25. Tabloid City by Pete Hamill (audio)
26. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
27. Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
28. Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
29. Feast of Crows by George R. R. Martin
30. Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovitch
31. Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
32. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
33. Medium Raw (audio) by Anthony Bourdain
34. Escape from Cubicle Nation (audio) by Pamela Slim and Guy Kawasaki
35. The Semi-Detached House (audio - Librovox) by Emily Eden
36. The Wrong Mother by Sophia Hannah
37. Reamde by Neal Stephenson (my favorite author & yet another 1000+ page book this year)
38. The House of Mirth (audio - Librovox) by Edith Wharton
39. Belinda (audio - Librovox) by Maria Edgeworth
40. The Truth Teller’s Lie by Sophia Hannah
41. Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer (audio - a great version from the 1970s)
42. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie (audio)
43. The Dead Lie Down by Sophia Hannah
44. The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
45. The Cradle in the Grave by Sophia Hannah
46. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
47. A Chef’s Christmas (audio) by Anthony Bourdain
48. Feed (audio) by Mira Grant
49. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
50. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami