I love to read. I also love to look back and remember what I’ve read. Last year I wrote down every book I read so I want to continue doing that again this year. If you have any good suggestions for books, please let me know! I’m always looking for new titles to add to my collection.
Dirty, Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain
A look at life on the campaign trail through the eyes of John McCain’s daughter, Meghan.
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
The true story told through two voices – that of a modern day slave, Denver, and a wealthy art dealer, Ron, in Texas and their unlikely friendship, brought together by Ron’s wife, Debbie.
Her Last Letter by Nancy C. Johnson
Kelly is murdered but the case hasn’t been closed. Her sister finds a letter from Kelly after she dies, which causes her to look deeper into the case and hopefully find the answers she’s looking for.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In a post-apocalyptic world, one boy and one girl from each district (12 districts total) must fight to the death in the country’s annual ‘Hunger Games.’ Only one person will come out alive, and the story is told from Katniss Everdeen’s point of view, a participant in the Games.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
This is book two in the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy, and Katniss has more to face as the pressures from the Capitol are rising.
The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The final book in the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy – I don’t want to say too much for the sake of spoilers but it’s good.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The story of a Jewish girl, Sarah, who lives in France and is taken to a concentration camp during the round-up. Fast forward to 60 years later when an American journalist living in France is doing a story on the same round-up. As Julia does research, she finds that her life is intertwined with Sarah and her past.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
A gripping memoir about a girl and her nomadic family. She takes the reader on a crazy ride as she tells the story of her upbringing. There are definitely a lot of “I can’t believe this happened to her” moments and you are rooting for her to break free the entire time.
Come to the Edge: A Memoir by Christina Haag
Christina Haag, an American actress, chronicles her young childhood, teenage years and adult life growing up in NYC, where she befriends John F. Kennedy Jr. Their friendship turns into a five year long relationship and it tells the story of their love and relationship.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Randy is a professor at Carnegie Mellon and has been diagnosed with cancer. He only has a few months left to live and the book chronicles his ‘last’ lecture given to his students.
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
The 11th installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series. True Blood on HBO is based on these books – read them.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
This is a hilarious memoir about the life and times of Tina Fey. She discusses growing up in theatre to her time in Chicago to SNL, Sarah Palin and 30 Rock. You will laugh until you cry and love this book.
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
Burroughs wrote Running With Scissors, a memoir about growing up and his childhood. I have to say, I enjoyed RWS more than Dry, which is another memoir about Burroughs’ struggle with alcoholism. He is a big-time ad exec in NYC and his work gives him an ultimatum – he must go to rehab to ‘dry’ out or he loses his job. The story follows his time in rehab and post-rehab. Does he relapse? I’ll never tell.
Unbroken by Laura Hildenbrand
One Day by David Nicholls
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson