Bookshelf


Here’s a list of what I’ve read in the previous years.

2007

  1. Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
  2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  5. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
  6. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  7. One for the Money: The First Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  8. Hondo by Louis L’Amour
  9. Church Folk by Michelle Andrea Bowen
  10. Sweet Revenge  by Nora Roberts
  11. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  12. Katherine by Anya Seton
  13. Dawn in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz
  14. Carrie by Stephen King
  15. Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle
  16. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  18. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  19. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

2008

  1. Candide by Voltaire
  2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  3. Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
  4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  7. Blood Dreams: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay Hooper
  8. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival
  9. Linger by M.E. Kerr
  10. Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
  11. Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
  12. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  14. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote
  15. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  16. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  17. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  18. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
  19. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  20. My Mother, the Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow
  21. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  22. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  23. The Shack by William P. Young
  24. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  25. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  26. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  27. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brönte
  28. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  29. The Corrections by Jonathon Franzen
  30. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
  31. The Golden Ass by Apuleius
  32. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  33. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  34. Emma by Jane Austen
  35. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar A. Poe
  36. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

2009

  1. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles (01/04)
  2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (01/24)
  3. Drown by Junot Díaz (02/14)
  4. Blood Sins by Kay Hooper (02/17)
  5. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares (03/01)
  6. Book of Esther by unknown (05/08)
  7. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (06/26)
  8. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  9. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (07/17)
  10. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (08/05)
  11. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  12. The Dead Zone by Stephen King (09/23)
  13. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  14. Rumors: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen
  15. Envy: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen (10/29)
  16. Lima Nights by Marie Arana (11/10)
  17. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee (11/19)
  18. Splendor: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen (11/23)
  19. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (11/27)
  20. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (12/11)
  21. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (12/12)
  22. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (12/27)

2010

  1. The Princess of Clèves by Marie-Madelein Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette (01/17)
  2. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (02/06)
  3. Pastwatch: The redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card (03/03)
  4. Blood Ties A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay Hooper (03/16)
  5. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (04/11)
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (04/25)
  7. No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (04/30)
  8. The Romance of Atlantis by Taylor Caldwell (05/8)
  9. Glory in Death by J.D. Robb (05/11)
  10. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (05/29)
  11. Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia by Zu Vincent (05/31)
  12. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb (06/03)
  13. Napoleon: Emperor and conqueror by Kimberley Heuston (06/07)
  14. Attila the Hun: Leader of the barbarian hordes by Sean Stewart Price (06/13)
  15. Going Bovine by Libba Bray (06/18)
  16. Passive aggressive notes: Painfully polite and hilariously hostile writings, and just plain aggressive by Kerry Miller (06/21)
  17. Genghis Khan: 13th-Century Mongolian Tyrant by Enid A. Goldberg & Norman Itzkowit (06/27)
  18. Cixi: Evil Empress of China by Sean Stewart Price (07/02)
  19. Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb (07/07)
  20. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin (07/31)
  21. Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel by Isabel Allende (08/11)
  22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (08/17)
  23. Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb (08/27)
  24. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (08/31)
  25. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (09/27)
  26. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (09/28)
  27. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (10/10)
  28. Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata (10/17)
  29. Top 10 Honolulu & Oahu (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides) (10/28)
  30. Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe (11/07)
  31. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (11/20)
  32. Tough Customer by Sandra Brown (11/30)
  33. Who on Earth is Rachel Carson?; Mother of the Environmental Movement by Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher (12/03)
  34. Smash Cut by Sandra Brown (12/07)
  35. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (12/25)

2011

  1. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (01/14)
  2. JoshuaNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (02/01)
  3. The awful end of Prince William the Silent: The first assassination of a head of state with a handgun. by Lisa Jardine (02/13)
  4. The Graduate by Charles Webb (02/19)
  5. RomansNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (02/20)
  6. JudgesNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (03/01)
  7. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (03/03)
  8. RuthNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (03/08)
  9. MatthewNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (03/12)
  10. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (03/17)
  11. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent (03/18)
  12. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (03/23)
  13. Isaiah NIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (03/25)
  14. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (03/27)
  15. Genesis NIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (03/28)
  16. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (04/05)
  17. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt (04/16)
  18. I Corinthians NIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (04/17)
  19. I SamuelNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (04/19)
  20. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (04/24)
  21. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (05/08)
  22. Delivering happiness: A path to profits, passion, and purpose by Tony Hsieh (05/09)
  23. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (05/15)
  24. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (05/21)
  25. JobNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (05/26)
  26. The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa (05/29)
  27. Eat, pray, love: [one woman’s search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia] by Elizabeth Gilbert (06/03)
  28. Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown (06/10)
  29. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (06/15)
  30. Committed: [a skeptic makes peace with marriage] by Elizabeth Gilbert (06/20)
  31. MarkNIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (06/26)
  32. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (07/04)
  33. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen (07/09)
  34. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares (07/11)
  35. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (07/20)
  36. DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 London by Roger Williams, Mary Scott & Jude Ledger (editor) (07/23)
  37. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (07/29)
  38. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (08/03)
  39. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (08/06)
  40. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (08/29)
  41. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (08/30)
  42. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (09/08)
  43. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (09/18)
  44. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (09/25)
  45. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (09/30)
  46. B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton (10/04)
  47. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (10/09)
  48. Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen (10/16)
  49. The Reversal by Michael Connelly (10/20)
  50. Lethal by Sandra Brown (10/28)
  51. Princess Ashley by Richard Peck (11/03)
  52. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton (11/05)
  53. Lola and the Boy Next Door (11/13)
  54. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly (11/27)
  55. Rivers’ edge: The Weezer story by John D. Luerssen (12/03)
  56. Forever… by Judy Blume (12/04)
  57. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (12/05)
  58. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo (12/08)
  59. Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal (12/12)
  60. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (12/20)
  61. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close (12/22)
  62. What Child is This? A Christmas Story by Caroline B. Cooney (12/24)
  63. Proverbs NIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (12/31)

2012

  1. Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key (01/04)
  2. Michael Connelly’s Nine Dragons (01/09)
  3. Sue Grafton’s D is for Deadbeat  (01/12)
  4. DK Publishing’s Top 10 Orlando (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE) (01/18)
  5. Kenneth C. Davis’ Don’t Know Much About Mythology (01/27)
  6. Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot (02/08)
  7. Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower (02/24)
  8. John Grisham’s The Firm (03/02)
  9. Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen (03/05)
  10. Sue Grafton’s “E” is for evidence (03/06)
  11. Joseph J. Ellis’ Founding Brothers : The Revolutionary Generation (03/15)
  12. Stephen King’s 11/22/63 (04/04)
  13. Kenneth C. Davis’ Don’t Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned (04/05)
  14. Denise Rinaldo’s Julius Caesar: Dictator for Life (Wicked History) (04/06)
  15. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s Haters (04/09)
  16. Sue Grafton’s F is for Fugitive (04/13)
  17. John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief (04/25)
  18. The Houston Chronicle’s Houston 175: A Pictoral a pictorial celebration of Houston’s 175-year history (04/28)
  19. Richard Blackaby’s Putting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing On (04/30)
  20. Sue Grafton’s G is for Gumshoe (05/01)
  21. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s The Dirty Girls Social Club (05/05)
  22. Sandra Brown’s Rainwater (05/18)
  23. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s Dirty Girls on Top   (05/25)
  24. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s Playing with Boys (05/30)
  25. Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s Three cups of tea: One man’s mission to fight terrorism and build nations … one school at a time (06/02)
  26. Sue Grafton’s H is for Homicide (06/12)
  27. Christopher Moore’s Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art (06/16)
  28. Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth (07/08)
  29. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s Lauren’s Saints of Dirty Faith: A Dirty Girls Social Club Novel (07/22)
  30. Sarah Dessen’s This Lullaby (08/01)
  31. Thomas Mueller’s Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil (08/02)
  32. Philippians NIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture (08/06)
  33. Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book (08/10)
  34. Wendy Mass’ Eleven Birthdays (08/19)
  35. Wendy Mass’ Finally (08/24)
  36. Ron Hall and Denver Moore’s Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together (08/26)
  37. Akiane and Foreli Kramarik’s Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry (09/01)
  38. Wendy Mass’ Thirteen Gifts (09/04)
  39. Tori Carrington’s Sofie Metropolis (09/11)
  40. J.A. Jance’s Until Proven Guilty (J.P. Beaumont Series) (09/12)
  41. Elaine Glusac’s Top Ten Chicago (09/19)
  42. Kim Edward’s The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (09/20)
  43. Janet Evanovich and Ina Yalof’s How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author (10/01)
  44. Mark Hinton’s Historic Houston Streets (10/03)
  45. Linus Mundy’s Slow-Down Therapy (10/05)
  46. Elizabeth Peters’ Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) (10/08)
  47. Siobhan Vivian’s The List (10/14)
  48. Elizabeth Peters’ The Curse of the Pharaoh’s (Amelia Peabody #2) (10/20)
  49. Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer’s Between the Lines (10/23)
  50. Kay Hooper’s Haven (10/28)
  51. Meg Waite Clayton’s The Four Ms. Bradwells (11/17)
  52. William Kamkwamba’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (11/18)
  53. Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Sisters (12/02)
  54. Katie J. Davis’ Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption (12/03)
  55. Lisa T. Bergren and David Hohn’s God Gave Us Christmas (12/04)
  56. H. Joaquin Jackson and David Marion Wilkinson’s One Ranger: A Memoir (12/14)
  57. Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent’s What difference do it make? – Stories of Hope and Healing (12/22)
  58. Charles M. Schulz’s Lighten Up, It’s Christmas! (12/23)
  59. Mary Higgins Clark’s All Through the Night (12/24)
  60. John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me (12/27)

2013

  1. Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes (01/01)
  2. Sarah Dessen’s Infinity (01/05)
  3. Laurie Lisle’s Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe (01/16)
  4. Anna Godbersen’s The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things #3) (01/19)
  5. Kay Hooper’s The First Prophet (Bishop Files #1) (02/01)
  6. Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1 (02/04)
  7. Libba Bray’s Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) (02/23)
  8. Fred Plotkin’s Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (02/27)
  9. Giuseppi Verdi and Richard Bonynge’s Rigoletto (03/05)
  10. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week One) (03/07)
  11. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Two) (03/17)
  12. Libba Bray’s The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle #3) (03/24)
  13. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Three) (03/26)
  14. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Four) (04/05)
  15. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Five) (04/19)
  16. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Six) (04/29)
  17. Katherine Howe’s The House of Velvet and Glass (05/05)
  18. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Seven) (05/09)
  19. Jude Deveraux’s Secrets (05/18)
  20. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Eight) (05/22)
  21. Jude Deveraux’s Lavender Morning (Edilean #1) (05/26)
  22. Dan Brown’s Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) (06/04)
  23. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Nine) (06/12)
  24. Jude Deveraux’s Return to Summerhouse (Summerhouse #2) (06/13)
  25. Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More (06/24)
  26. Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me? (06/29)
  27. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Ten) (06/30)
  28. Sandra Brown’s Low Pressure (07/05)
  29. Charlaine Harris’ Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1) (07/14)
  30. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days)(Week Eleven) (07/17)
  31. Charlaine Harris’ A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mystery #2) (07/28)
  32. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days)(Week Twelve) (07/30)
  33. Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days)(Week Thirteen) (08/06)
  34. Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland (08/11)
  35. Lee Strobel and Dick Fredrick’s The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus(08/26)
  36. Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Daughters (09/01)
  37. Jhumpa Lahiri and Mira Nair’s The Namesake: A Portrait of the Film Based on the Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks) (09/02)
  38. Jane Austen’s Emma (09/19)
  39. Sherman Alexie’s Flight (09/20)
  40. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (09/25)
  41. Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (09/30)
  42. Kiera Cass’ The Selection (The Selection Series #1) (10/27)
  43. Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (10/30)
  44. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (11/14)
  45. Sandra Brown’s Deadline (11/23)
  46. Kiera Cass’ The Elite (The Selection Series #2) (11/25)
  47. Kiera Cass’ The Prince (The Selection Series #0.5) (11/28)
  48. Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Letters (12/03)
  49. Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray (12/08)
  50. J.A. Jance’s Injustice for All (JP Beaumont Series #2) (12/13)
  51. Kay Hooper’s Hostage (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series(12/17)
  52. Frederick Douglass’ The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (12/22)
  53. J.A. Jance’s Trial by Fury (JP Beaumont Series #3) (12/20)
  54. Sean McCollum’s Joseph Stalin (Wicked History Twentieth Century Series) (12/24)
  55.  Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince (12/24)
  56. Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (12/25)
  57. Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions (12/29)
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