2016 Books Read

Interested in what I’m reading?  Check out the list below.

January 2016

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Hops & Lit, Audio Book)
  2. Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work by Dr Shefali Tsabary
  3. Seriously I’m Kidding: Ellen DeGeneres (Audio Book)
  4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Audio Book and Ebook)
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Hops & Lit, Audio Book)
  6. Roll Me Up & Smoke Me When I Die by Willie Nelson (Audio Book)
  7. The Soloist by Steve Lopez (Audio Book)
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. Life After Death by Deepak Chopra // Never finished (Audio Book)

Feb 2016

  1. Midnight Cowboy  by James Leo Herlihy
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

March 2016

  1. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
  2. The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
  3. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey (Audio Book)
  4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  By Mindy Kaling (Audio Book)
  5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Audio Book)

April 2016

  1. Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
  2. A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler
  3. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
  4. Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (Audio Book)
  5. Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment by Suzanne Morrison
  6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

May 2016

  1. The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything by Joshua Becker
  2. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  4. Life after Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Audio Book)
  6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Audio Book)
  7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Audio Book)

June 2016

  1. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin (GAH I hated this book!  It was sooo long and the story was all over the place.)
  2. It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson
  3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

July  2016

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. The lady in Gold: Anne-Marie O’Connor (Awfully boring book.  Read a few chapters and returned.  Read like a history research paper)

August 2016

  1. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi  This book was well written but really sad and a bit depressing.
  3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt  This book is super long but well worth the read.  The characters are beautifully developed and I couldn’t help but want to spend an afternoon drinking tea in Hobie’s kitchen or upholstery shop or spending an afternoon with Popchyk, Theo and Boris.
  4. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  5. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud

September 2016

  1. Dracula by Bram Stoker Vampires without violence, sex or adult themes.  Super interesting to read the original Dracula
  2. The Monument’s Men by Robert M Edsel  Full of interesting information.  Horrible written…read like a poorly written history term paper.  This was written as a “non-fiction” factual rendition and not a historical fiction based on real characters which lead the characters to feel flat, lifeless and impossible to keep track of throughout the story.  The only constantly recognizable character was the lone woman in the story.

October 2016

  1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes   Lovely written tale without being an expected sappy love story.  Makes you stop to think about what you’d do in a similar situation.
  2. My Life On the Road by Gloria Steinem
  3. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
  4. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (audio book)

November 2016

  1. Crazy Busy by Edward M Hallowell, M.D. (audio book)
  2. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  3. Messenger by Lois Lowry
  4. Son by Lois Lowry
  5. The Astronaut’s Wive’s Club by Lily Koppel
  6. You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero
  7. Rising Strong by Brene Brown

December 2016

  1. The Three Wise Men: The History and Legacy of the Biblical Magi
  2. American Legends: The Life of Cary Grant by Charles River Editors
  3. American Legends: The Life of Clark Gable by Charles River Editors
  4. American Legends: The Life of Bob Hope by Charles River Editors
  5. American Legends: The Life of Bing Crosby by Charles River Editors
  6. American Legends: The Life of Paul Newman by Charles River Editors
  7. American Legends: The Life of Doris Day by Charles River Editors
  8. American Legends: The Life of Dean Martin by Charles River Editors
  9. American Legends: The Life of Jerry Lewis by Charles River Editors
  10. Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Caroline Keene (audio book)
  11. Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase by Caroline Keene   (audio book)
  12. Nancy Drew: The Bungalow Mystery by Caroline Keene   (audio book)
  13. Nancy Drew: The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Caroline Keene   (audio book)
  14.  Nancy Drew: The Secret at Shadow Ranch by Caroline Keene   (audio book)
  15. Nancy Drew: The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Caroline Keene  (audio book)
  16. The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon (audio book)
  17. The Hardy Boys: The House on the Cliff by Franklin W. Dixon (audio book)
  18. The Hardy Boys: The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon (audio book)
  19. The Hardy Boys: The Missing Chums by Franklin W. Dixon (audio book)