January 12, 2018

Favorite Books


I don't do much reading, especially over the last couple of years (stupid Netflix!). But when I make it through a whole book, then it's definitely worth noting.

My very favorite books are memoirs. I find other people's stories fascinating, especially when I can relate to them in some way. But I also love novels--particularly the popular young adult series that keep me so interested I just can't stop reading.

And usually, that's how I read a book--if it grabs my interest quickly, then I will read as much as possible until I finish it. But I am a slow reader, and if a book doesn't capture my interest right away, I usually don't finish it.

Anyway, here is a list of my favorite books I've read. You can also find me on Goodreads, but I am terrible at keeping that updated. I've included links to Amazon (affiliate links) and to Goodreads.


My Top 10 Favorites

"Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb (Amazon)   (Goodreads)
"Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"World Without End" by Ken Follett (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"It's Okay to Laugh" by Nora McInerny Purmort (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Intensity" by Dean Koontz (Amazon) (Goodreads)


Authors of Which I've Read Several of Their Books

Harlan Coben  (Goodreads)
Lisa Gardner  (Goodreads)
Jodi Picoult  (Goodreads)
Patricia Cornwell  (Goodreads)
Dean Koontz  (Goodreads)
V.C. Andrews  (Goodreads)
Jennifer Weiner  (Goodreads)

Memoirs

"Manic" by Terri Cheney (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Dark Side of Innocence" by Terri Cheney (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Unbearable Lightness" by Portia de Rossi (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Stranger Here: How Weight Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head" by Jen Larsen (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self" by Frances Kuffel (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"It's Okay to Laugh" by Nora McInerny Purmort (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Deliver Me From Evil" by Alloma Gilbert (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"They Cage the Animals at Night" by Jennings Michael Burch (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs (Amazon) (Goodreads)


Young Adult Series

"Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvader (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Divergent" by Veronica Roth (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Uglies" by Scott Westerfield (Amazon) (Goodreads)


Non-Fiction

"Brain Over Binge" by Kathryn Hansen (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too" by Josie Spinardi (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"You: The Owner's Manual" by Michael F. Roizen (Amazon) (Goodreads)


Running Books

"Hansons Marathon Method" by Luke Humphrey (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"80/20 Running" by Matt Fitzgerald (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Finding Ultra" by Rich Roll (Amazon) (Goodreads)


Fiction Novels

"13 Reasons Why" by Jay Asher (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The World is Black and White" by Christopher Knight (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Host" by Stephanie Meyer (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Next Thing on My List" by Jill Smolinski (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Diary of Mattie Spenser" by Sandra Dallas (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Wonder When You'll Miss Me" by Amanda Davis (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"The Next Big Thing" by Johanna Edwards (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Jemima J" by Jane Green (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" by Lorna Landvik (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb (Amazon)  (Goodreads)
"Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"World Without End" by Ken Follett (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Life of Pi" by Yann Martel (Amazon) (Goodreads)
"Intensity" by Dean Koontz (Amazon) (Goodreads)



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