read m(or)e

** HR = Highly Recommend  // R = Recommend // I = Indifferent **

Feel free to leave any future suggestions for my reading list and/or your opinions on my ratings of past reads!

Currently reading: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Currently listening to: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

To-read list (in no particular order nor organization):

  1. La sombra del viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  2. The Beauty in Breaking by Michelle Harper
  3. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  4. Expectation by Anna Hope
  5. Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould
  6. The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
  7. Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West
  8. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
  9. The Queens of Fortune by Allison Pataki
  10. Long Bright River by Liz Moore
  11. In the Land of Men by Adrienne Miller
  12. The Lake House by Kate Morton
  13. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  14. American Royals by Katherine McGee
  15. The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
  16. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
  17. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  18. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
  19. Excellence Wins by Horst Schultz
  20. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  21. My Friend Anna by Rachel Deloache Williams
  22. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  23. Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
  24. Outland by Diana Gabaldon
  25. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  26. Why Suffering by Ravi Zacharias
  27. No One But God by Nabeel Qureshi
  28. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  29. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  30. Love Does by Bob Goff
  31. Everybody Always by Bob Goff
  32. The Sacred Slow by Alicia Britt Chole
  33. Lost Children Archives by Valeria Luiselli
  34. The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
  35. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  36. All Night Party by Andrea Barnet
  37. Road Back to You by Suzanne Stabile
  38. Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile
  39. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

What I’ve read in 2021:

  1. The Paris Hours by Alex George (I)
  2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama (HR)
  3. Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank & Asha Youmans (HR)
  4. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (HR)
  5. The German Girl by Armando Lucas (HR)
  6. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (HR)
  7. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (HR)
  8. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (R)
  9. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (HR)

2020 reads…

  1. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (R)
  2. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (R)
  3. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid (HR)
  4. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (HR)
  5. Anonymous by Alicia Britt Chole (HR)
  6. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel (HR)
  7. We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (HR)
  8. Untamed by Glennon Doyle (HR)
  9. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (HR)
  10. Writers & Lovers by Lily King (R)
  11. Pont Neuf by Max Byrd (I)
  12. Anxious People by Fredrik Blackman (R)

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2019 reads:

  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama (HR)
  2. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (R)
  3. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (HR)
  4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (HR)
  5.  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HR)
  6. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown (R)
  7. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (R)
  8. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult (R)
  9. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (R)
  10. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (HR)
  11. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (HR!!!!!!)
  12. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (HR)
  13. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (R)
  14. Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (R)
  15. Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur (R)
  16. The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (R)
  17. Normal People by Sally Rooney (HR)
  18. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (R)
  19. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (HR)

Reads of 2013 – 2016:

  1. Cien años de soledad por Gabriel García Marquez (I)
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (HR)
  3. Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor (HR)
  4. The Signature of All Things by Liz Gilbert (HR)
  5. Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (R)
  6. Cider House Rules by John Irving (HR)
  7. Vodka, are you there? It’s Me, Chelsea! By Chelsea Handler (R)
  8. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (HR)
  9. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (I)
  10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (R)
  11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (HR)
  12. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (R)
  13. Persuasion by Jane Austen (HR)
  14. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (R)
  15. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (HR)
  16. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (HR)
  17. The Defining Decade by Meg Jay (HR)
  18. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (I)
  19. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (HR)
  20. Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen (HR)
  21. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (R)
  22. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (R)
  23. Daisy Miller by Henry James (I)
  24. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (R)
  25. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (HR)
  26. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote (R)
  27. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (I)
  28. Red Pony by John Steinbeck (I)
  29. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (R)
  30. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (I)
  31. Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin (R)
  32. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (R)
  33. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (R)
  34. White Oleander by Janet Fitch (HR)
  35. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (HR)
  36. Into the Wild by John Krakauer (HR)
  37. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (HR)
  38. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (HR)
  39. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (HR)
  40. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (HR)
  41. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (R)

** HR = Highly Recommend  // R = Recommend // I = Indifferent **

Feel free to leave any future suggestions for my reading list and/or your opinions on my ratings of past reads!


2 thoughts on “read m(or)e

  1. Sammy, based on your list, we have read and highly recommend many of the same books…. some recommendations for you based on this: 1 – A Place for Us, Fatima Farheen Mirza 2 – The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah 3 – Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi 4 – His Testimonies My Heritage, Women of Color on the Word of God (collaboration of authors) 5 – Gentle and Lowly, Dane C. Ortlund

    **Anything by Khaled Hosseini, although you have his best, a Thousand Splendid Suns on your HR list!

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