My Many Adventures

I began keeping track of what I read in 2004 and may have neglected to list a few. Over the years I have been fortunate to have been called a member of many a book club. I continue to Skype once a month with my book club in New Hampshire. So while I have read some interesting books, my favorite being The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and some not so favorite, not all I have read by choice.  When you belong to a group, you read what the group reads. This is a good thing because it takes you out of your comfort zone and takes you places you would not have normally gone. Variety is the spice of life. I feel that if a book was lucky enough to get published, it deserves to be read. I will never start something and not finish it, regardless of where it is taking me.


What I am reading now: Reconstructing Amelia, Kimberly McCreight


The List of Books I have Read or Listened to Since 2004

1984, George Orwell
4 Weeks to Healthy Digestion, Norton Greenberger
7 Spiritual Laws (Audio), Chepak Kuptca

44 Irish Short Stories, Edited by Devin A. Garrity
A Bend in the Road, Nicholas Sparks
A Death in Vienna (Audio), Daniel Silva
A Flaw in the Blood, Stephanie Barron
A Friend From Far Way (Audio), Natalie Goldberg
A Hollywood Life, David Freeman
A Long Way Down (Audio), Nick Hornby

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Bachman
A Million Little Pieces (Audio), James Fry
A New Earth (Audio), Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
A Painted House, John Grisham
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
A Redbird Christmas,  Fannie Flagg
A Tale of Two Valleys, Alan Deutschman

A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Janet Gray

All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
An Actor Prepares, Stanislavsky
Angels & Demons, Dan Brown
Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

Anthem, Ayn Rand
Any Human Heart, William Boyd
Appetites, Caroline Knapp
At First Sight (Audio), Nicholas Sparks
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
Be the Miracle, Regina Brett (Audio)
Between, Georgia, Joshilyn Jackson
Blue Screen (Audio), Robert B. Parker
Boundaries, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Brave Enemies, Robert Morgan
Breakfast with Buddha, Roland Merullo
Breaking into Commercials, Terry Berland & Deborah Ouellette
Briar Rose, Jane Yolen
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
Bringing up Boys, Dr. James Dobson

Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
Build Your Own Life Brand, Stedman Graham
Butterfly Cabinet, Bernie McGill
By the Iowa Sea, Joe Blair
Can You Keep a Secret?, Sophie Kinsella
Carry the One, Carol Anshaw
Change Anything (Audio), Kerry Patterson
Change Your Words, Change Your Life (Audio), Joyce Meyer

Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
Clara and Mr. Tiffany, Susan Vreeland
Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Cold Mountain (Audio), Charles Frazier

Could Have Been Worse, Rebecca Rule
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghesse
Dance With Me (Audio), Luanne Rice
Dancing With Max, Emily Colson
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Audio), Jeff Lindsay

Defending Jacob, William Landay
Dexter in the Dark, Jeff Lindsay
Dexter is Delicious, Jeff Lindsay
Digital Fortress (Audio), Dan Brown
East of Eden, John Steinbeck (Audio)
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey
Elsewhere (Audio), Richard Russo
Euphoria, Lily King
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey
Firefly Cloak (Audio), Sheri Reynolds
following atticus, Tom Ryan
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano
Garlic and Sapphires (Audio), Ruth Reichl
Goals (Audio), Zig Zigler
Golden Boy, Abigail Tarttelin
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (Audio)
Gridlock, Dr. Jane Greer
Gung Ho (Audio), Ken Blanchard
Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
Hannah's Dream, Diane Hammond
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
Heart and Soul, Meave Binchy
Hold Tight, Harlan Corban
Hollywood Animal, Joe Eszterhas
House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus, III
House Rule, Jodi Picoult
Hunter Huntress, Darcy Scott
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Barbara Sher
I Could Tell You Stories, Patricia Hampl
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
I Only Say This Because I Love You (Audio), Deborah Tannen
I Will Teach You to be Rich, Ramit Sethi
In a Gilded Cage, Rhys Bowen
In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
In Her Shoes (Audio), Jennifer Weiner
In The Woods, Tana French
Ines of my Soul, Isabel Allende

In Watermellon Sugar, Richard Brautigam
It’s all True, David Freeman
Italian-Instant Conversation (Audio), Pimsleur
It's My F---ing Birthday, Merrill Markoe
Jimmie Hendricks Turns Eighty, Jim Sandlin
Katie, Kelly & Heck, Jack M. Bickham
Killing Kennedy, John O’Reilly (Audio)
Kitchen Privileges, Mary Higgins Clark
Last Child, John Hart
Late Bloomer (Audio), Fern Michael
Leadership for Dummies (Audio), Marshall Loeb
Letters From Skye, Jessica Brockmole
Life of Pi (Audio), Yann Martel
Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gately
Lisey's Story, Stephen King
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
Lolita (Audio), Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love, Toni Morrison
Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson
Manifest Your Destiny, Wayne W. Dyer
Massive, Julia Bell

Me Before You, Joyce Moyes
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
Men, Women and Relationships, John Gray, Ph.D.
Mercy Snow, Tiffany Baker

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
Mina, Jonatha Celey
Moloka’i, Alan Brennert
My Mother Was Nuts, Penny Marshall
Night Circus (Audio), Erin Morgenstern
Nights of Rain and Stars (Audio), Meave Binchy
Nine Parts of Desire, Geraldine Brooks
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
On Agate Hill, Lee Smith
On Writing, A Memoir (Audio), Stephen King
One For The Money, Janet Evanovich
One Good Turn, Kate Atkinson
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabrielle Garcia Marques

One Summer, David Baldacci
Organizing Magic, Sandra Felton
Our Lady of the Forest, David Guterson
Outside In, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Roddy Doyle
Passing for Thin, Frances Kuffel
Peace and Plenty, Sarah Ban Breathnach

Port City Shakedown, Gerry Boyle

Power Your Happy, Lisa Sugar
Prince of Fire (Audio), Daniel Silva
ProBlogger, Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett
Puppet, Joy Fielding
Quentins (Audio), Meave Binchy
Rain of Gold, Victor Villasenor
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Audio), Elizabeth Buchan
Road Song, Natalie Kusz
Room, Emma Donoghue
Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks
Second Star to the Right, Deborah Hautzig
Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, Gregg Braden
Shanghai Girls, Lisa See
Shop Girl (Audio), Steve Martin

Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse (Audio)
Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin
Skinny, Ibi Kaslik
Small Island, Andrea Levy
Smart Women Finish Rich, David Bach
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Soldier X, Don Wulffson
Speak, Laurie Halse-Anderson
Start Late, Finish Rich, David Bach
State of Wonder (Audio), Ann Patchet
Stick Figure, Lori Gottlieb
Still Alice, Lisa Genova
Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Sugar Busters, H. Leighton Steward
Summer of the Monkeys, Wilson Rawls
Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
Teacher Man (Audio), Frank McCourt
The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People (Audio), Stephen Covey
The Acne Prescription, Nicholas Perricone, MD
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Jan-Phillip Sendker
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
The Art of the Deal (Audio), Donald Trump
The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach
The Book Thief (Audio), Markus Zusak
The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown (Audio)
The Bureau, Ronald Kessler

The Children Act, Ian McEwan
The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier
The Choice, Nicholas Sparks
The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans
The Christmas Train, David Baldacci

The Circle, Dave Eggers
The Coffee Trader, David Liss
The Courage to be Rich (Audio), Suze Orman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night(Audio), Mark   Haddon
The Cutting Season (Audio), Attica Locke
The Dance of Intimacy, Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
The Devil Wears Prada (Audio), Lauren Weisberger

The Eagle's Feather, Emily Post
The Egypt Game, Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Emancipator's Wife, Barbara Hambly
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
The Forest for the Trees, Betsy Lerner

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larson

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, Kelli Estes

The Girl With All The Gifts, M.R. Carey
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larson

The Girls of August, Anne Rivers Siddons
The Girls, Lori Lansens
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
The Glass Lake, Maeve Binchy
The Good Earth, Pearl Buck
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Shaffer and Barrows

The Gunslinger, Stephen King
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
The Hotel on the Corner of  Bitter and Sweet (Audio), Jamie Ford
The House Girl, Tara Conklin
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
The Interruption of Everything (Audio), Terry McMillan

The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (Audio), Alexander McCall Smith
The Kiss (Audio), Danielle Steele
The Known World, Edward P. Jones
The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry
The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel

The Last Bus to Wisdom, Ivan Doig
The Last Town on Earth (Audio), Thomas Mullen

The Light of Paris, Eleanor Brown
The Little Book, Sheldon Edwards
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks
The Magic of Believing, Claude M. Bristol
The Marriage Plot (Audio), Jeffrey Eugenides
The Martian, Andy Weir (Audio)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
The Memory of Running, Ron McLarty
The Millionaire Next Door (Audio), Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
The Millionaires (Audio), Brad Meltzer
The Modern Scholar: A Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion (Audio), Michael DC Drout

The Nanny Diaries (Audio), Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah (Audio)
The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

The Noticer, Andy Andrews
The Obituary Writer (Audio), Ann Hood
The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson

The One-In-A-Million Biy, Monica Wood
The One Minute Millionaire, Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen
The Painted Drum, Louise Erdrich
The Paris Architect, Charles Belfoure
The Paris Wife (Audio), Paula McLain
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Katherine Howe
The Plot Against America, Philip Roth 
The Power of An Hour (Audio), Dave Lakhani
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
The Prize Winner of Defense, Ohio.  How my Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less (Audio), Terry Ryan
The Psychology of Success (Audio), Brian Tracey
The Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick
The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy
The Secret (Audio), Rhonda Byrne
The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

The Secret Lives of Bees (Audio), Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, Christopher Scotton
The Shack, Robert Young
The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay, Beverly Jensen
The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, MD

The Steady Running of the Hour, Justin Go
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
The Summerhouse, Jude Deveraux
The Templar Legacy, Steve Berry
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
The Thirteenth Tale (Audio), Diane Setter
The Tipping Point, Malcolm G. Gladwell

The Title Market, Emily Post
The Transit of Venus, Shirley Hazzard
The Tree Sitter, Suzanne Matson
The Trembling Hills, Phyllis A. Whitney
The Ultimate Weight Solution, Phil McGraw
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye (Audio), Rachel Joyce
The Wives of Henry Oades, Johanna Morgan
The Woman Upstairs (Audio), Claire Messud
Think & Grow Rick (Audio), Napoleon Hill
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
To Love Again, Danielle Steele
Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
Vanishing Act, Jodi Picoult
Walking in Circles Before Lying Down, Merrill Markoe
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
We Bought a Zoo, Benjamin Mee
Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown
Welcome to Your Child’s Brain, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang
Well Schooled in Murder, Elizabeth George

We The Living, Ayn Rand

What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty
When all You Ever Wanted Wasn’t Enough (Audio), Kushway
When Madeline was Young, Jane Hamilton
When the Mirror Lies, Tamra B. Orr
Where’d You Go Bernadette? (Audio), Maria Semple
Wherever You Go There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn
White Fang, Jack London
Who Moved my Cheese? (Audio), Spencer Johnson, MD
Why Do Men Have Nipples, Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg
Wife 22, Melanie Gideon
Wild Orchids (Audio), Jude Deveraux
Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah
Wishcraft, Barbara Sher
Without a Map, Meredith Hall
World Changers, John A. Byrne
Writing Novels That Sell, Jack M. Bickham
Writing the Memoir, Judith Barrington
You Can Make it Happen, Stedman Graham
You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen, Ph.D.
You: On a Diet, Michael Roizen, Dr. & Mehmet Oz, Dr.
Your First Year in Hollywood, Michael Saint Nicholas

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