What I’m Reading

I always have several books in progress. If I don’t like a book, I’ve given myself permission not to finish it. Most of the books listed here are therefore books that I enjoyed as I don’t usually finish the ones I don’t like. Unless it’s for my book group, but even then I don’t always finish them! There are so many others on my list to read. Share your recommendations with me!

2019

I want to set a goal for myself to read 60  books in 2019. That means keeping better track of what I’m reading which I don’t always do. Do you have a reading goal for 2019?

May, 2019 – So I’m WAY behind on my reading goal for the year, BUT I have a good excuse! The launch of The Field  and Book Tour is keeping me VERY busy not to mention trying to do revisions on Indian Summer and Catalyst. But I have been reading…now that I count up what I’ve read, I guess I’m not as far behind as I thought. And I’m not even including the romance novel I read…just saying. 🙂

August, 2019 – Even more behind on my reading goal. Working on revisions, Book Tour and my day job! Too tired to read at the moment!

TBR Pile

Return of the Thief  by Meghan Whelan Turner – comes out in August, 2020 – pushed back a year! Conclusion to the series – can’t wait! 

I’m in a sci-fi phase right now, so these are in the TBR pile:

The Forever War and Marsbound by Joe Haldeman

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – YA

Renegades by Marissa Meyer – YA

Currently Reading or Completed for 2019

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See on audiobook. Very interesting story about Jeju Island in Korea and the matriarchal society of women who dive in the sea for food. Information the Korean War that I had no idea about.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – Book Group. Wonderful book!

Once and Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta – didn’t finish. I found it uninteresting. no plot

The Painters of Lexieville by Sharon Darrow -YA

Less by Andrew Sean Greer – Book Group

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben – research for Indian Summer

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman – for my book group

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, audiobook

Einstein’s God : Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit by Krista Tippett, bedside table reading

The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig – audiobook

Foundation by Isaac Asimov – scifi

Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest – YA fantasy

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer – loved this!

The Field ~The Quest For The Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart *** re-reading this to brush up on the subject prior to the release of The Field

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot *** re-reading this to brush up on the subject prior to the release of The Field

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult- POWERFUL book about racism.

2018

Calypso by David Sedaris. Audiobook read by the author. Pee-in-your-pants hilarious!

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Trickster’s Choice YA by Tamora Pierce

Surface Tension YA by Mike Mullin – fellow Indiana author

The Dream Gatherer by Kristin Britain – short story collection set in Sacoridia

Field of Thirteen by Dick Francis – a perennial favorite author! Collection of short stories

The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs

Green Rider Series  (6) YA by Kristin Britain – I just discovered this series and I love it! I’m listening to it on audio – in the middle of book three.

Born A Crime Memoir by Trevor Noah  – really opened my eyes to what actually happened during Aparteid in South Africa.

Sphere by Michael Crichton

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, author of One Hundred and One Dalmations

I Have Lost My Way YA novel Gayle Foreman

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Illuminae, Obsidio and Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman YA science fiction

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray YA Science Fiction

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green YA

Shadow Scale: A Companion to Seraphina and Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman YA fantasy

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore YA

Origin by Dan Brown

The Silkworm by Robert Gailbraith (AKA JK Rowling)

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbraith (AKA JK Rowling)

2017

Lair of Dreams YA by Libba Bray

Go Set A Watchman  by Harper Lee

At the Waters Edge by Sara Gruen

Girl on a Wire YA by Gwenda Bond

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker

Grasshopper Jungle YA by Andrew Smith

Solomon’s Angels by Doreen Virtue

Fighting for Infinity (The Kindrily Book 3) by Karen Amanda Hooper

Goddesses Never Age by Christiane Northrup, MD

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning – for book group

Connecting with the Arcturians – Tools for the Ascension by David Miller Volumes I, II and III

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert – didn’t finish

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – for the second time for my book group

Three books by Sarah Addison Allen Garden Spells, First Frost and Lost Lake

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

Heros of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

December, 2014 to January, 2015

The King of Attolia by Megand Whalen Turner – for the umpteenth time. This is one of my favorite books!

Dying to by Me by Anita Moorjani

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, MD

Euphoria by Lily King – I really couldn’t get into this, so I didn’t finish it

The Fiery Cross (Oulander Series) by Diana Gabaldon – I’m also watching the series on Starz. These books are over 1000 pages long, so they are taking up a lot of my reading time.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier – for book group

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo – YA

The Smartest Kids in the World : And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

Last part of 2014

Just One Night by Gayle Forman – YA – This is a novella wrapping up the Just One Day and Just One Year series.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (I am VERY hooked on this series, obviously. Did I say that these books are VERY long?)

The Edge of Nowhere and The Edge of Water by Elizabeth George – YA

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – YA

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