Here is a list of the books I’ve read since 2011 (books for coursework are excluded). I’m always looking for recommendations!


The Girl in the Spider’s Web (David Lagercrantz)

The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)

*All Who Go Do Not Retun (Shulem Deen)

Ally (Michael Oren)

*Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wein)

*The Vacationers (Emma Straub)

*Henna House (Nomi Eve)


*All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)

*A Guide for the Perplexed (Dara Horn)

*The Tiger’s Wife (Tea Obreht)

*The Betrayers (David Bezmozgis)

*Enchantress (Maggie Anton)

*The a Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Jonas Jonass)

*The Headmaster’s Wager (Vincent Lam)

*The Last Secret of the Temple (Paul Sussman)

*All Fall Down (Jennifer Weiner)

*The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

*My Promised Land (Ari Shavit)

*Allegiant (Veronica Roth)

*Insurgent (Veronica Roth)

*Divergent (Veronica Roth)

*The Storyteller (Jodi Picoult)

*Once We Were a Brothers (Ronald H. Balson)

*Three Day Road (Joseph Boyden)


*Like Dreamers: The story of Israeli paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem and divided a nation (Yossi Klein HaLevi)

*The Interestings: A Novel (Meg Wolitzer)

*Beautiful Ruins: A novel (Jess Walter)

Memories After My Death: The story of Joseph “Tommy” Lapid (Yair Lapid)

*Orange is the New Black (Piper Kerman)

The English Girl (Daniel Silva)

*Where’d You Go, Bernadette, A Novel (Maria Semple)

*And the Mountains Echoed (Khaled Hosseini)

*Inferno (Dan Brown)

*Defending Jacob (William Landay)

*Flight Behavior (Barbara Kingsolver)

*The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)

*Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers (Anne Lamott)

*The Art of Fielding: A Novel (Chad Harbach)

*Gone Girl: A Novel (Gillian Flynn)

*The Age of Miracles (Karen Thompson Walker)


*A Natural Woman (Carole King)

*The Newleyweds (Nell Freudenberger)

*Fifty Shades Freed (E L James)

*Fifty Shades Darker (E L James)

*Fifty Shades of Grey (E L James)

*The Fallen Angel (Daniel Silva)

*The Next Best Thing (Jennifer Weiner)

*Home in the Morning (Mary Glickman)

*Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Geraldine Brooks)

*Three Nights in August (Buzz Bissinger)

*Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)

Septembers of Shiraz (Dalia Sofer)

*Portrait of a Spy (Daniel Silva)

*State of Wonder (Ann Patchett)

The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)

*Bossypants (Tina Fey)

*Room (Emma Donoghue)

*The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)

*Between the Assassinations (Aravind Adiga)

*Sing You Home (Jodi Picoult)

*One Day (David Nicholls)

*The Space Between Us (Thrity Umrigar)

The Mistress of Nothing (Kate Pullinger)

*Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life (Kenneth H. Blanchard)

Let The Great World Spin (Colum McCann)

*Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

*Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)

*Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)

* = Kindle

8 Responses to Books

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  2. Jill Zimmerman says:

    Never mind — now I found them. But which one would you recommend above all? I need an escape :)

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  5. LBNN says:

    did you like newlyweds? it’s on my list

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