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


*Origin (Dan Brown)

*Here I Am (Jonathan Safran Foer)

Becoming A Soulful Educator (Aryeh Ben David)

*Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Sheryl Sandberg)

*House of Spies (Silva)

*13 Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

*Lilac Girls (Martha Hall Kelly)


*Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)

*The Secret Chord (Geraldine Brooks)

City of Secrets (Stewart O’Nan)

*Gold Fame Citrus (Claire Vaye Watkins)

*The Black Widow (Daniel Silva)

*Lily and the Octopus (Steven Rowley)

*Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

*Fool me Once (Harlan Coben)

*The Martian (Andy Weir)

*The Royal We (Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan)

*Stir (Jessica Fechtor)

*Why Not Me? (Mindy Kaling)

*Purity (Jonathan Franzen)


*The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin)

*The Nigtingale (Kristin Hannah)

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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