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I'm always willing to trade books -- PM me if you're interested in any of my available titles. Feel free to take a look at my "permanent collection" and "to be read" lists as well. If you see something you like, be sure to let me know. We might be able to work something out!

Also, please see my wish list at:
My Wish List

The list will be evolving constantly, so please check back often!






1. "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (started by BelleMorte) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO TINKESQ
2. "As Seen on TV" (started by sharalsbooks) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO FRYBABY
3. "Diary" (started by petaloka) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO SQUEAKYCHU
4. "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" (started by iguana-girl) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO KIRST040
5. "Ella Minnow Pea" (started by ReetPetite) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO GRAMMARBROAD
6. "The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love" (started by labmomnm) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO NICOLE4
7. "The Last Time They Met" (started by chambejd) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO BAYOUPEACH
8. "Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson" (started by FortyToo) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO TIMOLLIE5502
9. "Sushi for Beginners" (started by labmomnm) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO CDNBLUEROSE
10. "Apocalipstick" (started by awakeagain) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO BELLEMORTE
11. "The Reading Group" (started by Lpree) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO DEADSTEEN
12. "Spellbound" (started by Hellie)
13. "Last Chance Saloon" (started by 45Costello)-- FINISHED ... SENT TO DUMBFOX
14. "A Confederacy of Dunces" (started by Cyberkedi)
15. "Under the Duvet" (started by caffcaff) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO WEEBABY
16. "Lullaby" (started by twinkpuddin)
17. "Girls' Poker Night" (started by 45Costello) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO DP31
18. "I Capture the Castle" (started by hunnyb)
19. "Little Altars Everywhere" (started by Luintaurien) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO LUINTAURIEN
20. "The Jane Austen Book Club" (started by blaisezabini12)
21. "Watermelon" (started by tabby-cat-owner) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO LORIPED
22. "Jemima J" (started by BoosterJ28) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO SUNSHINEDREAMR
23. "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (started by yankeedaddy1912)
24. "Choke" (started by firegirl) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO FIREGIRL
25. "The Other Side of the Story" (started by twiga92) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO GYPSIEYZS
26. "The Dante Club" (started by slpenney) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO ARUGH48187
27. "Heroines of Dixie" (started by tabby-cat-owner) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO MEGI53
28. "Bridget Jones's Guide to Life" (started by sabeena29) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO CHERIEPIE
29. "High Fidelity" (started by candieb) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO CYBER-LIBRARIAN
30. "I Capture the Castle" (started by mlbish) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO LUINTAURIEN
31. "Goodnight Nobody: A Novel" (started by valentina1209) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO FAERIEMYST
32. "Riding in Cars With Boys" (started by needsmorezoloft) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO MYSTERYFAN03
33. "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" (started by GorgeousGlo) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO MEGI53
34. "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (started by perryfran) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO CALIGULA03
35. "Running With Scissors" (started by princess1984) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO BIBLIOCRATES
36. "Kitchen" (started by SqueakyChu) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO RAMYA
37. "Trials of Tiffany Trott" (started by MieLH) ... FINISHED ... WILL WILD-RELEASE SOON
38. "Portnoy's Complaint" (started by perryfran) -- SEE NOTE BELOW


1. "Sea Glass" (started by time-traveler) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO KNITWIT
2. "Stargirl" (started by havfaith) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO YOUROTHERLEFT
3. "Fast Women" (started by NeedSun) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO TIMOLLIE5502
4. "Dating Without Novocaine" (started by doris)
5. "A Girl Named Zippy" (started by silverstarry) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO MAMIKAEM
6. "Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber" (started by apolonia) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO APOLONIA
7. "Rachel's Holiday" (started by nouschka) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO KARENZERO
8. "Lolita" (started by Helly77) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO FIRRANTELLO
9. "The Da Vinci Code" (started by pheelya) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO PHEELYA
10. "Possession" (started by robertsp20) -- FINISHED
11. "Can You Keep a Secret?" (started by llama-mama205) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO PHEELYA
12. "Boy Meets Girl" (started by opheliadrowned) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO BOOKAHOLIC2
13. "Where or When" (started by time-traveler) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO CAT02886
14. "I Know This Much is True" (started by gaspimper891)
15. "A Friend of the Family" (started by Subevel4) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO FORTYTOO
16. "Angels" (started by babykittysmama) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO SCRAM33
17. "God Save the Sweet Potato Queens" (started by glade1) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO LPREE
18. "Book Lust" (started by debnance) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO EICUTHBERTSON
19. "Eden Close" (started by time-traveler) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO BATTY14
20. "True Believer" (started by valentina1209) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO SHERRIA
21. "Getting Over Jack Wagner" (started by andrea1982) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO SDKELLEY
22. "Sloppy Firsts" (started by Mokona) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO TOXICKITTIKISS
23. "Second Helpings" (started by Mokona) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO TOXICKITTIKISS
24. "Bridget Jones's Diary - The First Columns - The Independent" (started by Smurphie) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO FSR44
25. "No Dress Rehearsal" (started by Hellie) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO COWGIRL-UP
26. "Blue Diary" (started by aramena) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO WOLFPRINCESS
27. "Vince and Joy" (started by Sublevel4)
28. "Resistance" (started by time-traveler) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO TAMMYWITH2KIDS
29. "Memoirs of a Geisha" (started by ayntastic) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO DIETCOKEMAMA
30. "Local Girls" (started by BrooklinBrat) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO VALENTINA1209
31. "Specimen Days" (started by Lorelei03)
32. "The Traveler" (started by efs300) -- FINISHED ... SENT TO REBECCALJAMES
33. "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (started by greystonegirl16) -- PASSED (ALREADY READ)
34. "The Lost Continent" (started by OpheliaPhillips)


BOOKS I'VE READ IN 2013: (55 and counting!)

Armistead, Cal. "Being Henry David" -- 304 pages (June) #49

Bate, Dana. "The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs" -- 400 pages (March) #32
Brogan, Tracy. "Crazy Little Thing" -- 330 pages (March) #25
Bukowski, Charles. "Come On In! New Poems" -- 279 pages (April) #35
Buzo, Laura. "Love and Other Perishable Items" -- 243 pages (July) #55

Campbell, Jen. "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores" -- 185 pages (February) #13
Coleman, Rowan. "Lessons in Laughing Out Loud: A Novel" -- 373 pages (January) #11

Dessen, Sarah. "the moon and more" -- 435 pages (July) #53

Emond, Stephen. "Winter Town" -- 317 pages (January) #12

Forman, Gayle. "Just One Day" -- 369 pages (February) #15
Fry, Michael. "The Odd Squad: Bully Bait" -- 214 pages (June) #45

Giffin, Emily. "where we belong: a novel" -- 372 pages (January) #2
Glück, Louise. "A Village Life" -- 71 pages (January) #5
Gremillon, Helene. "The Confidant: A Novel" -- 243 pages (February) #14

Halpern, Julie. "Into the Wild Nerd Yonder: My Life of the Dork Side" -- 245 pages (May) #38
Harper, Charise Mericle. "Just Grace, Star on Stage" -- 194 pages (June) #43
Hasak-Lowy, Todd. "33 Minutes... Until Morgan Sturtz Kicks My Butt" -- 210 pages (June) #48
Healy, Sarah. "Can I Get An Amen: A Novel" -- 325 pages (January) #4
Heard, Georgia, ed. "The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems" -- 40 pages (March) #31
Hood, Ann. "The Obituary Writer: A Novel" -- 292 pages (April/May) #36

Kilmartin, Laurie, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, and Mary Ann Zoellner. "Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us" -- 175 pages (February) #21
Kinney, Jeff. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal" -- 217 pages (June) #47
Kooser, Ted. "Delights & Shadows" -- 84 pages (February) #22 [REREAD]
Kooser, Ted. "The Poetry Home Repair Manual" -- 158 pages (January) #9 [REREAD]

Laban, Elizabeth. "The Tragedy Paper" -- 305 pages (February) #16
Lancaster, Jen. "Here I Go Again" -- 305 pages (March) #26
Lancaster, Jen. "The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING, or Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog" -- 332 pages (July) #54
Levithan, David. "Every Day" -- 322 pages (February) #20

Masters, Edgar Lee. "Spoon River Anthology" -- 276 pages (January) #6
McBride, Susan. "The Truth About Love & Lightning: A Novel" -- 300 pages (March) #30
Medina, Meg. "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass" -- 272 pages (June) #50
Miller, Serena. "The Measure of Katie Calloway" -- 316 pages (March) #24
Munro, Alice. "Dear Life: Stories" -- 319 pages (February) #18

Patterson, James. "I Funny: A Middle School Story" -- 306 pages (March) #27
Patterson, James. "Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar" -- 277 pages (June) #44
Payne, C.C. "Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom, and the Challenges of Bad Hair" -- 260 pages (May) #41
Perrine, Jane Myers. "The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek: A Novel" -- 364 pages (May) #39
Pilkey, Dav. "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" -- 121 pages (January) #7
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers" -- 175 pages (May) #37
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets" -- 139 pages (January) #8
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets" -- 175 pages (March) #29
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Invastion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds" -- 141 pages (January) #10
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants" -- 153 pages (February) #19
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People" -- 175 pages (June) #46
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers" -- 304 pages (June) #51
Pilkey, Dav. "Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman" -- 175 pages (March) #28

Robuck, Erika. "Call Me Zelda: A Novel" -- 319 pages (June) #52
Rosenfield, Kat. "Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone" -- 277 pages (May/June) #42
Ross, Bruce, ed. "Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku" -- 311 pages (January-April) #33
Ruefle, Mary. "A Little White Shadow" -- 42 pages (January) #3

Scottoline, Lisa and Francesca Serritella. "meet me at emotional baggage claim" -- 259 pages (January) #1
Semple, Maria. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel" -- 326 pages (February) #17
Shepard, Sara. "Pretty Little Liars" -- 286 pages (May) #40

van den Heuvel, Cor, editor. "The Haiku Anthology" -- 327 pages (March) #23 [READ TWICE--ALSO #34]


BOOKS I READ IN 2012: (84 and counting!)

Alvarez, Julia. "¡yo! -- 309 pages (July) #46
Anderson, Laurie Halse. "Speak" -- 198 pages (May) #37

Backes, M. Molly. "The Princesses of Iowa" -- 442 pages (June) #42
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. "Little Women and Me" -- 308 pages (January) #3
Baty, Chris. "No Plot? No Problem! A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days" -- 172 pages (October)
Beach, Lou. "420 Characters" --169 pages (March) #23
Benway, Robin. "Audrey, Wait!" -- 313 pages (September) #58
Bradley, Alex. "24 Girls in 7 Days" -- 265 pages (July) #48
Bukowski, Charles. "The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, 1951-1993 -- 548 pages (January/February) #10

Cameron, Julia. "The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life" -- 233 pages (October) #72
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. "You Can Write Your Family History" -- 207 pages (March) #20
Collins, Billy. "Nine Horses: Poems" -- 120 pages (April) #30
Collins, Billy (editor). "Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry" -- 272 pages (March) #18
Collins, Billy. "Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems" -- 172 pages (April) #34
Collins, Billy. "The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems" -- 85 pages (March) #16
Cook, Claire. "Wallflower in Bloom: A Novel" -- 257 pages (October) #66

David, Keren. "Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery" -- 339 pages (June) #41
Dayton, Anne and May Vanderbilt. "The Book of Jane: A Novel" -- 292 pages (November) #80
Degeneres, Ellen. "My Point...And I Do Have One" -- 211 pages (April) #28
Degeneres, Ellen. "Seriously...I'm Kidding" -- 241 pages (March) #22
Dillard, Annie. "Mornings Like This: Found Poems" -- 75 pages (completed January) #4

Fox, Lauren. "Friends Like Us: A Novel" -- 269 pages (March/April) #27
Fredericks, Mariah. "Crunch Time" -- 317 pages (July) #45
Fredericks, Mariah. "The Girl in the Park" -- 217 pages (May/June) #39

Graham, Billy. "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" -- 180 pages (February) #14
Grossman, Nancy. "A World Away" -- 394 pages (July/August) #51

Handler, Daniel. "Why We Broke Up" -- 354 pages (April) #32
Harper, Molly. "And One Last Thing..." -- 310 pages (July) #47
Henderson, Susan. "Up From the Blue: A Novel" -- 317 pages (February) #12
Henry, April. "The Night She Disappeared" -- 229 pages (September) #64
Horlock, Mary. "The Book of Lies: A Novel" -- 344 pages (February) #9
Howell, Dorothy. "Clutches and Curses: A Haley Randolph Mystery" -- 308 pages (August) #54
Howell, Dorothy. "Tote Bags and Toe Tags: A Haley Randolph Mystery" -- 296 pages (August) #52

Jackson, Joshilyn. "A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel" -- 322 pages (March) #21
Jaffe, Michele. "Ghost Flower" -- 358 pages (September) #65
James, E L. "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- 514 pages (July) #44
Jio, Sarah. "The Violets of March: A Novel" -- 293 pages (May) #36
Johnson, Maureen. "The Name of the Star" -- 372 pages (January) #2

Kaling, Mindy. "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" -- 219 pages (March) #25
Kinsella, Sophie. "I've Got Your Number: A Novel" -- 433 pages (May) #38
Klise, Kate. "In the Bag: A Novel" -- 306 pages (September) #60
Kooser, Ted. "Delights & Shadows" -- 84 pages (February) #11
Kooser, Ted. "Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985" -- 142 pages (April) #29
Kooser, Ted. "Lights on a Ground of Darkness" -- 60 pages (April/May) #33
Kooser, Ted. "The Poetry Home Repair Manual" -- 158 pages (April) #31

Lancaster, Jen. "Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?" -- 382 pages (September0 #59
Lancaster, Jen. "Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development, or Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner" -- 350 pages (October) #69
Levithan, David. "Every You, Every Me: A Novel" -- 245 pages (September) #63
Lindner, April. "Jane" -- 365 pages (January) #8
Lyga, Barry. "The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl" -- 313 pages (March) #24

McCarthy, Jenny. "Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood" -- 211 pages (November) #78
McClure, Wendy. "The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie -- 327 pages (July) #50
McHenry, Jael. "The Kitchen Daughter: A Novel" -- 272 pages (March) #26
McNeal, Tom. "to be sung underwater: a novel" -- 436 pages (January) #6
Meissner, Susan. "The Girl in the Glass: A Novel" -- 328 pages (December) #82
Mell, Eila ed. "Project Runway: The Show That Changed Fashion" -- 289 pages (October) #67
Mlynowski, Sarah and Farrin Jacobs. "See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit" -- 181 pages (October) #71
Moriarty, Laura. "The Chaperone: A Novel" -- 367 pages (November) #75
Mortimer, Tinsley. "Southern Charm: A Novel" -- 240 pages (June) #40

Newport, Olivia. "The Pursuit of Lucy Banning: Novel" -- 289 pages (May) #35

Oliver, Mary. "American Primitive: Poems" -- 87 pages (March) #17
Oliver, Mary. "Dream Work" -- 89 pages (November) #79
Oliver, Mary. "Swan"-- 96 pages (February) #13
Oliver, Mary. "Why I Wake Early: New Poems" -- 71 pages (January) #7

Palermo, Stephen Andrew. "Permanence is Relative" -- 88 pages (March) #19
Palmer, Liza. "More Like Her: A Novel" -- 309 pages (June) #43
Patterson, James. "Middle School: Get Me Out of Here" -- 261 pages (September) #61
Peale, Norman Vincent. "The Power of Positive Thinking" -- 221 pages (November) #76
Pekkanen, Sarah. "There Girls: A Novel" -- 322 pages (August) #55
Perrine, Jane Myers. "The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek: A Novel" -- 366 pages (August) #53

Rubin, Gretchen. "Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life" -- 263 pages (October) #68
Russell, Rachel Renee. "Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO-Graceful Ice Princess" -- 346 pages (September) #62

Schumacher, Julie. "The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls" -- 230 pages (July) #49
Scottoline, Lisa and Francesca Serritella. "best friends, occasional enemies: the lighter side of life as a mother and daughter" -- 275 pages (December '11/January) #1
See, Carolyn. "Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers" -- 255 pages (January) #5
Sipher, Devan. "The Wedding Beat" -- 254 pages (November) #74
Sloan, Robin. "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel" -- 288 pages (December) #83
St. James, Simone. "The Haunting of Maddy Clare" -- 318 pages (September) #57

Yardley, Cathy. "Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel" -- 208 pages (October) #73

Walsh, Dan. "The Reunion: A Novel" -- 289 pages (December) #84
Wax, Wendy. "Ten Beach Road" -- 404 pages (March) #15
Weiner, Jennifer. "The Next Best Thing: A Novel" -- 386 pages (August) #56

Zindel, Lizabeth. "Girl of the Moment" -- 283 pages (November) #77
Zindel, Lizabeth. "The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies" -- 288 pages (November) #81

**I also read 54 pages of Ted Dekker's "The Priest's Graveyard," but the book didn't hold my interest.

**I also read 39 pages if Han Nolan's "Pregnant Pause," but the book didn't capture my interest.

**I also read 194 pages of Stephen Fry's "The Ode Less Traveled: Unlocking the Poet Within." I would have finished the book had I not run out of renewals. I highly recommend it and hope to pick it up again soon.

**I also read about 28 pages of Jeanne Darst's "Fiction Ruined My Family." There was something about the author's tone that I didn't like, and the book felt too much like every other memoir of its type.

**I also read about 74 pages of Tiffany Baker's "The Gilly Salt Sisters." I had a hard time getting into this book and was offended by something I read nearly one-third of the way through. I doubt that I will pick it up again.

**I also read 35 pages of Victoria Costello's "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Memoir" before deciding it didn't fit my current needs. I may come back to it later.

**I also read 123 pages of Lucy Worsley's "If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home" before it became due at the library. I hope to pick it up again soon.

**I also read 50 pages of Jane Green's "another piece of my heart." I couldn't get into the story. I might pick it up again later.

**I also read 4 pages of Meredith Goldstein's "The Singles: A Novel." It didn't work for me, but I may pick it up again later.

**I also read 99 pages of Anne Lamott's "Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son." I found it boring and repetitive.

**I also tried to read Valerie Frankel's "Four of a Kind," but I gave up on page 50. Horrible.

**I also read 31 pages of Anna Quindlen's "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir." (I couldn't get into this one.)

**I also reread 58 pages of Gretchen Rubin's "The Happiness Project."

**I also read 109 pages of Catherine McKenzie's "Spin." I couldn't get past the profanity.

**I also read 29 pages of "Happily Ever After" by Harriet Evans. I stopped reading because I couldn't get past the profanity.

**I also read 29 pages of Katherine Easer's "Vicious Little Darlings" before stopping because I wasn't enjoying the story.


BOOKS I READ IN 2011: (108!)

Ahern, Cecelia. "The Book of Tomorrow: A Novel" -- 310 pages (September) #84

Baker, Ellen. "I Gave My Heart to Know This: A Novel" -- 321 pages (November) #96
Bauer, Joan. "Close to Famous" -- 250 pages (July) #66
Bender, Aimee. "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel" -- 292 pages (February) #11
Bishop, George. "Letter to My Daughter" -- 148 pages (January) #6
Brashares, Ann. "Sisterhood Everlasting: A Novel" -- 349 pages (December) #104
Bray, Libba. "Beauty Queens" -- 390 pages (June) #50
Brooks, Regina. "Writing Great Books for Young Adults" -- 175 pages (finished in July) #60
Brown, Janelle. "This is Where We Live: A Novel" -- 316 pages (January) #9
Bure, Candace Cameron. "Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness" -- 238 pages (June) #52

Caletti, Deb. "Stay" -- 313 pages (August) #73
Chaltas, Thalia. "Displacement" -- 357 pages (July) #55
Cleary, Beverly. "A Girl From Yamhill: A Memoir" -- 279 pages (April) #33
Cleary, Beverly. "Beezus and Ramona" -- 159 pages (May) #37 [reread]
Cleary, Beverly. "My Own Two Feet: A Memoir" -- 261 pages (April) #34
Cleary, Beverly. "Ramona the Pest" -- 192 pages (May) #38 [reread]
Close, Jennifer. "Girls in White Dresses" -- 292 pages (September) #83
Coffey, Tabatha. "It's Not Really About the Hair" -- 212 pages (May) #36
Cook, Claire. "Best Staged Plans: A Novel" -- 238 pages (November) #98
Cook, Claire. "Seven Year Switch: A Novel" -- 237 pages (April) #28
Cooney, Caroline B. "The Lost Songs" --248 pages (November) #94
Crosley, Sloane. "I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays" -- 228 pages (April) #32

Daniels, Leslie. "Cleaning Nabokov's House: A Novel" -- 322 pages (May) #43
Dawson, Maddie. "The Stuff That Never Happened: A Novel" -- 325 pages (May) #39
Dessen, Sarah. "What Happened to Goodbye" -- 402 pages (June) #51
Dilloway, Margaret. "How to Be an American Housewife: A Novel" -- 274 pages (January) #10
Donnelly, Gabrielle. "The Little Women Letters: A Novel" -- 355 pages (October) #87
Duggar, Michelle & Jim Bob. "A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work" -- 274 pages (December) #106

Emond, Stephen. "happyface" -- 316 pages (July) #65

Fay, Juliette. "Deep Down True: A Novel" -- 399 pages (February/March) #18
Forman, Gayle. "If I Stay" -- 196 pages (July) #58
Forman, Gayle. "Where She Went" -- 260 pages (August) #67
Franklin, Tom. "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel" -- 272 pages (June) #44

Gee, Darien. "Friendship Bread" -- 363 pages (May) #40
Gilbert Murdock, Catherine. "Dairy Queen: A Novel" -- 275 pages (August) #76
Gillies, Isabel. "A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story" -- 241 pages (December) #107
Goldberg, Natalie. "Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft" -- 218 pages (November) #95
Green, John. "An Abundance of Katherines" -- 215 pages (August) #71
Green, John. "Paper Towns" -- 305 pages (July) #59
Gudenkauf, Heather. "These Things Hidden" -- 337 pages (June) #45

Han, Jenny. "We'll Always Have Summer" -- 291 pages (July) #63
Harbison, Beth. "Thin, Rich, Pretty: A Novel" -- 342 pages (January) #8
Harrison, Lisi. "Monster High" -- 255 pages (July) #62
Harrison, Lisi. "Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door" -- 241 pages (September) #79
Herron, Rachael. "How to Knit a Love Song: A Cypress Hollow Yarn" -- 336 pages (May/June) #?
Hilderbrand, Elin. "A Summer Affair" -- 408 pages (April) #29
Hilderbrand, Elin. "The Island" -- 403 pages (June) #48
Hubbard, Jenny. "paper covers rock" -- 181 pages (November) #92
Hunter, Denise. "Sweetwater Gap" -- 304 pages (November) #100

Johnson, Maureen. "13 Little Blue Envelopes: A Novel" -- 321 pages (October) #89
Johnson, Maureen. "The Bermudez Triangle" -- 370 pages (August) #75
Johnson, Maureen. "The Last Little Blue Envelope" -- 280 pages (October) #90

Kelly, Erin. "The Poison Tree: A Novel" -- 322 pages (April) #30
Keplinger, Kody. "The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) -- 277 pages (July) #54
Klasky, Mindy. "To Wish or Not to Wish" -- 343 pages (February) #13
Koslow, Sally. "With Friends Like These: A Novel" -- 318 pages (February) #14
Krementz, Jill. "The Writer's Desk" -- 111 pages (July/August) #69

Lamott, Anne. "Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life" -- 237 pages (September) #82 [reread]
Lancaster, Jen. "If You Were Here: A Novel" -- 304 pages (September) #80
Lancaster, Jen. "Such a Pretty Fat: Seriously, Another Memoir: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big or Why Pie is Not Always the Answer" -- 379 pages (January) #2
LeCraw, Holly. "The Swimming Pool: A Novel" -- 307 pages (March/April) #25
Levine, Laura. "Killer Cruise: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 251 pages (January) #1

McEntire, Myra. "Hourglass" -- 390 pages (July) #57
Meadows, Rae. "mothers & daughters: a novel" -- 256 pages (October) #88
Medeiros, Teresa. "Goodnight Tweetheart: A Love Story in 140 Characters or Less" -- 222 pages (April) #31
Meehl, Brian. "You Don't Know About Me" -- 404 pages (August) #70
Mlynowski, Sarah. "Gimme a Call" -- 301 pages (August) #74
Mlynowski, Sarah. "ten things we did (and probably shouldn't have) -- 354 pages (September) #81
Monroe, Mary Alice. "The Butterfly's Daughter" -- 382 pages (December) #105
Moyes, Jojo. "The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel" -- 390 pages (October) #85
Myracle, Lauren. "Peace, Love & Baby Ducks" -- 289 pages (July) #53

Niffenegger, Audrey. "The Night Bookmobile: A Graphic Novel" -- (January) #3
Noble, Elizabeth. "When You Were Mine" --331 pages (June) #47

Ockler, Sarah. "Fixing Delilah: A Novel" -- 308 pages (July) #61
Osbourne, Ozzy. "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor" -- 274 pages (December) #108

Patterson, James. "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" -- 284 pages (November) #97
Pearson, Allison. "I Think I Love You: A Novel" -- 328 pages (March) #22
Pearson, Joanna. "The Rites & Wrongs of Janice Wills" -- 215 pages (August) #68
Pekkanen, Sarah. "Skipping a Beat: A Novel" -- 323 pages (May) #41
Perkins, Stephanie. "Anna and the French Kiss" -- 372 pages (July) #56

Racculia, Kate. "This Must be the Place: A Novel" -- 350 pages (March) #19
Rennison, Louise. "Withering Tights" -- 274 pages (July) #64
Riggs, Ransom. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" -- 348 pages (November) #93
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" -- 220 pages (November) #99 [reread]

Schmidt, Gary. D. "Okay for Now" -- 360 pages (October) #86
Scotch, Allison Winn. "The One That I Want: A Novel" -- 270 pages (February) #16
Scott, Mindi. "Freefall" -- 315 pages (June) #49
Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel" -- 274 pages (May) #42
Shreve, Anita. "Rescue" -- 288 pages (March) #21
SMITH Magazine. "I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure" -- 182 pages (January) #7
SMITH Magazine, editor. "It All Changed in An Instant: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" -- 251 pages (January/February) #12
SMITH Magazine, editor. "Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak by Writers Famous and Obscure" -- 130 pages (February) #15
Sparks, Nicholas. "Safe Haven" -- 340 pages (April) #27
Stockett, Kathryn. "The Help: A Novel" -- 451 pages (May) #35
Stolarz, Laurie Faria. "Project 17" -- 248 pages (December) #102

Tatlock, Ann. "Promises to Keep: A Novel" -- 343 pages (April) #26

Unger, Lisa. "Die for You: A Novel" -- 445 pages (March) #20
Unger, Lisa. "Fragile: A Novel" -- 327 pages (January) #4

von Ziegesar, Cecily. "Gossip Girl" -- 199 pages (August/September) #77

Walker, Melissa. "Small Town Sinners" -- 273 pages (August) #72
Weiner, Jennnifer. "Then Came You: A Novel" -- 336 pages (September) #78
White, Karen. "On Folly Beach" -- 390 pages (March) #23
Wilson, Amy. "When Did I Get Like This: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget Buyer & Other Mommies I Swore I'd Never Be" -- 253 pages (December) #101
Winfield, Mason. "Haunted Rochester: Supernatural History of the Lower Genesee" -- 126 pages (March) #24
Wolff, Isabel. "A Vintage Affair: A Novel" -- 342 pages (February) #17
Wolff, Isabel. "The Very Picture of You: A Novel" -- 310 pages (December) #103
Wolff, Mishna. "I'm Down: A Memoir" -- 273 pages (January) #5

Zielin, Lara. "The Implosion of Aggie Winchester" -- 278 pages (October/November) #91

**I also read 142 pages of Robert Wilder's "Tales from the Teacher's Lounge," which I found to be horribly, mind-numbingly boring.

**I also read approximately 50 pages of Rob Sheffield's "Talking to Girls About Duran Duran." His writing style didn't appeal to me.

**I read 60 pages of Lisa See's Shanghai Girls before running out of library renewals. I plan on picking this one up again soon.

**I also read about 160 pages of Sloane Crosley's "How Did You Get This Number." The book just didn't interest me.

**I also read a few pages of Howard Jacobson's "The Finkler Question." I couldn't get interested in this book.

**I read most of Victoria Hanley's "Wild Ink: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults," but I ran out of renewals and had to return the book before finishing it. I hope to check it out again soon.

**I read 210 pages of Elizabeth Joy Arnold's "When We Were Friends: A Novel" before having to return it to the library--no renewals. I intend to check it out again soon, finish it, and add it to my list. (Would have been book number 85/October.)

**I read 164 pages of Megan Hart's "Precious and Fragile Things" before giving up. I just didn't care about the characters, and I found the story to be tedious and repetitive.

**I read 14 pages of Victoria Brown's "Minding Ben" but just couldn't get interested in the story.

**I read 21 pages of Christina Hopkinson's "The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs" before the narrator's whiny ridiculousness made me want to throw the book across the room.


BOOKS I'VE READ IN 2010: (95!)

Andrews, Mary Kay. "Hissy Fit: A Novel" -- 419 pages (March) #23
Andrews, Mary Kay. "Little Bitty Lies: A Novel" -- 431 pages (April/May) #33
Andrews, Mary Kay. "Savannah Blues: A Novel" -- 404 pages (April) #25
Andrews, Mary Kay. "Savannah Breeze: A Novel" -- 431 pages (April) #31
Andrews, Mary Kay. "The Fixer Upper: A Novel" -- 422 pages (March) #20
Archer, Jennifer. "Sandwiched" -- 360 pages (June) #40

Bohjalian, Chris. "Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town" -- 225 pages (October) #68
Bohjalian, Chris. "Secrets of Eden: A Novel" -- 362 pages (August) #53
Bohjalian, Chris. "The Double Bind: A Novel" -- 385 pages (August/September) #60
Brashares, Ann. "My Name is Memory: A Novel" -- 324 pages (December) #90
Bush, Laura. "Spoken From the Heart" -- 432 pages (May/June) #38

Cash, Johnny. "Cash: The Autobiography" -- 292 pages (August) #59 [reread]
Cash, Johnny. "Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words" -- 244 pages (October) #69
Cash, Johnny. "Man in White: A Novel" -- 227 pages (September) #64
Chevalier, Tracy. "Remarkable Creatures: A Novel" -- 310 pages (October) #70
Clark, Mary Higgins. "Just Take My Heart: A Novel" -- 322 pages (March) #22
Clark, Mary Higgins. "The Shadow of Your Smile: A Novel" -- 319 pages (October) #71
Cook, Claire. "The Wildwater Walking Club: A Novel" -- 239 pages (February) #12
Conroy, Pat. "My Reading Life" -- 337 pages (November) #78
Cramer, W. Dale. "Bad Ground: A Novel" -- 382 pages (October) #73
Cramer, W. Dale. "Summer of Light: A Novel" -- 395 pages (August) #57
Cramer, W. Dale. "Sutter's Cross: A Novel" -- 394 pages (September) #62
Crane, Megan. "Everyone Else's Girl: A Novel" -- 256 pages (September) #63
Crane, Megan. "Names My Sisters Call Me: A Novel" -- 321 pages (July) #48
Cutrone, Kelly. "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You" -- 197 pages (April) #30

Davis, Kyra. "Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress: A Sophie Katz Novel" -- 311 pages (October) #74

Erdrich, Louise. "Shadow Tag: A Novel" -- 255 pages (September/October) #66

Ford, Michael Thomas. "Jane Bites Back: A Novel" -- 299 pages (May) #34

Geerhart, Bill. "Little Billy's Letters: An Incorrigible Inner Child's Correspondence with the Famous, Infamous, and Just Plain Bewildered" -- 237 pages (November) #81
Giffin, Emily. "Heart of the Matter" -- 368 pages (June) #39
Goldberg, Natalie. "Old Friend From Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir" -- 308 pages (November/December) #85
Gough, Julian. "Juno & Juliet: A Novel" --270 pages (September) #61
Graham, Ruth Bell. "Legacy of a Pack Rat" -- 221 pages (June) #45
Green, Jane. "Babyville: A Novel" -- 438 pages (July) #50
Green, Jane. "To Have and to Hold: A Novel" -- 342 pages (July) #48

Hall, Freeman. "Retail Hell: How I Sold My Soul to the Store: Confesssions of a Tortured Sales Associate." -- 258 pages (June) #41
Hammond, Diane. "Seeing Stars: A Novel" -- 459 pages (May) #35
Hannah, Sophie. "The Wrong Mother: A Novel" -- 402 pages (February) #9
Hoffman, Beth. "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel" -- 306 pages (February) #15
Howell, Dorothy. "Handbags and Homicide: A Haley Randolph Mystery" -- 291 pages (February) #10
Howell, Dorothy. "Purses and Poison: A Haley Randolph Mystery" -- 258 pages (January) #5
Howell, Dorothy. "Shoulder Bags and Shootings: A Haley Randolph Mystery" -- 265 pages (October) #72

Jackson, Joshilyn. "Backseat Saints: A Novel" -- 324 pages (August) #58
Jacobs, A.J. "The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment" -- 206 pages (January) #3
Jacobs, A.J. "The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World" -- 369 pages (January) #4
Jacobs, A.J. "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible" -- 341 pages (January) #6
Janzen, Rhoda. "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home" -- 241 pages (April) #27

King, Stephen. "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" -- 285 pages (February) #8 [reread]
Kinsella, Sophie. "Mini Shopaholic: A Novel" -- 418 pages (December)
Klasky, Mindy. "When Good Wishes Go Bad" -- 341 pages (May) #36
Kwok, Jean. "Girl in Translation: A Novel" -- 290 pages (October) #67

Lancaster, Jen. "Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass, or Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office: A Memoir" -- 398 pages (December)
Lancaster, Jen. "My Fair Lazy: A Memoir: On Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover if Not Being a Dumb Ass is the New Black, or a Culture-Up Manifesto" -- 372 pages (November) #77
Lancaster, Jen. "Pretty in Plaid: A Memoir: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase: -- 363 pages (November) #82
Lamott, Anne "Imperfect Birds: A Novel" -- 278 pages (August) #55
Levine, Laura. "Death by Pantyhose: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 244 pages (December) #92
Levine, Laura. "Death of a Trophy Wife: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 259 pages (November) #76
Levine, Laura. "Killer Blonde: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 271 pages (November) #80
Levine, Laura. "Killing Bridezilla: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 247 pages (December) #94
Levine, Laura. "Shoes to Die For: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 228 pages (December) #87
Levine, Laura. "The PMS Murder: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 245 pages (December) #89
Levine, Laura. "This Pen for Hire: A Jaine Austen Mystery" -- 224 pages (November) #79
Lucado, Max. "Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear" -- 180 pages (March/April) #26
Lucado, Max. "Next Door Savior: Near Enough to Touch. Strong Enough to Trust" -- 163 pages (June) #42

Matlock, Curtiss Ann. "Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel: A Novel" -- 398 pages (March) #21
McBride, Susan. "The Cougar Club: A Novel" -- 309 pages (February) #13
McCorkle, Jill. "Going Away Shoes: Stories" -- 258 pages (June) #44

Noble, Elizabeth. "Alphabet Weekends: A Novel" -- 425 pages (March/April) #24
Noble, Elizabeth. "The Friendship Test: A Novel" -- 437 pages (April) #28
Noble, Elizabeth. "The Girl Next Door" -- 331 pages (March) #19

Osbourne, Ozzy. "I Am Ozzy" -- 391 pages (February) #14

Paddock, Jennifer. "A Secret Word: A Novel" -- 204 pages (June/July) #46
Parkhurst, Carolyn. "The Nobodies Album: A Novel" -- 312 pages (October) #75

Ringwald, Molly. "Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick" -- 223 pages (May) #37
Rolling Stone, editors of. "Cash" -- 224 pages (August) #54
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. "The Book of Eleven: An Itemized Collection of Brain Lint" -- 122 pages (December) #88
Rudnick, Paul. "I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey" -- 318 pages (April) #29

Scottoline, Lisa. "My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space" -- 245 pages (December)
Scottoline, Lisa. "Why My Next Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman" -- 286 pages, minus four pages -- one chapter -- that I did not read (April) #32
Senate, Melissa. "Questions to Ask Before Marrying" -- 249 pages (February) #11
Senate, Melissa. "The Secret of Joy: A Novel" -- 330 pages (December 2009/January 2010) #1
Senate, Melissa. "The Solomon Sisters Wise Up" -- 313 pages (March) #17
Shreve, Anita. "A Change in Altitude" -- 307 pages (January/February) #7
SMITH Magazine. "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" -- XXX pages (December) #?
Sparks, Nicholas. "The Last Song: A Novel" -- 390 pages (June) #43
Spelling, Tori. "Mommywood" -- 226 pages [I skipped one chapter] (July) #47
Spelling, Tori. "Uncharted TerriTori" -- 214 pages (August) #56
Stewart, Leah. "Husband and Wife: A Novel" -- 344 pages (December) #86
Strohmeyer, Sarah. "The Sleeping Beauty Proposal: A Novel" -- 309 pages (March) #18

Thayer, Nancy. "Summer House: A Novel" -- 351 pages (January) #2
Tyler, Anne. "Noah's Compass: A Novel" -- 277 pages (February) #16

Veitch, Kate. "Without a Backward Glance: A Novel" -- 371 pages (July/August) #52

Wickham, Madeleine. "A Desirable Residence: A Novel" -- 296 pages (September) #65
Writers Famous and Obscure. "Not Quite What I was Planning: Six-word Memoirs" -- 219 pages (December) #93

Zevin, Gabrielle. "The Hole We're In: A Novel" -- 283 pages (July) #51

**I also read 128 pages of Ann Pearlman's "The Christmas Cookie Club: A Novel" before I lost interest in it due to the poor writing and overabundance of characters.

**I also read 50 pages of Theresa Alan's "Spa Vacation" before growing tired of the author's poor writing.

**I also read 120 pages of James Hynes' "Next: A Novel" before stopping due to lack of interest in the character and his story.

**I also read 100 pages of James Hynes' "The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel," which I thought I would love because of its subject (college teaching) but instead couldn't get into. Since this is the second book by Hynes that I've abandoned, I'm not sure I'm willing to give him another try.

**I also read 22 pages of Michael Cunningham's "By Nightfall: A Novel." I had hoped to love this book as much as I loved "The Hours," but I just couldn't get into it.

**I also read 121 pages of Haywood Smith's "Waking Up in Dixie: A Novel" before stopping because the story was moving so slowly and had so many obvious holes in it. I will probably not read more from this author.

**I also read 55+ pages of "The Mayo Clinic Diet Book."

**I also read 52 pages of "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass. I may return to this one someday.

**I also read 42 pages of "Unclutter Your Life in One Week" by Erin Rooney Doland. I may return to this one someday.


BOOKS I'VE READ IN 2009: (100!):

Bynum, Sarah Shun-Lien. "Ms. Hempel Chronicles" -- 193 pages (January) #2

Carlson, Melody. "I Heart Bloomberg: A Novel" -- 292 pages (July)
Carlson, Melody. "Spring Broke: A Novel" -- 312 pages (June)
Clarke, Brock. "An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England: A Novel" -- 303 pages (July/August)

Davis, Kyra. "Lust, Loathing and a Little Lipgloss" -- 361 pages (October)
Davis, Kyra. "Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate" -- 393 pages (November)
DeMarco-Barrett, Barbara. "Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within" -- 255 pages (November)

Gabriele, Lisa. "The Almost Archer Sisters" -- 248 pages (December 2008/January) #1
Gaskell, Whitney. "Good Luck" -- 385 pages (September)
Gaskell, Whitney. "Mommy Tracked" -- 349 pages (September)
Gaskell, Whitney. "Pushing 30: A Novel" -- 326 pages (October)
Gaskell, Whitney. "True Love (and Other Lies)" -- 373 pages (October)
Gibson, Fiona. "Babyface: A Novel" -- 328 pages (March)
Gibson, Fiona. "Something Good" -- 346 pages (March)
Giffin, Emily. "Baby Proof: A Novel" -- 340 pages (February)
Goldstein, Jan. "The Bride Will Keep Her Name: A Novel" -- 259 pages (December)
Gosselin, Jon and Kate, and Beth Carson. "Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" -- 201 pages (March)
Green, Jane. "Dune Road" -- 341 pages (September)

Hale, Shannon. "The Actor and the Housewife: A Novel" -- 339 pages (December)
Hamilton, Jane. "Laura Rider's Masterpiece: A Novel" -- 214 pages (August)
Harbison, Beth. "Hope in a Jar: A Novel" -- 340 pages (October)
Harpaz, Beth J. "13 is the New 18: And Other Things My Children Taught Me While I Was Having a Nervous Breakdown Being Their Mother" -- 271 pages (October)
Hely, Steve. "How I Became A Famous Novelist" -- 322 pages (October/November)

Jackson, Neta. "The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough: A Novel" -- 366 pages (April)
Jackson, Neta. "Where Do I Go? A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel" -- 370 pages (April)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #1 -- The Vanishings" -- 146 pages (January) #5
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #2 -- Second Chance" -- 141 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #3 -- Through the Flames" -- 143 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #4 -- Facing the Future" -- 147 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #5 -- Nicolae High" -- 115 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #6 -- The Underground" -- 111 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #7 -- Busted!" -- 111 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #8 -- Death Strike" -- 123 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #9 -- The Search" -- 159 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #10 -- On the Run" -- 160 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #11 -- Into the Storm" -- 149 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #12 -- Earthquake!" -- 138 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #13 -- The Showdown" -- 132 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #14 -- Judgment Day" -- 127 pages (January)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #15 -- Battling the Commander" -- 138 pages (January/February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #16 -- Fire from Heaven" -- 139 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #17 -- Terror in the Stadium" -- 150 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #18 -- Darkening Skies" -- 149 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #19 -- Attack of Apollyon" -- 148 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #20 -- A Dangerous Plan" -- 152 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #21 -- Secrets of New Babylon" -- 133 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #22 -- Escape from New Babylon" -- 146 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #23 -- Horsemen of Terror" -- 148 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #24 -- Uplink from the Underground" -- 144 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #25 -- Death at the Gala" -- 147 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #26 -- The Beast Arises" -- 146 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #27 -- Wildfire!" -- 146 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #28 -- The Mark of the Beast" -- 146 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #29 -- Breakout!" -- 147 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #30 -- Murder in the Holy Place" -- 147 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #31 -- Escape to Masada" -- 146 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #32 -- War of the Dragon" -- 150 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #33 -- Attack on Petra" -- 176 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #34 -- Bounty Hunters" -- 187 pages (February)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #35 -- The Rise of False Messiahs" -- 183 pages (February/March)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #36 -- Ominous Choices" -- 192 pages (March)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #37 -- Heat Wave" -- 183 pages (March)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #38 -- The Perils of Love" -- 186 pages (March)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #39 -- The Road to War" -- 183 pages (March)
Jenkins, Jerry B. and Tim LaHaye. "Left Behind: The Kids #40 -- Triumphant Return" --198 pages (March)

Kaufman, Jennifer and Karen Mack. "Literacy and Longing in L.A.: A Novel" -- 315 pages (April)
Keyes, Marian. "This Charming Man: A Novel" -- 563 pages (January) #4
King, Mia. "Sweet Life" -- 307 pages (March)
King, Mia. "Table Manners" -- 284 pages (September)
Kingsbury, Karen. "Even Now" -- 368 pages (June)
Kingsbury, Karen. "Ever After" -- 342 pages (June)
Kinsella, Sophie. "Twenties Girl: A Novel" -- 435 pages (October/November)
Klasky, Mindy. "How Not To Make A Wish" -- 327 pages (November)

Lewis, Beverly. "The Preacher's Daughter: Annie's People #1" -- 349 pages (May)
Lewis, Beverly. "The Englisher: Annie's People #2" -- 346 pages (May)
Lewis, Beverly. "The Brethren: Annie's People #3" -- 349 pages (May)
Lewis, Beverly. "The Secret: Seasons of Grace #1" -- 362 pages (June)

McCafferty, Megan. "Perfect Fifths: A Novel" -- 255 pages (August)
Meister, Ellen. "The Smart One: A Novel" -- 369 pages (January) #3
Mlynowski, Sarah and Farrin Jacobs. "See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit" -- 187 pages (November)

Rivers, Francine. "And the Shofar Blew: A Novel" -- 441 pages (April)
Rivers, Francine. "Leota's Garden: A Novel" -- 423 pages (May)
Rivers, Francine. "Redeeming Love: A Novel" -- 468 pages (June/July)
Rivers, Francine. "The Atonement Child" -- 372 pages (May)
Rivers, Francine. "The Last Sin Eater: A Novel" -- 324 pages (June)
Rivers, Francine. "The Scarlet Thread" -- 462 pages (April)
Rosenberg, Saralee. "Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead" -- 319 pages (August - September)

Samson, Lisa. "Quaker Summer: A Novel" -- 324 pages (April)
Scotch, Allison Winn. "Time of My Life: A Novel" -- 283 pages (March)
Shreve, Anita. "Testimony: A Novel" -- 305 pages (August)
Strohmeyer, Sarah. "The Penny Pinchers Club: A Novel" -- 292 pages (October)
Sullivan, J. Courtney. "Commencement: A Novel" -- 320 pages (September)

Thrasher, Travis. "Ghostwriter: A Novel" -- 355 pages (August)

Warren, Frank (ed.) "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God" -- 275 pages (October)
Watson, Jan Elizabeth. "Asta in the Wings" -- 314 pages (August)
Weiner, Jennifer. "Best Friends Forever: A Novel" -- 362 pages (December)
Weiner, Jennifer. "The Guy Not Taken: Stories" -- 289 pages (March)
Weitz, Patricia. "College Girl: A Novel" -- 328 pages (March)
Wickham, Madeleine. "The Wedding Girl: A Novel" -- 327 pages (September)

Yardley, Cathy. "Will Write For Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel" -- 208 pages (November)


BOOKS I READ IN 2008 (55!):

Andrews, Mary Kay. "Deep Dish: A Novel" -- 384 pages (August)
Ansay, A. Manette. "Vinegar Hill: A Novel" -- 240 pages (April) #13

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. "Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes" -- 313 pages (December)

Cabot, Meg. "Queen of Babble Gets Hitched" -- 277 pages (October/November)
Cabot, Meg. "The Boy Next Door: A Novel" -- 374 pages (September)
Cach, Lisa. "Dating Without Novocaine: A Novel" -- 282 pages (October)
Carlson, Melody. "A Mile In My Flip-Flops: A Novel" -- 330 pages (November)
Clark, Mary Higgins. "Where Are You Now?: A Novel" -- 289 pages (June) #21
Connors, Charlotte. "How Dolly Parton Saved My Life: A Novel Of The Jelly Jar Sisterhood" -- 328 pages (August)
Crouch, Katie. "Girls In Trucks" -- 241 pages (June) #22

Delinsky, Barbara. "The Secret Between Us" -- 343 pages (August)
Delson, Rudolph. "Maynard & Jennica" -- 300 pages (January) #3

Farrington, Tim. "The Monk Upstairs: A Novel" -- 264 pages (January) #5
Fowler, Karen Joy. "Wit's End: A Novel" -- 324 pages (June) #17

Gehrmann, Jody. "Notes from the Backseat" -- 296 pages (February/March) #9

Handler, Chelsea. "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" -- 264 pages (October/November)

Jackson, Joshilyn. "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming: A Novel" -- 311 pages (June) #19
Jewell, Lisa. "Roommates Wanted: A Novel" -- 461 pages (November/December)
Jewell, Lisa. "Vince and Joy: A Novel" -- 503 pages (December)

Kinsella, Sophie. "Remember Me?" -- 389 pages (April/May) #14
Kinsella, Sophie. "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" -- 325 pages (September/October)

Lakhani, Anisha. "Schooled: A Novel" -- 344 pages (October)
LaZebnik, Claire. "The Smart One and the Pretty One: A Novel About Sisters" -- 292 pages (October)
Leigh, Tamara. "Splitting Harriet: A Novel" -- 386 pages (May) #14
Letts, Billie. "Made in the USA: A Novel" -- 355 pages (December)
Lightman, Alan. "Ghost: A Novel" -- 245 pages (January) #2
Lipman, Elinor. "Then She Found Me: A Novel" -- 307 pages (June/July) #23
Lucado, Max. "3:16: The Numbers of Hope" -- 214 pages (September/October)

Markham, Wendy. "Slightly Suburban: A Novel" -- 331 pages (September)
McCafferty, Megan. "Charmed Thirds: A Novel" -- 361 pages (February) #7
McCafferty, Megan. "Fourth Comings: A Novel" -- 310 pages (February) #8
Millar, Martin. "Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me" -- 222 pages (October)

Nunez, Sigrid. "The Last of Her Kind: A Novel" -- 375 pages (January/February) #6

O'Flynn, Catherine. "What Was Lost: A Novel" -- 246 pages (November)
O'Nan, Stewart. "Last Night at the Lobster" -- 146 pages (January) #4

Palmer, Liza. "Conversations With The Fat Girl: A Novel" -- 314 pages (April) #11
Palmer, Liza. "Seeing Me Naked" -- 296 pages (March) #10
Peterfreund, Diana. "Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel" -- 296 pages (November)
Porter, Jane. "Mrs. Perfect: A Novel" -- 420 pages (July) #24
Porter, Jane. "The Frog Prince: A Novel" -- XXX pages (July)

Schwarz, Christina. "So Long At The Fair: A Novel" -- XXX pages (August)
Sebold, Alice. "The Lovely Bones: A Novel" -- 328 pages (April) #12
Shreve, Anita. "Body Surfing: A Novel" -- 295 pages (June) #18
Spelling, Tori. "sTORI telling" -- XXX pages (July)
Stewart, Leah. "The Myth of You and Me: A Novel" -- 277 pages (December)
Sweeney, Aoibheann. "Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking: A Novel" -- 259 pages (December 2007/January) #1

Vega, Denise. "Fact Of Life #31" -- 376 pages (December)

Warren, Frank. "A Lifetime of Secrets" (October)
Warren, Frank. "My Secret" (October)
Warren, Frank. "The Secret Lives of Men and Women" (October)
Weiner, Jennifer. "Certain Girls: A Novel" -- 386 pages (August)
Weisberger, Lauren. "Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel" -- 280 pages (June) #20
Willett, Jincy. "The Writing Class: A Novel" -- 326 pages (September)

Yancy, Philip. "What's So Amazing About Grace?" -- 282 pages (April/May) #16

**I also read 69 pages of "Celebutantes: A Novel" by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper before I had to stop myself for fear I would throw the book in the path of a moving vehicle (library book, so bad idea). The writing is horrible, and the story is completely idiotic. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, EVER.

**I also read 132 pages and skimmed the rest of "Don't Know Much About Anything" by Kenneth C. Davis. The book was interesting, but I didn't care for the format.

**I read at least one other book when I was on vacation this summer, but since I can't remember what it was, I'm unable to record its title here.

**I also read 116 pages of Janice Dickinson's "Everything About Me Is Fake...And I'm Perfect." The book didn't interest me enough to continue, and I disagreed with Dickinson's coarseness and language.

**I also read 66 pages of "The History of Love: A Novel" by Nicole Krauss. I might pick this one up again someday, but right now, I can't get into it.

**I also read selected portions of Billy Graham's "Answers to Life's Problems: Guidance, Inspiration and Hope for the Challenges of Today"

**I also read 100 pages of Madeleine Wickham's "Sleeping Arrangments: A Novel" and became extremely bored with this non-story.


BOOKS I READ IN 2007 (89 books; 27,124 pages!):

Baker, Ellen. "Keeping the House: A Novel" -- 530 pages (August)
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. "Crossing the Line: From Dating to Diapers (Without the Stretch Marks)" -- 294 pages (October)
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. "The Thin Pink Line: A Novel" -- 299 pages (July)
Berne, Suzanne. "The Ghost at the Table: A Novel" -- 292 pages (March)
Bolks, Shane. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Men I've Dated" -- 304 pages (June)
Bottke, Allison. "One Little Secret: A Novel" -- 334 pages (October)
Braffet, Kelly. "Last Seen Leaving: A Novel" -- 260 pages (March)
Brashares, Ann. "The Last Summer (of You & Me) -- 307 pages (September/October)
Burroughs, Augusten. "Running With Scissors: A Memoir" -- 331 pages (January)

Cabot, Meg. "Princess in Love" -- 229 pages (June/July)
Cabot, Meg. "Princess in the Spotlight" -- 257 pages (June)
Cabot, Meg. "Princess on the Brink" -- 238 pages (June)
Cabot, Meg. "Princess in Waiting" -- 270 pages (July)
Cabot, Meg. "Queen of Babble: A Novel" -- 309 pages (August/September)
Cabot, Meg. "The Princess Diaries: A Novel" -- 283 pages (June)
Carlson, Melody. "These Boots Weren't Made For Walking: A Novel" -- 314 pages (September)
Chevalier, Tracy. "Burning Bright" -- 311 pages (March)
Chevalier, Tracy. "The Lady and the Unicorn" -- 250 pages (January)
Childress, Mark. "One Mississippi: A Novel" -- 385 pages (May)
Choi, Annie. "Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters" -- 242 pages (May)
Clark, Mary Higgins. "I Heard That Song Before: A Novel" -- 319 pages (August)

Dekker, Ted. "Skin" -- 395 pages (June)
DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy. "Baby Boys: An Owner's Manual" -- 256 pages (January/February)
Domingue, Ronlyn. "The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel" -- 310 pages (April)

Gayle, Stephanie. "My Summer of Southern Discomfort: A Novel" -- 244 pages (December)
Gold, Robin. "The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12: A Novel" -- 260 pages (July)
Green, Jane. "The Other Woman" -- 389 pages (June)

Harbison, Beth. "Shoe Addicts Anonymous: A Novel" -- 327 pages (September)
Hart, Beth Webb. "Adelaide Piper: A Novel" -- 325 pages (April)
Hazelwood, Robin. "Model Student: A Tale of Co-eds and Cover Girls" -- 391 pages (March)
Hoffman, Alice. "Here on Earth" -- 293 pages (February)
Hoffman, Alice. "The Ice Queen: A Novel" -- 211 pages (January)
Hoffman, Alice. "Turtle Moon" -- 255 pages (February)

Iovine, Vicki. "The Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear: What to Buy, What to Borrow, and What to Blow Off!" -- 251 pages (February)

Jackson, Lucy. "Posh: A Novel" -- 247 pages (March)
Jackson, Neta. "The Yada Yada Prayer Group: A Novel" -- 388 pages (October)
Jensen, Trish. "Phi Beta Bimbo" -- 308 pages (May)
Johnson's. "Breastfeeding: A Practical Guide for Parents" -- 62 pages (February)

Kasischke, Laura. "The Life Before Her Eyes: A Novel" -- 280 pages (December)
Kaufman, Jennifer and Karen Mack. "Literacy and Longing in L.A.: A Novel" -- 325 pages (January)
Kerlin, Amanda and Phil Oh. "Secrets of the Model Dorm: A Novel" -- 274 pages (February)
Keyes, Marian. "No Dress Rehearsal" -- 79 pages (February)
King, Mia. "Good Things: Living Simply Isn't Simple" -- 340 pages (October/November)
Kinsella, Sophie. "Shopaholic & Baby" -- 359 pages (March)

LaHaye, Tim and Jerry B. Jenkins. "John's Story: The Last Eyewitness: A Novel" -- 215 pages (January) [I read only the novel portion of this book.]
La Leche League International. "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" -- 427 pages (February/March)
Lewis, Beverly. "The Betrayal" -- 360 pages (December)
Lewis, Beverly. "The Covenant" -- 318 pages (December)
Lott, Malena. "The Stork Reality" -- 338 pages (August)

Martin, Claire. "The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver: The A-to-Z Troubleshooting Guide" -- 323 pages (February)
Martin, Steve. "Shopgirl: A Novella" -- 130 pages (April)
Maxted, Anna. "Being Committed: A Novel" -- 372 pages (January)
McLaughlin, Emma and Nicola Kraus. "Dedication: A Novel" -- 279 pages (August)
Meek, Joan Younger. "New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding" -- 251 pages (February)
Messina, Lynn. "Mim Warner's Lost Her Cool: A Novel" -- 304 pages (December)
Messina, Lynn. "Fashionistas: A Novel" -- 282 pages (November)
Miller, Sue. "Lost in the Forest" -- 247 pages (April)
Moriarty, Liane. "The Last Anniversary" -- 388 pages (March)

Naylor, Clare and Mimi Hare. "The First Assistant" -- 280 pages (March)
Neill, Fiona. "Slummy Mummy: A Novel" -- 339 pages (September)
Ng, Mei. "Eating Chinese Food Naked: A Novel" -- 252 pages (May)

O'Connell, Jennifer. "Bachelorette #1" -- 246 pages (April)

Papa, Ariella. "Up & Out" -- 315 pages (May)
Pearson, Allison. "I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother" -- 340 pages (October)
Picoult, Jodi. "Mercy" -- 353 pages (January)
Picoult, Jodi. "Salem Falls" -- 434 pages (December)
Porizkova, Paulina. "A Model Summer: A Novel" -- 324 pages (July)

Rech, Lindsay Faith. "Joyride" -- 311 pages (May/June)
Rosoff, Meg. "How I Live Now" -- 194 pages (April)

Sears, Martha and William Sears. "The Breastfeading Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child From Birth Through Weaning" -- 248 pages (February)
Setterfield, Diane. "The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel" -- 407 pages (January)
Shapiro, Dani. "Family History: A Novel" -- 269 pages (April)
Shreve, Anita. "A Wedding in December: A Novel" -- 325 pages (April/May)
Sittenfeld, Curtis. "The Man of My Dreams: A Novel" -- 272 pages (October)
Smith, Ali. "Hotel World" -- 238 pages (July)
Stone, Joanne and Keith Eddleman. "The Pregnancy Bible: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood" -- 383 pages (January)
Strout, Elizabeth. "Abide with Me: A Novel" -- 294 pages (April)
Sykes, Plum. "Bergdorf Blondes: A Novel" -- 312 pages (January)
Sykes, Plum. "The Debutante Divorcee: A Novel" -- 250 pages (January)

Tamaro, Janet. "So That's What They're For!: Breastfeeding Basics" -- 285 pages (January/February)
Tucker, Lisa. "Once Upon a Day" -- 342 pages (April)

Updike, John. "Terrorist: A Novel" -- 310 pages (February)

van der Kwast, Jennifer. "Pounding the Pavement: A Novel" -- 280 pages (October)
Vapnyar, Lara. "Memoirs of a Muse: A Novel" -- 212 pages (January)
Victor, Cynthia. "The Three of Us" -- 448 pages (August)
von Ziegesar, Cecily. "You're the One That I Want: A Gossip Girls Novel" -- 230 pages (July/August)

Wickham, Madeleine. "The Gatecrasher: A Novel" -- 296 pages (November)
Wolff, Isabel. "Out of the Blue: A Novel" -- 443 pages (September)
Wolff, Isabel. "The Trials of Tiffany Trott" -- 391 pages (January)

**In June, I also read 168 pages in Sally Koslow's "Little Pink Slips: A Novel" before the extremely mundanely written story forced me to put the book down for good. I don't think I'll be picking up this one again.

**In September, I read 172 pages in Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" before the language and situations in the book forced me to stop. (See journal entry for more information.)


BOOKS I READ IN 2006 (102!):

Bank, Melissa. "The Wonder Spot" (January)
Bank, Melissa. "The Worst Thing a Suburban Girl Could Imagine" (March)
Barr, Emily. "Solo: A Novel" (January)
Beckerman, Ilene. "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" (March)
Bilston, Sarah. "Bed Rest: A Novel" (October)
Brashares, Ann. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (November)
Brown, Dan. "The Da Vinci Code" (January)
Browne, Jill Conner. "God Save the Sweet Potato Queens" (January)
Bryson, Bill. "The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way" (January/February)
Burke, Betsy. "Hardly Working" (February/March)

Cach, Lisa. "Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel" (June)
Campbell, Rebecca. "Slave to Fashion: A Novel" (June)
Campbell, Rebecca. "The Marriage Diaries: A Novel" (November)
Casagrande, June. "Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun & Spite" (April)
Chevalier, Tracy. "Falling Angels: A Novel" (December)
Chevalier, Tracy. "Girl With a Pearl Earring" (November/December)
Chevalier, Tracy. "The Virgin Blue" (December)
Clark, Mary Higgins. "Two Little Girls in Blue: A Novel" (October)
Crane, Megan. "English as a Second Language" (September)

Dalby, Robert. "Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly: A Novel" (November)
Dallas, Sandra. "The Persian Pickle Club" (December)
Dayton, Anne and May Vanderbilt. "Consider Lily: A Novel" (December)
de Vries, Hilary. "So 5 Minutes Ago" (May)
Diamant, Anita. "The Last Days of Dogtown: A Novel" (December)

Fielding, Helen. "Bridget Jones's Diary: The First Columns" (March)
Filipacchi, Amanda. "Love Creeps: A Novel" (April)
Finnamore, Suzanne. "The Zygote Chronicles" (December)
Flagg, Fannie. "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven: A Novel" (November)
Fowler, Karen Joy. "The Jane Austen Book Club: A Novel" (December)

Goldberg, Myla. "Wickett's Remedy: A Novel" (December)
Golden, Arthur. "Memoirs of a Geisha" (April)
Graff, Laurie. "You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs" (July)
Grant, Grace and P.J. MacAllister. "Flyover States" (February)
Grazer, Gigi Levangie. "The Starter Wife: A Novel" (July)
Green, Jane. "Straight Talking: A Novel" (June)
Green, Jane. "Swapping Lives" (October)

Handler, Daniel. "Adverbs: A Novel" (June)
Hicks, Robert. "The Widow of the South: A Novel" (March/April)
Hoffman, Alice. "Fortune's Daughter" (March)
Hoffman, Alice. "Local Girls" (April)
Hoffman, Alice. "The River King" (July/August)
Hornby, Nick. "A Long Way Down: A Novel" (February)
Hornby, Nick. "About a Boy" (February)

Iovine, Vicki. "The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy: Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You" (August/September)
Irving, John. "The Hotel New Hampshire" (May)

Jackson, Joshilyn. "Between, Georgia" (November)
Jackson, Joshilyn. "Gods in Alabama: A Novel" (November)

Kendrick, Beth. "Fashionably Late: A Novel" (October)
Keyes, Marian. "Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married" (October/November)
Kinsella, Sophie. "Shopaholic & Sister" (October)
Kinsella, Sophie. "Shopaholic Ties the Knot" (November)
Kinsella, Sophie. "The Undomestic Goddess" (November)

LaHaye, Tim and Bob Phillips. "Babylon Rising: The Edge of Darkness" (October)
LaHaye, Tim and Bob Phillips. "Babylon Rising: The Europa Conspiracy" (September)
LaHaye, Tim and Bob Phillips. "Babylon Rising: The Secret on Ararat" (September)
LaHaye, Tim and Greg Dinallo. "Babylon Rising" (September)
LaHaye, Tim and Jerry B. Jenkins. "The Rapture: Before They Were Left Behind" (September)
LaHaye, Tim and Jerry B. Jenkins. "The Regime: Before They Were Left Behind" (September)
LaHaye, Tim and Jerry B. Jenkins. "The Rising: Before They Were Left Behind" (August/September)
Lang, Adele. "Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber" (March)
Lucado, Max. "He Chose the Nails: What God Did to Win Your Heart" (November/December)

Markham, Wendy. "Slightly Single" (May)
McCarthy, Erin. "Heiress for Hire: A Novel" (May/June)
McCarthy, Jenny. "Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth" (July)
McDavid, Cathy. "X-treme Dating" (February)
Mlynowski, Sarah. "Fishbowl" (November)
Mlynowski, Sarah. "Monkey Business" (October)
Moore, Jane. "Love @ First Site: A Novel" (January)

Nathan, Rebekah. "My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student" (April)
Nelson, Blake. "Girl: A Novel" (June)
Nichols, Lee. "Hand-Me-Down: A Novel" (January)
Nichols, Lee. "Tales of a Drama Queen" (July)
Niffenegger, Audrey. "The Time Traveler's Wife" (October)
Norton, Sheila. "Would I Lie to You?" (February)

Ortolon, Juline. "Too Perfect: A Novel" (June/July)
Osbourne, Sharon. "Extreme: My Autobiography" (December)

Peretti, Frank and Ted Dekker. "House" (August)
Picoult, Jodi. "Second Glance: A Novel" (December)
Picoult, Jodi. "The Pact: A Love Story" (December)
Polking, Kirk. "Writing Family Histories and Memoirs" (February)

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" (January)

Schwartz, Christina. "All is Vanity" (January)
Senate, Melissa. "The Breakup Club" (May)
Shapiro, Laura Gwen. "The Anglophile" (February)
Shreve, Anita. "Resistance" (January)
Sittenfeld, Curtis. "Prep: A Novel" (December)
Smith, Dodie. "I Capture the Castle" (November)
Stone, Joanne and Keith Eddleman. "Pregnancy for Dummies" (December)

Thompson, Hunter S. "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (December)
Truss, Lynne. "Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door" (April)
Twelve Hawks, John. "The Traveler: A Novel" (September)
Tyler, Anne. "Digging to America: A Novel" (November)
Tyler, Anne. "The Amateur Marriage: A Novel" (April)

Viswanathan, Kaavya. "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life: A Novel" (May)

Warren, Frank. "PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives" (January)
Weiner, Jennifer. "Little Earthquakes: A Novel" (October)
Weisberger, Lauren. "Everyone Worth Knowing: A Novel" (May)
Wells, Rebecca. "Little Altars Everywhere" (February)
Wolf, Laura. "Diary of a Mad Mom-to-Be" (October)

Yoshimoto, Banana. "Kitchen" (December)

Zusak, Markus. "I Am The Messenger" (November)
Zusak, Markus. "The Book Thief" (November)


BOOKS I READ IN 2005 (91!):

Albom, Mitch. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven"

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. "A Little Change of Face"
Brown, Dan. "Angels and Demons"
Browne, Jill Conner. "The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love"
Bushnell, Candace. "4 Blondes"
Byatt, A.S. "Possession: A Romance"

Cabot, Meg. "Boy Meets Girl"
Cabot, Meg. "Every Boy's Got One"
Clark, Carol Higgins. "Burned: A Regan Reilly Mystery"
Clark, Mary Higgins. "Nighttime is My Time"
Clark, Mary Higgins. "No Place Like Home: A Novel"
Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins Clark. "The Christmas Thief: A Novel"
Crusie, Jennifer. "Fast Women"
Crusie, Jennifer. "Welcome to Temptation"
Cunningham, Michael. "The Hours"

Davis, Jill. "Girls' Poker Night: A Novel of High Stakes"
Dayton, Anne and May Vanderbilt. "Emily Ever After"
Dempsey, Diana. "Falling Star"
Donofrio, Beverly. "Riding in Cars With Boys"
Dunn, Mark. "Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters"

Farrington, Tim. "The Monk Downstairs"
Ferris, Monica. "A Stitch in Time"
Ferris, Monica. "Crewel World"
Ferris, Monica. "Framed in Lace"
Fielding, Helen. "Bridget Jones's Diary"
Fielding, Helen. "Bridget Jones's Guide to Life"
Fielding, Helen. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"

Green, Jane. "Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans"
Grothe, Dr. Mardy. "Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths"

Hoffman, Alice. "Blue Diary"
Hornby, Nick. "High Fidelity"
Horwitz, Tony. "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War"

Jewell, Lisa. "A Friend of the Family"
Jewell, Lisa. "One-Hit Wonder"
Jewell, Lisa. "Ralph's Party"
Jewell, Lisa. "Thirty-Nothing"
Jones, Katharine M. "Heroines of Dixie: Spring of High Hopes"

Kaplan, Janice and Lynn Schnurnberger. "Mine Are Spectacular: A Novel"
Keyes, Marian. "Angels"
Keyes, Marian. "Last Chance Saloon"
Keyes, Marian. "Rachel's Holiday"
Keyes, Marian. "Sushi for Beginners"
Keyes, Marian. "The Other Side of the Story"
Keyes, Marian. "Under the Duvet"
Keyes, Marian. "Watermelon"
Kidd, Sue Monk. "The Mermaid Chair"
Kimmel, Haven. "A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
King, Stephen. "Misery"
Kinsella, Sophie. "Can You Keep A Secret?"
Kinsella, Sophie. "Confessions of a Shopaholic: A Novel"
Kraus, Nicola and Emma McLaughlin. "Citizen Girl"
Kuralt, Charles. "Charles Kuralt's America"

Maguire, Gregory. "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel"
Margolis, Sue. "Apocalipstick"
Maxted, Anna. "Running in Heels"
McCafferty, Megan. "Second Helpings: A Novel"
McCafferty, Megan. "Sloppy Firsts: A Novel"
McLaughlin, Emma and Nicola Kraus. "The Nanny Diaries: A Novel"
McMurtry, Larry. "Loop Group"
Meier, Gene. "'Askel' Means Step"
Mlynowski, Sarah. "As Seen on TV"
Mlynowski, Sarah. "Milkrun"
Mondesir, Simone. "Coming Up for Air"

Nabokov, Vladimir. "Lolita"
Noble, Elizabeth. "The Reading Group"

O'Connor, Martha. "The Bitch Posse"
Ortolon, Julie. "Lead Me On"

Palahniuk, Chuck. "Choke"
Palahniuk, Chuck. "Diary: A Novel"
Pearl, Nancy. "Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason"
Pilcher, Rosamunde. "Under Gemini"

Rennison, Louise. "Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson"

Shreve, Anita. "Eden Close"
Shreve, Anita. "Sea Glass"
Shreve, Anita. "The Last Time They Met"
Shreve, Anita. "Where or When"
Simmons, Gene. "Kiss and Make-Up"
Sparks, Nicholas. "The Notebook"
Sparks, Nicholas. "True Believer"
Spencer, Lavyrle. "The Hellion"
Spinelli, Jerry. "Stargirl"
Sullivan, George. "Unsolved! Famous Real-Life Mysteries"

Toth, Susan Allen. "Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood"
Truss, Lynne. "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation"

Vine, Barbara. "Gallowglass"

Wax, Wendy. "7 Days and 7 Nights"
Weiner, Jennifer. "Good in Bed"
Weiner, Jennifer. "Goodnight Nobody"
Weiner, Jennifer. "In Her Shoes"
Weisberger, Lauren. "The Devil Wears Prada"
Wells, Rebecca. "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"

**I also read 207 pages of Matthew Pearl's "The Dante Club" before I lost interest in the characters and in the plot. I hope someday to pick it up again.

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