book list

Because life gets so busy and I forget to sit down and enjoy a book every now and then, I've committed myself to read 500 books (slowly, but surely!). :)

c u r r e n t l y   r e a d i n g :

After You
by Jojo Moyes

How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie 

The Book of Mormon

117) Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
116) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
115) Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
114) The Dinner by Herman Koch
113) The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
112) Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
111) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
110) Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
109) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
108) The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
107) One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
106) Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
105) Working Stiff by Judy Melinek
104) 11/22/63 by Stephen King
103) The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
102) We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
101) The Martian by Andy Weir
100) The Royal We by Heather Cocks
99) It's Just My Nature! by Carol Tuttle
98) Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall
97) Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
96) I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
95) Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
94) The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
93) #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
92) Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
91) An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
90) 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass
89) Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
88) I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
87) Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
86) The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
85) The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
84) The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
83) Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
82) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
81) To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
80) Called to the Fire by Chet Bush
79) Seven Events That Made America America by Larry Schweikart
78) 33 Men by Jonathan Franklin
77) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
76) 10% Happier by Dan Harris
75) Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
74) Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
73) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
72) Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
71) Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
70) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
69) You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
68) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
67) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
66) Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
65) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
64) Bossypants by Tina Fey
63) Yes Please by Amy Poehler
62) Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
61) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
60) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
59) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
58) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
57) About Alice by Calvin Trillin
56) Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
55) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
54) Flight to Heaven by Captain Dale Black
53) Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
52) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
51) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
50) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
49) The Kept by James Scott
48) Divergent by Veronica Roth
47) If I Stay by Gayle Forman
46) Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman
45) The Help by Kathryn Stockett
44) The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
43) When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
42) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
41) A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
40) Sunshine for the Latter-Day Saint Soul
39) Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
38) The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
37) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
36) Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
35) My Story by Elizabeth Smart
34) Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita
33) The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
32) Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
31) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
30) On the Road by Jack Kerouac
29) As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
28) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
27) In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
26) Believing Christ by Stephen E. Robinson
25) The Expert Guide to Beating Heart Disease: What You Absolutely Must Know by Harlan M. Krumholz, MD
24) Whom the Lord Loveth: the Journey of Discipleship by Neal A. Maxwell
23) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
22) The Dinner Club by Curtis Taylor
21) The Gift of Anger by Dr. Marcia Cannon
20) Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope by Kevin Ryan & Tina Kelley
19) The Book of Mormon: A Biography by Paul C. Gutjahr
18) Change Anything by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
17) The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
16) Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
15) The Definitive Book of Body Language by Allan & Barbara Pease
14) Fat Kid Got Fit by Bill Baroni
13) To Draw Closer To God by Henry B. Eyring
12) Let It Go by Chris Williams
11) Focus by Leo Babauta
10) St. Louis: Then and Now by Elizabeth McNulty
9) 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber
8) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
7) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
6) Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson
5) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4) One Flesh, One Heart by Dr. Carlfred Broderick
3) The Firm by John Grisham
2) The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
1) Entwined by Heather Dixon


  1. i love your list of books! i want to read Heaven is Here so bad! i love her blog so much!

  2. you NEED to read the hunger games (if you haven't already). i know they get a lot of hype, but it's for a good reason. heaven is here is amazing. stephanie is absolutely inspiring! i have a suggestion for you: the fault in our stars by john green. BEST BOOK OF MY LIFE. seriously though. and don't let the synopsis scare you away - the way it's written is absolutely beautiful.

  3. I just found your blog and you have helped me kill so much time since! Beautiful, and I love the book list! I have one on mine too, but not yet as expansive as yours. I will definitely have to hit up your list for some ideas though!