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Books I’ve Read: 200+ Ideas for Your Next Read

I’ve been tracking the books I’ve read since 2017—over 200! Here’s a running list.

Books I read in 2024 (16 books so far)

See the books I’ve read in 2024 so far on Goodreads.

June

June 2024 Reading Summary

  • The Thorn Birds. McCullough, M.

May

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April

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March

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February

February 2024 Reading Summary

  • The Golden Couple. Hendricks, G. Pekkanen, S.
  • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011. Tarshis, L.

January

January 2024 Reading Summary

Books I read in 2023 (44 books)

Check out my Top 5 picks of 2023. Or see the books I read in 2023 on Goodreads.

December

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November

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October

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September

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August

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July

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June

  • The Sentence. Erdrich, L.
  • Bad Mormon. Gay, H.

May

  • The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder. Grann, D.

April

  • The Friend. Nunez, S.
  • Time is a Mother. Vuong, O.
  • Redeeming the Time: Gospel Perspectives on the Challenges of the Hour. Barron, R.
  • Interpreter Of Maladies. Lahiri, J.
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts. Solomon, R.
  • The Last Thing He Told Me. Dave, L.

March

  • Upgrade. Crouch, B.
  • The Secret Lives of Color. St. Clair, K.
  • Like Water for Chocolate. Esquivel, L.

February

  • I’m Glad My Mom Died. McCurdy, J.
  • Dark Warning. Watson, J.
  • Iacocca: An Autobiography. Iacocca, L.
  • Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. Perry, M.
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. Zevin, G.

January

  • The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—the Truth and the Turmoil. Brown, T.
  • Killers of a Certain Age. Raybourne, D.

Books I read in 2022 (31 books)

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December

  • Remarkably Bright Creatures. Van Pelt, S.
  • Ugly Love. Hoover, C.
  • Schooled. Fox, T.
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Smith, A.

November

  • The One and Only Ivan. Applegate, K.
  • Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s. Kroc, R.
  • The Last Lie Told. Webb, D.
  • Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem. Notaro, L.
  • Ask Again, Yes. Keane, M.

October

  • Dread Nation. Ireland, J. 
  • 1984. Orwell, G.

September

  • The Unquiet Dead. Khan, A.

August

  • Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare, W.
  • How to Be Eaten. Adelmann, M.
  • Boy, Snow, Bird. Oyeyemi, H.
  • In Praise of Good Bookstores. Deutsch, J.

July

  • Rifles for Watie. Keith, H.

June

  • After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul. Mickle, T.
  • Lais of Marie de France. De France, M.
  • Rezoom. Thompson, S.; Considine, E.

May

  • The Three-Body Problem. Liu, C.

April

March

  • Own Your Morning: Reset Your A.M. Routine To Unlock Your Potential. Plosser, L.
  • The Puppy Who Couldn’t Sleep. Webb, H.
  • Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. Brodeur, A.
  • The Dreamers. Walker, K.

February

  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Wansink, B.

January

  • The Desperate Mission. Watson, J.
  • Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. Casey, L.

Books I read in 2021 (18 books)

See the books I read in 2021 on Goodreads. Or check out my Top 5 picks of 2021.

December

  • Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America. Butcher, A.
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In. Fisher, R.; Ury, W.; Patton, B.
  • Foe. Reid, I.
  • The Heart Principle. Hoang, H.

August

July

  • The Mothers. Bennett, B.
  • Stretched Too Thin. Turner, J.

June

  • Spoiler Alert. Dade, O.
  • Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival. Wallis, V.

May

  • No Filter. Frier, S.
  • Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation. Johnson, J.
  • Negotiating Rationally. Bazerman, M.; Neale, M.

April

  • The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket. Lorr, B.

March

  • Highlander Most Wanted. Banks, M.
  • Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Lyons, D.

February

  • Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. Cohen, A.
  • Uncanny Valley. Wiener, A.

Books I read in 2020 (22 books)

See the books I read in 2020 on Goodreads. You can also read brief reviews of the second 6 books I read in 2020.

December

  • The Searcher. French, T.
  • Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland. Keefe, P.
  • Principles of Microeconomics. Frank, R.; Bernanke, B.; Antonovics, K.; Heffetz, O.

November

  • Rage. Woodward, B.

October

  • The McKinsey Way. Rasiel, E.
  • The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels. Watkins, M.

August

  • Strategic Management 4e. Rothaermel, F.
  • The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Stanier, M.

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January

  • Florida. Schutt, C.
  • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster. Higginbotham, A.
  • Go: A Coming of Age Novel. Kaneshiro, K.
  • A River in Darkness. Ishikawa, M.
  • Three Women. Taddeo, L.

Books I read in 2019 (54 books)

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December

  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. Mezrich, B.
  • Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime. Fazzini, K. 
  • Nothing to See Here. Wilson, K.
  • Measure What Matters. Doerr, J. 

November

  • Red Queen. Aveyard, V.
  • My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel. Curran, K.; Zageris, L.
  • It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered. TerKeurst, L.
  • Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language. McCulloch, G. 

October

  • Red at the Bone. Woodson, J.
  • The Testaments. Atwood, M.
  • Siege: Trump Under Fire. Wolff, M.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing. Owens, D.

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August

  • Recursion. Crouch, B.
  • The Play About the Baby. Albee, E.
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do. Morin, A.
  • Severance. Ma, L.
  • Raptor Red. Bakker, R.
  • Normal People. Rooney, S.

July

  • Educated. Westover, T.
  • Who Moved My Cheese. Johnson, S.
  • The Farm. Ramos, J.
  • Norco ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History. Houlahan, P.
  • The 5 Love Languages of Children. Chapman, C., Campbell, R. 

June

  • Golden State. Winters, B.
  • The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump. McCabe, A.
  • The Night Tiger. Choo, Y.
  • Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World. Chambers, J.

May

  • The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man’s Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America. Tomlinson, T.
  • Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View.” Setoodeh, R.
  • The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. Preston, R.
  • Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World. Wright, T.; Hope, B.
  • Friday Black. Adjei-Brenyah, N.

April

  • Love Poems for Married People. Kenney, J.
  • Ghost Wall. Moss, S.
  • Dreyer’s English. Dreyer, B.
  • The Silent Patient. Michaelides, A.

March

  • My Sister, the Serial Killer. Braithwaite, O.
  • The Water Cure. Mackintosh, S.
  • An Anonymous Girl. Hendricks, G.; Pekkanen, S.
  • Calypso. Sedaris, D.
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Honeyman, G.
  • The Fifth Risk. Lewis, M.

February

  • Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals. Hyatt, M.
  • The Great Believers. Makkai, R.
  • Pandemic. Cook, R.
  • Those Who Knew. Novey, I.

January

  • Florida. Groff, L.
  • The Witch Elm. French, T.
  • American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment. Bauer, S.
  • Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up. Kondo, M.
  • Bird Box. Malerman, J.

“She buries her failure in this, as she buries all her failures, in reading.” Florida

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Books I read in 2018 (28 books)

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December

  • Why Not Me? Kaling, M.
  • The Immortalists. Benjamin, C.
  • Sharp Objects. Flynn, G.
  • An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good. Tursten, H.
  • The Kiss Quotient. Hoang, H.
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Vance, J.

November

  • Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign. Allen, J.
  • Little Fires Everywhere. Ng, C.

October

  • Live Fast Die Hot. Mollen, J.
  • Fear: Trump in the White House. Woodward, B.

September

  • Any Man. Tamblyn, A.
  • The Wife Between Us. Hendricks, G.; Pekkanen, S.
  • Baby Teeth. Stage, Z.
  • Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders. Glanville, B.
  • Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My A**. Baker, J.
  • There There. Orange, T.

August

  • A Higher Loyalty. Comey, J.
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life More Pleasant. Magnusson, M.
  • Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta. Whitfield, S.
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Semple, R.
  • Today Will Be Different. Semple, R.
  • Life on the Ramona Coaster. Singer, R.
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Brooks, M.

July

  • The Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood, M.
  • Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History. Crile, G.

June

  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. Carreyrou, J.
  • Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Wolff, M.

January

  • What Happened. Clinton, H.

“Elizabeth was borrowing behaviors and management techniques described in Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple founder. They were all reading the book too and could pinpoint which chapter she was on based on which period of Jobs’s career she was impersonating.” Bad Blood

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Books I read in 2017 (3 books)

November

  • Mrs. Fletcher. Perotta, T.

August

  • The Leftovers. Perotta, T.

January

  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. Heilemann, J.; Halperin, M.

“Amanda looked wistful. ‘There’s so much to read, but all I do is watch Netflix and play Candy Crush. I feel like I’m wasting my life.’” Mrs. Fletcher

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