2019 in books

Goal: Read 100 books for the year. Will I get there? Only time will tell.

Here’s my progress so far:

  1. Fortune’s Daughter, Alice Hoffman

  2. A Fall of Marigolds, Susan Meissner

  3. Laura & Emma, Kate Greathead

  4. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Katarina Bivald

  5. Origin, Dan Brown

  6. When Life Gives You Lululemons, Lauren Weisberger

  7. The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang

  8. Lady in Waiting, Susan Meissner

  9. Who is Vera Kelly?, Rosalie Knecht

  10. We Love You Charlie Freeman, Kaitlyn Greenidge

  11. Dear Mrs. Bird, AJ Pearce

  12. Miss You, Kate Eberlen

  13. Transcription, Kate Atkinson

  14. The Dress in the Window, Sofia Grant

  15. Goodbye, Paris, Anstey Harris

  16. China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan

  17. Motherhood, Sheila Heti

  18. Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan

  19. I Heart New York, Lindsey Kelk

  20. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh

  21. The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory

  22. Limelight, Amy Poeppel

  23. The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

  24. Mr. Flood’s Last Resort, Jess Kidd

  25. One Day in December, Josie Silver

  26. Still Lives, Maria Hummel

  27. Sourdough, Robin Sloan

  28. Ghosted, Rosie Walsh

  29. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari

  30. The Light We Lost, Jill Santopolo

  31. My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan

  32. Asymmetry, LIsa Halliday

  33. How to Find Love in a Bookshop, Veronica Henry

  34. The Lost Letter, Jillian Cantor

  35. Lizzy and Jane, Katherine Reay

  36. The Atomic City Girls, Janet Beard

  37. The Hand That First Held Mine, Maggie O’Farrell

  38. Advice for Future Corpses, Sallie Tisdale

  39. Becoming, Michelle Obama

  40. Save the Date, Morgan Matson

  41. Social Creatures, Tara Isabella Burton

  42. The Bucket List, Georgia Clark

  43. Hugo & Rose, Bridget Foley

  44. The Recovering, Leslie Jamison

  45. The Windfall, Diksha Basu

  46. Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  47. The Dinner List, Rebecca Serle

  48. 300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso

  49. The Ship of Brides, Jojo Moyes

  50. More than Words, Jill Santopolo

  51. Nice Try, Jane Sinner, Lianne Oelke

  52. The Shortest Way Home, Miriam Parker

  53. 99 Percent Mine, Sally Thorne

  54. Conversations with Friends, Salley Rooney

  55. Dumplin’, Julie Murphy

  56. The Masterpiece, Fiona Davis

  57. The Maze at Windermere, Gregory Blake Smith

  58. You Me Everything, Catherine Isaac

  59. Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit

  60. Forget About It, Caprice Cane

  61. Good Riddance, Elinor Lipman

  62. The High Season, Judy Blundell

  63. My Wish List, Gregoire Delacourt

  64. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, Anne Lamott

  65. Matchmaking for Beginners, Maddie Dawson

  66. Our House, Louise Candlish

  67. Lost Along the Way, Erin Duffy

  68. Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon

  69. A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Kline

  70. The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein

  71. The Stuff that Never Happened, Maddie Dawson

  72. Lucky Us, Amy Bloom

  73. Elsey Come HOme, Susan Conley

  74. The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton

  75. Saints for All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan

  76. Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken

  77. The Identicals, Elin Hilderbrand

  78. Not Her Daughter, Rea Frey

  79. The Rumor, Elin Hilderbrand

  80. Clock Dance, Anne Tyler

  81. The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

  82. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, Kelly Harms

  83. White Houses, AMy Bloom

  84. The Hunting Party, Lucy Foley

  85. Here’s to Us, Elin Hilderbrand

  86. Beautiful Day, Elin Hilderbrand

2015 in books

What's on my shelf this year? Here's a glimpse at the titles I've read:

  1. Rainey Royal, Dylan Landis
  2. Hurry Down Sunshine, Michael Greenberg
  3. Perfect Madness, Judith Warner
  4. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer 
  5. The Wallcreeper, Nell Zink 
  6. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, Anton DiSclafani
  7. City of Ash, Megan Chance
  8. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
  9. The Word Exchange, Alena Graedon
  10. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  11. Ugly Girls, Lindsay Hunter 
  12. Love Slave, Jennifer Spiegel
  13. After Birth, Elisa Albert
  14. Smart Girls Get What They Want, Sarah Strohmeyer 
  15. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
  16. The Book of Dahlia, Elisa Albert
  17. Never Mind, Edward St Aubyn
  18. Bad News, Edward St Aubyn
  19. Some Hope, Edward St Aubyn
  20. Mother's Milk, Edward St Aubyn 
  21. At Last, Edward St Aubyn
  22. Follow Me, Joanna Scott
  23. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  24. Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh 
  25. The Sellout, Paul Beatty
  26. A Guide to Being Born, Ramona Ausubel 
  27. 1913: The Year Before the Storm, Florian Illies 
  28. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, Helen Grant 
  29. Almost Famous Women, Megan Mayhew Bergman 
  30. Adam, Ariel Schrag 
  31. The Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante
  32. The Heiresses, Sara Shepard
  33. Help for the Haunted, John Searles
  34. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon---And the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller 
  35. Dark Rooms, Lili Anolik 
  36. Five Women, Rona Jaffe
  37. The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott
  38. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  39. Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman
  40. Turtle Diary, Russell Hoban
  41. Life Among the Savages, Shirley Jackson
  42. Raising Demons, Shirley Jackson
  43. Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky 
  44. On Immunity, Eula Biss 
  45. This One Is Mine, Maria Semple 
  46. The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
  47. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
  48. 10:04, Ben Lerner
  49. Happily Ever After, Harriet Evans
  50. Dear Daughter, Elizabeth Little
  51. The Bad Seed, William March
  52. A History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell
  53. Comet in Moominland, Tove Jansson
  54. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak 
  55. Nurture Shock, Po Bronson 
  56. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara 
  57. Unbecoming, Rebecca Scherm
  58. Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum
  59. Between Lives, Dorothea Tanning
  60. The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson 
  61. Between You and Me, Mary Norris
  62. Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon 
  63. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  64. Bluets, Maggie Nelson
  65. Ana of California, Andi Teran 
  66. The Suicide of Claire Bishop, Carmiel Banasky
  67. Love and Other Way of Dying, Michael Paterniti
  68. Find Me, Laura van den Berg
  69. Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
  70. Dietland, Sarai Walker
  71. Founding Grammars, Rosemarie Ostler
  72. This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Jonathan Evison
  73. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  74. Local Girls, Caroline Zancan
  75. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, Anna North 
  76. Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper, Hilary Liftin
  77. Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins