Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Book List

My husband - who is a self-described non-reader - recently wrote a post about USA Today's 100 best-selling books of 2009. He said he'd be interested in knowing how many of those I have read. So, WhiteRabbit, this is for you:

(Books I've read are bolded and, where applicable, linked to my reviews. Books on my to-read list are italicized.)

  1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

  2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

  3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

  4. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

  5. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

  6. The Shack by William P. Young

  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

  9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey

  10. Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin

  11. Glenn Beck’s Common Sense by Glenn Beck

  12. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

  13. The Associate by John Grisham

  14. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

  15. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin

  16. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

  17. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

  18. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

  19. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

  20. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  21. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

  22. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

  23. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

  24. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

  25. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

  26. The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

  27. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

  28. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

  29. Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding

  30. Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck

  31. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

  32. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

  33. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

  34. Under the Dome by Stephen King

  35. Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

  36. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  37. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

  38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

  39. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

  40. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

  41. Push (Precious) by Sapphire

  42. True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy

  43. Hunted by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

  44. Vision in White by Nora Roberts

  45. What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel (Actually it's an earlier edition that I read; it's been a while since I've been "expecting.")

  46. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

  47. Eat This, Not That! by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding

  48. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

  49. Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

  50. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

  51. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

  52. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

  53. Tempted by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

  54. Chosen by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

  55. Untamed by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

  56. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

  57. Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

  58. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

  59. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

  60. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

  61. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

  62. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

  63. Cross Country by James Patterson

  64. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

  65. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

  66. South of Broad by Pat Conroy

  67. Ford County: Stories by John Grisham

  68. The Appeal by John Grisham

  69. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max

  70. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (Although I didn't read the four books as a set.)

  71. Night World: Volume One by L.J. Smith

  72. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

  73. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

  74. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell

  75. Evermore by Alyson Noel

  76. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

  77. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  78. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

  79. Guinness World Records 2010

  80. 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey

  81. The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter, 2009 Edition by Allan Borushek

  82. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith

  83. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  84. Dead As a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

  85. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

  86. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

  87. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

  88. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis

  89. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

  90. New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz

  91. Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

  92. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

  93. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  94. Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan by Suze Orman

  95. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

  96. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

  97. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

  98. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O’Reilly

  99. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

  100. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

That's 26 that I've read (if I count The Twilight Saga), and another 25 on my to-read list. What about you? How many of you read? Are there any you think I ought to add to my to-read list? Can you identify the four or five that will never be on my to-read list?


  1. Well you are better than me. I have read 11 of them and I think there were 3 or 4 that are on my tbr list.
    Happy Reading!

  2. I've read 12 and several more are on my list. Weird that some are on there twice though... I guess it makes sense if they're sold in different formats or something.

  3. Thanks for dropping on over to my blog - I'm really reading more...just having a bloggin slump I guess. When I look at all the books published this year and see how many I've read, on my piles and have yet to read no wonder I'm a lot behind!!

    Have a great holiday weekend...I AM!

  4. This is a fun list! I have also read 26, with 10 or so on my tbr list, some even on my nightstand! I do like the Percy Jackson series - looks like the first one is on your to be read list.

  5. Twenty-seven for me, but that is not said with pride. I would be happy to have read zero bestsellers.

  6. I've read 18 of those books. I have some on my TBR list as well.

    Jennifer@ Mrs. Q: Book Addict