So Many Books ...

Grams is currently reading:   
  • Dearie, The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • The Lives of Rachel by Joel Gross
So far, in 2012 I've read 43 books. My goal is 50 to read books this year.
In 2011, I read 47 books. 
In 2010, I read 39 books. 
In 2009, I read 22 books.

I use Goodreads to keep track of my reading, my books, and the books I plan to read. You can check out my personal bookshelf here.

Below is a simple list of the books Grams has read recently in the order I read them. You may also be interested in my book club's blog, The Book Snobs.  

What I've read this year, 2012

  1. Killing Kennedy, The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
  2. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  3. The Jefferson Allegiance by Bob Mayer
  4. Our Husband by Stepahnie Bond
  5. The Girl in the Italian Bakery by Kenneth Tingle
  6. The Persimmon Tree by Bryce Courtenay
  7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  10. Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay
  11. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  12. Sarah of the Moon by Randy Mixter
  13. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
  14. 1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber
  15. The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
  16. Don't Le Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  17. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  18. Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
  19. Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
  20. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
  21. Heartbroken by Lisa Unger
  22. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  23. Amelia's Last Secret by Eric Wilson
  24. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  25. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
  26. Just Like You, Only Prettier by Celia Rivenbark
  27. Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West
  28. The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson
  29. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
  30. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz
  31. Come to the Edge by Christina Haag
  32. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
  33. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  34.  Hotel by Arthur Hailey
  35. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
  36. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  37. Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King
  38. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
  39. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  40. Hippie Boy, A Girl's Story by Ingrid Ricks
  41. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
  42. Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany
  43. 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
2011 and prior years (since I started tracking)
  • Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
  • Twas the Night by Sandra Hill, Kate Holmes, & Trish Jensen
  • America, America by Ethan Canin
  • So This is Christmas by Beverly Barton, Sherryl Woods, & Leanne Banks
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • Night Road by Kristin Hannah
  • The Lantern by Debrah Lawrenson
  • The Father's Child by Mark Adair.
  • Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
  • Cybill Disobedience by Cybill Shepherd
  • Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya-Gowda
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
  • True Colors by Kristin Hannah
  • Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi
  • Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
  • World Without End by Ken Follett
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Life's a Beach by Claire Cook
  • The Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook
  • Stingray Bit My Nipple: True Stories from Real Travelers by Erik Torkells
  • A Short Walk On A Cold Night With A Dead Friend by Jim Haffner
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Bubba and the Dead Woman by C. L. Bevill
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen
  • Royal Wisdom by Kate Petrella
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  • The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
  • The Someone Who by Katie Gates
  • The Potluck Club by Eva Marie Everson and Linda E. Shepherd
  • Confessions of a Southern Fried Yankee by J. C. Dante
  • The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morten
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
  • The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen 
  • Sunrise by Jacquelyn Cook  
  • The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift 
  • Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Einstein's Shutter by Vincent Yanez
  • Raven's Revenge by Gina Black
  • Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham
  • Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe edited by Sonny Brewer featuring stories from 30 of the finest southern authors
  • Slightly Settled by Wendy Markham
  • Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  • Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews.
  • Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson
  • The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory
  • The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Children's Hour by Marcia Willett
  • Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra
  • The Shipping News by Annie L. Proulx
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
  • Three Junes by Julia Glass
  • Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak
  • Idyll Banter by Christ Bohjalian
  • Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
  • In A Class By Itself by Sandra Brown
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells
  • Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
  • Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah
  • Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  • The Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
  • The Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright