“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.”
~Henry David Thoreau

I love books. I love to read. Some of these books were great; some not so much. Let me know what you thought about any of them! Please, please, please share any good books you suggest or have read yourself… Happy reading!

Here are the books I have enjoyed in 2011 and 2012:

Day After Night ~Anita Diamant
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane ~ Katherine Howe
The Guernsey Literary andPotato Peel Pie Society ~Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Fall of Giants ~Ken Follet
The Defector ~Daniel Silva
Her Fearful Symmetry ~ Audrey Niffenegger
Ford Country ~ John Grisham
Deeper than Dead ~ Tami Hoag
Pride and Prejudice ~ Jane Austen
The Adventures of Tom Saywer ~ Mark Twain
Reading Lolita in Tehran ~ Azar Nafisi
Home in Carolina ~ Sherryl Woods
Book of Lies ~ Brad Meltzer
Belong to Me~Marisa de los Santos
Testimony ~ Anita Shreve
Luncheon of the Boating Party ~ Susan Vreeland
Burning Bright ~ Tracy Chevalier
The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao ~ Junot Diaz
The Swan Theives ~ Elizabeth Kostova
The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett
The Heretic’s Daughter ~ Kathleen Kent
Dark Places ~ Gillian Flynn
The Hunger Games ~ Suzanne Collins
A long Way Gone ~ Ishmael Beah
The Rebel Wife ~ Taylor M. Polites
The Language of Flowers ~ Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Poisonwood Bible ~ Barbara Kingsolver
Unbroken ~ Laura Hillenbrand
Shanghai Girls ~ Lisa See
The Postmistress ~ Sarah Blake
The Lace Reader ~ Brunonia Barry
Destiny of the Republic ~ Candance Millard
Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter ~ Hallie Lord
Adam and Eve After the Pill ~ Mary Eberstadt
Extreme Makeover ~ Teresa Tomeo
The Schoolmaster’s Daughter ~ John Smolens

 

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