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2016 Reads

1. Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum
2. Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, Joanne Bamberger
3. The Flood Girls, Richard Fifield
4. A Peach of a Pair, Kim Boykin
5. The Whole Golden World, Kristina Riggle
6. My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout
7. The Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person, Shonda Rhimes
8. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
9. The Opposite of Everyone, Joshilyn Jackson
10. Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
11. The Crooked Heart of Mercy, Billie Livingston
12. Center Ring, Nicole Waggoner
13. The Restaurant Critic's Wife, Elizabeth LaBan
14. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin
15. Know The Mother, Desiree Cooper
16. No Ordinary Life, Suzanne Redfearn
17. The Girl Who Stayed, Tanya Anne Crosby.
19. The Way I Used to Be, Amber Smith 
20. Sister Dear, Laura McNeill
21. Where We Fall, Rochelle B. Weinstein
22. Echoes of Mercy, Kim Boykin
23. The Nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
24. Saving Abby, Steena Holmes
25. The Friends We Keep, Susan Mallery
26. Most Wanted, Lisa Scottoline
27. We're All Damaged, Matthew Norman
28. When The Moon Is Low, Nadia Hashimi
29. In Twenty Years, Allison Winn Scotch
30. The Two-Family House, Lynda Cohen Loigman
31. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Katarina Bivald
32. Falling, Jane Green
33. North of Here, Laurel Saville
34. The Memory of Us, Camille Di Maio
35. Echoes of Family, Barbara Claypole White
36. Five, Kathy Zucker
37. Don't You Cry, Mary Kubica
38. After You, Jojo Moyes
39. Feisty After 45, Elaine Ambrose 
40. I'm Judging You, Luvvie Ajayi
41. The Goodbye Year, Kaira Rouda 
42. Luck, Love and Lemon Pie, Amy E. Reichert 
43. Love and Gelato, Jenna Evans Welch
44. Behind Closed Doors, BA Paris
45. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kuklin
46. Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
47. Inside The O'Briens, Lisa Genova
48. Everything We Keep, Kerry Lonsdale 
49. The Sun Is Also A Star, Nicola Yoon
50. Winter Storms, Elin Hildebrand
51. Tell Me Three Things, Julie Buxbaum 
Single: Shine, Jodi Picoult



What I read in 2015:

1. Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham
2. The Peach Keeper, Sarah Addison Allen
3. Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
4. What is Found, What is Lost, Anne Leigh Parrish
5. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
6. Women Are Scary, Melanie Dale
7. Accidents of Marriage, Randy Susan Meyers
8. The Boy Who Loved Rain, Gerard Kelly
9. The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, Keija Parssinen
10. Secrets of a Charmed Life, Susan Meissner
11. Sparkly Green Earrings, Melanie Shankle
12. Your Child's Weight: Helping without Harming, Ellyn Satter
13. Before I Go, Colleen Oakley
14. Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
15. Hotelles, Emma Mars
16. A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Linda Urban
17. The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty 
18. The Good Girl, Mary Kubica
19. What I Remember Most, Cathy Lamb
20. The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant
21. Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor - Anthology, Jessica Azar
22. Nourished, Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph
23. Landline, Rainbow Rowell
24. Things You Won't Say, Sarah Pekkanen
25. Fat Girl Walking, Brittany Gibbons
26. Dear Carolina, Kristy Woodson Harvey
27. Hush, Kate White
28. What You Can, When You Can, Carla Birnberg and Roni Noone
29. I Regret Nothing, Jen Lancaster
31. Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
32. The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson
33. Kindness Wins, Galit Breen
34. Paper Towns, John Green
35. The Perfect Son, Barbara Claypole White
37. First Frost, Sarah Addison Allen
38. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Misty Copeland
40. Babyfat, Pauline Campos
41. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll
42. It Starts With Food, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
43. The Royal We, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
44. George, Alex Gino
45. Come Away With Me, Karma Brown
46. Sit! Stay! Speak! Annie England Noblin
47. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jaqueline Woodson
48. Pretty Baby, Mary Kubica
49. Why Not Me? Mindy Kaling
50. Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson
51. Buck's Landing, Cameron Garriepy
52. The Last Time We Said Goodbye, Cynthia Hand.
53. Not So Merry and Bright: 10 Tips on How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays
54. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondō


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My 2014 reads:

3. Reasons Mommy Drinks, Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson 
7. The Isolation Door, Anish Majumdar 
8. Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan 
9. Lost Lake, Sarah Addison Allen 
10. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
11. Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
12. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Neil Gaiman
13. Looking for Alaska, John Green 
14. Sweet Water, Christina Baker Klein 
15. Losing Touch, Sandra Hunter
16. The Virtues of Oxygen, by Susan Schoenberger 
17. Butternut Summer, Mary McNair 
18. The Theory of Opposites, Allison Winn Scotch
19. A Matter of Mercy, Lynne Hugo 
20. Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell 
21. Rare Bird, Anna Whiston-Donaldson 
22. My Thinning Years, Jon Derek Croteau
23. Finding Zoe, Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris
24. Motherhood, JC Little
25. Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas, Dr. Alan Wolfelt
26. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
27. The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
28. Scary Mommy's Guide to the Holidays, Jill Smokler
29. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling
30. The World of Post Secret, Frank Warren
31. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
32. The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, Jessica Ziegler

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My 2013 reads:

1. Maid for the Billionaire, Ruth Cordello
2. Home in the Morning, Mary Glickman
3. Fallen, Laury Falter
4. Hungry, Allen Zadoff
5. Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui, Karen Kingston
6. The Tell, Hester Kaplan
7. The Comfort of Lies, Randy Susan Meyers
8. Yesterday's Sun, Amanda Brooke
9. Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir, Tracy Beckerman
10. Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping, Judy Gruen
11. Beach House No. 9, Christie Ridgway
12. Bungalow Nights, Christie Ridgway
13. The Love Shack, Christie Ridgway
14. bloom, Kelle Hampton
15. Friendkeeping, Julie Klam
16. I Just Want to Pee Alone, Jen of People I Want To Punch in the Throat + many bloggers
17. The Long Way Home, Mariah Stewart
18. Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Melton
19. The Mermaid of Brooklyn, Amy Shearn
20. Don't Lick the Minivan, Leanne Shirtliffe
21. Defending Jacob, William Landay
22. Inferno, Dan Brown
23. If You Were Here, Alafair Burke
24. The Original 1982, Lori Carson
25. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
26. The Tao of Martha, Jen Lancaster
27. Big Girl Panties, Stephanie Evanovich
28. And The Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
29. Indiscretion, Charles Dubow
30. Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin
31. The Banks of Certain Rivers, Jon Harrison
32. Klout for Dummies, Andrea Updyke
33. "You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth" and Other Things You'll Only Hear from Your Friends in the Powder Room, Leslie Marinelli, etc.
34. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
35. Soul to Body, Lance Burson
36. Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult
37. Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
38. Almost True Confessions: Closet Sleuth Spills All, Jane O'Connor
39. Weak at the Knees, Jo Kessel
40. Silver Girl, Elin Hildebrand
41. Carly's Gift, Georgia Bockoven
42.  BirthTouch: Shiatsu and Acupressure for the Childbearing Year, Kathy Morelli
43. Mind Without A Home: A Memoir of Schizophrenia, Kristina Morgan
44. The First Phone Call from Heaven, Mitch Albom
45. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple 
46. Ade: A Love Story, Rebecca Walker 


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My list of reads for 2012:

  1. Wherever You Go, Joan Leegant
  2. The Idle Parent, Tom Hodgkinson
  3. Skipping a Beat, Sarah Pekkanen
  4. Carrots n' Cake, Tina Haupert
  5. Almost a Bride, by Kimberly Llewellyn
  6. Previous Engagement, Stephanie Haddad
  7. Folly Beach, Dorothea Benton Frank
  8. Spin, Catherine McKenzie
  9. Delicacy, David Foenkinos
  10. Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah
  11. Bringing Up Bebe', Pamela Druckerman
  12. Bossypants, Tina Fey
  13. Ketchup is a Vegetable (and other lies moms tell themselves), Robin O'Bryant
  14. 50 Shades of Grey
  15. Girls Like Us, Rachel Lloyd
  16. When All That's Left of me is Love, Linda Campanella
  17. Left Neglected, Lisa Genova
  18. Little Bee, Chris Cleave
  19. Arranged, Catherine McKenzie
  20. My Fair Lazy, Jen Lancaster
  21. The Good Daughters, Joyce Maynard
  22. SASS Yourself Slim, Cynthia Sass
  23. You Know When the Men are Gone, Siobhan Fallon
  • 23 -1/2 The Glass Case, Kristin Hannah (really short story!)
24. Confessions of a Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler
25. Chocolate and Vicodin, Jennette Fulda
26. The Opposite of Me, Sarah Pekkanen
27. In the Bag, Kate Klise
28. Lost and Found, Jacqueline Sheehan
29. Let's Pretend this Never Happened, Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess)
30. Dirt is Good for You, Babble.com editors
31. Second Helpings, Robin O'Bryant
32. These Girls, Sarah Pekkanen
33. On the Island, Tracey Garvis-Graves
34. A Week at the Beach, Virginia Jewel
35. Jeneration X, Jen Lancaster
36. The Cottage at Glass Beach, Heather Barbieri
37. MWF Seeking BFF, Rachel Bertsche
38. Ocean Beach, Wendy Wax
39. Labor Day, Joyce Maynard
40. Piece of Work, Laura Zigman
41. Summer Island, Kristin Hannah
42. Wild, Cheryl Strayed
43. On Being An Angry Mom, Kim Foster
44. Rock Me, Cherrie Lynn
45. Unleashed, Cherri Lynn
46. What I Did, Christopher Wakling
47. Good Enough Mother, Rene' Syler
48. Sweethaven Summer, Courtney Walsh
49. Rebel Without a Minivan, Tracey Beckerman
50. Sharp, David Fitzpatrick
51. The Unfinished Garden, Barbara Claypole White
52. The Color of Tea, Hannah Tunnicliffe
53. Forgotten, Catherine McKenzie
54. Thought I Knew You, Kate Moretti
55. Sea Change, Karen White
56. Wife 22, Melanie Gideon
57. The Girls From Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow
58. Hot Mamalah, Lisa Alcalay Klug
59. A Cowboy for Christmas, Lori Wilde
60. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
61. The Goddaughter, Melodie Campbell




Books I have read for 2011:
  1. You Had Me At Woof, Julie Klam
  2. The Girl in the Green Raincoat, Laura Lippman
  3. Women, Food and G-d, Geneen Roth
  4. Walking with Elephants, Karen S. Bell
  5. The Transformation of Things, Jillian Cantor
  6. Inconceivable, Carolyn and Sean Savage
  7. Born Under a Lucky Moon, Dana Precious
  8. The Pocket Therapist, Therese J. Borchard
  9. The Bird House, Kelly Simmons
  10. The World Of Pies: A Novel, Karen Stolz
  11. You'll Lose the Baby Weight (and other LIES about Pregnancy and Childbirth), Dawn Meehan
  12. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
  13. The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan
  14. Before I Die, Jenny Downham
  15. Lowcountry Summer, Dorothea Benton Frank
  16. How to Knit a Heart Back Home, Rachael Herron
  17. Clutter Busting, Brooks Palmer
  18. A Thread of Sky, Deanna Fei
  19. Husband and Wife, Leah Stewart
  20. When Did I Get Like This? Amy Wilson
  21. Graveminder, Melissa Marr
  22. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman
  23. The Beach Trees, Karen White
  24. Local Girls, Alice Hoffman
  25. Best Staged Plans, Claire Cook
  26. Ten Beach Road, Wendy Wax
  27. The Ninth Wife, Amy Stolls
  28. Jerusalem Maiden, Talia Carner
  29. Hello, Goodbye, Emily Chenoweth
  30. Island Girl, Lynda Simmons
  31. South of Superior, Ellen Airgood
  32. Love the One You're With, Emily Giffin
  33. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, Kelly O'Connor McNees
  34. Bless Your Heart, Tramp, Celia Rivenbark
  35. Sisterhood Everlasting, Ann Brasheres
  36. The One That I Want, Allison Winn Scotch
  37. Dirty, Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain
  38. Little Black Dress, Susan McBride
  39. Life's a Beach, Claire Cook
  40. Flirting With Forty, Jane Porter
  41. The Passage, Justin Cronin
  42. Suck On This Year: LYFAO @ 140 Characters or Less, Denis Leary
  43. The Wednesday Sisters, Meg Waite Clayton
  44. Loose Diamonds ... and other things I've lost (and found) along the way, Amy Ephron
  45. Far to Go, Alison Pick
  46. Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis, Amy Ferris
  47. Friendship Bread, Darien Gee
  48. Don't Sing at the Table, Adriana Trigiani
  49. Everything We Ever Wanted, Sara Shepard 
  50. Happy Chaos, Soleil Moon Frye 
  51. Wishes and Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn, Rachel Herron
  52. Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food and Still Look Fabulous, Beth Aldrich
  53. Not Ready for Mom Jeans, Maureen Lipinski 
  54. Light on Snow, Anita Shreve 
  55. I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl, Kelle Groom 
  56. The Three Kings, Alicia Valez-Rodriguez
  57. Room, Emma Donoghue
  58. Night Swim, Jessica Keener
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    My list for 2010:

    1. The Bright Side of Disaster, Katherine Center
    2. How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gates Gill

    3.
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    4. The Good Body, Eve Ensler
    5.
    Things I Want my Daughters to Know, Elizabeth Noble
    6. 1003 Great Things About Moms, Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman and Patricia Marx

    7. The Beach House, Jane Green

    8. Project Daddy, Kate Perry

    9. Til We Eat Again, Confessions of a Diet Dropout, Judy Gruen

    10.
    Glory Days, Irene Peterson
    11. The Bright Forever, Lee Martin
    12.
    Why We Suck, Dr. Denis Leary
    13. Confessions Of A Slacker Wife, Muffy Mead-Ferro

    14. Confessions Of A Slacker Mom, Muffy Mead-Ferro

    15. When you Eat at the Refrigerator Pull Up a Chair, Geneen Roth

    16. No Dress Rehearsal, Marian Keyes

    17. You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, Celia Rivenbark

    18. Knit Two, Kate Jacobs

    19. On Folly Beach, Karen White

    20. Our Promised Land, Michael T. Darkow

    21. Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers, Marrit Ingman

    22. The Accidental Mother, Rowan Coleman

    23. Jane Austen Ruined My Life, Beth Pattillo
    24. 
    Skinny is Overrated, Dr. Danielle Milano
    25. Saving Max, Antoinette van Heugten
    26. The Imperfect Mom, Therese J. Borchard
    27. Never Let You Go, Erin Healy
    28. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
    29. The Second Nine Months, Vicki Glembocki
    30. The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Sarah Addison Allen
    31. Deep Dish, Mary Kay Andrews
    32. The No-Cry Potty Training Solution, Elizabeth Pantley
    33. Freedom's Call, John Walker
    34. Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner
    35. The Pocket Therapist, Therese J. Borchard 

    36. Seven Year Switch, Claire Cook 
    37. Healing With Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey, Diana M. Raab
    38.
    My Summer of Southern Discomfort, Stephanie Gayle
    39. Please Excuse My Daughter, Julie Klam
    40. Gerry Tales, Gerry Boylan
    41. Between Sisters, Kirstin Hannah
    42. Spooky Little Girl, Laurie Notaro
    43. This Little Mommy Stayed Home, Samantha Wilde
    44. To Your Dog's Health! Mark Poveromo
    45. Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult
    46. The Ice Cream Theory, Steff Deschenes
    47. Men and Dogs, Katie Crouch
    48. The Truth About Delilah Blue, Tish Cohen
    49. What's Up Down There? Lissa Rankin
    50. The Twisted Path Home, Fae Bidgoli
    51. Shelter Me, Juliette Fay
    52. Pieces of Happily Ever After, Irene Zutell
    53. A Secret Kept, Tatiana de Rosnay
    54. Driving Sideways, Jess Riley
    55. Girl Time, Laura Jensen Walker
    56. The Price of Revenge, Dennis Vaughan
    57. You're Not The Boss of Me, Erika Shickel
    58. The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
    59. Not Tonight Honey, Wait Til I'm a Size Six, Susan Reinhardt

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