Books Read 2016

According to GoodReads, I plan to read 100 books this year. But my 50BookPledge on The Savvy Reader says my goal is 75. Not sure why I’m being so contrary – maybe because 75 seems doable and 100 seems out of reach.

  1. The Nightingale
  2. Scarlet Feather
  3. The Custom of the Country
  4. Second Life
  5. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  6. The Crooked Heart of Mercy
  7. The Beautiful Bureaucrat
  8. Bad Feminist
  9. The Treatment
  10. Sweetland
  11. The Knockoff
  12. Pillars of Light
  13. My Life on the Road
  14. The Book of Unknown Americans
  15. The Wrong Girl
  16. The Grownup
  17. Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol
  18. The Taxidermist’s Daughter
  19. Three Wishes
  20. The Right Attitude to Rain
  21. The Swans of Fifth Avenue
  22. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
  23. A Long Way Down
  24. In Other Words
  25. The Joy Luck Club
  26. Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
  27. The Ice Child
  28. Pride and Prejudice
  29. Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother
  30. The High Mountains of Portugal
  31. The Guest Room
  32. The Hero’s Walk
  33. Far From True
  34. The Sisters: The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters
  35. The Mathematician’s Shiva
  36. Bone and Bread
  37. In the Woods
  38. Be Frank With Me
  39. Dead Man’s Folly
  40. A Hundred Summers
  41. Servant’s Hall: A Real Life Upstairs Downstairs Romance
  42. The Hypnotist
  43. The Last Days of Magic
  44. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
  45. Girls of Riyadh
  46. Ready Player One
  47. The Name Therapist: How Growing Up with My Unusual Name Taught Me Everything You Need to Know About Yours
  48. The Secret Life of Violet Grant
  49. 13 Ways of Looking at a Far Girl
  50. The Nest
  51. The Slap
  52. The Golden Son
  53. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
  54. Pretty Girls
  55. One Plus One
  56. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  57. Twain’s End
  58. Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
  59. The Rivals of Versailles
  60. The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
  61. The Queen of the Tearling
  62. She’s Not There
  63. Dietland
  64. In Triumph’s Wake: Royal Mothers, Tragic Daughters and the Price They Paid for Glory
  65. Tiny Little Thing
  66. The World According to Bertie
  67. The Opposite of Loneliness
  68. Rich and Pretty
  69. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
  70. Jane Steele
  71. The Nightmare
  72. The Girls
  73. I Am Malala: The Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
  74. The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress
  75. Homegoing
  76. Truly Madly Guilty
  77. Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder and Madness from Romanov Russia.
  78. The Little Book
  79. Midwives
  80. Modern Lovers
  81. The Book of Speculation
  82. The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
  83. The House Girl
  84. Break in Case of Emergency
  85. Ritual
  86. Between the World and Me
  87. The Radleys
  88. The Hopefuls
  89. 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History
  90. Dark Matter
  91. Half of a Yellow Sun
  92. Vanessa and her Sister
  93. Primates of Park Avenue
  94. The Outliers
  95. Belgravia
  96. The Fire Witness
  97. Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart
  98. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  99. The Couple Next Door
  100. Did You Ever Have a Family
  101. When the Moon is Low
  102. The Assistants
  103. The Summer Before the War
  104. The Muse
  105. Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty
  106. The Fortunate Brother
  107. Dear Fang, With Love
  108. Thunderstruck
  109. The After Party
  110. Nutshell
  111. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d
  112. Cecilia
  113. Under the Udala Trees
  114. Sarong Party Girls
  115. Bellweather Rhapsody
  116. The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
  117. Little Sister
  118. Dear Mr M
  119. Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear…and Why
  120. Small Great Things
  121. Shopaholic to the Rescue
  122. You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain
  123. The Accidental Empress
  124. Darling Days
  125. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures
  126. Stalker
  127. The Mothers
  128. Nights of Rain and Stars
  129. Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
  130. The Witches of New York
  131. The Story Hour
  132. The Last Anniversary
  133. Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen
  134. Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman
  135. Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin
  136. The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING; Or Why I’m Never Getting All That Glitter Off the Dog
  137. Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
  138. Reasons to Stay Alive
  139. Jane Austen’s England
  140. American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
  141. 11/22/63
  142. A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in America
  143. Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge
  144. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
  145. Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar
  146. The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Miracle
  147. How To Kill a City: The Real Story of Gentrification
  148. Swing Time
  149. All Our Wrong Todays
  150. The Pursuit of Pearls
  151. I See You
  152. The Marriage Bureau: True Stories from a 1940s London Matchmaker
  153. The Underground Railroad
  154. The Best Kind of People
  155. Siracusa
  156. I Am Pilgrim
  157. The Imperial Wife