Book Recommendations

After I finish reading books, I like to post them here to give you come book recommendations. I have eclectic taste so I read everything from mysteries and romance to nonfiction and self help books.


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Book recommendations - My Reading List from 2014 to present
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My Reading List/Book Recommendations

2022

Check out my 2022 Book Scavenger Hunt. It’s not too late to join me!

  1. Live on Purpose (Sadie Robertson Huff)
  2. Newlywed Games (Mary Davis)
  3. Made in Manhattan (Lauren Layne)
  4. The Battle Plan for Prayer (Alex and Stephen Kendrick)
  5. For Such A Time As This (Kayleigh McEnany)
  6. The Richest Man in Babylon (Charles Conrad)
  7. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
  8. Yours in Scandal (Lauren Layne)
  9. The Five Love Languages (Gary Chapman)
  10. The Inheritance Games (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  11. Own Your Everyday (Jordan Lee Dooley)
  12. The Hawthorne Legacy (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  13. Self Love Poetry (Melody Godfred)
  14. Stealing Home (Sherryl Woods)
  15. Thank & Grow Rich (Pam Grout)
  16. Virgin River (Robyn Carr)
  17. God Speaks Your Love Language (Gary Chapman)
  18. Jesus Calling for Easter (Sarah Young)
  19. The Captive Kingdom (Jennifer Nielsen)
  20. The Shattered Castle (Jennifer Nielsen)
  21. Love Does (Bob Goff)
  22. Laugh Like a Kid Again (Phil Callaway)
  23. You Deserve Each Other (Sarah Hogle)
  24. A Game of Fate (Scarlett St Clair)
  25. Heidi (Johanna Spyri)
  26. This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  27. The Untethered Soul (Michael A. Singer)
  28. You, Again (Lauren Layne)
  29. Love Beyond Reason (John Ortberg)
  30. The Terminal List (Jack Carr)
  31. See Yourself in the Bible (Walter Russell Bowie)
  32. The Final Gambit (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
  33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  34. Farmacology (Daphne Miller, M.D.)
  35. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

2021-

  1. Twelve Dates of Christmas (Jenny Bayliss)
  2. Daring the Bad Boy (Monica Murphy)
  3. Much Ado About You (Samantha Young)
  4. The Royal We (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan) – This was a re-read (from 2015) in preparation for the sequel.
  5. The Heir Affair (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan)
  6. The Kissing Challenge (Cookie O’Gorman)
  7. Neighbors Like That (Carina Taylor)
  8. Kissing in Cars (Sara Ney)
  9. He Kissed Me First (Sara Ney)
  10. A Kiss Like This (Sara Ney)
  11. Blackout (Candace Owens)
  12. Second First Impressions (Sally Thorne)
  13. Defined (Stephen and Alex Kendrick)
  14. The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad (Cookie O’Gorman)
  15. Friends Like That (Carina Taylor)
  16. To Sir, With Love (Lauren Layne)
  17. The Theft of America’s Soul (Phil Robertson)
  18. The Harbinger (Jonathan Cahn)
  19. The Kissing Booth 3 (Beth Reekles)
  20. Protect and Defend (Richard North Patterson)
  21. And He Walks With Me (Our Daily Bread)
  22. Live (Sadie Robertson Huff)
  23. Daughter of the Morning Star (Craig Johnson)
  24. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse (Charlie Macksey)
  25. The Harbinger II (Jonathan Cahn)
  26. A Spot of Trouble (Teri Wilson)
  27. Anthem (Ayn Rand)
  28. Compared to Who? (Heather Creekmore)
  29. The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (John M Shanahan)
  30. The Fine Art of Pretending (Rachel Harris)
  31. Live in Grace – Walk in Love (Bob Goff)

2020-

  1. The Art of the Deal (Donald J. Trump)
  2. The Wrong Costar (Alexandra Moody)
  3. Invest in Debt (Jimmy Napier)
  4. Challenge Accepted (Amanda Abram)
  5. You (Caroline Kepnes)
  6. Walking Disaster (Jamie McGuire)
  7. The Pale Horse (Agatha Christie)
  8. Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe (Robin Merrill)
  9. Good Behavior (Blake Crouch)
  10. My Life Next Door (Huntley Fitzpatrick)
  11. I Hate You More (Alexandra Moody)
  12. The Wrong Prom Date (Alexandra Moody)
  13. Hidden Bodies (Caroline Kepnes)
  14. Gertrude, Gumshoe: Murder at Goodwill (Robin Merrill)
  15. The Prenup (Lauren Layne)
  16. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Anita Loos)
  17. Love at First Like (Hanna Orenstein)
  18. Gertrude, Gumshoe and the Vardsale Villian (Robin Merrill)
  19. Gertrude, Gumshoe: Gunslinger City (Robin Merrill)
  20. Gertrude, Gumshoe and the Clearwater Curse (Robin Merrill)
  21. The Boy Most Likely To (Huntley Fritzpatrick)
  22. Gertrude, Gumshoe: Slam is Murder (Robin Merrill)
  23. The Perfect First (Maya Hughes)
  24. Younger (Pamela Redmond)
  25. Just Friends (Tiffany Pitcock)
  26. Passion on Park Avenue (Lauren Layne)
  27. Love on Lexington Avenue (Lauren Layne)
  28. Marriage on Madison Avenue (Lauren Layne)
  29. The Kissing Booth (Beth Reekles)
  30. The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance (Beth Reekles)
  31. The Unhoneymooners (Christina Lauren)
  32. Something New (Amanda Abram)
  33. Stuck With You (Alexandra Moody)
  34. Puns (Taulman)
  35. Love, Life, and the List (Kasie West)
  36. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It (Kamal Revikant)
  37. Softly Call the Muster (John A. Adams, Jr. ’73)
  38. American Royals (Katherine McGee)
  39. Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids (M. Prefontaine)
  40. Murder at the Painted Lady (Barbara Warren)
  41. Majesty (American Royals II) (Katherine McGee)
  42. Tales from Aggieland (Bo Carter)
  43. You Need More Sleep – Advice from Cats (Francesco Marciuliano)
  44. Unshakable (Christine Caine)
  45. Next to Last Stand (Craig Johnson)
  46. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (Rachel Cohn and David Levithan)
  47. Twleve Days of Dash & Lily (Rachel Cohn and David Levithan)
  48. The Greatest Gift (Philip Van Doreen Stern)
  49. The Christmas Pact (Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward)
  50. Jesus Calling for Christmas (Sarah Young)
  51. Keeping the Spirit of Christmas (Handel H. Brown)

2019-

  1. Game of Crowns (Christopher Andersen)
  2. Still Me (Jojo Moyes)
  3. The Accidental Beauty Queen (Teri Wilson)
  4. The Wrong Bachelor (Alexandra Moody)
  5. The Pact (Karina Halle)
  6. The DUFF (Kody Keplinger)
  7. The Trench (Steve Alten)
  8. How to Win at the Sport of Business (Mark Cuban)
  9. Paper Princess (Erin Watt)
  10. Psycho (Robert Bloch)
  11. Broken Prince (Erin Watt)
  12. The Royal Treatment (Melanie Summers)
  13. Twisted Palace (Erin Watt)
  14. Adorkable (Cookie O’Gorman)
  15. If You Were Mine (Melanie Harlow)
  16. The Boy Next Door (Meggin Cabot)
  17. The Royal Wedding (Melanie Summers)
  18. The Royal Delivery (Melanie Summers)
  19. The Fill-In Boyfriend (Kasie West)
  20. The Notes (Ronald Reagan)
  21. Four Doors Down (Emma Doherty)
  22. Running With the Giants (John C. Maxwell)
  23. 99 Percent Mine (Sally Thorne)
  24. Four Years Later (Emma Doherty)
  25. A Royal Shade of Blue (Aven Ellis)
  26. Gentleman Nine (Penelope Ward)
  27. The Dressmaker (Rosalie Ham)
  28. Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire)
  29. Trouble Next Door (Stefanie London)
  30. Fallen Heir (Erin Watt)
  31. Cracked Kingdom (Erin Watt)
  32. The Hating Game (Sally Thorne)
  33. Greater Than Gold (David Boudia)
  34. Millionaire Success Habits (Dean Graziosi)
  35. Only When It’s Love (Olivia Spring)
  36. Who Moved My Cheese (Dr. Spencer Johnson)
  37. Good Omens (Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman)
  38. After (Anna Todd)
  39. After We Collided (Anna Todd)
  40. After We Fell (Anna Todd)
  41. After Ever Happy (Anna Todd)
  42. The False Prince (Jennifer A. Nielsen)
  43. The Runaway King (Jennifer A. Nielsen)
  44. The Shadow Throne (Jennifer A. Nielsen)
  45. Make Your Bed (Admiral William H. McRaven)
  46. Think Like a Warrior (Darrin Donnelly)
  47. Emergency Contact (Mary K. K. Choi)
  48. When It’s Real (Erin Watt)
  49. Fix Her Up (Tessa Bailey)
  50. Enchanted Inc. (Shanna Swendson)
  51. Once Upon Stilettos (Shanna Swendson)
  52. Damsel Under Stress (Shanna Swendson)
  53. Don’t Hex With Texas (Shanna Swendson)
  54. Much Ado About Magic (Shanna Swendson)
  55. No Quest for the Wicked (Shanna Swendson)
  56. Kiss and Spell (Shanna Swendson)
  57. Frogs and Kisses (Shanna Swendson)
  58. Enchanted Ever After (Shanna Swendson)
  59. Land of Wolves (Craig Johnson)
  60. The ONE Thing (Gary Keller)
  61. 52 Little Lessons from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (Bob Welch)
  62. 31 Prayers for My Future Husband (Jennifer & Aaron Smith)
  63. Before (Anna Todd)
  64. One Small Thing (Erin Watt)

2018-

  1. A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin)
  2. A Clash of Kings (George R. R. Martin)
  3. A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin)
  4. A Feast for Crows (George R. R. Martin)
  5. A Dance with Dragons (George R. R. Martin)
  6. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Roger Lancelyn Green)
  7. Depths of Winter (Craig Johnson)
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
  9. Look Who’s Back (Timur Vermes)
  10. Meg (Steve Alten)
  11. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Jenny Han)
  12. P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)
  13. Always and Forever, Laura Jean (Jenny Han)
  14. Dashing Through the Snow (Debbie Macomber)

2017-

“A-Z”

A
9. After You (Jojo Moyes)
B
10. Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
35. Backyard Brawl: Inside the Blood Feud Between the University of Texas and Texas A&M University (W.K. Stratton)
C
16. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake (Amy E. Reichert)
32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
49. Conversations With God (Book One) (Neale Donald Walsch)
D
13. Diana (Her True Story) (Andrew Morton)
37. The Difference Maker (John C. Maxwell)
E
19. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
51. E-Cubed (Pam Grout)
F
11. First Date (Krista McGee)
45. 41: A Portrait of My Father (George W. Bush)
G
21. The Gun Seller (Hugh Laurie)
38. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
H

3. The Heir and The Spare (Emily Albright)
27. How The Secret Changed My Life (Rhonda Byrne)
39. The Hidden Messages in Water (Masaru Emoto)
I
2. It Ends With Us (Colleen Hoover)
42. The Ideal Man (Julie Garwood)
J
26. Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton) 
47. Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way (Ryan White)
K
8. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar (Robert Alexander)
L
4. Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan
(Michael Reagan)
33. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
M
7. Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
36. Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
43. The Martian (Andy Weir)
52. Miracle on 5th Avenue (Sarah Morgan)
N
5. Nerve (Jeanne Ryan)
29. The Night Circus (Erin Morganstern)
O
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)
P
24. The Power of I AM (Joel Osteen)
Q
20. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Susan Cain) 
R
14. The Running Man (Stephen King)
28. Romancing the Throne (Nadine Jolie Courtney) 
S
18. Shaken (Time Tebow)
31. Shiloh (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)
41. The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin)
T
17. Through My Eyes (Tim Tebow)
50. Thoughts Are Things (Bob Proctor)
U
22. The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella)
V
6. The Vow (Kim & Krickitt Carpenter) 
44. Valley of the Dolls (Jacqueline Susann)
W

1. The Wave (Todd Strasser)
30. The Wish List (Jane Costello)
40. The Western Star (Craig Johnson)
46. Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
48. Wonder (R.J. Palacio)
X
25. X (Sue Grafton)
Y
15. You are a Badass (Jen Sincero)
Z
23. Zodiac (Robert Graysmith)


2016-

“The Year of Series”
My goal for 2016 was to read a minimum of six series. I met that goal and read the newest additions to some of my favorite series (Longmire and Enchanted Inc.), along with some classics and part of Ian Fleming’s James Bond series.
You can see my full reviews/recommendations write up here.
48 books. 16,348 pages.
  1. Pretty Little Liars (Sara Shepard)
  2. Flawless (Sara Shepard)
  3. Perfect (Sara Shepard)
  4. Unbelievable (Sara Shepard)
  5. Wicked (Sara Shepard)
  6. Killer (Sara Shepard)
  7. Heartless (Sara Shepard)
  8. Wanted (Sara Shepard)
  9. Twisted (Sara Shepard)
  10. Ruthless (Sara Shepard)
  11. Stunning (Sara Shepard)
  12. Burned (Sara Shepard)
  13. Crushed (Sara Shepard)
  14. Deadly (Sara Shepard)
  15. Toxic (Sara Shepard)
  16. Vicious (Sara Shepard)
  17. Hannibal Rising (Thomas Harris)
  18. Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
  19. The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
  20. Hannibal (Thomas Harris)
  21. Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  22. Insurgent (Veronica Roth)
  23. Allegiant (Veronica Roth)
  24. Four (Veronica Roth)
  25. Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)
  26. Paradise Lost (John Milton)
  27. Utopia (Sir Thomas More)
  28. The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli)
  29. Once Upon a Prince (Rachel Hauck)
  30. Princess Ever After (Rachel Hauck)
  31. How to Catch a Prince (Rachel Hauck)
  32. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
  33. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
  34. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
  36. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
  37. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)
  38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)
  39. Live and Let Die (Ian Fleming)
  40. The Highway Man (Craig Johnson)
  41. An Obvious Fact (Craig Johnson)
  42. A Royal Christmas Wedding (Rachel Hauck)
  43. Moonraker (Ian Fleming)
  44. Night (Elie Wiesel)
  45. Dawn (Elie Wiesel)
  46. The Accident (later published as Day) (Elie Wiesel)
  47. Diamonds are Forever (Ian Fleming)
  48. Frogs and Kisses (Shanna Swendson)

2015-

My reading goal for 2015 was to read 36 books… I surpassed that. I completed 46 books.
Below is the list of books I read, you can see my full reviews/recommendations write up here.
  1. What a Girl Needs (Kristin Billerbeck)
  2. War of Wings (Tanner McElroy)
  3. American Sniper (Chris Kyle)
  4. The Power (Rhonda Byrne)
  5. May Cause Miracles (Gabrielle Bernstein)
  6. Wicked (Gregory Maguire)
  7. The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
  8. Chess for Beginners (I.A. Horowitz)
  9. My Man Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)
  10. unPHILtered: The Way I See It (Phil Robertson)
  11. When the King was Carpenter (Maria von Trapp)
  12. The Magic (Rhonda Byrne)
  13. Raylan (Elmore Leonard)
  14. As You Wish (Cary Elwes)
  15. Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
  16. Hero (Rhonda Byrne)
  17. Devil At My Heels (Louis Zamperini)
  18. Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In (Louis Zamperini)
  19. Dry Bones (Craig Johnson)
  20. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson)
  21. Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
  22. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  23. Bossypants (Tina Fey)
  24. The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  25. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  26. Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee) (*I do NOT recommend.)
  27. Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  28. The Finishing Touches (Hester Browne)
  29. Maybe Someday (Colleen Hoover)
  30. Confess (Colleen Hoover)
  31. Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat (Greg Kuhn)
  32. Saint Anything (Sarah Dessen)
  33. Everything, Everything (Nicola Yoon)
  34. Trouble from the Start (Rachel Hawthorne)
  35. If I Stay (Gayle Forman)
  36. Where She Went (Gayle Forman)
  37. Good Call (Jase Robertson)
  38. Dumplin’ (Julie Murphy)
  39. Dreaming in Black and White [a phoebe grant novel] (Laura Jensen Walker)
  40. Dreaming in Technicolor [a phoebe grant novel] (Laura Jensen Walker)
  41. Blessed, Blessed… Blessed (Missy Robertson)
  42. A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  43. The Royal We (Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan)
  44. E Squared ( Pam Grout)
  45. The Stand (Stephen King)
  46. The Way Living Bible

2014-

My reading goal for 2014 was to read 30 books… I surpassed that. I completed 35 books.
Below is the list of books I read, you can see my full reviews/recommendations write up here.
  1. Kate: The Future Queen (Katie Nicholl)
  2. SiCology 101 (Si Robertson)
  3. I Am John Galt:Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It (Donald Luskin, Andrew Greta)
  4. Kate: A Biography (Marcia Moody)
  5. Yesterday, Today and Forever (Maria von Trapp)
  6. She’s All That (Kirstin Billerbeck)
  7. A Girl’s Best Friend (Kirstin Billerbeck)
  8. Cool, Calm and Adjusted (Kirstin Billerbeck)
  9. The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  10. I am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl (Alexis Jones)
  11. The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)
  12. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  13. LOTR: The Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  14. LOTR: The Return of the King (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  15. Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
  16. Split Ends (Kirstin Billerbeck)
  17. I Was Told There’d Be Cake (Sloane Crosley)
  18. Be A Direct Selling Superstar (Mary Christensen)
  19. The Ultimate Guide To Blogging (Mike Fishbein)
  20. The Secret (Rhonda Byrne)
  21. Dream More (Dolly Parton)
  22. Three Blind Mice (Agatha Christie)
  23. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (Maria Trapp)
  24. Unwind (Michael Olpin and Sam Braken)
  25. I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has (Mandy Hale)
  26. A Cold Dish (Craig Johnson)
  27. Death Without Company (Craig Johnson)
  28. Kindness Goes Unpunished (Craig Johnson)
  29. Another Man’s Moccasins (Craig Johnson)
  30. The Dark Horse (Craig Johnson)
  31. Junkyard Dogs (Craig Johnson)
  32. Hell Is Empty (Craig Johnson)
  33. As The Crow Flies (Craig Johnson)
  34. A Serpent’s Tooth (Craig Johnson)
  35. Any Other Name (Craig Johnson)

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