Book Reviews
A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan (review)
Atonement – Ian McEwan (review)
Attachments – Rainbow Rowell (review)
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream – Barack Obama (review)

The Bedwetter – Sarah Silverman (review)
Beneath the Bonfire: Stories – Nickolas Butler (review)
Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin (review)
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert (review)
The Boston Girl – Anita Diamant (review)
Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerny (review)

Charmed Thirds – Megan McCafferty (review)
Choose Your Own Autobiography – Neil Patrick Harris (review)


Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (review)
Eight Hundred Grapes – Laura Dave (review)
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell (review)

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (review)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom (review)
Fourth Comings – Megan McCafferty (review)

Girl Waits With Gun - Amy Stewart (review)
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn (review)
The Good Luck of Right Now – Matthew Quick (review)

Head – Yve Chairez (review)
Hollywood – Zachary J. Ferrara (review)
How to Start a Fire – Lisa Lutz (review)
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie (review)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou (review)
I Remember Nothing – Nora Ephron (review)
In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume (review)

June – Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (review)


Landline – Rainbow Rowell (review)
The Last Anniversary - Liane Moriarty (review)
Last Exit to Brooklyn – Hubert Selby Jr. (review)
Life of Pi – Yann Martel (review)
Love May Fail – Matthew Quick (review)
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (review)

The Martian – Andy Weir (review)
Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg (review)

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg – Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik (review)

On the Road – Jack Kerouac (review) (review)
The One and Only – Emily Giffin (review)
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories – B. J. Novak (review)
One Plus One – Jojo Moyes (review)

Paper Towns – John Green (review)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender (review)
Perfect Fifths – Megan McCafferty (review)


Rabbit, Run – John Updike (review)
The Rules of Attraction – Bret Easton Ellis (review)

Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick (review)
Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty (review)
Shotgun Lovesongs – Nickolas Butler (review)
Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty (review) (series re-read)
Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult (review)
Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham (review)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin (review)

Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham (review)
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (re-read) (review)



Where We Belong – Emily Giffin (review)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple (review)
Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling (review)
Wild – Cheryl Strayed (review)
Wonder – R.J. Palacio (review)


Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes (review)
Yes Please – Amy Poehler (review)



  1. Hey, 2 of the books on our challenge lists match...I've also read a lot of the ones you have on your list/lists for this year. Similar taste :)

  2. Yay girl Im doing two challenges as well. I dunno why Im so excited!! Gone Girl was a good read even though I know its not everyones cup of tea and Paper Towns really should have been on my own list!! Ah well. Thanks for joining up girlie and for your support. Means a lot :D

  3. After reading your review, I'm so glad Yes, Please is on my list! I've read Breakfast of Champions (interesting, but I had some trouble getting into it), and How to Make Friends and Influence People, which was so inspiring! It might actually be time for a reread, because my memory of it is a little vague, and I know there were good lessons.

  4. Wonder and Eleanor & Park give me all sorts of sweet & wonderful feelings inside. I hope you enjoy them.

  5. I spy so many great books on your lists! I have really enjoyed everything I've read by Moyes and Rowell. Gone Girl was a book I couldn't put down! I also loved the Jessica Darling series! The second book in that series is probably my personal favorite! Happy reading!

  6. Eleanor & Park is SUCH a fantastic book. I love that you have Gone Girl on your list too! I thought I was the only person in the world who hasn't read it yet...haha. :)

  7. So excited to have you joining us! I'm also excited to have finally stumbled onto your blog (Kristen and Kay speak so very highly of you!)
    I'm also appreciating the sheer amount of YA on this list :) Wonder, Between the Lines (and the sequel book), Eleanor & Park and Papertowns are also on my never-ending TBR so I'm eager to see what other people think about them!
    Thanks for joining!

  8. Wonder was amazing, such a good point of view. Eleanor & Park, and Paper Towns is on my to-read list too. Happy reading!

  9. There are a bunch on here that sound great, and many I've been wanting to read as well. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  10. i'm the same with re-reads, i remember big obvious plot points (like Darcy and Lizzie end up together) but last time I read P&P I was like 'oh, I forgot about you!' to a pretty important character and it was like reading it for the first time, haha.
    I have read a few on your list and I'm excited to see what you think about them, especially The Summer I Turned Pretty (don't let my thoughts sway you, which I know you won't but just wanted to say it) and I reeeeeeeeeeeeally hope you like The Martian. Did I send you the audiobook for that one?

  11. Wow! Go you! The Goon Squad book has been on my list for ages too. Should I finally grab it and read it??

  12. i feel you on the rereads girl! every time i read p&p i discover something new. sometimes i even forget big things. last time i read it, i totally forgot about wickham until right before i appeared. blew my mind. anywhoozits. thanks for participating and huzzah for finishing!

  13. Congrats on finishing all of your challenges! I've read a few of the books you listed, and several are on my "To Read" list.

    I like to reread books sometimes too. Sometimes it's because I really loved it the first time and want to experience it again. Sometimes it's because I want to see if it means as much to me at a different stage in my life. And sometimes it's simply because I can't really remember much more than a very generic "I liked it."

  14. Did you like Summer? I put it on my Literary Ladies summer reading challenge list, but it was too short! I haven't read anything by Wharton yet. Awesome on surpassing your goal for the year! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  15. Way to go in completing and exceeding your reading goal for the year! I still have a pretty decent way to go. My goal is 100 and I'm on 61.

  16. Congratulations on finishing theLiterary Ladies challenge and thanks for joining us!


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