To Be Read Lists

Yes, I did title this page Reading Lists, plural.  I’m finally going to get honest with myself.  There are some books that I’ve been keeping for years and years through several moves that I may not really want to read.  On the other hand, there are some books I can’t wait to get my hands (and eyes) on.  So, here you have it.  My reading lists.


Books I want to read that I own in print or on my Kindle:

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly – Currently on pg 214 of 614
  • Finding Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Read January 2012
  • The Way of Boys by Anthony Rao – Currently on pg 104 of 268
  • The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah
  • Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah
  • The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman (author recommended by my friend, Mary)
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter be Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen (Read in the past, but I could use a refresher)
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Faith & Doubt by John Ortberg
  • The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
  • The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr
  • Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
  • Juliet: A Novel by Anne Fortier
  • Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (I also have the next 8? books on my kindle)
  • Labor of Love by Cara Muhlhahn
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown – Read January 2012


Books I want to read that I do not own:

  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Beauty of Different by Karen Walrond
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  • Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin


Books I own that I forced my husband to move in a heavy box (probably more than once) that I may or may not want to read:

  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein
  • The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (I also own books 2 and 3)
  • Taking Care of the Me in Mommy by Lisa Whelchel
  • Invitation to a Journey by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr.
  • Finding Your Purpose as a Mom by Donna Otto
  • A Marriage Without Regrets by Kay Arthur
  • Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson
What do you think of my lists?  Any thoughts?  Recommendations?  Reviews (without spoilers, please)?  I’d love to hear your input.