101 Books To Read

I have read 101 books since starting my blog and thought it was a good time to share the list with all of you. With links to all of my reviews, maybe you’ll even find one or two new books you’d like to read (or maybe more since this list is quite long). I can’t believe I have read all 101 books in the last 2 years since starting the blog. I’m also surprised to realize that this means I’ve only missed 3 or 4 weeks in the last 2 years (because 52 weeks per year would mean 104 books and here are 101). I read lots though. There are so many more book reviews coming up that all of you can check out, so this definitely isn’t the end. 


Colour Coding

Orange numbers symbolizes books I have written descriptions on

Green numbers symbolizes books that were published in 2016

Blue numbers symbolize books that were published in 2015

Purple numbers symbolizes books that were read for the Harry Potter Alliance’s Friends of the Apparating Library Book Club


Books reviewed on my blog in 2016

Son_of_Neptune_Final_Cover  1 ~~ The Heroes of Olympus: The son of Neptune (book 2) by Rick Riordan 

The_Lost_Hero_210 2 ~~ The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

img_1253 3 ~~Until We Are Free; My fight for human rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi

MaraWilsonMemoirCover 4 ~~ Where Am I now? by Mara Wilson

Published September 13, 2016 

Many of you might remember Mara Wilson as the girl from movies like Mathilda, Miracle On 34th Street and Mrs Doubtfire. But now she’s all grown up and, as the title says, where is she now? She seems like a super cool person and I liked reading from her persoective, after all it’s probably not super easy going from the spotlight to being more like a “normal” person, albeit with more notoriety than average. 

30292416 5  ~~ The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín

Published September 6, 2016 

A dark fantasy novel set in dystopian future Ireland. Featuring the Sidhé, this novel is based on Irish mythology/folklore where the Sidhé steal teenagers to their world in order to kill them. Unless they can survive the next 3 minutes. I loved this book. Sometimes it’s enjoyable to read a dark fantasy novel. 

Me_Before_You_(film) 6 ~~ Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

Boleyn_in 7 ~~ The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory 

 img_0535 8 ~~ Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillipa Gregory  

Published August 9, 2016

Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_Special_Rehearsal_Edition_Book_Cover 9 ~~ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  

Published July 31, 2016

Whether or not you think it’s all that it was cracked up to be, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a must read for me because I was so excited to find out how the wizarding world was after all this time. It features Harry Potter, Hermione, Ron, Ginny and so many old and familiar faces. There are also some new characters including Harry’s son, Albus, and Draco Malfoy’s son, Scorpius. 

in_the_country_we_love-_my_family_divided-p2016 10 ~~ In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

Published May 3, 2016

In my opinion, In the Country We Love is such a relevant memoir today with immigration, refugees and undocumented immigration being such an important issue. I think it is so important to hear (or read) people’s lived experience with undocumented immigration because it really helps to understand what it’s really like versus making potentially negative judgements. For those of you who may not know, Diane Guerrero is one of the actresses from Orange is the New Black and her memoir is about her experience as an American born child to parents who are illegal immigrants, and, unfortunately, they were deported back to Colombia when she was about 14. 

51XQiuAntML._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 11 ~~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The last Olympian by Rick Riordan

BotL_cropped 12 ~~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The battle of the labyrinth by Rick Riordan

 

img_0534 13 ~~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The titan’s curse by Rick Riordan 

2Q== 14 ~~ Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn 

Published July 5, 2016 

& recommended by Cosmopolitan magazine 

An amazing story about how tourism, poverty and culture intertwines in Jamaica. Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel is very thought provoking and I feel like it will stick with me for a while. 

SoM_Cover_2.1 15 ~~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The sea of monsters by Rick Riordan

img_0533 16 ~~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The lightning thief (book 1) by Rick Riordan

img_0532 17 ~~ Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 

img_0531-1 18 ~~ The Queen’s Fool by Phillipa Gregory 

translationoflove-220 19 ~~ The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

Published April 5, 2016

img_0774 20 ~~ The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

6635915._UY200_ 21 ~~Working with You is Killing Me by Katherine Crowley 

Another good dose of career advice. This time, it is how to effectively work with difficult personalties (or personality traits) without letting it drive you crazy. 

515p3OrN1KL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 22 ~~ The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Published February 3, 2015

16115612 23 ~~ And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 

big-little-lies1 24~~ Little Big Lies by Liane Moriarty

25613771 25 ~~ Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anne Breslaw

Published April 19, 2016

img_0477-11 26 ~~ Leave Your Mark: Land your dream job. Kill it in your career. Rock social media. by Aliza Licht

Published April 29, 2015

Great career advice. In my opinion, this is very helpful for anyone, but especially young people who are trying to break into their fields; fresh perspectives are amazing.

$_35 27 ~~ A House in Fez: Building a life in the ancient heart of Morocco by Susanna Clarke 

OnlyPirateCoversmll-e1434831472865 28 ~~ The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling

Published January 12, 2016

Lindsey Stirling is one of my favourite musicians (she is a dancing violinist who plays original music and things like the Assassin’s Creed theme, Star Wars and Harry Potter!). This is her autobiography / memoir recounting her childhood and rise to fame. She’s actually a super interesting person, not at all what I would have expected.

img_0460 29 ~~ Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare 

Released March 8, 2016 

img_0779 30 ~~ Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

Written by the president and co-founder of Pixar, Ed Catmull, this book aims to inspire managers with his philosophies on good leadership, communication and inspiring creativity.  It’s a revolutionary way to talk about success and leadership in a business setting and a very enjoyable read for anyone who is or aspires to be a leader. 

imgres.jpg31 ~~ Bliss by Shay Mitchell and Michaela Blaney

Published October 6, 2015

aristotle-and-dante-discover-the-secrets-of-the-9781442408937_hr 32 ~~ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

Novel read for The Harry Potter Alliance Friends of the Apparatimg Library Book Club 

37470.jpg 33 ~~ The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

IMG_0400 34 ~~ Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

15808242.jpg 35 ~~ City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

IMG_0256 36 ~~ Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

The_Orenda_(Boyden_novel).jpg 37 ~~ The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

kiss_of_the_fur_queen 38 ~~  Kiss of the Fur Queen by Thomson Highway

18132925.jpg 39 ~~ Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking

Published August 4, 2015

Books reviewed on my blog in 2015

IMG_0401 40 ~~ Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

IMG_0261 41 ~~ This Is Happy by Camilla Gibb

IMG_0255 42 ~~ A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

IMG_0253 43 ~~ The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

IMG_0257 45 ~~ Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince

IMG_0402 44 ~~ The Pharaoh’s Secret by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

Published November 3, 2015

51ChY9YQPuL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 45 ~~ The King’s Curse by Phillipa Gregory

18214414 46 ~~ The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

IMG_0267 47 ~~ *** After Alice by Gregory Maguire 

A twist on the modern Alice in Wonderland tale, Gregory Maguire tells readers a story about Alice’s best friend who accidentally falls into Wonderland while looking for Alice and ends up having her own adventure.

Published October 27, 2015

617GpzyVeNL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_ 48 ~~ Binge by Tyler Oakley

Published October 20, 2015

IMG_0386 49 ~~ The Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Published October 20, 2015

16160797 50 ~~ The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

IMG_0385 51 ~~ Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Published October 6, 2015

41H6Wkyx-3L._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg 52 ~~ The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

Published September 29, 2015

u34+1F!EVWH7ngw7NLVXIcKIKW2pmYA+Gl!w8rbMsYH!BRIAG5OUet9tcq9F2XjffXkZsjELHH1dotzfe59Az1yPwF!x1aeZBQszCMOolkuWsW1OYzkgsRAdZgmVYczu.png 53 ~~ Color Me Creative by Kristina Webb

Published September 29, 2015 

51Z3ZotTWfL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg 54 ~~ Furiously Happy; A funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson

Published September 22, 2015

url 55 ~~ Yes My Accent Is Real by Kunal Nayyar

Published September 15, 2015

the-book-of-negroes 56 ~~ The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

18132923 57 ~~ Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking 

taming-of-queen-small 58 ~~ The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory 

91lUeBR2G1L 59 ~~ The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Published January 13, 2015

You're Never Weird on the Internet 60 ~~ You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Published August 11, 2015

The Wise Man's Fear 61 ~~ The Wise Mans Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

41cnJ-W9N6L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_62 ~~ *** How to bake Pi by Eugenia Chang

Math has now been explained to readers by using food and cooking as an analogy. It’s an innovative and interesting way to make sense of how math makes sense to people who like and understand math.

Published May 5, 2015

The Name of the Wind 63 ~~ The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

41LaBpUJBHL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 64 ~~ ‘Modern Romance’ by Aziz Ansari

Published June 16, 2015

51Y3aZZ5HML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ 65 ~~ Bulletproof by Maci Bookout

Published July 21, 2015

41XEmZrsJvL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 66 ~~ Armada by Ernest Cline

Fangirl 67 ~~ Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Novel read for The Harry Potter Alliance Friends of the Apparatimg Library Book Club 

2015-05-18-1431915381-4119967-FatgirlWalkingHCC 68 ~~ Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons 

Published May 19, 2015

22698568 69 ~~ Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johanson

Published June 9, 2015

51yWYy41V5L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 70 ~~ From Business Cards to Business Relationships by Allison Graham

An incredible introduction to the art of networking. This book is an amazing tool for professionals who would like to learn how to network or refresh their networking skills.

url 71 ~~ All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

lullabies-for-little-criminals-1 72 ~~ Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

IMG_0314 73 ~~ Stardust by Neil Gaiman

url 74 ~~ Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

10425278 75 ~~ Frostfire: The Kanin chronicles – by Amanda Hocking

url 76 ~~ Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant by Veronica Roth

5162ZC14DFL 77 ~~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is the first mystery novel written in English. It is about a diamond that was stolen in India and a murder in England that has to be solved. This is the first classic novel that I’ve enjoyed.

url 78 ~~ Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling

Published April 24, 2015

51ByNp8y7EL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 79 ~~ The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

intolerable1 80 ~~ Intolerable by Kamal Al-Solaylee

IMG_0278 81 ~~ Life In Motion: An unlikely ballerina by Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland was a young black girl from a family that struggled. At the age of 13, she took a ballet class and unleashed incredible talent for dancing. Today she is a principal ballerina in New York City and this is her inspiring memoir.

the-casual-vacancy-new-cover-paperback-full 82 ~~ The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

image 83 ~~ I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

image 84 ~~ Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

819LFGtjg0L-1 85 ~~ A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

IMG_0253 86 ~~ Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

url 87 ~~ The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

61+plHB6PrL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 88 ~~ The White Princess by Phillipa Gregory

IMG_0252 89 ~~ Looking for Alaska by John Green

IMG_0251 90 ~~ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

MemoirsOfAGeisha 91 ~~ The Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Books reviewed on my blog in 2014

IMG_0245 92 ~~ The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

IMG_0244-3 93 ~~ Pride Over Pity by Kailyn Lowry

IMG_0241 94 ~~ A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin 

IMG_0240 95 ~~ An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green

imgres-7 96 ~~ Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

51O5o-cFKQL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 97 ~~ Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling 

images-11 98 ~~ The Spark by Kristine Barnett

Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism at 2 and the pros didn’t think he’d even learn to tie his shoes. Despite the odds, his mom, Kristine, found a way to unlock his brilliance. Jake is a genius whose theories about astrophysics, if proven true, could put him in line for a Nobel Prize.

images-11 99 ~~ Paper Towns by John Green

images-12 100 ~~ Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowel

imgres-3 101 ~~ Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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