Books I’ve read this year

One of my goals this year was to read 50 books. Here’s what I’ve read so far…


  1. True Colors by Kristin Hannah (She is one of my favorite authors, and this book did not disappoint!)
  2. The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (I liked this one SO much more than I thought I was-it was one I did not want to put down! Very intriguing.)
  3. The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey (I loved this. I wish I could make every parent of everyone of my students read this. YES, kids need to learn to fail!)
  4. Code Red by Martha Wells (This is one in a short series. Different than what I normally read, but I like them.)
  5. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (The last of the Crazy Rich Asians series- I really liked this series.)
  6. Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall (This was an interesting read, but it took me awhile. I had read Natural Born Runners last year, and I enjoyed it more than this one.)
  7. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (This is a book written by a non-verbal boy with autism. It was absolutely fascinating.)
  8. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (Second in a series)
  9. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird has always been one of my favorite books, and I don’t know why I never realized it had a sequel! This is one of those books that everyone either loves or hates. I loved it. )
  10. Them by Ben Sasse (Loved this. If Ben Sasse ran for president, I would vote for him in a heartbeat.)
  11. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (I didn’t realize this was a film until after I started reading it, but I loved it. It was sad, but fascinating, and thought provoking.)
  12. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells (third in a series)
  13. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (I had watched this movie without realizing it was a book first! The book was better, of course.)
  14. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (This was a total “fluff” read, but just what I needed at a stressful time.) 
  15. Simply Classical by Cheryl Swope (This is a book about educating children with disabilities classically. It was very helpful!)
  16. Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield (This book was a bit spooky, and had a good mystery aspect.)
  17. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis  (I have attempted to read this book several times in the past, and never gotten through it; I made it all the way through this time, and loved it. It did take me a long time, though, because I could only read little bits at time to give myself time to “digest.”)
  18. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (This was a great adventure book!)
  19. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (I am always a sucker for WWII lit, and this one was great. Sad, of course, but well written and I didn’t want to put it down. It is based on a true story.)
  20. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (I wanted to read this because tons of my kids at school are reading this series, and I like to read what they are reading so I can talk to them about it. It was cute. A little cheesy, and definitely playing off of Harry Potter. Not as well written as Harry Potter, though. I haven’t decided if I am going to stick with this series…there are 7 of them.)

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