Reading List

Far-off goal list (finished books marked):
Radcliffe Publishers’ 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century

Currently reading:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

2014:

Non-Fiction
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae/Sally Clarkson

Fiction
Divergent, Insurgent Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

2013:

Non-Fiction & Memoir
Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Melton
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott

Fiction
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino
& fragments of several pregnancy/birth/baby sleep books. Ask me for recommendations.

2012:

Fiction
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Hunger Games
trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coehlo
Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Selection from the Odyssey by Homer

Poetry
Selected Poems of Anne Sexton by Anne Sexton
The Wasteland and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot

Non-Fiction & Memoir
Paula by Isabel Allende
Free Grace and Dying Love by Susannah Spurgeon

2011:

Fiction
Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Diary of Anne Frank (drama) adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott
Call of the Wild by Jack London

Non-Fiction
The New Rules of Marketing and PR
by David Meerman Scott
French Women for All Seasons by Mireille Guiliano
Joy by Lydia Brownback
Trust by Lydia Brownback
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

2010:

Fiction
The Piano Lesson
(play) by August Wilson
Othello (play) by William Shakespeare
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Non-Fiction
Freedom from the Performance Trap
by David Seamands
The Discipline of Grace
by Jerry Bridges

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  • Melanie Springer Mock

    Great reading lists. I keep looking for another book just like Art of Racing in the Rain, but so far I haven’t found it. (love your blog, too.)

    • brynna

      That was definitely a unique one! I liked the simplicity of the narration. And thank you. :) Feel free to make suggestions if there’s something I should add!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-White/1361426892 Tyler White

    so good. well done!

  • http://snappycasualblog.com/ kelsey williams

    i love the bell jar!!!

    • http://www.brynnabegins.com/ Brynna Lynea

      I just finished it this weekend! Time to move to the “read” list. :) It was a fascinating story.