I’ve been keeping track of every book I’ve read since 1993. You can see most of them on my Goodreads page (click HERE).

See all my Tapioca Dance posts related to books HERE.

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My goal in 2014 is to read THIRTY books! (Some of these may be catered toward very young readers, like 4th grade, so it’s kind of cheating but not really…)

  1. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald (January)
  2. Marblestone Mansion by Marti Talbott (January)
  3. The Summer Before Boys  by Nora Raleigh Baskin (January)
  4. Fortunately the Milk  by Neil Gaiman (February)
  5. Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry (February)
  6. Divergent by Veronica Roth (March)
  7. Richard Hittleman’s Yoga  by Richard Hittleman (March)
  8. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (March)
  9. Wait Til Helen Comes   by Mary Downing Hahn (April)
  10. The Cove  by Ron Rash (April)
  11. The Tenth of December   by George Saunders (April)
  12. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules  by David Sedaris, editor (May)
  13. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (May)
  14. Maggot Moon by Sally Gardener (June)
  15. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (June)
  16. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (June)
  17. Austenland by Shannon Hale (June)
  18. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (June)
  19. The Ogre’s Wife by Ron Koertge (July)
  20. Lola and the Boy Next Door  by Stephanie Perkins (July)
  21. Sweet Filthy Boy  by Lauren Christine (August)
  22. Saga, vol. 1 by Briank K. Vaughn (August)
  23. Show Your Work  by Austin Kleon (August)
  24. Attachments  by Rainbow Rowell (August)
  25. The Property  by Rutu Modan (August)

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My goal in 2013 is to read 20 books! (favorites of the year have been bolded)

  1. Unexpected Joy by Cheryl Tuggle (January)
  2. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (February)
  3. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (March)
  4. The Testament of Mary by Colm Tolbin (March)
  5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (March)
  6. The Wonderful O by James Thurber (April)
  7. The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins (April)
  8. The World According to Mr. Rogers by Fred Rogers (April)
  9. A Wrinkle in Time – The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson (May)
  10. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (May)
  11. Wonder by RJ Palacio (May)
  12. Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins (May)
  13. Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper by SARK (May)
  14. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber (June)
  15. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (June)
  16. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (June)
  17. Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace (June)
  18. Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole Georges (July)
  19. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon (July)
  20. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (July)
  21. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (August)
  22. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (August)
  23. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson (September)
  24. Let it Snow by John Green (December)
  25. Serena by Ron Rash (December)
  26. Ivy and Bean (December)

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My goal in 2012 is to read 16 books!

  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling (January)
  2. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta (February)
  3. The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (February)
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (March)
  5. Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Heather Grothaus (April)
  6. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman (May)
  7. The Sister’s Brothers by Patrick DeWitt (July)
  8. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (July)
  9. The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber (July)
  10. Just Kids by Patti Smith (July)
  11. Messy by Heather Cocks (July)
  12. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (September)
  13. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (October)
  14. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (November)
  15. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (November)
  16. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead (December)
  17. Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple (December)
  18. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (December)
  19. The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine (December)

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My goal for 2011 is to read 15 books.


  1. The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon (January)
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (January)
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (February)
  4. True Grit by Charles Portis (February)
  5. Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani (March)
  6. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (March)
  7. How to Sew A Button by Erin Bried (April)
  8. The Family Dinner by Laurie David (April)
  9. Bossypants by Tina Fey (June)
  10. The Partly Cloudy Patriot  by Sarah Vowell (July)
  11. Spoiled by Heather Crocks and Jessica Armstrong (July)
  12. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (August)
  13. French Lessons by Ellen Sussman (August…blogged here)
  14. French Milk by Lucy Knisley (November…blogged here and here)
  15. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banjeree Divakaruni (December…blogged here)
  16. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein (December)

3 thoughts on “Books

  1. melissa says:

    How did you like Partly Cloudy Patriot? I love Sarah Vowell. I used to go to the bookstore to read my favorite short stories until I got too embarassed by my laughing fits in between the aisles. Her marching band story is my favorite.

    • Nicole says:

      I thought there were some good essays, but it’s extremely dated already, since most of it is about the Bush/Gore election. I loved Assassination Vacation, and my Mom just got me the one with Cannoli in the title, so I’ll try to read that soon.

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