My "To Read" List

I keep a running list of books I want to read. It's in various places...on my ipad, on my library "for later" page, in the notes section on my cell phone, in a book in my office and on sticky notes in my purse. Whenever I come across a book that looks interesting in a magazine or when browsing a bookstore, or when a friend and fellow book lover recommends one to me, I just add it to one of my lists. It is highly likely that I will never read all of the books on my "to read" list, but I keep adding to it anyway. As I have mentioned, books are one of my loves. So I thought I'd start sharing titles I come across that look good. I cannot recommend any of these books, as I have not read them yet myself, and this is by no means a comprehensive "to read" list, but here are a few of the titles I hope to get to one day...

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Lost Book of the Grail
The Nest X
The Book That Matters Most
The Zookeeper's Wife
A Man Called Ove X
Lab Girl
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel X
Cinder by Marissa Meyer X
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (saw the movie)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson X
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabba Tahir
The Smell of Other People's houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock X
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie X
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Paper Towns by John Green
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah X
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Saving Lucas Biggs by Maris de los Santos
Loop by Karen Akins
Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider  X
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamilla
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien  X
Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott
Sacred Rhythms
Never Let Me Go by Kauo Ishiguro
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar*
The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson  X
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card X
Graceling by Kristin Cashore  X
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld X
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
What They Do In the Dark by Amanda Coe
The Red Book by D. C. Kogan
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbough  X
Bringing up Bebe by P. Druckerman  X
Sister by R. Lupton
Cooking Solves Everything by Mark Bittman*
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  X
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by J. Winterson
The Forsyte Saga by J. Galsworthy
The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides*
Arcadia by L. Groff
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho*
The Song of Achilles by M. Miller
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by JD Salinger*
Partial History of Lost Causes by J. Dubois
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
Kayak Morning by Roger Rosenblatt
Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
Heft by Liz Moore
Passing Love by Jacqueline Luckett
Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Got Married by Gary Chapman
Smut by Alan Bennett
MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
Treasure Island by Sara Levine
The Odditorium by Melissa Pritchard
The Magic Room by Jeffery Zaslow
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Matched by A. B. Condie  X
A Happy Marriage by R. Yglesias
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Lace Reader by Barry Brunonia
White Truffles in Winter by NM Kelby
The Shack by William Young
Germinal by Emile Zola
Conquistadora by E. Santiago
A Small Hotel by R.O. Butler
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty X
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Labryinths by J.L. Borges
The Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
The Oriental Wife by Evelyn Toynton
The Lantern by Ellen Feldman
Miss Timmins' School For Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy
Rules of Civility by Amore Towles
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale  X
Kindred by Octavia Butler
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
The Night of the Comet by George Bishop
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry X
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Motherland by Maria Hummel
Ham by Sam Harris
The Host by Stephanie Meyer  X

Note: Some titles or author's names might be slightly off from when I jotted these down. Also, in some places I only wrote down first initial and last name instead of the whole name, but it's enough info to find the books.

If there's an * after the author's name that means I've read something else by the author and loved it.

If there's an X after the title that means I've since read the book!

If you have read any of these books and have an opinion, please share it. And if you have a book you've recently read and loved, please share that with me as well!