Book Club

When I turned 37 in September, one of my goals for the next year was to read one book a week. By my next birthday, I would have read 52 books in a single year. Something I had never done before in my life. I’ve already surpassed that goal and am pushing for 100 books by my birthday. Down below, I’ll keep a running tally of the books I’ve read and would love to hear your thoughts.

I’m always looking for more books to add to my list, so let’s keep this conversation going below in the comments. Unfortunately, unlike a traditional book club, there will not be wine, unless you are bringing some to the party! In that case, cheers!


  1. Earth is Hiring РPeta Kelly
  2. The Gift of Failure – Jessica Lahey
  3. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
  4. The Perfect Couple – Elin Hilderbrand
  5. How to Raise An Adult – Julie Lythcott-Haims
  6. Body Love – Kelly LeVeque
  7. The Scourge – Jennifer A. Nielsen
  8. Dear Mrs. Bird – AJ Pearce
  9. Getting Back to Happy  РMarc and Angel Chernoff
  10. Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon
  11. The 49th Mystic – Ted Dekker
  12. Rise of the Mystics – Ted Dekker
  13. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast – Laura Vanderkam
  14. Cozy Minimalist Home – Myquillyn Smith
  15. Create Your Own Website Using WordPress In a Weekend – Alannah Moore
  16. Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML… – Nate Cooper
  17. A Happy Pocket Full of Money – David Cameron Gikanis
  18. Ghosted – Rosie Walsh
  19. The Bad Beginning (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  20. Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
  21. The Reptile Room (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  22. A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult
  23. The Wide Window (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  24. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming – Dylan Tuccillo
  25. The Miserable Mill (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  26. Have a New Kid By Friday – Dr. Kevin Leman
  27. The Austere Academy (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  28. Whiskey in a Teacup – Reese Witherspoon
  29. The Ersatz Elevator (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  30. When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
  31. The Vile Village (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  32. Book Scavenger – Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  33. The Hostile Hospital (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  34. The Bestseller Code – Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers
  35. The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
  36. The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd
  37. The Minimalist Home – Joshua Becker
  38. The Carnivorous Carnival (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  39. The Slippery Slope (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  40. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
  41. Capital Gaines – Chip Gaines
  42. The League and the Lantern – Brian Wells
  43. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
  44. The Grim Grotto (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  45. Origin – Dan Brown
  46. Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis
  47. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  48. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding – Alexandra Bracken
  49. The Magic Words – Cheryl B. Klein
  50. The Penultimate Peril (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  51. On Writing – Stephen King
  52. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkein
  53. The End (Series of Unfortunate Events) – Lemony Snicket
  54. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North
  55. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  56. Divergent – Veronica Roth
  57. Writing Irresistible Kidlit – Mary Kole
  58. Insurgent – Veronica Roth
  59. The Butterfly Effect – Andy Andrews
  60. Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  61. Inheiritance – Dani Shapiro
  62. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  63. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) – Chris Colfer
  64. Becoming – Michelle Obama