Books

Ever since I can remember, it has always been a goal of mine to have my own “library” some day. In other words, a room with enough bookshelves to house the plenitude of reading material I have collected over the years. Even though that dream has yet to become a reality, it hasn’t stopped me from buying (and piling up!) new books to read. I’ve decided that it’s time to share the wealth, and have created this page as a reference for all of my readers. Here you’ll find reviews of all the books I read and share on the blog.

In addition, I invite you to join my Food Blogger Book Club for more ideas on great reads!

June 30, 2009: Go Dairy Free

September 2, 2011: Divergent by Veronica Roth

September 28, 2011: Atonement by Ian McEwan

November 17, 2011: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

January 2, 2012: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

February 22, 2012: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

March 20, 2012: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

April 3, 2012: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

May 1, 2012: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

May 7, 2012: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

May 24, 2012: Sister by Rosamund Lupton

June 29, 2012: These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

July 19, 2012: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

July 22, 2012: One Day by David Nicholls

August 15, 2012: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

October 9, 2012: Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund

November 1, 2012: The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay

January 11, 2013: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

January 28, 2013: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

February 7, 2013: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

March 11, 2013: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

June 3, 2013: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

July 31, 2013: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

August 14, 2013: The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

October 4, 2013: The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

October 29, 2013: The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

January 14, 2014: Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I’d love for you to join me in reading any of the below!

To Read in Twenty Fourteen

  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • Let’s Pretend it Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam
  • UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
  • The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
  • An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
  • Wish by Melina Gerosa Bellows
  • Skinny by Diana Spechler
  • Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen
  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
  • The Drawing of Three by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
  • The Waste Lands by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
  • Wizard and Glass by Stephen King (Dark Tower Series)
  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  • A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  • A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin
  • A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Read in Twenty Thirteen

  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman (book club)
  • The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
  • Z – A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Read in Twenty Twelve

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer 
  • Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Re-read Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Re-read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Re-read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Re-read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth 
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • Sister by Rosamund Lupton
  • Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
  • Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
  • The Dark River by John Twelve Hawkes
  • The Golden City by John Twelve Hawkes
  • These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
  • One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus 
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
  • The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

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1 Jen@womanvfood February 3, 2010 at 6:47 am

I’m with you, I’ve always wanted a library too! I’ve also kept all my books from university, I can’t bear to part with them. How do you feel about kindle? I have very mixed feelings, I love my books.

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2 Jenn (eating bender) February 15, 2010 at 12:53 am

Jen ~ Totally agree! There is nothing like the smell of a good book — ha, does that sound weird? I love my books, too, and don’t think I could choose a Kindle over turning real pages!

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3 Carey: All Day Slim July 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I’m so anti-kindle it’s not even funny! The advent of the iPod in lou of cd players I get. That makes sense, how convenient for the daily runner. But bytes for books? No thank you! :)

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4 Jenn (eating bender) July 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

Carey ~ I couldn’t agree more! Love that we share the same philosophy :)

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5 Katie Didit August 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Just found your blog through random HLS links…Saw your book list and requested to join. I’ve exhausted my summer reading list and am looking for new things!

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6 Jenn (eating bender) August 18, 2010 at 7:19 am

Hi Katie! So glad you are interested in the book club – I will add you right now! We aren’t that active at this time but you can definitely rely on the other members of the club to update their own “bookstores” with new things they are reading, which makes it great for finding new ideas! Talk to you soon. :)

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