Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My 2014 Reading List

I am what you would call a voracious reader. In fourth grade, I read over 500 books. Law school killed my love of reading a bit, but this August, K gave me a Kindle and I can't stop reading. I started making a list of books to read, and then I asked friends for their suggestions, and my list began to grow. Which is great, because one of my goals for 2014 is to read more. There are so many books I haven't read. And because I just love sharing book suggestions, I thought I'd share my epic list with you. Here we go!

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
Envy by Sandra Brown
Following Jane by Samantha Scordato
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
I Shall Be Near to You: A Novel by Erin Lindsay McCabe
Love Does by Bob Goff and Donald Miller
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel
Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan
Personal History by Katharine Graham
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Six Years by Harlan Coben
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
Southern Cross the Dog by Bill Cheng
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Buddha in the Attic by Julia Otsuka
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison
The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
The Woman at the Washington Zoo by Marjorie Williams and Timothy Noah
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Women's Room by Marilyn French
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Until I Say Goodbye by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

With my passion for leadership and gender equality, I've also made a goal to read a feminist book a month. Here's the list I'm working off of:

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Backlash by Susan Faludi
Big Girls Don't Cry by Rebecca Traister
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong and Fay Weldon
Get to Work by Linda Hirshman
Half The Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Women Who Don't Wait in Line by Reshma Saujani

Any suggestions to add to my list?



  1. I love this list!! I am always looking for new books to read...Just went on the library website and reserved several of these titles! Thanks Alex!

    1. Thanks, Megan! Let me know if you love any of them!

  2. Thanks for sharing dear! Will have to check out a few after I make my way through my never ending list :)

    1. I already have a couple I should add to this list - never-ending is right!


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