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Alphabetic Reading Log, November 2008-Present

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Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns (November)

How to Hepburn, by Karen Karbo (December)

Slaughter House-5, by Kurt Vonnegut (November)

The City Under the Back Steps, by Evelyn Lampley (December)

The Day I Turned Uncool, by Dan Zevin (December)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling (December)


Alice’s Tulips, by Sandra Dallas (July)

Among Schoolchildren, byTracy Kidder (May)

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery (December)

Blind Submission, by Debra Ginsberg (May)

Blue Christmas, by Mary Kay Andrews (December)

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White (August)

Chronicles of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery (December)

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler (July)

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris (June)

Eating my Words, by Mimi Sheraton (November)

Eden’s Outcasts, by John Matteson (May)

Finn Family Moomintroll, by Tove Janssen (December)

Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah (July)

Hissy Fit, by Mary Kay Andrews (September)

In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner (October)

Jane Austen in Boca, by Paula Marantz Cohen (October)

Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell (October)

Letters to Alice of First Reading Jane, by Fay Weldon (September)

Love the One You’re With, by Emily Giffin (March)

Marley and Me, by John Grogan (July)

Mary Modern, by Camille DeAngelis (September)

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy: Two Shall Become One, by Sharon Lathan (December)

My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Piccoult (November)

Operating Instructions, by Anne Lamott (August)

Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities, by Alexandra Robbins (August)

The Average American Male, by Chad Kultgen (June)

The Blythes are Quoted, by L.M. Montgomery (December)

The Devil Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger (November)

The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkhurst (November)

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (November)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks, by Ree Drummond (December)

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield (November)

The Water is Wide, by Pat Conroy (July)

The Wives of Bath, by Wendy Holden (September)

The World According to Mimi Smartypants, by Mimi Smartypants (December)

The Year of Living Biblically, by A.J. Jacobs (December)

Twilight, by Stephanie Myers (December)

Two Guys Read Jane Austen, by Steven Chandler and Terrence Hill (September)

Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsalla (September)

2010 (93 Total)

1776, by David McCullough (November)

84 Charing Cross Road, by Helen Hanff (August)

A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote (November)

Anne of Avonlea #2, by L.M. Montgomery (February)

Anne of Ingleside #6, by L.M. Montgomery (August)

Anne of the Island #3, by L.M. Montgomery (March)

Anne of Windy Poplars #4, by L.M. Montgomery (July)

Anne’s House of Dreams #5, by L.M. Montgomery (July)

Annotated Pride and Prejudice, edited by David Shappard (May)

Austenland, by Shannon Hale (May)

Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer (January)

Cinderella, by K.Y. Craft (November)

Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella, by Susan Lowell (November)

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner (February)

Dear Daddy Long Legs, by Jean Webster (September)

Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster (September)

Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, by Vicki Myron (January)

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (June)

Eclipse, by Stphenie Meyer (January)

Eight Hands Round, by Ann Whitfield Paul (November)

Five Sisters, by James Fox (October)

Girls in Trucks, by Katie Crouch (September)

Good in Bed, by Jennifer Weiner (September)

Goodnight Nobody, by Jennifer Weiner (October)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets #2, by J.K. Rowling (May)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows #7, by J.K. Rowling (July)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire #4, byJ.K. Rowling (June)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince #6, by J.K. Rowling (July)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix #5, by J.K.  Rowling (June)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban #3, byJ.K. Rowling (May)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone #1, by J.K. Rowling (May)

Heart of the Matter, by Emily Giffin (June)

Home Game, by Michael Lewis (June)

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty, by Bill Slavin (October)

How to Talk so Kids Can Learn, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (September)

I See You Everywhere, by Julia Glass (May)

In the Belly of an Ox, by Rebecca Brand (October)

Jane Austen: A Life, by Claire Tomalin (January)

Just Patty, by Jean Webster (September)

Kitchen Table Wisdom, by Rachel Remen (September)

Lies I Told My Children, by Karen McQuestion (July)

Little Earthquakes, by Jennifer Weiner (August)

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (March)

Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings, by Mary Henley Rubio (January)

Magic Island, by Elizabeth Waterston (November)

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen (July)

Naked, by David Sedaris (August)

Never Smile at a Monkey, by Steve Jenkins (November)

New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer (January)

Notes on a Scandal, by Zoe Heller (June)

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Stout (February)

Patty Goes to College, by Jean Webster (September)

Plain Truth, by Jodi Piccoult (October)

Q’s Legacy, by Helene Hanff (November)

Room, by Emma Donoghue (December)

Room One, by Andrew Clements (October)

Rosie and the Rustlers, by Rey Gerrard (October)

Rumor of Bones, by Beverly Connor (July)

Self-Made Man, by Norah Vincent (January)

Shit My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern (December)

Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie Tolan (October)

Talkin’ About Bessie, by Nikki Grimes (November)

The Anne of Green Gables Treasury, by Carolyn Collins and Christina Eriksson (November)

The Annotated Persuasion, edited by David Shappard (December)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson (October)

The Best School Year Ever, by Barbara Robinson (November)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (January)

The Cat’s Pajamas, by Wallace Edwards (October)

The Film Club, by David Gilmour (December)

The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman (May)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson (December)

The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, by A.J. Jacobs (June)

The Guy Not Taken, by Jennifer Weiner (November)

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Ruben (July)

The Help, by Katheryn Stockett (March)

The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss (March)

The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes (October)

The Know-It-All: One Man’s Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A.J. Jacobs (October)

The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd (October)

The Mighty Queens of Freeville, by Amy Dickinson (August)

The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillipa Gregory (June)

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant (November)

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups, by David Wisniewski (October)

The Three Questions, by Jon Muth (October)

Third Grade is Terrible, by Barbara Baker (March)

Uncommon Traveler, by Don Brown (November)

Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (June)

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool (November)

When Patty Went to College, by Jean Webster (August)

Why Do I Love These People?, by Po Bronson (August)

Wilma Unlimited, by Kathleen Krull (November)

Yeh-Shen, by Ai-Ling Louie (November)

2011 (61 Total)

100 Questions and Answers About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide, by Andrew S. Warner (December)

A Circle of Quiet, by Madeleine L’Engle (November)

A Gathering of Days, by Joan W. Blos (August)

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter, by William Deresiewicz (August)

A Morbid Taste for Bones, by Ellis Peters (December)

Anne of Avonlea #2, by L.M. Montgomery (September)

Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda  (January)

Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner (August)

Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell (December)

Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink (April)

Catching Fire (#2), by Suzanne Collins (July)

Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith, by Deborah Heiligman (August)

Clay’s Quilt, by Silas House (September)

Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert (July)

Confessions of a Book Seller, by Robin Soma-Dudley (November)

Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie (December)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (#1), by Jeff Kinney (January)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (#4), by Jeff Kinney (January)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (#2), by Jeff Kinney (January)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (#3), by Jeff Kinney (February)

Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (July)

Eight Cousins, by Louisa May Alcott (December)

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (December)

Fairest, by Gail Carson Levine (January)

Half Magic, by Edward Eager (February)

Is There Life After Death?, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (February)

James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl (October)

Knitting: a Novel, by Anne Bartlett (September)

Knots in my Yo-Yo String, by Jerry Spinelli (January)

Meet the Austins, by Madeleine L’Engle (January)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs (October)

Mockingjay (#3), by Suzanne Collins (July)

More Confessions of a Book Seller, by Robin Soma-Dudley (November)

Nature Girl, by Carl Hiasaan (January)

Operating Instructions: a Journal of My Son’s First Year, by Anne Lamott (December)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, by Kate Douglas Wiggin (September)

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler (February)

San Francisco for Dummies, by Paula Tevis (April)

Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiassan (February)

The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber (February)

The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff (September)

The Annotated Anne of Green Gables, edited by Wendy Barry, Margaret Doody, and Mary Jones (August)

The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, edited by David Shappard (August)

The Bake-Off, by Beth Kendrick (November)

The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery (June)

The Diamond in the Window, by Jane Langton (March)

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, by Eric Weiner (September)

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, edited by Leah Wilson (October)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (January)

The Hunger Games (#1), by Suzanne Collins (July)

The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman (August)

The Jungle Effect, by Daphne Miller (November)

The Magicians, by Lev Grossman (October)

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, by Ree Drummond (February)

The Quilter’s Apprentice, by Jennifer Chiaverini (March)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling (August)

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas, by Madeleine L’Engle  (December)

The Wedding Machine, by Beth Webb Hart (October)

Tinkers, by Paul Harding (August)

Traveling with Pomegranates, by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor (October)

Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, by Madeleine L’Engle (October)

What Color is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard Bolles (October)

Who’s Your City?, by Richard Florida (March)

2012 (61 Total)

101 Patchwork Patterns, by Ruby McKim (April)

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (December)

Adam’s Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form, by Michael Sims (January)

A Great and Terrible Beauty (A Gemma Doyle Book #1), by Libba Bray (October)

A Live Coal in the Sea, by Madeleine L’Engle (May)

A Marriage Made in Heaven: Or Too Tired for an Affair, by Erma Bombeck (February)

Among Others, by Jo Walton (May)

An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green (September)

Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray (October)

Casting Off: Wool Part 3, by Hugh Howey (July)

Commencement, by J. Courtney Sullivan (December)

Crossed, by Ally Condie (July)

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, by Karen Doornebos (September)

Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet, written by Ann Whitford Paul and illustrated by Jeanette Winter (April)

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James (June)

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, by Mark Bittman (May)

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (August)

Is Sex Necessary?, by James Thurber and E.B. White (February)

Kindred, by Octavia Butler (November)

Lady Susan, by Jane Austen (February)

Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann (September)

Looking for Alaska, by John Green (August)

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, by Jennifer Reese (January)

Magic for Marigold, by L.M. Montgomery (January)

Matched, by Ally Condie (June)

Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp, by Stephanie Klein (October)

Mothership, by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal (August)

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T.S. Eliot (October)

Old Souls, by Tom Schroder (June)

Paper Towns, by John Green (September)

Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross (April)

Proper Gauge: Wool Part 2, by Hugh Howey (July)

Rebel Angels (A Gemma Doyle Book #2), by Libba Bray (November)

Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery (July)

Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Year, by Anne Lamott

The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach (July)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart (November)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly (September)

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (February)

The Girls from Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow (March)

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (June)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Feburary)

The Jane Austen Miscellany, by Lauren Nixon (December)

The Magician King, by Lev Grossman (May)

The Modern Quilting Bee Block Party: The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog & 12 Improvisational Projects, by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lenjieks (August)

The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, by Molly Peacock (September)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, by Ree Drummond (March)

The Princess and Curdie, by George MacDonald (February)

The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald (January)

The Psychology of Harry Potter: An Unauthorized Explanation of the Boy Who Lived, edited by Neil Mulholland, PhD (February)

The Pursuit of Happiness, by Tara Altebrando (November)

The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days with Projects Kids Can Make, written by Mary Cobb and illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis (April)

The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic,
by Michael Sims (June)

The Stranding: Wool Part 5, by Hugh Howey (July)

The Unraveling: Wool Part 4, by Hugh Howey (July)

The Year of Fog, by Michelle Richmond (March)

Reached (Matched #3), by Ally Condie (December)

Where We Belong, by Emily Giffen (August)

Wife 22: A Novel, by Melanie Gideon (July)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green (August)

Wool, by Hugh Howey (July)

2013 (66 Total)

4:50 from Paddington, by Agatha Christie (August)

A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book: 95 Inspiring Ideas for Photographing Your Friends, Your World, and Yourself, by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman (October)

Apron Anxiety: My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen, by Alyssa Shelasky (June)

The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week, by Summer Pierre (February)

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker (December)

Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell (July)

The Baby Name Wizard, by Laura Wattenberg (January)

Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles #3), by Kam Garcia and Margaret Stohl (February)

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1), by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (January)

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2), by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (February)

Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4), by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (March)

Big Breasts and Wide Hips, by Mo Yan (January)

The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly (August)

Bossypants, by Tina Fey (December)

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, by Jennifer Worth (November)

Call the Midwife: Farewell to East End, by Jennifer Worth (December)

Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse, by Jennifer Worth (December)

The Casual Vacancy, by JK Rowling (May)

Cat Cam: The World of Cooper the Photographer Cat, by Michael and Deirdre Cross (March)

Christmas Day in the Morning, written by Pearl S. Buck and illustrated by Mark Buehner (December)

Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn (February)

Dear Daddy Long Legs, by Jean Webster (January)

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them, by Meg Jay (June)

Divergent, by Veronica Roth (August)

Doodle Stitching Embroidery and Beyond, by Aimee Ray (October)

Downton Tabby, by Chris Kelly (December)

Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story (Caster Chronicles #2.5), by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (February)

Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell (June)

The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe (September)

The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson (April)

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell (September)

Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Continued, by Anna Elliot (August)

Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larsen (March)

Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larsen (April)

How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran (April)

The Host, by Stephanie Meyer (September)

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita, by Heather Armstrong (May)

Just Like Family: Inside the Lives of Nannies, the Parents They Work for, and the Children they Love, by Tasha Blaine (August)

Let’s Pretend This Didn’t Happen (A Mostly True Memoir), by Jenny Lawson (December)

Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices, edited by Leonard S. Marcus (October)

Little Miss Austen: Pride and Prejudice, a Counting Primer, written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Alison Oliver (June)

The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (August)

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry (July)

Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure, by Emma Campbell Webster (January)

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert Edsel (November)

The Moon by Night (Austin Family #2), by Madeleine L’Engle (October)

On Being an Angry Mom, by Kim Foster (April)

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain (March)

Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen (July)

A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family #4), by Madeleine L’Engle (November)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, by James Thurber (December)

September Girls, by Bennett Madison (June)

Sharp Knives and Boiling Oil: My Year of Dangerous Cooking with Four Year Olds, by Kim Foster (April)

The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick (March)

The Summer Girls, by Mary Alice Monroe (September)

Sunday Morning Quilts: Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured Fabrics, by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison (September)

Troubling a Star (Austin Family #5), by Madeleine L’Engle (November)

The Unknowns: A Novel, by Gabriel Roth (August)

Secret Lives of Great Authors, by Robert Schnakenberg (February)

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed (March)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed (June)

Winter Lights: A Season in Poems and Quilts, by Anna Grossnickle Hines  (December)

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (May)

Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter, by Tonya Ricucci (January)

Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love, by Sherry and John Petersik (January)

The Young Unicorns (Austin Family #3), by Madeleine L’Engle (October)

2014 (88 total)

14, by Peter Clines (July)

Alice in Tumblr-Land and Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, by Tim Manley (January)

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery (July)

Becoming Queen, by Kate Williams (August)

Black is the Color, by Julia Gfroer (May)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote (November)

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson (September)

The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare (November)

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson (November)

Capote: A Biography, by Gerald Clarke (October)

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White (June)

A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote (November)

Clash of Kings (Song of Ice and Fire #2), by George RR Martin (February)

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth E. Wein (June)

Consider the Fork, by Bee Wilson (February)

Cross-Stitch Samplers, by Better Homes and Garden (January)

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (June)

Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan (July)

The Dangerous Alphabet, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Gris Grisly (November)

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean (November)

Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster (November)

Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary (October)

Deep Black Sea, by David Salkin (September)

A Diamond Guitar, by Truman Capote (November)

Downton Tabby, by Chris Kelly (February)

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (May)

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick (August)

Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo (September)

From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg (August)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice #1), by George RR Martin (January)

Gift from the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (August)

The Giver, by Lois Lowry (August)

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, written by Laura Amy Schiltz and illustrated by Robert Byrd (September)

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (November)

Hattie and the Wild Waves, written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (February)

Heather Ross Prints, by Heather Ross (January)

The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron (October)

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg (April)

House of Flowers, by Truman Capote (November)

Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (March)

How to Catch a Frog, by Heather Ross (September)

Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton (December)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling (April)

Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson (November)

Jane, the Fox, and Me, written by Fanny Britt and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (October)

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, written by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by Eric Beddows (September)

The Kids’ Cat Book, by Tomie DePaola (August)

Landline, by Rainbow Rowell (July)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1), by Rick Riordan (February)

Little Humans, by Brandon Stanton (December)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt (April)

The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Karen Cushman (October)

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan (October)

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins (December)

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, by Leslea Newman (June)

One Man’s Meat, by E.B. White (June)

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, by Piper Kerman (July)

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder (March)

Patchwork and Quilting, by Better Homes and Gardens (January)

Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (July)

Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, by Ree Drummond (January)

Pride Over Pity, by Kailyn Lowry (May)

The Princess and the Frog, Little Golden Books (August)

Quilt As You Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters, by Jera Brandvig (September)

Rockabye: From Wild to Child, by Rebecca Wolfe (November)

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison (September)

Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan (June)

A Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan (March)

Second Helpings (Jessica Darling #2), by Megan McCafferty (April)

A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park (October)

Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling #1), by Mean McCafferty (March)

Something in the Water, by Charlotte Macleod (April)

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1), by Louise Penny (December)

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin (September)

Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lensky (October)

Stuart Little, by E.B. White (June)

Super Stitches Sewing, by Nicole Vasinger (June)

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, by Kate DiCamillo (July)

The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen (October)

The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White (July)

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, written by Nancy Willard and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen (September)

The Wednesday Wars, by Gary Schmidt (September)

 What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty (July)

Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler (December)

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare (August)

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Hope Larson (October)

A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck (September)

Yes Please, by Amy Poehler (November)

2015 (89 total)

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, by Dan Harris (November)

The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson (March)

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking, by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois (November)

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space, by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman (October)

Belzhar, by Meg Wolitzer (March)

The Best of Everything, by Rona Jaffe (May)

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin (December)

Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty (March)

The Book of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber (June)

The Book with No Pictures, by B.J. Novak (December)

Bulletproof (July)

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir, by Roz Chast (August)

Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell (November)

Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson (April)

Cats on Quilts, by Sandy Fox (July)

The Cat Who Went to Heaven, by Elizabeth Coatsworth (May)

City by the Bay: A Magical Journey Around San Francisco, written by Tricia Brown and illustrated by Elisa Kleven (September)

The Coelura, by Anne McCaffrey (September)

Conquering Chaos, by Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra (March)

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean (November)

A Corner of White, by Jaclyn Moriarty (July)

Deep South, by Sally Mann (July)

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, by Molly Wizenberg (September)

Drama, by Raina Telgemeier (October)

A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2), by Louise Penny (February)

Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters (January)

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Allison Blechdel (September)

Funny Girl, by Nick Hornby (July)

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (September)

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee (August)

The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn (November)

Happier at Home, by Gretchin Rubin (March)

Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History, by Andrew Carroll (February)

Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (February)

How to Cook Everything Fast, by Mark Bittman (August)

Humans of New York: Stories, by Brandon Stanton (December)

The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty (November)

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote (March)

Invincible Louisa, by Cornelia Meigs (November)

Ivy & Bean (#1), by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall (October)

Jackaby, by William Ritter (December)

Jane Austen: A Life Revealed, by Catherine Reef (November)

Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes (April)

Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul, by Melodie Beattie (January)

Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George (April)

Kristy’s Great Idea: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitter’s Club Graphix #1), by Anne M. Martin and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (October)

The Last Anniversary, by Liane Moriarty (June)

Life on the Ramona Coaster, by Ramona Singer (July)

Lovable Livable Home: How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You, by John and Sherry Petersik (October)

Love and Other Alien Experiences, by Kerry Winfrey (November)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews (June)

Mequilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier, by Jan Bruce, Andrew Shatte, and Adam Perlman (March)

Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant (March)

Modern Log Cabin Quilting, by Susan Beal (June)

Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg (July)

A Month of Sundays, by Cheryl Arkison (January)

My Salinger Year, by Joanna Rakoff (August)

The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful, by Myquillyn Smith (September)

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (September)

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao (November)

Pen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them, by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton (July)

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline (October)

My Real Children, by Jo Walton (May)

Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson (June)

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry (January)

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, by Alice and Martin Provensen (March)

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi (October)

Pixel Play, by Emily Cier (January)

Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale (August)

P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han (October)

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson (November)

The Royal We, by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (October)

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life, by Lois Ehlert (December)

Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan (April)

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick (April)

The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton (December)

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman (May)

The Silkworm, by Robert Gilbraith (June)

Sorcery and Cecelia, by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevemer (September)

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (July)

Stress-Proof Your Life, by Elisabeth Wilson (April)

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (October)

Three Wishes, by Liane Moriarty (October)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan (July)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han (February)

Twelve Recipes, by Cal Peternell (May)

The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg (January)

Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love,by Blair Stocker (October)

The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins (May)

The Wonderful Things You Will Be, written and illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin (December)

2016 (68 total)

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, written and illustrated by Dan Santat (October)

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, by Jennifer Senior (November)

Anne’s House of Dreams (#5), by L.M. Montgomery (November)

Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (August)

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, by Cary Elwes and Joe Laden (August)

Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley (July)

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath (May)

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes, by Shauna Niequist (July)

My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan #1), by Elena Ferrante (January)

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman (March)

Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3), by Robert Gilbraith (January)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (February)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3), by Marissa Meyer (March)

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander (May)

The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (December)

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson (December)

Dry, by Augusten Burroughs (February)

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong – And What You Really Need to Know, by Emily Oster (January)

Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5), by Marissa Meyer (April)

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall  (January)

Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World, by Anthony Doerr (June)

George, by Alex Gino (September)

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick (February)

Green Smoothies: Recipes for Smoothies, Juices, Nut Milks, and Tonics to Detox, Lose Weight, and Promote Whole-Body Health, by Fern Green (January)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, Special Rehearsal Edition Script, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (August)

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, by J.K. Rowling (October)

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance (November)

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, by Sally Mann  (February)

Holes, by Louis Sachar (April)

I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage, by Mary-Ann Kirby (May)

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, by Maja Safstrom (April)

In Real Life, written by Cory Doctorow and illustrated by Jen Wang (September)

It Was Me All Along: A Memoir, by Andie Mitchell (March)

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas, by Stephanie Barron (December)

The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living, edited by Nathan Williams (January)

The Lake House, by Kate Morton (February)

The Last Boy and Girl in the World, by Siobhan Vivian (June)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson (February)

The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name, written by David Cadji-Newby and illustrated by Pedro Serapicos (December)

Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy, written and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Brooke A. Allen (September)

Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max, written and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Brooke A. Allen (September)

The Magnolia Story, by Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino (December)

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been, by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp (January)

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me, by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp (January)

The Marvels, by Brian Selznick (February)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson (April)

The One-in-a-Million Boy, by Monica Wood (December)

Operating Instructions, by Anne Lamott (July)

Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse (June)

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids, by Asha Dornfest (April)

Re-Zoom, by Istvan Banyai (February)

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2), by Marissa Meyer (March)

The Search for Delicious, by Natalie Babbitt (January)

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, by J.K. Rowling (October)

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists, by J.K. Rowling (October)

Smile, by Raina Telgemeir (September)

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins (September)

The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin (October)

Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler (October)

This is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (August)

Truly, Madly, Guilty, by Liane Moriarty (September)

Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, by Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Wittier (January)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel (October)

Where’d You Go Bernadette?, By Maria Semple (April)

Where’s My Nose?, written by Susan Ring and illustrated by Stephanie Peterson (December)

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (January)

You Learn by Living, by Eleanor Roosevelt (October)

 Zoom, by Istvan Banyai (February)


ABCs of the Web: An Alphabet Primer for Young Developers in Training, written by John C. Vanden-Heuvel Sr. and Dr Andrey Ostrovsky MD, illustrated by Tom Holmes (March)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, by Sherman Alexie (February)

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3), by Jenny Han (May)

The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook: 130 Recipes That Will Help Your Baby Learn to Eat Solid Foods – and That the Whole Family Will Enjoy, by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett (May)

Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater, by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett (May)

Color Farm, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (July)

Color Zoo, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert (July)

Corduroy’s Shapes, written by MaryJo Scott and illustrated by Lisa McCue (January)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2), by Sarah J. Maas (April)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1), by Sarah J. Maas (March)

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple (June)

Ghost World, by Daniel Clowes (February)

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer (March)

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer, by Harvey Karp (January)

Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants, by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis (March)

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (July)

The Hypnotist’s Love Story, by Liane Moriarty (January)

I Love My Daddy Because…, written by Laurel Porter Gaylord and illustrated by Ashley Wolff (March)

I Love You, Spot, written and illustrated by Eric Hill (May)

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1), by Tana French (January)

Kindred Spirits, by Rainbow Rowell (May)

Let’s Count!: A First Book of Numbers, illustrated by Dave Aikins (April)

The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2), by Tana French (February)

Little Bitty Friends, written by Elizabeth McPike and illustrated by Patrice Barton (June)

The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apples-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking, by Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews (April)

Mama, Do You Love Me?, written by Barbara M. Joosse, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee (July)

March, by Geraldine Brooks (July)

Mom Crafts: DIY Crafts for the Expectant Mom, by Lark Crafts (July)

MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend, by Rachel Bertsche (July)

The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah (June)

Night-Night Forest Friends, written and illustrated by Annie Bach (January)

No Scrap Left Behind: 16 Quilt Projects that Celebrate Scraps of All Sizes, by Amanda Jean Nyberg (May)

Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen, by Sam Kalda (July)

Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World for Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles, by Julia L. Kay (April)

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester (February)

Sleeping Giants (The Themis Files #1), by Sylvain Neuvel (April)

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, Richard Ferber, MD (May)

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson (June)

Talking as Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything in Between), by Lauren Graham (May)

The Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics of Today’s Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America Eats, by Damian Mogavera (March)

When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon (June)

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead (May)

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House, by Alyssa Mastromonaco (July)

Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4), by Marissa Meyer (June)

Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours: Patterns and Inspiration to Stamp, Stencil, and Customize Your Stuff, by Christine Schmidt (April)

You DON’T Want a Unicorn, written by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Liz Climo (June)

You’ll Grow Out of It, by Jessi Klein (January)

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada, by Jimmy Fallon and illustrated by Miguel Ordonez (June)

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