Reading List

I am a reader from way back when. I used to stumble out of the library every week under a huge armload of books. During the summer, I could easily rip through about 4-5 books per week. So, I thought I would share with you my list of great reads. I'm hoping to add some more of the classics to the classics on this list. I downloaded them all (the classics, not the whole list) for free on my Kindle, but usually I can't get past the language. I like the new style of books by fellow women writers and that is a style I can understand.

So, here you go. Put some on your Christmas list. If you have a Kindle, I believe they now have gifting.

Stephen King:

The Stand
The Shining
The Shawshank Redemption
The Long Walk
The Dark Tower Series (1-7)
The Dead Zone
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
On Writing (the best book I've ever read about how to write)
The Eyes of the Dragon
Duma Key
Lisey's Story
Salem's Lot
Under the Dome
UR (for the Kindle)
Mile 81 (for the Kindle)
The Mist
The Green Mile
Bag of Bones
Delores Claiborne
Rose Madder
Everything's Eventual

Emily Giffin:

Something Borrowed
Something Blue
Baby Proof
Heart of the Matter

Jodi Picoult:

House Rules
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
Plain Truth
Keeping Faith
Change of Heart
Harvesting the Heart
Perfect Match
The Tenth Circle
Vanishing Act
My Sister's Keeper
Picture Perfect
Salem Falls
Second Glance

Nicholas Sparks:

Safe Haven 
The Notebook
Dear John
The Wedding

Torey Hayden:

Beautiful Child
Twilight Children
Murphy's Boy
The Tiger's Child
One Child
Somebody Else's Kids
Just Another Kid 

The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom
Iron House - John Hart
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
Room - Emma Donoghue
A Dog's Purpose - W. Bruce Cameron
On Agate Hill - Lee Smith
Marley and Me - John Grogan
Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
World Without End - Ken Follett
Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
Can You Keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
Aspect of Crow series - Jeri Smith-Redy
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller
Girl Interrupted - Susannah Kaysen
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
The Firm - John Grisham
The Confession - John Grisham
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
The Jester - James Patterson
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
Forever - Pete Hammill
The Perfect Storm - Sebastion Junger
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
An Unquiet Mind - Kay Jamison
His Bright Light - Danielle Steele
Down Came the Rain - Brooke Shields
A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer
The Lost Boy - Dave Pelzer
A Man Named Dave - Dave Pelzer
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
One More Day - Mitch Albom
Clan of the Cave Bear series - Jean Auel
Call Down the Stars trilogy - Sue Harrison
The Storyteller trilogy - Sue Harrison
Dry - Augusten Burroughs
Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
Madness - Marya Hornbacher
The Red Tent - Anita Diamont
My Heart Remembers - Kim Vogel Sawyer
The Mill River Recluse - Darcie Chan
Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl - Susan McCorkindale
500 Acres and Noplace to Hide - Susan McCorkindale
It's Hard not to Hate You - Valerie Frankel
A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard
A Friend Like Henry - Nuala Gardner
Thinking in Pictures - Temple Grandin
Emergence Labeled Autism - Temple Grandin
The Way I See It - Temple Grandin
The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
How to Be Sick - Toni Bernhard
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The World According to Garp - John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Lit - Mary Karr
Prozac Nation - Elizabeth Wurtzel
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Becoming Anna - Anna J. Michener
Smashed - Koren Zailckas
A Fractured Mind - Robert B. Oxnam
Angelhead: My Brother's Descent Into Madness - Greg Bottoms
Why We Suck - Denis Leary
Always Looking Up - Michael J. Fox
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

Justin's Picks:

Last of the Mohicans
The Killer Angels (all Jeff Shaara books)
Band of Brothers
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
Black Hawk Down
Lord of the Rings
The Dark Tower series
A Christmas Carol
Skipping Christmas
The Stand

*Italics overlap my choices