It’s fun to see what our friends are reading. Despite my reluctance to do “what everyone else is doing” (somehow, I have a deep-seated desire to avoid what’s popular, even when there’s nothing wrong with it), here’s a list of what I read last year (more or less; I don’t keep close track of it). Maybe it won’t seem like I’m following the trend if I do this early enough in December. Ha!

If I reviewed a book, I’ve included a link to my review on


I’m sure there must be others on this list… but then again, I think this is the most I’ve read in a year ever since I had my oldest child!

  • Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown (one of my new favorites!!!) – review
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner – couldn’t finish it; watched the movie instead
  • Romeo’s Rules by James Scott Bell – review
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – review
  • Dead Things by L.T. Kodzo – review
  • Mariah’s Dream by Grace Bridges
  • The Sekhmet Bed (The She-King #1) by Libbie Hawker
  • Hidden in Sealskin (White Changeling Book 1) by Thea van Diepen (so fun!) – review
  • The Ghost Box by Mike Duran
  • Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle #1) by Rachel A. Marks
  • Dragon Badge (Lost Dragonslayer) by Scott Moon – review
  • Divergent / Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Kid’s Fiction

I often pre-read books that I think my kids might like or read aloud to them.

  • The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence (Zodiac #1) by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, Andie Tong – review
  • Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind by Gary Ross, Matthew Myers (Illustrations) – review
  • The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby
  • Quest (Journey Trilogy #2) by Aaron Becker – review
  • Masterminds (Masterminds #1) by Gordon Korman – review


  • Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story by James Scott Bell – review
  • VOICE: The Secret Power of Great Writing by James Scott Bell – review
  • Transform Your Habits by James Clear – review

Planning to Read in 2016 / Currently Reading

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There are a BUNCH of others, but it’s really too much to list here.


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