books and other shenanigans

Let me tell you a short story about myself.

When I was a kid (elementary days), one of my hobbies is reading encyclopedias and Nancy Drew books. I rarely get to do the latter, though, because the collection was my cousin’s and, well, it’s in their house.

Anyway, it wasn’t until I was in high school when I realized that reading novels was actually fun and that I should probably do it more often. So, almost every single day during our lunch breaks, I hike up to our school library and read books.

I honestly no longer remember most of what I read on there but I remember having so much fun while reading.

My relationship with books, though, is an on-and-off one. There are instances when I’d stop reading for months (even years) and when I find that itch again, I’d find myself reading non-stop again for years. This is why despite loving books for about two decades, I’ve only read a few.

I want that to change and I’ve set my life goal to 1000 books. So far, I’ve read 180 and while that’s not a bad amount, I want to devour more. That said, here’s a list of books that I’ve already read, divided according to the author, arranged alphabetically. Some of them would be linked back to a review or feature.

I’m hoping that before my time comes (ha, how morbid), I get to fulfill this goal. Cross your fingers with me.


A-I

A

ALBERTALLI, BECKY
Simonverse
• Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (1)
• The Upside of Unrequited (2)

Creekwood
• Leah on the Offbeat (2)

ALBOM, MITCH
• The Five People You Meet in Heaven
• Tuesdays with Morrie

ALSAID, ADI
• Let’s Get Lost

ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE
• Speak

ARMENTROUT, JENNIFER L.
• Don’t Look Back
• The Dead List

ASHER, JAY
• Thirteen Reasons Why
• The Future of Us

ATTAR, LEYLAH
• Paper Swan

AUSTEN, JANE
• Pride and Prejudice

B

BARCLAY, LINWOOD
• Too Close to Home

No Time for Goodbye
• No Time for Goodbye (1)

BARNES, JENNIFER LYNN
The Naturals
The Naturals (1)
Killer Instinct (2)
All In (3)
Bad Blood (4)

BENNETT, JENN
• Alex, Approximately
• Serious Moonlight
• Starry Eyes
• The Anatomical Shape of A Heart

BRASHARES, ANN
Sisterhood
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1)

BRAYDEN, MELISSA
• Waiting in the Wings

BROWN, JENNIFER
• Hate List

BROWN, SANDRA
• The Alibi

BURKE, ALAFAIR
• The Wife
• The Ex

BUXBAUM, JULIE
• Hope and Other Punch Lines
• Tell Me Three Things
• What to Say Next

C

CARLINO, RENEE
• Before We Were Strangers

CASTLE, JENNIFER
• Together at Midnight

CHBOSKY, STEPHEN
• The Perks of Being A Wallflower

COBEN, HARLAN
• Tell No One

COELHO, PAULO
• Eleven Minutes
• Veronika Decides to Die
• The Alchemist

COHN, RACHEL
• Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List

Dash & Lily’s
• Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (1)

COOK, THOMAS
• The Cloud of Unknowing

CRONN-MILLS, KIRSTIN
• Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

D

DEAVER, JULIE REECE
• The Night I Disappeared

DELLAIRA, AVA
• Love Letters to the Dead

DOWNHAM, JENNY
• Before I Die

DUGONI, ROBERT
Tracy Crosswhite
• My Sister’s Grave (1)

E

ELSTON, ASHLEY
• This is Our Story

EZELL, HEATHER
• Nothing Left to Burn

F

FLYNN, GILLIAN
• Sharp Objects
• Dark Places

FORD, MICHAEL THOMAS
• Suicide Notes

FRANK, ANNE
• The Diary of A Young Girl

G

GANGCUANGO, LOUIE MAR A.
• Orosa-Nakpil Malate

GERBER, LINDA
• Trance

GRAHAM, LAUREN
• Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

GREEN, JOHN
• An Abundance of Katherines
• Looking for Alaska
• Paper Towns
• The Fault in Our Stars
Turtles All the Way Down
• Will Grayson, Will Grayson

H

HALL, LISA
• Between You And Me

HAN, JENNY
Burn for Burn
• Burn for Burn (1)
• Fire with Fire (2)
• Ashes to Ashes (3)

To All the Boys
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (1)
P.S. I Still Love You (2)
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (3)

HARTZLER, AARON
• What We Saw

HENRY, APRIL
• The Girl I Used to Be

HENRY, EMILY
• The Love that Split the World

HINTON, S.E.
The Outsiders

HODGSON BURNETT, FRANCES
• The Secret Garden

HODKIN, MICHELLE
Mara Dyer
• The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (1)
• The Evolution of Mara Dyer (2)
• The Retribution of Mara Dyer (3)

HOOVER, COLLEEN
• All Your Perfects
• Confess
• It Ends With Us
• Regretting You
• Too Late
• Ugly Love
Verity
Without Merit

Hopeless
• Hopeless (1)
• Losing Hope (2) DNF
• Finding Cinderella (2.5)
• Finding Perfect (2.6)

Maybe
• Maybe Someday (1)
• Maybe Not (1.5)

Never Never
Never Never: Part 1
Never Never: Part 2
Never Never: Part 3

Slammed
• Slammed (1)
• Point of Retreat (2)
• This Girl (3)

HYDE, CATHERINE RYAN
• The Day I Killed James
• The Year of My Miraculous Reapperance

J-R

J

JEWELL, LISA
Then She Was Gone

JOHNSON, ABIGAIL
• Every Other Weekend

JOHNSON, MAUREEN
Truly Devious
• Truly Devious (1)
• The Vanishing Stair (2)
• The Hand on the Wall (3)

JONES, CAROL
• The Losers’ Club

K

KENWOOD, NINA
• It Sounded Better in My Head

KINNEY, JEFF
Wimpy Kid
• Diary of A Wimpy Kid (1)

L

LAUREN, CHRISTINA
• Autoboyography

LEVITHAN, DAVID
Every Day
• Every Day (1)
• Another Day (2)

LOCKHART, E.
• We Were Liars

LOUTZENHISER, KATY
If You’re Out There

LUTZ, LISA
• The Passenger

M

MATSON, MORGAN
• Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
• Save the Date
• Second Chance Summer
• Since You’ve Been Gone
• The Unexpected Everything

MCCAHAN, ERIC
• Love and Other Foreign Words

MCMANUS, KAREN M.
• Two Can Keep A Secret

One of Us is Lying
• One of Us is Lying (1)
• One of Us is Next (2)

MCNAUGHT, JUDITH
Westmoreland
• Whitney, My Love (2)
• Until You (3)

MEJIA, MINDY
Everything You Want Me to Be

MEYER, STEPHENIE
Twilight
• Twilight (1)
• New Moon (2)
• Eclipse (3)
• Breaking Dawn (4)

MILLS, EMMA
• Foolish Hearts
• Famous in A Small Town
• First & Then
• Lucky Caller
• This Adventure Ends

MORGAN, SARAH
From Manhattan with Love
• Midnight at Tiffany’s (0.5)
• Sleepless in Manhattan (1)

MURAKAMI, HARUKI
• Norwegian Wood

N

NELSON, JANDY
• I’ll Give You the Sun

NG, CELESTE
• Everything I Never Told You

NIJKAMP, MARIEKE
• This is Where it Ends

NIVEN, JENNIFER
• All the Bright Places

O

OLIVER, LAUREN
• Before I Fall

ONG, BOB
• ABNKKBSNPLAKo?!
• Alamat ng Gubat
• Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan
• Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas
• Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino?
• Kapitan Sino
• Macarthur
• Stainless Longganisa

P

PALACIO, R.J.
Wonder
Wonder (1)
• The Julian Chapter (1.5)

PALAHNIUK, CHUCK
• Invisible Monsters Remix
• Rant

PARIS, B.A.
• Behind Closed Doors

PELZER, DAVE
Dave Pelzer
• A Child Called “It” (1)
• The Lost Boy (2)
• A Man Named Dave (3)

R

RANULFO
• Joker

REYNOLDS, JUSTIN A.
• Opposite of Always

ROWELL, RAINBOW
• Attachments
• Eleanor & Park
• Landline

RUSSO, MEREDITH
• If I Was Your Girl

RYAN, SHARI J.
• A Heart of Time

S-Z

S

SÁENZ, BENJAMIN ALIRE
Aristotle and Dante
• Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (1)

SALES, LEILA
• This Song Will Save Your Life

SALINGER, J.D.
• The Catcher in the Rye

SEGAL, ERICH
Love Story
• Love Story (1)
• Oliver’s Story (2)

SILVER, ADAM
• More Happy than Not
They Both Die at the End

SMITH, JENNIFER E.
This is What Happy Looks Like
• This is What Happy Looks Like (1)

SPARKS, NICHOLAS
• A Walk to Remember

SPINELLI, JERRY
Stargirl
• Stargirl (1)

STEEL, DANIELLE
• Lone Eagle

STRASSER, TODD
Thrillogy
• Wish You Were Dead (1)

STROUT, ELIZABETH
• Amy and Isabelle

SUMMERS, COURTNEY
Sadie

T

TASHJIAN, JANET
• Fault Line

THOMAS, ANGIE
• The Hate U Give

THOMAS, KARA
• Little Monsters
• The Cheerleaders

THOMAS, LEAH
Because You’ll Never Meet Me
• Because You’ll Never Meet Me (1)

TOLER, B.N.
• Desperately Seeking Epic

TORRE, ALESSANDRA
The Ghostwriter

W

WARGA, JASMINE
• My Heart and Other Blackholes

WATSON, S.J.
• Before I Go to Sleep

WERLIN, NANCY
• The Killer’s Cousin

WEST, KASIE
• By Your Side
• Listen to Your Heart
• Lucky in Love
• On the Fence
• P.S. I Like You
• The Distance Between Us
• The Fill-In Boyfriend

Love, Life, and the List
• Love, Life, and the List (1)
• Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (2)
• Moment of Truth (3)

Y

YOON, NICOLA
Everything, Everything
• The Sun is Also A Star

Z

ZAPPIA, FRANCESCA
• Eliza and Her Monsters


CURRENT COUNT: 202 / 1000

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