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Sorted by author’s last name. Ratings out of 10.
By year read: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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Ratings Guide

Belinda Acosta – Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz (final thoughts 7.75)
Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Richard Adams – Watership Down (final thoughts 6)
Cecelia Ahern – P.S. I Love You (final thoughts 7)
Cecelia Ahern – The Book of Tomorrow (thoughts 8)
Cecelia Ahern – The Gift (final thoughts 6.5)
Mitch Albom – The Five People You Meet In Heaven (final thoughts 6.5)
Sarah Addison Allen – Garden Spells (final thoughts 8.5)
Gigi Amateau – Come August, Come Freedom
Jane Austen – Persuasion (thoughts 8)
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice (final thoughts 9)

Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo – Siege and Storm
Peter S Beagle – Sleight of Hand
Peter S Beagle – The Last Unicorn (thoughts 10)
Aimee Bender – The Third Elevator (final thoughts 9)
Ilsa J. Bick – Ashes
Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier – Zombies vs Unicorns (thoughts 7)
Sarah Blake – The Postmistress (thoughts 6.5)
Libba Bray – Beauty Queens (thoughts 7)
Kate Brian – Ex-mas (final thoughts 7.5)
Marilyn Brant – According to Jane (final thoughts 8)
Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (final thoughts 9.5)
Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights
Frances Hodgson Burnett –  A Little Princess (thoughts 10 ) (reread)
Julie Buxbaum – After You (thoughts 8)

Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (thoughts 9)
Meg Cabot – Princess in the Spotlight (thoughts 7)
Meg Cabot – Princess in Love (thoughts)
Meg Cabot – Princess in Waiting
Truman Capote – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (final thoughts 9)
Lewis Carroll, Illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (thoughts 8)
Richard Castle – Heat Wave (final thoughts 7)
Richard Castle – Naked Heat
Gary Chapman – The Five Love Languages (final thoughts 9)
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Agatha Christie – One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (final thoughts 8)
Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (thoughts 9)
Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
PJ Sarah Collins – What Happened to Serenity? (thoughts 7)
Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games (Hunger Games) (final thoughts 9.5)
Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire (Hunger Games) (final thoughts 8.5)
Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay (Hunger Games) (final thoughts 7.5)
Michael Crichton – Pirate Latitudes (final thoughts 7.25)
Cath Crowley – Graffiti Moon

Lisa Dale – It Happened One Night (final thoughts 6)
Sandra Dallas – Prayers For Sale (final thoughts 8.75)
Maureen Daly – Seventeenth Summer (final thoughts 7.8)
Osamu Dazai – Blue Bamboo
Melissa de la Cruz – The Witches of East End (thoughts 6)
Holly Denham – Holly’s Inbox (final thoughts 8.5)
Holly Denman – Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City (final thoughts 7)
Sarah Dessen – Someone Like You (thoughts 6.5)
Lauren DeStefano – Wither (thoughts 7)
Kate DiCamillo – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (thoughts 8)
Miranda Dickinson – Welcome To My World (thoughts 6)
Charles Dickons – A Christmas Carol (final thoughts 9) (reread)
Heather Dixon – Entwined
Larry Doyle – I Love You, Beth Cooper
Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca (final thoughts 9)

Isabel Edwards – Ruffles on my Longjohns (thoughts 7)
Michael Ende – The Neverending Story (final thoughts 7)
Janet Evanovich – Hot Six (Stephanie Plum) (final thoughts 8)
Janet Evanovich – Seven Up (Stephanie Plum) (final thoughts 7.25)
Janet Evanovich – Hard Eight (final thoughts 7)
Janet Evanovich – Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum) (final thoughts 7.5)
Janet Evanovich – To The Nines (Stephanie Plum) (final thoughts 7.5)
Janet Evanovich – Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum) (thoughts 8)

Siobhan Fallon – You Know When The Men Are Gone (thoughts 8)
Katie Fforde – Love Letters
Katie Fforde – Wedding Season (thoughts 6.5)
Alex Flinn – Beastly (final thoughts 8.5)
Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (thoughts 9)
Andrew Fukuda – The Hunt

Diana Gabaldon – Outlander (Outlander) (final thoughts 7.75)
Melanie Gideon – Wife 22
Emily Giffin – Something Borrowed (thoughts 9)
Daisy Goodwin – The American Heiress (thoughts 7)
John Green – An Abundance of Katherines (final thoughts 7)
John Green – Looking For Alaska (final thoughts 8)
John Green – Paper Towns (final thoughts reread 9)
John Green – The Fault in our Stars (reread)
John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle – Let It Snow (thoughts 7.5)
John Green & David Levithan – Will Grayson Will Grayson (thoughts 8)

Shannon Hale – Austenland (final thoughts 7.5)
Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian – Burn For Burn
Helene Hanff – 84, Charing Cross Road (final thoughts 9)
Kristin Hannah – Firefly Lane (thoughts 7)
Kristin Harmel – Italian for Beginners (final thoughts 6.5)
Charlaine Harris – Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries) (final thoughts 7.8)
Kate Harrison – The Secret Shopper’s Revenge (final thoughts 7)
Sarah N. Harvey – The Lit Report (final thoughts 7)
Georgette Heyer – Faro’s Daughter (thoughts 8)
Georgette Heyer – Powder and Patch
Melissa Hill – Before I Forget (final thoughts 8.75)
Melissa Hill – The Last To Know (thoughts 8.5)
Melissa Hill – Please Forgive Me
Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner (final thoughts 9)

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go (final thoughts 8.5)

Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived In The Castle (final thoughts 8)
Denise Jaden – Losing Faith (thoughts 7.5)
Syrie James – The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (thoughts 7.5)
Heidi Janz – Sparrows on Wheels (thoughts)
Maureen Johnson – 13 Little Blue Envelopes (thoughts 7)
Maureen Johnson – The Last Little Blue Envelope
Maureen Johnson – The Name of the Star (thoughts 8.5) (audio reread)
Maureen Johnson – The Madness Underneath
Diana Wynne Jones – Howl’s Moving Castle

Susan Kandel – I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Cece Caruso Mystery) (final thoughts 6)
Lauren Kate – Fallen (final thoughts 6)
Kathleen Kent – The Heretic’s Daughter (final thoughts 7)
Marian Keyes – Angels (final thoughts 7.5)
Marian Keyes – Anybody Out There?
Marian Keyes – Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (final thoughts 6)
Marian Keyes – Rachel’s Holiday (final thoughts 8)
Marian Keyes – The Brightest Star in the Sky (thoughts 8)
Marian Keyes – This Charming Man (final thoughts 8)
Barbara Kingsolver – Prodigal Summer
Sophie Kinsella – I’ve Got Your Number
Sophie Kinsella – Mini Shopaholic (thoughts 7.5)
Sophie Kinsella – Twenties Girl (final thoughts 8)
Lucy Knesley – French Milk (thoughts 7)
Elizabeth Kostova – The Historian (final thoughts 8.5)

Nina LaCour – The Disenchantments
Marghanita Laski – Little Boy Lost (thoughts 8.5)
Madeleine L’Engle – A Wrinkle in Time (thoughts)
Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted (thoughts 8)
C.S. Lewis – The Magician’s Nephew
C.S. Lewis – The Hose and His Boy
C.S. Lewis – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
April Lindner – Jane (final thoughts 8)
E. Lockhart – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Debbie Macomber – When Christmas Comes (final thoughts 7.75)
Melina Marchetta – Jellicoe Road (thoughts)
Isaac Marion – Warm Bodies
Ann M. Martin – The Truth About Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club) (final thoughts 7)
Joyce Maynard – Labour Day (final thoughts 8)
Katarina Mazetti – Benny & Shrimp (final thoughts 8)
Lish McBride – Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (thoughts 8)
Megan McCafferty – Sloppy Firsts (thoughts 7)
Megan McCafferty – Second Helpings (thoughts 9)
Marissa Meyer – Cinder
Marissa Meyer – Scarlet
L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables
Kate Morton – The Forgotten Garden (thoughts 8)
Jojo Moyes – Me Before You
Mike Mullen – Ashfall

Laurel Ann Nattress – Jane Austen Made Me Do It
Jandy Nelson – The Sky is Everywhere (thoughts)
Patrick Ness – The Knife of Never Letting Go (final thoughts 9)
Patrick Ness – The Ask and the Answer (final thoughts 8.5)
Patrick Ness – Monsters of Men (final thoughts 9.5)
Patrick Ness – The New World (final thoughts 8)
Oliver Neubert – Chantel’s Quest for the Enchanted Medallion (final thoughts 7)
David Nicholls – One Day (final thoughts 7)
Alyson Noël – Evermore (The Immortals) (final thoughts 7.8)

Scott O’Dell – Island of the Blue Dolphins (thoughts 8.5)
Maggie O’Farrell – The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Yoko Ogawa – The Housekeeper and the Professor thoughts 8)
Daniel O’Malley – The Rook
Heather O’Neill – Lullabies For Little Criminals (dnf)
George Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four (final thoughts 8)

Mary E. Pearson – The Adoration of Jenna Fox (final thoughts 8)
Stephanie Perkins – Anna and the French Kiss (final thoughts 9)
Stephanie Perkins – Lola & the Boy Next Door (thoughts 8)
Diana Peterfreund – For Darkness Shows the Stars
Diana Peterfreund – Rampant (final thoughts 8)
Diana Peterfreund – Ascendant (final thoughts 7.5)
Susan Beth Pfeffer – Life As We Knew It (final thoughts 9)
Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper (final thoughts 8.3)
Annabel Pitcher – My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece
Lynn Povich – The Good Girls Revolt
Philip Pullman – The Ruby in the Smoke (thoughts 5)

Leila Rasheed – Cinders & Sapphires
Philip Reeve –Mortal Engines (thoughts 7.5)
Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (thoughts 7.5)
Laurie Viera Rigler – Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict (final thoughts 7.75)
Sheila Roberts – On Strike for Christmas (final thoughts 7)
Marilynne Robinson – Gilead
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter) (reread)
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter) (reread)
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter) (reread)
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(Harry Potter) (reread)
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter) (reread)
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Harry Potter) (reread)
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter) (reread)

Daria Salamon – The Prairie Bridesmaid (final thoughts 4.5)
Sydney Salter – Swoon At Your Own Risk (thoughts 5)
Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones (final thoughts 8)
Ruta Sepetys – Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys – Out of the Easy
Rebecca Serle – When You Were Mine
Diane Setterfield – The Thirteenth Tale (final thoughts 8.5)
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (final thoughts 9)
Darren Shan – Zom-B
Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars) (final thoughts 8)
Sara Shepard – Flawless (Pretty Little Liars) (final thoughts 7.5)
Sara Shepard – Perfect (thoughts)
Courtney E. Smith – Record Collecting for Girls
Alexander McCall Smith – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Dodie Smith – I Capture The Castle
Jennifer E. Smith – This Is What Happy Looks Like
Lee Smith – On Agate Hill (final thoughts 7.5)
M. L. Stedman – The Light Between Oceans
Robert Louis Stevenson – Treasure Island
Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater – The Scorpio Races (thoughts 7.5)
Kathryn Stockett – The Help (Guest Post 8.75)
Francisco X. Stork – Marcelo in the Real World (final thoughts 6)
Sarah Strohmeyer – The Sleeping Beauty Proposal

Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke & Bone (thoughts 7.5)
Laidi Taylor – Days of Blood and Starlight
Miriam Toews – A Complicated Kindness (final thoughts 8.7)
Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina (final thoughts 7)
Adriana Trigiani – Very Valentine (final thoughts 7.5)
Adriana Trigiani – Brava, Valentine
Terry Trueman – Stuck in Neutral (thoughts 8)
Max Turner – Night Runner (final thoughts 7)
Anne Tyler – Digging To America

Simon Van Booy – Everything Beautiful Began After (thoughts 9) (reread)
Simon Van Booy – Love Begins in Winter
Simon Van Booy – The Secret Lives of People in Love (thoughts 9)
Various – What You Wish For: Stories & Poems for Darfur (thoughts)

Teddy Wayne – The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Jean Webster – Daddy-Long-Legs (final thoughts 8)
Elizabeth Wein – Code Name Verity
Jennifer Weiner – Good in Bed
Jennifer Weiner – In Her Shoes (final thoughts 7)
Scott Westerfeld – Uglies (final thoughts 7.5)
Scott Westerfeld – Pretties (final thoughts 7.5)
Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence (thoughts 9)
Edith Wharton – The House of Mirth
Joss Whedon – Those Left Behind (Serenity) (final thoughts 7)
Madeleine Wickham – Sleeping Arrangements (thoughts 6)
Jacqueline Winspear – Among The Mad (thoughts 7)
Benjamin Wood – The Bellwether Revivals

Ch’oe Yun – There a Petal Silently Falls (final thoughts 9)

Carlos Ruiz Zafón – The Shadow of the Wind by (thoughts 8)
Sara Zarr – How To Save A Life (thoughts 8.75)
Sara Zarr – Once Was Lost (final thoughts reread 9)
Markus Zusak – The Book Thief (final thoughts 10)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. thatgirlwhit permalink
    September 30, 2011 11:57 am

    i love this list! i’m always looking for a new good read.

  2. December 27, 2011 10:10 pm

    Wow, sweet. Keep going!

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