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Reading List

I love to read. Now that fall is here and it’s cooler outside, I love sitting on the deck with a cup of tea reading a good book. I also read almost every night before bed. My husband gave me a kindle for Christmas last year and it’s been the most used gift I have ever received. However, I’ve also re-discovered the library and Lexington has an awesome network of libraries. We’ve been visiting the library every couple of weeks or so. I could spend hours in there. I absolutely love it!  Also, I’ve found booklending.com to be an excellent resource for getting kindle books.

Because I can’t seem to read everything I want to read before I forget what I wanted to read, I’m starting a list here.  Please feel free to suggest books. I enjoy many different types of books but especially enjoy non-fiction, mystery and suspense, and science books.

Books that I want to read (in no specific order):

1. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (finished- borrowed from Lexington Public Library)

2.  Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol

3. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

4. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

6. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

8. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins

9. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

10. Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened by Torey L. Hayden (finished – borrowed from Lexington Public Library)

11. Ghost Girl: The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her by Torey Hayden

12. Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

13. One Child by Torey L. Hayden

14. Somebody Else’s Kids by Torey L. Hayden

15. The Tiger’s Child by Torey Hayden

16. Silent Boy: He Was a Frightened Boy Who Refused to Speak- Until a Teacher’s Love Broke Through the Silence by Torey L. Hayden

17. Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass

18. Empty Chairs by Stacey Danson – (in cue – $0.99 for kindle on Amazon)

19. Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale by Dan Dye (borrow request submitted on booklending.com)

20. A  Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

21. The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay

22. The Lighter Side of Large by Becky Siame

23. Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do by Gabriel Thompson 

24. Beyond Justice by Joshua Graham (borrow request submitted on booklending.com)

25. The Confession: A Novel by John Grisham

26. A Painted House by John Grisham

27.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson

28. The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

29. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest  by Stieg Larsson

29. The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles) by Mary E. Pearson

30. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles  (borrow request submitted on booklending.com)

31. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson

32.  The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (finished – borrowed from Lexington Public Library)

33. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare

34. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work by Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare

35. And Then There Was One by Patricia Gussin

36. Twisted Justice by Patricia Gussin

37. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James

38. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James

 40. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

41. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis

42. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

43. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

44. The Odds by Amy Kinzer (borrow request submitted on booklending.com)

45. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

46. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

47. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie