#96: Becky – Read 100 Books

This is my second year setting my sights on reading 100 books, and I’ve discovered that it’s too many.

This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list.

Given the unforeseen circumstances this year has provided, it was extremely difficult to finish this challenge. In addition to being really ambitious, it turns out that reading this many books means I don’t consume stories in other ways – I don’t read magazines or blogs or listen to podcasts as much as I’d like, because I have to be reading books. Don’t expect this to show up on the 2017 list.


But I did finish! In case you’re curious, here are the books I listened to or read this year (some of them are audio books):

  1. The 5th Wave, Rick Yancy
  2. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food & Longing, Anya von Bremzen
  3. The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs
  4. The Good Mother Myth, Avital Norman Nathman
  5. Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl: A Memoir, Susan McCorkindale
  6. My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem
  7. Troubled Waters, Sharon Shinn
  8. Garlic & Sapphires, Ruth Reichl
  9. A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler
  10. Royal Airs, Sharon Shinn
  11. Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, Nick Offerman
  12. Understood Betsy, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  13. The Guinea Pig Diaries, A.J. Jacobs
  14. Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster
  15. Here is New York, E.B. White
  16. Wildflower, Drew Barrymore
  17. Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse, Alida Nugent
  18. Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, Patricia Volk
  19. Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back, Shel Silverstein
  20. The Housemaid’s Daughter, Barbara Mutch
  21. The Martian, Andy Weir
  22. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  23. Because I Said So!, Ken Jennings
  24. Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China, Jen Lin-Liu
  25. Things I Want to Punch in the Face, Jennifer Worick
  26. Revenge of the Lawn, Richard Brautigan
  27. Drop Dead Healthy, A.J. Jacobs
  28. Happily Ali After, Ali Wentworth
  29. Homer Price, Robert McCloskey
  30. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein
  31. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
  32. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
  33. Hector and the Search for Happiness, Francois Lelord
  34. Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!, Stephen Manes
  35. The Year of Miss Agnes, Kirkpatrick Hill
  36. Wingman, Daniel Pinkwater
  37. Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Leanne Shapton
  38. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris
  39. Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  40. The Bedwetter, Sarah Silverman
  41. Kindred Souls, Patricia MacLachlan
  42. Navel Gazing, Michael Ian Black
  43. Miss Fortune, Lauren Weedman
  44. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
  45. Bright Lights, Big Ass, Jen Lancaster
  46. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast
  47. You’re Not Doing it Right, Michael Ian Black
  48. Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl, Debra Ollivier
  49. Good In Bed, Jennifer Weiner
  50. Stolen Innocence, Elissa Wall
  51. Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, Kathryn R. Simpson
  52. The Opposite of Spoiled, Ron Lieber
  53. Escape, Carolyn Jessup
  54. The V-Word, Amber J. Keyser
  55. The Witness Wore Red, Rebecca Musser
  56. The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball
  57. Locally Laid, Lucie B. Amundsen
  58. Triumph, Carolyn Jessup
  59. The Year of Reading Dangerously, Andy Miller
  60. Medium Raw, Anthony Bourdain
  61. Troublemaker, Leah Remini
  62. Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes
  63. Instant Mom, Nia Vardalos
  64. Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill
  65. Dear Girls Above Me, Charlie McDowell
  66. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, Various
  67. The Star of Kazan, Eva Ibbotson
  68. The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes
  69. Rabid, Bill Wasik
  70. Moranthology, Caitlin Moran
  71. My Mad Fat Diary, Rae Earl
  72. Eating on the Wild Side, Jo Robinson
  73. The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin
  74. The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  75. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer
  76. Judy’s Journey, Lois Lenski
  77. Owls in the Family, Farley Mowat
  78. My Antonia, Willa Cather
  79. Well Fed Weeknights, Melissa Jouwlan
  80. Paleo Soups and Stews, Simone Miller
  81. World War Z, Max Brooks
  82. American Savage, Dan Savage
  83. Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe
  84. D.V., Diana Vreeland
  85. Good Clean Fun, Nick Offerman
  86. Against All Grain Celebrations, Danielle Walker
  87. Peppermints in the Parlor, Barbara Brooks Wallace
  88. Dirty Daddy, Bob Sagat
  89. Scrappy Little Nobody, Anna Kendrick
  90. Paleo By Season, Peter Servold
  91. The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky
  92. Devil in the Details, Jennifer Traig
  93. Talking With My Mouth Full, Gail Simmons
  94. Where am I Now?, Mara Wilson
  95. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, & So-Called Hospitality, by Jacob Tomsky
  96. The Care & Keeping of You 1, Valorie Schaefer
  97. Wisconsin Death Trip, Michael Lesy
  98. The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner
  99. Food Freedom Forever, Melissa Hartwig
  100. The Paleo Cure, Chris Kresser

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