Books I've Read


1.        “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom (F)*

2.      “The Handmade Marketplace” by Kari Chapin (NF)

3.      “Private London” by James Patterson (and Mark Pearson) (F)

4.      “The Fallback Plan” by Leigh Stein (F)

5.      “A Primer on Social Movements” by David Snow and Sarah Soule (NF)**

6.      “The Petite Advantage Diet” by Jim Karas (NF)

7.      “Shot” by Amy F. Ryan (NF)*

8.     “Saturday Night Widows” by Becky Aikman (NF)

9.      “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green (F)*

10.  “Arranged” by Catherine McKenzie (F)

11.   “Against Health”  edited by Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland (NF)**

12.  “NYPD Red” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (F)

13.  “Private Berlin” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (F)

14.  “Your Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools For Managing Treatment, Side Effects, and Pain” by Lene Andersen (NF)*

15.   “The First Love Cookie Club” by Lori Wilde (F)*

16.  “Secret” by L. Marie Adeline (F)

17.   “Dancing At The River’s Edge” by Alida Brill and Michael D. Lockshin (NF)*

18.  “Out Of Joint” by Mary Felstiner (NF)*

19.  “In The Kingdom Of The Sick” by Laurie Edwards (NF)*

20. “The Still Point Of The Turning World” by Emily Rapp (NF)*

21.  “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult (F)

22. “The Middlesteins” by Jami Attenberg (F)

23. “Until I Say Good-Bye” by Susan Spencer-Wendel (NF)*

24. “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander (NF)*

25.  “In The Body Of The World” by Eve Ensler (NF)*

26. “What Came First” by Carol Snow (F)

27.  “The Lives of Dwarfs” by Betty Adelson (NF)**

28. “Dwarf” by Tiffanie DiDonato (with Rennie Dyball) (NF)**

29. “The Tall Book” by Arianne Cohen (NF)**

30. “The Rules of Inheritance” by Claire Bidwell Smith (NF)*

31.  “Hiding From Reality” by Taylor Armstrong (NF)

32. “My Foreign Cities” by Elizabeth Scarboro (NF)*

33. “Blog, Inc.” by Joy Deangdeelert Cho (NF)

34. “Arthritis, Pregnancy, and the Path to Parenthood” by Suzie Edward May (NF)*

35.  “The Submissive” by Tara Sue Me (F)

36. “Drinking and Tweeting” by Brandi Glanville (NF)

37.  “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks (F)

38. “The World’s Strongest Librarian” by Josh Hanagarne (NF)*

39. “Courtney’s Legacy” by George Cantor (NF)

40.  “Mistaken Identity” by Don & Suzie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen, and Whitney Cerak (NF)

41.  “Someday, Someday Maybe” by Lauren Graham (F)

42.  “Mistress” by James Patterson and David Ellis (F)

43. “Second Honeymoon” by James Patterson and (F)

44. “Working Cures” by Sharla Fett (NF)**

45.  “Hospital” by Julie Salamon (NF)**

46. “Breast Cancer: Society Shapes An Epidemic” by Anne Kasper and Susan Ferguson (NF)**

47.  “The Rights of Patients” by George J. Annas (NF)**

48.  “Women in Labor” by Allison L. Helpler (NF)**

49.  “The Long Goodbye” by Meghan O’Rourke (NF)*

50.  “Gone” by James Patterson and and Michael Ledwidge (F)

51.   “The Dominant” by Tara Sue Me (F)

52.  “Five Days At Memorial” by Sheri Fink (NF)

53.  “Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger” by Beth Harbison (F)


1.       “Pictures of You” by Caroline Leavitt (F)

2.      “You Know When the Men Are Gone” by Siobhan Fallon (F)

3.      “Dwarfism” by Betty Adelson (NF)**

4.      “The Magic Room” by Jeffrey Zaslow (NF)

5.      “Against Tall Odds” by Matt Roloff (NF)**

6.      “Dwarfism” by Short Stature Foundation & Information Center, Inc. (NF)**

7.      “Life is Short” by Mark Trombino (NF)**

8.     “Little People” by Dan Kennedy (NF)**

9.      “Private: #1 Suspect” by James Patterson (F)

10.  “Dwarf’s Don’t Live in Doll Houses” (NF)**

11.   “Private Games” by James Patterson (F)

12.  “MWF Seeking BFF” by Rachel Bertsche (NF)

13.  “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” by Kevin and Alex Malarkey (NF)

14.  “Nothing Short of Joy” by Julie Genovese (NF)**

15.   “The Pioneer Woman” by Ree Drummond (NF)

16.  “Me and the Ugly C” by Becky Dennington (NF)*

17.   “Downtown Green” by Judy Christie (F)

18.  “White Coat, Black Hat” by Carl Elliott (NF)**

19.  “True Strength” by Kevin Sorbo (NF)*

20. “Heft” by Liz Moore (F)

21.  “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

22. “Guilty Wives” by James Patterson (F)

23. “Skinnydipping” by Bethenny Frankel (F)

24. “Dream New Dreams” by Jai Pausch (NF)*

25.  “Limb From Limb” by George Hunter and Melissa Preddy (NF)

26. “11th Hour” by James Patterson (F)

27.  “A Slaying In The Suburbs” by Steve Miller and Andrea Billups (NF)

28. “Bloom” by Kelle Hampton (NF)*

29. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (F)

30. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (F)

31.  “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (F)

32. “What Remains” by Carole Radziwill (NF)*

33. “I, Michael Bennett” by James Patterson (F)

34. “Shoe Addicts Anonymous” by Beth Harbison (F)

35.  “Secrets of a Shoe Addict” by Beth Harbison (F)

36. “Hope in a Jar” by Beth Harbison (F)

37.  “Thin, Rich, Pretty” by Beth Harbison (F)

38. “Always Something There To Remind Me” by Beth Harbison (F)

39. “Mortality” by Christopher Hitchens (NF)*

40. “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova (F)*

41.  “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova (F)*

42. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (F)

43. “Having Epilepsy” by Joseph Schneider and Peter Conrad (NF)* **

44. “The End of Your Life book Club” by Will Schwalbe (NF)*

45.  “Passage Through Crisis” by Fred Davis (NF)* **

46. “Happier At Home” by Gretchen Rubin (NF)

47.  “Grow Your Handmade Business” by Kari Chapin (NF)

48. “The God of Driving” by Amy Fine Collins (NF)

49. “The Dog Story” by Matt Cavallo (NF)*

50. “When In Doubt, Add Butter” by Beth Harbison (F)

51.   “In Sickness As In Health” by Barbara Kivowitz and Roanne Weisman (NF)*

52.  “Handmade to Sell” by Kelly Rand (NF)

53.  “Brain on Fire” by (NF)*


1. “Me” by Ricky Martin (NF; Because I was obsessed with him when I was younger)

2. “The Murder of King Tut” by James Patterson (and Martin Dugard) (NF; Because I was totally obsessed with King Tut when I was younger.  Are you sensing a theme here?)

3. “Naturally Thin” by Bethenny Frankel (NF)

4. “How Can You NOT Laugh as a Time Like This?” by Carla Ulbrich (NF)*

5. “Skinny Bitch” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (NF)

6. “Sick Girl Speaks” by Tiffany Christensen (NF)*

7. “Slaughterhouse” by Gail A. Eisnitz (NF)

8. “How to Bake a Perfect Life” by Barbara O'Neal (F)

9. “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress” by Rhoda Janzen (NF)*

10. “The Love Goddess’ Cooking School” by Melissa Senate (F)

11. “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult (F)*
12. “William and Kate” by Christopher Andersen (NF)

13. “Accidentally Yours” by Susan Mallery (F)*

14. “Plain Truth” by Jodi Picoult (F)

15. “Handle With Care” by Jodi Picoult (F)*

16. “Market Rebels” by Hayagreeva Rao (NF)**

17. “Surgically Shaping Children” edited by Erik Parens (NF)**

18. “Secrets of a Jewish Mother” by Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler, and Gloria Kamen (NF)

19. “The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister (F)

20. “Julie and Julia” by Julie Powell (F)

21. “Sing You Home” by Jodi Picoult (F)*

22. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua (NF)

23. “Tick Tock” by James Patterson (and Michael Ledwidge) (F)

24. “Chocolate & Vicodin” by Jennette Fulda (NF)*

25. “Worst Case” by James Patterson (and Michael Ledwidge) (F)

26. “Signs of Life” by Natalie Taylor (NF)*

27. “Soul Surfer” by Bethany Hamilton (NF)*

28. “Destination Dissertation” by Sonja K. Foss and William Waters (NF)**

29. “See Jane Write” by Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs (NF)
30. “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted” by Elizabeth Berg (F)*

31. “Don’t Blink” by James Patterson (and Howard Roughan) (F)
32. “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson (and Maxine Paetro) (F)
33. “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo (NF)*

34. “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin (NF)*

35. “The Bounce Back Book” by Karen Salmasnsohn (NF)*

36. “G-d Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian” by Kurt Vonnegut (F; at least, I really hope it’s fiction)*

37. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion (NF)*

38. “Living with Difference” by Joan Ablon (NF)**

39. “Chasing Daylight” by Eugene O’Kelly (NF)*

40. “Go Back and Be Happy” by Julie Papievis (NF)*

41. “A Child Called It” by Dave Pelzer (NF)

42. “Take Me Home from the Oscars” by Christine Schwab (NF)*

43. “Now You See Her” by James Patterson (and Michael Ledwidge) (F)

44. “Sisterhood Everlasting” by Ann Brashares (F)

45.“Life, On the Line” by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas (NF)*

46. “Crazy Girls” by Max Lance (NF)

47. “A Small Fortune” by Audrey Braun (F)

48. “Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day” by Joan Bolker (NF)**

49. “The Baby Chase” by Holly Finn (NF)*

50. “The sum of My Parts” by James Sanford (NF)*

51. “Little People In America” by Joan Ablon (NF)**

52. “In Our Hearts We Were Giants” by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev (NF)**
53. “Please Stop Laughing At Me” by Jodee Blanco (NF)

54. “Please Stop Laughing At Us” by Jodee Blanco (NF)
55. “The Baby Planner” by Josie Brown (F)
56. “Growing Up Small” by Kate Phifer (NF)**

57. “Alison Wonderland” by Helen Smith (F)
58. “Facebook Diaries (Volume 1)” by Brian Shell (NF)
59. “Stealing Faces” by Michael Prescott (F) 
60. “Transition” by Chaz Bono (NF)

61. “He Said What?” edited by Victoria Zackheim (NF)

62. “Moonface” by Angela Balcita (NF)*

63. “How I Planned Your Wedding” by Susan Wiggs and Elizabeth Wiggs Maas (NF)

64. “The Kitchen Daughter” by Jael McHenry (F)*

65. “Find Me” by Rosie O’Donnell (NF)*

66. “Celebrity Detox” by Rosie O’Donnell (NF)

67. “There Are Things I Want You To Know About Stieg Larsson And Me” by Eva Gabrielsson (NF)

68. “The Web-Savvy Patient” by Andrew Schorr (with Mary Adam Thomas) (NF)*

69. “The Kingdom Of Childhood” by Rebecca Coleman (F)

70. “Slim To None” by Jenny Gardiner (F)

71. “The Meaning Of Matthew” by Judy Shepard (NF)

72. “Gone To Green” (1 of 4 in The Green Series) by Judy Christie (F)

73. “Goodness Gracious Green” (2 of 4 in The Green Series) by Judy Christie (F)

74. “The Glory To Green” (3 of 4 in The Green Series) by Judy Christie (F)

75. “Rally ‘Round Green” (4 of 4 in The Green Series) by Judy Christie (F)

76. “The Orchard” by Theresa Weir (NF)

77. “The Vampire Shrink” by Lynda Hilburn (F)

78. “Making Toast” by Roger Rosenblatt (NF)

79. “The Christmas Wedding” by James Patterson (F)

80. “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer (F)

81. “Half A Life” by Darin Strauss (NF)

82. “Kill Me If You Can” by James Patterson (and Marshall Karp) (F)

83. “He’s Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (NF)

84. “The Patient’s Checklist” by Elizabeth Bailey (NF)*

85. “Midnight Sun” by Mary Fechter (F)


1. “Lip Service by Susan Mallery (F)

2. Straight From the Hip” by Susan Mallery (F)

3. “Hot on her Heels” by Susan Mallery (F)

4. “The Pursuit of Perfection” by Sheila M. Rothman and David J. Rothman (NF)**

5. “Mistaken Identity” by Don and Susie Van Ryn, and Newell, Colleen, and Whitney Cerak with Mark Tabb (NF)

6. “As Nature Made Him” by Jon Colapinto (NF)

7. “Dear John” by Nicholas Sparks (F)

8. “90 Minutes in Heaven” by Don Piper (NF)*

9. “Despite Lupus” by Sara Gorman (NF)*

10. “How to Write a Lot” by Paul Silvia (NF)**

11. “The Art of Being a Healing Presence” by James E. Miller and Susan C. Cutshall (NF)*

12. “Time Management from the Inside Out” by Julie Morgenstern (NF)

13. “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom (F)

14. “For One More Day” by Mitch Albom (F)

15. “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albon (NF)

16. “Cancer is a Bitch” by Gail Konop Baker (NF)*

17. “Messenger” by Jeni Stepanek (NF)*

18. “The 9th Judgment” by James Patterson (F)

19. “My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (NF)*

20. “Better” by Atul Gawande (NF)*

21. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot (NF)* **

“Lift” by Kelly Corrigan (NF)

23. “The Short Book” by Zachary Kanin (NF)**

24. “In An Instant” by Lee and Bob Woodruff (NF)*

25. “The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan (NF)*

26. “Hornet Flight” by Ken Follett (F)

27. “Complications” by Atul Gawande (NF)*

28. “Private” by James Patterson (F)

29. “The Council of Dads” by Bruce Feiler (NF)*

30.“Short” by John Schwartz (NF)**

31. “Lupus Q and A” by Robert G. Lahita and Robert H. Phillips (NF)*

32. “As I Live and Breathe” by Jamie Weisman (NF)*

33. “The Woods” by Harlan Coben (F)

34. “The Postcard Killers” by James Patterson and Liza Marklund (F)

35. “The Innocent” by Harlan Coben (F)

36. “Julie's Story” by Julie Miller (NF)*

37. “My (So-Called) Normal Life” by Erin Zammett (NF)*

38. “Love Story” by Erich Segal (F)

39. “The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer” by Maren Klawiter (NF)**

40. “Train Go Sorry” by Leah Hager Cohen (NF)**

41. “Deaf in America” by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries (NF)**

42. “Impure Science” by Steven Epstein (NF)**

43. “So What Are You Going To Do with That?” by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius (NF)**

44. “Courtney's Legacy” by George Cantor (NF)

45. “Better Than Well” by Carl Elliott (NF)**

46. “How to be Sick” by Toni Bernhard (NF)*

47. “Disarmed” by Kristin A. Goss (NF)**

48. “Flammable” by Javier Auyero and Debora Alexjandra Swistun (NF)**

49. “The Case Against Perfection” by Michael J. Sandel (NF)**

50. “Promise Me” by Nancy G. Brinker (NF)*

51. “Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less” by Evelyn Hunt Ogden (NF)**

52. “Normal At Any Cost” by Susan Cohen and Christine Cosgrove (NF)**

53. “Unstoppable in Stilettos” by Lauren Ruotolo (NF)**

54. “Footprints of Courage” by Jan Jenkins (NF)

55. “Hoda” by Hoda Kotb (NF)*

56. “Someone Like You” by Susan Mallery (F)

57. “Falling for Gracie” by Susan Mallery (F)

58. “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer (NF)

(F) – Fiction
(NF) – Non-fiction

* Books specifically of interest to chronically ill readers
** Academic books/books for my research