Laura Rennie


Laura R.Comment
In 2009 I began recording what books I read each year.
Check out what I’m currently reading here on my Goodreads account.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Exodus by Leon Uris
The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Restless by Jennie Allen
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (re-read) 
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (re-read)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (re-read)
War Brides by Helen Bryan
Peony in Love by Lisa See
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (re-read)
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar (re-read)
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
Delancey by Molly Wizenberg
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson 
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
Lizze Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
Love Does by Bob Goff
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (re-read)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
German Boy by Wolfgang Samuel
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
The Giver by Lois Lowry (re-read)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
The Messenger by Lois Lowry
Son by Lois Lowry
Blue Nights by Joan Didion 
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. J. Novak
Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye by Lois Lowry
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Yes Please by Amy Poehler 
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

Currently in the middle of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Favorite book of 2014: Tie! Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Kick-off book for 2015: re-reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (re-read)
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (re-read)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read)
The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
Voices in Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
Another View by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
Wild Mountain Thyme by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
September by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Serena by Ron Rash
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
March by Geraldine Brooks

Currently in the middle of Exodus by Leon Uris

Favorite book of 2013: Tie! Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Kick-off book for 2014: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott


Love Walked In by Marisa De los Santos
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Nanny Diaries (re-read) by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Know It All by AJ Jacobs (re-read)
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dog’s Tonight by Alexandra Fuller (re-read)
Room by Emma Donoghue
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Homecoming by Bernard Schlink
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
I’m A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
Little Princes by Conor Greenan
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (re-read)
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Currently in the middle of The Devil In The White City by Erick Larson

Favorite book of 2012: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Kick-off book for 2013: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson

100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
The Ha-ha by Dave King
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Currently in the middle of Love Walked In by Marisa De los Santos

Favorite book of 2011: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Kick-off book for 2012: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (eek!) *note: didn't read this!*

The Guinea Pig Diaries by AJ Jacobs
Wild Mountain Thyme by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
The Empty House by Rosamunde Pilcher (re-read)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (re-read)
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
The Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Blessings by Anna Quindlen
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn Scott
Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
It Sucked and Then I Cried by Heather Armstrong
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller
Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
The Poet of Baghdad by Jo Tatchell
Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos
The Beach House by Jane Green
Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh
If You Lived Here by Dana Sachs
In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent
The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher
Voices in Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
Gods and Generals by Jeffrey Shaara
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Currently in the middle of Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Favorite book of 2010: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Kick-off book for 2011: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The Girls by Lori Lansens
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth
Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky by Benson and Alephonsion Deng + Benjamin Ajak
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The King's Rifle by Biyi Bandele
The Blue Bedroom by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Novel Without a Name by Duong Thu Huong
The Natural History of Uncas Metcalfe by Betsey Osborne
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
47 Roses by Peter Sheridan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer + Annie Barrows
The Courtyard by Marcia Willett
An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina
What Remains by Carol Radziwill
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
The Groom to Have Been by Saher Alam
Real Sex by Lauren Winner
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Aquariums of Pyongyang by Chol-hwan Kang
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Favorite book of 2009: Tie! The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Kick-off book for 2010: The Guinea Pig Diaries by AJ Jacobs