Mel Reads

Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies, and I love discussing books with others. That's one reason I decided to become an English teacher. I love reading book reviews, relating to characters, and sharing a great book with others.

Below is a list of books I've completed the past few years. I decided it would be a great way for me to keep track of what I've read, and maybe share a book or two that I've really enjoyed with my blog readers and friends. If you have a book to recommend, please email me! I'd love to add it to my list. Likewise, if you read a book from my list, please let me know your thoughts on it.

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Currently Reading






What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan







Reading through 2017
The One Year Bible





Previously Read
* A star at the end of the line indicates that I really enjoyed the book and you should definitely read it too!
Completed in 2017
4. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris: completed 2-12-17 *
3. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham: completed 2-9-17
2. Giddy Up, Eunice by Sophie Hudson: completed 1-15-17
1. Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica: completed 1-10-17

Completed in 2016
33. The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines: completed 12-31-16 *
32. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: completed 12-28-16
31. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult: completed 12-15-16*
30. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: completed 11-30-16*
29. French Roast by Ava Miles: completed 11-19-16
28. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: completed 11-13-16
27. See Me by Nicholas Sparks: completed 11-4-16*
26. Better Than New by Nicole Curtis: completed 10-31-16
25. The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand: completed 10-28-16
24. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner: completed 10-19-16
23. The Shaken Snow Globe by Kristy Dominiak: completed 10-7-16*
22. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena: completed 10-1-16
21. Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman: completed 9-30-16
20. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman: completed 9-20-16 *
19. First Comes Love: A Novel  by Emily Giffin: completed 9-14-16
18. Home is Where My People Are by Sophie Hudson: completed 9-9-16
17. A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson: completed 9-2-16 *
16. Riffs of Regret by Micah Chaplin: completed 8-30-16
15. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer: completed 8-20-16
14. So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore: completed 8-17-16
13. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: completed 8-15-16
12. 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper: completed 7-30-16
11. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica: completed 7-15-16 *
10. My Favorite Husband by Pam McCutcheon: completed 7-9-16
9. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain: completed 6-15-16 *
8. Let's Misbehave by Lisa Plumley: completed 5-20-16
7. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica: completed 5-14-16 ***
6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee: completed 5-1-16
5. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah: completed 4-7-16 *
4. Turning the Tables by Teresa Giudice: completed 4-7-16
3. Radical by David Platt: completed 3-22-16
2. Troublemaker by Leah Remini: completed 3-12-16
1. Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill: completed 3-10-16
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Completed in 2015
13. Breaking Cardinal Rules by Katina Powell: completed 12-4-15
12. Let's All be Brave by Annie F. Downs: completed 10-28-15
11. You Only Get Letters from Jail by Jodi Angel: completed 10-21-15
10. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: completed 10-15-15 *
9. Nobody's Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle: completed 8-15-15
8. Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison: completed 6-28-15
7. The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst: completed 6-23-15
6. Most Talkative by Andy Cohen: completed 6-1-15
5. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins: completed 5-18-15 *
4. Day After Night by Anita Diamante: completed 4-22-15
3. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty: completed 4-7-15 *
2. The Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen: completed 1-30-15 *
1. American Sniper by Chris Kyle: completed 1-28-18 *

Completed in 2014
21. The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls: completed 12-10-14
20. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty: completed 10-22-14 *
19. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty: completed 9-23-14 *
18. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: completed 9-15-14 ***
17. Truckstop by Evan Richardson: completed 8-12-14
16. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb: completed 7-27-14
15. Little Black Book by Tabatha Vargo: completed 7-4-14
14. Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore: completed 7-1-14
13. The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison: completed 6-4-14
12. 50 Shades of Gray by EL James: completed 5-22-14 *
11. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf: completed 5-9-14 *
10. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: completed 4-4-14
9. Where The River Ends by Charles Martin: completed 4-28-14
8. Players First by John Calipari: completed *
7. All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey: completed 4-22-14
6. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty: completed 4-20-14 *
5. House Rules by Jodi Picoult: completed 4-17-14 *
4. A Gift from Tiffanys by Melissa Hill: completed 4-13-14
3. Happy Birthday  by Danielle Steele: completed 3-24-14
2. Petals on the Wind by JC Andrews: completed 2-6-14
1. Flowers in the Attic by JC Andrews: completed 1-19-14 *

Completed in 2013
14. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks: completed 11-24-13 *
13. Allegient by Veronica Roth (Book #3 of Divergent Series): completed 11-20-13
12. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Book #2 of Divergent Series): completed 11-7-13
11. Divergent by Veronica Roth: completed 10-25-13 *
10. The Fault in our Stars by John Green: completed 10-16-13 *
9. Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods: completed 10-13-13 *
8. Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods: completed 9-24-13
7. Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods: completed 8-1-13
6. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson: completed 7-9-13
5. Entwined With You by Sylvia Day: completed 7-9-13
4. The Great  Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: completed 6-3-13 *
3. Bloom by Kelle Hampton: completed 3-1-13 *
2. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: completed 1-16-13
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: completed 1-6-13 *




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