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2022
The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan (5+/5)
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (4.5/5)
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (5+/5)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (5+/5)
Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris by Jennifer Scott (5/5)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (5+/5)
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie (3/5)

2021
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (5/5)
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (3.5/5)
The Gray Lady Winked: How the New York Times’s Misreporting, Distortions and Fabrications Radically Alter History by Ashley Rindsberg (4/5)
On the Way to the Wedding: Book 8 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (3.5/5)
It’s in His Kiss: Book 7 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (2/5)
When He Was Wicked: Book 6 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (3/5)
To Sir Phillip, With Love: Book 5 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (3.5/5)
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton: Book 4 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (4/5)
An Offer From a Gentleman: Book 3 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Rating: 5/5)
The Viscount Who Loved Me: Book 2 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Rating: 5/5)
The Duke and I: Book 1 of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Rating: 5/5)
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane (Rating: 4/5)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Rating: 4.5/5)
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger (Rating: 5/5)
Miracle in the Mundane: Poems, Prompts, and Inspiration to Unlock Your Creativity and Unfiltered Joy by Tyler Knott Gregson (Rating: 4/5)
Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Rating: 3.5/5)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Rating: 5+/5)

2020
Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Rating: 4/5)
168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam (Rating: 5+/5)
Juliet’s School of Possibilities by Laura Vanderkam (Rating: 4/5)
The Makioka Sisters by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (Rating: 5+/5)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Rating: 2.5/5)
No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai (Rating: 4.5/5)
The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home by Laura Vanderkam (Rating: 5+/5)
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies by June Casagrande (Rating: 5/5)
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Rating: 5/5)
Joy at Work by Marie Kondo (Rating: 5/5)
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin (Rating: 5/5)
World Without End by Ken Follett (Rating: 3.5/5)
Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action by David Fajgenbaum (Rating: 4.5/5)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Rating: 2/5)
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnet and Dave Evans (Rating: 4/5)
Lovingkindess: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg (Rating: 5/5)
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Rating: 5/5)

2019
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm (Rating: 5/5)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath and Karen Kukil (Editor) (Rating: 4.5/5)
Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work by Mason Currey (Rating: 3/5)
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller (Rating: 5+/5)
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell (Rating: 5+/5)
Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy (Rating: 4.5/5)
Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam (Rating: 5/5)
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown (Rating: 4/5)
How Does a Poem Mean? by John Ciardi (Rating: 5/5)
The Overstory by Richard Powers (Rating: 4/5)
The Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen and Luca Dotti (Rating: 3/5)
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty (Rating: 5/5)
Educated by Tara Westover (Rating: 5+/5)
Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin (Rating: 1/5)
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (Rating: 5/5)
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Rating: 2.5/5)
The Good Neighbors: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King by Fred Rogers (Rating: 4.5/5)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (Rating: 5/5)
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. (Rating: 4/5)
Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer (Rating: 5/5)
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (Rating: 5/5)
Becoming by Michelle Obama (Rating: 5/5)
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone (Rating: 5/5)
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (Rating: 3/5)
The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Rating: 4.5/5)
The Real Story: Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible by Dr. Edward Sri and Curtis Martin (Rating: 2/5)
The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper (Rating: 3.5/5)
The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump (Rating: 3/5)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Rating: 5+/5)
Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio (Rating: 4.5/5)
Bell Canto by Ann Patchett (Rating: 4.5/5)
Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success by Ivanka Trump (Rating: 3/5)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (Rating: 5+/5)
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (Rating: 4/5)

2018
How to Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World: The Art of Living with Style, Class and Grace by Jordan Christy (Rating: 2/5)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Rating: 5/5)
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Rating: 4/5)
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (Rating: 5/5)
The Doctors Mayo by Helen Clapsattle (Rating: 2.5/5)
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Rating: 4.5/5)
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Rating: 5/5)
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Rating: 5/5)
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Rating: 4.5/5)
Parson’s Pleasure by Roald Dahl (Rating: 4.5/5)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Rating: 5/5)
Small Bites: Forty Short Stories by Don Tassone (Rating: 4.5/5)
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane (Rating: 2/5)
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Rating: 5/5)
The Inward Morning by Henry Bugbee (Rating: 3.5/5)
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (Rating: 3/5)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Rating: 5/5)
If It’s Not Impossible… the Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton (Rating: 4/5)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Rating: 4.5/5)
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller (Rating: 3/5)
Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson (Rating: 4.5/5)
Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Rating: 4.5/5)
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel (Rating: 4/5)
Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (Rating: 4.5/5)
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Rating: 5/5)

2017
Words Can Change Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Robert Waldman (Rating: 3.5/5)
Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics by Jackie Huba (Rating: 3/5)
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (Rating: 5/5)
Drive by Don Tassone (Rating: 4.5/5)
Write Like Hemingway by R. Andrew Wilson, PhD (Rating: 5/5)
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (Rating: 3/5)
What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles (Rating: 3.5/5)
Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy (Rating: 4.5/5)
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Rating: 5/5)
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath, Edited by Karen Kukil (Rating: 3.5/5)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (Rating: 4/5)
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown (Rating: 4.5/5)
All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky (Rating: 4.5/5)
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Rating: 5/5)
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Rating: 5/5)
Suite Français by Irene Nemirovsky (Rating: 5/5)

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