What I'm Reading

Books on a shelf

Growing up, I always heard folks associate smart people with reading books. Well, the books these "smart people" read may not be the same as mine, but I still firmly believe that reading (and listening to) books has benefited my life in multiple ways. It's helped me build strong bonds with other readers (starting with my mom and sisters reading Harry Potter together), and it's boosted my creativity and writing skills.

If you're looking for new books to read, try taking a look at the books I've been reading. Most of them will be fantasy or sci-fi, but there are one or two non-fiction gems in there. Feel free to ask me my opinions if you see a book you think you might like, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Books Read in 2021

Book Title Author Favorites
Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson *
Outrider J. J. Braley *
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson *
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson *
Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson *
Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage Trilogy) Brian McClellan
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson

Books Read in 2021

Book Title (scroll right for more info) Author Favorites
Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson *
Outrider J. J. Braley *
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson *
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson *
Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson *
Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage Trilogy) Brian McClellan
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive) Brandon Sanderson

Books Read in 2020

Book Title Author Favorites
Dune Frank Herbert
Nothing Left to Lose Dan Wells *
Over Your Dead Body Dan Wells *
The Devil's Only Friend Dan Wells *
I Don't Want to Kill You Dan Wells *
Goliath Scott Westerfeld
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
Mr. Monster Dan Wells *
I Am Not a Serial Killer Dan Wells *
White Night Jim Butcher
Proven Guilty Jim Butcher
Dead Beat Jim Butcher
Blood Rites Jim Butcher
Death Masks Jim Butcher
The Last Battle C.S. Lewis
The Silver Chair C.S. Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian C.S. Lewis
The Horse and His Boy C.S. Lewis
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis *
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Suzanne Collins *
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Behemoth Scott Westerfeld
Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life Robby Denning
Leviathan Scott Westerfeld
The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
Summer Knight Jim Butcher
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
Dexter is Dead Jeff Lindsay
Dexter's Final Cut Jeff Lindsay
Double Dexter Jeff Lindsay
Dexter is Delicious Jeff Lindsay
Dexter by Design Jeff Lindsay
Ruins Dan Wells
Fragments Dan Wells
Elantris Brandon Sanderson *
Grave Peril Jim Butcher
Partials Dan Wells
Dexter in the Dark Jeff Lindsay
Never Split the Difference Chris Voss
Dracula Bram Stoker
Dearly Devoted Dexter Jeff Lindsay
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Darkly Dreaming Dexter Jeff Lindsay
Shutter Island Dennis Lehane
I Am Legend Richard Matheson
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas *
You Caroline Kepnes
Maze Runner James Dashner
Birdbox Josh Malerman *
The Power of Vulnerability Brené Brown

Books Read in 2020

Book Title (scroll right for more info) Author Favorites
Dune Frank Herbert
Nothing Left to Lose Dan Wells *
Over Your Dead Body Dan Wells *
The Devil's Only Friend Dan Wells *
I Don't Want to Kill You Dan Wells *
Goliath Scott Westerfeld
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
Mr. Monster Dan Wells *
I Am Not a Serial Killer Dan Wells *
White Night Jim Butcher
Proven Guilty Jim Butcher
Dead Beat Jim Butcher
Blood Rites Jim Butcher
Death Masks Jim Butcher
The Last Battle C.S. Lewis
The Silver Chair C.S. Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian C.S. Lewis
The Horse and His Boy C.S. Lewis
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis *
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Suzanne Collins *
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Behemoth Scott Westerfeld
Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life Robby Denning
Leviathan Scott Westerfeld
The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
Summer Knight Jim Butcher
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
Dexter is Dead Jeff Lindsay
Dexter's Final Cut Jeff Lindsay
Double Dexter Jeff Lindsay
Dexter is Delicious Jeff Lindsay
Dexter by Design Jeff Lindsay
Ruins Dan Wells
Fragments Dan Wells
Elantris Brandon Sanderson *
Grave Peril Jim Butcher
Partials Dan Wells
Dexter in the Dark Jeff Lindsay
Never Split the Difference Chris Voss
Dracula Bram Stoker
Dearly Devoted Dexter Jeff Lindsay
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Darkly Dreaming Dexter Jeff Lindsay
Shutter Island Dennis Lehane
I Am Legend Richard Matheson
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas *
You Caroline Kepnes
Maze Runner James Dashner
Birdbox Josh Malerman *
The Power of Vulnerability Brené Brown

Books Read in 2019

Book Title Author Favorites
Nothing Left to Lose Dan Wells *
Over Your Dead Body Dan Wells *
The Devil's Only Friend Dan Wells *
I'm Thinking of Ending Things Iain Reid
I Don't Want to Kill You Dan Wells *
Mr. Monster Dan Wells *
I Am Not a Serial Killer Dan Wells *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling *
MockingJay Suzanne Collins *
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins *
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins *
Fool Moon Jim Butcher
Storm Front Jim Butcher
First Lord's Fury Jim Butcher *
Princep's Fury Jim Butcher *
Captain's Fury Jim Butcher *
Cursor's Fury Jim Butcher *
Academ's Fury Jim Butcher *
Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher *
Heir of Novron Michael J. Sullivan
Rise of Empire Michael J. Sullivan
Theft of Swords Michael J. Sullivan
Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton
Dragon Teeth Michael Crichton
Spellmonger Terry Mancour
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Braving the Wilderness Brené Brown
Bands of Mourning Brandon Sanderson
Shadows of Self Brandon Sanderson
The Alloy of Law Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages Brandon Sanderson *
The Well of Ascension Brandon Sanderson *
The Final Empire Brandon Sanderson *

Books Read in 2019

Book Title (scroll right for more info) Author Favorites
Nothing Left to Lose Dan Wells *
Over Your Dead Body Dan Wells *
The Devil's Only Friend Dan Wells *
I'm Thinking of Ending Things Iain Reid
I Don't Want to Kill You Dan Wells *
Mr. Monster Dan Wells *
I Am Not a Serial Killer Dan Wells *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling *
MockingJay Suzanne Collins *
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins *
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins *
Fool Moon Jim Butcher
Storm Front Jim Butcher
First Lord's Fury Jim Butcher *
Princep's Fury Jim Butcher *
Captain's Fury Jim Butcher *
Cursor's Fury Jim Butcher *
Academ's Fury Jim Butcher *
Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher *
Heir of Novron Michael J. Sullivan
Rise of Empire Michael J. Sullivan
Theft of Swords Michael J. Sullivan
Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton
Dragon Teeth Michael Crichton
Spellmonger Terry Mancour
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Braving the Wilderness Brené Brown
Bands of Mourning Brandon Sanderson
Shadows of Self Brandon Sanderson
The Alloy of Law Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages Brandon Sanderson *
The Well of Ascension Brandon Sanderson *
The Final Empire Brandon Sanderson *

Other Books Read as an Adult

Book Title Author Favorites
The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Two Towers J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson *
Words of Radiance Brandon Sanderson *
Oathbringer Brandon Sanderson *
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson *

Other Books Read as an Adult

Book Title (scroll right for more info) Author Favorites
The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Two Towers J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson *
Words of Radiance Brandon Sanderson *
Oathbringer Brandon Sanderson *
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson

Books Read in Childhood

This is by no means a comprehensive list as my memory of childhood is not the best.
Book Title (scroll right for more info) Author Favorites
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder Obert Skye *
Professor Winsnicker's Book of Proper Etiquette for Well-mannered Sycophants Obert Skye
Pillage Obert Skye *
Choke Obert Skye *
Heroic Adventures of Hercules Amsterdam Melissa Glenn Haber
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian Rick Rioran *
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture Kathryn Lasky *
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Journey Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Rescue Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Siege Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Shattering Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Burning Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Hatchling Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Outcast Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The First Collier Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: To Be A King Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Golden Tree Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Coming of Hoole Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The River of Wind Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The War of the Ember Kathryn Lasky
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Marks of Secret Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Code of Claw Suzanne Collins *
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins *
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins *
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling *
Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan John Flanagan *
Ranger's Apprentice: The Burning Bridge John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Icebound Land John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Sorcerer in the North John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Seige of Macindaw John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: Erak's Ransom John Flanagan
The Hobbit J.R.R Tolkien *
Grey Griffins: The Revenge of the Shadow King Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis *
Grey Griffins: The Rise of the Black Wolf Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis *
Grey Griffins: The Fall of the Templar Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis *
Invasion: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis *
Alienation: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis *
Domination: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis *
The Hardy Boys Franklin W. Dixon

Books Read in Childhood

This is by no means a comprehensive list as my memory of childhood is not the best.
Book Title Author Favorites
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra Obert Skye *
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder Obert Skye *
Professor Winsnicker's Book of Proper Etiquette for Well-mannered Sycophants Obert Skye
Pillage Obert Skye *
Choke Obert Skye *
Heroic Adventures of Hercules Amsterdam Melissa Glenn Haber
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian Rick Rioran *
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture Kathryn Lasky *
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Journey Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Rescue Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Siege Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Shattering Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Burning Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Hatchling Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Outcast Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The First Collier Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: To Be A King Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Golden Tree Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Coming of Hoole Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The River of Wind Kathryn Lasky
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The War of the Ember Kathryn Lasky
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Marks of Secret Suzanne Collins *
The Underland Chronicles: Gregor and the Code of Claw Suzanne Collins *
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins *
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins *
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling *
Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan John Flanagan *
Ranger's Apprentice: The Burning Bridge John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Icebound Land John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Sorcerer in the North John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: The Seige of Macindaw John Flanagan
Ranger's Apprentice: Erak's Ransom John Flanagan
The Hobbit J.R.R Tolkien *
Grey Griffins: The Revenge of the Shadow King Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis *
Grey Griffins: The Rise of the Black Wolf Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis *
Grey Griffins: The Fall of the Templar Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis *
Invasion: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis *
Alienation: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis *
Domination: A C.H.A.O.S. Novel Jon S. Lewis *