What I'm Reading


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  1. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

  2. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

  3. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

  4. The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

  5. Promise by KJ Jackson

  6. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

  7. Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

  8. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

  9. Behind Her Eyes by Sara Pinborough

  10. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  11. Midtown Masters by Cara McKenna

  12. I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

  13. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

  14. Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

  15. Send by Patty Blount

  16. Must Love Cowboys by Cheryl Brooks

  17. Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates

  18. Bad News Cowboy by Maisey Yates

  19. Status Update by Annabeth Albert

  20. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

  21. Fearless Writing by William Kenower

  22. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

  23. The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

  24. Every Wild Heart by Meg Donahue

  25. The Dry by Jane Harper

  26. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

  27. Servants of the Storm by Delilah Dawson

  28. Reset Your Child's Brain by Victoria Dunkley

  29. Glow Kids by Nicholas Kardaras

  30. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

  31. The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

  32. Still Writing by Dani Shapiro

  33. What Falls From the Sky by Esther Emery

  34. The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

  35. The Power of Off by Nancy Colier

  36. Deep Work by Cal Newport (reread)

  37. The End of Absence by Michael Harris

  38. Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro

  39. Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle

  40. Around the Writer's Block by Rosanne Bane

  41. Someday Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

  42. The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

  43. The Story Genius by Lisa Cron

  44. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

  45. A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold

  46. Hamlet's Blackberry by William Powers

  47. Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

  48. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

  49. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

  50. Food Rules by Michael Pollan

  51. Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor

  52. Sourdough by Robin Sloan

  53. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

  54. Minimalism for Families by Zoe Kim

  55. Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki

  56. Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup

  57. The Girl Before by JP Delaney

  58. Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

  59. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

  60. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

  61. The Wellness Project by Phoebe Lapine

  62. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White

  63. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean


  1. The Twisted Road to You by Barbara Longley

  2. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

  3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  4. Mr. and Mr. Smith by Helen Kay Dimon

  5. One Wish by Robyn Carr

  6. A Match Made in Montana by Joanna Sims

  7. With or Without Him by Barbara Elsborg

  8. Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen

  9. Act Like It by Lucy Parker

  10. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

  11. One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates

  12. Tempting Fate by Jane Green

  13. American Girls by Allison Umminger

  14. Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis

  15. It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

  16. The Madness of Lorn Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

  17. Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren

  18. The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women by Dr. Valerie Young

  19. True North by Tamsen Parker

  20. Columbine by Dave Cullen

  21. Deep Work by Cal Newport

  22. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

  23. Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson

  24. Misfits by Garrett Leigh

  25. The Courage of Eli Jackson by Kelly Hunter

  26. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

  27. Essentialism by Greg Keown

  28. Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl

  29. Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz

  30. How Not to Die by Michael Greger

  31. 10% Happier by Dan Harris

  32. Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas

  33. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

  34. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

  35. Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz

  36. Daring Fate by Megan Erikson

  37. Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

  38. One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

  39. Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey

  40. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

  41. The More of Less by Joshua Becker

  42. The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte


  1. Glitterland by Alexis Hall

  2. Forbidden by Charlotte Stein

  3. Be My Reason by Samantha Christy

  4. Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley

  5. Super Structure by James Scott Bell

  6. Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

  7. Spirited by Mary Behre

  8. On the Way Home by Skye Warren

  9. The First 50 Pages by Jeff Gerke

  10. The Companion Contract by Solace Ames

  11. Hold by Claire Kent

  12. Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

  13. No Such Thing by A.M. Arthur

  14. Curious by R.G. Alexander

  15. The Other Brother by Lauren Hawkeye and Tawny Stokes

  16. Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan

  17. Power Exchange by A.J. Rose

  18. Safeword by A.J. Rose

  19. The Mane Squeeze by Shelley Laurenston

  20. Reawakening by Charlotte Stein

  21. Taken by Charlotte Stein

  22. Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

  23. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

  24. Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

  25. Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

  26. Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan

  27. Wanderlust by Skye Warren

  28. The Hostage Bargain by Annika Martin

  29. One Cut Deeper by Joely Sue Burkhart

  30. Falling by Barbara Elsborg

  31. Every Day by David Levithan

  32. The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

  33. Asking For It by Lilah Pace

  34. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

  35. Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

  36. Begging For It by Lilah Pace

  37. Theirs to Cherish by Shayla Black

  38. Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson

  39. One Sweet Ride by Jaci Burton

  40. The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

  41. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

  42. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

  43. Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren

  44. Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

  45. Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD by Susan Pinsky

  46. Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

  47. Serving Pleasure by Alisha Rai

  48. On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy

  49. Static by L.A. Witt

  50. Tempting Meridith by Samantha Ann King

  51. Crosstown Crush by Cara McKenna

  52. Voice by James Scott Bell

  53. VB6: Vegan Before Six by Mark Bittman

  54. Off the Ice by Julie Cross

  55. Thug Kitchen

  56. The Land of the Beautiful Dead by R. Lee Smith

  57. One for the Money by Janet Evanovitch

  58. Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd


  1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  2. Danse Macabre by Stephen King

  3. The Dom Project by Heloise Belleau and Solace Ames

  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  5. My Heartache Cowboy by Z.A. Maxfield

  6. Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden

  7. Lethal Pursuit by Kaylea Cross

  8. Take Me On by Cherrie Lynn

  9. Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton

  10. Linger by Lauren Jameson (Read ARC for cover quote)

  11. Poe by J. Lincoln Fenn

  12. Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein

  13. Addicted by Charlotte Stein

  14. Master of the Island (Invitation to Eden) by Lauren Hawkeye

  15. Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

  16. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

  17. Spin by Catherine McKenzie

  18. Third Degree by Julie Cross

  19. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

  20. Writing From the Middle by James Scott Bell

  21. Hard Time by Cara McKenna

  22. The Gentleman and the Rogue by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon

  23. Winter: The Haunted Heart by Josh Lanyon

  24. Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

  25. Before You Break by Christina Lee

  26. Possess Me by R.G. Alexander

  27. Archetype by M.D. Waters

  28. Darkening Around Me by Barbara Hancock

  29. Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass

  30. The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

  31. 600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster

  32. Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

  33. Story Trumps Structure by Steven James

  34. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  35. Tear You Apart by Megan Hart

  36. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

  37. It's So Easy: And Other Lies by Duff McKagan

  38. Six Years by Harlan Coben

  39. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts

  40. Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally

  41. Control by Charlotte Stein

  42. The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

  43. The Duff by Kody Keplinger

  44. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

  45. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean

  46. Take by Ella Frank

  47. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

  48. Blue Notes by Shira Anthony

  49. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

  50. Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

  51. Cost of Repairs by A.M Arthur

  52. Rough Justice by Sarah Castille (Read ARC for quote)

  53. The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

  54. Blindfolded Innocence by Alessandra Torre

  55. The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz

  56. Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher

  57. Escorted by Claire Kent

  58. Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren

  59. The Flame by Christopher Rice

  60. Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

  61. Intrusion by Charlotte Stein

  62. Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

  63. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

  64. 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake

  65. The King by Tiffany Reisz

  66. Mimi-Missions for Simplicity by Courtney Carver

  67. Simplify by Joshua Becker


  1. Enslaved by Shoshanna Evers

  2. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught

  3. Rush by Maya Banks

  4. On Her Side by Beth Andrews

  5. Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

  6. Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway

  7. Miracle In New Hope by Kaki Warner

  8. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

  9. Jackson Hole Valentine by Cindy Kirk

  10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  11. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

  12. A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

  13. Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone

  14. A Taste of You by Sorcha Grace

  15. The Other Woman by Hank Phillipi Ryan

  16. Fever by Maya Banks

  17. Perfect by Judith McNaught

  18. The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

  19. After Hours by Cara McKenna

  20. Halfway Perfecy by Julie Cross and Mark Perrini (ARC read for endorsement quote)

  21. All of You by Christina Lee (ARC read for endorsement quote)

  22. Ours to Love by Shayla Black

  23. My Story Can Beat Up Your Story by Jeffrey Alan Schechter

  24. Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality by Suzy Spencer

  25. The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden

  26. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

  27. This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

  28. The Mistress Files by Tiffany Reisz

  29. Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale

  30. The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

  31. Games People Play by Shelby Reed

  32. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

  33. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

  34. Frat Boy & Toppy by Anne Tenino

  35. Aftermath by Cara Dee

  36. Consequences by Aleatha Romig

  37. Burn by Maya Banks

  38. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  39. Parenting book

  40. On the Island by Tracy Garvis Graves

  41. A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

  42. Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell

  43. Rules of Entanglement by Gina Maxwell

  44. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  45. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

  46. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

  47. The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith

  48. Unbound by Cara McKenna

  49. Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie

  50. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

  51. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  52. Never Enough by Lauren Dane

  53. A Little Too Much by Lisa Desrochers

  54. Try by Ella Frank

  55. My Cowboy Heart by Z.A. Maxfield


  1. Dark Citadel by Cherise Sinclair

  2. Desire's Edge by Eve Berlin

  3. The Principal's Office by Jasmine Haynes

  4. Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz

  5. Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff

  6. Saddled and Spurred by Lorelei James

  7. An Ordinary Girl by Barbara Elsborg

  8. Cowboys Down by Barbara Elsoborg

  9. The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker

  10. Bared to You by Sylvia Day

  11. The Reason Is You by Sharla Lovelace

  12. The Dark Garden by Eden Bradley

  13. Sheltered by Charlotte Stein

  14. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna

  15. The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff

  16. Mine to Hold by Shayla Black

  17. Restraint by Charlotte Stein

  18. Sweet Addiction by Maya Banks

  19. Yours to Take by Joely Sue Burkhart

  20. The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

  21. Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

  22. Hot Head by Damon Suede

  23. Wife for Hire by Christine Bell

  24. Defying the Odds by Kele Moon

  25. Because You Are Mine by Beth Kery

  26. More Like Her by Liza Palmer

  27. What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles

  28. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

  29. Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

  30. Laid Open by Lauren Dane

  31. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

  32. Easy by Tammara Webber

  33. Deep Desires by Charlotte Stein

  34. The Angel by Tiffany Reisz

  35. Captive in the Dark by C. J. Roberts

  36. Seduced in the Dark by C. J. Roberts

  37. Losing It by Cora Carmack

  38. The Prince by Tiffany Reisz

  39. Between by Jessica Warman

  40. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

  41. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park

  42. Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun


1. Behind the Duke's Door by Lynne Silver

2. Strange Attractions by Emma Holly

3. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

4. Beyond Eden by Kele Moon

5. Undercover by Lauren Dane

6. Smash Cut by Sandra Brown

7. By the Book by Scarlett Parrish

8. Naked by Megan Hart

9. The Dom's Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair

10. Trial by Fire by Jo Davis

11. Sweet Possession by Maya Banks

12. Surrender to Me by Shayla Black

13. Corralled by Lorelei James

14. Copping to It by Ava Meyers

15. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

16. Three to Tango by Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Emma Holly, and Bethany Kane

17. Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer by Kristen Lamb

18. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

19. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

20. Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder

21. Save the Cat Strikes Back by Blake Snyder

22. Pleasure's Edge by Eve Berlin

23. Finding Eden by Kele Moon

24. Romancing the Countess by Ashley March

25. Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

26. Haunting Beauty by Erin Quinn

27. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

28. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

29. Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks (reread)

30. Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks (reread)

31. Belong to Me by Shayla Black