20 Books I've Read Recently

I'm an Audiobook reader/listener which helps my long commute to and from work to be a little more exciting. I've never been one who can sit down and indulge in a book so this is the perfect way to for me to "read" and I'd never be able to get through this amount of books without my Audible app.

An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

The Couple Next Door
It all started at a dinner party. . .
A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .

Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

“This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” ―San Francisco Book Review

The heart-stirring New York Times bestseller shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from Drew Barrymore’s past and present, told from the place of happiness she's achieved today.

Based on the bestselling thriller, Rachel sees something shocking happen from her daily commute and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. 

Ellen hilariously talks about the secret of life, how to be a supermodel, and much more!

Eighty percent of companies say they deliver out­standing customer service, but only 8 percent of their customers agree. This book will help you close that gap by reconfiguring your customer service to deliver knockout experiences. 

Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever...

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans.  

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon.


In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

The Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. The Boxed Set includes: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed.

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul.

Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice. 

 An enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

“The novel’s plot is as provocative as its title."--Washington Post 

As you can tell, I've read a hodge podge of different kinds of books. I didn't rate each book but if you want my feedback, please feel free to ask.

My least favorite books were by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler & Ellen Degeneras. Nothing against these ladies because I think they're awesome comedians but the stories weren't nearly as engaging as the other books in this lineup.


  1. I have read about 3/4 of these and My Husband's Wife is on my list so let me know if you think I'd like it. It seems like I am forever reading fiction, I used to read non-fiction all the time but man the made up stuff is so much more exciting, lol! Have a wonderful day beautiful!!

  2. I just bought the subtle art one. Did you like it?

  3. What a great list. I have only read Girl On The Train - and I need to read Mindy's new book!

  4. I picked up The Girl Before from the library yesterday.

  5. Lots of great books I have read, too, and ones I want to read! My Husband's Wife is one that is definitely being added to my list!

  6. I really enjoyed The Girl on the Train, but was upset that they didn't stay true to the book for the movie. It's set in London, they cast a British actress yet the movie was set in New York *oy*. And I need to read that Leah Remini book, everything about Scientology gives me the heebie jeevies :-P
    Green Fashionista

  7. I loved The Girl on the Train, it was such a great book. I have yet to see the movie but plan on it. Girl you read alot, put me to shame. I need to start reading more.

  8. I have read quite a few of these - The Girl Before, Yes Please, Bossypants, Why Not Me and enjoyed all of those. Behind Closed Doors, The Couple Next Door and A Man Called Ove are on my list to read.

  9. I love the new blog look around here! I have read a few of these. I love Mark Manson's blog posts so much, do you read those? I was afraid the book would just be a rehash of them and did not want to put out the dough for that.

  10. Would love to know your top picks, I'm trying to pick some reads for June!

  11. I'm just about to make my summer reading list so browsing over this was perfect!

  12. Hey, I've actually read some of these! I want to read the Remini book. Scientology is so scary to me!!

  13. Ellen DeGeneres' and Tina Fey's books are two of my all time favorites. I have Amy Poehler's on hold at the library and I can't wait to read it!!

  14. It looks like you've had some great reads! I've been wanting to try another audiobook memoir read by the author-- those always seem to be so good.

  15. Minus the Fifty Shades Trilogy, all of them look like good books. Especially the one by Leah Remini.