Books Read on Adventure

One goal for this adventure was to read at least two books a month. I get asked a lot by friends about what I’m reading, so figured I’d add this page to keep track myself and share some of my favorites. I won’t write much about each one, but will include a little score of what I thought.

You can also find me and the books I’ve read on Goodreads.

What else should I be reading?

  1. Secret Life of Bees – 5/5
  2. Little Fires Everywhere – 5/5
  3. Red Rising 1 – 5/5
  4. Golden Son (Red Rising 2) – 4/5 (not as good as the first)
  5. Morning Star (Red Rising 3) – 4.5/5
  6. My Brilliant Best Friend – 4/5 (some good parts, but really slow and tedious in the middle)
  7. Name of the Wind – 3/5 (this took me forever to read, but finally I finished it just to appease my friend Tony who recommended it to me)
  8. Hey Ladies! – 4.5/5 (fun read with ridiculous characters and different format, a little eye-rolling at times but I enjoyed it)
  9. Commonwealth – 4/5
  10. An American Marriage – 4/5
  11. The Alice Network – 4.5/5
  12. Night Circus – 3/5
  13. The Great Alone – 2/5 (too depressing, I couldn’t get through it all)
  14. Crazy Rich Asians – 5/5 (fun, entertaining read)
  15. The Power – 4/5
  16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 5/5 (reread for perhaps the 7th time, I was back in the UK, so figured why not!)
  17. Educated – 4/5 (very interesting memoir of a religious, off-the-grid family)
  18. Crazy China Girlfriend – 3.5/5
  19. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – 4.5/5
  20. Rich People Problems – 4/5 (book 3 of the Crazy Rich Asians series, continued fun read)
  21. Six of Crows – 4.5/5
  22. Iron Gold, book 4 of the Red Rising series – 4/5 (not as good as the previous ones, but still a good read!)
  23. Year One – 3/5 (it was kind of an interesting story but a little cheesy in terms of the writing)
  24. Crooked Kingdom – 5/5 (equal to Six of Crows and real good yet again!)
  25. Becoming – 4/5 (I recommend this as an audiobook as I always love hearing memoirs told in the actual voice of the author, and Michelle Obama was no exception!)
  26. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – 2/5 (started out interesting, then just became a bit arrogant and obnoxious I felt)
  27. An Olive Grove at the End of the World – 5/5 (such a fun read about the true stories of a Chicago couple used to the city life who move to a small farm in middle of nowhere New Zealand)
  28. Where the Crawdads Sing – 5/5 (such an interesting, unique story with twists I didn’t expect)
  29. We Were Liars – 3/5 (entertaining enough but not that good of a story)
  30. Behold the Dreamers – 5/5 (amazing read. I loved the complexity of the characters)
  31. Fruit of the Drunken Tree – 5/5 (loved everything about this book. Heartwrenching at times but incredible writing and story of two girls growing up during Pablo Escobar’s reign over Colombia)
  32. The Circle – 3.5/5 (like an episode of Black Mirror)
  33. Life and Other Near Death Experiences – 4/5
  34. Riding High – 3/5 (memoir from the woman who started SoulCycle and FlyWheel, not very well written or endearing)
  35. Daisy Jones and the Six – 5/5
  36. Brave New World – 4/5 (kind of fun to reread this since I haven’t since high school, but it wasn’t as good as I remembered)
  37. All Our Wrong Todays – 3/5
  38. A Woman is No Man – 4.5/5 (wonderful story of life as a Palestinian woman living in Brooklyn)
  39. Bear Town – 4/5 (well written but a really tough story line)
  40. Something in the Water – 3.5/5 (similar to Gone Girl, an easy read but not the best plot)
  41. The Silent Patient – 4/5
  42. Next Year in Havana
  43. Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
  44. A River in Darkness
  45. I Miss You When I Blink
  46. Circe
  47. City of Girls
  48. Turtles All the Way Down
  49. Things You Save in a Fire
  50. The Secrets We Kept
  51. This is How It Always Is
  52. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  53. Calypso
  54. American Royals
  55. There There
  56. Dark Age
  57. The Impossible First