Mrs. Adams' Reading List

I most enjoy reading realistic and historical fiction along with memoirs and self-help.  I'm drawn to books that paint vivid pictures of settings and characters, impact me in a meaningful way, or challenge me to think differently.  

I'm a sucker for Southern fiction like The Help; books with a pioneer spirit like Half Broke Horses; books written by African American authors like Toni Morrison; and books with a bit of realistic suspense like Drowning Ruth.  

See below for a list of my most recent reads or click this link for specifics from my Goodreads list:
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50 Secrets of the Longest Living People Beare, Sally 
Anthem Rand, Ayn 
A Place of Yes Frankel, Bethenny 
Are There Closets in Heaven? Curoe, Carol and Robert Curoe 
Chanda's Wars Stratton, Allan 
Cinderella Ate My Daughter Orenstein, Peggy 
Dangerous Neighbors Kephart, Beth 
Divergent Roth, Veronica 
Drowning Ruth Schwarz, Christina 
Eventide Haruf, Kent 
Expecting Adam Beck, Martha 
Ghost Girl : The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her  Hayden, Torey 
Half Broke Horses Walls, Jeannette 
Hattie Big Sky Larson, Kirby 
Heaven Johnson, Angela 
Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning Schwan and McGarvey 
Into the Wild Krakauer, Jon 
Lift Corrigan, Kelly 
Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine Weiner, Eric 
One True Thing Quindlen, Anna 
Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write about Their Search for Self  Shandler, Sara 
Plainsong Haruf, Kent 
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey Simon, Rachel 
Rose Cottage Stewart, Mary 
Safe Haven Sparks, Nicolas 
Sing You Home  Picoult, Jodi 
Speak Anderson, Laura Halse 
The Bean Trees Kingsolver, Barbara 
The Children's Blizzard Laskin, David 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Kelly, Jacqueline 
The Firefly Cloak Reynolds, Sheri 
The First Part Last Johnson, Angela 
The Golden Compass Puhlman, Philip 
The Higher Power of Lucky Patron, Susan 
The Hunger Games series Collins, Suzanne 
The Lightning Thief Riordan, Rick 
The Mermaid Chair Kidd, Sue Monk 
The Middle Place Corrigan, Kelly 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander 
The Pilot's Wife Shreve, Anita 
The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver, Barbara 
The Rapture of Canaan Reynolds, Sheri 
The Upstairs Room Reiss, Johanna 
The Way of the Peacful Warrior Millman, Dan 
This I Blieve: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women Allison, Jay and Dan Gediman 
Three Little Words Rhodes-Courter, Ashley 
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