Stacey Loscalzo


“No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 which is not equally worth reading at the age of 50.” C.S. Lewis

I couldn’t stop smiling when I first read the C.S. Lewis’s quote. Turns out he said exactly what I have been thinking for years in a more articulate way that I have been able to say it. I love to read books. Any books. Children’s books. Adult books. Middle Grade books. Young adult books.

A book is a book is a book. And a well written book can (and should) be read and enjoyed by one and all.


1. Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt (Middle Grade)

2. Us by David Nicholls (Adult Fiction)

3. The Accident by Chris Pavone (Adult Fiction)

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Adult Fiction- re-read)

5. The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (Adult Fiction)

6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Adult Fiction)

7. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Young Adult Fiction)

8. Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat (Adult Memoir)

9. Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn (Adult Memoir)

10. My Sunshine Away by  M.O. Walsh (Adult Fiction)

11. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Middle Grade Fiction)

12. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin (Adult Non-Fiction)

13. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (Young Adult Fiction)

14. The Stranger by Harlan Coben (Adult Fiction)

15. Wreckage by Emily Bleeker (Adult Fiction)

16. Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey (Adult Memoir)

17. The Fall: A Father’s Memoir in 424 Steps by Diogo Mainardi (Adult Memoir)

18. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Middle Grade Fiction)

19. The Night Gardner by Jonathan Auxier (Middle Grade Fiction)

20. Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Middle Grade Fiction)

21. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley (Middle Grade Fiction)

22. The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Adult Fiction)

23. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (Adult Fiction)

24. Among 10,000 Things by Julia Pierpont (Adult Fiction)

25. The Ice Twins by S.K.Tremayne (Adult Fiction)

26. The Martian by Andy Weir (Adult Fiction)

27. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica (Adult Fiction)

28. The Secret History by Donna Tart (Adult Fiction)

29. Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt (Adult Fiction)

30. Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (Adult Fiction)

31. The Gift of Imperfection by Jessica Lahey (Adult Non-Fiction)

32. 11/22/73 by Stephen King (Adult Fiction)

33. Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brian (Middle Grade)

34. A Window Opens by Elizabeth Eagen (Adult Fiction)

35. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Young Adult)

36. The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore (Adult Fiction)

37. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (Young Adult)

38. The Ruins by Scott Smith (Adult Fiction)

39. Bird Box by Josh Malerman (Adult Fiction)

40. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gabriel Savit (ARC- Middle Grade)

41. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (re-read- Middle Grade)

42. My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl (Adult Cook Book)


*updated list in progress


Here is a partial list of my 2013 reads. Each year I promise that this list will be complete. Maybe next year I will remember to write down every title I read?


Wool by Hugh Howey

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp

The Renegade Writer by Linda Formicelli and Diane Burrell

The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell

Inferno by Dan Brown

The Good House by Ann Leary

Six Years by Harlan Coben

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donal Miller

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

The Likeness by Tana French

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

A Walk Across the Sun by Corbam Addison

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Middle Grade

The Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Because of Mr. Terpupt by Rob Buyea

Bridge to Terebitha by Katherine Patterson

Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool

Young Adult

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenze

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell