You want to know which books I love? There’s no way I could list them all. Bookshelf space is an ongoing problem at my house. I often have a favorite-of-the-day, so there are plenty of books not here that I love, love, love. Here’s a starting point, if you’re looking for some recommendations…..

Middle Grade

HARRY POTTER

The PERCY JACKSON series, by Rick Riordan

WONDER, RJ Palacio

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ORIGAMI YODA, Tom Angleberger

Anything Roald Dahl

WAITING FOR NORMAL, Leslie Connor

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Kenneth Graham

THE GIVER, Lois Lowry

WHEN YOU REACH ME, Rebecca Stead

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, Trenton Lee Stewart

Young Adult:

Anything by John Green, but THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES in particular

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE, Jandy Nelson

IF I STAY, Gayle Forman

EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS, A.S. King

INEXCUSABLE, Chris Lynch

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, Ransom Riggs

WHERE THINGS COME BACK, John Corey Whaley

SPEAK, Laurie Halse Anderson

SHIP BREAKER, Paolo Bacigalupi

THE HUNGER GAMES Trilogy, Suzanne Collins

THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO (The Chaos Walking Trilogy), Patrick Ness

THE SCORPIO RACES, Maggie Stiefvater

NOT A DROP TO DRINK, Mandy McGinniss

CODE NAME VERITY, Elizabeth Wein

The DIVERGENT Trilogy, Veronica Roth

BREAK, Hannah Moskowitz

THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, Holly Black

YOU, Charles Benoit

WILD AWAKE, Hilary Smith

FAKING NORMAL, Courtney Stevens

WE WERE LIARS, e. lockhart

THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED, Kerry Kletter

SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, Becky Albertalli

Adult Fiction:

LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN by Colum McCann (Oh my God, this book is SO good!)

WHITE TEETH, Zadie Smith

A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE, Steve Totlz

LIFE OF PI, Yann Martel

THE NAMESAKE, Jumpa Lahiri

THEN WE CAME TO AN END, Joshua Ferris

PEACE LIKE A RIVER, Lief Enger

THE BRIEF AND WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, Junot Diaz

THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING, Tracey Chevalier

Anything by Barbara Kingsolver

WHITE TIGER, Aravind Adiga

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, Mark Haddon

I CAPTURE THE CASTLE, Dodie Smith

CLOUD ATLAS, David Mitchell (I didn’t see the movie, but this book is an amazing read–and very humbling, as a writer)

Non-Fiction:

THE TELLING ROOM: A TALE OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, REVENGE, AND THE WORLD’S GREATEST PIECE OF CHEESE, Michael Paterniti

GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL, Jared Diamond

FREAKONOMICS, Steven Levitt and Steppen Dubner

MISQUOTING JESUS, Bart Ehrmann

HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION,Thomas Cahill

NOTHING TO ENVY, Barbara Demick

THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA, Michael Pollan

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE, Barbara Kingsolver

 

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