Book Recommendations

Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins

Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Small Island by Andrea Levy

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates

Nanaville by Anna Quindlen

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

The Heirs by Susan Rieger

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Strangers and Cousins by Leah Hager Cohen

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Normal People by Sally Rooney

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Miss Jane by Brad Watson

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais by Nathan Englander

Educated by Tara Westover

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Calypso by David Sedaris

The History of Love by Nicole Drauss

Stay with Me  by Ayobami Adebayo

Two Girls Down  by Louisa Luna

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

There There by Tommy Orange

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Great Alone  by Kristin Hannah

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

White Houses by Amy Bloom

The Hired Man by by Aminatta Forna

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brian

Commencement  by J. Courtney Sullivan

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Census by Jesse Ball

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Broken River by J. Robert Lennon

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Chemistry by Weike Wang

The Dry by Jane Harper

White Tears by Hari Kunzru

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A Horse Walked Into a Bar by David Grossman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Behold the Dreamers  by Imbolo Mbue

The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

The Storied Life of A.J. Fickery by Gabrielle Zevin

The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

I’ll Give You the Sun  by Jandy Nelson (YA)

Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

The Light We Lost  by Jill Santopolo

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (YA)

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Do Not Become Alarmed  by Maile Meloy

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

The Girls by Emma Cline

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter

My Brilliant Friend (book 1 of the Neopolitan Series)) by Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name (book 2), Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (book 3), The Story of the Lost Child (book 4) all by Elena Ferrante

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

The Dinner by Herman Koch

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Born Under an Assumed Name by Sara Mansfield Taber

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

2 thoughts on “Book Recommendations

  1. Susan, I just noticed your book list — and see! You’ve included several of my very favorites: Night Circus, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Unbroken, Me Before You… Recently finished The Boys in the Boat, you should read it if you have a chance. Take care!

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