Book Recommendations

Before I give you my book recommendations, I want to say this: I firmly believe that every reader enters a book differently and that their experience with a book is colored by their own lives. For each reader, the characters look different and the setting/scenery changes. This is what is so incredible to me about books. We might share likes or dislikes, but every book is a private experience.

That being said, all of my favorite books are those that I had an emotional connection to, that I thought about when I wasn’t reading, and that I couldn’t wait to get back to every time I put it down.

I hope you’ll find some new favorites below!

My personal favorites:

Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic:
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
One Second After by William R. Forstchen
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Let It Snow by John Green

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This House is Haunted by John Boyne

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli

Historical Fiction:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Historical Fiction – War:
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luiz Zafon
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Servants’ Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance by Margaret Powell
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather