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

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

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

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

Spooky/Scary/Horror:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This House is Haunted by John Boyne

Retellings:
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

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

Non-Fiction:
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

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

 

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