Book Recommendations

Here’s a listing of books that I would recommend to people who enjoy reading. This list contains books that I would rank no lower than 4 out of 5 stars in their genre! Of course, this page is always under construction, as I am always reading and finding new books to recommend. You can also find a full listing of my reviewed books here.

Young Adult Fiction

Fantasy

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Review)
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Review)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs (Review)
  • The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordian
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Historical Fiction

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Review)

Realistic Fiction

  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Review)
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
  • If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Review)
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Review)
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Review)
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver (Review)
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Review)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Review)
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Utopian/Dystopian

  • Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard (Review)
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Contemporary Adult Fiction

Historical

  • The King’s Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (Review)
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Review)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Review)
  • The Winter Sea and The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (Review)
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Review)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (Review)
  • The Forgotten Room by Karen White

Fantasy and Whimsy

  • The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (Review)
  • The All Souls’ Trilogy by Deborah Harkness (Review)

Realistic Reading

  • A Man Named Ove by Fredrik Backman (Review)
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Review)
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (Review)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (Review)
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Review)
  • The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner (Review)
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Review)
  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  • The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
  • Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Review)
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Review)
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield (Review)
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Review)

Mystery/Thriller/Crime

  • Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey (Review)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Good Girl by Karin Slaughter

Philosophical

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Review)

Short Stories

  • Machine of Death
  • Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman (Review)

Classic Adult Fiction

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Nonfiction

Memoir/Autobiography

  • MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Review)

Humor

  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (Review)

Narrative Nonfiction

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote