Book Love

I’m a sucker for books that fill the gap between genre and literary fiction, good young adult stories, and the odd dose of self-help. Here are the ones I find myself thinking about time and time again:


  • A Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin)
  • The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gayle Honeyman)
  • Sorrow and Bliss (Meg Mason)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding)
  • Dark Matter (Blake Crouch)
  • Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  • The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
  • The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)
  • Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

YA Fiction

  • Emergency Contact (Mary H.K. Choi)
  • Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)
  • We Are All Made of Molecules (Susin Nielsen)
  • Love & Gelato (Jenna Evans Welch)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Peter Cameron)
  • The Lioness Quartet (Tamora Pierce)
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Jenny Han)
  • Our Chemical Hearts (Krystal Sutherland)
  • Words on Bathroom Walls (Julia Walton)


  • Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
  • Bird By Bird (Anne Lamott)
  • The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)
  • Better Than Before (Gretchen Rubin)
  • Being Mortal (Atul Gawande)
  • Becoming (Michelle Obama)
  • On Writing (Stephen King)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown)
  • Braving the Wilderness (Brene Brown)
  • Essentialism (Greg McKeown)
  • Quiet (Susan Cain)

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