books I recommend

Fiction

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Room by Emma Donoghue

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup

The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald

 

Young Adult

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

 

Mystery

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Mysic River by Dennis Lehane

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Passage by Justin Cronin

 

Non-Fiction

Zeitoun by David Eggers

Dinner a Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach

The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver