Reads of 2016

  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Yes, Please by Amy Phoeler

Reads of 2015 

  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • We’ll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Mrs. Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Ring & The Crown by Melissa De La Cruz
  • Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
  • Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion

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I am constantly looking for my next good read. I ask friends and family for suggestions, scour book reviews, and follow the latest books my favorite authors are writing (John Green, J.K. Rowling, Curtis Sittenfeld, etc). In my 22 [young] years, I’ve also read a fairly expansive amount of books. And if I’m always looking for a good suggestion, I thought I’d share some of my mine for my fellow avid readers. All of the lists are based off books I’ve read, and they are guaranteed to change as I read more (potentially better!) books. 

Books Read in 2014

  •  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath✓
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger✓
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis✓
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flyn✓
  • MWF seeks BFF by Rachel Bertsche✓
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells✓
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho✓
  • Angels & Demons by Dan Brown✓
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett✓
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner✓
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith✓
  • Sammy’s Hill by Kristin Gore✓
  • The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott✓
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn✓
  • Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld✓
  • Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin✓

10 books to change your life 

1. Looking for Alaska by John  Green
2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
3. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
7. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
8. A Fault in Our Stars by John Green
9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

10 fiction books with (somewhat) historical settings that may (or may not) make you cry

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
5. The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
6. Fever 1973 by Laurie Halse Anderson
7. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
8. The Watson’s Go To Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
9. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Top 10 favorite book series’ 

1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Golden Compass Trilogy by Philip Pullman
3. Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
4. Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
5. Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfield
6. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
7.  Shifters Series by Rachel Vincent
8. Twilight Trilogy by Stephanie Meyer
9.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
10. Daughter of the Lioness Duology by Tamora Pierce

5 favorites for mystery/thrillers lovers

1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
2. Deception Point by Dan Brown
3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
4. The Rules of Prey by John Sanford
5. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith