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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Favorite books

With some regularity, people ask me to recommend books.  I thought I would create a favorites list that I could return to when I get inquiries:

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Fire by Kristen Cashore
Poison Study by Maria Snyder
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Dysfunctional families (aka abandoned by mother)
How to be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
A Changed Man by Francine Prose
Second Heaven by Judth Guest
Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant
Historical fiction
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Pope Joan by Donna Woolcroft
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Rose by Martin Cruz Smith
All Other Nights by Dara Horn

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
A Promising Man by Elizabeth Young
Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young

Anything by Elinor Lipman
The Diamond Lane by Karen Karbo

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Into Thin Air by
Under the Banner of Heaven

Older books/Classics
A Wrinkle in Time
Fahrenheit 451
Brave New World
Mila 18
The Stand
The Dead Zone
The Chosen
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Books for younger readers
That Quail Robert
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack by ME Kerr
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber



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