HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Titles!

These are the books that I would highly recommend to others!

Alternate Historical Fiction
The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen **
The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen * / **
The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Andersen **
Margot by Jillian Cantor **

Children's Literature (Middle Grade)
Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson **
West of the Moon by Margi Preus **
Wildwood by Colin Meloy **

Children's Literature (Picture Books)
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson **
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney **

Christian Fiction
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Ashfar **
Seeker of Stars by Susan Fish **

Christianity
Beautiful Battlefields by Bo Stern **
Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of a Spiritual Life by James Martin, S.J. **
Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley **
Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate by Debora M. Coty **
Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller **
Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler **
There's a Green Plastic Monkey in my Purse by Jessie Clemence **

Contemporary Fiction
All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg **
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter **
Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti **
Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany **
Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani **
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty **
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani **
Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani **
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling **
Etched on Me by Jenn Crowell **
Faith by Jennifer Haigh **
Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany **
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell **
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister **
The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany **
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George **
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova **
Midsummer by Carole Giangrande **
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer **
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline **
Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany **
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi **
The Round House by Louise Erdrich **
The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge **
Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany **
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin **
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki **
Televenge by Pamela King Cable **
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield **
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty **
The Two of Us by Andy Jones **
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani **
Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brooke **

Essays
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay **
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett **

Fairy Tales
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine **
While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell **

Fantasy
Grimm - The Killing Time by Tim Waggoner **
Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson **
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern **
Wildwood by Colin Meloy **

Health
Weight Loss Boss by David Kirchhoff  **

Historical Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr **
Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies **
Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot **
Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant **
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson **
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant **
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling **
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent **
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose **
The Cove by Ron Rash **
Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen **
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine **
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee **
Gracianna by Trini Almador **
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe **
Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen **
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman **
Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner **
The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister **
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paul Coelho
A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor **
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman **
Newport by Jill Morrow **
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin **
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline **
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi **
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner **
The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman **
Seduction by M.J. Rose **
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani **
Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes **
Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner **
The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini **
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield **
Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar **
The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay **
Wake by Anna Hope **
When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell **
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon **

History
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore **

Humor
Bossypants by Tina Fey **
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan **
Girl Walks Into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch **
No Land's Man by Aasif Madvi **
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler **

Memoir
Bossypants by Tina Fey **
Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist **
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn **
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim **
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan **
Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley **
Girl Walks Into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch **
Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Makler **
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor **
No Land's Man by Aasif Madvi **
The Orchard by Theresa Weir **
Pieces of Someday by Jan Vallone **
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder **
Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler **
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose **
The Voluntourist by Ken Budd **
Wild by Cheryl Strayed **
The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne **
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler **

Mystery
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly **
I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy **
Seduction by M.J. Rose **

Parenting
12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid by Tim Elmore **
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan **
Her Next Chapter by Lori Day, M. Ed. **
Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph **
Redefining Girly by Melissa Atkins Wardy **
The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler **
There's a Green Plastic Monkey in my Purse by Jessie Clemence **

Psychology
Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain **
The Sibling Effect by Jeffrey Kluger **

Science
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot **

Science Fiction
The Martian by Andy Weir **

Short Story Collections
The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons **
Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber **

Speciulative Fiction (Apocalyptic and Dystopian)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker **
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel **

Young Adult Fiction
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie **
Ana of California by Andi Teran **
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell **
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell **
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green **
Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca **
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu **

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