Book Recommendations

Please add one of your favorite books with the name of the author. This will help people for the very first challenge tomorrow.
  1. All the Light We Cannot See // Anthony Doerr
    Book about a blind French girl and German boy during WWII. Beautiful writing and captivating story.
    Suggested by   @torihyder
  2. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    Suggested by   @meganriordan
  3. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
    Suggested by   @teamgivan
  4. "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
    👥🌸🇬🇷
    Suggested by   @paulus
  5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    Suggested by   @jaderyan21
  6. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
    Suggested by   @RyanDangerSims
  7. Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  8. One of my favourite books is/was Room. When I read it, it was so captivating and different from anything else I had read. Now that people have seen the movie/know of the main premise, it would be hard to read it the same way without picturing actors and knowing the end.
    Suggested by   @jennifer1482
  9. The Bassoon King - Rainn Wilson
    Suggested by   @_sarah
  10. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  11. Old: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving—New: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    Suggested by   @bethidee
  12. Sex & Shakespeare - Jillian Keenan
    Memoir of a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality (the life of a fetishist) through thinking about Shakespeare's works. It's honest, funny, sad, and you don't need a knowledge of the Bard to enjoy. Also eye-opening to alternate sexual tendancies
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  13. The Passion. Jeanette Winterson
    Suggested by   @jannychan
  14. One More Thing- Stories and Other Stories by @bjnovak
    Every chapter is different from the next. Literally just like the title. This man made me care about the relationship between a slightly entitled bachelor and his AI (Ex-Machina vibes). ALSO he made me find it understandable why a 12 year old would leave his family to live with a cereal tycoon. I mean.... WHAT? Anyway- read it. Amazing voice throughout each story, and they're all so different.
    Suggested by   @Ames91
  15. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
    Suggested by   @TenaciousC
  16. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    my favorite book, movie and food 😛
    Suggested by   @francium
  17. The Secret History // Donna Tartt
    Honestly if you HAVENT read this book yet, GET ON IT. It's a kinda long book but I read it in a day and a half
    Suggested by   @angeliaheimsoth
  18. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    Suggested by   @Heartsounds
  19. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    Suggested by   @Heartsounds
  20. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
    Suggested by   @josie
  21. The Alanna series by Tamora Pierce
    YA but excellent YA. Follows a young girl as she disguises herself to become a knight in a magical kingdom. Relatable characters. Wonderful magic that leaves you wanting more. As the series grows so does she much the way the HP books so by the end you end up with very sophisticated writing and characters when you started with more of a children's book.
    Suggested by   @KateandDogs
  22. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Suggested by   @autumnftw
  23. Bell Canto- Ann Patchett
    Suggested by   @mags46
  24. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
    Suggested by   @kellyk
  25. This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  26. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
    It's like reading 6 short stories in one bigger novel. Definitely one of the most unique books I've read.
    Suggested by   @saum
  27. My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
    Muir's journal from the summer of 1869. Includes some of his drawings and photographs. You WILL be transported to the glorious Yosemite Valley with Muir's lovingly crafted words.
    Suggested by   @Dashelamet
  28. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Suggested by   @sarahsage
  29. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  30. The Westing Game
    Suggested by   @stephthisway
  31. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
    Suggested by   @stephthisway
  32. Guards, Guards by Terry Pratchett
    Or anything by Terry Pratchett really
    Suggested by   @lyssa131330
  33. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
    Suggested by   @Amagine
  34. The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
    What is it about these two? I love them just as much, but in a different way with each passing decade.
    Suggested by   @TT
  35. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Suggested by   @Starmist
  36. The Nightengale
    Women power in WWII. So good!
    Suggested by   @afrand3
  37. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon)
    Suggested by   @kate_ls
  38. The Alchemist -Paulo Coelho
    I recommend this book to everyone I know. This is one of those rare books that not only left a lasting impression, but actually impacted my life.
    Suggested by   @holly70
  39. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
    I read this book shortly after I graduated university with my English degree and felt like screaming to the heavens "HE IS WRITING ABOUT ME." It's one of those books that *does* have a plot and all, but one which honestly meant more to me on an internal level than that: words upon words of thoughts I've felt sing I was a young girl dreaming of what being a grown up would be like. One quote & I'll stop: "She wanted a book to take her places she couldn't get to herself." I really need to buy this.
    Suggested by   @quixotic
  40. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    Suggested by   @elizzamitchell
  41. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
    Suggested by   @elizzamitchell
  42. The Novels of Temeraire by Naomi Novak
    A remarkably detailed and well-thought-out nine book series that imagines the Napoleonic Wars, but with dragons!
    Suggested by   @Aetheros9
  43. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
    An epic tale of a farmboy turned hero when he finds a dragon egg while hunting in a nearby mountain. Has been said to be reminiscent of both Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
    Suggested by   @Aetheros9
  44. "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
    Suggested by   @jazzybee
  45. Anything by Rick Bragg. All Over But the Shoutin' is my favourite.
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi