An ever evolving list.
  1. The Art of Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein
    A book told from the perspective of a dog named Enzo. Reminds you why dogs are better than humans while also teaching you lessons about life. You will sob. It will be worth it.
  2. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
    I think about the information, stories, and lessons shared in this book a lot. It inspires and comforts me.
  3. P.S. Longer Letter Later by Ann M. Martin and Paula Danziger
    One of my favorite books when I was younger. I read it over and over.
  4. Harry Potter 1-7
    Enthralling, inspiring, moving, hilarious, upsetting, creative, uplifting, sorrowful, suspenseful, mysterious, playful...everything.
  5. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
    Amazing historical fiction. Extremely engaging and moving. Sobbing.
  6. Something Blue by Emily Giffin
    Most people like Something Borrowed more than Something Blue. Not me. I love the story of Ethan and Darcy. London, friendship, redemption, love, family. Beautiful.
  7. Attachments By Rainbow Rowell
    I love the character of Lincoln. And the 90s.
  8. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
    I read this while I was 18 on a beach on vacation with my family. While reading I was acutely aware of the juxtaposition of my location and the stories in the book itself. Engagingly written, heartbreaking, inspiring, beautiful.
  9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    I love this story. I don't know what it is, I just do. So far the only book I was required to read in high school I've reread because I liked it.
  10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    An awesome and creative retelling of the Cinderella story. This is the first book I can remember making me cry.
  11. Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
    Love the character of Cyd Charisse and the way the book is written. The story itself is funny but also poignant. I've read this book countless times.
  12. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
    I loved this book. Hilarious and inspiring. I keep buying it as presents for other people.
  13. Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
    A fictional book about a Congressional staffer from Ohio. I've read this book several times. I love the character of Sammy, the setting of D.C., that she is from Ohio, and the personal storyline.
  14. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    Just read this. Amazing.
  15. Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
    The story of Louis Zamperini is simply magnificent. Inspiring, heartbreaking, uplifting.