I can read and reread these books and find something new every time. These are my favorite books, in no particular order.
  1. Confessions of a Memory Eater by Pagan Kennedy
    Don't be put off by the gross cover. The idea of being able to revisit a special memory is intriguing and frightening but always interesting. Where would you go in your memory?
  2. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    Nostalgia for college with a twist of evil, whenever I read this I am instantly back in this world.
  3. One Day by David Nicholls
    Laugh out loud funny and heart-breaking too, I fall in love with Emma and Dexter every time I read it.
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    I read this out loud to my son after his father (my husband) passed away from a brain tumor, and we both found comfort in Harry and his resilience.
  5. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
    Part graphic novel + part memoir = totally brilliant. Her inability to draw an "R" as a child cracks me up every time. Plus dogs!
  6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    A classic that never gets old or less thrilling. Don't read it alone at night or you too may dream of Manderley.