Your Recommendations – A List

Ten days ago, I presented you all with a special request : recommend me some adult books, or books that are different than the ones I have been reading recently. You answered my cry for help with even more recommendations than I had hoped for and it was exactly what I needed.

Because I am always looking for a reason to make lists, I had to make one for your recommendations (including my own, and excluding those for books I have already read). I was pleased by the number of recommended books that are already on my shelves; I identified those with a (s). In some cases, when I don’t have a specific book from an author I added another that I do have. I don’t need more reasons to buy books, do I?

  • If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous (s) (read this week)
  • Undress me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman (s)
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Jigs and Reels by Joanne Harris
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • Holy Fools by Joanne Harris (s) (not a recommendation, but it’s the only one from the author I do own)
  • I Thought you Were Dead by Pete Nelson
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (s)
  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
  • The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (s)
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  • Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
  • The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (s) (added this week to my shelves!)
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (s)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (s)
  • Modoc by Ralph Helfer
  • Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien
  • Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (s)
  • 100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin
  • The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (s)
  • Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes
  • Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes
  • Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
  • This Charming Man by Marian Keyes (s)
  • The Human Bobby by Gabe Rotter
  • Red, Black, White by Ted Dekker
  • The Circle by Ted Dekker
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
  • The Likeness by Tana French
  • In the Woods by Tana French (s)
  • The History of the World in Ten and a Half Chapters by Julian Barnes (s)
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • One Day byDavid Nicholls (s)
  • Sepulchre by Kate Moss (s)

So, that should keep me busy for a while! 🙂

I thank you all for your help, and if you have any more recommendations, please share them with me! 🙂

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5 responses to “Your Recommendations – A List”

  1. thewildbrain says :

    I was expecting the Hunger Games! ahaha but cool books though nice job I totally agree

  2. Vasilly says :

    Chocolat is a great foodie book. It’s such a vivid read. I love Life of Pi though I understand why some people didn’t. A Discovery of Witches is a chunkster but it will keep you in your seat until the end. I read it in less than a day. This is a great list. Happy reading!

  3. talesofwhimsy says :

    Yay my recommendation is on there 🙂

  4. Kailana says :

    What a great list! I hope you find lots of wonderful reads off of it. 🙂

  5. Amanda says :

    What a fantastic list! And Chocolat – I should have remembered that one! I second that recommendation. 😀

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