I was blown away by all your wonderful book recommendations last week and I thought it might be nice to compile some of the popular favorites for everyone’s reference. I’m still deciding which twelve to tackle…it’s so hard to choose! Last night I curled up with The Alchemist — what a beautiful, quick read with so much simple wisdom. I admired its lessons of gratefulness and living in the present — a welcome reminder. Without further ado, a handful of your favorite reads:
After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
One More Thing by B.J. Novak
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
If you pick one of these up, be sure to let us know what you think! I’ll keep you posted on my progress as well. Happy page-turning!
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Jess (Jess-On-Thames) says
One more! The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (wonderful read on a mystery surrounding a doll’s house in 17th century Amsterdam).
Katie Armour says
Jess — Will look it up now! Thanks :)
Thanks for sharing the list, Katie!! Can’t wait to hear about the books you read and how you like them! :)
Katie Armour says
Monica – Thank YOU for following along! Will be sure to keep you updated!
Madeline [madelinemade] says
just read beautiful ruins and where’d you go bernadette and they were wonderful!
reading the goldfinch now and excited to pick up lena’s new book!
Love the list you compiled! I see some books that I need to check out now : )
Katie Armour says
Madeline – Hadn’t even heard of the Bernadette book until all of my readers raved about it! So excited to order a copy. Keep me posted on what you think of Lena’s book! I’m really enjoying it, she’s hysterical.
Karen – Let us know what you think of the ones you check out! :)
Jade Sheldon-Burnsed says
Oh, yay! So glad you compiled this list!
Thanks for posting this list! Enjoy and keep us posted on your reviews.
A NYC friend recommended “Rules of Civility” to me last year, I absolutely loved it.
Have fun reading :)
I have read most of these already and they are all fabulous. I HIGHLY recommend The Art of Fielding, The Goldfinch, and Where’d You Go Bernadette?.
this is perfect! i’d been thinking about what to read next (just finished ‘this is where i leave you’).
This is a fabulous list! I have read many and now have several new ones from your list!
Michael Hainey says
Katie, Thank you for your kind support. I’d love to find a way to sign your book — and create something inspiring around it with your fans. x Michael
Such a great list! I adored Loving Frank. Loved. xox
I am so excited about this list! I read constantly and there were a number of suggestions on this list that I hadn’t discovered. I just downloaded four and I can’t wait to begin. This made my Monday!