the books

fiction                                                                  

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verges

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Durable Goods by Elizabeth Berg

Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan
Emma by Alexandar McCall Smith
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
Euphoria by Lily King
Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Florence Gordon by Brian Morton

Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor

Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie                    
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
How It's Done by Christine MacLean
How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dalloway

Imaginings of Sand by Andre Brink
In the Woods by Tana French
Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea            
I Still Dream about You by Fannie Flagg

Jewelweed by David Rhodes

Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Let the Great World Spin by Column McCann
Leon and Louise by Alex Capus                                
Lipshitz Six or Two Angry Blondes by T Cooper
Like Life by Lorrie Moore
Longbourne by Jo Baker

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Norwegian by Night by Derrek B. Miller

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Paper Towns by John Green
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie

Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea

Real Life & Liars by Kristina Riggle
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rules of Civility by Amor Towels

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser
Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Shine, Shine, Shine by Linda Netzer
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Stitches by David Small

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle
The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace
The Book of Jonah by Joshua Max Feldman
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
The Cleaner of Chartres by Sally Vickers
The Color of Lightning by Paulette Miles

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
The Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Burbery

The Fault in our Stars by John Green
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
The Good House by Ann Leary
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Imperfectionists by Tom Ranchman
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Line by Olga Grushin
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton

The Odds by Stewart O'Nan
The One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The Ramblers by Aiden Donnelly Rowley
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
The Round House by Louise Eldrich

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
The Storied Life of AJ Firky by Gabrielle Zevin
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows


The Used World by Haven Kimmel

The Vacationers by Emma Stroub

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Things We Didn't Say by Kristina Riggle
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Transatlantic by Colum McCann
Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Wench by Dolan Perkins-Valdez
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What Fell From the Stars by Gary Schmidt
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

  
nonfiction

Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Grace by Kathleen Norris
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 
Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber
A Primate's Memoir by Robert Sapolsky
A Simple Act of Gratitude by John Kralik

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhoda Jenzen

Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren

Flunking Sainthood by Jana Riess
Food Rules by Michael Pollen

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
House of Prayer no. 2 by Mark Richard
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to be Here by Rob Bell
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

MWF Seeks BFF by Rachel Bertsche
Marmee and Louise by Eve LaPlante

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Open by Andre Agassi
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Population 485 by Michael Perry

Rising Strong by Brené Brown
Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson
Small Victories by Anne Lamott
Still by Lauren Winner
START by Jon Acuff
Stitches by Anne Lamott
Sober Mercies by Heather Kopp

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Geography of Bliss by Eric Wiener
The Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen
The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese
This is How by Augusten Burroughs
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Until I Say Goodbye by Susan Spencer-Wendel
Unwasted by Sacha Scobdie

Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney