You guys seriously never fail.
And I think the recommendations on Monday’s post were the best they’ve ever been in all the years I’ve been doing this series (since 2009!). There were so many good suggestions, plus mini descriptions of them that made them all sound so appealing.
I requested at least twenty or thirty titles from my library and now I need to start doing some arm workouts so I’m strong enough to carry my library haul next week.
I’d love it if you read along too.
P.S. Some of the suggestions were for books I’ve already read (and I’ve reviewed some of them too, if you want to see what I thought!):
- When Breath Becomes Air (review here) by Paul Kalanithi
- Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
- The Wednesday Wars (review here) by Gary D. Schmidt
- The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell (reading this right now!)
- Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (review here) by J.D. Vance
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone (review here) by Laini Taylor
- The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
- The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
- Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonds Rhimes
- The War that Saved My Life (review here) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
- The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- The Nightingale (review here) by Kristin Hannah
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
And if you’d like a printable copy of this list that you can take to your library or screenshot on your phone for easy access, just pop in your email address below and it’ll come right to your inbox!