Reading has always been one of my favorite past-times. Many of my childhood memories involve receiving a new book and curling up in a quiet spot or reading with a flashlight under the covers at night. Here is a list of what I’ve read most recently, as well as some old favorites.
The books at the top of the list are the ones I’ve most recently read – I update this regularly.
What’s your favorite fiction read of all time? Please share in the comments!
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – A very quick read – I finished it in a weekend. I liked the character development – they were all flawed but very real and likable despite their flaws, so they felt very relatable.
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – I finally got around to reading this. It’s alarming, inspiring, and heartbreaking all at the same time.
- Artemis by Andy Weir
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- The Book of Dust (volume 1) by Philip Pullman
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – a friend recommended this when I was looking for a pool-side read on a recent trip.I wanted to lose myself in something not related to current affairs, self-improvement or wellness. This did the trick – an adventure story with a bit of romance, set in the world of magic.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – a Pulitzer-prize winner set during WWII about the lives of a blind French girl and a young German orphan boy whose paths cross as they both try to survive the war.
- Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky – this beautifully written WWII novel was written by a Parisian Jew who died in Auschwitz. The novel remained hidden and was only discovered and published in 2006.
- Rules of Civility: A Novel by Amor Towles – about a young woman in 1930s Manhattan who finds herself caught up in the world of high-society, elite NYC.
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman – the kind of books that transport you. I read the entire trilogy, back to back without stopping. If you loved the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis, you’ll adore these.
- The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe – published in the late 1950s, this story about five young women who work in a NYC publishing house is a must-read for “Mad Men” fans.
- Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – a beautiful retelling of the Iliad. A page-turner whether or not you love the classics.
- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – lose yourself in 17th century Amsterdam. A great novel for taking along on a trip to the Netherlands.
- The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – funny and light-hearted read.
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