You, dear readers, have spoken. The list for favorite reads has been compiled and collected here for a quick print out to take to your bookstore, library, e-book download, or internet purchasing site.
This is a marvelous variety of titles. And some books come recommended via the authors only. Anything by Shakespeare, Janet Evanovich, Alice Hoffman, Sidney Sheldon, Rhonda Byrne, Dan Brown, Eoin Colfer, CS Lewis, Lemony Snickett, Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, William Goldman, Michael Connely, Robert Crais and of course, Charles Dickens.
One of our own tribe members, Melynda Fleury, has a book out if you like humor.
“The Instruction; Living the Life Your Soul Intended” by Ainslie MacLeod
“Capitalism Hits the Fan; The Global Economic Meltdown and What to do About It” by Richard D. Wolff
“Boleto” by Alyson Hagy
“Trinity” by Leon Uris
“1Q84″ by Haruki Murakami
Thich Nhat Hanh book – I’m not sure which one as some are nonfiction based on mindfulness and the latest I found is a novel by this Monk from Vietnam. I’d say you can’t go wrong with any of them. But this is the novel:
Stephen King’s book on JFK.
“The Sense of An Ending” by Julian Barnes.
“Cures For Hunger” by Deni Bechard.
Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles”
Ann Patchett’s “State of Wonder”.
Ursula K. LeGuin’s “EarthSea” series.
“The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger
“Mrs. Kennedy and Me” by Clint Hill
“The Hunger Games” and “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
“Geisha” by Jodi Cobb
“The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls – a truly great memoir about growing up with mentally unstable parents.
Hilary Mantel’s “A Place Of Greater Safety”
“They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children” by Romeo Dallaire
“The Bang Bang Club” by Steven Silver
“Steve Jobs” – biography
“Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age” by Clay Shirky
Lonely Planet book on “Southeast Asia”
“David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
“Wild Swans” by Jung Chang
Please add to this if you have thought of or discovered another favorite.