Book Recommendations

This page highlights books that I absolutely enjoyed and I love sharing book recommendations. I enjoy books that make individuals laugh, cry, inspire, and learn. The true judgement of a wonderful book is whether you’d read it again. Many of these books I’ve already reread or plan to read again. The books are in no particular order. Check out my books on goodreads. I’m always looking for new books to read, so please leave a note. 
1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
5. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
8. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
9. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
10. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
12. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
14. The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein
15. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
16. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
17. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
18. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
20. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba
21. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
22. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

If  books grew on trees you could pick delicious reads everyday.



7 thoughts on “Book Recommendations

    Mariajose said:
    September 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Ok, so I wrote the previous comment before I read the list. Haha.
    Out of this list, I have read and would also recommend to readers everwhere:
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    I have never been able to finish the entire The Count of Monte Cristo, but halfway I am unable to say it’s a bad book. The reason why I never finish it is because it is a long book and well, you need to read regularly and not in high school being forced by your English teacher. But its still in my to-read list.

    Caroline responded:
    September 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Oh I agree, The Count of Monte Cristo is a very long book. It was on my to-read list for such a long time. I listened to the book as I read which may have helped, but once I got into the book it was exciting. I can’t watch the movie now that is very loosely based on the book. Thanks for the comment.

    Mariajose said:
    September 20, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I haven’t seen the book. I think that audio reading is pretty good sometimes since it allows you to do more than 1 thing at a time but I’m definitely planning on having an entire summer just dedicated to reading the book.

    R. H. Culp said:
    October 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I love your book list! Enough in common to know we have similar tastes and enough new books to keeping me in reading for quite a while.

      Caroline responded:
      October 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      I’m glad you like my book recommendations. It’s funny because it appears I haven’t read many books, but those were books I truly enjoyed. Do you have any favorites you’d recommend? Thanks for your comment.

        R. H. Culp said:
        October 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        Oooh. It’s hard to choose. If you haven’t read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I would say it’s a must, both because of the great characters and for the phenomenon it’s creating right now (unfortunately the sequels don’t quite capture the magic of the first). And for an under-appreciated classic, I would say The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

          Caroline responded:
          October 4, 2011 at 10:12 am

          Thanks for the recommendations. I started The Hunger Games and it did look interesting. I hear it’s supposed to be coming out in a movie soon. Although, I remember your post about even the good movies don’t take the spot of a great book. Thanks for your comment.

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