Reader Rec’s

Here’s a list of blog reader recommendations, including links to the ones I’ve reviewed. New additions are in the first section.

As of: 2/25/2020
Book Title Author Recommended By
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Peter Maria Deborah
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner Deborah
At Home in Mitford Jan Karon Susan S
Before I met You Lisa Jewell Deborah
Calebs Crossing Geraldine Brooks Martha
Christmas Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella Mark Magers
Convenience Store Women Sayaka Murata Karen
Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner Deborah
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghesas Julia
End of the World Running Club Adrian Walker Stephen
Flight Behavior Kingslover Martha
In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick George
Inspector Gamache Louise Penny Rosie
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Murata Karen
My sister is a Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite George
Poisonwood Bible Kingslover Martha
Prodigal Summer Kingslover Martha
Rubbernecker Lisa Jewell Deborah
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See Kelly
Station 11 Emily St. John Mandel Deb Resnick
The Bean Trees Kingslover Martha
The Book of Evidence John Banville Bill Webb
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak Julia
The Diary of Mattie Spenser Sandra Dallas Kelly
The Girl in Cabin 10 Lisa Jewell Deborah
The Girl with all the Gifts M R Carey Stephen
The Girls in the Garden Lisa Jewell Deborah
The House we Grew up In Lisa Jewell Deborah
The Last Kind Words Saloon Larry McMurtry Deborah
The Man Who Fell From Earth Walter Tevis Martha
The People of the Book Geraldine Brooks Dianne
The Road Cormac McCarthy George
The Secret Chord Geraldine Brooks Martha
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukus Melisa Burns
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell Martha
Years of Wonder Geraldine Brooks Martha
Existing list
Book Title Author Recommended By
A Bed of Scorpions Judith Flanders Kari
A Cold Day for Murder Dana Stabenow Susan
A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles Laine
A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson Limeade in my teacup
A Ladder to the Sky John Boyne Megan
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Virginia
A Path Ahead Transforming Lives, Creating Oppurtunities Nicolas Kristof Dana
A White House Diary Lady Bird Johnsons Alison
All The Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Laine
And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini Susan
Angels and Demons Dan Brown Kristin
Armstrong and Charlie Stephen B Frank Robert
Before the Fall Noah Hawley Jenifer
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo Susan
Being Mortal Atul Gawande Jeanne
Betsy- Tacy Series Maud Hart Martha
Birds Without Wings Louis de Bernieres Julia
Captain Corellis Mandolin Louis de Bernieres Julia
Catch 22 Joesph Heller Cherrie
Chet and Bernie series Spencer Quinn Cynthia
Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis Cherrie
Commonwealth Ann Patchett Susan
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese Laine
Dark, Dark Wood Ruth Ware Mark
Deception Point Robert Langdon Kristin
Defending Jacob William Landay Patty
Destiny of Republic Candice Millard Mark
Earthcore Scott Sigler Jenifer
Elephants Can’t Remember Agatha Christie Karen
Empty Mansions Bill Dedman Susan
Eureka Street Robert Mclian Wilson Karen
Eye of Sun Ahdaf Soueifs Julia
Faithful Alice Hoffman Susan
Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts Alison
Flight Behavior Barbara Kingslover Mary
Glass Castle Jeannette Walls Cherrie
Going Bovine Libby Bray Cherrie
Heroin Diaries Nikki Six Cherrie
Hillbilly Elegy JD Vance Cherrie
Holy Cow David Duchovny Cherrie
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Rosie
House of Sand and Fog Andre Dubus III Dana
In Death Series J D Robbs Merile
Inferno Dan Brown Kristin
Infidel Ayana Hirsi Ali Deborah
Issac’s Storm Erik Larson Stacy
It Ain’t So Awful, Falfel Firoozen Dumas Robert
Just Kids Patti Smith Cherrie
Kindred Octavia E Butler Jeanne
Knitskreig: A Call to Yarns Joyce Meader Alison
Legend Eric Blehm Susan
Life After Life Natalie Meg Evans Limeade in my teacup
Life and Other Near Death Experiences Camille Pagan Susan
Lost Symbol Robert Langdon Kristin
Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz Jenifer
Map of Lover Ahdaf Soueifs Julia
Maude Donna Mabry Susan
Murder Of Magpies Judith Flanders Kari
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrick Backman Susan
Naked David Sedaris Dana
News of the World Paulette Jiles Susan, Molly, Virginia
Nora Webster Colm Toibin Laine
Okay For Now Gary Schmidt Robert
Ordinary Grace William Kent Kruger Laine
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline Susan
Out of My Mind Sharon Draper Robert
Pandemic A.G. Riddle Jennifer
Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingslover Emily
Prairie Fires Caroline Frasers Alison
Presumed Innocent Scott Turow Robert
River of Doubt Candice Millard Mark
Rules of Civility Amor Towles Dana
Santaland Diaries David Sedaris Dana
Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay Virginia
Smoke Donald Westlake Jeanne
Some of my Best Friends are Black Tanner Colby Wendy
Special Topics in Calamity Physics Marissa Pessl Deborah
Spoonbenders Daryl Gregory Jenifer
Stand By Me Stephen King Tom
Stephanie Plum Series Janet Evanovich Kristin
Still Alice Lisa Genova Susan
Still Life With Bread Crumbs Anna Quindlen Susan
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman Richard Feynman Stephanie
Tara Road Maeve Binchy Virginia
The Art of Scouting Art Stewart Patty
The Bright Edge of the World Eowyn Ivey Kathy
The Chaperone Laura Moriarty Susan
The Chemist Stephanie Meyer Jenifer
The Deptford Trilogy Robert Davies Deb
The Divers Clothes Vendela Vida Mark
The Girl with No Past Katherine Croft Susan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Annie Barrows Tom
The Hope Chest Viola Shipman Mary
The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Susan
The Jungle Uptown Sinclair Cherrie
The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh Susan, Laine
The Last Season Eric Blehm Susan
The Little Friend Donna Tartt Deborah
The Long and Faraway Gone Lou Berney Jenifer
The Martian Andy Weir Deborah
The Masters Butcher’s Singing Club Louise Erdrich Susan
The Midwife of Hope River Patricia Harmon Susan
The Most Dangerous Daniel Ellsberg Robert
The Mountain Between Us Charles Martin Mark
The Museum of Extraordinary Things Alice Hoffman Susan
The Nightingale Kristen Hannah Laine
The Other Side of Everything Lauren Doyle Owens Stacy
The Paris Architect C. Delfoure Patricia
The Passenger Lisa Lutz Molly
The Pocket Wife Susan P. Crawford Mark
The President is Missing James Patterson Merile
The Residue Years Mitchell S Jackson Dana
The Scorpio Races Maggie Stiefuaters Robert
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton Tara
The Seven Husbands Evelyn Hugo Katherine
The Shack William Paul Young Susan
The Stolen Marriage Diane Chamberlain Katherine
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry Gabrielle Zevin Laine
The Storyteller Jodi Picoults Virginia
The War That Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Robert
The Wednesday Wars Schmidt Robert
The Woman in the Window AJ Finn Mark
The Woman Who Smashed Codes Elizabeth Friedman Mary Lincoln
To the Bright Edge of the World Eowyn Ivey
Trail of Broken Wings Sejal Hadini Susan
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbit Maria
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand Virginia
Watchers Dean Koontz Emily
We Were Liars E. Lockhart Robert
What Alice Forgot Laine Moriarty Kristen
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens Deborah