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: 2/28/2021  
Book Title Author Recommended By
*no specific book Anne Lammott Lori
A Hundred Summers Beatriz Williams Alison
Abigail Magda Szabo Melisa
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate Molly
Burial Rites Hannah Kent Karen
Chet and Ernie Detective Novels Spencer Quinn Julia
Dear Edward Napolitano Mary
Evil Under the Sun Poirot Christie Stacy
Fifty Words for Rain Asha Lemme Laine
Flight Girls Noelle Salazar. Joanne
Greenlanders Jane Smiley Sara
Hamnet Maggie O’Farrell Mgershun
Harry’s Trees John Cohen Mary
Hide and Seek Ian Rankins Rebus Karen
Inspector Gramace Series Louise Penny Sharon
King Kong James McBride Deacon Randy
Last Hope Island Lynne Olson Kevin
Lisa Gray Jessica Shaw Emily
Madame Foucade’s Secret War Lynne Olson Deborah
Moo Jane Smiley Julia
Red, White and Royal Blue Casey McQuiston Sarah
River of Doubt Candice Millard Maria
Someone Knows Lisa Scottline Deborah
Sudden Death Alvaro Enrique Karen
Tender Bar JRM Laine
The Crooked Branch Cummins Molly
The Girl with the Louding Voice Abi Dare Laine
The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Martha
The Good Earth Jane Smiley Sara
The Good Lord Bird James McBride Melisa
The Last Cowboys John Branch Patty
The Murmur of Bees Sofia Seqovia Virginia
The Mysteries and Legends of Arizona Sam Lowe Karen
The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Philippa Gregory Joyce
The Stand Stephen King T
The Time in Between Maria Buenas Maureen
The Trees Conrad Richter Pat
The Women TC Boyle Julia
The Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks Martha
Trilogy of the Civil War John Jakes Joyce
Women Murder Club James Patterson Tracy
Existing list    
Book Title Author Recommended By
A Bed of Scorpions Judith Flanders Kari
A Cold Day for Murder Dana Stabenow Susan
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Peter Maria Deborah
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
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner Deborah
Armstrong and Charlie Stephen B Frank Robert
At Home in Mitford Jan Karon Susan S
Before I met You Lisa Jewell Deborah
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
Calebs Crossing Geraldine Brooks Martha
Captain Corellis Mandolin Louis de Bernieres Julia
Catch 22 Joesph Heller Cherrie
Chet and Bernie series Spencer Quinn Cynthia
Christmas Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella Mark Magers
Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis Cherrie
Commonwealth Ann Patchett Susan
Convenience Store Women Sayaka Murata Karen
Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner Deborah
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese Laine, Julia
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
End of the World Running Club Adrian Walker Stephen
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, Martha
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
In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick George
Inferno Dan Brown Kristin
Infidel Ayana Hirsi Ali Deborah
Inspector Gamache Louise Penny Rosie
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Murata Karen
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
My sister is a Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite George
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, Martha
Prairie Fires Caroline Frasers Alison
Presumed Innocent Scott Turow Robert
Prodigal Summer Kingslover Martha
River of Doubt Candice Millard Mark
Rubbernecker Lisa Jewell Deborah
Rules of Civility Amor Towles Dana
Santaland Diaries David Sedaris Dana
Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay Virginia
Smoke Donald Westlake Jeanne
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See Kelly
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
Station 11 Emily St. John Mandel Deb Resnick
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 Bean Trees Kingslover Martha
The Book of Evidence John Banville Bill Webb
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak Julia
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 Diary of Mattie Spenser Sandra Dallas Kelly
The Divers Clothes Vendela Vida Mark
The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware Deborah
The Girl with all the Gifts M R Carey Stephen
The Girl with No Past Katherine Croft Susan
The Girls in the Garden Lisa Jewell Deborah
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Annie Barrows Tom
The Hope Chest Viola Shipman Mary
The House we Grew up In Lisa Jewell Deborah
The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Susan
The Jungle Uptown Sinclair Cherrie
The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh Susan, Laine
The Last Kind Words Saloon Larry McMurtry Deborah
The Last Season Eric Blehm Susan
The Little Friend Donna Tartt Deborah
The Long and Faraway Gone Lou Berney Jenifer
The Man Who Fell From Earth Walter Tevis Martha
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 People of the Book Geraldine Brooks Dianne
The Pocket Wife Susan P. Crawford Mark
The President is Missing James Patterson Merile
The Residue Years Mitchell S Jackson Dana
The Road Cormac McCarthy George
The Scorpio Races Maggie Stiefuaters Robert
The Secret Chord Geraldine Brooks Martha
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton Tara
The Seven Husbands Evelyn Hugo Katherine
The Shack William Paul Young Susan
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukus Melisa Burns
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell Martha
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
Years of Wonder Geraldine Brooks Martha