Friday, October 18, 2019

100 Books You Should Read in This Lifetime

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If you're new here you may not know about my reading addiction.

Or maybe you knew and that's why you're here.

Either way, I'm glad you came by. I've decided to look back over my years of blogging and book reviewing and share some of my favorite reads with you.

As always, links will be affiliate links - meaning if you use them to shop I'll make a few pennies towards my next book purchases!

Let's consider it a list of must-reads for the ages. Or, you know, some ideas you might find worth considering, depending on your reading style. Keep reading...


100 Books You Should Read in This Lifetime


Historical Fiction 


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Young Adult 


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The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon

Tell Me Three Things, Julie Buxbaum

Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell

Dear Martin, Nic Stone

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi

Love and Gelato, Jenna Evans Welch

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli

The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo

Wonder, R. J. Palacio


Psychological Thrillers 


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Behind Closed Doors, B.A. Paris

The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson

Everything You Want Me To Be, Mindy Mejia

The Other Woman, Sandie Jones

Never Have I Ever, Joshilyn Jackson

Most Wanted, Lisa Scottiline

The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty

Searching For Sylvie Lee, Jean Kwok

Saving Max, Antoinette van Heugten

The Good Girl, Mary Kubica



Nonfiction


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My Favorite Reads 


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Come Away With Me, Karma Brown

Looking for Alaska, John Green

This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel

Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

Heavy Weather, Normandie Fischer

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake, Amy E. Reichert

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

George, Alex Gino

The Perfect Son, Barbara Claypole White

The Comfort of Lies, Randy Susan Meyers




Jodi Picoult


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Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult


Memoirs


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Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle

Becoming, Michelle Obama

Yes Please, Amy Poehler

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay

Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love, Anna Whiston-Donaldson

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected, Kelle Hampton

Running With Scissors, Augusten Burroughs



Magical Reads


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The Astonishing Color of Ever After, Emily X. R. Pan

The Mermaid of Brooklyn, Amy Shearn


Beach Reads


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Graphic Novels/Manga 


*from my tween*


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Cookbooks


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The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom, Melissa Hartwig Urban and Dallas Hartwig

Slow Cooked Paleo: 75 Real Food Recipes for Effortless, Wholesome Meals in Your Slow Cooker, Bailey Fischer

Homemade With Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen, Jennifer Perillo

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want To Eat, Chrissy Teigen

Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, Tia Mowry



Books I Haven't Read Yet


* I know. It makes no sense why I'd include 10 books on a list of recommendations that I haven't read yet. Let's just say these are highly recommended in many circles. And they've been sitting on my shelves, or my Kindle, waiting to be jumped into, for a long while. Now - hop to it!

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Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly

Ask Again, Yes, Mary Beth Keane

An American Marriage, Tayari Jones

Harry Potter (yes, I know, all of them), J.K. Rowling

Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward

Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng


I hope you've enjoyed this list and that you'll let me know if you decide to pick up any of these titles, introduce yourself to any of these authors, and let me know who is new to you.

HAPPY READING!!!

* There's this 100 items make a list thing happening in the blogosphere. I learned about it through Brandi, of Mama Knows It All. Brandi's Courage To Earn Facebook community is a wonderful environment encouraging growth and reminding us of our worth. Check it out at your convenience. *

3 comments:

  1. Funny, I have read many of these (including a couple of the graphic novels!) AND....my TBR is almost exactly the same...hahahha...books that people keep recommending to me, but I just haven't felt them yet!
    Great list!

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  2. Oooooh! Bookmarking!! Next up for me is the blood & bone book. Then I'll probably reread the harry potter series. Lol

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