These books are just so lovely that I don’t even know where to put them, but I know that they are something special and are classics in the making. I’ll still be reading these in forty years:

The Road—Cormac McCarthy

*Burning Bright—Tracy Chevalier

*Water for Elephants—Sara Gruen

The History of Love–Nicole Krauss

One More Day—Mitch Albom

One Day–David Nicholls

Angelas Ashes–Frank McCourt

*Fall on Your Knees–Ann-Marie MacDonald

*Before I Go To Sleep–S.J. Watson

The Reader–Bernhard Schlink

*The Perks of Being a Wallflower–Stephen Chbosky

Remarkable Creatures–Tracy Chevalier

The Help–Kathryn Stockett

*The Lovely Bones–Alice Sebold

*Jitterbug Perfume–Tom Robbins

*The Casual Vacancy–J.K. Rowling

The Thirteenth Tale–Diane Setterfield

Eleven Minutes–Paulo Coehlo

The Greenies–Myra Paperny

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close–Jonathan Safran Foer

Girl with a Pearl Earring–Tracy Chevalier

Tuesdays with Morrie–Mitch Albom

Chocolat–Joanne Harris

The Secret Life of Bees–Sue Monk Kidd

Trainspotting–Irvine Welsh

A Complicated Kindness–Miriam Toews

The Kite Runner–Khaled Hosseini

Little Bee–Chris Cleave

The Dinner–Herman Koch

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore–Robin Sloan

The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing–Melissa Bank

City of Thieves–David Benioff

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time–Mark Haddon

The Antagonist–Lynn Coady

The Great Divorce–C.S. Lewis

The Flying Troutmans–Miriam Toews

A Year of Pleasures–Elizabeth Berg

Juliet, Naked–Nick Hornby

Mr. Pip–Lloyd Jones

The Handmaid’s Tale–Margaret Atwood

Post Office–Charles Bukowski

Big Little Lies–Liane Moriarty

Lolita–Vladimir Nabokov


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