A catalogue of five-star reads I love and recommend without reserve!

A

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
An American Marriage – Tayari Jones
The Animals In That Country – Laura Jean McKay
The Arsonist – Chloe Hooper

B

Becky – Sarah May
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Big Lies In A Small Town – Diane Chamberlain
Booth – Karen Joy Fowler
Business Or Pleasure – Rachel Lynn Solomon

C

Calypso – David Sedaris
Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata
Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Cry – Helen Fitzgerald

D

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Demon Copperhead – Barbara Kingsolver

E

Earthlings – Sayaka Murata
Educated – Tara Westover
Empire Of Pain – Patrick Radden Keefe
Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead – Emily Austin

F

The Five – Hallie Rubenhold
Fleishman Is In Trouble – Taffy Brodesser-Akner

G

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Anita Loos
Good Talk – Mira Jacob
The Grapes Of Wrath – John Steinbeck
The Great Pretender – Susanna Cahalan

H

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
The Helpline – Katherine Collette
Her Body And Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
Horrorstor – Grady Hendrix
Hunger – Roxane Gay

I

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – Michelle McNamara
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
The Importance Of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

J

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

K

Know My Name – Chanel Miller

L

Less – Andrew Sean Greer
The Library Book – Susan Orlean
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

M

Mammoth – Chris Flynn
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project – Lenore Appelhans
The Martian – Andy Weir
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

N

Naked Ambition – Robert Gott
Notes On A Scandal – Zoë Heller
The Nothing Man – Catheringe Ryan Howard
Nothing To See Here – Kevin Wilson

O

The One-Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston
One Of Those Mothers – Megan Nicol Reed
The Other Side Of Beautiful – Kim Lock

P

Pain And Prejudice – Gabrielle Jackson
Piranesi – Susanna Clarke
The Plot – Jean Hanff Korelitz
Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen

Q

R

Rabbits For Food – Binnie Kirshenbaum
Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld
Room – Emma Donoghue

S

Sadvertising – Ennis Ćehić
Search History – Amy Taylor
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
She Said – Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
A Short History Of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood
The Speechwriter – Martin McKenzie-Murray
The Stranger Beside Me – Ann Rule
Such A Fun Age – Kiley Reid

T

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
Too Much Lip – Melissa Lucashenko
The Trauma Cleaner – Sarah Krasnostein

U

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

V

W

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
Weather Girl – Rachel Lynn Solomon
The Weekend – Charlotte Wood

X

Y

Year Of Yes – Shonda Rhimes

Z

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56 Days – Catherine Ryan Howard