Books Worth Reading

I love to read. It is, hands down, my favorite passtime. I love books. I love everything about them. I love the look and the feel and the smell of books. I love the act of reading as well as the stories and characters themselves. I love libraries and bookshops...they are my churches. I love authors. I love storytellers. I LOVE BOOKS. So here are some books that I've enjoyed reading over the years. Some are recent reads, others are foggy, happy memories. But all brought me joy and contentment in their time. And I hope you'll find something to enjoy from this list...

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (also FanGirl)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Meeting Faith by Faith Adiele
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks
Illusions by Richard Bach
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
Any books by Maeve Binchy...she's a lovely writer if you're in the mood for something light with a little romance
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Jemima J by Jane Green
The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory
Marley and Me by John Grogan
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamont
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamont
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Getting Over It by Anna Maxted
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Book Thief by Markus Zasak