Book Junkie Reads

Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve read quite a few books. The list started to get out of control, so I’ve tried a very basic type of organization, under different categories – contemporary, historical fiction, fantasy, and so on. I’ve also put at the beginning of each list my absolute favourite books ever – the five-star books. These are starred as well, so you know which books get both thumbs up from me.


*The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

*Gold, by Chris Cleave

*Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

*Still Alice, by Lisa Genova

*Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl

*The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach

*Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding

*One Plus One, by Jojo Moyes

Headhunters, by Jo Nesbo

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith

Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling

Not Counting You, by Melinda Olliver

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty

Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight

I Am The Messenger, by Markus Zusak

This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper

A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews

A Walk Across the Sun, by Corban Addison

The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, by Helen Fielding

The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown

Lullabies for Little Criminals, by Heather O’Neill

Historical Fiction

*The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill

*Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

*The Winter Sea, by Susanna Kearsley

*Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

*The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon

A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower

The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom

The Ruins of Lace, by Iris Anthony

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys

Velva Jean Learns to Drive, by Jennifer Niven

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova

The Midwife of Venice, by Roberta Rich


*A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens


We Have Always Lived In the Castle, by Shirley Jackson

Young Adult

*If I Stay, by Gayle Forman

*The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart

*Just One Day, by Gayle Forman

*Looking for Alaska, by John Green

*Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta

Charmed Thirds, by Megan McCafferty

Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga

Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead

We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

The Boyfriend List, by E. Lockhart


Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle, by Rosalind Miles

Science Fiction/Steampunk/Apocalypse

*The Map of Time, by Felix J. Palma

*Dark Inside, by Jeyn Roberts

Amped, by Daniel H. Wilson


*Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

*Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor

*No Humans Involved, by Kelly Armstrong

*Dreams of Gods and Monsters, by Laini Taylor

Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness


*Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull

*Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

*A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott


*Before I Go To Sleep, by S. J. Watson

Salvation of a Saint, by Keigo Higashino

The Fallen One, by Rick Blechta

Non Fiction

*The End of Illness, by David B. Agus, M.D.

*One Summer: America 1927, by Bill Bryson

*The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, by Kristine Barnett

The Dogs Who Found Me, by Ken Foster

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Stripper’s Guide to Looking Good Naked, by Jennifer Axen, Leigh Phillips, Barbara McGregor

Graphic Novels

Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

The Walking Dead, Compendium One


*Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Yes Please, by Amy Poehler

Modern Romance: An Investigation, by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg


The Tender Bar, by J. R. Moehringer


*The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, by Nancy Harmon Jenkins


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