A list of my favorite books, in no particular order or genre. Nothing listed below is meant to be especially impressive or cool;  just enjoyable. If there is a book not listed you know I should read, please DO NOT HESITATE and let me know right this minute! I'm probably sitting here wondering what to read.

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House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

The Tillerman Cycle (starting with Homecoming) by Cynthia Voigt

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris (I've read this so many times, I couldn't even guess)

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel (my daughter is named Haven, inspired by her!)

She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon (some of my favorites & pro tip: she shares bits of her next book on Facebook)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

The Apartment by S.L. Grey

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (possibly my most re-read book)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloan Crosley

Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (and everything else by him)

Stiff by Mary Roach (along with Gulp, Bonk, Spook, and Packing for Mars. Mary is my hero.)

Little Children by Tom Perrotta

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (and The Mermaid Chair of course)

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Divorce Party by Laura Dave

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

1984 by George Orwell

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

How To Be Good by Nick Hornby

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Lake House by Kate Morton (not related to the Sandra Bullock movie. At least I don't think so.)

The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Room by Emma Donoghue

Blindness by Jose Saramago (but this one I find too disturbing to re-read. Not sure why.)

The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (and all of her other books)

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (I know, I know - ubiquitous by still a good read)

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin (best horror book ever. The Apartment is a close second though.)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (I know he is a prolific author but this one is my favorite by a landslide)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Callender Papers by Cynthia Voigt (this one feels random but I'm going with it)

Jemima J. by Jane Green (and all her other books)

Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner (and all her other books)

There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell by Laurie Notaro

The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson (and so many more - everything he writes is amazing)

The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream by Wade Rouse

Revenge of the Lawn by Richard Brautigan (poetry)