When you read like it's your job, you often get asked for book recommendations. Here are my go-to picks.

(Note, while these are all 5 stars or pretty close to it in my book, they're not necessarily my favorites, because it wouldn't be interesting to recommend that everyone read Emma and the Harry Potter series.)


11/22/63 by Stephen King

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty


Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Plenty: Eating Locally on a 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon

Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Give and Take by Adam Grant


On Writing by Stephen King

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Read Out Loud:

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

The I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

Meet Addy by Connie Porter

How to Make a Cherry Pie and See The USA by Marjorie Priceman

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