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We love to read! If you need inspiration when selecting your next book, check out our recommendations in these genres:

Check out more recommendations from Cindy Burnett, contributor to She Reads, The Buzz Magazines, and other publications.


Fiction

Cindy’s Recommendations

  • The Girl Who Reads on the Metro by Christine Féret-Fleury

  • Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

  • Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner

  • Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

  • Limelight by Amy Poeppel

  • The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

  • This Is Home by Lisa Duffy

  • When You Read This by Mary Adkins

Krista’s Recommendations

  • This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

  • This Is Home and The Salt House by Lisa Duffy

  • Executive Orders & Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy (really, anything by Tom Clancy!)

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Historical Fiction

Cindy’s Recommendations

Krista’s Recommendations

  • Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles

  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

  • The Gown by Jennifer Robson

  • The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper

  • Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

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Non-Fiction

Cindy’s Recommendations

  • Yale Needs Women by Anne Gardiner Perkins

  • The Plaza by Julie Satow

  • Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

  • Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 by Robert Kurson

  • The Kings of Big Spring by Bryan Mealer

  • More recommendations: 8 Must-read non-fiction books of 2019

Krista’s Recommendations

  • The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King

  • John Adams by David McCullough

  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

  • Eddie Reese: Coaching Swimming, Teaching Life by Chuck Warner with Dana Abbott

  • Rowdy Rising: From Rejected to Unrivaled by Dainon Moody

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Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Cindy’s Recommendations

  • The House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan

  • City of Windows by Robert Pobi

  • Cormac Reilly series by Dervla McTiernan

    • The Ruin (book 1)

    • The Scholar (book 2)

  • Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

  • Harper McClain series by Christi Daugherty

    • The Echo Killing (book 1)

    • A Beautiful Corpse (book 2)

  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper

  • The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott

  • More recommendations: 11 Mystery series to feed your inner Sherlock Holmes

Krista’s Recommendations

  • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

  • If We Were Villains by M.L.Rios

  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

  • Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

  • The Dry by Jane Harper

  • Harper McClain series by Christi Daugherty

    • The Echo Killing (book 1)

    • A Beautiful Corpse (book 2)

  • Dave Gurney series by John Verdon

    • Think of a Number (book 1)

    • Shut Your Eyes Tight (book 2)

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Memoir

Cindy’s Recommendations

  • Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton

  • I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Krista’s Recommendations

  • I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

  • Rousey: My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey with Maria Burns Ortiz

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