Books Worth Reading

I read a lot, and in my job I am often asked to recommend books and authors to people too.  Here is a list of some of my favourites.  (this list does get updated too as I discover new books and authors)


  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society  by Mary Ann  Schaffer
  • The Language of Flowers  by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chavalier
  • My Name is Resolute by Nancy E Turner
  • 84 Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  • The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
  • I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • Orphan X  series by Greg Hurwitz
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

  • Tracey Chevalier
  • Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Phillipa Gregory
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Sharon Penman
  • Patricia Briggs
  • Mary Alice Monroe
  • Barbara O'Neal (also writes as Barbara Samuel)
  • Nora Roberts (also writes as JD Robb)
  • Kerry Greenwood
  • Paulette Jiles
  • Susan Rebecca White
  • Alice Hoffman
  • Ian Hamilton
  • Robyn Carr
  • Marie Benedict
  • Alice Hoffman
  • Judy Nunn


  1. Your book choices show taste and discernment.. I know.. 'cause most of them are my favs Also.. would recommend.. Francesca's Kitchen.. by Peter Pizzelli,.. just read it for the third time.. lots of Italian-American cooking and family stuff.. Quilting,cooking, reading.. not a bad life... and a daily walk.

    1. Thank you - I will look out for it at my library.


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