Monday, January 22, 2018

160 + Books I Personally Recommend

I love to read and when I've read a good book, I can't wait to share it.

Lately on Facebook I've seen friends posting questions like, "I need some new books to read- Help!". And as much as I want to help them, I have this problem where after I've read a book and I've gone on to the next one, I forget the title, or the name of the author, or even the synopsis of the book I've just finished!

So I decided to finally get around to compiling a list of books that I have personally read and would recommend to others. I'm only including books that I think are worthy of your time to read. If the book was a dud or just mediocre, in my opinion, I'm not including it. That's not to say my taste in books will be the same as your taste, but hopefully you'll find some titles in this list that you will enjoy!

I'm linking them to Amazon so that you can read the synopsis and reviews.

And if you're looking for some authors that in general write good, entertaining, easy-reading books, I have read pretty much everything by the following authors: Jennifer Weiner, Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Sophia Kinsella, John Grisham, and Nicholas Sparks. Some of their books are better than others, but I usually get excited when they have a new book coming out!

Oh, and the books with an * next to it are books that have been made into movies (always fun to read the book and then see the movie)!

So here are 100+ books I have read and would recommend:


All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)

The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

11 *Gone Girl  (Gillian Flynn)

18 Caleb's Crossing: A Novel (Geraldine Brooks)

19 Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Geraldine Brooks)

26 At the Water's Edge: A Novel (Sara Gruen)

38 Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel (Arthur Golden)

41 *Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel (David Guterson)

44 The Ship of Brides: A Novel (Jojo Moyes)

62 Dear Mr. Knightley: A Novel (Katherine Reay)

67 Who Do You Love: A Novel (Jennifer Weiner)

68 *In Her Shoes: A Novel (Jennifer Weiner)

71 *A Time to Kill  (John Grisham)

75 Sea Glass: A Novel (Anita Shreve)

76 The Kitchen House (Kathleen Grissom)

77 Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House (Kathleen Grissom)

78 The Husband's Secret (Liane Moriarty)

79 Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty)

80 The Snow Child: A Novel  (Eowyn Ivey)

81 The Midwife's Revolt (The Midwife Series) (Jodi Daynard)

82 The Forgotten Garden: A Novel (Kate Morton)

83 *The Mountain Between Us (Charles Martin)

84 The Nest (Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney)

85 Missing, Presumed (Susie Steiner)

86 Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)

87 Before the Fall (Noah Hawley)

88 A Man Called Ove: a novel (Fredrik Backman)

89 Our Own Country: A Novel (The Midwife Series) (Jodi Daynard)

90 Rose Under Fire (Elizabeth Wein)

91 The Fever Tree (Jennifer McVeigh)

92 The Life We Bury (Allen Eskens)

93 Take Me With You (Catherine Ryan Hyde)

94 The Women in the Castle: A Novel (Jessica Shattuck)

95 Into the Water (Paula Hawkins)

96 My (Not So) Perfect Life (Sophie Kinsella)

97 A Piece of the World (Christina Baker Kline)

98 The Horse Dancer (JoJo Moyes)

99 Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America (Amy Belding Brown)

100 Swimming Lessons (Claire Fuller)

101 The Impossible Fortress (Jason Rekulak)

102 The Orphan's Tale (Pam Jenoff)

103 Ordinary Grace (William Kent Krueger)

104 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Phaedra Patrick)

105 The Status of All Things (Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke)

106 The Two-Family House (Lynda Cohen Loigman)

107 We Were the Lucky Ones (Georgia Hunter)

108 Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)

109 The Life She Was Given (Ellen Marie Wiseman)

110 The Rooster Bar (John Grisham)

111 Camino Island (John Grisham)

112 *Wonder (R.J. Palacio)

113 Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)

114 Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)

115 Column of Fire (Ken Follett)

116 The Other Alcott (Elise Hooper)

117 Manhattan Beach (Jennifer Egan)

118 The Necklace (Claire McMillan)

119 When I'm Gone (Emily Bleeker) 

120 Sulfar Springs (William Kent Krueger)

121 The Child (Fiona Barton) 

122 Beartown (Fredrick Backman) 

123 Ginny Moon (Benjamin Ludwig) 

124 Burntown (Jennifer McMahon)

125 The Stars are Fire (Anita Shreve)

126 Half-Broke Horses (Jennifer Walls)

127 These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (Nancy Turner)

128 Sarah's quilt : the novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona territories, 1906 (Nancy E. Turner)

129 Star Garden: a novel of Sarah Agnes Prine (Nancy E. Turner)

130 The House Girl (Tara Conklin)

131 The House at Riverton (Kate Morton)

132 My Name is Resolute (Nancy E. Turner)

133 The Diplomat's Wife (Pam Jenoff)

134 The Alice Network (Kate Quinn)

135 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Lisa See)

136 A More Perfect Union (Jodi Daynard)

137 America's First Daughter (Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie)

138 The Kommandant's Girl (Pam Jenoff)

11 Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over (Geraldine Brooks)

12 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Erik Larson) 

13 Love with a Chance of Drowning (Torre DeRoche)

14 Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson (Mitch Albom)

15 *Heaven is for Real (Todd Burpo)

16 *Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing  (Christy Wilson Beam)

17 *90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life (Don Piper)

18 *In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Nathaniel Philbrick)

19 Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope (Mary Beth Chapman)

20 I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy (Angie Smith)

21 *Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)

22 *The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (Sebastian Junger)

23 * Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together (Ron Hall)

I'll keep adding to this list as I read more!  And if you have any recommendations for me, please leave a comment below! I know there are some books that I've read and loved, but I can't remember the names (and I've tried searching for them)-- so maybe you'll help me out and remind me of some!

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You can download a  FREE 2018 Winter Olympics printable activity book from Sonlight Curriculum!

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Amazon: Jerrybox 360 Degree rotating Makeup Organizer for just $13.99

Amazon has this Jerrybox 360 Degree Rotating Makeup Organizer for just $13.99 when you apply promo code RKGTPRD5 at checkout.

Gets great reviews!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

PetSmart: Free Picture, Craft, and more with your PUPPY tomorrow, 1/21!

Tomorrow, 1/21, you can visit PetSmart between 12 noon and 2 pm with your puppy (ages 10-16 weeks) for some fun!

You can check out the NEW Doggie Day Camp, get a free commemorative craft, digital keepsake and puppy booklet! 

Go here for more details!

You may want to call your local PetSmart to verify participation before heading out!

Amazon: School Supply kit with 31 pieces for just $8.79! Comes with Glue, Sharpie, pens, and more!

Running low on School Supplies? Amazon has this School Supply Kit with Sharpie Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase, Elmer’s Glue & More for just $8.79!

This set comes with 31 total pieces and is regularly priced at $22!

Purchase now and put it away for next school year or save as a gift for a new student!

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CVS has new coupons for Gold Emblem Abound products:

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$1/1 Gold Emblem Abound Grocery or Beverage Item (expires 7/16)

Now through 1/27, these snacks are just $1 each, so free after coupon!

(Thanks, Hip2save)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kroger Game Day Greats Instant Win game!

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You must clip this coupon today, but it's valid through 2/4!

This offer not valid in Louisiana.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Amazon: Sable 10 Tier Shoe Rack for just $19.98! Holds 50 pairs of shoes!

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Gets great reviews also! 

Hurry, prices can change at anytime!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Free Garnier Legendary Olive Hair care sample!

You can request a Free Garnier Legendary Olive Hair Care Sample

Just click on the “Free Legendary Olive Sample” banner at the bottom of the page and fill out the form.
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