My Top Ten Most Recommended Books

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I read about a book a week. I read a wide range of genres, traditionally published books, indie books. From novels to novellas, I’ll read just about anything. Which means people are always asking me for recommendations.

But the question I find hard to answer is, “what’s your favorite book.” I have lots of favorite books. And each is a favorite for a different reason. So I’ve compiled a list of my top ten most recommended books. How many have you read?


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A Cry in the Night

I discovered a copy of this book tucked away on a shelf in a room I was staying in years ago. It was a first of Mary Higgins Clark that I had read and it helped me discover a passion for great suspense.

A Prayer for Owen Meany

Who doesn’t enjoy a great stream of consciousness work?! John Irving does a brilliant job of this while not confusing his reader. I enjoy the plot twists and the delightful humor.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

A non-fiction work that was recommended to me by a friend. I couldn’t put it down. This is a compelling tale of survival in improbably circumstances.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte taught me the most valuable piece of relationship advice I’ve ever learned in life. If he doesn’t have a few skeletons in the closet, there’s probably a Bertha in his attic. Jane Eyre is a timeless tale that should be on every reader’s list.

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Sarah’s Key

The interplay between history and it’s intersect with the modern era make this work captivating. I also appreciate the fact that it sheds light on a piece of history that is often overlooked.

The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel

Also a book that was recommended to me by a friend that I couldn’t put down. I so thoroughly enjoy the humorous moments in this story.

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The Nightingale

A thrilling story that explores the complexities of family dynamics. This is a page turner I absolutely could not put down.

They Came to Baghdad

I’ve been known to call Agatha Christie novels a delicious indulgence. Her use of language is so artful and especially so in this particular work.

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The Secret Keeper

Various reviews of this story describe it as ‘gripping’ and it is, in fact, just that. The jump between past and present adds to the suspense as the mystery unfolds.

The Emily Starr Series

Last but certainly not least, is the Emily Starr Series by L. M. Montgomery. This series was a favorite of mine from childhood. Something about Miss Starr was very relatable to me. She felt familiar and is a wonderfully complex character.

And one more bonus title: The Little Prince

This is such a beautiful, sweet story you just can’t help but love it. Confession, I own this one in three languages. None of them is the original French.

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