Reading suggestions

Some of my favorites

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Jubilee by Margaret Walker

The Asylum by John Harwood

Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The Shack by William P. Young

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana Rosnay

Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel

DaVinci’s Swan by Karen Essex

The Agony & the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

Beach Music, South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Emancipators Wife by Barbara Hambly

Five Quarters of an Orange by Joanne Harris

Ladies #1 Detective series by Alaxander McCall Smith

The Other Boelyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

The Virgin Blue, Girl with the Pearl Earing,  Fallen Angels by Tracy Chevalier

Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Mitford series by Jan Karon

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Reader by Bernard Schlink

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, Zoro by Isabel Allende

Plain Truth by Jodi Piccoult

Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Sarah by Mark Halter

Roberts Lady by Nicole Byrd

Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Mary Named Magdeline by Margaret George

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Fall on Your Knees by Ann Marie MacDonald

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Fortune’s Rock, Weight Of Water by Anita Shreves

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Secret Life of Bee’s by Sue Monk Kid

Stones of Light series by Christian Jacq

Angle of Repose, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Veate Hur

Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

The Many Lives and Secrets of Josephine B by Sandra Gulland

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee