Tuesday, July 10, 2018


A friend of my husband was asking for book recommendations on Facebook. I left her a link to my blog hoping that she might find some recommendations here, but that got me thinking that I didn't have the best set up for someone finding my top favorites or recommendations by genre. So I decided to do this post and turn it into a static page in my cross column header section. I've broken my favorite book recommendations down by genre. And I'll continue to update this list as I read 4.5/5 Star books. But this is going to provide me a central location for new visitors to get a quick feel for my reading preferences and recommendations.

Links take you to my review of these books where you can find cover art, title/author/publication details, links to buy from Amazon or The Book Depository when available, links to the book on Goodreads, the book description, and my review. *Note: Some of these belong to a series and only my favorite book in the series is listed, and some of the listing below are entire series and I've linked each book in the series.


Crazy Love by Francis Chan
The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Captivating by Stasi Eldredge & John Eldredge
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
Forgiving What You Can't Forget by Lysa TerKeurst
FLIP The Gratitude Switch by Kevin Clayson
Breath as Prayer by Jennifer Tucker
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery


Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits, Crossing the Line, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Chasing Impossible, Breaking the Rules)
Slammed (Slammed, # 1) by Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat (Slammed, # 2) by Colleen Hoover
Back to You by Priscilla Glenn
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Hopeless (Hopeless, # 1) by Colleen Hoover
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
If I Stay (If I Stay, # 1) by Gayle Forman
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Reason to Breathe (Breathing, # 1) by Rebecca Donovan
Easy (Contours of the Heart, # 1) by Tammara Webber
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, # 1) by Jenny Han
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, # 3) by Jenny Han
V is for Virgin (V is for Virgin, # 1) by Kelly Oram
Faking Normal by Courtney C Stevens
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
PS I Like You by Kasie West
A Different Blue by Amy Harmon
A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
Bright Side (Bright Side, # 1) by Kim Holden
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, # 1) by Simone Elkeles
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Maybe Now (Maybe, # 2) by Colleen Hoover
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
The Sound of Drowning by Katherine Fleet
Long Live Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts Duet, # 2) by Emma Scott
That Night by Amy Giles
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
The Trouble with Hating You by Sanji Patel
Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
From the Jump by Lacie Waldon
Book Lovers by Emily Henry


The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, # 1) by Suzanne Collins
Divergent (Divergent, # 1) by Veronica Roth
Delirium (Delirium, # 1) by Lauren Oliver
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Curse, # 1) by Marie Rutkoski


Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice)
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, Cursed Child)
Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, # 2) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas (Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, Kingdom of Ash)
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, # 2) by Cassandra Clare
Graceling (Graceling Realm. # 1) by Kristin Cashore
Fire (Graceling, # 2) Kristin Cashore
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons)
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, # 3) by Richelle Mead
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, # 4) by Richelle Mead
His Fair Assassins series by Robin LaFevers (Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph, Mortal Heart)
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, # 1) by Veronica Rossi
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, # 1) by Michelle Hodkin
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, # 2) by Marissa Meyer
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, # 3) by Marissa Meyer
The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses, # 1) by Amy Harmon
A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas (A Court pf Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, A Court of Silve Flames)
True Reign series by Jennifer Anne Davis (The Key, Red, War)
Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones (First Grave on the Right, Second Grave on the Left, Third Grave Dead Ahead, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Sixth Grave on the Edge, Seventh Grave and No Body, Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave, The Curse of Tenth Grave, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave, & Summoned to Thirteenth Grave)
Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, # 1) by Mary E Pearson
Knights of the Realm series by Jennifer Anne Davis (Realm of Knights, Shadow Knights, & Hidden Knights)
Midnight Sun (Twilight, # 5) by Stephenie Meyer
From Blood and Ash (From Blood and Ash, # 1) by Jennifer L Armentrout
A Fate of Wrath & Flame (Fate & Flame, # 1), A Curse of Blood & Stone (Fate & Flame, # 2) by KA Tucker

Historical Fiction

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Hawthorne House series by Kristi Ann Hunter (A Lady of Esteem, A Noble Masquerade, An Elegant Facade, An Uncommon Courtship, An Inconvenient Beauty)
The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep
With This Pledge (Carnton, # 1) by Tamera Alexander
Otherwise Engaged by Joanna Barker
A Portrait of Loyalty (The Codebreakers, # 3) by Roseanna M White
Edward & Amelia by Karen Thornell
An Uncharted Devotion by Amanda Taylor


Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers, Game, Blood of My Blood)
Push by Claire Wallis
A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, # 1), A Good Day for Chardonnay (Sunshine Vicram, # 2), A Hard Day for a Hangover (Sunshine Vicram, # 3) by Darynda Jones


The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands & Teeth, # 2) by Carrie Ryan
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Science Fiction

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, # 1) by Rick Yancey
Red Rising series by Pierce Bown (Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star, Iron Gold)


Push by Chalene Johnson
On Becoming Babywise by Gary Ezzo


  1. This is a really good idea! If someone wanted to know what books I would recommend, they would just have to go through all my reviews!

  2. Some great suggestions. Happy to see I have read some of them.

    sherry @

  3. Exactly. Not the easiest way to go about doing things! Thanks for commenting Angela!