The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

A Lovely, Indecent Departure by Steven Lee Gilbert

A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer

Against Their Will by Greg Dober, Allen Hornblum, and Judith Newman

African Folktales by Roger Abraham

The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Alliance by Reid Hoffman

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Authority by Jeff Vandermeer


Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Best American Non-Required Reading 2011 edited by Dave Eggers

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Bodies by Osmond Arnesto

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller


Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

Cascadia by H.W. Buzz Bernard

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Chasing Relevance by Dan Negroni

Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson

Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Crashed by Robin Wasserman

Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk 

The Creeps by Michael Connolly

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Cruel Love (Privilege #6) by Kate Brian

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese


Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Drive by Daniel Pink


Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Endless by Kate Brian

Endymion by Dan Simmons

Eight Minutes by Lori Reisenbichler

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin

Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Ex-Mas by Kate Brian


The Fall by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Fear (Gone#5) by Michael Grant

The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

Frazzled by Booki Vivat


Generation X by Douglas Coupland

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Ghost Bully by Brain Corley

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl With Ghost Eyes by M.H. Borosan

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Grub by Elise Blackwell

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


The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Heist Society by Ally Carter

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Hereafter (Shadowlands #2) by Kate Brian

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

The Honor Was Mine by Elizabeth Heaney

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott

Hyperion by Dan Simmons


Inferno by Dan Brown

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis


Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling


Kalahari by Jessica Khoury

King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas


The Last Star by Rick Yancey

Leapfrog by Nathalie Molina Nino

The Leftovers by Tom Perrota

Legend by Marie Lu

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Light (Gone #6) by Michael Grant

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Lullabies by Lang Leav


Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Marbles by Ellen Forney

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide by Brandon Webb

Matched by Ally Condie

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer


The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

No Regrets: Adventuring Through Life by Linda McDermott


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Ochoco Reach by Jim Stewart

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

One Horn to Rule Them All: A Purple Unicorn Anthology

One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

Origin by Jessica Khoury

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood


Paper Towns by John Green

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepherd

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Playing With Dynamite by Sharon Harrigan

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Presence by Amy Cuddy

Primeval (Event Group #5) by David L. Golemon


Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas


Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Rules of Civility by Amor Towels


The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury

Saved as Draft by N.D. Chan

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson

S.H.E. Share Heal Empower by Shannon Hogan Cohen

The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Sweet Deceit (Privilege #4) by Kate Brian

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart


The Tale of the Body Thief (Vampire Chronicles #4) by Anne Rice

Talk Triggers by Jay Baer

Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

Tinkers by Paul Harding

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss

Two Graves by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien


Under A Glass Bell by Anais Nin

Undercurrents: An Anthology of What Lies Beneath

Under Dark Skies by AJ Scudiere


Vengeance (Private #14) by Kate Brian

Vitro by Jessica Khoury


Walk on Earth a Stranger (Goldseer #1) by Rae Carson

Warstorm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard 

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

White Fire by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Wildwood by Colin Meloy

Will It Fly? by Pat Flynn

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte



The Year of the Flood (Maddaddam #2) by Margaret Atwood

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero


Zillow Talk by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries

Author Spotlight:

John Connolly

Jodi Piccoult

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Series Spotlight:

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen


5 Comments on “Book Reviews

  1. Hi Shannon, just curious to know what you thought of Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake? I haven’t read it, but I’d definitely consider reading it… Thanks, Carol

    • Are you familiar with any of Aimee Bender’s other works? Because I would say that it’s just like her other work- beautiful, haunting, and more than a little bit sad. Definitely definitely worth reading!

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