Call me crazy, but I am obsessed with the public library. Whenever I have free time, I’m either reading or planning what I’m going to read next.
Are you looking to refresh your bookshelf & dive into something new? Below I’ve curated a list of ten titles you should ask your neighborhood librarian to pull off the shelves for you.
- “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven. A love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Perfect for fans of John Green or YA titles in general.
- “Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” by Glennon Doyle Melton. A laugh-out-loud read of Melton’s poignant reflections on our universal experiences, it’s the story of one woman trying to love herself and others.
- “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. The emotionally involving debut novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small town Ohio.
- “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso. A manifesto for ambitious young women by the founder of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million e-tailer known for its leading edge fashion and provocative online persona.
- “The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi,the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West” by Michelle Goldberg. Traces the life of the incredibly woman who brought yoga to the West.
- “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume. A moving story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are changed by unexpected events.
- “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman. A NYT bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world.
- “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari. From one of our generation’s funniest comedic voices comes this hilarious in-depth exploration of the pleasures and pitfalls of modern romance.
- “Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker” by Lauren Kessler. Follow one woman’s journey to join a professional company to perform in The Nutcracker, proving you are not “supposed” to act any age.
- “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. A novel set in a dystopian future that centers around Kirsten Raymonde, a woman traveling with a group dedicated to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive in this newly altered world.