Friends tell friends what books to read: Summer 2014

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Book recommendations A week ago, I asked my Facebook followers to recommend books to add to my library. The response far exceeded by expectations and I decided to add the suggestions to my blog to keep them handy. Feel free to share your must-reads in the comment section below.

  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • Thrive by Arianna Huffington
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Piano Man’s Daughter by Timothy Findley
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Desolation Peak by Jack Kerouac
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
  • The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
  • Millenium series by Stieg Larsson
  • Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
  • Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
  • The End of your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  • Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neil
  • Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie Macdonald
  • The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  • What We Lost by Dale Peck.
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  • Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean H. King
  • Plainwater by Anne Carson.
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • In the Kingdom of the Fairies by Susan Coyne
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • George and Rue by George Eliot Clarke
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Stones by Timothy Findlay
  • In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
  • The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Silmarillion by J.RR Tolkein.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.
  • Where the Heart Is by Pamela Dean
  • Tam Lin by Pamela Dean.
  • The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli
  • Rano Burton the Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  • Nadine Mealey MacDonald The Touch and Deprivers by Steven-Elliott Altman
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg
  • Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
  • The Wall by William Sutcliffe