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National Book Lovers Day

Updated: Aug 31

Happy National Book Lovers Day! In celebration of one of the most joyful days of the year, I put together a (very much not exhaustive) list of my favorite books. It is almost impossible for me to pick a **favorite** book, but this is a list of the books that I think about and come back to often. (And most likely have recommended 39487 times...)


Happy reading! :)





A Wrinkle in Time

This is the book that made me fall in love with reading. It was my favorite as a child, and is my favorite now.


Beartown

It is hard for me not to include all of Fredik Backman's books on this list, but of all of his books, this one is my favorite.


Lessons in Chemistry

Love cooking shows and a sassy narrator? This book is perfect.


Taste

Love eating? I think this is my most recommended book of all time. I love Stanley Tucci.


Ghosts

Dolly Alderton writes about being single in your 30s in the most beautiful way. This is one of the most relatable books I've read.


Project Hail Mary

I am not a fan of sci-fi, but I am a fan of this book.


Know My Name

This book is a heartbreaking must-read. Think about the courage it took for Miller to tell her story all the time.


What Happened to You?

I grew up on a steady diet of Oprah, and this book is everything I loved about her interviews with science. Highly recommend for anyone trying to figure out what makes a human.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

This book is witty and fun and made me want to travel to Antarctica.


Dark Matter

Blake Crouch writes about science in a way that is comprehensible and human emotions in a way that will move you to tears.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

This book is transportable magic.


Interior Chinatown

I have never read a book quite like this; I loved every page.


Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Before reading this book I didn't think I would ever care about video games, now I care enough that they moved me to tears. This book is spectacular.


Disappointment with God

This book found me at the perfect time. I cannot recommend it enough.


Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?

The most relatable book I've ever read.


Daisy Jones and the Six

Like everyone, I spent half of my time googling to make sure that this book was not based on a real band. Incredible.


David and Goliath

I am a lifetime member of the Malcolm Gladwell fan club.

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