Books I Love

I read a lot. I also like to trade book recommendations with other avid bibliophiles. This page is a sampler of some (not all) of my favorite book titles to press on people. My tastes tend to run toward the literary mixed with some mystery/fantasy/surrealism, but not always. Check back often for new additions to the list!

Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman

How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball

Museum of the Weird by Amelia Gray

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Enchanted  by Rene Denfeld

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

All the Odes by Pablo Neruda