Cloud Library Booklists

Top Picks From our “Book Lovers” Book Club

Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Born a  Crime – Trevor Noah
Crossing to Safety – Wallace Stegner
Educated – Tara Westover
I Am The Messenger – Markus Zusak
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
Library Book – Susan Orlean
Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
Secrets Between Us – Thrity Umrigar
Testaments – Margaret Atwood
These Truths – Jill Lepore
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Eclectic Reads for Dreary Days

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
Furiously Happy – a funny book about horrible things- Jenny Lawson
If Not For You – Debbie Macomber
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan
Little Book of Hygge-Danish Secrets to Happy Living – Neik Wiking
My Not So Perfect Life – Sophie Kinsella
Outsider – Stephen King
Quiet – the Power of Introverts in a world that can’t stop talking – Susan Cain
Windhaven – George R.R. Martin

It’s Always a Good Time for Psychological Suspense

An Anonymous Girl – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Better Sister  – Alafair Burke
The Invited – Jennifer McMahon
Last Time I Lied – Riley Sager
Miracle Creek – Angie Kim
The Nanny – Gilly Macmillan
The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell
Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware
Whisper Man – Alex North

Books to Read for Earth Day

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle- Barbara Kingsolver
Death and Life of the Great Lakes – Dan Egan
Falter – Bill McKibben
Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben
Larose – Louise Erdrich
Nature’s Best Hope – Douglas W. Tallamy
Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
Song of Trees – David George Haskell
Uninhabitable Earth – David Wallace-Wells

Celebrate National Couple’s Month – Read a book together!

Americanah-  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
At Home – Bill Bryson
Before I Die – Jenny Dunham
Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

Fictional Pandemics

Andromeda Strain – Michael Crichton
Dog Stars – Peter Heller
Dreamers – Karen Thompson Walker
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
The Passage – Justin Cronin
Severance – Ling Ma
The Stand – Stephen King
Station 11 – Emily St. John Mandel
Wilder Girls – Rory Power

Social Distancing is Nothing New

“Braving the Wilderness-Quest for True Belonging” – Brene Brown
“Great Alone”- Kristin Hannah
“Light Between Oceans” – M.L. Stedman
“Lonely City-adventures in the art of being alone” – Olivia Laing
“The Martian” – Andy Weir
“Overcoming The Destructive Inner Voice “ – Robert Firestone
“Speak” – Laurie Halse
“Touching Spirit Bear” – Ben Mikaelsen
“Walden”- Henry David Thoreau
“We Have Always Lived in the Castle” – Shirley Jackson

Outdoor Adventures

Call of the Wild – Jack London
Change in Altitude – Anita Shreve
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
Lost City of Z – David Crann
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard
Stranger in the Woods – Michael Finkel
A Walk in the Woods –Bill Bryson
Wild – Cheryl Strayed
World Beneath Their Feet – Scott Ellsworth

Stay Connected With Some Family Sagas 

Dutch House – Ann Patchett
Guest Book –  Sarah Blake
Island of Sea Women – Lisa See
Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo
Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Red At the Bone – Jacqueline Woodson
Saints for All Occasions – J. Courtney Sullivan
Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver
Weather – Jenny Offill

Binge Read a Series!

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
Year One – Nora Roberts
The Bat – Jo Nesbo
Fall of Giants – Ken Follett
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin
Winter in Paradise – Elin Hilderbrand
Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King - audiobook
Girl Waits with Gun – Amy Stewart
The Silent Corner – Dean Koontz
Memory Man – David Baldacci
The Heist – Janet Evanovich

Book Lovers Annotations April 2020

Dear Edward – Ann Napolitano
Talking to Strangers - What We Should Talk About the People We Don’t Know – Malcolm Gladwell
Girl- Edna O’Brien
Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel
My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell
Red Lotus – Chris Bohjalian
These Ghosts are Family- Maisy Card
You Are Not Alone – Greer Hendricks

Reading About Food: With Recipes Included

“32 Yolks-from my Mother’s Table to Walking the Line”-Eric Ripert
“Beekeeper of Aleppo”- Christy Lefteri
“Best Cook in the World-tales from My Momma’s Kitchen”-Rick Bragg
“Blood, Bones and Butter”-Gabrielle Hamilton
“Eat Cake”-Jeanne Ray
“Kitchens of the Great Midwest”-J. Ryan Stradel
“Lager Queen of Minnesota” -J. Ryan Stradel
“My Mother’s Kitchen-Breakfast, Dinner and the Meaning of Life”-Peter Gethers
“Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune”-Roselle Lim
“Save Me The Plums”-Ruth Reichl

They Survived, and So Will We!

“After the flood”-Kassandra Montage
“The Dog Stars”-Peter Heller
“End of the World Running Club”-Adrian J. Waller
“Girl”-Edna O’Brien
“In the Kingdom of Ice”-Hampton Sides
“Last Ones Left Alive”-Sarah Goff Davis
“The Martian”-Andy Weir
“One More River To Cross”-Jane Kirkpatrick
“The Road”-Cormac McCarthy
“Stranger in the Woods”-Michael Finkel

Romance From Six Feet Away

The Honey-don’t list – Christina Lauren
If I Never Met You – Mhairi McFarlane
Still Me – Jojo Moyes
The Wallflower Wager – Tessa Dare
The Bride Test – Helen Hoang
No Judgements – Meg Cabot
One Day in December – Josie Silver
This Heart of Mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Devil’s Daughter – Lisa Kleypas
Any Day Now – Robyn Carr
The Cinderella Deal – Jennifer Crusie
I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella

Historical Fiction

“America’s First Daughter”-Stephanie Dray
“Before We Were Yours”-Lisa Wingate
“Carnegie’s Maid”-Marie Benedict
“Giver of Stars”-Jojo Moyes
“Lilac Girls”-Martha Hall Kelly
“Long Petal of the Sea”-Isabel Allende
“Lost Girls of Paris”- Pam Jenoff
“My Dear Hamilton-a novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton”-Stephanie Dray
“Nickel Boys”-Colson Whitehead
“Nightingale”-Kristin Hannah

Historical Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction

“First Conspiracy:the secret plot to kill George Washington” -Brad Meltzer
“In the Heart of the Sea-the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex”-Nathaniel Philbrick
“Killers of the Flower Moon- the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI”- David Grann
“Lost City of the Monkey God-a true story”- Douglas J.Preston
“Only Plane in the Sky-an oral History of 9/11”- Garrett M. Graff
“Pioneers-heroic story of the settlers who brought the American  Ideal West”-David G. McCullough
“Sapiens-a brief history of humankind”-Yuval N.Harari
“Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers-the Texas victory that changed America”-Brian Kilmeade
“Splendid and the Vile-A saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz”-Erik Larson
“Unbroken-an Olympian’s journey from airman to castaway to captive”-Laura Hillenbrand

Strong Women Survivors

“Expats”-Chris Pavone
“Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”-Stieg Larsson
“Island of Sea Women”-Lisa See
“Olive Kitteridge”-Elizabeth Strout
“Pachinko”-Min Jo Lee
“Paris Wife”-Paula McClain
“Saints for All Occasions” - J.Courtney Sullivan
“Salvage the Bones”-Jesmyn Ward
“Signature of All Things” -Elizabeth Gilbert
“Testaments”-Margaret Atwood

Funny Reads: Fiction

Where
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
The Martian - Andy Weir
Less - Andrew Sean Greer
Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich
Smokin
The Hitchhiker
The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek – Rhett McLaughlin
The Sellout – Paul Beatty
Redshirts – John Scalzi

Funny Reads: Non-Fiction

Food - Jim Gaffigan
Dad is Fat – Jim Gaffigan
Bossypants - Tina Fey
Let
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Let
Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish
Lessons from Lucy – Dave Barry
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? - Caitlin Doughty
#IMOMSOHARD – Kristin Hensley
Lake of the Ozarks – Bill Geist
Dear Girls – Ali Wong
Yes please – Amy Poehler
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told - Nick Offerman & Megan Mullaly

Books to Make Your Heart Swell

“Art of Racing in the Rain” -Garth Stein
“Beartown”-Fredrick Backman
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”-Gail Honeyman
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society”-Mary Ann Shaffer
“How To Walk Away”-Katherine Center
“Keeper of Lost Things”-Ruth Hogan
“Little Paris Bookshop”-Nina George
“Small Great Things” - Jodi Picoult
“Storied Life of A.J.Fikry”-Gabrielle Zevin
“Wild”-Cheryl Strayed