Good Books

Young Adult/New Adult

Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly


Dune (series) by Frank Herbert
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (series) by Ransom Riggs
Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Colfer

War-related fiction

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Tweak by Nic Sheff
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham
Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession and My Wild Youth by David Gessner
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire


Ballistics by Billy Collins
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well by Maya Angelou
On Speaking Terms by Connie Wanek
Night Swim by Joan Kwon Glass
The Low Passions by Anders Carlson-Wee