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

Adult/other

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

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

Classics

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

Nonfiction

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

Poetry

Ballistics by Billy Collins
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver