"One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them,
for words have the power to change us."
Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare


Fiction
Kate Atkinson: Life After Life
Paolo Bacigalupi: The Water Knife
Jen Beagin: Pretend I'm Dead
William Boyd: Any Human Heart
Philip K. Dick: Counter-Clock World
S.E. Grove: The Glass Sentence
Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha
Hugh Howey: Wool
Sara Jaffe: Dryland
Wally Lamb: I'll Take You There
Yann Martel: The High Mountains of Portugal
Mary McCarthy: The Group
Flannery O'Connor: Wise Blood
Hannah Pittard: Reunion
Curtis Sittenfield: Sisterland
Matthew Thomas: We Are Not Ourselves
Miriam Toews: All My Puny Sorrows
Lily Tuck: I Married You For Happiness
Lisa See: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Karina Sumner-Smith: Radiant (Towers Trilogy book 1)
Tom Wolfe: Bonfire of the Vanities
Nell Zink: Mislaid

YA
R.J. Anderson: Ultraviolet
Holly Black/Cassandra Clare: The Iron Trial
Melina Marchetta: Finnikin of the Rock
R.J. Palacio: Wonder
Brian Selznick: Wonderstruck
Andrew Smith: Grasshopper Jungle
Leslye Walton: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Non-Fiction
Svetlana Alexievich: Voices from Chernobyl
Susan Cain: Quiet
Vivian Gornick: The Odd Woman and the City
Michael Schulman: Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep
Albert Podell: Around the World in 50 Years
Simon Winchester: The Professor and the Madman