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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – New York Times bestselling novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – This is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin -This is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – A New York Times bestseller, this novel presents the story of Rachel, an unemployed alcoholic who rides the commuter train each morning so that her roommate won’t know that she’s out of work. She obsessively watches a breakfasting couple every day from the train, and one day witnesses a shocking event that entangles her in the lives of strangers.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, thirteen-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – A psychological thriller that has spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, about a marriage that has gone terribly wrong.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.
Inferno by Dan Brown – Similar to his previous international bestsellers The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown draws the reader into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno.
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series – Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey with attitude. She works for her bailbondsman cousin Vinnie, and her adventures solving mysteries are laced with humor and all sorts of antics.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – Reunited when the elder’s husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.
The Racketeer by John Grisham – A legal thriller that was one of the best selling books of 2012. It spent several weeks atop various best seller lists.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty – By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, this novel shows how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – A World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption. Rated the Best Book of 2011 by BookBrowse.com.
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy – This is Maeve Binchy’s last novel, completed days before she died in 2012. It is a tale of the relationships between people staying at the Stone House, a big house renovated into a hotel set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland.