By: Yvette Cherry
Here’s a list of novels I’ve enjoyed over the years. Not all of them are new, but they’re all compelling reads. This list is in random order.
The titles in bold are the ones I love the most.
The ones with an asterisk (*) are not particularly relaxing.
The ones that say YA are written for teens (but loved by Yvette).
House Rules | Jodi Piccoult
Saving Francesca | Melina Marchetta (YA)
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith (YA)
All the Light We Cannot See | Anthony Doerr
The Time Traveller’s Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
The Dry | Jane Harper
Force of Nature | Jane Harper
We Need to Talk About Kevin | Lionel Shriver *
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
Where the Crawdads Sing | Dehlia Owens
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society | Mary Ann Schaffer
The Kite Runner | Khaled Hosseini
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Mark Haddon (YA)
To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee
Jayne Eyre | Charlotte Bronte
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared | Jonas Jonasson
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
Water for Elephants | Sara Gruen
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter | Kim Edwards
What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | John Boyne
Looking For Alibrandi | Melina Marcetta (YA)
The Bronze Horseman Trilogy | Paullina Simons
Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton*
The Light Between Oceans | M.L Stedman
The Dressmaker | Rosalie Ham
The Lost Man | Jane Harper
Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult*
A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult*
Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
The Rip | Mark Brandi
I Do Not Come To You By Chance | Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Wimmera | Mark Brandi*
The Lake House | Kate Morton
How many of these great reads have you ticked off?
Article supplied with thanks to Yvette Cherry.
About the Author: Yvette is a wife, mum to four little girls, worship ministry coordinator, and former English teacher.