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38 “Must Read” Books, as suggested by @coffeewithjulie Readers


In response to my post “3 Books that Changed My Life,” I received so many fantastic suggestions for “must read” books that I don’t want to forget them. They came in via Facebook, Twitter, and in the Comments section of the blog. In no particular order, I am listing them here for handy reference.

1.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Path – suggested by @ReadyDressedGo

2. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol – suggested by @ReadyDressedGo

3. The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – suggested by @ReadyDressedGo

4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – suggested by @mebuell

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – suggested by @mebuell

6. A Portrait of the Artist as Young Man by James Joyce – suggested by @mebuell

7. The Cider House Rules, John Irving – suggested @monie_muffins & Amy Boughner

8. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy – @monie_muffins

9. The Mystery of Lilac Inn, Nancy Drew, by Carolyn Keene – @NancyfromCanada

10. The Tripod Series by John Christopher – suggested by @NancyfromCanada

11. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham – suggested by @NancyfromCanada

12. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen – suggested by Dan S

13. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane – suggested by Dan S

14. I, Claudius by Robert Graves – suggested by Dan S

15. LA Confidential by James Ellroy – suggested by Dan S

16. Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger – suggested by Amy Boughner

17. In One Person by John Irving – suggested by Amy Boughner

18. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – suggested by Allison

19. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss  – suggested by Allison

20. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – suggested by me, Amy Boughner, and Allison

21. Perfume by Patrick Süskind – suggested by Allison and Giulia

22. House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende – suggested by Allison and Giulia

23. Home by Marilynne Robinson – suggested by Allison

24. Plain Kate by Erin Bow – suggested by Allison

25. Room by Emma Donoghue- suggested by Sarah McCormack and Robyn Grauer

26. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – suggested by Sarah McCormack

27. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – suggested Sarah McCormack

28. Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls – suggested Sarah McCormack

29. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – suggested by Lisa Sansom

30. Under the Sea by Isabel Allende – suggested by Allison and Giulia

31. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – suggested Giulia

32. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson – suggested by Giulia

33. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – suggested by Giulia

34. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys – suggested by Giulia

35. Captain Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres – suggested by Giulia

36. Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – suggested by Giulia

37. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb – suggested by Robyn Grauer

38. Hannah’s Gift by Maria Housden – suggested by Robyn Grauer

This should really keep me busy for a while! Thank you so much for your suggestions!

Edited on June 10, 2013 to add: I received some more suggestion after publishing this follow-up post and I don’t want to lose track of them either! They are:

39. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz – suggested by Laurel

40. Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck – suggested by Laurel

41. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – suggested by Laurel

42. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – suggested by Laurel

43. A Prayer for Owen Meany – suggested by me and Annie Boucher

44. Dance Me Outside by WP Kinsella – suggested by Sherrie Mae

45. Hairball by Margaret Atwood – suggested by Sherrie Mae


  1. AWESOME! I will print this out and start searching on the library web site!!

    thanx :)

    • Maria Fabiani says:

      When I saw the title of Julie’s blog, I knew you would have made suggestions and that you’d be eager to read them too! Now I do ‘t have to ask you for book suggestions – lol!

  2. I was sure I left one or two (she sobs). But I could have been dreaming (she mumbles).

    The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

    Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck

    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (not for faint at heart but great writing)

    The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

    And many of the others you listed:)

  3. Ooooh. I’m drooling. This is fabulous. I’ve only read a few of these. What a great list for summer!

  4. Maria Fabiani says:

    Thanks Julie! Always looking for good reads!

  5. Smiling all over!

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