My Favorites

These are my top five favorite books. They might change, because sometimes they do. But they're always good. And you should buy them.

Hence the links. 

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Tells the tale of New York socialite, Lily Bart, and her struggle to fit into a world she isn't quite sure she wants to be a part of. It's more than a little tragic, but it's beautifully written. And even for all her flaws, you never want to stop believing in Lily. 

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Follows four sisters into the Congo with their half-hearted mother and their arrogant, proselyting father. In the middle of nowhere, they all have to face themselves and decide if they'll let the jungle change them. Sometimes, though, they don't really have a choice. 

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

Six years after Jurassic Park was closed indefinitely, Ian Malcolm finds himself back in Ingen's dangerous world. Only this time, there's no pretense of safety.

The Luxe (series) by Anna Godbersen

Four girls from various stations of life caught in the New York socialite scene, all with their own dark secrets. And gorgeous dresses. It's a guilty pleasure that reads like "Gossip Girls" for the late 1800s. But it's extremely well-written and believable for what it is: sumptuous YA romance.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

When a plane full of boys crashes on an island, what starts as a paradise soon morphs into something else entirely. It's an allegorical tale of good versus evil and what's inherent within us all.