Favorite Fiction

As you know, fiction is far more subjective than self-growth books.  I tend to like emotional stories where characters overcome unfathomable obstacles.  These suggestions will not suit all readers.  Take a look or find your own flavor of more light-hearted pleasure fiction!


  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

  • Educated by Tara Westover

  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

  • Americanah by Chimamanada Ngozi Adichi

  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

  • A Fine Balance & Family Matters by Rohintin Mistry

  • The Vegetarian by Han King

  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

  • The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle

  • Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

  • She's Come Undone & I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

  • The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

  • The Book of Ruth & A Map of the World by Jame Hamilton

  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

  • Torch by Cheryl Strayed

  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyazi

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleeve