Best books

Below are all the books I’ve given 5 stars to since I’ve been on Goodreads. The date is when I added them to Goodreads. Many of the books from 2007 and early 2008 I read years before. I’ve put a ** next to books that I considered the best I read that year or special favorites read years ago. However, I recommend all these books unreservedly.

Nonfiction – Babies and Childraising

** What’s Going On In There?

** Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Free-range Kids

** Heading Home With Your Newborn

Other Nonfiction

The Locavore’s  Dilemma

The Good Soldiers

** Nothing to Envy

**  The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Fiction / Memoirs

** Life of Pi

The Dog Stars

The Sandalwood Tree

** Cloud Atlas

** All Things Wise And Wonderful

** All Things Bright And Beautiful

The Betrayal (1/13/2012)


Room (10/30/2011)

The Help (8/25/2011)

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (5/14/2011)

Half-broke Horses



Sacred Hunger

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story

** The Hunger Games

The Grapes of Wrath


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

James Herriot’s Dog Stories

All Creatures Great and Small

Snow Falling on Cedars


Empire Falls

**  The God of Small Things

Cat’s Eye

** The Blind Assassin

The English Patient

Ender’s Game



Suite Francaise

The Red Tent

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Into Thin Air

My Sister’s Keeper


Three Cups of Tea

** Plainsong


Running with the Buffaloes

The Namesake

The Poisonwood Bible

Pride And Prejudice

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