1. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
  2. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. Writers & Lovers by Lily King
  4. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
  5. Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
  6. Summerwater by Sarah Moss
  7. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  8. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
  9. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
  10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  11. Corrag by Susan Fletcher
  12. Want by Lynn Steger Strong
  13. I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg
  14. The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
  15. The Fourth Child by Jessica Winter
  16. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  17. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  18. Matrix by Lauren Groff
  19. Madam by Phoebe Wynne
  20. Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
  21. Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
  22. Sisters by Daisy Johnson
  23. The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker
  24. Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison


  1. Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt
  2. Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey
  3. You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong
  4. This Is the Voice by John Colapinto
  5. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
  6. Consent by Vanessa Springora
  7. Hunter, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff
  8. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  9. Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn
  10. Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  11. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
  12. The View from Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior
  13. Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America  by Alec MacGillis
  14. Paganism for Beginners by Althaea Sebastiani
  15. How to Attract Birds to Your Garden by Dan Rouse
  16. Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti
  17. Simplicity at Home by Yumiko Sekine
  18. Kintsugi Wellness by Candice Kumai
  19. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  20. On Animals by Susan Orlean
  21. Taste by Stanley Tucci