What's on the bookshelf

Here is what we are reading in the Plum and June household!  We welcome any recommendations you might have for any of us.  Leave a comment or email me at plumandjune (at) gmail (dot) com

Books I've enjoyed (current book on top)

Say What You Will
Like No Other
The Invention of Wings
Orphan Train
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
The Rosie Project**
The Fault in Our Stars
The Language of Flowers**
eleanor and park
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (great on audio)
Life after Life:  A Novel
An Invisible Thread
World War Z
Gone Girl
The Art Forger*
Someone Knows My Name
The Book Thief
The Help**
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Invisible Bridge
The River of Doubt
Destiny of the Republic
The Flavia deLuce books
Stories I Only Tell My Friends (great on audio)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Cutting for Stone
And the Mountains Echoed (and the other books by the same author)
What Alice Forgot
The Thirteenth Tale**
The Forgotten Garden
The Shadow of the Wind
Those Who Save Us
Unbroken (great on audio)
Life of Pi
Stones in the River
Time Traveler's Wife
The Other Boleyn Girl
One Thousand White Women**
Snow Flowers and the Secret Fan**
The Namesake**
Ladder of Years
In the Time of Butterflies**
The Poisonwood Bible**
Little Bee
Water For Elephants
Ready Player One
The Glass Castle
Chaos Walking Trilogy (YA)
Delirium/Pandemonium/Requiem (YA)
Hunger Games Trilogy (YA)
Across the Universe (YA)
The Goldfinch
The Husband's Secret
The Giver/Son (YA)

**my favorites on the list are starred

What I plan to read/listen to soon:
The Golem and Ginni
A Discovery of Witches
A Tale For The Time Being
Assassination Vacation
Beautiful Ruins
I Capture the Castle
The Kitchen House
Looking for Alaska
Lost in Shangri-La
The Lowland
The Night Circus
Nothing to Envy
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
The Paris Wife
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Orphan Master's Son
The Outlander Series
The Snow Child
The Storyteller
To the End of the Land
War Brides
Warmth of Other Suns
The Weird Sisters
Big Little Lies
The Storyteller
We Were Liars

What my daughters are reading/read recently (or not so recently) and books they recommend:
Under the Egg
Elijah Buxton
Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Snicker of Magic
Out of My Mind
One and Only Ivan
Because of Mr. Terupt
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Cinder (and the other Lunar Chronicles books)
Saving Lucas Biggs
Navigating Early
The Night Gardener
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Westing Games
A Mango-Shaped Space
Counting by 7s
Turtle in Paradise
Tuesdays at the Castle
The Chronicles of Narnia
Black Beauty
Wind in the Willows
Inside Out and Back Again
Island of the Blue Dolphins
A Tale Dark and Grimm,  In a Glass Grimmly, and The Grimm Conclusion
The Hobbit
The Candymakers
All of a Kind Family
Alice in Wonderland
Igraine the Brave
Pippi Longstocking
Lulu and the Brontosaurus (for younger kids)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
The Search for Wondla and A Hero for Wondla
From the Mixed Up Filed of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Phantom Tollbooth
Island of Blue Dolphins
Bud Not Buddy
Ruby Holler
The Graveyard Book
Walk Two Moons
The Wanderer
the Giver
The Bridge to Terabithia
Number the Stars

Beverly Cleary
Roald Dahl
Edward Eager
Eva Ibbotson
Grace Lin
Wendy Mass
Rick Riordan

Geronimo Stilton (for younger kids)
Harry Potter
Little House on the Prairie and The Rose Years
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Penderwicks
Percy Jackson
Sisters Grimm series
39 Clues series
Wings of Fire
Nancy Drew
Elephant and Piggie (toddlers)

1 comment:

  1. I have a cookbook recommendation for you: Americas Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Every recipe is tested and if you follow the recipe (I'm a improvisor but dont stray from their recipe) you will not be disappointed. The carrot cake melts in your mouth!


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