Lynette’s suggestions for great gift books (and this is her short list)

I have sorted by categories but we could have a long discussion of when mystery crosses over into fiction and what constitutes a thriller rather than a mystery.  (I just took the publisher’s word for it )  Non-fiction is pretty clear.  But lots of excellent suggestions here – happy reading.  Please share your lists.  We can all use some ideas.

 

title and author

category

Me Before You    Jojo Moyes

fiction

*Wise Men  Stuart Nadler

fiction

*Cascade   Maryanne O’hara

fiction

A Possible Life   Sebastian Faulks

fiction

*The Book of Jonas   Stephen Dau

fiction

*Beside a Burning Sea   John Shors

fiction

*Mary Coin   Marisa Silver

fiction

*All the Mountains Echoed  Khaled Hosseini

fiction

*The Daughter of  Mars   Thomas Keneally

fiction

*The Girl You Left Behind   Jojo Moyes

fiction

**The Signature of All Things   Elizabeth Gilbert

fiction

*Ordinary Grace   William Kent Krueger

fiction  

*The Lemon Grove Ali Hosseini

fiction  

*The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope  Martha Riley

fiction  

*The Son  Philipp Meyer

fiction  

*The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells   Andrew Sean Greer

fiction  

*The Road from Gap Creek   Robert Morgan

fiction  

*Fugitive Colors  Lisa Barr

fiction  

*One of Ours   Willa Cather

fiction (pulitizer prize winner)

*Snow White Must Die   Nele Neuhaus

mystery

*Bookman’s Tale:A Novel of Obsession   Charles Lovett

mystery

*Nine Dragons  Michael Connelly

mystery

*The Other Typist   Suzanne Rindell

mystery

Lost Light   Michael Connelly

mystery

*Blind Justice   Anne Perry

mystery

*The Last good Day  Peter Blauner

mystery

*The English Girl   Daniel Silva

mystery

*How the Light Gets In   Louise Penny

mystery

Prague Winter  Marilyn Albright  

non-fiction

*Frozen in Time  Mitchell Zuckoff  –

non-fiction

*The Lost City of Z   David Grann  (non-fiction)

non-fiction

*Judgment Ridge   Mitchell Zuckoff   (non-fiction)

non-fiction

*The spy who loved:the secrets and lives of Christine Granville   Clare Mulley (non-fiction)

non-fiction

*Hellhound on his trail   Hampton Sides   (non-fiction)

non-fiction

*The Black Count   Tom Reiss   (nonfiction)

non-fiction

*The Long Way Home   David Laskin   (non-fiction)

non-fiction

*The Avengers:A Jewish War Story   Rich Cohen  (non-fiction)

non-fiction

**The Boys in the Boat   Daniel James Brown  (non-fiction)

non-fiction

*Ghostman  Roger Hobbs

thriller

*The Andalucian Friend  Alexander Sodenberg  

thriller

*Capital Punishment  Robert Wilson

thriller

*Tuesday’s Gone   Nicci French

thriller

*Murder as a Fine Art   David Morrell

thriller

*Creepers  David Morrell

thriller

Scavengers  David Morrell

thriller

*The Redeemer   Jo Nesbo

thriller

*Red Sparrow   Jason Matthews

thriller

*The Star of Istanbul   Robert Olen Butler

thriller

*Police  Jo Nesbo

thriller

 

One thought on “Lynette’s suggestions for great gift books (and this is her short list)

  1. and a comment from Lynette – I left out a book that I read that is YA that I think is a good one- The Boy on the Wooden Box Leon Leyson – true story of a survivor of the Holocaust, one that Schindler saved.

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