Recommended Reading from the Rice Community

stacks of books

Here are book recommendations library visitors added to our whiteboard this past weekend:

1Q84 - Haruki Murakami
50 Shades of Grey - E. L. James
A Little Life - Hanya Yanigahara
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Bad Blood - John Carreyrou
Becoming - Michelle Obama
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
Codex Alera series - Jim Butcher
Cutting For Stone - Abraham Verghese
Distancia de Rescate - Samanta Schweblin
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Educated - Tara Westover
Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
Emperor of the Eight Islands - Gillian Rubenstein
Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
Evicted - Matthew Desmond
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safren Foer
Factfulness - Hans Rosling
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Funny in Farsi - Firoozeh Dumas
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid - Douglas Hofstader
Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
How to Start a Fire and Why - Jesse Ball
I’m Thinking of Ending Things - Ian Reid
If You Give A Moose A Cookie - Drew Carter
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
IT - Stephen King
Jell-O Girls - Allie Rowbottom
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Kokoro - Natsume Soseki
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers - Cat Fitzpatrick
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - MIchael Lewis
My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space - D. J.  MacHale
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
Red Rising series - Pierce Brown
Rosencrantz and GuIldenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
Saga - Brian K. Vaughn
Sapiens - Yuval Harari
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
Tell the Wolves I’m Home - Carol Rifka Brunt
The Abarat series - Clive Barker
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
The Beach - Alex Garland
The Bible 
The Book of Flying - Keith Miller
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Cartel trilogy - Don Winslow
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Conquest of Bread - Peter Kropotkin
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
The Fifth Risk - Michael Lewis
The Good Earth - Pearl Buck
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
The Kingkiller Chronicle - Patrick Rothfuss
The Leavers - Lisa Ko
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Long Walk - Stephen King
The Minds of Billy Milligan - Daniel Keyes
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
The Other Side - Lacy Johnson
The Pastoral Clinic - Angela Garcia
The Periodic Table - Primo Levi
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
The Private Life of Chairman Mao - Li Zhisui
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Stand - Stephen King
The Tibetan Book of the Dead -
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
The Wild Robot series - Peter Brown
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
The Working Poor - David Shipler
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Throne of Glass series - Sarah J. Mass
Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later - Alexandre Dumas
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
White Noise - Don DeLillo
Wit - Margaret Edson
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

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