One of my favorite genres.

Time travel

  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (this could fall in many genres)
  • River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren (also fits under YA)
  • Out of Time series by Monique Martin

General fantasy

  • The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Claire (also author of The Mortal Instruments but you probably know all about that already) (also YA)
  • The Godsland series by Brian Rathbone
  • The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • Innkeeper Chronicles series by Llona Andrews
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • The Trinity Saga by Ronnell D. Porter

Young Adult

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Historical Fiction

  • Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  • An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
  • Victorian San Francisco Mystery series by Louisa M. Locke
  • Pluto’s Snitch series by Carolyn Haines
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Whiplash by Yvie Towers

Mystery, Thrillers, & Intrigue

  • Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben
  • Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
  • Agents Irish & Whiskey series by Layla Reyne
  • Millennium by Stieg Larsson
  • The Burden by Mary Westmacott
  • Ape House by Sara Gruen
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries by Carolyn Haines
  • Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow
  • Rai Rahotep series by Nick Drake
  • Liv Bergen Mysteries by Sandra Brannan
  • The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown Oden
  • An Arsonist’s Guide To Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke

The Classics

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (actually a novella, completely love)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (my all-time favorite)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Contemporary Lit & Romance

  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Crossfire series by Sylvia Day
  • He Say, She Say by Yolanda Joe
  • Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest
  • Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper
  • Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Cosmopolis: A Novel by DeLillo

New Adult

  • On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  • Point of Retreat (#2 of the Slammed Series) by Colleen Hoover
  • Song of the Fireflies by J A Redmerski
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