Book Bites: Main Course


These are books that take longer to read due to language, content, or theme. These are the kind of books that stick to your bones and help shape who you are. They’re the ‘Classics’ or are categorized as ‘Literary/Contemporary Fiction’ online, but they can be Nonfiction or Memoirs as well. 

BookAuthorMy Star Ratings
RoomEmma Donoghue5
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion5
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeMark Haddon 4
When She Was Gone S.A. Dunphy 4
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy DaughterKate Clifford Larson
The Handmaid’s Tale  Margaret Atwood 5
 The Glass Castle (a Memoir)  Jeannette Walls 5
 Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 3
 The Road to San Giovanni Italo Calnino 5
Inheritance: A Memoir…Dani Shapiro4
The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen Mark Shaw 4
 The Only Story  Julian Barnes 4
Us Against You Fredrik Backman 4
BeartownFredrik Backman 4
The OutsiderStephen King 3
Dreams of JoyLisa See   2
  Lock In  John Scalzi 2
 A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman 5
 Touch Claire North 3
 The Garden of Burning Sand Corban Addison 4
 The Nest  Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 2
 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel 5
 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Michael Wolff3
 The Salt Line  Holly Goddard Jones2
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng4