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. 

Book Author My Star Ratings
Room Emma Donoghue 5
The Year of Magical Thinking  Joan Didion 5
The Road Cormack McCarthy  4
When She Was Gone S.A. Dunphy  4
To The Wedding by John Berger  5
The Handmaid’s Tale  Margaret Atwood  5
 The Glass Castle (a Memoir)   Jeannette Walls  5
 The Kite Runner  Khaled Hosseini  5
 The Alchemist  Paulo Coelho  5
 Tinkers  Paul Harding  5
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
Miracles and Conundrums and the Secondary               Planets  Jacob M. Appel  4
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture In Crisis J. D. Vance  4
Cleaning Nabokov’s House  Leslie Daniels  3
Dreams of Joy Lisa 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 Wolff 3
 The Salt Line  Holly Goddard Jones 2
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng 4
The Outsider Stephen King 3
Beartown Fredrik Backman 4
Us Against You Fredrik Backman 4
Inheritance: A Memoir… Dani Shapiro 4
The Road to San Giovanni Italo Calnino 4
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 2