Novels I love

The Kitchen House – Kathleen Grissom


The Storyteller – Jodi Picoult (2013)

The Pact – Jodi Picoult (1998)


Jodi Picoult novels have never failed to intrigue me to reading more. Two of my favorites that I have read thus far from the author are The Storyteller (2013) and The Pact (1998). Her style of writing takes me away to her world or the world of the character I am reading and not once does it bore me to put the book down. Her writing captivates you on a journey the characters are taking and brings you along with them.

Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand (2010)

Seabiscuit – Laura Hillenbrand (2001)


The two most notable books I have read within almost ten years apart from each other have both the similarities of the human experience. Time and time again, the human soul fascinates me, and impacts my reading and writing choices. Stories of the underdog, and the triumph one experiences after many failures is a story that I believe will never go out of style. Laura Hillenbrand‘s books – Seabiscuit (2001) and Unbroken (2010) are two stories that have stayed with me and inspired by own writing choices. True stories of love and loss, and failure and triumph motivate and inspire me to write fiction and non-fiction stories of humanity and what one internally feels. I am fascinated by those stories that after many failures, one can succeed.

Autobiography of Us – Aria Beth Sloss

Milkweed – Jerry Spinelli

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

All Rivers Run to the Sea – Elie Wiesel

Heaven Looks A Lot like the Mall – Wendy Mass

Water Street – Patricia Reilly Giff

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Please Stop Laughing at Me – Jodee Blanco

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself – Judy Blume

Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosney (2006)

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960)