I read constantly. Here is a list of just a few of the books that I loved so much that I would read them over and over again.


Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Lost Man’s River by Peter Mattiessen (This one is about my family)

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffengger

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferrѐ

Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Paradise Lost by John Milton

The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

Hawaii by John Michener

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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  1. steve says:

    Good list..there are a few on this list i haven’t read yet..will try and get those favourites from this list would be Khaled Hosseini’s books..both are really touching novels..after reading “a thousand splendid suns”, it’s like you see the world in a whole new personal review on these two books can be found at:
    once again great compilation of books..

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