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These are the 100 best young adult books, according to Time. How many of these have you read?

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  6. Holes by Louis Sachar
  7. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  9. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  12. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  13. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  14. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  15. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  16. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  17. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  18. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 
  19. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  20. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  21. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  by Mark Haddon
  22. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  23. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamilo
  24. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  25. The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
  26. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  27. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  28. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  29. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  30. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  31. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  33. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  34. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  35. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  36. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  37. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  38. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  39. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  40. A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) by Lemony Snicket  
  41. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  42. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  43. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  44. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  45. The Princess Bride by William Goldman 
  46. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  47. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  48. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  49. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  50. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  51. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  52. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  53. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  54. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  55. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  56. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
  57. For Freedom by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  58. The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
  59. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  60. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan
  61. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  62. A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
  63. Every Day by David Levithan
  64. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  65. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  66. Blankets by Craig Thompson 
  67. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  68. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  69. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
  70. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  71. Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  72. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  73. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
  74. American Born Chinese by  Gene Luen Yang
  75. The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
  76. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
  77. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  78. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
  79. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  80. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  81. Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci
  82. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  83. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  84. The Tiger Rising by Kate Dicamillo
  85. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  86. Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
  87. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  88. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  89. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  90. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Steward
  91. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  92. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  93. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  94. Secret (series) by Pseudonymous Bosch
  95. The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  96. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
  97. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  98. The Chronicles of Prydian (series) by Lloyd Alexander
  99. Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  100. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

P.S. Want to make a little more progress on this list? You can get two free audiobooks here

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The great American Architect created a dozen original masterpieces in Buffalo and its environs, many of which still stand today. Most of his works in Buffalo were private homes, the largest is the Darwin- Martin House near Delaware Park. It is a tri-structure home, now open as a public museum run by the University of Buffalo’s Architecture Dept. They are perfect examples of the Architectural style he created called the “Prairie Style” His private home in Pennsylvania called “Falling Waters” is more famously known but Buffalo has six of works.

Rough Night / Jason Todd x Reader

THIS IS A REPOST!

A/N: This fic was one of my favorites and one of the most popular on my previous blog, so I decided that it would be a good idea for it to be the first fic I post, so… I hope you enjoy!

Prompt Used: Person A nuzzling into Person B’s neck because they’re cold and tired, and Person B  m e l t i n g.

Word Count: 400+



Coffee was the only thing keeping you alive at the moment, a large cup of it next to your laptop as you rapidly typed something into the search bar will glancing from the small stack of papers beside you and the screen. Eraser and Pencil shavings were scattered around your desk and even on the floor, a single pencil sitting atop of the papers, clear that it was used and abused many times.

You were too into whatever was on your screen you didn’t hear the bedroom door squeak open and your boyfriend step in. Jason half expected you to be passed out of your bed with the book ‘Little house on the prairie’ half open and on your chest, however, this wasn’t much of a surprise either.

“Y/N… It’s 1 am, go to bed…” Jason gently laid his hands on your shoulders and peered over you to look at the screen, skimming over the small words before reaching over and closing the lid, picking up the cup of coffee and moving to place it on the bedside table. You snapped back into reality and slowly turn to face your lover, muttering a few words you couldn’t even make out.

Jason chuckled at your tired and dazed behavior, dropping down onto the bed perching himself up as he motioned for you to lay next to him. It took you a second, slowly standing from the small, uncomfortable stool at your table and stretching out the tight knots in your back, a relieving feeling rushing throughout your body with the sound of your back cracking. Jason couldn’t help but cringe at the sound, a shiver running down his spine even at the thought.

“…When did you get here?” you mumble while stumbling towards the shared bed and slowly straddling your boyfriend’s thighs, hearing the quiet hiss of pain slipping past his lips, “Rough night?” You question.

Jason only nodded, leaning up and brushing his rough, chapped lips against your soft ones, hands being placed on your hips pulling you closer against his body as his arms slipped around your waist.

You pull away from the kiss with a quiet hum of satisfaction while gently leaning against his bruised body, your head nuzzling into the crook of his neck and shifting to a more comfortable position. Peppering light kisses against his neck as you mumble inaudible words, feeling his grip tighten around you.

Your eyes slowly shut as you press against Jason with your arms wrapping around his waist and gently squeezing. Drifting off rather quickly into blackness to the relaxing feeling of Jason running his hands through your hair, untangling any knots that he seemed to come across.

Everything seemed to be slowly fading, the relaxing feeling, the soft sound of Jasons breathing, the light peeking through your curtains from the moon. All so slowly, as you fall asleep comfortably against your beaten and bruised boyfriend.

I became a nun to avoid my crush and all we did (as nuns) was rereading Little House on the Prairie and eating one pear every day. Seven years passed until we were finally allowed to go outside of the monastery, which was a one room church made completely out of cobblestones and lit by one fireplace, to visit the print shop next door. A red haired nun liked the boy who worked at the print shop, but he was hitting on me instead. I decided to leave my life as a nun to watch a rat go down a sewer and run away from a snake.

anonymous asked:

do you have any book recs?

anon bby i always have book recs  ôヮô and here is an extensive list (just for you :D haha) sorted out by genre. i’ve bolded some of my personal favourites, too.


BOOK RECS

descriptive dystopia

  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  • Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Long Walk by Stephen King
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Memory Palace by Hari Kunzru
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman

you mustn’t forget YA fiction

  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Any Way the Wind Blows by Carlin Grant
  • Artemis Fowl by Erin Colfer
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  • Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Maddon
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • Jerkbait by Mia Siegert
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
  • On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
  • Peak by Roland Smith
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  • South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  • This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

facinating fantasy

  • The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp) by P.B. Kerr
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle series) by Ted Dekker
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Drift by Sharon Carter Rogers
  • Everlost by Neal Shusterman
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Leven Thumps by Obert Skye
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti

high/epic fantasy

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • A Darkher Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab 
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
  • The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King by Michael R. Miller
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Saga by Bryan K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

fantastic fairytales

  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Bewitching by Alex Flinn
  • Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Cloaked by Alex Flinn
  • East by Edith Pattou
  • Ever by Gail Carson Levine
  • Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey
  • Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey

serious(ly good) sci-fi (not dystopian)

  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Hollow City by Dan Wells
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Virals by Kathy Reichs

terrific thrillers/fast-paced reads

  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Burn by Ted Dekker
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • GONE by Michael Grant
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Hollow City by Dan Wells
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • The Merciless by Danielle Vega
  • The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston
  • Phantoms by Dean Koontz
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • Thr3e by Ted Dekker
  • Watchers by Dean Koontz
  • The Wheelman by Duane Swierczynski

ready to read romance

  • Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
  • Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

promising paranormal romance

  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

absolutely astounding adult fiction

  • Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
  • City of the Mind by Penelope Lively
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
  • Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Wheelman by Duane Swierczinski

mighty mystery

  • Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Nancy Drew (all of them!) by Carolyn Keene
  • On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Thr3e by Ted Dekker
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

honestly the best historical fiction

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The King’s Shadow by Elizabeth Alder
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  • The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
  • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb

classy classics

  • Brave, New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Nurston
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

popular (and not) plays

  • House Arrest by Anna Deavere Smith
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
  • Trifles by Susan Glaspell
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

notable non-fiction

  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
  • Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  • Dude, You’re A Fag by C.J. Pascoe
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  • Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite by June Casagrande
  • Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
  • My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
  • My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan 
  • Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers by Lillian Faderman
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester 
  • Reading Stephen King: Issues of Censorship, Student Choice, and Popular Literature by Brenda Miller Power
  • The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan
  • The Profession of Violence by John Pearson
  • The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand
  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

brilliant books about books 

  • The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy by Wilson Leah
  • Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli
  • Repotting Harry Potter: A Professor’s Book-By-Book Guide for the Serious Re-Reader by James W. Thomas
  • The Wand in the World: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus

poignant poetry

  • Out Of The Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Poems from Homeroom: A Writer’s Place to Start by Kathi Appelt
  • Split Image by Mel Glenn
  • Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

breathtaking 
books for book-lovers

  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Anybodies by N.E. Bode
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Professor and The Madman by Simon Winchester
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield