Good Reads

The Emerald staff was recently polled for great book recommendations and the responses were abundant and diverse.  We wish to share this compilation of top picks with our patients and friends, who may be looking for a good read!


Title Author
1000 Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
11/22/1963:  A Novel Stephen King
A Game of Thrones series George RR Martin
A Memoir:  God Grew Tired of Us John Bul Dau and Michael S. Sweeney
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons Lorna Landvik
Big Fish:  A Novel of Mythic Proportions Daniel Wallace
Brooklyn:  A Novel Colm Toibin
Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, a Revolution Nathaniel Philbrick
Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger
Command Control Eric Schlosser
Creativity Ed Catmull
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline Becky Bailey
Empire of the Summer Moon SC Gwynne
Endurance Alfred Lansing
Five Star Billionaire Tash Aw
Forgive Me Amanda Eyre
Give and Take:  A Revolutionary Approach to Success Adam Grant, PhD
Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
Heap House Edward Carey
Heart and Soul Maeve Binchy
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
I Am America Stephen Colbert
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Live by Night Dennis Lahane
Made to Stick:  Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath
Mayflower Nathaniel Philbrick
McCarthy’s Bar Pete McCarthy
Memoir John McGahern
Proof of Heaven:  A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife Eben Alexander, MD
Shedding Light on Murder Patricia Driscoll
Someone Knows My Name Lawrence Hill
Star of the Sea Joseph O’Connor
Stephanie Plum series Janet Evanovich
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson
Switch:  How to Change Things When Change is Hard Chip Heath
Taking the Leap:  Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears Pema Chodron
Tenderwire Claire Kilroy
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
The China Study T. Colin Campbell
The Circle Dave Eggers
The Compatibility Gene Bill Bryson
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom
The Gathering Anne Enright
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein
The Hunger Games series Suzanne Collins
The Passage Justin Cronin
The Red Tent Anita Diamant
The Story of Lucy Gault William Trevor
The Summer Guest Justin Cronin
The Twelve Justin Cronin
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Ayana Mathis
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand
Water for Elephants Sarah Gruen
Wildwood Colin Meloy
Winterwood Patrick McCabe
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