1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
In this prequel of the Hunger Games, it is the morning of the reaping for the 10th annual hunger games and eighteen year old Coriolanus Snow is chosen as a mentor to the girl tribute from district 12. I hated to see the Hunger Games trilogy end, so I was excited when this came out. I hope it will lead to more prequels by the author.
2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Written by the author of If I Stay, this book is the story of teenagers Allyson, and Willem, who, after a chance meeting, see all the sights of Paris and fall in love in just one day.This is a YA book and would probably appeal to older teens. It’s a fun romance.
3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
For those of you who have only seen the movie, the book will surprise you. There is also a sequel titled, The Wedding. The Notebook is my favorite book.
4. Sue Grafton Alphabet Series
Sue Grafton died in 2017 having completed Y is for Yesterday. Per her wishes there will never be a Z. After her death, I read the entire series starting with A is for Alibi. If you are starting from A, please be patient with the series as this author improves with each book.
5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
This is a work of fiction based on interviews with Lale Sokolov, the man who tattooed numbers onto countless Jewish arms at Auschwitz. I found this book under my favorite genre, Historical Fiction.