Looking for a stunning read? Look no further.


After graduating from Colby, I made a promise to myself  to move past the class required-reading lists and carve out time to get buried-nose-lost in books  that pique my personal interest. When you find a book that shakes you to the core in some capacity, it’s unambiguously one worth sharing. So, as I unearth these literary treasures, I’ll post authors & titles here for you to discover and devour.

Ayn Rand · Atlas Shrugged
Muriel Barberry · The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Nicole Krauss · A History of Love
Daniel Kalla · Of Flesh and Blood
Milan Kundera · Ignorance
Nina Sankovitch · Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
Pearl S. Buck · The Good Earth
Albert Camus · The First Man
Colum McCann · Let The Great World Spin
Geraldine Brooks · People of the Book
Alice Walker · The Color Purple
Paulo Coelho · The Witch of Portobello
F. Scott Fitzgerald · The Beautiful and the Damned
Haruki Murakami · 1Q84
Aldous Huxley · Brave New World
David Levithan · Every Day
Joan Didion · Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
Zadie Smith · White Teeth
David Foster Wallace · Both Flesh and Not: Essays
A.S. Byatt · Possession
Michael Cunningham · By Nightfall
Stuart Nadler · The Book of Life
Téa Obreht · The Tiger’s Wife
Joyce Carol Oates · Them
Paul Neilan · Apathy
Ben Okri · The Famished Road
Sheryl Sandberg · Lean In
Paulo Coelho · Eleven Minutes
Michael Cunningham · The Hours
Mark Haddon · The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Vikram Seth · A Suitable Boy
Siddhartha Mukherjee · The Emperor of All Maladies
Cheryl Strayed · Tiny Beautiful Things
Malala Yousafzai · I Am Malala