Beaner Book List – Volume 2

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Attention avid book readers: It’s been TWO YEARS since we updated the inaugural Beaner Book List. It took me that long to read all of your phenomenal suggestions!

Okay, maybe I didn’t read ALL of them, but someone on the book list did introduce me to a little series known as “Outlander” and my beloved Jamie Fraser.

I will never be the same. This list has incredible potential. Do not take its power lightly.

Take a moment to think about books that have impacted you in the last few years. We have a variety of interests here at IHGB, so no genre should be neglected. I say this as a person who has read every popular YA novel in the last decade. If it’s a love story or it’s about pop culture, I will devour it. With that said, please include your murder mysteries, sci-fi thrillers or anything else that sticks to your ribs.

I will compile the list in both author and title formats. Then I’ll share our favorites in a post, which I’ll link on the side bar.

I am super excited to see what y’all have been reading lately. My nightstand is awfully bare! I’m willing to fix that problem, if you’re willing to help me!

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Jenny
Jenny

I just finished As You Wish by Cary Elwes (Westley). Behind the scenes memoir of filming The Princess Bride with tons of insights from all the actors. LOVED IT! Quick, fun, and a very easy read!

Tasha
Tasha

Yes! Even better as audio.

Trisha
Trisha

I don’t know if this was on your original list, but The Bronze Horseman trilogy by Paullina Simons is sooo good!

Jenn

The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica
The Selection series, by Keira Cass
Love the One you’re With by Emily Giffin
The Secret Life of Violet Grant, by Beatriz Williams

toointothis
toointothis

I so agree with The Selection Series!! I loved all three books! The Siren by Kiera Cass is also great. Another all-consuming series: The Luxe books by Anna Godberson. Lots of historical detail with delightful intrigue and dialogue.

Lorraine
Lorraine

Loved The Luxe series.

Catharine
Catharine

What Alice Forgot and Big Little Lies — both by Liane Moriarty. Her others are great too, but these are my favorites of hers. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have optioned Big Little Lies and plan on starring in it.

SusanM
SusanM

I love everything by Liane Moriarty the Hypnotist’s Love Story, the Last Anniversary, the Husband’s Secret is especially awesome!

Michelle
Michelle

The Promise of a Pencil is amazing! It’s a story about a guy that left corporate America to build schools where they are desperately need around the world. So many life lessons, mantras and such inspiration!

Paula
Paula

Almost finished with Ken Follett’s phenomenal Century Trilogy. Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity. The entire 20th century in only 3,000 pages!

Anita
Anita

I tend to read Authors, not just books, so…

Anything by L.M. Montgomery. Good Lord, the word pictures she writes are amazing.

Gene Stratton-Porter’s books. All of them. Really. But start with Laddie – A true blue tale. O.M.Gee so good.

And seriously folks. Trust me on this one.

The J.D. Robb (Also known as Nora Roberts) “In Death” Books. ALLLLLL of them. Start with #1 “Naked in Death” and keep going.

Lindsay
Lindsay

The first thing that came to my mind were L.M. Montgomery and Gene Stratton-Porter! I don’t read a lot of comtemporary fiction but these 2 authors are timeless! GSP’s The Harvester, Freckles, The Magic Garden, and The Keeper of the Bees along with Laddie… are all stunning, thought provoking books that make you want to be a better person … I don’t exactly know how to say it but they are amazing!

Tanya T.
Tanya T.

I recently finished Sean Lowe’s book “For The Right Reasons”. While it certainly wasn’t the most well written book I’ve ever read or the most Earth shattering read, it was an interesting insight into the back story of the show and a great testimony to his faith. I enjoyed it and read it quickly. Ims ure some of your readers might as well. Would be a super easy vaca or pool read for the summer! πŸ™‚

okcbecky
okcbecky

Just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah…WWII french sisters take on the Nazi’s…..soooooo good

Laurie
Laurie

I too just read this and LOVED it!!!!! Cannot get it out of my head!

Allison Eberly
Allison Eberly

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Also The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. A lesser known (aka not a movie) but good ya trilogy is Legend by Marie Lu. You’ve probably already covered Gone girl, but another by G Flynn, Bad places, is great. 3 cheers for Outlander books- all of them! I mean slainte. πŸ™‚

Anne evans
Anne evans

All the light we cannot see
Girl on a train
What Alice forgot
I love all Emily giffin books

Funwatermelon

The domestic diva mystery series by Krista Davis and the cupcake bakery mystery series by Jenn McKinlay are both really fun series to read. πŸ™‚

Funwatermelon

Also, just read Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell and it is excellent.

klcanuck
klcanuck

I’m an avid reader, here’s some of my faves:

The Alienist by Caleb Carr (history, murder, forensics – greatness!!!)

The Spenser novels by Robert B Parker (yes same as the tv show but outstanding writing – main character is such a smart ass – delightful and thoughtful reading). He also wrote the Jesse Stone series (made into the tv movies with my crush Tom Selleck)

Anything by Malcom Gladwell

The Four Agreements (great principles to live by)

The Rosie Project novel (dating from the viewpoint of someone with Asperger’s – very funny)

Where’d you go Bernadette (hilarious social commentary)

So many more but that’s a start πŸ™‚

klcanuck
klcanuck

PS Thanks for sending out the request Lincee, it gives all of us some wonderful new books to discover!

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