Books about Emotions

  1. Nine Stories

    by J.D. Salinger
    Nine short stories of insight into the human condition and its mysteries.

    Nine Stories (1953) is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J. D. Salinger published in April 1953. It includes two of his most famous short stories, "A Perfect Day for ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Five Love Languages of Children

    by Gary Chapman
    A guide to understanding and communicating with children through their primary emotional needs.

    More than 1 million sold! ,, You know you love your child. But how can you make sure, your child, knows it?, The #1, New York Times, bestselling, The 5 Love Languages®, has helped millions of couples ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

    by Allie Brosh
    A humorous and candid account of the author's life, exploring the highs and lows of everyday life.

    #1, New York Times, Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s, Hyperbole and a Half, showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Truth & Beauty

    by Ann Patchett
    A heartfelt exploration of female friendship, and the challenges of life and love.

    "A loving testament to the work and reward of the best friendships, the kind where your arms can’t distinguish burden from embrace.” –People,, New York Times, Bestselling author Ann Patchett’s first ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories

    by Alice Munro
    Interconnected stories exploring the complexities of love, relationships, and family.

    In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship ), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and ... (Goodreads)

  6. Girl in Hyacinth Blue

    by Susan Vreeland
    A painting's journey across time, connecting with its owners and revealing its secrets.

    A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to view a painting he has kept secret for decades in Susan Vreeland's powerful historical novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue . The ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Complete Poems

    by Anne Sexton
    A collection of powerful, confessional pieces exploring the beauty, tragedy, and pain of human experience.

    From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Sexton fashioned poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. This book comprises Sexton's ten volumes of verse, including the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

    by Pablo Neruda
    Collection of poems exploring love, heartache, and the complexities of relationships.

    When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation. W. S. Merwin's incomparable translation faces the ... (Goodreads)

  9. Guess How Much I Love You

    by Sam McBratney
    A tender story of a hare and a rabbit who compete to express their love for each other.

    Guess How Much I Love You follows the story of two hares , Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. The two are never stated to be father and son in the original storybooks, though are referred to ... (Wikipedia)

  10. 100 Selected Poems

    by E.E. Cummings
    An exploration of life, love, and the beauty of nature through the lens of poetry.

    E.E. Cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Summer Blonde

    by Adrian Tomine
    A collection of short stories exploring the complexities of modern relationships and the human condition.

    Adrian Tomine's cult comix series Optic Nerve is finally collected into one sharp-looking hardcover volume. Described as the Raymond Carver of comix, Tomine constructs tales of emotional ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Waves

    by Virginia Woolf
    Inner musings of six characters in search of individual identity, expressed through the ebb and flow of the sea.

    The novel follows its six narrators from childhood through adulthood. Woolf is concerned with the individual consciousness and the ways in which multiple consciousnesses can weave together. Bernard ... (Wikipedia)

  13. To the Lighthouse

    by Virginia Woolf
    Exploration of the complexities of human relationships and family life.

    The novel is set in the Ramsays' summer home in the Hebrides , on the Isle of Skye . The section begins with Mrs Ramsay assuring her son James that they should be able to visit the lighthouse on the ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A young girl's journey of self-acceptance, overcoming personal obstacles with the help of her newfound friends.

    When she was living in a tent pitched on the Sohma family's land, Tohru Honda's primary concerns were dirt and slugs. But now that she's living with the Sohmas, she's gotten a crash course in magical ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. Love & Misadventure

    by Lang Leav
    A collection of poems exploring the highs and lows of love, relationships, and heartbreak.

    Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

    by Matthew Dicks
    A story of an invisible boy and his imaginary friend, confronting life's adversities.

    I am not imaginary... Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age and thinks ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

    by Brené Brown
    An exploration of how to courageously confront hardship and use it to build strength and resilience.

    Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show ... (Goodreads)

  18. Bared to You

    by Sylvia Day
    A passionate romance between two damaged people, learning to trust and love again.

    From #1, New York Times, bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon... Gideon Cross ... (Goodreads)

  19. Tears of the Moon

    by Nora Roberts
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, finding love and unlocking her own power.

    A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he's content with his life, but his music ... (Goodreads)

  20. Too Much Happiness: Stories

    by Alice Munro
    Exploration of the human condition through stories of everyday people and their complex relationships.

    In these ten stories, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Lover's Dictionary

    by David Levithan
    A unique exploration of the complexities of a relationship, told through a series of dictionary entries.

    A nameless narrator tells the story of a relationship through dictionary entries. These short entries provide insight into the ups and downs of their romantic relationship, revealing the couple's ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Madame Bovary

    by Gustave Flaubert
    A woman's struggles to find meaning in her life, leading to tragic consequences.

    Madame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, published in 1856. The character lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. When ... (Goodreads)

  23. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    by Judith Viorst
    A young boy experiences a day of unfortunate events, learning to accept his feelings and move on.

    Alexander narrates the story of having a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. From the moment Alexander woke up, he noticed the bubble gum that was in his mouth when he fell asleep had now ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Language of Flowers

    by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    A young woman's journey of healing and redemption through the power of flowers.

    The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in ... (Goodreads)

  25. Llama Llama Misses Mama

    by Anna Dewdney
    A young llama deals with his first night away from his mother, learning to cope with his feelings of homesickness.

    Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama ... (Goodreads)

  26. No One Belongs Here More Than You

    by Miranda July
    Short stories of everyday people struggling to find their place in the world.

    Screenwriter, director, and star of the acclaimed film Me and You and Everyone We Know, Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender collection. ... (Goodreads)

  27. New and Selected Poems, Volume One

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of nature-inspired poetry exploring life, death, and love.

    Features previously published and new poems that explore the natural world and how it is connected to human beings and spirituality. ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

    by Lydia Davis
    A collection of short stories that are often experimental, exploring the complexities of human relationships and the nature of language.

    Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” ( Salon ) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” ( ... (Goodreads)

  29. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

    by Jon McGregor
    A quiet suburban street is the setting for a day in the life of its residents, revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

    If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things eschews a traditional narrative structure, instead moving from one resident of an unnamed English street to another, describing their actions and inner world ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

    by Kevin Henkes
    A young mouse's journey of learning the importance of responsibility and patience.

    Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Stories of John Cheever

    by John Cheever
    A collection of short stories that explore the human condition in the modern era.

    Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising ... (Goodreads)

  32. Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life

    by Paul Ekman
    A guide to understanding and interpreting facial expressions, body language, and emotions to improve communication and relationships.

    A renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Paul Ekman led a revolution in our scientific understanding of emotions. In Emotions Revealed , he assembles his research and theories to provide a ... (Goodreads)

  33. Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

    by Robert Wright
    An exploration into understanding how Buddhist philosophy and practices can bring about enlightenment.

    From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Illicit Happiness of Other People

    by Manu Joseph
    A father searches for the truth behind his son's mysterious death, uncovering secrets and questioning the nature of happiness.

    Set in the Madras of the 1990. Ousep Chacko is a journalist and a wannabe novelist who routinely wakes the neighbors after drinking sprees and then threatens to hang himself from his lungi. His wife, ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

    by Carson McCullers
    Exploring the lives of diverse characters in a small Southern town, unearthing secrets and desires.

    The book begins with a focus on the relationship between two close friends, John Singer and Spiros Antonapoulos, deaf-mutes who have lived together for several years. Antonapoulos becomes mentally ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Snow Country

    by Yasunari Kawabata
    A story of forbidden love between a Tokyo sophisticate and a geisha in the secluded depths of a mountain village.

    Snow Country is a stark tale of a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha that takes place in the remote hot spring (, onsen, ) town of Yuzawa . , (Kawabata did not mention the ... (Wikipedia)

  37. The Careful Use of Compliments

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    Isabel Dalhousie navigates the complexities of life, love, and relationships while solving a mystery involving a wealthy Scottish benefactor.

    After her son, Charlie's, birth Isabel feels that her life has hit a happy (or happier) patch. Deciding that she may bid for a painting at auction, she visits the showroom, where she has arranged to ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Las batallas en el desierto

    by José Emilio Pacheco
    A young man's journey of self-discovery, navigating his way through Mexico's turbulent political landscape.

    Battles in the Desert is written from the perspective of a middle-aged Mexican-American immigrant Carlos reminiscing about his life in post-World War II Mexico. It begins with Carlos recounting the ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Love in the Afternoon

    by Lisa Kleypas
    A young woman struggling to reconcile her ambitions with the conventions of society finds solace and passion in an unexpected romance.

    Love in the Afternoon, continues the Hathaways series by Victorian romance author Lisa Kleypas., As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. Morning Glory

    by LaVyrle Spencer
    A woman's personal journey of growth and self-discovery, bolstered by a chance encounter with an old flame.

    LOVE IN A STRANGER'S EYES... ELLY In town, they called her "Crazy Widow Dinsmore." But Elly was no stranger to their ridicule–she had been an outsider all her life, growing up in a boarded-up old ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Moon and the Bonfire

    by Cesare Pavese

    Pubblicato nell'aprile del 1950 e considerato dalla critica il libro più bello di Pavese, "La luna e i falò" è il suo ultimo romanzo. Il protagonista, Anguilla, all'indomani della Liberazione torna ... (Goodreads)

  42. See Me

    by Nicholas Sparks
    An exploration of identity, love, and second chances set against the backdrop of small-town America.

    See me just as I see you . . . Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's ... (Goodreads)

  43. Dying Inside

    by Robert Silverberg
    A telepath in decline reflects on his life and relationships as his powers wane.

    David Selig was born with an awesome power – the ability to look deep into the human heart, to probe the darkest truths hidden in the secret recesses of the soul. With reckless abandon, he used his ... (Goodreads)

  44. Lives of Girls and Women

    by Alice Munro
    A young girl's coming of age story, exploring the complexities of relationships and identity.

    The only novel from Alice Munro – award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman -- is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing ... (Goodreads)

  45. Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

    by Susan Forward
    An exploration of how toxic parents shape a person's life and how to break the cycle of abuse.

    All parents fall short from time to time. But Susan Forward pulls no punches when it comes to those whose deficiencies cripple their children emotionally. Her brisk, unreserved guide to overcoming ... (Goodreads)

  46. Postsecret: Anonymous Confessions of Ordinary Lives (Vintage)

    by Frank Warren
    Compilation of anonymous secrets written on postcards, exploring the depths of human experience.

    New York Times, Bestseller The project that captured a nation's imagination. The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary. You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a ... (Goodreads)

  47. At First Sight

    by Nicholas Sparks
    A young couple's struggle to balance their love with the realities of life.

    At First Sight begins after Jeremy's proposal. In New York City Lexie and Jeremy are preparing to move Jeremy to their future home, Boone Creek. Lexie is making Jeremy keep the baby a secret from his ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Salt

    by Nayyirah Waheed
    A lyrical collection of poems about love, loss, identity and truth.

    salt. a literary work. ... (Goodreads)

  49. Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

    by Maile Meloy
    A collection of short stories set in the American West, exploring the complexities of human relationships and desires.

    Award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Meloy's first return to short ... (Goodreads)

  50. Kom hier dat ik u kus

    by Griet Op de Beeck
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery, struggling to find her place in a complex world.

    Kom hier dat ik u kus is een roman over Mona, als kind, als vierentwintigjarige, en als vijfendertigjarige. Een verhaal over waarom we worden wie we zijn, geschreven met humor, scherpte en veel ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Upside of Unrequited

    by Becky Albertalli
    A teenage girl learns to embrace her identity, finding strength in her vulnerability.

    Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many ... (Goodreads)

  52. Fruits Basket, Vol. 15

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A young girl finds solace in an unlikely group of friends, while discovering the family secrets of the zodiac.

    Yuki's past finally is revealed! But is it all too much to bear? His sickness takes a turn for the worse, and after Akito reminds Yuki how loathed he is, his will to live might finally be drained... ... (Goodreads)

  53. Fruits Basket, Vol. 16

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A high school student discovers the secrets of an ancient curse and the bonds of friendship that can break it.

    A new chapter is opened in the Sohma family's story–and the rumors are true! Kyo has indeed met Kyoko in the past...and when he did, she told him the story of how she met Tohru's father, which he ... (Goodreads)

  54. The School of Essential Ingredients

    by Erica Bauermeister
    A cooking class helps its students find personal growth and explore the power of food in their lives.

    Reminiscent of, Chocolat, and, Like Water for Chocolate, a gorgeously written novel about life, love, and the magic of food. The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight students ... (Goodreads)

  55. For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men

    by Shaunti Feldhahn
    A study of the inner emotional lives of men, providing insight into how they think and feel.

    Discover the Truth He Wants You to Know... The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. The Break

    by Marian Keyes
    A woman's journey to recovery, letting go of the past and embracing a new life.

    'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their ... (Goodreads)

  57. Love Is a Dog from Hell

    by Charles Bukowski
    A poetic exploration of the human experience, from joy to heartache and everything in between.

    Collection of poems rising from and returning to Bukowski's personal experiences reflect people, objects, places, and events of the external world, and reflects on them, on their way out and back. ... (Goodreads)

  58. He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

    by Greg Behrendt
    Understanding the complexities of men's behavior and motivations in romantic relationships.

    Everyone can use a daily wake-up call. Now in bite-size mantras, the abridged empathetic wit and wisdom of the number one New York Times bestseller He's Just Not That Into You will recharge and ... (Goodreads)

  59. Men Without Women

    by Haruki Murakami
    Collection of stories exploring the experiences of men coping with loneliness and isolation.

    A dazzling new collection of short stories—the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His ... (Goodreads)

  60. We the Animals

    by Justin Torres
    A coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up with a Puerto Rican family in Brooklyn, NY.

    The young, unnamed narrator, a boy, grows up in a tight-knit family with two older brothers, Manny and Joel. His parents, who were teenagers when the boys were conceived and they married, have an ... (Wikipedia)

  61. Paradise

    by Judith McNaught
    A passionate, whirlwind romance between two star-crossed lovers against the backdrop of a turbulent world.

    Corporate raider Matthew Farrell had come a long way from the poor, scruffy kid of Indiana's steel mills. A long way from the country club where, feeling like an outsider, he had dared to fall in ... (Goodreads)

  62. Understood Betsy

    by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    A young girl's journey of self-acceptance and growth, challenging her own limitations.

    The story tells of Elizabeth Ann, a 9-year-old orphan girl who goes from a sheltered existence with her father's aunt Harriet and cousin Frances in the city, to living on a Vermont farm with her ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Sea Swept

    by Nora Roberts
    A man's journey of self-discovery, learning to accept and love the family he never knew.

    Cameron Quinn is a champion boat racer who travels the world and enjoys a lifestyle soaked in champagne and women. As a child, Cameron survived abuse before he was adopted by the Quinns after they ... (Wikipedia)

  64. Absent in the Spring

    by Mary Westmacott
    A woman is stranded in the desert and forced to confront her true self.

    Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks. This sudden solitude compels ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Apocalypse Suite

    by Gerard Way
    A dark, mysterious exploration of a post-apocalyptic world, told through comics and music.

    The first issue, "The Day the Eiffel Tower Went Berserk", was released on September 19, 2007. The inside front cover features notes made by Sir Reginald Hargreeves on his seven adopted children, ... (Wikipedia)

  66. My Friend Is Sad

    by Mo Willems
    Elephant Gerald tries to cheer up his best friend Piggie, who is feeling sad.

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In My Friend is Sad , Gerald is sad. How ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Other Woman

    by Eric Jerome Dickey
    A successful businesswoman discovers her husband's infidelity and must navigate the aftermath.

    Eric Jerome Dickey strides boldly over the minefield that is modern marriage. The central couple's biggest challenge is timing: He works days; she works nights. Instead of growing together, they're ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Sorrows of Young Werther

    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    A young man's struggle to reconcile his intense emotions with the realities of society.

    This is Goethe's first novel, published in 1774. Written in diary form, it tells the tale of an unhappy, passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte, the wife of a friend - a man who he ... (Goodreads)

  69. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    by Eric Litwin
    A groovy cat embarks on a whimsical journey of counting buttons and discovering the power of positive thinking.

    An award-winning and bestselling Pete the Cat hardcover picture book! Count down with Pete in this rocking story that makes counting fun! Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the ... (Goodreads)

  70. One by One

    by Chris Carter
    A serial killer is on the loose, and detective Robert Hunter must race against time to catch them before they strike again.

    'I need your help, Detective. Fire or water?' Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private ... (Goodreads)

  71. First Love

    by Ivan Turgenev
    A young man's exploration of romantic love and the emotional struggles that come with it.

    This vivid, sensitive tale of adolescent love follows a 16-year-old boy who falls in love with a beautiful, older woman and experiences a whirlwind of changing emotions, from exaltation and jealousy ... (Goodreads)

  72. This Man Confessed

    by Jodi Ellen Malpas
    The final book in the "This Man" trilogy, where secrets are revealed and love is tested to its limits.

    THE STUNNING CONCLUSION TO THE THIS MAN TRILOGY! The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She ... (Goodreads)

  73. Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

    by Thomas Moore
    An exploration of how to lead a spiritual life while living in modern society.

    This New York Times bestseller (more than 200,000 hardcover copies sold) provides a path-breaking lifestyle handbook that shows how to add spirituality, depth, and meaning to modern-day life by ... (Goodreads)

  74. The Complete Short Novels

    by Anton Chekhov
    A collection of short stories and novellas exploring the complexity of human nature.

    Anton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels. Here, brought together in one volume for the first time, in a ... (Goodreads)

  75. Lyrical Ballads

    by William Wordsworth
    Poetic exploration of nature, emotion, and its effects on the human spirit.

    The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of ... (Goodreads)

  76. By Nightfall

    by Michael Cunningham
    Peter and Rebecca's marriage is tested when her younger brother, Mizzy, comes to stay with them in New York City.

    Peter and his wife, Rebecca—who edits a mid-level art magazine—have settled into a comfortable life in Manhattan's art world, but their staid existence is disrupted by the arrival of Rebecca's much ... (Wikipedia)

  77. Archer's Voice

    by Mia Sheridan
    A wounded, reclusive man and a young woman's journey to heal each other.

    When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first ... (Goodreads)

  78. And Then He Kissed Her

    by Laura Lee Guhrke
    A young woman falls in love with a notorious rake, exploring the power of love to transform.

    An expert in etiquette, Emma takes her pristine reputation seriously. But the devilish Lord Marlowe is determined to prove that some rules of proper behavior are made to be broken... Supremely ... (Goodreads)

  79. Heart of the Matter

    by Emily Giffin
    A woman's journey of self-discovery as she navigates difficult choices and the consequences of her actions.

    Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the ... (Goodreads)

  80. Owen

    by Kevin Henkes
    A young boy learns to understand and accept his emotions, and the emotions of others.

    “Fuzzy goes where I go.” Owen’s fuzzy yellow blanket is his favorite possession. Everywhere Owen goes, his blanket goes with him. Upstairs, downstairs, in-between. Inside, outside, upside down. ... (Goodreads)

  81. Blue Dahlia

    by Nora Roberts
    A woman's journey of self-discovery and reconnection to her family, uncovering secrets and lies.

    Recently widowed Stella Rothschild has found a new love in Logan Kitridge. But there is someone who isn't happy about Stella's growing feelings for Logan: the Harper Bride, an unidentified woman ... (Goodreads)

  82. Self-Help

    by Lorrie Moore
    Collection of humorous short stories exploring the lives of characters facing disappointments and heartbreaks.

    In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. ... (Goodreads)

  83. Desperate Characters

    by Paula Fox
    A couple's mundane life is disrupted by a cat bite, revealing their inner turmoil and societal tensions.

    Sophie and Otto Bentwood are a middle-aged , middle class, childless Brooklyn Heights couple trapped in a loveless marriage. He is an attorney , she a translator of books. Their existence is affected ... (Wikipedia)

  84. Lying

    by Sam Harris
    Examination of the morality of deception, exploring its implications in modern society.

    As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, ... (Goodreads)

  85. Boyhood Island

    by Karl Ove Knausgård
    A man's personal journey through life, exploring his relationships, struggles and triumphs.

    MIN KAMP 3 er en roman om barndom. En familie på fire, mor, far og to drenge flytter til et hus i et nybygget villakvarter på Sørlandet. Det er i starten af 1970?erne, børnene er små, forældrene er ... (Goodreads)

  86. The Moth Catcher

    by Ann Cleeves
    A murder mystery set in a quiet English village, where secrets and lies are uncovered by Detective Vera Stanhope.

    This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder. Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a ... (Goodreads)

  87. The Architecture of Happiness

    by Alain de Botton
    A philosophical exploration of how architecture shapes our emotions and how we can create living spaces that are both beautiful and meaningful.

    The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our ... (Barnes & Noble)

  88. It Had to Be You

    by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    A romantic comedy of a woman trying to find her true identity and love.

    What if a woman who knows nothing about sports inherits a professional football team? The Windy City definitely isn't ready for Phoebe Somerville, the outrageous York knockout who’s taking over their ... (Goodreads)

  89. Sweethearts

    by Sara Zarr
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