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51. Fearless and True by Wade Bennett

I love to read. 

It goes without saying that these are interesting and trying times, and I decided not to talk about that. This month, I wanted to make my column a big fat list of book recommendations. Relax and go somewhere else if you need to. In no particular order: 

Kids Books:

1. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown; recommended by Julianne Meacham

2. Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley; recommended by Jack Meacham

3. The Good Egg by Jory John

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl; recommended by Julianne Meacham

5. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt; recommended by Breck Sanford

6. Pete the Cat by James Dean; recommended by Rosemary & Amelia McDaniel

7. The Llama Llama series by Anna Dewdney; recommended by Bennett Dunnaway

8. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

9. Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss 

10. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans 

Adult Books:

1. Daisy and the Six by Taylor Jenkins

2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens; recommended by – everyone!

3. Open Book: the Jessica Simpson Biography

4. Untamed by Glennon Doyle; reommended by Liz Holland

5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; recommended by Steph Graves

6. Educated by Tara Westover; recommended by Marty Cook

7. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

8. It’s Not Supposed to Be the Way by Lysa TerKeurst

9. Strange As This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake

10. One Minute Out by Mark Greaney; recommended by Scott Goslin

11. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer; recommended by Martha Jane Murphy

12.The Reckoning by John Grisham; recommended by Lane Saunders

13. Off the Grid by CJ Box; recommended by Lane Saunders

14. Before Anyone Else by Leslie Hooton; recommended by Lane Saunders

15. All the Light We Cannot See; reommended by Linda Ewing

16 Zone One by Colson Whitehead; recommended by Benjamin Arnberg

17. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai; recommended Benjamin Arnberg

18. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood; recommended by Benjamin Arnberg

19. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; recommended by Benjamin Arnberg

20. The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel; recommended by Benjamin Arnberg

21. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

22. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

23. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

24. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

25. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

26. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

27. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

28. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

29. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

30. More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

31. The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

32. Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell

33. Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

34. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

35. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

36. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

37. Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

38. Shut Up, You’re Pretty by Tea Mutonji

39. Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers

40. Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

41. The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley

42. The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

43. The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

44. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

45. Conviction by Denise Mina

46. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

47. Fair Play by Eve Rodsky

48. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

49. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

50. The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

~ Lacey Howell is a recovering English major from Auburn, who now lives on Lake Martin, sells real estate, rides horses and loves good wine. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @LaceyHowell.