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Chapter 45 - Try This!


One of the questions we get the most at the book store is - "Can you recommend a good book?" This is a loaded question because while we all read voraciously, we all have different tastes in books and consequently, know about different books. It is usually our practice to ask the questioner what was the last good book they read, do they want more or less of that subject or genre, and what was a book they didn't like. These three questions really help us to narrow down the books we might recommend.


Of course, there is that one customer who has read all of our recommendations so we often have to really stretch our suggestions to something totally different but we can do that too! Here are some of our favorite recommendations for different book themes or genres based off books you've enjoyed.


If you liked...


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah then try Resistance by Anita Shreve, Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini or The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff.


A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman then try The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce or The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.


The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis then try The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton, The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White, or Z by Therese Anne Fowler.


Empire Falls by Richard Russo then try Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos, After This by Alice McDermott, Crossing California by Adam Langer or Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.


Persuader by Lee Child then try The Last Detective by Robert Crais, California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker, or Gone for Good by Harlan Coben.


City of Thieves by David Benioff then try The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell or The Huntress by Kate Quinn.


There you go, lots of good recommendations and you didn't even have to come into the store to get them! Happy Reading!





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