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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler makes our list of 15 must-read breakthrough novels of 2016.

15 Breakthrough Books of 2016 You May Not Have Read — But Should

Sweetbitter: A novel by Stephanie Danler A lush, raw, thrilling novel of the senses about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, seductive world of a famous New York City restaurant.

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

The Caged Graves

Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.

I felt transported to another lifestyle...I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  And I want a truffle snuffling pig!

A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle

A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle.love these books by Peter Mayle

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver. "The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in (Harper Perennial)

Love these vintage books for kids. So many were my favourite too.

27 Vintage Books Every Child Should Read

Yes the books we read as kids are vintage , but they are also still rad! How many of your favorite books from childhood are included? Love these vintage books.

The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

The Great Santini by Pat Conroy: Eighteen-year-old Ben's attempts to stand up for himself, his mother, and his sister are resisted by his intolerant father, a fighter pilot and inflexible disciplinarian. Recommended by: John Shea, Library Page

“No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway. A story of a wounded American lieutenant in the ambulance corps during the Italian campaigns of WWI. It is semi-autobiographical, capturing some of Hemingway's own relationship with nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky.