25 Standalone Books To Read After Series Burnout (teens and adult books) I can vouch for American Gods and Eleanor and Park. I loved Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief. (I can vouch for none, but I'm keeping this pinner's tag for future reference).
**The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom: 'When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng is a 2006 novel written by Dave Eggers. It is based on the real life story of Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee and member of the Lost Boys of Sudan program. (cover art by Rachell Sumpter)