Check out these great reads and be sure to first search the Central Rappahannock Regional Library! The library’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning for everyone in our community!
Anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
Big Little Lies – Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
The Outlander Series – The Outlander series is a sequence of novels and shorter works written by Diana Gabaldon that feature elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. – Recommended by Cara Parker
The Mitford Series by Jan Karon – The Mitford Years is a series of ten novels by American writer Jan Karon, set in the fictional town of Mitford, North Carolina. The novels center on the life of the rector, Father Tim. – Recommended by Lynne Richardson
Real Leadership by John Addison – author John Addison shares his straightforward practices for successful leadership through his personal and professional journey, helping leaders at any level understand and emulate the nine principles that fostered enduring results on his path to success.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
Settle for More by Megyn Kelley – Whether it’s asking tough questions during a presidential debate or pressing for answers to today’s most important issues, Megyn Kelly has demonstrated the intelligence, strength, common sense, and courage that have made her one of today’s best-known journalists, respected by women and men, young and old, Republicans and Democrats.
Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook What Julia Child did for Beef Bourguignon, Princess Pamela does for ham hocks and turnip greens. From chicken n’ ribs to buttermilk biscuits and blackeyed peas – a mouth-watering treasury of Afro-American recipes from Manhattan’s most spirited chef.