• East of Eden
    John Steinbeck

    A novel planned on the grandest possible scale… One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion which he was capable… It is an entirely interesting and impressive book.

    The New York Herald Tribune

  • The Killer Angels
    Michael Shaara

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to.

    "The Killer Angels is unique, sweeping, unforgettable, a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America's destiny."

  • Oil and Marble
    Stephanie Storey

    "Oil and Marble is the story of Leonardo and Michelangelo's forgotten rivalry. Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive and has entered with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters."

  • A Gentleman in Moscow
    Amor Towles

    "Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose."

    My favorite book of 2016 :)

  • The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd

    "This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved."

  • Circe
    Madeline Miller

    "With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and pause-resisting suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, and love and loss as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world."

  • The Robe
    Lloyd Douglas

    "Set against the vividly drawn background of Ancient Rome, this is a timeless story of adventure, faith, and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption."

  • The Last Days of Night
    Graham Moore

    "From Graham Moore comes a thrilling novel - based on actual events - about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America."