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Are you interested in what other Library supporters are reading? This wonderfully diverse list of both fiction and non-fiction reads was gathered from attendees at Rooftop Remix. Enjoy!

Five most recommended books:

Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin

Demon Copperhead – Barbara Kingsolver

Five Little Indians – Michelle Good

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

VPLF Staff Picks:

An Olive Grove in Ends – Moses McKenzie

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Greenwood – Michael Christie

Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Kimmerer

Full List of Rooftop Remix Recommendations:

1942- Robert Conroy
A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas
A Deadly Education – Naomi Novik
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
A Good Provider is One Who Leaves- Jason DeParle
A House in the Sky: A Memoir – Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
A Long Petal of the Sea- Isabel Allende
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
A Team of Rivals- Doris Kearns Goodwin
A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes
A Way of Being – Carl Rogers
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
All’s Well- Mona Awad
American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
An Olive Grove in Ends- Moses McKenzie
And the Band Played On – Randy Shilts
Anil’s Ghost- Michael Ondaatje
Any Other City- Hazel Jane Plante
Apeirogon – Colum McCann
Attached – Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Beach Read – Emily Henry
Before I Let Go – Kennedy Ryan
Being in Love- Osho
Bewilderment- Richard Powers
Book Lovers- Emily Henry
Born a Crime- Trevor Noah
Braiding Sweetgrass- Robin Kimmerer
Bunny- Mona Award
Carrie – Stephen King
Cassandra in Reverse – Holly Smale
Cassandra- Christa Wolf
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Circe – Madeline Miller
Cloud Cuckoo Land – Anthony Doerr
Come as You Are- Emily Nagoski
Dance, Dance, Dance – Haruki Murakami
Demon Copperhead – Barbara Kingsolver
Divine Rivals – Rebecca Ross
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight- Alexandra Fuller
Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes- Daniel L. Everett
Don’t Turn Out the Lights – Jonathan Maberry
Ducks- Kate Beaton
Dune – Frank Herbert
Educated – Tara Westover
Elantris – Brandon Sanderson
Elon Musk- Ashlee Vance
Everyone in Silico- Jim Munroe
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close- Jonathan Safran Foer
Famous Last Words- Timothy Findley
Fifteen Dogs- André Alexis
Finding Me: A Memoir – Viola Davis
Finding the Mother Tree- Suzanne Simard
Fishing With John- Edith Iglauer
Five Little Indians – Michelle Good
For Blood and Money – Nathan Vardi
Forth Wing – Rebecca Yarros
Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
Fourth Wing- Rebecca Yarros
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Free- Lea Ypi
Gideon the Ninth- Tamsyn Muir
Grant – Ron Chernow
Greenwood- Michael Christie
Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hamnet- Maggie O’Farrell
Happy Place- Emily Henry
Harry Potter (Series) – J. K. Rowling
Heart Berries- Terese Mailhot
Hello Beautiful- Ann Napolitano
Humankind: A Hopeful History- Rutger Bregman
I Have Some Questions for You- Rebecca Makkai
It’s That Simple: A User’s Manual for Human Beings- Mavis Karn
Iza’s Ballas- Magda Szabó
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Just Another Missing Person- Gillian McAllister
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grabb
Know my Name- Chanel Miller
Lady Franklin of Russell Square- Erika Behrisch
Lamb – Christopher Moore
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus
Lessons- Ian McEwan
Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between – Meg-john Barker
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Lilith’s Brood (Collection) – Octavia E. Butler
Listening to Prozac – Peter D. Kramer
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Lullabies for Little Criminals- Heather O’Neill
Lullaby- Chuck Palahniuk
Malibu Rising- Taylor Jenkins Reid
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
Meditations- Marcus Aurelius
Melmoth – Sarah Perry
Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Ministry for the Future- Kim Stanley Robinson
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling- Marguerite Young
Mistborn (series) – Brandon Sanderson
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH- Robert C. O’Brien
Murder Your Employer – Rupert Holmes
My Brilliant Friend- Elena Ferrante
My Year of Meats- Ruth Ozeki
Mythago Wood- Robert Holdstock
Natural Born Heroes- Christopher McDougall
Never Cry Wolf – Farley Mowat
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow- Jessica Townsend
Next Year, For Sure – Zoey Leigh Peterson
Ninth House- Leigh Bardugo
Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami
Notes on an Execution – Danya Kukafka
Nothing- Jane Teller
On a Pale Horse – Piers Anthony
On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
Out of the Corner: A Memoir – Jennifer Grey
Out on a Limb- Hannah Bonam- Young
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Paranoia- Joseph Finder
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay
Piranesi – Susanna Clarke
Pirates! – Celia Rees
Possession – A. S. Byatt
Poverty, by America- Matthew Desmond
Pretend I’m Dead- Jen Beagin
Pricing Beauty – Ashley Mears
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
Purple Cow- Seth Godin
Raw Dog- Jamie Loftus
Reaper Man- Terry Prachett
Red Notice – Bill Browder
Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto- Tricia Hersey
Riddley Walker – Russell Hoban
Rosa Parks: My Story – Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins
Sabriel- Garth Nix
Scythe- Neal Shusterman
Second Sight – Judith Orloff
Secret Daughter- Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Seeing Like a State- James C. Scott
Shantaram- Gregory David Roberts
Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
Shoe Dog- Phil Knight
Shoot for the Moon – James Donovan
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz – Garth Nix
Small Island- Andrea Levy
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish- Douglas Adams
Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
Something Borrowed- Emily Giffin
Son of a Trickster- Eden Robinson
Song of Achilles- Madeline Miller
Stay Black & Die – Addena Sumter-Freitag
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
Sun Storm- Åna Larsson
Sunset and Jericho- Sam Wiebe
Tales from Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffett
Tender is the Flesh – Agustina Bazterrica
Tess of the d’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
The Agony of Eros – Byung-Chul Han
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Art of Loving – Erich Fromm
The Bandit Queens- Parini Shroff
The Black Witch- Laurie Forest
The Book of Disquiet- Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Form and Emptiness- Ruth Ozeki
The Book of Salt- Monique Truong
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The Candy House – Jennifer Egan
The Cipher- Kathe Koja
The Core of the Sun – Johanna Sinisalo
The Covenant of Water – Abraham Verghese
The Curve of Time- M. Wylie Blanchet
The Days of Afrekete – Asali Solomon
The Death of Vivek Oji- Akwaeke Emezi
The Dixon Cornbelt League – W P Kinsella
The Double Life of Benson Yu- Kevin Chong
The Drover’s Wife- Leah Purcell
The Escape Artist – Jonathan Freedland
The First 20 Hours- Josh Kaufman
The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak
The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand
The Gene – Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Giver- Lois Lowry
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
The God of Small Things- Arundhati Roy
The Godfather – Mario Puzo
The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
The Green Bone Saga (series) – Fonda Lee
The Growth Mindset- Joshua Moore
The Guest List- Lucy Foley
The Heat of the Day- Elizabeth Bowen
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hound of Baskervilles- Conan Doyle
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
The Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King
The Indifferent Stars Above- Daniel James Brown
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue- V. E. Schwab
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko – Scott Stambach
The Invisible Man – H. G. Wells
The Jasmine Throne- Tasha Suri
The Joy of Well-Being- Colleen and Jason Wachob
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Last Lecture- Randy Pausch
The Last Man- Mary Shelley
The Librarianist – Patrick deWitt
The Library Book – Susan Orlean
The Lincoln Highway- Amor Towles
The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet- Becky Chambers
The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lost City of the Monkey God- Douglas Preston
The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline
The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Namesake- Jhumpa Lahiri
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
The Nightingale- Kristin Hannah
The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson
The Overstory – Richard Powers
The Pacific- Hugh Ambrose
The Paper Bag Princess- Robert Munsch
The Paris Apartment – Lucy Foley
The Passenger – Cormac McCarthy
The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
The Postcard- Anne Berest
The Power of One- Bryce Courtenay
The Prague Sonata – Bradford Morrow
The Queen of Dirt Island – Donal Ryan
The Queens of New York – E. L. Shen
The Red Book of Farewells – Pirkko Saisio
The Rehearsal – Eleanor Catton
The Rose Code- Kate Quinn
The Screwtape Letters- C. S. Lewis
The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret History- Donna Tartt
The Serenity Mindset – Nancy M. Forbes
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo- Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Sewing Girl’s Tale- John Wood Sweet
The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Shipping News- E. Annie Proulx
The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe – Dr. Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein
The Solitaire Mystery- Jostein Gaarder
The Stormlight Archive (series) – Brandon Sanderson
The Story of the Lost Child- Elena Ferrante
The Stranger – Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway
The Swimming Pool Library- Alan Hollinghurst
The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
The Villa – Rachel Hawkins
The Wild Oats Project- Robin Rinaldi
The Women – Lisa Taddeo
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union – Michael Chabon
There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job – Kikuko Tsumura
These Precious Days- Ann Patchett
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay
Tipping the Velvet- Sarah Waters
Tomboy- Liz Prince
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin
Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
Travels with Epicurus – Daniel Martin Klein
Trickster’s Choice – Tamora Pierce
Troubling the Waters – Cheryl Lynn Greenberg
Trust – Herman Diaz
Trustee from the Toolroom – Nevil Shute Norway
Twenty-one Truths About Love – Matthew Dicks
Unless – Carol Shields
Unreconciled: Family, Truth and Indigenous Resistance – Jesse Wente
Unsettled Ground- Claire Fuller
Uqalurait – John Bennett
Violeta – Isabel Allende
Ways of Seeing- John Berger
We Are the Luckiest- Laura McKowen
We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies – Tsering Yangzom Lama
We Were Dreamers – Simu Lu
When Breath Becomes Air- Paul Kalanithi
When God Was a Woman – Merlin Stone
When the Moon Was Ours – Anne-Marie McLemore
When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Who Are You, Really? – Brian R. Little
Why We Sleep- Matthew Walker
Woke – Elizabeth Acevedo, Mahogany L. Browne, and Olivia Gatwood
Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
Wool – Hugh Howey
Working Backwards – Colin Bryar and Bill Carr
Yearbook – Seth Rogen
Yellow Pages- Nicole Markotic
You Hold Me Up- Monique Gray Smith