The big list of book lists.

If you’re ever in need of a good book, the book list archives on MMD are a wonderful place to browse. But after nearly five years of blogging, those archives are becoming … extensive.

For your convenience: this big list of book lists puts the best of five years of book lists posts all in one place to make it easier to find your next read. There are 52 book lists right here, one for every week of the year. I have no idea how you’ll find time to read them all, but at least you won’t be struggling with what you should read next.

Happy reading, everyone!

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Books you can’t put down

• Un-put-down-able novels
• Books worth binge-reading
• 8 favorite memoirs I keep coming back to
• Authors worth binge reading
• 7 books I read over and over again
• The books I can’t stop recommending

Seasons of crazy, seasons of growth

Reading for growth

• 5 books for new routines and fresh starts
• 7 great books for personal growth
• Books for the messy, winding road
• 7 books that changed the way I live, love, and parent
• 5 books that make me feel like I’m not crazy
• 7 books that will make you a better human
• 5 books for figuring out what to do with the rest of your life

autumn books narrow

Reading all year long

• 11 books that are better in the spring
• Big, fat books for your summer reading
• The perfect summer reading for every Myers-Briggs personality type
• Let’s make Autumn Reading a thing
• 45 seriously spooky (but not quite scary) books
• 9 novels to curl up with this winter

classic books

Indulge your inner English major

• 5 books with thought-provoking structures
• 9 books you should have read in high school
• 7 favorite books in translation
• Classics that aren’t dreary
• 9 campus novels that will totally make you want to go back to school
• 5 favorite poetry collections
• 8 novels that are delightfully self-aware about the writing process

IKEA Borgsjo puffin classics close up

Superlatives: the greatest, best, favorite titles

• My favorite fiction of 2015
• 10 engaging audiobooks read by their authors
• My favorite nonfiction of 2015
• 7 underrated memoirs
• 40 favorite audiobooks (yours and mine)

What makes a great book club novel? | Modern Mrs Darcy

Thought-provoking, discussion-starting favorites

• 9 bestsellers actually worth the hype
• Reading is better when it’s done wine tasting style
• 8 books recommended by readers with great taste
• 7 books that prove sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover
• 40 great book club novels
• Books that are better together

book stack

Books for when you want to try something new

• Memoir/cookbook mashups
• Books I’m afraid to recommend
• What to read next if you want to branch out from your usual genres
• Fiction recommendations for the anglophile

what my kids are reading right now

Books for kids (and their bibliophile parents)

• Books for young adventurers
• Books for young creatives
• Books girls love
• Books boys love
• Books that belong in every family’s library
• Books to fire young imaginations
• Good reads for bookish parents
• Series kids love (and their parents do, too!)
• 40 favorite audiobooks for kids
• Favorite childhood books you should totally read again

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  1. Christine says:

    Oh my goodness… this is a little piece of heavenly bliss right here! Can’t wait to browse through these with a pen and my TBR list.

  2. adrienne says:

    Hi Anne! I love that you compiled all these lists are in one place. The link for 10 audio books read by the authors isn’t right…. Can you fix it?


    • Kelly says:

      If you love memoir/cookbook mash-ups, check out Voracious by Cara Nicoletti. It’s a book written about great food/recipes that are inspired by beloved books. I couldn’t put it down and read it in two days. I need to buy a copy just for the delicious recipes!

      • Melissa says:

        I finished Voracious last week and it was wonderful. I love reading these kind of books before bed. Miriam’s Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich is very good. Part cookery and part keeping kosher, she writes about her relationship with her mother-in-law, Judaism and cooking.

  3. Dana says:

    Oh my goodness! How wonderful that you have done this. Now I just need to find time to explore them all….just how long can my TBR list become? It is already daunting. : )

    Thanks, Anne. This is a bookworm’s dream post!

  4. Audrey says:

    I love your lists! I have found so many good books from your blog. Thank you so much. Can you recommend a book for a middle school girl (age 12-13) who needs a confidence builder? And some advice about making and the value of good friends (as opposed to ‘popular’ friends)??

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