Top 9 Must-Read Books of the Year  

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr: An ambitious and beautifully crafted novel that weaves together multiple narratives across different time periods and locations, exploring themes of love, loss, and the power of storytelling. 


Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown: A profound exploration of emotions and human connection, offering insights into how we can cultivate more meaningful relationships and lead fuller lives. 


The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley: A gripping mystery set in Paris, where a woman discovers a long-hidden apartment filled with clues to a decades-old murder, leading her on a thrilling investigation into the past. 


Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: A thrilling and scientifically accurate tale of survival in space, as a lone astronaut races against time to save humanity from extinction. 

Science Fiction 

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles: A sweeping and immersive historical novel set in 1950s America, following the journey of two young men as they embark on a cross-country adventure filled with danger and discovery. 

Historical Fiction 

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey: A candid and unconventional memoir from the acclaimed actor, offering insights into his life, career, and philosophy on living with authenticity and purpose. 


The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley: The first installment in a new epic fantasy series set in a world on the brink of war, filled with political intrigue, complex characters, and stunning world-building. 


The Maidens by Alex Michaelides: A gripping psychological thriller set in the hallowed halls of academia, where a therapist becomes entangled in a web of secrets and lies surrounding a series of murders. 


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman: A powerful and uplifting collection of poetry from the acclaimed young poet, featuring her stirring inaugural poem delivered at the 2021 presidential inauguration