Friday Fives | Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Posted August 1, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in books, friday favorites / 0 Comments

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it.

This Friday’s topic covers books that everyone in the world needs to read once…okay maybe, twice!

I finished this book on a Friday afternoon, around 3 or 4. I was out of it the rest of the day, crying on and off. At around 10 pm, I started reading it again and took notes in the margin while doing so.

I’ve never read a book that affected me as much as this one did. It’s a gorgeous story of war, friendship, survival, and death.

This book was not only fascinating about what happens to bodies after they die but hilarious! She gives you the information you need, maybe more than you want, but in such a way that the lay person can understand.

A gorgeous book about such an important topic!! Jen Hatmaker recommends it as well! This is a story of a family as they navigate life after their youngest son, Claude, says that he is actually a girl and not a boy.

Beautiful, heart warming and heart breaking! One of the best aspects that Frankel focuses on is all the emotions that not only a child goes through but their loved ones. Go read it now!

I mean you had to expect a Jane Austen on here somewhere, right!?

While I love Pride and Prejudice, my favorite Austen is actually Emma. I think Emma Woodhouse is a beautiful book about such growth that a young woman goes through.

I’m also obsessed with the line, “If I loved you less maybe I could talk about it more.”


Any Toni Morrison book works here, but Paradise is probably my favorite. It dukes it out with Song of Solomon. A beautiful book about race and women.

There’s a group of women who live outside an all Black town, Ruby. They all came to this place in different ways and for different reasons. Yet, when bad things start happening the town blame the women! Gorgeously written and it will haunt you days later.

Let me know some books you think people should read once in their life in the comments below! Happy reading, lovelies!

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