Really good books I read recently and highly recommend

  • The Passage by Justin Cronin (I didn't care for the second book in the series, though) 
    Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
    People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
    Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

    Pirate Lattitudes by Michael Crichton

    Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

    River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay (my new favorite author and book!)

    Young adult
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
    Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

    The Stepsister Scheme Trilogy by Jim Hines

    Broken Lands by Kate Milford
    The Clockwork Three and Icefall by Matthew Kirby