Cover to Cover Books Reading List

Our book club is dedicated to reading books geared towards adult readers all year round. We're a relatively large group of friends so everybody has different tastes in books, but that's how we like it! After all, you never know if you're going to find a new favorite book if you don't read widely!

Romantic Fiction

Romantic fiction is a story that focuses on a relationship blossoming between two people and the trials and tribulations they endure that make their happily ever after feel well-deserved. The core of the book should always be the romance, even if they are dealing with things other than that as the book goes on. Some recent romantic fiction favorites suggested by our group members are:

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood - Suggested by Stephanie

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry - Suggested by Caitlin

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang - Suggested by Marie

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston - Suggested by Danielle

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling - Suggested by Danielle

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson - Suggested by Jacqueline

Well Met by Jen DeLuca - Suggested by Marie

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri - Suggested by Ellie

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - Suggested by Kate

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - A perennial favorite of the entire Cover to Cover Book Club!

Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is a genre of books that takes place in the past and strives to accurately capture the details, social norms, traditions, customs, and manners of a specific time period. These books strive to get readers immersed in a time long gone where they are able to connect to a character that they feel is relatable, despite living in an earlier era. Some of our groups' favorite historical fiction books include:

The Borgia Confessions by Alyssa Palumbo - Suggested by Kate

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Suggested by Ellie

Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore - Suggested by Lena

Still Life by Sarah Winman - Suggested by Natalie

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett - Suggested by Natalie

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - Suggested by Lena

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Suggested by Stephanie

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab - Suggested by Shannon

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - Suggested by Jacqueline

Circe by Madeline Miller - Suggested by Lena

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Science fiction (sci-fi) and fantasy are two different genres that have quite a bit of overlap between them. They can take place in our world or a world similar to ours or outside of it in another realm or planet. Science or magic are blended into the worlds in new and unique ways. With daring quests, unlikely allies, and new discoveries along the way, these genres provide entertainment and excitement for people of all ages. These books are just a few of our favorite in those genres:

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint - Suggested by Caitlin

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - Suggested by Caitlin

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - Suggested by Jacqueline

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - Suggested by Marie

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling - Suggested by Shannon

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood - Suggested by Ellie

The Extinction Trials by A.G. Riddle - Suggested by Stephanie

A Day Like This by Kelley McNeil - Suggested by Stephanie

Bacchanal by Veronica Henry - Suggested by Mia

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Suggested by Lena


Nonfiction books are memoirs, essays, biographies, and autobiographies. Instead of weaving a fictional tale about characters that don't exist taking on big adventures, these books follow people who truly existed and have a compelling story to tell. Some of our most recent favorite nonfiction books are:

Maid by Stephanie Land - Suggested by Mia

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain - Suggested by Stephanie

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - Suggested by Caitlin

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Suggested by Mia

Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang - Suggested by Mia

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Suggested by Natalie

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaquard - Suggested by Mia

This Will All Be Over Soon by Cecily Strong - Suggested by Jacqueline

Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller - Suggested by Kate

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher - Suggested by Ellie


Mystery books follow a crime or murder as characters try to determine the who, what, when, and how of a particular event. Not only do characters have to try to figure out what happened to the victim, but the reader is actively trying to put the pieces together themselves to see if they can come to the same conclusions as the characters. Some of our favorite mystery books include:

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala - Suggested by Ellie

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware - Suggested by Shannon

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena - Suggested by Jacqueline

Right Behind Her by Melinda Leigh - Suggested by Caitlin

The Catch by T.M. Logan - Suggested by Kate

The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir - Suggested by Marie

The Other Husband by Kathryn Croft - Suggested by Marie

That Night by Gillian McAllister - Suggested by Natalie

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl - Suggested by Ellie

Lies my Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch - Suggested by Mia