If you haven't read it, it's new to you

Title of this list and book recommendations on this list shamelessly stolen from Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN.

"Parnassus Books is the independent bookstore for independent people located in Nashville, Tennessee. Our shop was opened in 2011 by novelist Ann Patchett and her business partner, Karen Hayes, and Ann took over as the sole owner in the summer of 2022 after Karen retired."

~from their website https://www.parnassusbooks.net/

We are serious here. You must follow them on Instagram at @parnassusbooks for book recommendations.  They recommend bestsellers from your favorite authors and beautifully-written literary novels by authors you have been meaning to read or amazing debuts written by authors you've never heard of. You'll also find a sprinkling of self-help, biographies and memoirs on this list.

Get out of your reading comfort zone and try something new to you!

Books on this list satisfy January 2023 Book Talks Reading Challenge.... as long as they are new to you! 

If you are participating in our 2023 Challenge, remember to write a review. Pick up a paper review bookmark at the library or send email to marcia.literati@tenafly.bccls.org with subject: January 2023 book review to be eligible for our book giveaway raffle.

The All Of It

by Jeannette Haien

Autobiography Of A Face

by Lucy Grealy

The Book Of Delights

by Ross Gay

Brother I'm Dying

by Edwidge Danticat

The Country Girls Trilogy

by Edna O'brien

Do Not Become Alarmed

by Maile Meloy

The Good Lord Bird

by James Mcbride

The Great Believers

by Rebecca Makkai

High Wind In Jamaica

by Richard Hughes


by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Little Friend

by Donna Tartt

Little Pieces Of Hope

by Todd Doughty

Love Medicine

by Louise Erdrich

Miracle At St Anna

by James Mcbride

Mrs. Caliban

by Rachel Ingalls

The Shell Collector

by Anthony Doerr

So Long See You Tomorrow

by William Maxwell

The Song Of Solomon

by Toni Morrison

The Story Of Lucy Gault

by William Trevor

Tiny Beautiful Things

by Cheryl Strayed

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Truth And Beauty

by Ann Patchett