You sent us what you’re reading (and loving) right now—and these truly great books came up again and again.

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"I just read No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. I finished it days ago and am still thinking about it. The characters really stay with you."—Julie Stadfeld WallaceTo buy: $12, amazon.com.
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We can't get enough book recommendations, so we asked you on Facebook to tell us what's on your nightstand right now. The result? You shared 2,000 recommendations with us, and these truly great reads came up again and again.

Penguin Random House

1
I’ve Been Thinking, by Maria Shriver

"I read Maria Shriver's I’ve Been Thinking cover to cover in two days. This book is incredible and I found it to be spot on for all that is going on with our world. It is a comfort and I can see it being a bedside book when you just need a little inspiration or a simple prayer. A lot of it resonated with me, and I think it’s definitely worth the read." —Nicole Sabol Kovalcik

To buy: $12, amazon.com.

Penguin Random House

2
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

"I'm home today with an ice covered world outside. All snug in my bed rereading Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. We were talking about the new movie coming out at work the other day, and most never knew it was originally a book." —Lisa Ward

To buy: $9, amazon.com.

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3
No One Is Coming to Save Us, by Stephanie Powell Watts

"I just read No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. I finished it days ago and am still thinking about it. The characters really stay with you."—Julie Stadfeld Wallace

To buy: $12, amazon.com.

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4
Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen and Owen King

"Sleeping Beauties by Owen King and Stephen King is very surreal and timely, and somehow they capture the female perspective pretty well."—Stacey Hill

To buy: $18, amazon.com.

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5
Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly

"Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is an amazing WW2 story of courage, compassion, and retribution. Just found out it's based on true events, too!"—Cody Smith

To buy: $13, amazon.com.

Macmillan

6
The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah

"I want to take a week off from work so I can finish Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone!"—Kate Rhoda

You can find Real Simple's review of The Great Alone and other great 2018 reads here.

To buy: $17; amazon.com.
 

Macmillan

7
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny

"How the Light Gets In is part of Louise Penny's wonderful Armand Gamache series about the Sûreté du Québec and solving murders!" —Theresa Neeson Bologna

To buy: $14, amazon.com.

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8
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

"I read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle when I was a kid, and now I'm reading it to my kids."—Shannon Nesbitt

To buy: $5; amazon.com.