Anthony Doerr

We are all mapmakers: We embed our memories everywhere, inscribing a private and intensely complicated latticework across the landscape. More

The Odyssey of Homer

Hailed as “the best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet” (New York Times Book Review). More

Gorky Park

First book in the Arkady Renko series, which became an instant bestseller and changed the crime fiction genre. More

Angus & Robertson in Australia

Ten thousand miles from his homeland, Scotsman David Mackenzie Angus paid £50 to open a small bookshop on Market Street in Sydney, Australia. More

The Thorn Birds

McCullough’s sweeping family saga of forbidden love in the Australian outback; became a bestselling phenomenon. More

Jesus Calling

The number one selling devotional, Jesus Calling is one of Thomas Nelson’s bestselling books of all time. More

Good to Great

One of the most influential management bestsellers; explores how companies transition from average to extraordinary. More

Donna Hay

I read Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer at twenty-three years old on the plane on my way to Paris, on the beginning of my first big overseas adventure. More

Caps for Sale

Longtime classic about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys. More

The Corrections

Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. More

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale became an instant success when it was first published. More

A Christmas Carol

Dickens’s beloved classic of the meaning of Christmas that has inspired countless adaptations. More

Tracy Chevalier

I read because I want to know what it’s like to look at the world through someone else’s eyes, and reading is a remarkably efficient and vigorous way of doing that. More

The Butterfly Lion

A moving story of enduring friendship, this is the award-winning favorite from a master storyteller. More