Call us old-fashioned, but we’ve chosen to ignore the mass conversion to e-readers and continue to buy books in their physical form – the heavier, the better! We are voracious readers and like similar types of books: well-written fiction, spiritual/self-development books and business reads. While we lend books to each other, all of them reside with Jenna because she has visions of filling up floor-to-ceiling bookcases when she settles down. Here are some of our favorites:

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

Traveling with Pomegranates – Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Dovekeepers – Alice Hoffman

Rules of Civility – Amor Towles

The Faith Club – Rayna Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

Let Your Life speak:  Listening for the Voice of Vocation – Parker J. Palmer

Kabul Beauty School – Deborah Rodriguez

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kid

Little Bee – Chris Cleave