I’m under the belief that there’s nothing better than escaping the hot summer sun into an air-conditioned space with a good book. More than once I’ve gotten a hot tip about a great novel from one of my coworkers, and since we’re a community here at LuLu*s, I’ve compiled a list of 50 office favorites to share with you!
 
Check out our favs and feel free to add a few in the comments below!

General Fiction:
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishigiro
Samurai’s Garden – Gail Tsukiyama
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
State of Wonder – Ann Patchett
Identical – Ellen Hopkins
The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man – Fannie Flagg
The Monsters of Templeton – Lauren Groff
 
Historical Novels:
Water for Elephants – Sara Greun
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Love Stories:
One Day – David Nicholls
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
The Rachel Papers – Martin Amis
 
Humor:
A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore
White Girl Problems – Babe walker
 
Dark Humor:
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
 
Macabre:
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart – Jesse Bullington
Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk
World War z – Max Brooks
 
Sci-Fi:
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
The Host – Stephenie Meyer
 
Fantasy:
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
 
Quirky:
In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
Still Life with Woodpecker – Tom Robbins
Tales of Beatnik Glory – Ed Sanders

Memoirs:
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
Just Kids – Patti Smith

Non-Fiction:
Stiff – Mary Roach
Into the Wild – John Krakauer
The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery – D.T. Max
The Road of Lost Innocence – Somaly Mam
Fix, Freeze, Feast: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family – Kati Neville, Lindsay Tkacsik

Classics:
Emma – Jane Austen
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Desolation Angels – Jack Kerouac
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Anne of Green Gables – Lucy M. Montgomery