About Marita

   MaritaI started reading at an early age, and haven’t stopped since. I knew I’d found the love of my life when he gave me a book as a gift on our second date (it’s on my list of favorites below).

I love stories about people on new frontiers or dealing with new situations. I love well-researched nonfiction, especially if it has really good footnotes. Any book that can make me laugh or cry out loud is a good start. I’ll also read anything with interesting characters or beautiful vocabulary.

Choosing a favorite book can be like choosing a favorite child, but here is a selection of books by my favorite authors, books that I have always loved, and great books that I’ve read recently. Ask me what to read!

Marita’s Recommendations

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Lords and Ladies by Terry Prachett

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett                

 

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 

 

Come in from the Cold by Marsha Qualey

Come in from the Cold by Marsha Qualey

 

The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri Tepper

The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri Tepper

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

 

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

 

The Way Men Act by Elinor Lipman

The Way Men Act by Elinor Lipman

 

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

 

An Alien Music by Annabel & Edgar Johnston

An Alien Music by Annabel & Edgar Johnston

Hitler's Forgotten Children, My Life Inside the Lebensborn by Ingrid von Oelhafen

Hitler’s Forgotten Children: My Life Inside the Lebensborn by Ingrid von Oelhafen

 

Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

Stiff by Mary Roach

Stiff by
Mary Roach

 

 

Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Ghost Map by
Steven Johnson

 

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

 

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore