This would be a great end-of-year activity for my to make their own charts based on similarities among books. Really high level thinking to identify three different features of a book and then choose another book that shares each feature...
The Water in Between: A Journey at Sea by Kevin Patterson. A man fed up with his life buys a sailboat & heads off for Hawaii and Tahiti. It could inspire you to cast off the lines and head out for adventures unknown as well.
25 Standalone Books To Read After Series Burnout --This is a list I didn't realize I was looking for! "series burnout" is the PERFECT explanation of my feelings about books at the moment. Too many series happening, especially in the same genre. Oye.
The Forgotten Garden: A Novel by Kate Morton. Historical Fiction. It was a good read, but a little hard to follow & keep things straight as it jumped between 3 women's stories in 3 different time periods.