New Jersey-Based Books: What Do You Think?

Flashlight Worthy is a site dedicated to "[r]ecommending books so good, they'll keep you up past your bedtime." It is no surprise that Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series made it onto a list of “flashlight worthy” New Jersey-based books, which was posted earlier this year by Jarrett Brown a self-proclaimed avid reader in the Garden State.

Take a look at the submitted titles. Personally, I enjoy seeing that the list of titles includes suggestions of fiction for both young adult and adult readers. Do you agree that they are flashlight worthy? Are there New Jersey-based books that you consider flashlight worthy, but they are not included on this list? Are there titles from the list you haven’t read? No worries! Click on the title from the list below, and you can request the book(s) you wish to read.

In Hoboken by Christian Bauman

Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth

Creepers by David Morrell

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald

Home of the Braves by David Klass

The Gypsy Storyteller by Thomas William Simpson

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-ucci

Dunk by David Lubar

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

So, what do you think??
-- Anna, Hopewell Branch


  1. Anna, I'm glad my list of 'Jersey books caught your eye. Let me know if you'd every want to do your *own* list of books for the site (I find that librarians make *great* lists.)

    (The guy who came up with Flashlight Worthy)
    Recommending books so good, they'll keep you up past your bedtime. ;)

  2. I love Dunk and David Lubar. I was lucky enough to meet him in person at a conference and get a signed copy of Dunk!

  3. There is also The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater.


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