This is Mackenzie's wishlist -- aka some of the things she's dying to find

"Big idea" or epic narrative non-fiction books, especially science (ex: Quiet, Power of Habit, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Emperor of All Maladies, etc)

YA or adult psychological / domestic thrillers, in which I mean ordinary people thrust into horrifying scenarios (Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, We Were Liars, anything like Tana French or Megan Abbott)

Anything related to swimming (fun fact: Mackenzie swam for the same US club team as Suzie's sister, where Suzie's dad was a coach)

Always in the mood for a great coming of age story (ex: Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Eleanor & Park, The Spectacular Now)

Books you'd love to give as a gift (ex: Tiny Beautiful Things, Young House Love, The Lover's Dictionary)
Here's Kathleen's wishlist--aka the key to her heart.

Picture BooksLove animator/illustrators and their unique way of storytelling. Anything with "Pixar humor" is definitely for her (adults will find a different layer of humor than kids).

Young AdultReally enjoys beautiful and exceptional world building, as well as contemporary stories whose main characters stay with her far beyond the pages. Looking for unique stories -- nothing cookie cutter or similar to what has already been done. If it's set within another culture or experience, then major bonus points. If I read the opening pages and immediately think "this reminds me of TITLE", then I'll probably stop reading pretty quickly. I want something different.

Anything that would resonate well with a college-aged audience without reading like a textbook is great. Must be an expert in your field with stellar credentials and platform.
This is Joanna’s Wish List - aka, the books she LOVED and wants to see more of:

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato
Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci & Sara Varon
Vote for Me! by Ben Clanton
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin & Dan Salmieri
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Dizzy by Jonah Winter & Sean Qualls

Middle Grade
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
The Ever Afters (series) – would *love* to find another MG fantasy adventure series with a big world and unforgettable characters. But not fairy-tale specific.
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

In general any dark horror, dark fantasy, and Gothic
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Melina Marchetta, Andrew Smith, Rick Yancey, and Pierce Brown

Anything by Diane Setterfield, Gillian Flynn, Jacqueline Carey, Patrick Lee, Neil Gaiman
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Soon I Will be Invincible by Austin Grossman