Amy's Top 9 Books with Characters Named Amy (Plus One Elizabeth)

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved running across characters in books that share my name, so in 2022 I set about to find the best books with characters named Amy. Or Elizabeth. Bonus points for any Amy Elizabeths! All interested Amys read on…

Horrorstor: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594745263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - September 23rd, 2014

An absolutely genius parody of a well-known chain of Swedish furniture stores. Bizarre and ugly things are happening after store closing and Amy and a co-worker agree to spend the night to get to the bottom of the chaos. Watch the dark progression of the catalog products at the beginning of each chapter…

Apples Never Fall By Liane Moriarty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250220271
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 19th, 2022

The tension develops slowly and deliciously as you get to know the six members of the Delaney family and their somewhat mysterious houseguest Savannah after the disappearance of the matriarch, Joy. My favorite character was, not surprisingly, eldest daughter Amy, who is a little off and struggling to find her way through life. Great family drama with some mystery!

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story) By Don Zolidis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368010061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

High school D&D nerd Craig dates senior class superstar Amy--until she breaks up with him. Seven times. I love this story because: 1) my senior year boyfriend was named Craig; 2) Amy is the cooler one in the relationship; and 3) pretty much everything else about the book. I started to read this book because the characters were named Amy and Craig and that made me laugh. I loved this book because Amy and Craig were wonderful characters who made me laugh. And cry. Highly recommended for teens, Amys, and fans of good books.

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler By Kelly Harms Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542040570
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - May 1st, 2019

Amy Byers is a librarian and has been a single mom to her two kids for three years. When her husband returns from his mid-life crisis and wants to spend the summer with his kids, Amy goes to NYC and relaxes, blooms, and figures out a lot about herself and her relationship with her kids. A fun jaunt with a lady I'm proud to share a name with!

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Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Rom-com with all the best tropes, tweaked just a bit to be fresh and new. Great story of sisters, people who love books, and of course romance! Very fun, and with some actual wisdom to keep it from being ordinary.

Suburban Hell By Maureen Kilmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593422373
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 30th, 2022

If you like your horror mixed with fun, friendship, and cocktails, this is your book. Desperate Housewives meets The Exorcist!

Red, White & Royal Blue: Collector's Edition: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250856036
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 11th, 2022

The son of the first female American president falls in love with England’s Prince of Wales and heir to the throne and they must pretend to be best friends to throw the frenzied journalists off the trail. Featuring a sympathetic secret service agent named Amy! Pure fun romance. 

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Night Film: A Novel By Marisha Pessl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

The daughter of a reclusive film producer has died and a journalist looks for the real story. Darkly satisfying, loads of details and twists and turns and I loved the extra material interspersed throughout the book that give a very intense realism to the story. And yes, there is an Amy, but don’t blink or you’ll miss her!

Little Women: 150th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Louisa May Alcott, Patti Smith (Foreword by), Anne Boyd Rioux (Editor), Anne Boyd Rioux (Introduction by), Anne Boyd Rioux (Notes by) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Patti Smith (Foreword by), Anne Boyd Rioux (Editor), Anne Boyd Rioux (Introduction by), Anne Boyd Rioux (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780143106654
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 24th, 2012

No list of books with Amy's would be complete without Little Women! I was, in fact, named for both Amy and Beth from this classic story. I didn’t love that Amy was a bit of a brat, but as I’ve gotten older I understand her more and appreciate her artistic temperament. I find myself somewhere between Amy’s selfish and spoiled tendencies and Beth’s saintliness. This is still a beautiful story of sisters and family and deserves a place in your bookshelf.

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

This was hands-down one of my favorite reads of 2022.. The characters--Mad, Elizabeth, Calvin, Harriet, 6:30, the love story, the new mom struggle, the friendship between Elizabeth and Harriet, the empowering of women through chemistry--I loved it all. It is the early 1960's and Elizabeth Zott is a chemist. And a single mom. And the reluctant star of a cooking show that awakens the minds and spirits of the women who watch it. “Cooking is chemistry and chemistry is change.” 


Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's By E.L. Konigsburg, E.L. Konigsburg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E.L. Konigsburg, E.L. Konigsburg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689317668
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 1992

Amy Elizabeth lives in Houston (!!!) and travels to New York City to visit her grandmother. Bloomingdales is at the top of their list of places to visit, but they keep getting sidetracked--will they ever get to Bloomie’s? They have a wonderful time just being together, even if they never actually make it to the iconic store.  A lovely grandmother-granddaughter story. 

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