BOOKS I HAVE READ SO FAR IN 2015
I also love knowing what people are reading! Thanks for starting this one, @bjnovak. Mine are listed in order from most to least recent.
- •The Wallcreeper by Nell ZinkBook club book. Odd but led to a good discussion. And yes I am in same book club as @magdalenam.
- •I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonYA that I thought was a little too convenient in places but still made me feel all the feels. Gorgeously written, if imperfectly plotted.
- •One More Thing by some dude named B.J. NovakAwesome collection of short stories. Funny, moving, thought-provoking. Highly recommend. Can we try to get this author on here? Anyone know him?
- •The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoOkay, I actually haven't fully read it, but its presence in our home has made us toss out way more stuff than we would have before I bought it. So...kinda counts?
- •Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Tamashita
- •Prisoner of Trebekistan by Bob HarrisReally interesting and funny tale from a Jeopardy champ.
- •Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine HeinyAnother book of short stories, recommended by @marthastewart. Interesting tales about a variety of women. They're not all likable, but they're all relatable, if that makes sense:
- •Vanishing Girls by Lauren OliverHuge fan of Laura (her real name). Her book Before I Fall is, in my opinion, a YA masterpiece. Liked this one but not as much as BIF or Panic.
- •Americanah by Chimamanda NgoziGorgeous book, compelling story. So well-written. Read it and then go listen to her Ted talks. Can't wait to see what she writes next. (This was also book club - best of the year thus far, in terms of book club picks, but eager to see how @garrett's pick, How to be Both, which I'm about to start, fares...!)
- •Golden Son by Pierce BrownThe sequel to Red Rising, which I LOVED. Unfortunately, I found this one really disappointing. Bummer.
- •The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsAnother one with rather convenient plotting (too tidy, to me), but I ripped through it in two days. Good yarn.
- •Revival by Stephen KingNot one of my favorites of his but still very enjoyable. Love King and will read anything he writes. This is probably in the top 20-25 of his books, for me - good but not GREAT.