- •The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto - Mitch AlbomMitch Albom is too talented. I technically started this in December, but read a good half or more in January. Music is the narrator and we learn the story of a man through his talents.
- •Big Little Lies - Liane MoriartyI love mystery stories. This one concerns young mother Jane and her son Ziggy moving to a new area and learning the different personalities at the grade school. The author lets you know there has been a murder, but she doesn't tell you who or how until the end.
- •Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca SolnitThis is a collection of essays that really helps to put things in perspective. The author calls out several different issues in society, such as many that wrongfully put fault on women.
- •A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. GainesThis was so beautifully written. School teacher Grant Wiggins is expected to help a man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time--Jefferson. Grant works to help Jefferson redefine the term hero.