A list of novels and reviews for novels I read this year in no particular order.
  1. Paper Towns by John Green I finished this while waiting for our planes to stop being delayed. I found the characters in this novel to be very well written but extremely unlikable. I think the idea behind this novel was unique and interesting but the plot line seems to lose focus.
  2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed is a tragically griping memoir of Strayed's journey through grief after her mother passed away. Her writing is remarkable and truly brings you along with her as she hikes the PCT to find herself and shed her own demons. However, I mostly found myself in wishing she would have a revelation already.
  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I couldn't put this novel down; it was amazing writing and a riveting story. Where most dystopian young adult lit lacks plot or character development Aveyard delivers on both accounts with a beautiful writing style to boot!
  4. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Set under the dark reign of Hitler, two strangers find themselves in the sanctuary of Saint Malo but their safety maybe ending. It is so beautifully written that the reader is transported into the world with the characters. I now know why it on the bestseller list, #readit NOW!
  5. Me Being Me is exactly as insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy. This very unique read is written completely in lists by a male protagonist who has had the worst year of his life, and one day his father comes delivering news that sends him reeling and on a spontaneous road trip.
  6. One More Thing by B.J Novak is a collection of stories that are darkly hilarious. @picturesoftext clearly has a grim sense of humor and a sarcastic perspective but his writing is both real and unique. Loved his writing voice, and received many glances as I was laughing out loud in the airport.
  7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is an adult post-apocalyptic fiction piece that explores the world after a disaster through an artistic viewpoint. Synopsis: The Georgia flu wiped out 99% of the earth's population: this story follows the lives of various actors and artists before and after the pandemic hits.
  8. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is an incredible novel about how living in a sibling's shadow can crush a teenager's spirit if they aren't strong enough to forge their own path. I have loved Dessen's writing style since high school, and this novel just continues to prove that she has a gift for writing powerful, honest and poignant stories. #readit
  9. In The After by Demitria Lunetta is a suspenseful thriller set in America after 'They' invade and wipe out 99% of the world's population. It was a page turner with a very gripping plot, and for a girl who doesn't much like science fiction, I can't wait to read the sequel! #readit