It was lovely to return to reading in December; I was able to finish five books and start two more. Not bad, especially considering how much writing I got done, plus the bustle of the holidays!
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling
- The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
- Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Moslems Are Coming by Azad Essa
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I didn’t get to Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh or Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear, but I hope to do so this month or next.
In addition to finishing The Happiness Project and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I’m also planning to read:
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
This is the next pick for my fiction book club. It’s not a book I would have picked up on my own, which is a shame–I’ve already started it, and I am utterly enthralled.
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
I’ve been wanting to read Sarah Dessen, so I’m excited to pick up her latest book. It’s considered new adult, a genre I’m very interested in, so I’m excited to give it a try.
Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This book, the first in a series, is also a new adult title–noticing a trend? Armentrout originally self-published this title, but then it was picked up by a Harper Collins imprint. I’m generally a big fan of Harper, and I love the idea of an author hitting the best-seller list on her own, so this book already has two marks in its favor.
After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman
I loved Lippman’s I’d Know You Anywhere, so I jumped at the chance to read her latest. This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year!
Have you read any of these? Which should I pick up first?
Categories: Book Lists, Sunday Salon
I love to read and just finished Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin. It is set in Rwanda and a great read. I also finally read The Alchemist a beautiful inspiring story too. 🙂 happy new year!
I haveThe Alchemist on my e-reader–I’ll get to it on one these trips! And I just added Baking Cakes to my to-read list–thanks for the recommendation!
Also my favorite this year was “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” about the children living behind the slums of Mumbai’s airport. I saw those slums when I landed there. It is a shocking book.
Oh, yes! I am still in the middle of “Beautiful Forevers.” I was reading it on our trip to India, but between that and actual visits to slums in Mumbai and elsewhere, it proved too much for me… I hope to go back to it soon.