I read fewer books this year than usual. I hit a couple of ruts and also started many books and never got into them. I did read some good novels though, especially towards the end of the year. Without further ado:
My third annual top five books that I have read this past year:
The Book of Unknown Americans,Christina Henriquez, -heartbreaking tale of immigrant family from South America trying to live the American Dream. On many top lists for year deservedly.
Everything I Never Told You, Esther Ng – tale of an Asian-American family living in an Ohio town. Suburban angst mixed with racism, marital woes and all other sorts of fun stuff.
The Goldfinch, Donna Tart – I have talked to so many people this past year who tried and tried but just couldn’t get through The Goldfinch. It indeed is quite a hefty one but I enjoyed it, especially the end. I appreciated the story, you really got into who the characters were and really got absorbed into it.
How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz – A novel of how to treat a woman I guess? I love Junot Diaz novels. I don’t understand a bunch of it as they’re always throwing Spanish in but its great.
The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion – An easy breezy book about a super nerdy College professor who goes about looking for a wife in “off the spectrum” ways in which he lives his whole life. A fun novel. I’m on the wait list for the sequel that just came out.
I love end of the year best book lists. It’s my go-to for finding something good to read. Some of the ones I look at:
- New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014
- Huffington Post – Best Books of 2014
- Gawker: The Best Book of 2014 is…
- Amazon: 2014 Best Books of the Year
- Good Reads: Best Books of 2014
- NPR: Best Books of 2014
Here’s to a prolific 2015!