One of my resolutions is to read 50 novels/books before the end of 2015. I thought I'd get a head start and share my top ten to-reads for 2015.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – I was given this book as a Christmas present from my amazing boss. It won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and my boss has been singing its praises for a long time. I am really excited about this one and about 1/3 into it – so far so good.
Blankets by Craig Thompson – an autobiographical graphic novel that takes place in Wisconsin. How could I say no? Plus, my friend says it's amazing and that I can borrow her copy.
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson – This has been recommended by my boyfriend. He's also read it, and I haven't, which is a weird imbalance.
Brave New World by Auldous Huxley – same reasoning as above. Plus, it's a classic.
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne - My favorite librarian said that this was her favorite book. Can't pass up a recommendation like that... and yes, I have a favorite librarian.
The Silkworm by Robert Gailbraith aka J.K. Rowling – I really enjoyed Cormoran Strike in The Cuckoo's Calling, and I am excited to read more about him.
Paper Towns by John Green – I don't read YA a lot…. In fact, I usually hate YA. But John Green seems like an amazing human being. I kind of want to be his best friend. So I am going to give some of his books a try.
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace - I actually got a copy of this for free and it's referenced in the Anne of Green Gables Series.
The Book of Rachel by Joel Gross - I have a hard time resisting any book that has my name in it.
The Water Method Man by John Irving - Because I own it, and I have never read Irving before which seems like a huge mistake on my part.
What do you think of my picks? Any other suggestions for the rest of my fifty?