There are so many books I want to read, but I don’t ever write them down so I remember them later. Maybe this list will help with that…
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – A classic. I need to read it. I can’t believe I haven’t already.
2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – I see this book everywhere and I’ve heard there’s a pretty good twist at the end…
3. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – I started this book a long time ago and never finished it. I think I just got busy and never went back to it, but it intrigued me so I think I need to pick it up again.
4. Still Alice by Lisa Genova – The subject matter in this book scares me. It’s hard to imagine what Alzheimer’s is like if you haven’t seen it firsthand. From what I understand, this book accurately depicts its progression.
5. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – Any book about second chances and unexpected friendship is a book I know I will love.
6. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – Loved The Interestings! Meg Wolitzer does great character development.
7. Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott – I’ve read it before, but think I might get something new out of it by reading it again. Plus, it’s one of my grandma’s favorites and she has pretty darn good taste.
8. The Princess Bride by William Goldman – Justin laughs out loud when he reads this book. It’s one of his favorites and he’s always telling me to read it. I should probably listen to him…
9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I loved Eleanor and Park. Then I read Attachments and didn’t love that as much, though I wanted to. One of the reviewers said this book just made them smile so I think it might be the right book for me.
10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – I’ve wanted to read this one for a while.
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Though the subject matter is difficult, this is one of those books that is important to read so I will.
12. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury – This coming-of-age novel has standout reviews. I may just fall in love with this one…
I’ve also got the Harry Potter series on my list…I know, I know I’m probably the only person in the world who hasn’t read them yet. Since I’m now so far removed from Potter-mania I think I’ll wait and read them with my girls.
Have you read any of the books on my list? I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the above selections, as well as what’s on your list!