Today I'm linking up with Broke and Bookish
to talk about my Top 10 Favorite Books
that I've read so far this year. Earlier this year, I was supposed to write about my favorite books from the past few years, but I limited it to the past year because, well, let's face it, I didn't read much after college. (I'm a terrible English major, I know...)
In no particular order, here are my top 10 favorites that I've read so far in 2015! (The titles are clickable to get to the Goodreads page!)
This wasn't a light read, but it was thought provoking and interesting.
Oh, wow. Stick around for my full review tomorrow, but it was hilarious, well researched, and informative.
Amy Poehler was hilarious and candid in this autobiography. Loved it.
David Joy wrote a heart-wrenching and beautiful novel. I can't wait to read more from him in the future.
While Dear Daughter was no great work of literature, it was hysterical. I also think I read it at the right point in my life when I really needed something funny.
I've read all but on Tropper novel. This novel, which was written earlier in his career, didn't have the ambiguous ending that Tropper seems to be favoring these years, so I liked the cleaner, warmer ending.
I read Lovett's second novel, first. I backtracked and read his first novel, which I loved even more. In fact, it's one of my favorite that I read this year!
I don't typically read non-fiction or memoirs. However, I picked up Kephart's memoir on friendship because friendship is a topic that is near, or shall I say, very far, from my heart right now. I honestly enjoyed her reflections, especially on how she has wanted friendships that never turned into anything, watching her son make friends on the playground, or how she maintained friends throughout the years.
My first exposure to Sue Monk Kidd was The Secret Life of Bees
, which I read for my Southern Lit class in college. When I picked up The Invention of Wings
when I saw it popping up all over my Goodreads feed, I knew that I had to read it. I couldn't put it down!
This is Where I Leave You
was the first Tropper novel that I read. I picked it up because the movie version was star-packed. Once I read the novel, though, I was confused about how it would translate onto the screen, since the novel is mostly introspective. In my opinion, it didn't translate well, despite the excellent work by all of the actors and the fact that Tropper wrote the screenplay. So, I highly recommend the novel over the movie. But, watch the movie if you have two hours because the star-studded film was still kind of fun.
What have been the best novels you've read so far this year?
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