Donna Tartt$10.99 $10.11
This is an absolute TOME but I've heard so many conflicting reviews (major pans and MAJOR raves!) that I'm dying to read it for myself!
Paul Kalanithi$26.00 $23.92
Although I know this book is going to wreck me...I'm always up for a good ugly cry with a book. The story of a doctor who chronicles his last days after finding out that he is dying will be sure to stick with you for a long time!
Bryan Stevenson$17.00 $15.64
My son and I watched this movie (Hello? I'll watch anything with Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx and this movie is important!) but I really want to finish the book to hear the author's story in his own words. I'm not one to dismiss the book just because the movie was GREAT!
David James Duncan$19.00 $17.48
Another BIG book! It's taken me quite some time to get through this one (I'm still only 71% of the way through it and yes, I'm one of THOSE people!) but I loved the first 1/3 so much that I have to finish it! The baseball and family parts of this story hooked me...I got a little lost when we moved on to politics and Vietnam but I trust that, given high praise from some very good friends, that this book is going to come back around!
Barbara Kingsolver$17.99 $16.55
Barbara Kingsolver...you never disappoint me! I'm about 10% of the way through this book and I'm already hooked. The story of two families connected through time by a house...I can't wait to see how Kingsolver ties it all together. I already love Tig...she's a character that's easy to fall in love with!
So...you kind of know how it's going to end but don't let that stop you! From the author of I Was Anastasia, this book tells the story of the last flight of the Hindenberg. I knew so little about that historical disaster and having it presented to me in a way that allows me to latch onto both the characters and the story has been delightful!
Shonda Rhimes$17.99 $16.55
I need a Year of Yes after 2020 (The Year of No Thanks?) You probably know that this book was written by the creator of Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes, but did you know that it's autobiographical and just as fun as her shows? I'm hoping for inspiration to dig me out of this 2020 slump!
Emma Cline$17.00 $15.64
This is Emma Cline's debut...and I can't stop reading it. As I've mentioned before, I love the 1960s. Not at all a hippie, dippie, trippie girl, I think I'm intrigued by all that the 60s represent that I'll never be. This book, in particular, is a fascinating fictional retelling of the Charles Manson story and the young women who chose to follow him. Nothing I'd ever hope to part of...but reading all about it? Of course!
Liane Moriarty$16.00 $14.72
Can you believe I've NEVER read a Liane Moriarty book? I know, I know...I'm so ashamed. But here it is: this book will make up for my negligence! Alice is happily married and loving her life when something happens that makes her forget it all. As she struggles to piece together what is missing, she has to decide whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse. I love this premise and can't wait to take my first taste of a Moriarty!