Boy I sure enjoyed reading with you guys this year. Well, actually the Alice Munro just made me sad, but I feel more intelligent for having read it. So thanks C. and J. for forcing me!
But really I actually enjoyed:
Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl –I guess we haven’t actually talked about this book on LoH. But IRL it is all we talk about.
Rainbow Rowell, Attachments –for adults, like the very best Jennifer Wiener
Lev Grossman, The Magicians –A smart homage and critique of C.S. Lewis and Harry Potter fantasy
Nicola Griffith, Hild –for the lady who is still not over the Mists of Avalon
In 2015 I will be reading:
Meghan Daum, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion–it’s the next book on the LoH bookclub, so if you want to participate in our exploration of female interiority/exteriority, pick it up!
Meg Wolitizer, Belzhar–it’s Wolitizer’s young adult novel inspired by Plath’s The Bell Jar. I never met a mopey teenager I didn’t like. Sign me up!
Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests–Interwar boarding house lesbians!
Akhil Sharma, Family Life–Because you have to read one “serious” novel a year.
C. Sharp–The Elementalists–all the 14 year olds are raving about this new dragons-at-high school book.
Marie Lu’s “Legend” from the “Young Elites” series–I am having my mom preview this dystopian young adult series for me, she says it is pretty good so far.