Stay Close by Harlan Coben – One of my favorite authors. He fairly prolific and I’ve read all of this novels so getting a new one is great, because I’m already familiar with the writing style and it barely feels like reading. It feels like I’m in the story.
Stolen Prey by John Sandford – Ditto above
Partials by Dan Wells – This is by far my favorite YA dystopia I’ve read this year and after several disappointments in that category I needed a good one.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I love Lola and Cricket and her dads. This book is just super well put together with fun details and a teen relationship that I cared about.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – A welcome departure from current YA trends. No vampires and no romance! How did she get this book published? But seriously folks, it’s an excellent read.
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti – A book that changed how I view everyday things. Also gave me a growing appreciation and interest in feminism.
The Passage by Justin Cronin – A truly scary post apocalyptic book. Every word was chosen carefully and matters to the story. Cannot wait for The Twelve.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I laughed and I cried. This is one of the most quotable books ever.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – This one broke my heart a little, but in a good way. It made me remember first teen love in a very real way.
We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver – This one broke my heart a lot and not in good ways. My review will go up on Thursday, but I just want to keep discussing this book. It’s not the kind of book I typically enjoy. In fact there are several things that the author does that might even be pet peeves of mine, but Shriver makes it work. The book is stronger for them.