2. “Anna Dressed in Blood” by Kendare Blake: This is a carry over from last year. I thought I would read it this year, but I just never picked it up. It won a bunch of awards last year, and it sounds creepy but cool, and like a series worth starting.
3. “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green: I’m trying to read through all of Green’s work, but I’m not sure anything will ever compare to “The Fault in Our Stars.” Still, I’ve heard this is great read from both teens and fellow Green-philes.
5. “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M. Danforth:
6. “BEYOND COURAGE: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust” by Doreen Rappaport: This is technically a Middle Grade book, but since my son just read “Number the Stars,” I think this would be an educational WWII book for us to read together next year. I took several Holocaust studies classes in college, and the Resistance Movement is so fascinating and inspiring.
8. “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling: The genius behind Harry Potter takes on a novel for adults? I’m there. And the BBC has already announced plans to adapt it, so I have to read it!
9. “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver: I’ve read every single one of her books, starting in 11th grade when I read “Animal Dreams” for AP English. I obviously need to read this one too.
10. “NW” by Zadie Smith: Can I tell you a secret? I never read “White Teeth,” but I plan to, and I also want to read Smith’s newest novel, about two women — one black, one white — who grew up together in a North London housing project but ended up very different places.