#AMonthofFaves, hosted by Traveling with T, Estella’s Revenge, and GirlXOXO, is back for a second year! The prompts will again cover a wide variety of fun, end-of-the year-ish topics. I plan to participate a few times throughout the month of December... you know I can't resist a good list.
5 POPULAR BOOKS WORTH THE HYPE
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
The hype surrounding The Neopolitan Novels even has its own name, #FerranteFever! This fourth and final book deserves every bit of it.
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
I didn't read much contemporary fiction this year, but am so glad I made time for this title! (my review)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Everyone should read this book. Better yet, listen. (my book brief)
Yes, that's only three.
I didn't read nearly as many new releases this year... probably because I spent so much time "Trolloping with friends" in Barsetshire. If I absolutely had to come up with two more titles, I would add
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
- Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
These book pair nicely, making them good companion reads, but they weren't really hyped like the first three.
Or... I could add two hyped books which I purchased, but haven't read yet.
I'll read them in 2016. I promise ;-)
Have you read any books that lived up to their hype? How about some that didn't?