The Books I Still Want to Read This Year and Why

This year has been a great year for reading for me. I actively went to the library during the summer and even joined an adult book club where I’ve been introduced to some interesting new books including ones I’d recommend to you. There are still so many books I still want to check out though including the following:

1. The Casual Vacancy–JK Rowling–This is her first book for adults and involves some local politics which I’m not so sure about but it seems like it would be an interesting read. It takes place in a small English village and from what I’ve heard it is quite different from the “Harry Potter” books with its content.

2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy–Douglas Adams–I know many people have already read these books and I’ve heard they’re really funny so I thought I’d check them out.

3. Winter of the World–Ken Follett–This is the second book in his Century trilogy about five different families–Welsh, German, Russian, American, and English–and how they change over the years. The books are long and parts are slow but they are definitely worth reading if you’re into history and even if you’re not.

4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time–Mark Haddon; I know this book has been out for awhile but I’ve always wanted to read it. It’s about an autistic teen who finds a missing dog and has to figure out who it belongs to.

5. Struck by Lightning–Chris Colfer–The first teen novel by the “Glee” actor is in a diary format about a boy who wants to go to Northwestern and study writing.

6. Gone Girl–Gillian Flynn–This has been on the bestseller list for a long time. I’ve heard from members of my book club and a librarian at my library that it’s fantastic. It’s about a husband and wife and when the wife disappears the husband is the main suspect. It seems like it’s an interesting mystery that I want to know more about.

What do you still want to read this year?


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