Yahoo! I have already read so many good books in 2014! I can't always remember where I get my book recommendations from, but I'm pretty sure at least half of these came from a "read this book before you see the movie" list, because a bunch of these are coming out in theaters in the next year. I'm especially excited to see "Serena" because the book was excellent, and the movie stars Bradley Cooper (sans perm) and Jennifer Lawrence (who is always stellar).
Here's what I read in January:
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (4 stars). I loved this big, huge, epic novel. Donna Tartt's writing is brilliant. It has some of the best always-rings-true descriptions and insights. The Goldfinch's love him/late him main character, Theo, and a whole cast of interesting minor characters help drive this book's tension to the very end. I definitely need to go back and pull some quotes from this book. It was that good.
The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion (4 stars). Oh, Don, I loved you in the exact same way I adore Sheldon*. You were quirky and exasperating, brilliant, yet comically obtuse. The Rosie Project is a fun love story. And yes, I read this entire book in Sheldon's voice--I couldn't help it.
The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty (3 stars). Um. I am so glad there are no skeletons in John's closet like the ones in Cecelia's attic. This book definitely sucked me in right from the beginning and held my attention until the sad, unfortunate end.
Have you read any good books lately? I'd love to hear your recommendations!
*Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. If you do not know who Sheldon is, we can't be friends. Just kidding. If you don't know who Sheldon is, you need to watch the Big Bang Theory from the beginning on Netflix.