I've read and listened to some great books from off the list that I'll share first and I'll post separate posts about the two from my list:
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (my first read of King's shorter pieces)
- World and Town by Gish Jen
- The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell (becoming a favorite author)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- What's Left of Us by Richard Farrell
- Finny by Justin Kramon (a debut novel from a promising new author).
I also read and liked but didn't love One Day by David Nicholls and Left Neglected by Lisa Genova.
And I really couldn't get into Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo (wanted more on the flood, less on the anarchists), The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (his research seemed mostly based on men and not all that impressive at that), and True Prep by Lisa Birnbach (don't bother).