1. Manuscript Found in Accra by Paoulo Coelho. This was an audio book read by Jeremy Irons, so it was great listening. The story itself, though? Not so much. Have you read Kahlil Gibran's book, The Prophet? If so, then you've read this book already. If you're innocent and optimistic of the world like I was in high school, you'd probably like it. If you're more jaded now, then you probably wouldn't.
2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I read this for the new YA-for-Adults bookclub my bookstore just started. It was really good.
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling. I re-read this book (not sure how many times I've read/listened to it in total) for the BEST READALONG IN THE WORLD. I'm still in mourning that it's over.
5. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Very fun romp through vampire lit. Review here.
6. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. Serious book, very good. Review here.
7. This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila. An excellent short story collection. Review here.
8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. The most fun I've had with a book in a LONG time. Review to come.
9. Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman. A good story collection, particularly if you like animals, as they play secondary characters in all of the stories.
10. The Rathbones by Janice Clark. Pretty good novel, but ultimately not the best book for me.
12. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Another fantastic and strong novel from one of my favorite authors. I used to say that I preferred her short story collections, but this novel was so strong that now I'm not so sure. Review to come.