A new year has arrived, giving us an opportunity to reminisce about the past and hope for the future. Before we completely forget about 2018, I wanted to quickly look back and share with you some of my regrets. Although I did read a lot of books this past year, they were some that still remained in my TBR pile when the clock stroke midnight. Below I share their titles and a simplified version of why I really wanted to read them in 2018.
The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book has been talked about nonstop since it came out. The title is captivating, and the characters behind the story are fascinating. The reviews are superb, and because Book of the Month had it as one of their selections, it must be good!
There There by Tommy Orange
I remember seeing Tommy in one of the panels in BookCon and thinking I needed to read his book ASAP. I loved his story, and after learning some more about the Native American community, I was all in to read this book. When November came, my intentions were to read this book and provide a review as part of my Native American Heritage month post, but that never happened. This novel is about identity, history, and culture—all of which truly fascinate me.
Interpreter or Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
I don’t know much about this book, and I know nothing of Jhumpa Lahiri. All I know is that my one friend at Conquistadora Books loves her writing and that I really I trust her opinion. Because this book talks about the immigrant experience, I am sure I would enjoy it very much.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Another feminist poetry collection? Yes, please! I am just very curious about this collection of poems. After falling in love with Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, I wonder if this one will be as good.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I have been hearing about this book since forever, but I never really paid much attention to the buzz. When I went to BookCon this past summer, I remember seeing his name on the list of authors and thinking I didn’t want to meet him, thinking that I didn’t really know his works. And then, the movie happened. Everyone was obsessed with this movie; even I thought it was great! So yes, that is why I want to read this book: because of the movie.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Obama loves this book!!! That one reason is enough of a reason for me to read it. Needless to say that after I read Michelle Obama’s new book Becoming, I am obsessed with the Obamas—all of them. But either way, this book caught my attention because of the story line and powerful depiction of the struggles of race and marriage all in once.
Have you guys read any of these books? Comment below what you think and tell me what books you neglected to read this past year.
Thanks for reading me!