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My Top 10 Favorite Recent Reads in Honor of World Book Day


It’s World Book Day (or at least according to the U.K.), the day many young children dress up as their favorite book characters and embrace their favorite books. Learn more about it on NPR. While, I won’t be dressing up like any book character, I have decided to honor the day with a a list of a few of my favorites. If you click the links, it will take you to Amazon where you can read the synopses.

My 10 Favorite Reads in recent years (in no particular order).
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International) by Murakami
Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell
The Savage Detectives: A Novel by Roberto Bolaño
The History of Love: A Novel by Nicole Krauss
Black Box by Amos Oz
The Book Thief: Enhanced Movie Tie-in Edition by Markus Zusak
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Book 1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Of Love and Shadows: A Novel by Isabel Allende
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One by Patrick Rothfuss
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie

My 5 TBR books that I’m most looking forward to reading in the next year:

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St John Mandel
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel by Anthony Marra
The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell

Which books make your lists?

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
Published: 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by: Jen
Find it/Buy it here:Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Trigger Warning is a Gaiman’s most recent collection of short stories that cuts across genres and includes horror and ghost stories, science fiction, fairy tales, and poetry. The collection includes a never before published American Gods story, a Doctor Who tribute, a Sherlock Holmes story, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, and a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The book also contains an interesting introduction by the author where he discusses the meaning of the title and background on each story.
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