Elizabeth’s post yesterday was a good precursor to my annual (well, second annual) reading lists post. Here are some lists that we can use to add to our TBR piles (like any of us need to do that). There are many books that appear on more than one list, like The Invention of Nature: Alexander VonHumboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf, Beauty is a Wound, by Eka Kurniawan, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Here are some of the lists that are swimming in the ether:
- The New York Times Sunday Book Review published their list of 100 Notable Books of 2015.
- Publishers Weekly published their Best Books of 2015.
- Goodreads’ Best Books of 2015 have some lighter fare included on their list and not a whole lot of cross over onto the lit-tra-ture books on the other lists.
- Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 also has some lighter fare and includes editor picks, celebrity picks, and best sellers.
- Then, of course, there are The Greatest Books of all time.
I’m a little surprised at how many of these I have read. Of course, it has been years since I read the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Scarlet Letter, or Hamlet in school. With my recent coursework, I checked several of these off, like the Iliad, The Tempest, and the first part of the Divine Comedy. I gave myself extra points for reading Madame Bovary and Candide in French.
Check back for some book reviews that Jilly and Michaeline plan to blog about. Happy reading.