33 more books... on the books :)
I honestly couldn't tell you what some of these books were about- hopefully because they weren't memorable and not because I'm losing it! But then there were these five- the best of a year's worth of reading.
Favorites of 2016
NONFICTION: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
HISTORICAL FICTION: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
CHICK-LIT: As much as I enjoyed Me Before You, I think I'll have to go with Unequal Affections by Laura S. Ormiston
FANTASY (Young Adult): My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
SCIENCE FICTION: The Circle
I saw a preview for a movie based on this book starring Emma Watson, and the next thing I knew, I was reading it. It had been over a month since I'd found a book worth reading- and this was certainly a good one to break the cycle! It has an absolute 1984/Brave New World feel to it, but now imagining just how far the power of social media could go. The more I read, the more disturbed I felt by the need we have for likes and followers, and by the story we leave online with every picture and post we create. You see the characters being manipulated- even brainwashed- and you start to see that same behaviors in yourself. Creepy. Insightfully creepy. This might be the last book I finish in 2016, but it was certainly a good one to finish on!