My list of "Top 5 Books" represents my varied taste in fiction. All of these books kept me hooked from cover to cover for different reasons.
This book could be classified as a love story, but it is actually so much more. There is a depth to the characters and Jojo Moyes addresses deep issues. This book had me laughing and crying.
I anticipated the release of And The Mountains Echoed
after loving Hosseini's previous novels The Kite Runner
and A Thousand Splendid Suns
. Once again, Hosseini transports the reader to Afghanistan through decades of conflict. But, deeper stories of family, betrayal and love are woven into a multi-generational tale.
Alice Howland is diagnosed with early-onset alzheimer's disease at age 50. Still Alice ingeniously details her descent into her disease told from Alice's point of view.
The lives of two teenagers, both named Will Grayson, intersect through random coincidence. This book is told from alternating "Will Grayson" points of view. Ultimately a story of love and friendship with tons of humor mixed in.
Hysterically funny, but also insightful and moving. This book made me want to be friends with Bernadette.