Tuesday, January 20, 2015

These Books Came Out Ten Years Ago! Read them yet? Pt. 1

So the interwebs is currently crawling with all of these "2005 was ten years ago!" type posts. I decided to look up which books came out ten years ago to add to the whole trend. You're welcome. So, if you haven't read them yet, there's still time. We won't judge (much).

Marley & Me by John Grogan
Okay, so it's a book about a man and his dog. It tells of the highs and lows of how this dog grows with the family. It is a must-read if you are an animal lover.
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
This is one of those nonfiction books that is appealing to virtually everyone, and has gone through several reboots. It is the examination of all sorts of interesting topics by an economist. May not sound good, but it is a fascinating read and one that you should give a try to.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
This best-selling memoir tells of the unconventional childhood and adolescence of Walls, and how she got through it all. It is at times funny, but frequently a sad tale. Very well-written and a memorable story.

Adult Fiction
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Jessie Sullivan is called home to help deal with the sudden problems her mother is causing, taking her outside of her comfort zone and away from her husband. While on the island with her mother, she begins to enjoy her freedom, and her life begins to change, for the better.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The children who attend Hailsham school are special students, but they do not know why or how. Years later, Kathy looks back on her childhood and what she's experienced. Beautifully written and not easily forgotten.

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Ms. Evanovich is currently up to number twenty-one in this ever-popular Stephanie Plum mystery series. If you haven't caught up, now's the time. It doesn't look like there will be a new one this year.
Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot
The first book in the Heather Wells mystery series, this book about an aging popstar-turned-RA-turned-detective is funny, original, yet still a satisfying mystery.

Keep an eye out for Thursday's continuation of this topic, with teens' and children's books!

~Cailey W.

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