I have moved completely out of my Young Adult comfort zone with this book haul! Seriously, if you peruse my bookshelf it is probably 90% YA. I have been wanting to take a step out of my comfort zone for a while to diversify my reading some more.
Without further ado, the books I’ve purchased are:
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
I purchased this book to be my top 100 mystery novel for the Around the Year in 52 Books challenge. I had originally chosen Murder on the Orient Express but I spotted this one and thought it would be just as interesting.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
I’ve been curious about Murakami’s works for a while now and did some digging to find out where I should start. Norwegian Wood was one of the most recommended as a good starting point for Murakami so I went on the search and found it!
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
I’ve heard good things about this book from Regan at PeruseProject on YouTube and I think Raeleen Lemay as well. The synopsis has me very intrigued as well.
Room by Emma Donoghue
I’ve seen this book around a lot and have always been curious but with the move coming out my interest has been renewed so I went ahead and picked it up.
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (kindle – not pictured)
In case you haven’t heard Emma Watson (yes, that Emma Watson) has started a GoodReads group called Our Shared Shelf where she chooses a feminist book for the group to read each month, and this is the January pick. This is another foray into literature that I have yet to take and thought, why not? I’ve read a few pages so far and I am compelled by the writing and have highlighted a few things.
All in all I think I did pretty well picking some new and exciting adult fiction novels. I have a few more on my never ending list of books to buy that I feel will help me continue to read diversely. I’ve also recently picked up I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan which are both in genre’s that I don’t read that often (autobiography and essay collection respectively).
Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them (no spoilers).