The best fiction books I’ve read this year:
Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel – Normally I’m not a fan of science fiction, and yet I couldn’t put this one down. A must read.
A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki – Beyond the amazing cover, this story jumps times, continents, and possibly truths. But it draws you in. I didn’t want the book to end.
The Nightengale – Kirsten Hannah – I almost put this one down after the first chapter and I’m so glad I gave it a second chance. The characters and story kept me hooked.
Dear Life – Alice Munro – I don’t generally enjoy short stories, but this was a series of tiny novels. Munro builds worlds so quickly and masterfully I wanted to sink into each story.
I couldn’t decide on a fifth novel. Here are the best of the rest:
Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson
The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood
I wonder if the fact that most of the authors are Canadian is a personal bias, or if these novels are that much better. Hmmm…