1. The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green
I have been loving John Green! His novel tackles life, death, and love. A girl who has terminal cancer meets a boy at a cancer support group. Hazel, who has terminal cancer, meets Augustus at a cancer support group. The two kindred spirits shared a sense of humor and it was a pleasure to watch them fall in love and face universal questions about humanity.
2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by: Muriel Barbery
I know this was a French bestseller so I thought it might be interesting to read. The story alternates with the concierge, Renee’s thoughts about her life and and Paloma Josse, a tweleve-year old who lives in the apartment building, who’s parents are wealthy and have professional lives. The novel had a focus on philosophy and was quite an interesting read.
3. Love Story by: Jennifer Echols
I actually really enjoyed this book. I thought it was interesting how the main communication between Erin and Hunter was through their creative writing assignments. I also liked Erin as a character. Even though she came from old money, she was determined to work hard on her own.
4. The Stranger by: Albert Camus
This is another book that was originally written in French, however I had to read it for English class. It was a short novel and a quick read, but still thought-provoking. The book deals with the subject of life. Camus addresses the absurdity of life.
5. Her Fearful Symmetry by: Audrey Niffenegger
I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife so I was excited to read this. I really enjoyed it. The characters were well developed and the story line was captivating. I couldn’t put it down and I never knew what was coming next. It was excellently written.