There were a lot of new books I read last year, and with that, a lot of new authors. Some I wasn’t sure I’d like as they’ve got all this hype with them, but I’m glad to say that with very few exceptions, I did love a lot of these authors and I look forward to reading more of their books.
Coming up with this list made me not only excited to read more of these authors’ books, but also excited to see which authors I’ll discover this year.
10 Books With Character Names in the Title
This was the first of Stephanie Perkins’s books that I read, and in this series. I didn’t realize at the time that Anna and Isla existed, which would be why I read the second book first (I’ve done that many times). I’ve read Lola maybe three or four times and I never get tired of it. It’s definitely one of my comfort reads.
This was an interesting story of best friends reuniting after Oliver is kidnapped by his dad ten years prior and then suddenly returns. It’s a book I’d reread as I remember it being pretty adorable.
I remember wanting to love this book but when I read it I wasn’t blown away. It was cute and a quick read, but nothing about it really stuck with me after reading it.
I haven’t read this one yet, as I just found out about this book a month ago, but it’s on my TBR (and my Nook Glowlight). I’ve read one of Brianna Shrum’s books before – The Art of French Kissing – and found it adorable, so I’m hoping this enemies-to-lovers romance will be the same!
A short, fast-paced read about how life comes at you fast and the suckishness of politics. It’s the good people vs. the corrupted politicians and because of that, I feel it’s a timeless story because, let’s face it, politics are never going to change.
Another book on this list that I haven’t read, but acquired in the past year. I found this one at a library sale and I vaguely remember seeing this book years ago at one of the Morning Star Christian Bookstore branches near me. I’m excited to read it as there isn’t a lot of Christian Young-Adult books out there, and I’m hoping for this to be a good read.
This book follows Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes, the descendants of the great Sherlock and Dr. Watson. Prior to attending boarding school these two didn’t know each other, but did know of their families’ connection to one another. This is a great start to the series and getting to know the new Holmes and Watson team.
The third book in the infamous Left Behind series really gets things heated up as the book’s namesake, Nicolae, really gains power to restore order to a world that’s spinning out of control after the disappearance of millions of people (the Rapture).
And we come to the third book on this list that I own but haven’t read yet. A young-adult retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a modern setting. I’m hoping to get to this one this year, but I know I want to read the actual play first.
This is a decent modern take on the classic, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with a bit of a love interest thrown in. It has an average of just above three stars on Goodreads with many mixed reviews. Some people loved it and others despised it. I didn’t think it was horrible, but I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite of mine. Just one I enjoyed at the time.
I was going to be a smartass and mention Harry Potter (and all the books) but as it’s still a worldwide phenomenon even after twenty-five years, I thought maybe I should leave that one aside.
What are some books you know of with character names in the title?
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