2014 is quickly drawing to a close–but before we ring in the New Year, we’ll be reflecting on our favorite media and moments of the year. Today, members of the Fangirlish team are sharing what they’ll be reading this winter–from old favorites we’re revisiting to new stories we’ve been dying to read. If you’re looking for something to do over the long weekend, try reading along with one of our picks!
Iris: John Green
All of the John Green books. I am being murdered for not having kept up!
Since the movie is coming out next year, I definitely want to (finally) read The DUFF by Kody Keplinger.
Katie M.: Neil Gaiman
Whenever someone asks me a book recommendation, I always point them in Neil Gaiman’s direction. His works include Stardust, Sandman, The Graveyard Book, and, most recently, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Which is one of my favorites. Gaiman’s works center on fairy tales, but they always have some kind of new twist to them. The Ocean at the End of the Lane follows the memories of a man, who visits a home he used to hang out at when he was a child. There live the Hempstocks: a girl, a woman, and a grandmother. They help the boy overcome a terrifying monster. The novel is directed at adults. It centers on themes such as the search for self-identity and growing from a child to an adult.
Book 4 in the Outlander series. I’m just about done with Book 3, which took me months.
Katie C.: After by Anna Todd
The After Series by Anna Todd is definitely the first thing I’ll be reading on my break! I read the fanfiction version on Wattpad and now I need to read the books because I’m obsessed. It’s just so good!!
I’ll be scouring Wattpad (all for Wattpad Fridays) and hoping to break through the 111 books in my TBR pile. If you have a favorite Wattpad story – be sure to send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chloe: Four by Veronica Roth
I read one of the Four-focused short stories included in this anthology as an e-book a while back, but I’m so excited to finally have them all in one place to binge-read. This is one Christmas present I’m sure I’ll be putting to immediate use.
Will you be reading any of our picks over the holiday break–or do you have other books to add to our list? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for more of our 2014 Favorites!
John Green Image via karenkavett.com