I was thinking about what authors and books I see myself reading in 2016, so I thought I would just write a post about it! These aren’t in any particular order!
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
She is a Nigerian author and I have heard nothing but praise for her and her writing. I really wanted to jump into We Should All Be Feminists recently, but I heard that it’s best if you read all her work in order, so I want to do that in the new year!
When you talk about Japanese authors, Murakami is likely the author that most people will mention. I haven’t read anything by him so I think I should rectify that! I’m not aiming to read his entire repertoire or anything, I’d just like to read a couple of his popular books, like Norwegian Wood or The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and see if I’m into it.
So I have been trying to read Patrick Rothfuss for months now, but things keep getting in the way. I actually had The Name of the Wind on my TBR for this month, but I couldn’t get to it. I hear he is pretty much the master of fantasy so I really, really, really hope I can make myself focus and sit down with his work next year.
Obioma is also a Nigerian author, and he actually only has one book he’s written so far. But with his debut he managed to make it into the shortlist for the Manbooker Prize this year which is an amazing feat! There were many people that were rooting for him to win and I’ve heard much praise for this book. I actually have this checked out from the library, so here’s hoping I get to it before I have to give it back, lol.
Higashino is an author who is esteemed in Japan for writing great mystery/crime novels. I’ve also heard that the way he writes mystery is very different, so I am super interested in delving into his work. In 2016, I am also interested in reading more translated works, so this fits the bill!
Putting specific authors aside, this year I came to realize that enjoy the occasional non-fiction book. I like memoir-type books from people I find interesting and feel I can take something from. I also like non-fiction books that focus on a particular topic of research. Pictured are some of the books I want to read next year.
Have you read any of the authors/books I’ve listed here? If so, let me know what I should start with!