Novels are nothing like movies; I know that you’ve probably seen that image where it goes like “movie” and then points on the tip of the iceberg, and then “book” and then another arrow pointing at the remainder of it. Well, that’s true, but imagine after going through 300 pages of a certain novel, you realize that it’s simply not for you! Now, that’ll certainly make you feel terrible!
So in order to help you guys avoid such a situation, we’ve mustered all our reading and researching skills to come up with this ultimate list of books that got great reviews from magazines, avid readers, book critics, and those skeptics that hate everything!
So here’s the list and let us know what you guys think.
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Hogarth, April)
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (Riverhead, February)
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray (Berkley, February)
Looker by Laura Sims (Scribner, January)
The Parisian by Isabella Hammad (Grove, April)
Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger (Knopf, April)
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead, March)
Stay Up with Hugo Best by Erin Somers (Scribner, April)
With a bright career in child protection and an interest in social transformation, Fouad’s two cents are worth a lot. He also has a master’s degree in Education and International Development.