Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. I read and was freaked out by Sharp Objects a couple of years ago, and was blown away by the hugely hyped up twists and turns in Gone Girl. A trusted source has told me that this one is even better than Sharp Objects, and I'd like to round out my Gillian Flynn collection and read all of her stuff. I've also had this on hold at the library for MONTHS now, and I can't wait forever!
We Are Water by Wally Lamb : I am a huge fan of Wally Lamb and he is easily one of my favorite authors. I blew through I Know This Much Is True and She's Come Undone in high school, and cried over The Hour I First Believed in college. He creates really deep characters with rich family histories that suck you in and make you a part of them. His latest novel surely won't disappoint, and I need this in my life.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell : In October, I read Eleanor & Park, and that was when my love affair with Rainbow Rowell began. That one book was enough for me to trust her for the rest of forever. She could write a book in pig latin and I would probably try to read it. I just started in on Fangirl, and of course I'm loving it, so of course Attachments had to be on my list. It just had to be.
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) : This one is just obvious. The whole world knows JK Rowling is basically the Beyonce of books, and I was brought up on Harry Potter like some people are brought up on classic rock and sweet tea. I have yet to read The Casual Vacancy, her first jump into a novel not in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but I will probably read it during my library dry spell. I've also heard really great reviews of The Cuckoo's Calling so yeah. I need it.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl : Another hugely hyped book that I feel like I need to have and to hold. The Goodreads description said it is for readers of Stephen King and Gillian Flynn, and while I usually don't follow those types of recommendations, I really love Gillian Flynn's work (obviously) and if this murder mystery about the death of a filmmaker's daughter is anything similar to Flynn, I am sure I will absolutely adore it.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki : Honestly, I don't know too much of what this book is about. I read a really amazing review of it somewhere a while ago, and the cover is so beautiful. A woman comes across a Hello Kitty lunchbox on the shore of the remote island that she lives on. Inside of the lunchbox is the diary of a young girl who plans on committing suicide, but first wants to document the life of her great-grandmother who is a Buddhist nun. This one sounds beautiful, and probably just a little heartbreaking.
Huzzah! Any of these books would be fabulous reads for my two-month long, self-imposed library ban, and I hope I get at least one or two of them to add to my ever-growing collection.
What books are on your Christmas list? Which ones are you dying to read?