If one of your New Year's resolutions was to read more books in 2015, the GoodReads Reading Challenge is a great way to keep track. The Challenge lets you know if you are ahead, on track, or behind your goal. If you are currently a few books behind your goal, you are probably starting to feel the pressure. You can see if your friends have reached or exceeded their own reading goals as well. A little competition between friends will help motivate you to hit the books. To ensure you achieve your book target this year, pick up some quick and easy reads.
Sometimes life is too hectic to commit to reading a difficult or massive book like Moby-Dick or Infinite Jest. To help you through the last few months of 2015, we've created a diverse list of quick reads. Finish out your year strong with some science fiction, romance, or YA novels. It's amazing how accomplished you'll feel when you finish reading a book in just a day or two. Better to catch up now so that you can attend your holiday and New Year's Eve parties. This list will surely get you closer to completing your Reading Challenge.
1. Office Girl by Joe Meno
2. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
3. Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
4. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
6. The Bees by Laline Pauline
7. World War Z by Max Brooks
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
This New York Times Best Seller is a historical novel set in 1946 as London emerges from the Second World War. The novel unfolds rapidly through a series of correspondences. Despite dealing with a dark period in history, the novel is light and pleasant.
9. Looking For Alaska by John Green
10. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
11. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
12. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
13. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
14. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein by Matthew Quick
15. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Me Before You is a heartbreaking love story about a woman who is hired to care for a quadriplegic man. It's a page-turner that makes the reader immediately empathize with its characters.
16. The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling
17. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty