I didn't read as much as I would have liked to, but there you have it. Sometimes we're busy. That's the way it goes.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Absolutely loved this one. Perfect way to start off a year of literature: with epic, brooding Bronte.
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Another very good read, this one. Similar feel to Bronte, actually, which could have something to do with why I liked it. ;)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This wouldn't normally be my cup of tea, but it's good to stretch your literary horizons. I enjoyed this.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Definitely a challenging read. That can't be ignored. What also can't be ignored is the absolute literary genius presented in this classic work.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Meh. Steinbeck isn't generally my favorite. It wasn't a bad book, though.
FOUR by Veronica Roth
I actually liked this better than the original Divergent series - I wasn't a huge fan of those, but perhaps it was the male perspective of this that made it feel a lot more sensible to me, and therefore much more enjoyable.
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
I didn't enjoy this one much, but it was interesting to get a bit of screenplay reading in; it's not something I do often.
The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Another not-so-amazing piece: this year I discovered American literature is largely depressing. But there is good to be found in every piece: I liked the concluding scene of this play a lot.
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
This one is cute.
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This one is important.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
LOVE. New favorite book series.
Paper Towns by John Green
Better than The Fault In Our Stars by leaps and bounds; more profane by the same amount.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Another thoroughly good Dickens experience. He's growing on me.
It's the predecessor to all our great fairytales. You just can't not read this one.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Definitely my favorite Shakespeare play I've read. Also, seeing David Tennant perform those eternal lines, "to be or not to be" just immortalizes this in your memory.
Emma by Jane Austen
This book has such a special place in my heart, despite it being one of Austen's lesser appreciated works. I loved it.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
I dislike putting success down to simple mathematics the way Gladwell does in this piece. It was enjoyable, but a bit too world-focused for my interests.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
It seems this year was book-ended by the Brontes! I loved Wuthering Heights a lot more than I planned to. I also loved Heathcliff a lot more than I intended. Oops.
BONUS: Mere Christianity, which I intend to finish after writing this post. XD
What did you read this year, friends? Any brilliant literature I ought to mark on my list for the coming year? (You know I want to hear it!)