(+)Will Not Attend by Adam Resnick. This book was entertaining and an easy read, but there were no laugh out loud moments. I can see how his humor would translate well to TV.
(+)Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. I love everything they write and while this book was not groundbreaking as Freakanomics and SuperFreakanomics, it is still definitely worth a read.
(=)A Curious Man by Neal Thompson. Thompson is a good storyteller but I just didn’t find the story of Robert Ripley of “Believe it or Not” fame that compelling.
(+)Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. I thought the story of Hugette Clark was compelling and well told. The stories were woven together well, especially given the reclusive and unhelpful nature of the main character.
(+)Flash Boys by Michael Lewis. Lewis is a great storyteller and this book was no exception. Upon first glance, the subject matter isn’t so interesting, but Lewis makes it relevant and entertaining.
(-)Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I don’t understand how this book won awards since it was like pulling teeth after the first third of the book. Thankfully, it was short.
(-)The Circle by Dave Eggers. He is a masterful storyteller and I was able to get through most of the book before I realized that nothing had happened and the story was terrible. I preferred Hologram for the King, though not much happened there either.
(+)Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. The author brought depth and emotion to the characters and I found the story moving.
(=)The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Another book that I found well written, but I didn’t particularly enjoy the story. Not sure how this is a young adult book or suitable for a movie.
(-)The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Terrible from start to finish. Don’t want to relive it.