Hey, everybody! Welcome back to another Listify Tuesday post. Today I am going to be showing you 5 books that were released in 2001 that I want to read or have read (if there are any). The reason I chose 2001 is that it’s the year I was born! And this post is coming out the week before my birthday. So I thought I’d throw a little tribute for the best year ever! Let’s get into it.
1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This is an obvious one because there is a movie to this novel. I’ve seen parts of the movie before with my mom and it seemed interesting but I was also young and had no idea what was going on with it. So I’d like to try again with it but this time read the book first. I won’t read the synopsis for the novel right now though because I would rather go in blind. Like I said, I already know the basics of the plotline so I’ll just go off of that.
2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
This is another book that has a movie adaptation that I’ve seen some of. I don’t remember much about the movie and I truly only remember about five minutes of it, haha. So I also won’t read the synopsis for this as I sort of kind of know the plot and would rather go in blind. I’ve heard this has a really important story in it and I hope I love it because I know it had to deal with black women/people in relation to white men and children/people.
3. The Sister Hood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
This book is a classic among everyone whether they saw the movie (there’s a movie right?). Everyone always talks about their love for this book whether it’s in book tags or season themed recommendation videos. I am just not a part of that trend and I don’t know why. I didn’t even know about the book or movie until my early teen years which was only about three or four years ago. So I think it is due time for me to join the sisterhood.
4. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Now I believe I had this book on the TBR a while back but removed it in a TBR shelf clean out (before my Down the TBR Hole series). I don’t know why the name doesn’t sound familiar to me but the cover looks familiar so I guess I’m adding it back to the ever-growing pie. I will read the synopsis for this one and it tells me that two neighbors have always had opposing outlooks on each other. Juli liked Bryce, Bryce didn’t like Juli. Thing flip in eighth grade when Juli realizes how Bryce really is and when Bryce realizes how amazing Juli is. How they look past these differences and changes makes the whole story. That sounds so cute! Although very trope-y, I feel like I’m going to love because any contemporary that has even a hint of romance makes me swoon.
5. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
This book is so hyped up on Sasha Alsberg’s Youtube channel (abookutopia). She loves this book so much and I feel like I can really trust Sasha’s bookish recommendations. I don’t know much about this story except that its historical fiction and a romance and I think that’s all I want to know. If I ever want more information on it I’m sure I can find a video of Sasha’s to get some. The book looks a bit hefty but I’m sure it brings a good story with it and I’m ready for it.
That’s all for today, folks! I think I’m going to be doing more of these year themed lists because this was actually really fun! But maybe I’ll just continue up the years until we get to 2018 unless there are other topics I want to do. What year were you born? (If you don’t mind me asking, hehe. By the way, no one will know if you’re lying!).