THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY: Book 3, The Neapolitan Novels: “Middle Time” by Elena Ferrante, Translated by Ann Goldstein / The third novel in Ferrante’s series, which tracks a long and complicated friendship. (Photo: Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman // Probably my very favorite YA book about a teen girl in a coma after a horrible car accident. Beautifully written, romantic, and perfectly paced. I blazed through it once and then listened to it a few months later and was just as gripped.