Goodreads.com let BuzzFeed Books know which books its users were most pumped about in 2016. Below are two titles getting a lot of buzz, based on amount of people adding them to their “to-read” shelves.
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
Genre: Fiction What it’s about: This is Martel’s first novel from the Life of Pi writer since 2010, and it takes the reader to Portugal for an epic story told over the course of almost 100 years: in 1904, when a young man discovers a journal that leads him on a trip to find an ancient artifact; to 1939, when a pathologist finds himself implicated in the result of that young man’s search; to 1989, when the quest comes to a surprising end in a northern village, where a Canadian senator is mourning his late wife. When it comes out: February 2 (Pre-order from the Amazon Searchbox in the Sidebar)
America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Genre: Historical fiction What it’s about: Dray and Kamoie dive deep in this extensive, thoroughly-researched story of Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson — a woman who held the secrets of her father close to her, and had to make sacrifices of her own for the sake of his reputation and legacy. When it comes out: March 1 (Pre-order from the Amazon Searchbox in the Sidebar)