Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Tartt's second book, The Little Friend, was disappointing. Tartt has been consistent in writing one book every ten years so I was thrilled when that book came out after savoring The Secret History for years.
The Goldfinch takes her story telling to a whole other level. The book is beautifully written including well researched. I finished the book but am looking forward to reading it again. I rarely read a book a second time. I can literally go over the book in my head as if I am recalling a movie I saw. She describes each character, each city, each painting, each meal in such a way that I can visualize everything.
The story is long yet it goes too quick. It is an amazing book and one that I will continue to think about until I dive back into to the book again.