These are all the new books I read last year!
I’ve left out 6, because I disliked like them so much I didn’t feel like putting them here. You can, however, find them with their 1- and 2-star ratings on my Goodreads.
This is also not counting any rereads I did because I don’t keep track of that on Goodreads. As far as I can recall, I reread these books this year:
Mostly all-time favorites, mid-summer I went on a children’s lit kick, and On Writing is something I reread every year, probably twice.
So 52 new reads in all, 46 of which I liked or loved, plus 12 rereads (that I can recall). That makes 64 books, a little more than 1 per week. That actually surprises me, as I would have thought I usually get in more than 1 per week. But then again, some of these were long, and others I’m probably just forgetting about.
Which were my favorites? That’s hard! How about some other superlatives?
Made me weep uncontrollably: tie between Cutting for Stone and We Were Liars
Beautiful prose: The Remains of the Day (his books slay me) and The Secret Place (Tana French is the master of beautiful sentences)
Best sequel: Hollow City was awesome. Can’t wait for the third
Made me LOL (literally): This is Where I Leave You, Where’d You Go Bernadette
Other faves: The Spectacular Now, The Interestings, Dante & Aristotle, If I Stay, The Duff, Love Letters to the Dead, Wild … oh, there are so many beautiful books in this world, if only I had the time to read them all.
How about you? Send me links to your reading lists, if you have them. And be friends with me on Goodreads, if you aren’t already!