I didn’t read a lot this year. Not compared to prior years. According to GoodReads, I read 45 books which is nothing compared to the 158 books I read in 2011! But of those 45 books that I read, the following were my highlights. As you can see, there is only 5… did I mention that I am a really picky reader?
The Selection by Kiera Cass
I have to admit… I didn’t expect to love this book. I didn’t even think I’d like it. But I sort of adored everything about it 🙂 It just sucked me in and kept me reading like crazy!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I loved a lot of things about this book, but do you know what I loved the most? I loved that Sean wasn’t described as hot. That he wasn’t “swoon worthy” and spectacular and rippling with muscles and attractiveness. And all I can say about that is THANK GOD! Finally a male character in YA that stands on his own without his superficial looks to carry him!
Loved everything about this book. Best story I’ve read in ages. Very original, great writing, excellent characters, great romance development. I believed every word.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
It isn’t very often I rate books at 5 stars. Hardly ever. But I LOVED this book. I devoured it in one sitting. I adored everything about it. Will definitely purchase for my bookshelf and recommend for others.
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
Probably the best book I’ve read in a long time. Loved the plot, love the characters, it kept me reading and reading and reading. Really enjoyable.
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burrough
I really enjoyed this. I haven’t read anything quite like it before so I loved it. Loved the writing style, thought the entire book had a great voice, great writing style, it moved quickly and in interesting directions. Very nice.
What were the best books you read this year? Any recommendations?