(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
Phew! I finally completed my updated Goodreads challenge this week – 150 books, done! – and as you can imagine I’ve read so really awesome books this year. It’s taken a long time for me to narrow that 150 down to just 10… There were a lot more that could have made it in. I’ve included some books that were five star reads, and some books that might have rated lower that just had a profound effect on me – sometimes the best reads aren’t necessarily the most perfect reads, but that’s what makes them even better.
10) ‘The Winner’s Curse’ and ‘The Winner’s Crime’ by Marie Rutkoski
Yeah, yeah, this means that my total list will be up to 11, but I thought both books in the series so far were mind-blowingly good, and I’m very excited to read the third installment next year.
9) ‘Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli
I go on about ‘Simon…’ much too much, but it was such a beautiful story and I absolutely loved the characters, so why shouldn’t I?
8) ‘Black Orchid’ by Neil Gaiman
7) ‘The Girl at Midnight’ by Melissa Grey
6) ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J. Maas
Getting the award for best fairytale retelling I read this year, I adored ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’, Sarah J. Maas’s take on Beauty and the Beast. The second novel, ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’, is coming in May, and I’m very excited about carrying on this series.
5) ‘Spinster’ by Kate Bolick
4) ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson
3) ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo
2) ‘The Last Leaves Falling’ by Sarah Benwell
The only book I read this year based on ALS, and the only book I read this year based on a Japanese family that really brought the location to life. This is another book that I go on about way too much, and I’ll continue… Well, at least until Sarah releases a second novel.
1) ‘Volition’ by Lily Paradis