Hey there, book readers!
I’ve read so many books this year but not as many as I hoped. I wasn’t able to complete my New Year’s Resolution or my Goodreads goal. I’m totally okay with that since both of those really inspired me to read books I’ve been meaning to for a long time like the All Souls Trilogy, The Haunted, and even The Dark Tower. Those are only a couple, but I really enjoyed them. In fact, I enjoyed what I read so much that I made a top ten list for you. Check it out.
1. Stargazing at Noon by Amanda Torroni
Such a beautiful book. I was so moved by the words and imagery. Just so much love for this one and I highly recommend it for poetry lovers.
2. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I really loved the entire trilogy. Tantalizing and utterly addicting. Recommending it to everyone.
3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Been meaning to read this and after watching the first season of the show I’m definitely glad that I got to read it. So much depth and magic. And the romance knocked me off my feet.
4. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Though the last in a series, this book was jam-packed with action, teamwork, and amazing demigods kicking some serious ass. Such a phenomenal adventure.
5. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
I love Gaiman. Every book I’ve read has been mind-blowing and fun with its humor. His way with mythology always impresses me and the series that goes with this? AMAZING. It’s not always good vs evil. Sometimes it’s good and evil.
6. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
This was one of those books that was, “Ohhhh! Pretty cover!” and then after reading the inside jacket, “Ohhh! Magic!”. Such a great book with twists and turns, leaving even me unsure of who to trust. Keeping me on my toes, I couldn’t get enough of this book of both magic, illusion, and thievery.
7. The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
Real and blunt, this book was eye-opening, not just because people weren’t dying, but because it’s eye-opening with truth and relatable situations about the complexity of friendship and what friends do for each other. With several relevant themes that moved my heart, I really enjoyed this book.
8. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
A fun and dark twist on a classic tale. Dorothy is the evil one and a new hero comes to Oz. Granted, she didn’t ask for this, but she’s the only one that can save the land and possibly restore its magic. I love twisty tales and this was a fun one.
9. Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher
Mean Girls and Shakespeare! One of the best Shakespeare parodies ever. So much fun to read for those who know the move by heart.
10. The Haunted by Danielle Vega
Spooky ghosts? Yes, please! Danielle Vega never disappoints. Like watching a horror movie, I was holding my breath, jumping at the scary parts, and surprised by the plot twists. A teen horror that got my blood pumping.
There you have it. The top ten from all that I’ve read this year and you can check out my year in books from Goodreads here. I hope you all have an amazing New Year!
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Have a favorite book you read this year? Let’s chat in the comments below.