(All book art taken from Goodreads.)
As per requested, here are my top twenty reads of the year.
I’m currently sitting at 132 books under my belt and am hoping to hit 135 before year’s end. Not only did I read more than I did last year, but I made an effort to read more nonfiction. And because I’ve already reviewed most of these books on this list, I’m taking the laziest route possible and not re-reviewing them. (Please feel free to check out my previously posted book reviews. Next week’s post will be reviews of my reads from December.) However, I did rank them from most favorite to not-my-favorite-but-still-really-good.
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah–five stars–published 2018–historical fiction
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik–five stars–published 2015–fantasy
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo–five stars–published 2018–nonfiction
- Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline–five stars–published 2011–science fiction
- The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden–five stars–published 2017–fantasy
- The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden–five stars–published 2017–fantasy
- Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo–five stars–published 2015–fantasy/YAL
- Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo–five stars–published 2016–fantasy/YAL
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman–five stars–published 1999–fantasy/YAL
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari–five stars– published 2011–nonfiction
- The Martian by Andy Weir–five stars–published 2011–science fiction
- Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan–five stars–published 2018–nonfiction/memoir-ish
- Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson–five stars–published 2015–nonfiction/memoir-ish
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones–five stars–published 2018–contemporary fiction
- Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown–five stars–published 2014–science fiction
- Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal–four stars–published 2017–contemporary fiction
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain–four stars–published 2014–nonfiction
- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn–four stars–published 2006–mystery/thriller
- Circe by Madeline Miller–four stars–published 2018—fantasy
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer–four stars–published 2017–contemporary fiction
As always, I’d love to hear what you have to say about these books if you’ve read them. Cheers!