Okay, so I know I’m probably supposed to list books published this year, but honestly, new releases are usually too expensive so I haven’t read a lot of books published this year.
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles: I read a lot of romance this year and a lot of young adult fiction. This was a nice change of pace. Besides, it’s set Moscow, and I love Russia and Russian history.
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: This was different from a lot of young adult fiction I’ve read. It was mysterious and kept me guessing until the very end. Besides, the characters and their problems all felt so real to me.
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys: I like reading books set in WWII. It’s a horrible time in history, but I think there’s a lot we can learn from it. This was also unique because it deals with the genocides in the Baltic states carried out by the Soviet Union.
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I just love Leigh Bardugo. She’s amazing.
- Maybe Someday by Coleen Hoover: I wasn’t actually big into romance until this year, but I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and sweet, but it wasn’t overly romantic. I didn’t feel grossed out by it and it wasn’t too cheesy.
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: Rhys <3. That’s all.
- The Diviners by Libba Bray: When I was a teen, I LOVED A Great and Terrible Beauty, also by Libba Bray, so I ‘ve been wanting to read The Diviners for awhile. I LOVED that it was set in 1920s New York AND that it incorporated the supernatural. AND the third book is FINALLY out and I so desperately want to read it.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile, but I honestly didn’t know if I would like it. I wasn’t crazy about Murder on Orient Express, but I’m trying to read through more of the classics, so I thought I’d try it. Plus the original title was controversial and for me, controversy is a draw.
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I actually started reading this series when I was in high school, but by the time the next book came out, I was in college and didn’t have time to read the rest. Anyway, I decided to give it a try again and I actually enjoyed it. Granted, I’m not crazy about some of the later books, but its definitely a fun read.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell: This isn’t one of my all time favorites, but I like Animal Farm because its fun to compare it to history (you know, since its an allegory for the Bolshevik Revolution). Plus, I love George Orwell.