With TTT and The Broke and the Bookish this week we do a roundup of our favourite reads of the year. Obviously this is really hard, but I’ll try. The links are to my reviews, unless I haven’t written a review, in which case they refer to the GoodReads page.
Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr – It pushed all the right buttons. I loved it, and it might be the most unexpected favourite of my entire year.
The Body Electric by Beth Revis – a really fantastic sci-fi read set in Malta.
Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar – another golden historical fiction that I thought was fantastically done.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – a young adult dystopic that exceeded the standards set by previous best-sellers. It had a bit of a slow spot in the middle but all-in-all I loved it, and the GoodReads voters agreed with me!
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman – this guy GETS it.
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley – a groundbreaker in YA historical fiction with diverse characters.
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman – I so wish this book got more hype. It takes time and effort to read this book (like Cloud Atlas) but it is out of this world.
Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik – one of the most fun and fluent sciency books I have ever read. I have regaled (well, I think I have!) so many people with the cool things I learned in this book.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – the first book I read this year and it still sticks. It was worth the hype!
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert – this epic took a long time to read and I enjoyed every moment. The descriptions are on point and Gilbert really gets into the heart of unconventional Alma.