Took me a while to get to this, but here are my favorites that I read last year.
Super top favorites:
All Grown Up. My absolute favorite of the year. The only book I actually bought a copy of, mostly because she was here on my birthday and you can't ask someone to autograph a library book.
Jillian. This one has an easy litmus test. Do you think someone saying she wants to hysterectomize herself and throw her uterus against the wall is funny? I do too and that's...
I feel like I slept about a total of three hours all week. It's only October and I'm already burned out on the school year.
But who cares about that, because The World of Tomorrow was so good! Such a satisfying ending. If I haven't convinced you to pick this one up by now, I don't know what more I can do. Instant favorite.
I thought I would maintain that momentum with Forest Dark. I'd been eagerly awaiting this for a long time, because I loved History of Love so much. (I never finished...
This summer, one of my most trusted reader friends read an ARC of The World of Tomorrow, and said it was one of the best books she'd read in years. I'm so glad she did, because otherwise, I don't think it would have been on my radar. And as I might have mentioned once or twice already, I. loved. this. book. Thanks, Deb!
I'm not scared off by big (500+ page) books, but I always assume they'll be overwritten. But no, this one is just long because there is so much going on, and so many...
The Burning Girl. 3 stars. Kind of forgettable, reads too YA for my taste. Good writing, but not much to the story.
Genuine Fraud. 4 stars. I love this writer, and this is a gender swapped Talented Mr Ripley. What else is there to say?
Before Everything. 3 stars. Good story, and semi interesting characters, but the writing is just too weak. Just read The Group instead.
A Kind of Freedom. 4 stars. This one does not pull punches. Awesome female characters, while the men cause no end...
The less said about this week, the better. Well at least I didn't drown.
The Golden House. I don't really know how to sum up my feelings on this. I liked that it was chock full of movie references. There was a decent story. The characters were nothing special; female characters especially left a lot to be desired. Mostly I could not bear the writing style. I know it's been a long time since I read Salman Rushdie, (and it will be a very long time until I read him again) and I don't...