It’s not the end of the year yet, but I thought I’d put up the books that I enjoyed most this year. Usually when I do this, I look over the list of books I read for the year and pick out the books that at that moment stand out to me. But this year I kept notes on the books as I read them, rating them on a 1-5 system. (Really it was a 3-5 system; if anything would have gotten a 1 or a 2 I stopped reading before I finished it.) The books below are those that got a 5 rating, in the order I read them. (I only included books that were not rereads, so The Great Gatsby isn’t on the list, even though it gets a 5 every time.) Â I’ve linked to my original posts on them so you can see what I thought when I read them. I would add my current thoughts about them, but most of them boil down to a smile and a “oh, yes.”
Bellweather Rhapsodyby Kate Racculia
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikryby Gabrielle Zevin
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)by Mindy Kaling
So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Enduresby Maureen Corrigan
What were your favorite books this year?