I really had no intention of doing one of these posts, but then there was all that drama surrounding these kinds of posts on the internet. So, I decided to say, “fuck it” and here’s mine.
For the most part, I enjoyed the majority of what I read this year. I’m pretty good at choosing books I know I’m going to enjoy, but that isn’t always foolproof.
Since I did enjoy the majority of what I read this past year – a lot of 4/5 star reads, I obviously cannot list them all, so here are just a few standouts – and no re-reads.
The Bone Charmer (The Bone Charmer #1) – Breeana Shields
Greythorne (Bloodleaf #2) – Crystal Smith
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) – Cassandra Clare
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) – Sarah J. Maas
Crystal Caged (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #5) – Elise Kova
Crave (Crave #1) – Tracy Wolff
You’d be Mine – Erin Hahn
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) – Danielle L. Jensen
Shielded (Shielded #1) – KayLynn Flanders
The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin #1) – Melissa Caruso
City of Brass (The Davaebad Trilogy #1) – S.A. Chakraborty
Fable (Fable #1) – Adrienne Young
Queen of the Shining Sea (Blade and Rose #4) – Miranda Honfleur
Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
To Sleep in A Sea of Stars – Christopher Paolini
A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) – Brigid Kemmerer
Lore – Alexandra Bracken
And before I jump into my least favorite reads – let me preface it by saying that just because I didn’t like these books, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad books. They just weren’t for me and/or I didn’t enjoy them as much as I anticipated or thought I would.
Havenfall (Havenfall #1) – Sarah Holland
Wicked as You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) – Ric Chupeco
Diamond City (The City of Diamond and Steel #1) – Francesca Flores
Maybe This Time – Kasie West
Chasing Lucky – Jenn Bennett
Song of Storms (Song and Storm #1) – Kayla Maya
The Betrothed (The Betrothed #1) – Kiera Cass
Ember Queen (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) – Laura Sebastain
Journey’s Through Faladon – The Ruins Song Order
The Princess Will Save You (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #1) – Sarah Henning
White Raven (Raven #1) – J.L. Weil
I can’t wait to see what books I read this year – I’m really excited! I’ve already read some pretty good books, so I can only imagine what’s still to come!