It is that time of year again! My favorite books of the year! (in order that I read them)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Who has read this and not fallen in love immediately with Augustus and Hazel? An epic love story about two amazing people with cancer. This book will make you laugh, make you cry (sometimes at the same time) and change your outlook on life. Go read it now if you haven’t already.
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
This was a refreshing break from the post-apocalyptic books that I had been consuming at the time. A dangerous pathogen infects a small island, killing many of the residents. What is life like when you are quarantined and half the people you know are dead?
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
What a beautifully told story about the women of WWII and the sacrifies they made. It was an emotional roller coaster but worth all the stress and panic because of the wonderful characters Wein has created. I loved every minute of it!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Like The Scorpio Races this was a quiet book that you didn’t realize you loved until it was the last page. There are paranormal aspects (ghosts and clairvoyant aunts) and romantic elements but it is not a paranormal romance. I would classify it as a mystery more than anything else.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Jazz is defined by his father’s “profession” as much as any preacher’s daughter. His father is the most infamous serial killer to ever be apprehended. But now there is someone else in town, intimidating his father’s murders, and Jazz is the only one with the intimate knowledge of his father’s crime who can help the police. Need I say more?
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
I have been really into mysteries this year, and this book was one of my favorites! Fast paced and action-packed this book starts with Noa waking up on a cold operating table with an incision on her chest and no memory of how she got there. It only gets better from there!
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
I have never met an A.S. King book that I haven’t loved. She has a wonderful style of pulling you in without your realizing it until you are on the last page and don’t want to say goodbye to her characters. A wonderful story about growing up in a small town and trying to figure out who you, and everyone around you, really are.
What are your favorites from the year?