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The 10 Best Books I Read This Year
I haven’t done a lot of reading this year, but I’ve done quite a bit of re-reading too. It definitely feels like I don’t have any many books to choose from, but here are my favorite books I’ve read this year.
- The March Series by John Lewis. These graphic novels are absolutely amazing, and if you haven’t read them, you really need to! They show, so very well, what it was like to be part of the civil rights movements and how hard they worked to get equal rights.
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I loved this book, and Starr is amazing. The hype is absolutely worth it, and you won’t regret reading this book.
- Now I Rise by Kiersten White. I’m a huge fan of hers, but Now I Rise is an amazing sequel. This is a great take on Vlad the Impaler, and Lada is a really interesting character. I’m pretty sure And I Darken made my Top 10 books of the year last year, but this series is definitely getting better.
- When We Collided by Emery Lord. This book was absolutely beautiful, and all I could do when I finished it was sit and hug the book for a few minutes. The way I felt about When We Collided…it’s been a long time since I’ve felt that way about a book, and it was good to know I could still feel that way about a book I read.
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. I really liked this graphic novel, because of how the three stories tied together. It’s definitely worth checking out, and I can’t imagine this book being told in any other format.
- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. I loved this re-telling and it’s so beautiful and dreamlike. It really reminded me of The Night Circus, and it’s a must-read in my book.
- Tell Me Something True by Katherine Owen. I have loved this entire series, but Tell Me Something True really adds to both Tally and Linc’s story. Was I sobbing by the end? Of course I was, but it was worth to see how their story ended.
- You Bring The Distant Near by Mitali Perkins. I really liked seeing 3 generations of women adjust to living in America. These women were connected by being family, and I liked seeing how much things had changed for them.
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It took me forever to actually read this book, but I finally did it! I liked it a lot more than I thought I would, but at the same time, the book scared me as well because I could picture everything a little too well.
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. If you haven’t read this book, you really need to! It is a hard read, but while I was reading it, I felt like I was actually on the Underground Railroad with Cora. You see how uncertain it is, how hard it is, and most certainly how dangerous it is. I think it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a while.