Yesterday was kind of a downer, but I did read a LOT of great books this year! Here are 5 of my absolute favorites:
Hannah Hart’s Buffering
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you’re a Harto fan, a YouTube buff, or just someone who is looking for a memoir-type book to pull at your Hart-strings (heart-strings, get it?)–this is THE book of the year. Good god, Hannah. You have killed me.
Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy
Jenny Lawson gives me so much hope when my mental illness is beating the shit out of me. She has seen so much worse darkness than I have and still comes back swinging every time. If she can be this incredible and full of life, than so can I.
Amanda Lovelace’s The Princess Saves Herself in This One
I’ve never gotten super excited about poetry. I read it, but I don’t love it. But I devoured this in an hour, and I’ve read it several times since. There’s something about it that guts me every time. And it has been my gateway to more and more and more poetry since. I think it’s been that way for most of Manda’s fans. Maybe they bought this originally because they followed her on social media, but once they read it, it was like the first hit of something special. And for that, we are all grateful.
Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter
If you’ve talked to me at all in the last six months, I’ve mentioned this book. It’s been my favorite fiction of the year hands down. And it’s Sci-Fi! I never would have expected that! But this is pure gold–like nothing I’ve ever read. I can’t even tell you that much about it without spoiling the whole thing–just READ IT.
Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway
This one was too short, but sweet, and full of LGBTQIA+ representation–even with an asexual protagonist! Super mysterious and fantastical, I wanted it to go on and on. I can’t wait for the next installment. And who can resist that cover? *gasp*
All those titles are clickable to my reviews for more info, and the covers go to Amazon if you want to commit right away! GO GET THESE BOOKS!
What were your faves this year?