I know in the past I’ve done this so I thought I’d do it again. It’s the books I liked and didn’t like of the year. It’s a good way to reflect and it should be easy-ish since I read 50 books this year. I will do the top five (in no order) of each.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. It was the first book that took place in Hungary after I came back from Hungary. I love it. Even if I hadn’t gone to Hungary I would have loved this book. It made me feel. Or if I were to talk like a teenage girl, it made me feel the feels.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I love Beauty and the Beast. This is my first Maas book and it was really good.
The Order of the Sanguines first 2 books of the trilogy because I haven’t read the last book yet by James Rollins. I just love James Rollins. I didn’t like the second book as much but they’re both excellent books.
Spelled by Betsy Schow. Another retelling. If you remember the review on this you know that there was a little annoyance of the humor but it’s still really funny and I do appreciate the humor.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. I liked what it was about. I didn’t necessarily love all the characters. But that’s what happens in books.
Love You More by Lisa Gardner I just didn’t like how it was handled and I consistently had to remind myself that the narrator wasn’t male because of her name.
Someone to Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught. Cheesy title, stereotypical plot, felt like there was some details missing at points with too many at others. Just couldn’t win with this book.
The Bachelor Club by a bunch of different authors. It’s 4 novellas in 1 book and each author took a book and it was typical Christian romances super condensed. This was the first book that I read after a major separation from a friend and maybe that contributed to my not liking it but it was overly simple. I’m getting rid of some books that I won’t be reading again or ever and this is one of them.
A Simple Plan by Scott Smith. UGH! How is this book actually sold? Well I can’t really talk because I got this at a library book sale. It sounds interesting. On the other hand, the book sucks. I faced palmed a lot during this book. The characters are so condescending/stupid/every bad thing under the sun.
Full of Grace by Dorthea Benton Frank. I just wanted it to be better. I felt like I wanted more after this book. Like I was missing something. It wasn’t bad but still disappointing.
Now that it’s New Years Eve and I don’t work until tomorrow, what are my plans? I’m going to go grocery shop and then go home and maybe clean a little and then watch movies and drink a little wine. Just like I did last year. Happy New Years.