As you can tell by my very clever title, I am going to tell you the best and worst books from this year.
My Best Books– these books are in the order that I read them this year- I could not give you a favorite of my favorites. The bottom line is that all of these books made me feel something-
- The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
- The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
- The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
- Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
- The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
- Here for It by R. Eric Thomas
- Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
My Worst Books- again just in the order that I read them this year. Though, some of these made the list because they were SO OVERHYPED and did not meet my expectations. There are also 14 instead of 10 because I couldn’t decide which were actually the worst.
- The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes (Moyes should stick to what she does best and not delve into historical fiction because she’s convoluted at this genre)
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The most interesting thing about this book was all the hype surrounding it.
- Writers and Lovers by Lilly King- Nothing worse than a book that tries to be literary fiction
- Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown- First- this book was not what I expected, so this is a case of it being tagged wrong. Secondly- the ending was horrendous and didn’t make sense with the rest of the book
- Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore- This was sooooo boring. I really didn’t care.
- Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey- Clearly this was the worst book I read this year. It’s so full of itself. Again, a case of literary fiction gone soooooo wrong
- Conjure Woman by Afic Atakora- Just bored me
- Normal People by Sally Rooney- Over hyped- Don’t know what the big deal is/was over this book
- The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard- I don’t think I like multi generational sagas
- Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino- Tried to hard to tell a story but failed to tell a story
- THe Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis- Ridiculous non historical historical fiction
- Death by Tea by Alex Ericson- I like cozy mysteries. I don’t know what this was
- The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams- I get very bored by books that rely on sex to get from point A to point B
- The Cold Millions by Jess Walter- I do not know what people like about this author
Let’s take a look at my Goodreads stats:
I read 177 books.
Total pages: 55,261
Average Book Length: 312 Pages
Average Rating: 3.6
My reading goal for 2021 will be 100 books.
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