i hope you all had a wonderful christmas. mine was fairly good. i’m currently putting together a haul, but i doubt it will be up until the new year because i have another family celebration to attend.
so apparently 20% of the books i read this year were romance? that’s a bit concerning because i generally hate that genre. but it’s rare to find a contemporary that isn’t also a romance, so that probably explains it.
i had more books with lgbt+ characters on my tbr, but my mom wouldn’t let me read them. because, you know, i might become more open-minded and accepting and we can’t have that.
i’m very picky when it comes to giving five stars.
also, i don’t think i’ve ever given a book just one star in my life.
(not all of these were released this year. they’re just the best ones that i read in 2017.)
how to say goodbye in robot – i started sobbing when i finished this one. (this might be because i am extremely emotional and not because the book was sad, although it was.) i really wanted everything to turn out well for ghost boy and robot girl, and it ended much differently than i expected.
tiger lily – peter pan retelling from tiger lily’s pov!! i’ve always loved peter pan and this book gave neverland new depth. it’s a romance, but not a fluffy one — it’s gritty and real and they hurt each other.
all the bright places – i know this one is controversial, but i actually loved it a lot. i read it when i was “asleep,” as finch would say, and it stuck with me because it was like i was reading about myself.
the empty grave – thanks for ripping out my heart, stroud. i hate you for putting my sweet children through that.
lucky few – homeschoolers with death wishes!! sounds like my autobiography.
heap house – originally, i thought it was just really, really weird, but it’s been growing on me since then.
(currently still reading the girl who drank the moon, but i can include it because i said so.)
i might get hate for this, but i detest most of these and have no idea why they’re so popular.
must read in 2018
how can i call myself a bookworm if i haven’t read any of maggie stiefvater’s books??
have you read any of the books i mentioned? do you agree/disagree with me on my picks for the overhyped section? let me know in the comments.