Category: Best of the Year

My Favorite Reads of 2020

This week, we’re sharing our favorite books of 2020 for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).  I found it hard this year to identify ten favorite books, maybe because I read more than usual or because I read a wider range… Continue Reading “My Favorite Reads of 2020”

2020: My Year in Audiobooks

2020 was a good year for audiobooks, since mostly what I did was take long walks every day to get out of the house.  Audiobooks were also a great distraction inside the house, perfect for things like baking and laundry (things I also did… Continue Reading “2020: My Year in Audiobooks”

Top Ten Books Released in 2020

These lists seem to come out earlier every year, but I guess that way people can add them to their wish lists and give them as gifts. And this year is a better time than ever to 1) support your local bookstore and 2)… Continue Reading “Top Ten Books Released in 2020”

Authors I’ve Discovered This Year

This post is about some of my favorite new-to-me authors in 2020 (so far). I focused more on fiction than nonfiction, with a couple of exceptions. I’ve read some excellent nonfiction this year, like Rachel Louise Snyder’s No Visible Bruises and Garrett Graf’s The… Continue Reading “Authors I’ve Discovered This Year”

Best Reads of 2020, So Far

We’re a quarter of the way into the year — does anyone else feel like March has gone on forever?  I’ve been having trouble coming up with meaningful things to write about, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite books so far.… Continue Reading “Best Reads of 2020, So Far”

Top Ten Tuesday: the Best Books I Read in 2019

Happy New Year!  The topic for today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is the best books read in 2019.  I’ve broken mine down by a few categories, in no particular order. Fiction: Ghost Wall by Sarah Mosse Asking for It… Continue Reading “Top Ten Tuesday: the Best Books I Read in 2019”

Books on 2019 Best Book Lists

As a lead-up to my post on my favorite books of the year (coming Tuesday), I thought I’d write about the books I read this year that can be seen most often on this year’s best-of book lists.  Many of these I found really… Continue Reading “Books on 2019 Best Book Lists”

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors in 2019

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, and since I love making best-of lists in December, I thought I’d start with the best authors I discovered this year.  So far in 2019 I’ve read 113 books, and 75 of those are authors… Continue Reading “Top Ten New-to-Me Authors in 2019”

Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

This month is Nonfiction November, a celebration of all things nonfiction.  I’ve read some fantastic nonfiction this year and I’m proud of myself for reading more nonfiction than I used to.  I enjoy this event because I get so many good nonfiction recommendations for next year.  … Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction”

Top Books Published in the Last Ten Years

I love this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, which asks you to pick the best book published in each of the last ten years.  Here’s my list from 2009 to 2018, with some runners-up.  I decided not to do 2019 since I haven’t read many… Continue Reading “Top Books Published in the Last Ten Years”

Favorite Reads of 2018

Happy New Year!  Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is the top books we read in 2018.  I already posted about the 30 best books I read in 2018, although that list didn’t include some recent reads like Maggie… Continue Reading “Favorite Reads of 2018”

Best Books of the Year and Why I Read Them

Merry Christmas readers!  This month I took a look at my favorite books of the year, and I asked myself the question: why did I read each one?  Did I choose them because of ARCs, challenges (and if so, which ones), because they received… Continue Reading “Best Books of the Year and Why I Read Them”

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