I often have trouble making decisions but this year, it seems borderline impossible. It doesn’t help – in regards to making lists – that it was a particularly good year in terms of books. I started this list of my favourite books of the year with twenty-six titles. When I tried to lower that number, I ended up adding two books. I then decided to keep one book per author. Obviously, it didn’t work. I finally managed to get down to sixteen books but deleting some of the titles broke my heart. I loved a lot more than sixteen books, so please check out my 4* and 5* reviews.
Here are my sixteen final choices, in chronological order of when I reviewed them:
#1 Dirt Nap (Curtis and Reynolds #2) by Carolyn Elizabeth
#2 Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood by Anna Burke
#3 The Road Home by Erin Zak
#4 Those Who Wait by Haley Cass
#5 Art of Magic by KJ
#6 Finding Jessica Lambert by Clare Ashton
#7 Spindrift (A Seal Cove Romance #1) by Anna Burke
#8 Face the Wind (Little Sister Island #2) by Caren J. Werlinger
#9 Providence by Leigh Hays
#10 The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth
#11 Undertow by Jazzy Mitchell
#12 Bulletproof by Maggie Cummings
#13 Hotel Queens by Lee Winter
#14 Midas Touch (James Creek #1) by Alex Hall
#15 Party Favors (So Over the Holidays #4) by Erin McLellan
#16 The Thing About Tilly by G Benson
There’s one book I couldn’t add to the list because I didn’t exactly enjoy it, but it’s still lingering in my mind, months after I read it, and not for what made me uneasy at the time, so I thought I’d mention it anyway: The Feasting Virgin by Georgia Kolias. It’s one of the most striking books I’ve read in years and I’m very curious to see what the author writes next.
And like last year, I’ll also publish a list of my favourite audiobooks of the year (more decisions 😱) so stay tuned!
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