Here lately I’ve been on a reading frenzy trying to reach my (unannounced) goal of reading 50 new, or new to me, books. This doesn’t count rereads. If it does, I should have made the goal 100. I do so love to reread. 🙂 I would like to say that as of today, I’m one away from that goal. Go me!
[Edited to add: On Wednesday night I finished my 50th book. Thursday I started my 51st. 🙂 ]
I’m not going to write a full list of what I read this year, but I thought I would give a run down of my favorites. I keep a reading spreadsheet of the title, author, year I read it, format I read it in (print, library, Nook), and my grade. I grade A-F, including pluses and minuses. I mark any book that I couldn’t finish for whatever reason as DNF. So these books I’m listing are the ones I awarded an (very rare) A too.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley Grade: A
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas Grade: A
The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase Grade: A-
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran Grade: A-
Lover Mine by J.R. Ward Grade: A-
Storming the Castle by Eloisa James Grade: A-
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Grade: A
Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James Grade: A-
Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb Grade: A-
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn Grade: A
Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacy Grade: A
Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley Grade: A-
Slow Love by Dominique Browning Grade: A- (read my review!)
Girl’s Guide to Homelessness by Brianna Karp Grade: A-
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan Grade: A
Sloppy Firsts by Meagan McCafferty Grade: A+
Winning the Wallflower by Eloisa James Grade A-
Hmm…I gave more As than I thought. More than 30%. That must be because I read so many fabulous books this year. Seriously. I’m a tough grader and I only give As to books I know I’m going to read again. Most of the other books are low Bs and Cs, so these really rise above the rest. I recommend them all.
What were the best books you read this year?
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