Annnnd, we’re back! Though I have to say I don’t feel like we ever went away. For me, the word “break” was a misnomer over this particular Christmas holiday. Between trips and get-togethers and ill-timed deadlines and illness, the last month has been a whirlwind. In that way, I think my whole family was happy to get back into more of a routine with school starting again and a new year to dive into.
However you celebrated– whether you feel rested or not– we are glad you’re back with us, and we hope you’ll keep coming back this year, as we’ve got some fun things planned!
I wanted to share a rundown of my favorite books from this year. Listed in no certain order, except the last one, which was my favorite of this year!
All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher– quirky, unexpected, sweet
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes– inspiring, informative, funny
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley– gripping, tense, well written– couldn’t put it down
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney– characters who stayed with me long after the story was over, gorgeous writing
It’s Ok To Laugh by Nora Mcinnerney Purmort– cried my way through it, even with all the crying, still glad I read it
Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand– it’s not summer without her stories and this one didn’t disappoint
Faithful by Alice Hoffman– reactivated my love of this author and had me going back to read her older stuff
The Girls by Emma Cline– dark, gorgeous, disturbing
Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon– loved, loved, loved it on audio, read by the author, as it should be
Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty– anything by our #ReadSavannah keynote author gets my vote
Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins– Maybe it’s just because I’m a child of the 80’s and a huge fan, but this one moved me, surprised me, and had me thinking about it anytime I wasn’t listening to it. And yes, I said listening. I think that the audio version of this book is the only way to experience it. Because Phil himself reads it, so you hear it exactly how he meant it to be rendered on the page. I was more than a little sad that it was over. And I’m jealous of any of you who haven’t had the pleasure.
Later in the week Ariel will share her favorite books of 2016 too (Except there won’t be as many because she’s a slow-poke and braindead and on deadline…says Ariel herself, who edits this blog and all the posts and loves to have the final word…Hi guys, glad to be back!).
2016 was a wonderful reading year– and 2017 is shaping up to be another one! Keep checking back with for more great books you’re not going to want to miss. And we apologize if your TBR stack starts looking like this! #sorrynotsorry