I reached my Goodreads Reading Challenge in November and thought I would celebrate by sharing my top five favorite books of the year. Yes, I still have half a dozen books on my TBR list that I hope to get through before January, but you know how that goes. Life, people, life!
Since it’s so hard to pick favorites between awesomeness, I’m not going to put these in any specific order: I love them all equally but for different reasons.
Spice Bringer by H. L. Burke
This book moved me to tears. It was so well written, so gripping, so compelling…I couldn’t put it down. And Alk. LOVED HIM. Seriously, it’s a must read.
Eagle Eyes by Tammy Lash
This one made me cry too…in such a good way, though! Another emotional, compelling read about a sixteen-year-old boy going blind.
Illuminate by Sarah Addison-Fox
This story blew me away–definitely the best book this author has ever written. The symbolism of light vs. darkness, love vs. lust, good vs. evil…so well done. I literally devoured this book.
The Electrical Menagerie by Mollie Reeder
This story was so funny, so imaginative, so intriguing. I loved everything about it: the characters, the stardust railways…just, everything!
The Last Motley by D.J. Edwardson
This was another imaginative story world with intriguing plot twists and endearing characters. Definitely deserves its place in my top five.
BONUS: (Because I couldn’t stick to five) Minstrel’s Call (The Minstrel’s Song, #4) by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
This entire series is amazing, but the final book was definitely my favorite of the entire series. And it’s such a glorious big book, so lots of pages to enjoy.
So what were YOUR favorite reads of the year? Anything I absolutely need to check out?