A Year in Reading Review: Best Books

A Year in Reading Review:


+ Best Books

+ Worst Books

+ Graphic Novel Sound Off

+ Non-Fiction Highlights

+ Yearly Goals - Did I make them?

+ Most Disappointing Books

+ New Favorite Author(s)

+ Promising New Debut Author

+ Disappointing Author - authors whose future books I won't be checking out

+ Hidden Gems - books I didn't think I'd like but did

+ Not All That Glitters Is Gold - Books I thought I'd love but didn't

+ Books I Wanted to Read But Didn't


Even though it's not quite the end of the year, yet.

This is gonna be tough to keep it a short list but I will try. Also these books are all different genres from poetry to fiction.


Blood Sugar- Nicole Blackman

What the Body Remembers- Adele Slaughter

Paperdolls- April Daniels

A Game of Thrones- G.R.R.M

The Road Through Wonderland- Dawn Schiller

The Ravishing One- Connie Brockway (the best romance novel so far this year)

Feed- Mira Grant

Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (an anthology)

Piece by Piece- Tori Amos

The Reapers are the angels- Alden Bell

Fiend- Peter Stenson

Invisible Monsters- Chuck Palahniuk

Pain, Parties, Work- Elizabeth Winder

I have to go back to 1994 and kill a girl- Karyna McGlynn

American Myths in Post-9/11 Music- Daniele Cuffaro

White Oleander- Janet Fitch

Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity (an anthology)

A Woman's Book of Comfort - Jennifer Louden

Valencia- Michelle Tea

House of Leaves- Mark Z. Danielewski

The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams (an anthology)

Manic- Terri Cheney

Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields- Ashley Capps

The Messenger- Stephanie Pippin

The Count of Monte Cristo- Dumas

World War Z- Max Brooks

My Soul Feels Lean- Joyce Rupp

The Light in Ordinary Things (anthology of poetry)

Flowers in the Attic - V.C Andrews (my current guilty pleasure writer)

Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton

Eat Mangoes Naked: Find Pleasure Everywhere- S.A.R.K

The Chosen One- Carol Lynch Williams