Best of the Best: 2015 to 2022
Welcome to another seasonal “Best Of” list featuring my best reads of the year from 2015-2022.
Inspired by Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog, I’ve put together my own “Best of the Best” list which I’ll add to each year.
Each year I’ve been blogging, I’ve put together a most memorable reads of the year list. Now, inspired by Davida, here are my top EIGHT reads of the last EIGHT years. I’ve only been blogging for five and a half years, but I started keeping records eight years ago, so I’m including all eight years. I’m also linking to my year-end blog posts so that you can see the honorable mentions if you’re curious. It’s excruciating to pick the best of the best and I’ve excluded many favorite reads. However, these are the books I still think about years after I’ve read them and will probably want to reread at some point.
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(Preblogging) The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
(reviewed the first year I started blogging)
(Preblogging) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (not reviewed on the blog)
(I didn’t choose a favorite this year because I chose to use categories.) Looking back at the list now, I will have to choose Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman as my favorite of the year (not reviewed on blog). See my complete list for the year here: 2017 Really Recommendable Reads
Ranked in Order:
Ok….this isn’t my favorite thing to do but Davida has set the bar high, so I’ll give this daunting task a try! All of these are on my lifetime favorites list and I have vivid memories of reading each one. I have awarded each of these books five stars, so they could all be #1. Tomorrow I might arrange them differently.
(The book with the most emotional, heartfelt, and poignant ending.)
If you ranked your books over the past few years, which would be your #1 read?
Do you keep a list of favorites from year to year?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
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