It’s nearly the end of the year, and it’s time to look back on all those books I wanted to love so much. The question is: did I?
This year was torn between great books, meh books, and ones I genuinely could not stand. All of these shown above are ones a lot of other people liked. Not me. I had so many issues with these, namely with worldbuilding (or there lack of), poor writing, or heavy romance that obliterated the story. Try them for yourself and see if they’re the right fit for you. To Kill a Kingdom was the biggest disappointment for me, and it makes me want to scream because I can see so much potential there, but the writing was terrible.
I also had an enormous amount of FABULOUS books this year. Of my hyped books, I’m glad that most were ones I genuinely loved enough to want to reread again in the future. If I had to pick a favorite out of this bunch, probably a tie between Illidan, Renegades, and Heart of Iron.
These books. Dang. They made getting through the bad stuff and ignoring schoolwork this year totally worth it. Amazing characters, gut wrenching stories, intricate plots. These are the cream of the crop.
Books That Made Me Pause and Think:
These books had my mind reeling after I read them. They floored me, either by the intricacies, the characters, or the themes in it. I put Damsel on this list because while it bothered me a lot and I gave it three stars, it is still a book I think about to this day.