Well, I’m a quarter of the way to completing my goal of reading 40 new books this year. I’m trying to expand my reading palette from the usual YA fiction I prefer, and I think my list so far reflects that I’ve at least dipped my toe in other waters. I’ve found a few real gems, a couple felt more like a trudge-through in parts, but my world has expanded regardless.
Without further ado, here are the first 10 books I read this year:
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
- The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, and Carey Pietsch
- Wildcard by Marie Lu
- Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
- Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
- Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
- The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donad Maass
- Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
- The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
If I *have* to pick one, I’d say Grace and Fury is probably my favorite of those first ten books. Stay tuned for a full blog post about it. Wildcard was also incredibly satisfying–Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors, her stories never fail to fully engage me. I’d recommend checking out the first book in that series: Warcross before moving on to Wildcard, but definitely another excellent duology.