My top five are marked with a ⭐️!
  1. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
    She is such a fascinating lady. And I am all about the idea of vulnerably asking and then sharing in the gift of giving. Her TED talk on this is lovely.
  2. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
    This book, like many of Gladwell's other books, made me reevaluate my thought patterns. One of the few non-fiction books I read and enjoyed.
  3. North! Or be Eaten by Andrew Peterson
    The Wingfeather Saga is a magical YA series with Christian undertones. Loved it:
  4. The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson
    Third installment of the Wingfeather Saga. Loved it.
  5. The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson
    The finale of the Wingfeather Saga. Loved it.
  6. Still Alice
    I love reading books from unique perspectives. This story, from the perspective of an Alzheimer's patient, was heartbreakingly beautiful.
  7. Quidditch through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
    Actually didn't love this. Even fake non-fiction is not my thing.
  8. The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry by
    A sweet story. Liked it very much.
  9. ⭐️Maus by Art Speigleman
    This graphic novel was moving and hilarious. I love classic parental figures and any WWII story. Loved it so much. I'd say this is a must read for anyone.
  10. Maus II by Art Speigleman
    Also amazing.
  11. There Are No Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith
    Rafe is recognized as one of the best teachers on the planet. His optimism, yet practical strategies when it comes to teaching, has kept me going for the past six years.
  12. ⭐️The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    Another WWII read. The story of two sisters who each had to face horrific obstacles. Brave women, beautiful story.
  13. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
    Dark short stories that will stick with me forever.
  14. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
    My first Sanderson. Loved the idea of the world but felt that dialogue was mega lame. Especially when the main female character spoke. Couldn't bring myself to read the sequel.
  15. Writers Gone Wild
    Real stories from the lives of famous writers. I loved the raunchy stuff most. : )
  16. The Emperor of Paris
    A beautiful story, confusingly organized.
  17. ⭐️The Martian by Andy Weir
    Humor! Space! Problem solving! Suspense! I loved it!! The movie was less great.
  18. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
    Liked reading it. Did not enjoy the ending.
  19. ⭐️Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
    Harper Lee has a way with words that speaks deep in my soul. I love her and Scout. It was beautiful and amazing even if no one else agrees.
  20. In the Woods by Tana French
    Fun read. Disappointing ending. Hated this author in the end.
  21. ⭐️11/22/63 by Stephen King
    SO GOOD. Probably my favorite of the year.