These are the books I LOVED this year.
  1. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
    A beautifully written book about a young girl with leprosy in Hawaii. I learned so much from this book.
  2. A Little Life by Hanya Yanaglhara
    Just damn. This is one of the hardest books I've ever read. Parts of it were brutal. It's also one of the most beautiful stories of friendship and love that I've ever read.
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir
    Not my typical read but definitely a wow. I've been told that the science in this one is pretty accurate and the suspense left me breathless.