This memoir of the author‘s unconventional (to say the least) childhood draws comparisons with The Glass Castle and Educated. They all made me grateful for my own childhood! This one was hard to read emotionally, as she deals with neglect and abuse but also a page turner. I needed to know how her life turned out. Read for #NewYearWhoDis from the list of @michellelav [Spoiler in comments]
Loved this. I've been wanting to read it forever and intending to do so since Jokabokaflod 2018, when @guinsgirlreads so thoughtfully gave it to me. Its setting (northernmost Minnesota) is dark and icy cold, and so are the emotional states of many of the characters! 😜 But there‘s warmth, too, in the quiet moments of family and found family. Great wintry nature description, a slowish but suspense-driven narrative, and very fine writing. ❄️ 🛶 ❤️
This book made me feel all giddy inside! 🤗A perfect happy and light read that I sped through because I just couldn't put it down. The characters were all relatable and I loved all their unique and wonderfully crafted personalities- especially Jake and Duncan. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional boy? I think Jake is my newest fictional crush 😜 Highly recommend this book, especially if you need something happy in between deeper books 🙏😍
It turned out to be a great reading year! Here are my top ten favorites (in two posts), in no particular order: The Little House on the Prairie series, From Scratch, The River, North and South, and The Starless Sea.
What great books did you read this year? #2019 #toptenbooks