Best Books So Far in 2021

The following are the best books I’ve read so far this year. They are a combination of favorite reads and ones so entertaining that I HAD to rate them highly and include them on this list. I wanted this to be a nice, round 10 books, but instead I have 9 with some honorable mentions.

The variety of books here reflects my reading taste, so you’ll see novels but also comics and picture books as well. They are listed in order of what I most recently read.

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

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Best Books So Far in 2020

It’s past due that I discuss the best books I’ve read so far this year.

Below are 11 of the best books I read. They are mostly listed in the order I read them. Not all of them are favorites, but I’ll certainly point out which books are as I go along.

For the most part, rereads aren’t considered, but I reread one of my favorite series in a different format and loved it so much that I had to include it on this list.

Farseer trilogy audiobooks by Robin Hobb, narr. by Paul Boehmer


Summary: This is a fantasy trilogy about the bastard son of a prince who becomes an assassin’s apprentice. The books closely follow Fitz growing up at Buckkeep court and becoming entangled in political intrigues and taboo magic.

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Best Books So Far in 2019

Everyone is has done one of these posts. So here I am with mine. 😛 I enjoy reading them and have gotten recommendations from a few, so I hope you all will get as much out of mine too. 🙂

These are the books I’ve read in the first half of the year and have given the highest ratings. I’ll start at January and work my way to July. Rereads are not included.

Not all are my favorites, but I’ll indicate which are as I go along.

City of Dragons by Robin Hobb

★★★★☆ 1/2

Summary: An epic fantasy story, City of Dragons is the third and shortest book in the Rain Wild Chronicles in which we follow the dragons and their outcast caretakers as they seek the fabled city of Kelsingra.

Why I like it: I loved it for the development we get in the plot and characters. And that’s all I’ll say because this is third book so anything else would be a spoiler.

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Top 5 Wednesday #23: Top 5 Books of the Year (so far)

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books of 2017 (so far)

I’ve refrained from doing any “top books of the year” posts because the year hasn’t yet ended, so there’s no telling what might happen in the days leading up to New Year’s Eve. However, I would like to join in the fun and note the books I’ve loved so far this year, hence this Top 5 Wednesday post.

The following are my top books of the year so far. It’s possible that this list might change by the end of the year, and I plan to later post a longer list of about 10 books that are my favorites of the year.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


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