This year is another story. For the most part, I really enjoyed the 102 book read this year. I think I can count on two hands the amount of books I didn't like, none of which I hated (unlike last year.) Don't even get me started on Noah's Castle again.
Back to the subject at hand. I've actually been thinking about what my favorite list would look like and when I first drew it up, I had about 20 books on it. After a lot of soul searching, I got it down to 17. That's about as far as I can whittle it down this time around. Actually when I started to type up this post it was only at 16, I had to add another one because I felt bad about leaving it off the list.
For the most part, the list is going to include a lot of mysteries. This seems to be the year I really got into them again. It also includes a few Gothic novels, which I had never read before. There are two authors, new to me this year, who make the list twice. What really surprised me as I made the list, was that despite all the great nonfiction books I've read this year, only one book made my final list. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that next year goes just as well.
So with no further ado, here is my list, in the order they were read. If you click on the title, a separate window will open up with my review.
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
The Mapping Of Love And Death by Jacqueline Winspear
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
Rotters by Daniel Kraus
The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
The Wall by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Centuries of June by Keith Donohue
Two For Sorrow by Nicola Upson
Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Camp Nine by Vivienne Schiffer
The Conference Of The Birds by Peter Sis
The Doll by Daphne Du Maurier