It is one again time for my favorite Monday of the month, Calendar Girls day!!
Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books and Flavia the Bibliophile and now be hosted by Katie at Never Not Reading and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song Calendar Girl.
This month we’re talking about the best book we’ve read so far this year.
This one is hard for me because I’ve read some great books this year. So I’m going to have a shortlist of runners up before the big reveal.
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (review)
I could not get enough of this book. If you like romance novels and are into a little bit more risque romance scenes. This book is for you. It warmed my Alexander Hamilton John Laurens shipper heart, and also gave me a preview of the violently ill feeling I’ll be having in November 2020.
Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle. Listen. I can and will talk about these boys and Blue Sargent until I am forced to stop. I love them all. These books are weird and silly and only make like 35% sense, but they are well written and the characters are lovely and I love everything about them.
BUT my winner for best book I’ve read thus far in 2019 goes to a book I listened to back in February.
Sadie by Courtney Summers (Review)
This book was something beyond words. I listened to the audio, and I have yet to come across a book that fits that medium better. Part Podcast part novel this book is a masterpiece. There is a myriad of trigger warnings you should know about before you start this one including, child sex abuse and death of a child, but if you can handle those kinds of dark things, you should read this book.
I love murder mystery books and I love murder/true crime podcasts. I never thought these two things could be one thing and if they were, I didn’t think they could be put together so well. I cannot recommend this book enough. Please read it.
What’s the best book you’re read this year so far?
Until next time Internet,