A couple days ago I did my most disappointing reads of the year and today I’m bringing you my most surprising. I feel like I got out of my comfort zone with buddy reads, book club and in general so there were quite a few surprising ones.
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
This was read for a book club and I don’t normally enjoy historical fiction. But this one. This one pulled at my heartstrings. I am planning on reading the sequel
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
One of the classics this year. I wasn’t expecting to like it. It’s definitely one you can read over and over at different points in your life and it’ll tell you what you need to hear.
- How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
This was recommended to me and I finally got to it. I was a little scarred after reading Me Before You a couple years ago but this was basically the better version of it. I can’t wait to read her newest.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
I read a ton of non-fiction but I think this one impacted me the most. I went out and found a physical copy instead of the audio so I can go reread it.
- The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Another classic I read this year I wasn’t expecting to like but it ended up being nothing like I thought it would.
- The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
I was actually about to DNF this one but then I decided to pick it up one more time and read a chapter or two. Next thing I knew I was done with the book.
- Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
I normally don’t like quest-driven books but this one was so well done. I wanted to read the second one right after but still haven’t. Whoops.
- Vox by Christina Dalcher
I was expecting Handmaid’s Tale remake. It was nothing like that but definitely worth the read if you enjoyed Handmaid’s Tale.
- My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
This was another buddy read. I was expecting it to be just okay and I ended up reading it in just a weekend. I didn’t want to put it down.
What I’ve gained from this? I need to do more positive reviews. Sorry guys.