I have finished this list published by the Huffington Post. It has been nice having direction with my reading choices for the past few months. When I finished a book, I knew exactly what I would be reading next. That was a good feeling.
(Reading. It’s a good thing.)
I often feel overwhelmed by the amount of books I want to read and the small amount of reading time I actually have. It annoys me to spend valuable reading time on books I don’t enjoy or at least learn something while reading.
I have to say every single book on this list was at least worthwhile. Some I enjoyed far more than others, but I didn’t feel that my time was wasted on any of them.
I have ranked the books, with number one being my favorite. It wasn’t easy to rank them, and I would love to hear what you thought of any of these books. Please post your comments!
21: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
20: NW by Zadie Smith
19: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
18: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
17: Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnson
16: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
15: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
14: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
13: Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
12: Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
11: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Kathleen Boo
10: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
9: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
8: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
7: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
6: Her by Christa Parravani
5: Room by Emma Donoghue
4: Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
3: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
2: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
1: Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson