My Rankings: 21 Books to Read

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





2 thoughts on “My Rankings: 21 Books to Read”

  1. Oh, wow, that’s pretty impressive 🙂 It must be such a nice feeling to know what you will read next!
    I should try a list too, it’s a great idea. I usually get inspired by the Kindle deals and features and that’s how I randomly choose my books.
    Plus, as you said, reading time is limited. I usually regret it in the morning when I get all caught up in a book at night :))
    Also, your baby is just adorable 🙂


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