I read so many amazing books this year. In fact, according to Storygraph, my average rating was 4.34 stars! I’m thankful for the opportunity to buy, read, and enjoy amazing books. When I say books saved my life, I mean that in every way possible. In this post, I’ll be sharing my top 10 most memorable books of the year. Books that stuck with me days, weeks, months after reading them. Books with characters I still often think about.
My most memorable books of the year!
Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu
I just haven’t been able to get this book out of my head. Nadia writes in a way that makes you feel everything! I wrote a review here.
Butter honey pig bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
Oh my! This book was fantastic. I read the ebook on scribd but I’m sure I’ll get the paperback soon because it’s just a book I feel I need to own, to look at on my shelf, to pick up every now and then just to appreciate the beauty that it is!
The love hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
I have spoken so much about this book and I will continue to speak about it because it’s a really good book. I’m a fan of authors who write memorable characters. The story was so cute, well written, well-paced and just all round amazing. It made my list of top 8 romance books of the year.
The invisible life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The storytelling in this book should be studied. The best I’ve read this year. It just makes me marvel at what goes on in people’s heads! It’s a beautiful story that tugs at your heart. You can read my review here.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
I’m really just glad to see more black writers tell black love stories in such a real way. This felt like it could be a real life story. It was beautiful, funny, cute, beautiful and heavy!
The push by Ashley Audrain
This book had me having a meltdown at 1am. It was so wild and insane. It triggers you whether or not you can relate to the story. You find yourself questioning motherhood and everything that comes with it. It pushes you out of your comfort zone and makes you confront possible fears. I wrote a review here.
The flatshare by Beth O’Leary
If I ever have to get a fictional love story, it’d be that of Tiffy & Leon. (Right after Dr Adam Carlsen & Olive Smith). It was sweet, cozy, witty, and beautiful!
All about love by Bell Hooks
This book is so profound. I have never read anything quite like it. Bell Hooks was such an inspiring woman. Her mind is something else. This is a book everyone should own. Please get a copy of this and be blown away!
In the palace of flowers by Victoria Princewill
This book is a gem and it’s sad more people aren’t talking about it. It takes a while to get into but once you do, you appreciate the writing and the story. I still often think of Jamila and Abimelech. The characters in this book were so properly written and developed. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is definitely one to check out.
Dial A for aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
I also feel the need to own a physical copy of this book. It was so good! I read it at a time when I needed it the most. The audiobook narrator, Risa Mei did such a fantastic job that I found myself laughing out loud a lot. I was hooked from the beginning. If you need a light murder mystery/romance mix, this is for you.