Being born on the 11th clearly made the #11 my favorite number. To top it off, today is my 38th birthday and 3 + 8 = 11…so this must mean its going to be a lucky one 😉
To honor the #11, here are my Top 11 reads from this year. This year has been my best reading year yet and it was very hard to narrow them down!
It is a story of perseverance, acceptance and love for so many of the characters.
It is a story about friendship; but, not ordinary friendship. A supreme friendship so connected that without it one is not whole, but lost. Friendship that gives one breathe: a reason.
Cue in the soundtrack to Pretty Woman and you got yourself the cutest love story – with a side of spice – I have read in a while.
It was an addicting, brilliantly written story. This can definitely be a one sitting book read.
The book tells a beautiful tale of a loving and caring person who just needed someone to believe in her.
It’s one of those stories that brightens your mood: perfect to read on a sunny day (or those rainy/snowy days where you are looking for something to lighten your mood).
This book had me on edge the whole entire time. THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME.
Like classic Jodi, she has this rational way of presenting both sides of an issue where you feel empathy for all characters whether you agree with them or not (she’s brilliant at this!) You may not agree, but you understand.
Francie Nolan became one of my favorite literary characters.
Backman’s writing consists of simple sentences packed with punch: so much meaning with the right amount of build up. His writing style is brilliant!
The tension between Lucy and Josh from the minute the book starts is ridiculously tantalizing.
Do you have a favorite amongst my birthday book stack? Do tell!