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100 Books : PART DEUX!

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A’ight.  So, I told you all about the books I read last year (hint, here is the full list). When you read that much, it’s only natural that people want your recommendations.

Here’s the thing, y’all. I find reading to be deeply personal. Some of the books that I love best from this past year, I did so because I happened to come across them at the Exact. Moment. That. I. Needed. Them.

I can tell you what I really loved (A Gentleman in Moscow, Giovanni’s Room). I can tell you what I really did not love (…The Nest, maybe?  Really, if I wasn’t feeling it, I abandoned it pretty quickly). But the rest?

In lieu of any “best of” lists, I thought I’d give you more of an IF/THEN setup.

Again, I’ve included Amazon Affiliate links, because it seem foolish not to, but I highly suggest you search these out at your local bookstore or library!

So, without any further ado:

If you want to know which books have stuck with me or made the most impact, check out:

If you just need a deeply satisfying, cathartic cry, read:

If you need a good laugh, read:

If you are way into angsty teenage girls, read:

If you want to read about teenagers who were a gazillion times more mature than you were at their age but we can all pretend right?, then read:

If you are in the mood for Shakespeare, read:

If you love a good period drama, then read:

If you have watched the Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix twice already, read:

If you’re looking for a who dunnit in the style of a more philosophical Agatha Christie, read:

  • The Louise Penny mysteries, starting with Still Life

If you’re looking for a who dunnit in the style of the brooding but handsome detective, read:

  • The Cormoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
  • The Jackson Brodie novels by Kate Atkinson (pleeeease write more, Kate. PLEASE???)

If you prefer your smart-ass detectives to be smart-ass LADY detectives, read:

If you’re just looking for some solid, escapist YA, read:

If you want to know which book I read soley because it had my name in the title, it’s this one:

If you want to know which book MUST be read in physical hardcover, it’s this one:

From Zach Dodson's website. Click to see more.
From Zach Dodson’s website. Click to see more.

If you want a book to make you fiercely appreciate the awesome and terrifying power of Mother Nature, then read these:

If you really love to embrace the weird, then read:

If you are seeking a quest, adventure, or epic journey, then read:

If you’ve been meaning to read more short stories, then read:

If you have questions, other IF/THENs to suggest, or you think I’ve mis-categorized something, let me know!

 

2 Comments

  1. Andrea

    If you want to know which book I read soley because it had my name in the title, it’s this one

    My favorite category.

    25 . 01 . 2017
    • annaleighweber@gmail.com

      I gotta give the people what they want!

      26 . 01 . 2017

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