I read some really great books this year, so I thought I'd compile a list of my favorites. I love getting and gifting books for the holiday. They're thoughtful and don't take up much space. If not books, then Amazon cards to buy them (my "wish list" is pretty long).
So, without further ado: my "five star" books of the year.
Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Clutterfree with Kids by Joshua Becker
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
And I haven't had a chance to read these yet, but I've heard wonderful things. They're on my list and I'm gifting them to others.
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert