Monday, May 23, 2016

30 Days of Books ~ Day 1


Day 1 ~ Best Book You Read Last Year

2015 was kind of a scattered reading year... I started out reading a lot, had a slump, and then became obsessed with Marvel comics for the rest of the year. As a result the year doesn't really stand out for me. There are other years where I can say that is the year I finally read such and such. 2015 was the year when I was just happy when I read anything. But, one book I really enjoyed was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I read this the first part of the year before life got weird. I really should read more by her, but haven't had a chance to yet. It was definitely a page turner and worth all the praise it has received!

14 comments:

  1. This was on my Best of 2015 list, too. Such a powerful book.

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  2. Station Eleven was one of my favorites too. I thought about that book for months and referred to it to others in conversation that wasn't necessarily about reading.

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  3. I think I'm the only person who hasn't read that book. It's on my wish list!

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  4. This one is on my reading list. I've heard so many good things about it!

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  5. One of my favorites! I'm ready for another book by Mandel. :)

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  6. I also loved Station Eleven!!! Such a great book!

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  7. Oh that scared me! I mean it seemed like it could really happen.

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  8. Station Eleven is a book I've heard a lot of positive feedback surrounding but have yet to read myself. I look forward to seeing what other books feature over the 30 days!

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  9. I liked this book a LOT. Have you read any of her other novels? I read The Lola Quartet and really loved it.

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  10. I've heard a lot of good things about Station Eleven. I really want to read it. Someday, I suppose.

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  11. I loved this book, too, although I've read a few criticisms of it that I can't argue. It was just really refreshing to read a dystopian novel that doesn't gloss over the ugly side of human nature but also doesn't assume that's what would take over. Loved it.

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  12. I loved that book so much. I never would have thought a dystopian look at my home state of Michigan would have made me so happy. I read it in audio. The narrator did a great job.

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  13. Ah, I just did not enjoy this one as much as everyone else did. It is the rare time where I feel bad for my differing opinion.

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  14. I enjoyed reading this one too.

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