But! I am on break now, so I have actually been reading. It's been nice. And, although I have not even come close to catching up on all the books I want to read, I'm still going to list my favorite things I read this year, because I can.
In no particular order:
1. Every Day by David Levithan - It wouldn't be a favorites post without David Levithan somewhere.
2. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - Classics totally count for this list, and this is by far the best one I read this year. I fell so in love with its magic and I'm pretty sure I would be content reading this book and all the work it has inspired forever.
3. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - I am generally really bad at remembering books I read a while ago, but this book remains vivid in my head, as does my love for it.
4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - I've yet to review this one (working on it) but it rocks. Cool setting, awesome adventure. Give me book two, please.
5. Graceling and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore - Cheating by including both of these in one spot, but they're in a series, so it works. These lived up to every expectation and I only wish I read them sooner.
6. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - It also wouldn't be a favorites post without some Courtney. Her first foray into some supernatural couldn't have been any better.
7. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller - #TeamTravis always.
8. Life is But a Dream by Brian James - A rather emotional, under-appreciated read, in my opinion.
9. Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen - Twelve months later and thinking of this book still makes me want to vomit. (In a good way.)
10. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - One of the only books I've read for school (AP Lit wassup) that I actually really love.