Let's talk about the best books we read this year! Here's my favourite.
The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.
Why? Well this book was like getting wrapped up in a big warm space operatic hug, and who couldn't use that this year?
In the increasing atmosphere of fear and uncertainty surrounding climate change, Chamber's gives us a little hope for the future.
Her work is just so darn REFRESHING. Think female and non white leads. The worlds she builds are anti-prejudice and sexually free. Gender binaries are broken down and, drum roll, it's no big deal.
If you're not a science fiction fan, don't let it put you off, I'm not either! Think of it as a character-driven, heartwarming read and you'll understand why I loved it so so much!
And perhaps the best part? It's the first book of a trilogy so when you finish with an ache of sadness that its over.. well there's still more to come!
Runner up: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Gilbert has always been one of my favourite authors so I knew I would love this one from the start. Read it! Amongst other marvellous things about this book, she gives us one of the best love stories I've ever read.
Favourite Australian Read: The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
Favourite Thriller: The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Favourite Non Fiction: Educated by Tara Westover
The best part of reflecting on a year of reading life? I get thrills thinking my favs of 2020 are out there somewhere, already written, just waiting to be found!