YA: Altered was awful. The first book in the series, Crewel, was inventive and magical. This was… trying. The Infernal Devices series was surprising and I loved the mythology. The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross was fast and fun and I can’t wait for the next one.
Nonfiction: The Mushroom Hunters. I never read nonfiction, but learning about the people that collect most of the high end mushrooms served in restaurants in the US was worth it. Very good.
Others. The Goldfinch: as good and engrossing as you’ve heard. Americanah: Talks about America in a way that Americans can’t. I wanted to type up and post some of the blog posts about race by the author. They were brilliant. Hyperbole and a Half: I truly feel that this is an important book. It’s not just an “internet book” or a “comic book” - although none of those things should be belittling phrases. Allie speaks so truly about depression. And also she’s funny.