It’s time for my seasonal (or quarterly, whichever you prefer) favorites! I read a lot of great books this fall, so narrowing them down to five favorites was not easy. But there were a few books that stood above the rest (to see all of what I read in fall, click the links to see my monthly wrap ups).
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. I’ve read quite a few memoirs in the past two years, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I loved Felicia Day already, but this book mage me love her even more. I particularly liked how she addressed feminism from the perspective of someone in a primarily male world: gaming. And learning about how she built her career was so fun!
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I can’t believe it took me so long to read this! It’s been on my TBR probably since it came out, and I finally got around to it this year because Lin-Manuel Miranda reads the audiobook and I, obviously, needed to listen to it.
- Habibi by Craig Thompson. This is a graphic novel about two Muslim orphans trying to take care of each other and learn who they are at the same time. I absolutely loved this book! Not only was the story incredible, but the artwork is museum-worthy. Highly, highly recommend it!
- A Nation of Immigrants by John F. Kennedy. I’d been meaning to pick up this book for a while, and it was the perfect book to pick up after the election. It really made me think about a lot of issues related to immigration, and gave me a new appreciation for how different groups of immigrants affected the creation and culture of America.
- Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird. It’s been a while since I’ve read a biography, and this one was fantastic! Usually, when I read books this long (especially nonfiction ones), I tend to skim or speed read. But this one was so interesting I couldn’t help but savor every chapter. If you’re into British history, or looking for a biography to read, this is a great pick!
What’s the best book you read this fall?