After the election, I didn't think I could ever be happy enough to read again, but life is surprising.
*A* books are audiobooks, by the way.
The top 10 books on this list are all sensational-- you should read them.
*A*13. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot: Terrible.
*A*12. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot: Almost as bad.
*A*11. Mine Are Spectacular by Janice Kaplan: SERIOUSLY NOT GOOD.
*A*10. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda: A passable thriller. It kept me guessing, and the format was particularly challenging in audiobook form-- I would have liked this better if I would have read it, I think.
9. How to Party With an Infant by Kaui Hart Hemmings: Such an odd, sweet book. It does a really good job of capturing playgroup politics.
8. HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes: LOVED THIS. I also have the book she wrote about her time at State, but everyone says this one is better. I will keep you posted.
*A*7. Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger: SCARY
*A*6. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close: Loved this-- if you haven't read Jennifer Close, you really should. Her voice is excellent.
*A*5. The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson: I am in love with Joshilyn Jackson. There. I said it. This book features the characters in Someone Else's Love Story, so read that one first.
*A*4. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld: Late to the party on this one, but it is AMAZING.
3. Today Will be Different by Maria Semple: Not as good as Bernadette but still hilarious and touching and weird.
*A*2. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware: OMG read this! SO! SCARY!
1. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: Brilliant and perfect and Anne Tyler-y.