Another year, another list of books that I think others simply must buy and read to live happy, fulfilling lives. Or at least, to feel like they’ve read the best of the best of the year that was. This year I had a really hard time picking as the first ten months or so saw me perusing some truly amazing books. Here is my (whittled down) list of my favorite romances/romantic reads.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin that captures all that is best about fantasy, fairy tales and romance this is easily my top read of the year. Heroine Miryem is the perfect match for the powerful, ruthless Staryk king and the fact that it takes them a whole novel to figure that out is a treat and treasure for the reader.