This year contained many ups and many downs, so it’s hard to say how I really feel about 2018. One thing I am positive about though is that this year was full of fantastic reads. Twenty-six books fell into my hands these past 365 days, and it’s time I share with my loyal readers the definitive ranking of every book I read this year. Now let’s get down to business!
- What: Forest Dark
- Who: Nicole Krauss
- Pages: 290, hard cover
- Genre: Contemporary fiction
- Published: 2017
- The lit: of 5 flames
Sometimes flipping the last page of a book leaves us absolutely befuddled.
“What exactly happened here in these few hundred pages to which I devoted significant time, energy, and brain power?”
Fortunately, only a few books spur this thought. Nicole Krauss’ 2017 hit was one of them. For a novel that garnered much attention and praise and made many best-of lists, I was ready to be blown away. Forest Dark, however, left me lost and grasping for more clarity and purpose … not unlike the main characters.