Tomorrow will be my four-year anniversary with The Gilmore Guide to Books! I’m not sure I thought I would make it this long, but here I am, still reading and writing. Before I do anything else I want to thank all the wonderful booklovers who have been supporting me from the beginning—and the new readers who have joined them. It’s hard to say just how much it means, but it’s A LOT. If I could, I’d go all Oprah and you could reach under your chair and find new car keys, but as it is, if you clean the way I do, you should never reach (or look) under your chairs. I’m just sayin’. Cars and cleaning aside, you make the work worthwhile, as do all the amazing bloggers I’ve come to know. Getting to meet some of them in Chicago this year at BEA was one of the highlights of my year. And for those I haven’t met yet, we need to get after it!
Back to the books. I thought it might be nice to take a look back at some of my all-time 5-star favorites over the years and give them a little more love. A few are well-known, but most were books I fell in love with that didn’t get much attention. I apologize in advance—there are a lot of books here so I split them up by genre, but honestly I still think they’re all outstanding and so, just had to share! Plus, it’s summer and the perfect time to read backlist books (hit up your library!).
(You can link to the review from the title to see my thoughts.)
Thanks again, everyone! If you get half the joy out this little blog that I get out of writing it, then I’m a happy book nerd. Now break open the champagne!