5/5 Stairs. A moving memoir told through the eyes of a child that follows the struggles immigrants face when they leave everything behind in hopes of a better life.
If you like memoirs, or self help, or comedy, or swearing, or a combination of all of these things - give Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered a try.
5/5 Stairs - Part memoir, all true-crime, this is a story of empathy and the pursuit of justice. Billy Jensen's chasing darkness, and he takes the reader with him.
4/5 Stairs. The library fire is just one piece of this library's history. While it's an interesting event, it's the rest of the history and the people Ms. Orlean profiles that makes this book an enjoyable read for any book lover.
It's hard to pick just ten favorite books for the year, but I did it. Okay, okay. It's really ELEVEN books. But close enough.