For National Booklovers Day, My Favorites This Year (so far)

Seems that today is National Booklover’s Day. You’d think such an occasion would be a major celebration in this house. Actually it is … every day.

To commemorate this properly, I thought I’d share my favorite books that I’ve read so far this year. I usually try to do this around the Fourth of July, but I blinked and here we are in August. Pretty soon it’ll be New Years and I’ll be giving you my picks for 2013.

Consider this a preview, then.

So far, I’ve read 46 books this year. (Relax. A few of those are pretty short tomes. For some reason, I’ve been immersing myself in a lot of poetry lately.) Of those 46, these 16 have made it to my “highly recommended” list with me giving 5 stars to all of them,

Links take you to my reviews.

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, by Mark Doty

Helen Keller in Love

Helen Keller in Love, by Rosie Sultan

The Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout

The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets

The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, by Kathleen Alcott

The Illusion of Separateness

The Illusion of Separateness, by Simon Van Booy

The Grievers

The Grievers, by Marc Schuster

The Virgin Cure

The Virgin Cure, by Ami McKay

In Persuasion Nation

In Persuasion Nation, Stories by George Saunders

The Other Typist

The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell

When It Happens to You

When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, by Molly Ringwald

The Orchardist

The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin

Pittsburgh Memoranda

Pittsburgh Memoranda, by Haniel Long

The Bird Saviors

The Bird Saviors, by William J. Cobb

Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys

Tenth of December

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walter

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