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, by Mark Doty
The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout
The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, by Kathleen Alcott
The Illusion of Separateness, by Simon Van Booy
The Grievers, by Marc Schuster
The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell
When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, by Molly Ringwald
Pittsburgh Memoranda, by Haniel Long
Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys
The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walter