One of the things about the Book Blogger Con that would be on my list of Must Does is meet up with fellow bloggers, which means talking about books. What does a book lover most like to do (besides read)? Talk about their favorite recent reads. Today’s writing prompt asks us to talk about our favorite books from the year so far.
I’m cheating a little here. I read The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason in December, not this year (it’s within 12 months, right?) The Town That Drowned recently won the regional Commonwealth Book Prize. I loved this coming of age story of a girl and her family that have to deal with big changes when their whole town has to be moved.
2012 started out a good reading year with Good Evening Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes. These were a collection of short stories that captured the spirit of the British people during World War II.
Something that will give you the heebie-jeebies and also question the character’s sanity, Bedbugs by Ben H Winters. Yep, bedbugs. It’s exactly what you think it’s about…or is it? Does the young couple in the story have bedbugs or the bedbugs imaginary?
That’s just a few great books from 2012. I’m looking forward to reading more fabulous reads before the year ends. Have you read any of these?
And if I was going to BEA, the one book I’d be looking for (and would bite someone to get! Just kidding…maybe) is The Twelve by Justin Cronin. I had an ARC of The Passage way back when and have been waiting impatiently ever since for the sequel.