I accomplished a good bit of reading this year. Here are my top picks for Young Adult/Adult books:
* Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wein)
* Black Dove White Raven (Elizabeth Wein)
* 84 Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff)
* Evidence Not Seen – (Darlene Deibler)
* Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley) and the other Flavia de Luce books. What began as just an enjoyable mystery has become much more. I do so love dear Flavia.
* Master Plan for Rescue – (Janis Cooke Newman)
* All the Light We Cannot See – (Anthony Doerr) This selection, I think, is my top adult read. Such beautiful writing…beautiful and bittersweet. If you have not read this, do put it on your to read list.
* Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – Daniel James Brown Another excellent read. Amazing glimpse at character and determination in a group of young men. Worthy read, indeed.