And now on to today’s question…
What is your favorite book that you read this year?
I have soooooo many, but one that I have now read twice this year is The Obsession by Nora Roberts.
Naomi Bowes follows her father into the woods one night. She discovers that her father is a serial killer and rescues one of his victims. Fast forward a few years and Naomi has changed her name and moved to a small town. She falls in love with the town of Sunset Cove and it’s residents, especially Xander Keaton. But when women start going missing and bodies start being found, her father’s sin seems to have caught up with her after all.
Jo Linsdell www.jolinsdell.com
I’ve read a lot of good books so far this year but my favorite has to be The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. This was Agatha Christie meets Quantum Leap.
About the book:
The Rules of Blackheath
1. Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
2. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
3. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
Understood? Then let’s begin…
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others…
The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.
Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com
Oh goodness! I’ve read so many awesome books already this year, it’s going to be tough to pick just ONE!
But I’d have to say that a key winner I read this year would be What We’ve Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk! By the Writerpunk Press Group–a gang of supremely talented authors who regularly take inventive and skillful re-tellings on familiar stories. They started doing “-punk” (as in “steampunk”, “cyberpunk”, “dieselpunk”, etc.; it’s an artistic aesthetic that has to do with taking the technology of a particular age and accomplishing feats with them that might not have actually happened, but they could; for example, in the book 2,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Jules Verne used the technology available in Victorian times to design a submarine that could navigate under the water–such a machine didn’t exist in that capacity, but it could) re-tellings of Shakespeare plays, and this one takes classic literature and spins it in new and creative ways: Tom Sawyer as a clockwork automaton; Beowulf as a diesel-powered battle between two factions in a vast underground cavern network; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court as a cyberpunk time-travel adventure–all spectacular stories in their own right, and exceptional nods to the original masters! It was all so good that I wanted to read it all over again as soon as I’d finished!
Tania – The Bookworm Mummy Tania-richardson.com
I have read some pretty awesome books this year, so it’s hard to pick just one, but if I really do have to pick, I am going to say that my favorite book of the year so far is The Wicked Deep, by Shea Ernshaw.
I loved the setting of an eerie coastal town, the small town weirdness, the ghost stories… The murders.Oh, and that twist! The whole novel, like the deadly Swan Sisters, is a beautiful, mesmerizing and dangerous thing. Dangerous as in, you’ll lose a lot of sleep by staying up all night reading it!
If you have not yet picked up The Wicked Deep, stop reading now and get thee to a bookstore! You can thank me later!
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