Monday, January 15, 2018

A YEAR OF FAVORITE READS

 

    
 When I visit schools I am almost always asked to list my favorite books, so I've been keeping a list for more than a decade. Here are my top books of 2017! (I already have many for 2018, but I'll have to wait to add them to my list...)


              Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (middle grade)
              The War that Saved My Life
                              and
              The War I Finally Won both by
             Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (middle grade)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (adult)


I also try and read several classics a year, and this year my favorites were a reread of:
 
 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
and a first read of
My Antonia by Willa Cather
 

And for my writing friends, my favorite writing book of the year was:

  The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass