Thursday, June 30, 2016

First Half Favorites for 2016

My friend Lesa posted her First Half Favorites for 2016 at her blog -

Nor surprisingly, we share a few faves.

I don't always do a favorites list at the end of the year any more, but I do post the list of what I've read during the year.  And I will highlight a few that have stayed with me.

But this half year list intrigues me.

When I thanked Lesa for coming up with such a clever idea, she told me it was actually Jen Forbus's idea of a couple years ago.  And that doesn't surprise me a bit.  Jen keeps her blog - - fresh with a wealth of continuous new ideas.

So, I'm going to hop on this bandwagon and tell you my favorites of the year - so far.

"The Never-Open Desert Diner" by James Anderson

"My Southern Journey" by Rick Bragg

"The View From the Cheap Seats" by Neil Gaiman.  (Actually, I haven't finished this on yet.  I'm plucking essays out slowly and savoring them.  Which is exactly what I did with Rick Bragg's "My Southern Journey."  They're both delicious books and I can't say enough about them).

"Night Shift" by Charlaine Harris

"Wilde Lake" by Laura Lippman

"A Great Reckoning" by Louise Penny (I read an ARC - official publication is not until August, but worth the wait!)

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