I read a lot of great books this year. Here’s what earned a 5 bookmark rating:
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin – excellent mystery crime story about a Mississippi town hampered by racism
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert – classic French novel about a young, unhappy middle class woman
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton – classic read about high society New York in the 1870s
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – newer fiction about a lonely young widower who owns an island bookstore in New England
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell – well-known children’s book about handsome well-bred horse named Black Beauty
Cotton in My Sack by Lois Lenski – realistic fiction about a sharecropper family in Arkansas during the late 1940s, one of my childhood favorites
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Adam Rex – terrific picture book about children, friendship and the well-known backyard game. Adults will love reading this one too.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – remarkable and amusing record of time in America during the mid- to late 1700s. Makes you understand Franklin’s intelligence and foresight.
Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does? by Claire McKinney – excellent handbook for indie and self-published writers who want to promote their books
I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan – hilarious book of anecdotes about working in a public library
Seized by the Sun by James W. Ure – great YA book for all readers about Gertrude Thompkins, a World War II pilot in the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program who disappeared on a flight to California
What were your “best of” books?
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