I didn’t read quite as many books this year as I have the past few years. The best new book I read this year was The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw. This was Shaw’s debut novel, and I read it on the recommendation of my friend, Jane. It is a wonderfully well-written love story/fairy tale/myth hybrid. I highly recommend this book, and Shaw is an author I will look forward to reading in the future.
2012 also gave me a book quest of sorts. I read somewhere about a book titled Winter In Maine by Gerard Donovan. The book was published, as best I can tell, sometime between 2008-2009. The only copy I have found is in German, which I unfortunately cannot read. If anyone finds this book in English, I would love to know. Also, if any of my friends reads German and would like this book, email me and we’ll work something out. Meanwhile, I will continue my search.
Honorable mention goes to Strong Is Your Hold by Galway Kinnell. This is a book of poetry that will be the next new book I read, whether it is 2012 or ’13. (I am reading two books right now, and I am a slow reader). This book is special to me because it was given to me as a gift by my dear friend, Tosha. I love poetry, but do not tend to read much of it. One of my reading goals for 2013 is to read more poetry.
So, these are a few books that stood out to me over the last twelve months. Have you read anything good lately? Or this year?
2 thoughts on “2012 Books In Review”
I love your book suggestions. I’ve been meaning to read The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw,. every since you first mentioned it. I really need to step up my book game. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the book of poetry. It’;s very romantic and lyrical. xo
Thanks, Tosha. I’m sure I will enjoy Kinnell’s book. I look forward to your thoughts whenever you read “The Girl With Glass Feet”. I think you will love it.