In looking back on 2012 there was a clear winner to me for favorite book ~ 11-22-63 by Stephen King. Phenomenal. And what made the reading experience even that much more was listening to the audiobook and Craig Wasson’s narration. Wasson became Jake Epping for me. Do yourself a favor and listen to this gem of a novel ~ you won’t be disappointed.
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield was my favorite debut novel of the year. A fantastic southern fiction reminiscent of The Secret Life of Bees. Favorite general fiction that grapples with faith was Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. A historical fiction novel highlighting the resiliency of the human spirit.
There were a couple of favorite reads in the young adult category, not to be missed: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake and Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda. Two very divergent novels ~ the Blake novel is a perfect Halloween read while the Chadda novel reflects the unique diversity of authors and characters.
So what was your favorite book of the year?