It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?
Short and sweet. My favorite nonfiction book was The Irregulars. My favorite children's book was The Mysterious Benedict Society (and the second installment of the story as well). My favorite fiction book (by a mile) was The Secret Scripture. I had never read anything by Sebastian Barry, and his prose and storytelling touched me in ways I never expected. I found myself reading the same passages over and over just to escape in the language. Poetry disguised as prose.