Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Favorite Books of far (1st in a series)

My favorite books of the year so far:

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
If you are a true bibliophile, you may also love the charmingly cranky curmudgeon bookseller A.J. Fikry. His "Storied Life" among books, along with his journey toward overcoming family tragedy to find a new path, are all at once humorous, sad, and romantic. As a bonus, the author includes literary blurbs at the beginning of each chapter.  

The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch
If you have ever yearned for the "dreaming spires of Oxford," or if you've ever gone to school far from home, or if you have ever simply fallen in love with the wrong person (and who hasn't?), then you may enjoy The Last Enchantments. Brilliant young writer Charles Finch based this novel on his own past experience as an American student in England.

Virginia McCurry
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