This is for people with a fondness for ‘interesting’ dates. And even for people who couldn’t care less. Today is the 11th day of the 12th month in the 13th year (well, you know what I mean!). But I will not now provide a list of the year’s best ten books. Or best 14.
I need to slim these lists down, but when I looked at the possible contenders for best Bookwitch book 2013, there were so many wonderful reads that it’s as hard as giving up cake and cheese and go on a diet.
I have a bunch of six books, where I can’t say that one is an overall winner. I would like to, but can’t. One thing that has made me pick these over some others, is that they provided that special glow of happiness. Scary and good is obviously good, but happy and good wins every time. (Apologies for excessive soppiness.)
I’ll list them in first name alphabetical order:
Anthony McGowan, Brock
Debi Gliori, Dragon Loves Penguin
Hilary McKay, Binny for Short
Jonathan Stroud, Lockwood & Co – The Screaming Staircase
Marcus Sedgwick, She’s Not Invisible
Sam Hepburn, Chasing the Dark
If you – or your favourite book – are not on the list, please be gentle with that meat cleaver! Let’s face it; there are lots of wonderful books out there.