I apologize to my faithful readers on the relatively low activity and pitiful reading total for this year. I know you must all be devastated. I have no idea why the numbers are so low. I’ll blame a move mid-year for disrupting my pace.
But I still have some awards to hand out!
Best Fiction: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Really enjoyed this depiction of magic, and placing it in an alternate history. Memorable characters and a fun story, with kind of a weird ending. But magic is just weird, ok?
Best Nonfiction: Face of Battle. War, what is it good for? Well, an interesting experiment on the nature of courage and this resulting nice book, if nothing else.
Honorable mention: River of Stars. If only the ending were a little more … heroic? But it’s based on real life, which doesn’t always wrap up in the nicest possible way.