Sunday Salon: Pick of the Month
Happy Sunday, all! I hope everyone is keeping warm and cozy today… it’s cold enough here that me and clogged sinuses are in full hibernation mode. I’ve got blankets, a good book, plenty of tea, some Dayquil, and all of my errands already accomplished. Yay!
Ever since I made my “best of 2009” list, I’ve been thinking. Picking the five or ten best books out of a pool of 140ish was a damn daunting task. Picking the best one out of a pool of twelve or thirteen is substantially less hard. (Still not easy, though, of course.) So, I think I’ll start doing a pick of the month, and that way, when next New Year’s rolls around, I’ll have an already-culled pool of 12 to pick from.
In the future, I might start putting this in my monthly wrap-up, but this month’s wrap-up is already quite long – I’ve been a bad kid when it comes to book acquisitions. Not only did a lot of my wishlisted books come up on Bookmooch, but I also really need to start scheduling my weekly library trip at a time when the booksale is not open. Bad Nicki!
Aaaaaanyways. Pick of the month. It was a close call between two books, both of which featured angels and deep thoughts about the nature of life and love and such, and which were otherwise about as different as possible. Elizabeth Knox’s The Vintner’s Luck and Libba Bray’s Going Bovine were both excellent books, but in the end I’m going to give the nod to Going Bovine. I’ll have my full review up tomorrow, but the short version is that not only did it make me think deep thoughts about the nature of life and love and such, but it also the cause of quite a few bouts of very loud, often very public, very uncontrollable laughter, and more than a few tears. Good stuff.
What about you, readers? What’s your best read from January 2010?