I reached my personal reading goal of 52 books for 2017! Here’s the Best of 2017:
Best Fiction (adult): Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin. Guided by Virgil, Lavinia tells her story. Le Guin beautifully blends history, tradition, myth, and poetry into an elegant work of fiction.
Best Children’s Story Book: The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Graham Pictures by Ernest Shepherd. Whilst trying to fulfill my children’s desire for more dragon stories, (My Father’s Dragon was a hit) we stumbled upon this wonderful book at our local library. It is a classic, a new favorite of ours. Runner ups: Snowflake Bentley and The Mousewife by Rumer Godden
Best Children’s Chapter-book Fiction: We read a lot of Chapter-books this year and so it’s hard to choose but The Secret Garden was the best. We also Loved: A Little Princess, The Princess and The Goblin, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.
Best Spiritual Reading: Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Phillippe. This book is an excellent Spiritual guide to Peace and easy to read. I read it in a few days but it would be a good slow read or daily devotional.
Best Book of Poetry: One of my all time favorites, Christina Rossetti’s Sing-Song.
What were some of your favorites from 2017? Have any reading goals for 2018?