This is my thirteenth Top Ten Tuesday post, though technically it’s Wednesday and I’m late again! Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m quite pleased about this theme as it’s great to think back to all the books I’ve read (so far!) this year. My list is in chronological order; it’s not a ranked Top Ten.
3. Eva Ibbotson – I wasn’t expecting to love Journey to the River Sea as much as I did, as it’s aimed at 9-12 year olds, but I was delighted by this new discovery and am looking forward to devouring all her other books.
10. Karen Russell – I’m currently reading St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, which is a book of short stories, and really enjoying it. All the protagonists/narrators are adolescents whose worlds are in some way a little magical. For example, there’s one story about a boy whose dad is a minotaur, and another about a boy who uses a pair of underwater goggles to look for the spirit of his dead sister.
Have you read any of these authors? What did you think?