My friend Lesa posted her First Half Favorites for 2016 at her blog - https://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/.
Nor surprisingly, we share a few faves.
I don't always do a favorites list at the end of the year any more, but I do post the list of what I've read during the year. And I will highlight a few that have stayed with me.
But this half year list intrigues me.
When I thanked Lesa for coming up with such a clever idea, she told me it was actually Jen Forbus's idea of a couple years ago. And that doesn't surprise me a bit. Jen keeps her blog - http://www.jensbookthoughts.com/ - fresh with a wealth of continuous new ideas.
So, I'm going to hop on this bandwagon and tell you my favorites of the year - so far.
"The Never-Open Desert Diner" by James Anderson
"My Southern Journey" by Rick Bragg
"The View From the Cheap Seats" by Neil Gaiman. (Actually, I haven't finished this on yet. I'm plucking essays out slowly and savoring them. Which is exactly what I did with Rick Bragg's "My Southern Journey." They're both delicious books and I can't say enough about them).
"Night Shift" by Charlaine Harris
"Wilde Lake" by Laura Lippman