TTT (Freebie week):
My favorite book for each of the last twelve months.
Close to Birds by Mats Ottosson
This stunningly beautiful book provided me a few moments of respite from all my worries.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nishi Coates
A unique imagining of the underground railroad.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
A timely and important read.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
An epic story of the old west. I'm guess this will also be the favorite book on this list.
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
The subtitle is correct. This a collection of letters deserving of a wider audience. Loved it.
I was busy reading YA nonfiction in January and February for the Cybils Award. I really got into this one about the formation of the Food and Drug Association.
Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound by James Rhodes
Another Cybils finalist (it ended up the SH Nonfiction winner) about classical musicians accompanied by a Spotify playlist of a few of their pieces of music.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A brother and sister and their special relationship with each other and with the Dutch house.
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
A quirky book by a favorite author.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Thought by some to be the Nigerian Harry Potter
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
A mystery surrounding the LA Public Library.
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Interconnected stories all having something to do with trees. Brilliant.