Question #3

I’m buckling up and setting my sights on a goal this summer. Because of that, I won’t have the time to devote writing posts for the blog during the month of June. But rather than just going silent, I’ve decided to try something different. I love hearing from you and thoroughly enjoy the interaction and feedback that happens in the comment section.

This month I’m going to ask YOU questions. I will weigh in with my own answers, but I’m mainly interested in just getting to know you. Some of the questions will be fun while others will hopefully take us deeper. After all… June is for questions.


QUESTION #3. What is the best work of fiction you’ve read this year?


I’m just now realizing how few works of fiction I’ve read in the past year. It’s pretty astounding considering the fact that I used to reread the entire Harry Potter series at least once a year. I think I’m going to have to go with an oldie but a goodie: Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. (Hunger Games probably comes in second.)

Do share!

  • Gah! The pressure. I reread the Harry Potter series each year too. This is not an intentional thing; it just happens because I start to miss my students and friends, uh, I mean the completely fictional characters… This year I listened to them (the British audiobooks, of course).

    Also, Krissi Dallas just released the 3rd book in her Phantom Island series, Watercrossing (look for my review of it tomorrow on

    Even though I read tons of fiction in my lit classes, fiction that I really enjoy, when I try to narrow it down to the best, I just keep coming back to the Hogwarts and Island characters that have stolen my heart.

    • I really, really, really, want those characters to be real! I feel like it’s a reunion of sorts every time I pull out those books.

  • Val

    I have read surprisingly little fiction this year! Strange for me, since that’s usually my go-to! That being said, I guess I would have to go with “Hunger Games!”

  • I read Emma Donaghue’s “Room” during the last week of 2011 – does that count?  While the premise is disturbing, it was the most inventive book I’ve read in ages.  I couldn’t put it down – read it cover to cover in a day.

    I’m almost finished with Chard Harbach’s “The Art of Fielding,” and the character development is astounding.

    • I feel like “The Art of Fielding” is headed onto my list. Yes. Hope the Library has it!

      The way you describe “Room” reminds me of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” – not my favorite book in the end but such a unique use of storytelling.