The Best of 2013 List…

In Descending Order (links to the reviews included):
  1. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir by Beth Kephart
  2. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  3. Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy
  4. Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
  5. The Time Between by Karen White
  6. Survival Skills: Stories by Jean Ryan
  7. Unexplained Fevers by Jeannine Hall Gailey
  8. Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano
  9. Solving the World’s Problems by Robert Lee Brewer
  10. The Scabbard of Her Throat by Bernadette Geyer
  11. The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero, translated by Carolina De Robertis
  12. Six Sisters’ Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More
Here are my honorable mentions for this year, in descending order (links to the reviews included):
  1. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
  2. Dr. Radway’s Sarsaparilla Resolvent by Beth Kephart
  3. Joyland by Stephen King
  4. Seduction by M.J. Rose
  5. Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen
What books made your list of favorites this year?

In Honor of the 12 Remaining Days Until Christmas

christmastreeChristmas is fast approaching here in this house.  We’ve finally decorated the tree with its lights, tinsel, and bulbs, and got the candles in the windows and the stockings above the fireplace.  There aren’t many gifts under the tree this year, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to share gifts with all of you.

Now through Christmas Eve, I’m going to post on the Savvy Verse & Wit Facebook page one book from the Best of List for 12 days.

I’ll try to post the each book on the Best of List in the afternoon for everyone on the Facebook page and after the holidays, I’ll post the full list here on the blog.

Have a happy holiday everyone, no matter what you celebrate.