1. 🏅 Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
    I LOVED this book. Eleanor and Juliet's friends be warned: you're probably all going to get a copy of this for your 10th birthday.
  2. The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg
    I love Patrik and Erica! They're such a great detective duo. But I do not like Läckberg's cliffhangery endings. They better hurry up and translate the next book into English! (Side note: I interviewed Läckberg for Self Awareness here:
  3. Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
    I mostly loved Martin Sheen's chapters, and mostly wanted to punch Emilio Estevez in his smug face.
  4. Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer
    One of Heyer's wittiest and most political novels.
  5. 🏅 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    I listened to this for the third time in less than a year. I'm officially a Fangirl fan girl!
  6. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
    Very fun, and surprisingly thought-provoking.
  7. Icarus by Deon Meyer
    A very good South African mystery, revolving around the death of an AshleyMadison-type website creator.
  8. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King
    I know @mhawkeyem loves these Sherlockian mysteries, but I was a little underwhelmed. Sidenote: how weird that I read TWO books with beekeeper in the title in the same year!
  9. Devil of Delphi by Jeffrey Siger
    A pretty funny mystery set in Athens.
  10. Half Magic by Edward Eager
    A magical kids' book. A couple of borderline racist moments though (stereotyping Arab and Indian speech patterns, etc). So frustrating how much "classic" kid lit has that sort of thing.