All right, all right, all right, it’s just a tad, a mite, a bit late. One could never accuse me of being timely?
I don’t even know why I’m asking that as though it’s a question.
Without further ado:
Wordsmiths Books (and friends) Best Books (and some favorite things) from 2020.
Zach Steele, Owner/Operator/Debut Novelist
Favorite Book of 2020: Terry Pratchett, Nation
Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle, Daphne—a girl from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave. In one part Lord of the Flies, one part Adam and Eve, Pratchett has woven a timeless story that is likely to be revered as one of his greatest works.
Russ Marshalek, Marketing Director who is writing about himself in the third person and actually has put together a way longer list than anyone else:
Favorite Fiction of 2020James Collins, Beginners Greek
This is the sort of book that’s instantly a classic, both intellectually and emotionally, from the first word. Collins, a 49-year-old first novelist, writes the sort of inspiring, “love conquers all” story that parts the clouds on stormy days and reinvigorates the English language. This story, of executive-of-something (even he’s unsure what he does) Peter Russell as he fumbles through his life and loves, chasing the realization that the girl in his head and heart isn’t the girl he’s married to, unfolds with the most jaw-dropping, breath-stopping prose you’ve read in ages.… Read the rest