I have seven novels I loved from last year. They are my award winners, and I really think they have broad appeal and are worth putting on your reading list for this year. I've blogged about them, some more than once, but I wanted to record them all together, right here, so first of all, I can purchase them when the opportunity arises (I only own two of them), and secondly, so you can beat those midwinter doldrums with a fabulous book you've never read before!
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
The Unfortunate Son by Constance Leeds
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
Oops. This is eight. And this isn't a novel. But I loved it and you should read it.