Sena Jeter Naslund is the director of the brief residency MFA program at Spalding University, where I got my MFA. If you haven't read her previous novels, like Ahab's Wife or Four Spirits, you are missing out. This is her latest and it was amazing.
Birthmarked, Fever Crumb, and I Am Number Four are all recent YA novels. They all kept me riveted.
The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith is a YA forthcoming in November from Feiwel and Friends. I begged them for an ARC a few months ago. Glad I did, because this book rocked. It's as close to Stephen King writing for teens as it gets.
These are really just a few of the books I read, because I think I read close to 30 novels this summer. And my hands-down favorite? Drum roll please.................
The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise takes place at the Tower of London, and is the story of one of the Beefeaters who works and lives there. I fell in love with this book. There were parts where I laughed out loud, and I wept at the end. Loved loved loved this book.
So what did you read this summer?