With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since January 1st. Whether your poison is historical fiction, family memoir, short stories, investigative journalism, graphic non fiction, biography, or sci-fi, this list has something for you.
1.Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders – Best Overall
(28 Rave, 11 Positive, 3 Mixed)
“…a luminous feat of generosity and humanism … the war here is a crucible for a heroic American identity: fearful but unflagging; hopeful even in tragedy; staggering, however tentatively, toward a better world … events sometimes conspire to make a work of art, like a novel set in the past, supremely timely. In describing Lincoln’s call to action, Saunders provides an appeal for his limbo denizens — for citizens everywhere — to step up and join the cause.”
–Colson Whitehead (The New York Times Book Review)
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