Goodbye 2016, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass …

Terrible year (see these photos from 2016). Hope we have another year, but it's too much to hope that it won't be terrible.This is an image from 2016 I will cherish.  Next time I am in Colorado it will probably be a strip mine.I surpassed my goal of reading 50 books in 2016 and hit 73, including re-reads. I … Continue reading Goodbye 2016, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass …

Dibby Hill Awards: 2016 (and 2015)

Dibby Hill Book Awards 2016*As always these awards are based upon the books I read last year, regardless of their publication datesLiterary Novel: Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill CleggFantasy/Science Fiction: Grace of Kings, Ken LuiYoung Adult Novel: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. DanforthMiddle-Grade Novel: Mark of the Dragonfly, Jaleigh JohnsonNon-Fiction: Night of … Continue reading Dibby Hill Awards: 2016 (and 2015)

2014 Dibby Hill Book Awards

2014 Dibby Hill Book AwardsLiterary Novel: Canada, Richard FordYoung Adult Novel: Ketchup Clouds, Annabel PitcherMiddle-Grade Novel: Splendors and Glooms, Laura Amy SchlitzNB: The Dibby Hill Awards are based on the new books I read in 2013, not books that were published in 2013, or books that I re-read in 2013.2013 List:32. Ketchup Clouds, Annabel Pitcher31. … Continue reading 2014 Dibby Hill Book Awards

And the winners are …

 Dibby Hill Book Awards2013Best Novel for Adults:  Swamplandia, Karen RussellBest Novel for Young Adults: Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein Best Non-Fiction: The Invisible Line, Daniel SharfsteinBest Fantasy Novel: Her Majesty's Dragon, Naomi Novik * These are books I read in 2012, not books that were published in 2012    All of these were tough choices … Continue reading And the winners are …

2012 Dibby Hill Awards

Herewith the eagerly anticipated 2011 Dibby Hill Book Awards, based on what I read in 2011, not what was published in 2011:Book of the Year, Skippie Dies (a grand tale, brilliantly told, Holden Caulfield meets Oscar Wao in an Irish prep school)Best Young-Adult Novel: The Evolution of Calpurnia TateBest Crime Novel: A Single ShotBest Non-Fiction: … Continue reading 2012 Dibby Hill Awards

First Annual Dibby Hill Awards for Literature

So, 57 books in 2010. Off my mark from last year. But some fabulous reading.I'm inclined to pass out awards, the First Annual Dibby Hill Awards for Literature:Most Unforgettable: Dog Boy, Eva HornungBest Novel: 2666, Roberto BolonaBest Mystery/Thriller: The Girl Who Played with FireBest Juvenile Fiction: Catching Fire, Suzanne CollinsBest Non-Fiction: The Hemmingses of Monticello, … Continue reading First Annual Dibby Hill Awards for Literature