So you see, I value others’ literary opinions. No one has time to read every book, just to decide what’s worth reading next . . . and that makes no logical sense, anyway!

So please tell me: What book did you read, and particularly enjoy, this year?

Then, please, without spoilers, describe it to me: Was it high and bright? Was it grounded and glowing? Was it red, yellow, purple, white, green? Did it surprise you by bursting and fading and then bursting again? Did it begin with a bang and then fizzle out? Did it have an inauspicious beginning, but then end with beautifully audacious sparks?