I’m only 100 pages in —- 1/8 of the way through — but I’m already going to say that Donna Tartt’s latest is my favorite book of 2013.
Thanks to Lyra for leading me to THE GOLDFINCH after hearing the author speak. I know little about the writer. I know even less about her other two books, which I’ve never read. But this book — like Barbara Kingsolver’s THE LACUNA, my favorite novel from a couple of years ago — is one of those sprawling epic stories that makes you wish you were snowed in at a cabin in the woods with a fireplace and a full pantry and nowhere else to be.
Are you ready to declare your favorite book of 2013?