I can tell it’s time for my “year’s favorites” because I keep wanting to dip into the same well and re-read the books.
I have, uh, thirty-two books on that short list so far. Some will probably drop off that list, and some are series, where it’s the entirety that’s my favorite “book” of the year.
Every one on that list will at least be an Honorable Mention, but it feels like it’s too many books. That, and my TBR pile is still threatening Mount Everest for world record height.
And I still may find a book in that pile I like more before the end of the year….