So what does it mean to be on the Fiendishly Bookish Top Ten?
Just a good book? Nah. No way. There are plenty of fab books out there.
It means some enterprising author used their noodle-thought outside the box and came up with something entirely new. It could be a twist of old, or an exceptional character unlike any other, a unique setting or plot. Something so fervently touching that it leaves vapor trails in your memory long after the last page was flipped.
Or they have singularly elevated their genre in some way, run away from the pack and flew on their own. Raising the bar for good.
It’s all about breaking the mold.