1. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
What a great way to start off the New Year! This is one of the most creative books have ever read. It chronicles the tale of a town of intellect that slowly looses it’s mind (and most of it’s inhabitants). The city council has decided that every time a letter falls off of a statue in the city center, the population must eliminate that letter from their vocabulary. Epistles between the main characters create the narration, therefore Dunn is challenged to abide by the rules he has set for the world he created. It is an incredibly original idea and it is executed beautifully. This book is certainly a work of art.