I am really happy about subscribing to Jason Snell’s Incomparable podcast. In addition to entertainment and information, Jason and his merry gang are also great sources for book, movie, television, and comic recommentations. On their recommendation I just listened to Jo Walton’s Among Others. The book is the diary of a 15-year-old girl during 6 months of her life as she deals with magic, science fiction, and (hardest of all) being a 15-year-old girl. The book won last year’s Hugo Award and I really enjoyed it. Now I’m trying to get my 16-year-old daughter to read it.
If you are an Audible subscriber (I am), I recommend listening to the Audible version. The primary character’s Welsh heritage is a big part of the book and having someone read it with a Welsh accent made it all the better.