Favorite new authors: Josephine Tey (The Franchise Affair) and Carroll W. Rankin (Dandelion Cottage)
Favorite "new" novel by a known and loved author: Island Magic by Elizabeth Goudge
Most pleasant surprises (classics that I began with low expectations): Moby Dick, Emma, Master of Ballantrae
Most disappointing: Victorian author, Margaret Oliphant. (In fact, several of the authors I read for my personal Victorian challenge were a disappointment. This is probably why these obscure authors have fallen off everybody's radar.)
Hands down the most amazingbook of the year: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
It looks like I did mostly light reading, but I managed to read twelve books from my Classics Club Challenge list too.