Towards the end of the year, just like everyone and their dog I decided to look back at what I read this year. What I liked, what didn’t go that well, the treasures I was happy to find. Here’s my subjective list ob the best and the worst.
7 besties in random order:
We Have Always Lived in a Castle – Shirley Jackson (r)
The Children Act – Ian McEwan (r)
The Shore – Sara Taylor (r)
Beloved – Toni Morrison (r)
Hot Milk -Deborah Levy (r)
The Casual Vacancy – J. K. Rowling (r)
Solar Bones – Mike McCormack (r)
3 awfulies, don’t get anywhere near those! I think I have one more Elkins book somewhere on my kindle, I’ll probably read it just to see if it’s as bad as the other two:
Alone (The Girl in the Box #1) – Robert J. Crane
A Cruise to Die For – Charlotte and Aaron Elkins
The Art Whisperer – Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins
3 best non-fiction. I read a lot more of non-fiction this year than usually, other bloggers encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, I’m very grateful for that:
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson (r)
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country’s Hidden Past – Giles Tremlett (r)
1 best find of the year. I’m very happy to read my first Kazuo Ishiguro, looking forward to reading his other books:
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (r)
Please share your best reads of 2016 in the comments!
I’m travelling home this week, so there is a chance that with all the Christmas preparations and catching -up with people I won’t have time to blog until 2017, if it comes to this I want to wish you all lovely and peaceful Christmas and crazy and fun New Years Eve!
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