I’ve really enjoyed rewinding through my reading over the past five years. Here’s the last instalment (acknowledging that there’s a chance I’ll have to change the 2017 choice, depending on what I read in the next seven days) –
2012: Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears – contains one of the most memorable scenes I’ve ever read.
2013: What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin – chick-lit at its best.
2014: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – exquisite.
2015: Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving – packed with Irving hallmarks.
2016: The Gravity of Love by Sara Stridsberg – unsettling (but beautifully written).
2017: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson – terrifying in its own way.
I’ve not read any of these but I have my eye on the Stridsberg thanks to your review. Happy Christmas, Kate
Merry Christmas to you!
You’ve made me realise All the Light We Cannot See has been in my TBR since 2014 – oh dear. Hopefully I’ll get to it through the constraints of my 2018 book buying ban…
Wishing you & your family a lovely Christmas Kate!
It’s the perfect book for the Christmas holidays as the chapters are very, very short, so you can read/eat/doze without losing track of the story 😉
Greetings of the season, I haven’t even started thinking about my Best Book/s of 2017!
I have a few in mind for my favourites for the whole year but there are still a few reading days left 🙂 (And I intend to make the most of them!). Hope you have a happy Christmas.
I plan to try some John Irving in 2018 – I requested A Prayer for Owen Meany already! And I’ve heard such great things of All The Light We Cannot See … I have a copy and look forward to reading it. I love looking back on my reading!
Owen Meany, Cider House Rules and Twisted River are my favourite Irvings – enjoy!
Thanks! I think I’ll start with Owen Meany since I’ve heard great things about it. I’m excited!
What Nora Knew was great and underrated — glad to see you mention it here!