Wow, I now have a list of books that have all topped your lists so far this year! Thank you for all the suggestions and everyone who entered my competition to win a signed copy of “Mrs Engels” by Gavin McCrea. I put all your names in a box and pulled out the winner Poppy who suggested I read Jennifer Tseng’s “Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness” from Europa Editions. I have to say, it sounds like an excellent novel as it is all about a bookish librarian who has an affair with a younger man. Nice! I really look forward to reading it. Many other suggestions have perked my interest as well so don’t be surprised if I end up blogging about a book you tipped as your favourite of the year.
Reflecting back over the year so far since we're halfway through, here are ten books which have really stuck with me. Click on the covers below to read my reviews. Some upcoming books I can't wait to get stuck into are Hanya Yanagihara's "A Little Life", Paul Murray's "The Mark and the Void" and an upcoming childhood memoir from Joyce Carol Oates! Not to mention the flood of Green Carnation Prize entries which I'll be reading and discussing with my fellow judges soon.
What books are you hoping to read before the end of this year?
Any titles coming out in the later half of 2015 that you’re really anticipating?