This year is racing by! There has been a lot of depressing news lately so it feels all the more necessary to take the time to celebrate great books that have been published this year and recall that 2016 isn’t all doom and gloom. Since we’re at the midpoint here are ten of my favourite books so far. It’s been very difficult to whittle down this list as I’ve read 57 books so far this year and many have been excellent. (I should note Garth Greenwell's "What Belongs to You" would be on this list but I actually first read it last year) Click on the titles at the bottom to read my full thoughts about each of these outstanding books. You can also watch a video of me briefly discussing each of these books here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAqoKxj-QBc
Last year I ran a competition and it worked so well I want to do it again.
Here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment letting me know the best book you’ve read so far this year (it doesn’t have to be a new book).
- Leave some kind of contact info (email or Twitter/GoodReads handle).
- At the end of July I’ll pick one of your suggestions and send that person one of my favourite books from the below list below.
- Open to anywhere in the world.
Even if you don’t want to enter, please let me know what great books you’ve been reading this year or if you’ve read any of my choices.