A Stranger's House, Anna Katmore, Boomerang, Caught Inside, Celine Jeanjean, Chris Rivers Nuttall, Clanless, clare chase, Deadly Harvest, Euro 2016, Graham Smith, Helen Pollard, I know your secret, Jamie Deacon, Jennifer Jenkins, Jenny O'Connor, Kate Willis-Crowley, Lloyd Pettiford, Michael Stanley, Nameless, Natalie Page, Noelle August, Play with me, Ronan Fitzsimons, The Black Orchid, The Goblin Princess, The Little French Guesthouse, The Petal Planet, Zak and Jen's Astronomical Adventures
It’s that time of year again when I compile my list of favourite reads of the year. As those of you that follow my blog know, I enjoy a variety of genres and categories of books and I have tried to group my list of the best ones I have read this year. Note that buy links are on the title for Amazon UK and the author for Amazon US.
In no particular order (that’s waaaaay too difficult)…
Zac and Jen’s Astronomical Adventures: The Petal Planet by Natalie Page and Chris Rivers Nuttall is rhyming adventure loveliness all tied up in a beautiful friendship. (My review)
Just one in my non-fiction reads this year, but what a book Euro 2016 by Lloyd Pettiford and Ronan Fitzsimons was! Part history of the Euros, part analysis, the writing had me laughing all the way through the summer. And no, it’s not past its sell-by date as, if you ignore the small section on predictions, this is more about the Euros and the teams and less about Euro 2016. A must for any football fan. (My Review)
Boomerang by Noelle August really struck a note with me in its realistic depiction of post-university life – two graduates competing for a position find that fighting and foreplay are sometimes the same thing. (My review)
The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard was more a heart-warming story of friendship and finding oneself than a romance, but it was delightful: from the depictions of French expat life to its (eventually) strong protagonist. (My review)
And last, but definitely not least, Play With Me by Anna Katmore depicted angst, highschool, and the lengths that young and naive teenagers will go to to ensnare their crush’s affections with such brutal realism that I couldn’t help but love it, even while I was despairing at the immaturity on show. (My review)
So these are my picks for the year. What were yours?