Adam Horovitz, Aimee Bender, Alan Garner, Alison Weir, Angela Carter, Anne McCaffrey, Armistead Maupin, Caitlin Moran, Christopher Booker, Colette, David Lodge, David Mitchell, Edmund White, Ekaterina Sedia, Gareth L.Powell, George R.R.Martin, Germaine Greer, Guy Deutscher, Guy Gavriel Kay, J.K.Rowling, Jack Zipes, Jane Rogers, Jasper Fforde, Jay Lake, Jennifer Egan, Jenny Uglow, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jorge Luis Borges, Karen Russell, Kate Atkinson, Katie Fforde, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lindsey Davis, Lionel Shriver, Lydia Davis, Margaret Atwood, Marina Warner, Neil Gaiman, Nik Perring, Roland Barthes, running out of the will to continue tagging…, Salley Vickers, Sheri S. Tepper, Stephen Fry, Sybille Bedford, Tea Obreht, Terry Pratchett, Tolkien, William Trevor
Here’s a sort of review of my year in books, in reverse order.
First, books that are still waiting to be read…
Next, the books that I’m still in the process of reading. It was only once I’d gathered them from around the house for the purpose of this photograph, that they really began to reproach me. Now I’m suffering book-guilt…
And lastly – and quite satisfying it is too – the books I have read, or reread this year. Not included in this picture are Jane Shilling’s The Stranger In The Mirror, because I’ve loaned it to someone, the first four Harry Potter books (I’m working through them with my daughter), or The Hobbit, which I’ve read to my daughter at least twice this year.
I enjoyed ALL of them. I can recommend all of them too. Thoughts have been provoked, wonder evoked, and one of them (Nik Perring‘s Not So Perfect) even staved off the onset of madness while I was stuck at Charles de Gaulle airport waiting to find out if Heathrow would become sufficiently unfogged so I could return home. (It didn’t, but we eventually flew anyway.)
What have you been reading this year?