So, a yearly round up if you will. In this instance I am commenting on my top 10 new reads… so in any given instance, whilst another book might have been slightly more favoured, if I have read it before I am not going to count it for the purpose of this exercise.
In truth I found that criteria not an overly hard one to meet, there were only a couple of re-reads that really might have been contenders this year, they can go in the ‘honourable mention’ bit at the end.
After all, why not?
So, the list… in no order.
- Levi, Primo Collected Poems
- Fforde, Jasper Shades of Grey
- Butcher, Jim Summer Knight
- Pennypacker, Sara Clementine
- Bond, Michael Paddington at Large
- Stuller, Jennifer K. Ink stained Amazons
- Riddell, Chris Ottoline goes to Sea
- Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday Wars
- Konigsburg, E. L. The view from Saturday
- Brooks, Kevin Killing God
Honourable Mentions that were new reads
All of the following books I read from series:
- Dresden Files
- Tess Geritsen
- E L Konigsburg
- Jerry Spinelli
- Derek Landy
All of which were incidentally new to me this year.
Honourable Mentions that were re-reads
Weiss, Andrea Lesbians in Film: Vampires and Violets
Sarif, Shamim The World Unseen
Brugman, Alyssa Finding Grace
Fathallah, Judith Monkey Taming
This was seemingly a very good year for new to me reads, I certainly tried more authors and books this year than I can recall doing so at any given time in my adult life previously… to the best of my awareness anyway.
The year has yet to end, so this list may change marginally, though I doubt any major ramifications will impact upon having jumped the end of year round up ‘gun’.