I’ve been reading. And at least I’ve been reading, whilst I haven’t been writing. For this reason, I’ve decided to share the books I’ve finished, because I only finish them when they’re worth my time. I can pick up a book and drop it (either instantly or within the week) because I know it’s not going to tickle my mind in the most perfect way. I have friends who persist, purely because it’s a task they’ve begun and feel the need to finish…but not me. I will not drink a glass of bad wine, and I will not read a bad book.
Here are the titles I’ve read in the last 12 months, that I wholly believe are worth reading. They are in no particular order, except for those written by Lian Hearn, as they’re part of the most wonderful series I’ve ever experienced.
There are 14 books here. So if you can manage to read one book per month of the year, you’ll get them all done with two spares. And if you devour words, of course you’ll be done sooner. I’m not going to review, I just want to share them so that others can experience the melange of emotions I did when I had the privilege of turning those many hundreds of pages.
Thank you to my friend Helene, who has the same taste in printed word as I do and recommended many of these.
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
The Last Migration – Charlotte McConaughey
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Melmoth – Sarah Perry
Across the Nightingale Floor – Lian Hearn
Once there were Wolves – Charlotte McConaughey
Grass as his Pillow – Lian Hearn
Pony – RJ Palacio
Brilliance of the Moon – Lian Hearn
The Harsh Cry of the Heron – Lian Hearn
Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
All the Light we cannot See – Anthony Doerr
I would love to hear your reports, if you do get your hands on these beauties or if you’ve read them already. Comment on this post or get in touch with me if you have my number.
Big Love so