This is my first post about books in almost 2.5 years. I never did write a review of books i read for 2016 and for 2015 i wrote something in August detailing the year up until then. My intention was to just cover 2017 but after seeing how great a year 2016 was it would be a shame to not write a post about that year too.
Let’s get back to 2017 though. Now that i’ve written all the books down i can see what has always felt to have been a very poor year. Maybe mediocre is a better word for it. I had a craving for thrillers and unfortunately most of my picks proved to be quite forgettable.
The exceptions (highlighted below in bold) were Luke McCallin’s Gregor Reinhart Trilogy and A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre.
Another thing that catches the eye is that i only read 1 non-fiction book. I am not sure why to be honest.
Finally at the end of this year i wanted to read books that my eldest niece (almost 10 years old) is reading. I started with The Witches by Roald Dahl which was disappointing but followed it up last week with the brilliant Matilda. I feel children books will be a theme for me this year.
Dollars and Sense: How we Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter, by Dan Ariely
The Divided City, by Luke McCallin
The Pale House, by Luke McCallin
The Man from Berlin, by Luke McCallin
Sashenka, by Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Girl Who Wasn’t There, by Ferdinach von Schirach
Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout
Bad Blood, by Brian McGilloway
My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout
A Delicate Truth, by John Le Carre
The Collini Case, by Ferdinach von Schirach
The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Empire State, by Adam Christopher