Friday, 28 December 2012

My ten most memorable books of the year.

I’ve read at least 56 books this year, including travel, non fiction and autobiography, but mostly fiction. I did jot them down but think one or two slipped under the radar! Add to that some text books relating to work - educational, interesting but not much fun.

Here are the ten that are most memorable in no particular order. I’m judging them in terms of enjoyment and their impact on me, which in my view, is the most important point of reading.

The Swimmer - Roma Tearne

Brixton Rock - Alex Wheatle

Brenton Brown - Alex Wheatle

Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood

For a Pagan Song - Jonny Bealby

The Shop Girl Diaries - Emily Benet

The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford

Live Eels and Grand Pianos - Andrew Bradford

Finding George Orwell in Burma - Emma Larkin

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell


Joanna said...

Thank you, Lindsay. I'm very interested in your list and keen to look into some of these books. I have Shop Girl Diaries on my bedside table and am looking forward to it very much.
I think my favourite book this year was The Lighthouse by Alison Moore.

Wishing you all the best of health and happiness for 2013.

Lindsay said...

Thanks Joanna,

I haven't yet read The Lighthouse, so that's a treat in store for 2013 Emily Benet spoke at our Greenacre Lit Fest in May where her talk and reading were great fun, so I'm something of a fan. Congratulations on your short-listing in the GW competition.