Friday 27 December 2013

My Best Reads of 2013

My 2013 top ten reads, in no particular order, chosen for enjoyment as much as literary merit are:

Flight Behaviour - Barbara Kingsolver

Island Songs – Alex Wheatle

A Virtual Love - Andrew Blackman

On Holloway Road - Andrew Blackman

The Best of Everything – Rona Jaffe

Infinite Sky – C.J. Flood

Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel

Honour – Elif Shafak

The Road to Urbino – Roma Tearne

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson


Wendy's Writing said...

Thanks, Lindsay. Am always on the look out for recommendations.

Joanna said...

Thanks, Lindsay. This is really interesting. Like Wendy, I'm always keen to have new ideas. x

Andrew Blackman said...

Very kind of you to name both of my books, Lindsay! I'm really glad you enjoyed them.

Some interesting choices on the rest of the list too. I liked Island Songs as well, and can recommend a few of Wheatle's other books if you haven't read them. East of Acre Lane is my favourite, but I also enjoyed his latest one, Brenton Brown. I've been meaning to read The Road to Urbino for a while now, so I'll take your recommendation as my cue :-)