I read 10 fiction books this year.
The first I read was The Swiss Summer which I wrote a bit about here. I am currently reading a second book by Stella Gibbons, and am just as happy with it. Thanks again to the Dean Street Press for publishing these wonderful works by women whom most of us have not heard of. I also read three by Molly Clavering. You may read about her here.
I read three works of Japanese literature that I thought so original, so different from anything I have read before.
I thought The Bishop's Wife by Robert Nathan to be quite odd, not anywhere near as good as the movie!
I wrote about the Boy... by Charlie Mackesy here. Not impressed.
The other fiction was the prequel James Runcie wrote - the prequel to the Grantchester mysteries, called The Road To Grantchester. It was excellent.
Only 3 non-fiction but all of them were utter gems! The Splendid and The Vile, Citizens of London, and A Child's Christmas in Wales.
8 children's books. Most were so-so but Cynthia Rylant's The Old Woman Who Named Things and The Railway Children by Edith Nesbitt were wonderful.
1 mystery thriller still scares me to think of it.
1 book of poetry - A Shropshire Lad by A.E. Housman. I was sure I would love it, but I didn't. I loved some lines but was not interested in much of it.
I'll save the stats for another post.