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June 2019

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Book stats for 2018



Please don’t tell me my sums don’t add up; I know!

This year I read 129 books. Of these 71 were written by men and 57 by women. I read 67 books in dead tree format, 57 on the Kindle and 10 on the iPad.

The best book I read this year was Citizen Clem by John Bew.

Other books I enjoyed, all links to my reviews:
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading , Lucy Mangan.
A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing, Richard Smyth.
The Age of Wonder. How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, Richard Holmes.
Old Baggage, Lissa Evans.
The Only Story, Julian Barnes.
The Skylarks’ War, Hilary McKay.
Once Upon a River, Diane Setterfield.

When writing this, I found I’d missed a month when posting my monthly book lists. I should have reviewed Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris, which is very good. I've enjoyed a lot of crime reprints this year, especially those by Richard Hull and George Bellairs, neither of whom I'd heard of before.

Comments

Well, I managed 20, less than usual but I do only read in bed. I find I nod off far too soon after getting into bed these days!

Happy New Year dear, B. x
I can't imagine not reading every chance I get!

Thank you, and the same to you.
108 here!
And some people boast of having read forty!
Luckily, it's not a competition :-)
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you!

I read Lucy Mangan's Bookworm over the Christmas holiday and concur with your review. I enjoyed the book but found all that constantly trying to be funny really irritating.

Our age and geographical gaps also meant I'd heard of hardly any of the picture books. They were published after my picture-book years, and then when I had my son, tended to read Aussie picture books.

And a Happy New Year to you!

I knew most of the picture books because my daughter was the right age for them. Shirley Hughes and Judith Kerr are stll favourites with her (and me)!