Tag: 2016

A Year of Reading: 2016

If you read my Book Awards last week then you will know that I read 68 books last year. But I have a lot more information about my reading than that… Come with me, if you will, and indulge… Read More

68. ‘Spectacles’ by Sue Perkins

I bet you thought you’d had the last review out of me this year, huh? So did I, but it turns out that I can read a lot on the Cornwall–Bristol train, and so I’ve managed to finish one of… Read More

67. ‘The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet’ by Becky Chambers

Oh boy, I went on a bit of a rollercoaster with this book, and even though it’s a week since I read it, I still haven’t entirely decided what I think about it. The first thing to mention… Read More

66. ‘Can’t and Won’t’ by Lydia Davis

Can’t and Won’t isn’t quite like anything I’ve ever read. From a half-page story about salamis to a ten-page reflection on the moods of a herd of cows, you never know what you’re going to get when you… Read More

65. ‘The Improbability of Love’ by Hannah Rothschild

A couple of weeks ago I talked about book covers, and I said that romance books with curly writing and silhouetted women are not my thing. Well, I’d better eat my words, because here is a book that… Read More