What I Read in 2017

I read 67 books in 2017, which was seven more than in 2016, but still a long way short of 2014’s epic 95. One of these days I’ll make it to 100.

Anyway, here they all are:

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Half of a Yellow Sun
Alderman, Naomi The Power
Ball, James Post Truth
Barnes, Adrian Nod
Bateman, Colin Divorcing Jack
Beatty, Paul The Sellout
Berger, John Ways of Seeing
Berkeley, Humphry The Life & Death of Rochester Sneath
Bilston, Brian You Took the Last Bus Home
Blacker, Terence You Cannot Live as I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This
Blair, etc. (ed) Funny Bone: Flashing for Comic Relief
Bray, Carys The Museum of You
Broadribb, Steph Deep Down Dead
Bromley, Carole The Stonegate Devil
Brown, Dan Inferno
Carver, Raymond Can You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Conan Doyle, Arthur His Last Bow
Corlett, Anne The Space Between the Stars
Cowan Montague, Jude The Wires 2012
Curtis, Deborah Touching from a Distance
De Curzon, Colette Paymon’s Trio
Doig, Ivan Mountain Time
Elborough, Travis Atlas of Improbable Places
Emmerich, etc, (ed) The book of Tokyo
Fitzgerald, Martin Ruth and Martin’s Album Club
Fleming, Ian For Your Eyes Only
Frost, Toby Pincers of Death
Gapper, Frances In the Wild Wood
Gauld, Tom Mooncop
Gebbie, Vanessa Memorandum: Poems for the Fallen
Gebbie, Vanessa A Short History of Synchronised Breathing
Gompertz, Will Think Like an Artist
Gonzalez-Crussi, F. On the Nature of Things Erotic
Hannett, Lisa Smoke Billows, Soot Falls
Haruf, Kent Benediction
Haruf, Kent Our Souls at Night
Hoffnung, Gerard Acoustics
Hoffnung, Gerard Encore
Knausgaard, Karl Ove A Man in Love
Laurenson, Neil Exclamation Marx!
Macdonald, Rowena The Threat Level Remains Severe
Marsh, Henry Do No Harm
Mbarushimana, Andrea The Africa in My House
Menmuir, Wyl Bounds
Middleton, Nick An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist
Murakami, Haruki The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Moore, Alison Death and the Seaside
O’Neil, Cathy Weapons of Math Destruction
O’Neill, Ryan Their Brilliant Careers
Perry, Grayson The Descent of Man
Perry, Sarah The Essex Serpent
Ronson, Jon What I Do
Ronson, Jon The Elephant in the Room
Royle, Nicholas (ed) Best British Short Stories 2016
Shriver, Lionel We Need to Talk About Kevin
Slatter, Angela Home and Hearth
Stokes, Jones (eds) Unthology #6
Stokes, Jones (eds) Unthology #7
Stokes, Jones (eds) Unthology #8
Thorn, Tracey Bedsit Disco Queen
Tinniswood, Peter The Brigadier Down Under
Tinniswood, Peter The Brigadier’s Brief Lives
Tyler, Anne The Accidental Tourist
Van Den Berg, Laura Isle of Youth
Vincent, Bruno Five on Brexit Island
Vowler, Tom Dazzling the Gods
Watson, SJ Before I Go To Sleep

If I start trying to highlight any of these, I’ll probably tie myself in knots worrying about the ones I forget to mention (especially the ones by friends of mine). So I’m not going to say anything at all right now (although I may well have more to say about one or two of them later on in the year, once certain things are in place). However, if anyone fancies opening up a discussion below, I’ll be happy to join in. Also, in 2018 I am going to make a determined effort to do some proper reviewing. I have plans.

And, yes, that was the second post of this year to end on an enigmatic wink.

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