I wish I’d read more this year – but then again, most readers probably say that.
My to-be-read pile, next to my bed, my bookshelf and chair in the lounge seems to rather large. In fact I came back from Perth with a couple more books and Garry asked if I really did need the extra ones… Of course, that was met with cries of: ‘Of course, don’t be a heathen!’ Then we fell around laughing because he knows there was always going to be more books turn up – from the post office, the library or the shops.
I guess I’m a bit late to the party, but I have fallen in love with Liane Moriarty’s writing this year. Mainly because while I was on tour for Sapphire Falls, I listened to the audio of Truly, Madly, Guilty. Caroline Lee did an incredible job of narrating the novel – a narrator makes an audio book, no matter how beautiful the writing is. If you’re going on a long drive – like perhaps to visit family over the nullarbor, for Christmas – this is a great book – the suspense and expectation has been so well done.
I’m listening to What Alice Forgot, now and again, it’s a thought provoking and beautifully written novel.
You can see above, a few of my recommendations for Christmas presents – yes, I’ve sneakily put Sapphire Falls in there for you!
Unfortunately I’ve leant out quite a few of my favourite books from 2016 (not all of them have been published in 2016, it’s just that’s when I’ve read them.) so I can’t photograph them for you!
The Dry by Jane Harper, Trip Wire by Lee Child, The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, Southern Ruby by Belinda Alexandra (I’d been having for this one – she’s one of my favourite writer’s!), The Good People by Hannah Kent, The Beekeeper’s Secret by Josephine Moon and Rose’s Vintage by Kayte Nunn are just a few which I’ve really enjoyed and would make great Christmas presents.
Have you got a favourite book for this year?