I read over 200 books this year, and enjoyed most of them. But while some of those books were great entertainment, or provided me with information or escapism, many of them will fade into the background. Other books stay with me, and some of them may (even) be reread at some stage.
There are a few books that I’m not including on this list because, as much as I loved them, they won’t be published until 2018.
So, which books? I’ll limit myself to twenty. The links are to my reviews of each (on Amazon.com.au). The reviews can also be found on this blog, or on Goodreads for those interested. And so, in no particular order:
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
The Prince at the Ruined Tower by Michael D Lockshin
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
They Cannot Take the Sky by Michael Green, Andre Dao, Angelica Neville, Dana Affleck and Sienna Merope
Alternative Truths by Phyllis Irene Radford and Bob Brown (eds)
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
A Crying in the Wind by Elizabeth Fleetwood
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders by Stuart Kells
The Circle and the Equator by Kyra Giorgi
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Anaesthesia by Kate Cole-Adams
Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder
Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi
Storyland by Catherine McKinnon
American War by Omar El Akkad
Flame Tip by Karenlee Thompson
And that rounds out my twenty. Have you read any of these?