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My Top Reads of 2017

2017 was a bit of an up-and-down year for me as a reader.  Some months I would race through a selection of books, but in others I would struggle to finish one single novel. I guess everyone goes through these phases, but I sometimes I feel guilt as a blogger – especially when I get sent books from publishers (or worse – request a book). However, I have discovered that the book community as a whole is very supportive of one another, with an emphasis on ‘doing you’ and not giving in to feelings of pressure. This year, I may not have hit all my reading goals, but what I have read has been extremely good. I’ve read a large selection of high-quality books, and these are my 10 top reads (in no particular order): 1. Human Acts by Han Kang This beautiful and haunting book was the first book I…

My Top Reads of 2016

2016 wasn’t a particularly good reading year for me. Partly because I have been very busy in my new job, but I also experienced a bit of a reading slump for a couple of months. I think, the pressure of running a blog got to me a bit. Before, I’d always read books just because I liked them, and if I read three books in one week, or one book in three months – it didn’t matter. It shouldn’t matter now, really. But at one point I definitely felt like I HAD to read, and that somewhat took the enjoyment out of it. However, I did read a good, mixed selection this year – and there’s five in particular which really stood out for me: 1. The Humans by Matt Haig I loved everything about The Humans. It follows the story of an alien on earth. This alien, disguised as a…