Put down that yoga book and read a good yarn instead!

Jul 17, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Artwork by Ali Haigh

I have many discerning book reading friends, I recently discovered.

When I tried googling best books of 2015, and 2015, I found myself uninspired and confused. Then I decided to ask my friends. I threw a line out on Facebook.

I asked my friends, ‘Any recommendations for well-written, can’t-put-down reads….your personal favourites?’

Remarkably, I received more than 70 suggestions from almost as many people.

What am I supposed to do with this sort of cornucopia? Obviously, share it in a post.

So, here is the list–some from yesteryear, others hot off the press. Some I’ve read, and some I’m not likely too. But way more than enough that appeal to me, and that I will indubitably enjoy.

I have to say that I was a bit lazy in copying the books across from my FB post. As you can see, I haven’t included the authors’ names. I’m assuming you can look them up and probably will want to read a review before you purchase.

What did I choose for my next treat? A digital book titled HHHH; it has humour, history, biography, and plenty of asides from the author.

I also selected an audio book from the list for our long drives–A Little Life. It’s a book that was high on quite a few of your faves list.

Maus A Little Life Big Little Lies The Goldfinch All the Light We Cannot See Year of Wonders Cloud Street Dirt Music Anything by Barbara Kingsolver i.e. Prodigal Summer, or The Poisonwood Bible The Luminaries Jane Austen The Narrow Road to the Deep North Reckoning The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series Wolf Hall Bring Up the Bodies The Neopolitan Diaries Stoner Ransom Blindness Handmaid’s Tale House of Grief Revolutionary Road Sula Annie Proux i.e. The Shipping News A Fortunate Life That Old Ace in the Hole Signature of All Things White Oleander Rohiton Mistry A Fine Balance The Last Runaway Remarkable Creatures The Birth of Venus Liane Moriety The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Novel The Tea Rose series Everywhere I Look Island Home The Penopleiad All That I Am The Outlander The Martian Bone Clocks Jasper Jones Cloud Atlas 14 The Aviator’s Wife The Paris Wife Black Emu Poor Fellow My Country Just Kids Breathing Under Water No Great Mischief Arctic Summer HHhH The Natural Way of Things Burial Rites Fugitive Pieces The Glass Room Fates and Furies Everyone Brave is Forgiven Foreign Soil The Light Between Oceans The Bricks That Built the House The Magicians’s Way Brother Fish The Story of Danny Dunn The First Bad Man Jessica Back from the Brink Ringing┬áCedars series Captain Corelli’s Mandolin the Witch of Portabello

 

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