I’d been intending to do a half-year wrap-up but then this topic turned up for Top Ten Tuesday from the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish so I thought I’d join in. If you take part too, remember to add a link to your post on their blog page and then go blog hopping!
I’ve been lucky enough to read so many wonderful books in the past six months that it’s been difficult to choose. However, after much reflection, here is my list with some hints at the reason for my choice. Click on the title to read my review.
Best Second Novel – The Good People by Hannah Kent
Best Literature in Translation – The Executioner Weeps by Frederic Dard
Best Unconventional Love Story – Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik
Best Tearjerker – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Best Action Thriller – Ares Road by James L Weaver
Best Debut – These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper
Best Short Novel – Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Best New Historical Fiction Series – Vindolanda by Adrian Goldsworthy
Best Non-Fiction – A Countess in Limbo by Olga Hendrikoff & Sue Carscallen
Best Literary Prize-winner – Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Are any of these amongst your own Top Ten? What have you read so far this year that would make your list?