Best/Worst so far, 2013

I’ve read a lot of books this year, more than I’ve read most complete years since I started keeping track 20 years ago. Of the 105 read since January here are the lows and highs.

Most disappointing: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. Bond in print is harder to take than Bond on film. Let’s just leave it there.

Non-Fiction enjoyed most: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell. Love. I work in a bookshop. Customers do truly say weird things. Many of them are quite funny.

Old book enjoyed most: Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I really liked this, and I was sort of approaching it as a book I SHOULD read but wouldn’t like as much as Dorothy Sayers. How wrong.

Fiction That Stuck In My Head: Two books tie for this, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery and Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Now let’s see what books can challenge these in the final four months of 2013!


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