My Top 5 Reads for 2016
It has been another incredible year of reading with some truly outstanding books. Trying to put my favorite reads of the year in order has been a nightmare. My number one read has been a standout since I read the first sentence way back in January but the rest of my Top 5 has been very, very close but I think I have got them in their appropriate order. Some readers may notice my number one pick differs here from my Book of the Year at Pages & Pages. This is because there was a bit of horse trading involved at the shop picking just one title between five staff members which has resulted in a different number one.
So here goes my official and definitive Top 5 books of the 2016…
Honourable mentions go to The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller, a political thriller with compassion, The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan which is a simply beautiful end of the world story, The Good Lieutenant by Whitney Terrell which was up their with Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds, Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker which gives an incredible new perspective to war and lastly but not leastly A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers another incredible science fiction novel full of humanity and belonging.