I started this post a few days before by writing down all my favourite reads of the year. My criteria is simple – which books have stuck in my mind and/or make me exclaim with delight when I see their cover again. The original list stood at 22 – 27.5% of my total books read! That means that there are a huge amount of great reads out there. To all the authors, editors, publicists, publishers, booksellers and bookshops, I thank you for making my reading year such a wonderful one.
As always, there were many books that I didn’t quite get around to reading – here’s to 2018 conquering some of the back list and catching up on new authors discovered.
In order by date read, my top books of 2017 are:
I have to thank Readings Books for inviting me to read and review the shortlist for The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction – 50% of the shortlist made it on to my memorable reads, including the winner (The Windy Season). Many thanks to Rachael Johns too – I loved Talk of the Town and am still amazed that I got to help launch it!
That’s not all for best of the year – I’ll have something special to share next month 😉