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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Now that we're over halfway through the year I thought I'd look at the books I've read so far this year. I had had a bit of a reading slump in 2014 partly because I was still doing my MA and had to read some books that I really didn't get on with. Last year I decided I wanted to read 52 books, thinking that one a week wasn't an impossible goal. I read 68 and so decided that a goal of 70 this year wasn't outside the realm of expectation.

At the end of June, halfway through the year, I had read 39 out of 70 books so I'm well on the way to meeting and maybe even slightly exceeding my goal. I'm very pleased!

So what have been the best books I've read so far this year? Let's see...


Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. 
This is a fantastic YA novel and definitely a shinin example of the genre. 
My review is here.


The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley.
This was a book I read for a bloggers book club, it wasn't my kind of thing and although I found it a bit preposterous in parts, I felt like it was a jolly good story and I liked it a lot


The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.
I loved this, I'd always avoided it which was stupid as I adored it!
My review is here.


A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton.
I'm glad I took a chance on this and spent all of 99p on it! 
My review is here, I loved it!


Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
I don't think I'd have ever picked this up by myself but I'm really glad I read it as part of the Carnegie Shortlist. I liked the main character and the strange narrative.
My review is here.

Well, I think those are my top five out of thirty-nine! What have you read that's been good so far this year?

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