It's always fun to look back on the reading year, and ponder the best of the year. A tradition I started in 2011, and continued in 2012.
This makes three Top Ten Tuesday posts in a row! A personal best effort.
This year I gave 11 books 5 stars on goodreads.
My year started with a bang. Possibly my favourite book of the year. Lois Lowry's The Giver.
Janet Hunt's E3 Call Home is a great bird book. It seems I've been meaning to do a post about this one all year.
Susan Hill's Howard's End is on the Landing was a surprise package for me. It was fantastic.
Jackie French made yet another appearance in my books of the year with A Day to Remember.
Joan Lindsay's Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock was everything I hoped it would be.
It's always a pleasure to read Sonya Hartnett. This year I read her stunning Thursday's Child.
I also love a lost cat story. Caroline Paul's Lost Cat.
Patrick Ness's incredible, moving masterpiece, A Monster Calls.
I read two books by David Walliams this year, Billionaire Boy was certainly my favourite.
Rick Gekoski Tolkien's Gown another gem that remains unblogged, but certainly worth searching out. As I suspect are his other books.
4 Aussie titles
2 picture books
5 nonfiction/memoir titles
7 female authors
5 male authors