I suspect we’ve all read twice as many books as usual during the past year, and I’m really looking for fresh stuff. Just finished two of the Jack Reacher series, where I find Lee Child unputdownable after page four. So, what a contrast where I’m now re-reading Little Doritt, where Dickens takes two paragraphs to express what Child does in one line. Getting easier as I plough on though.
Best reads of the year for me were all the old John le Carre books I’d read 40 years ago, and totally forgotten all the plots. Same with Graham Green.
For history nerds I would really recommend Andrew Roberts’ Napoleon the Great. Long, but a really absorbing read. Funniest book of the year was Vive la Revolution, by comedian Mark Steel. Combined humour with an amazing array of facts I’d not known about France at that time.
So, would welcome your suggestions.