2016: My year in books

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2016 was a bad year for celebrity deaths (I’m still getting over Prince and Carrie Fisher) and for politics (the less said, the better). But it was another great year for books, one in which I enjoyed some old reliable writers (Kent Haruf, Jim Butcher, Marissa Meyer) and discovered some new ones (Holly Seddon, Erik Larson, Libbie Hawker). I travelled to Africa and Outer Space, took a camel across an ancient Syrian desert, sailed with some Vikings, and discovered the secret sorrow of the Queen of Hearts. The usual sort of adventures.

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2015: My year in books

2015 was the year that Marty McFly went back to the future. It was also the year when I travelled back in time as far as the Bronze Age (The Gift of Stones by Jim Crace), forward as far as 7000 AD (Seveneves by Neal Stephenson), and to locations as diverse as France, China, and Outer Space. Yes, it’s time for my annual review of my year in books.

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