Well according to the goodreads reading challenge this year I have read 33 books this year so far, so these are my top third.
1 The Bedlam Sacks by Natasha Pulley – I really savored this book about a man trying to get cuttings for the trees that contain quinine from a remote village in Peru and finding some much more interesting things. Its due to be published on the 13th of July and its not archived yet on Netgalley.
2 Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson – adorable book which I read to my daughter at bedtime for a long time. Plucky orphan triumphs over greedy and mean relatives and sorts out a few lives into the bargain.
4 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #1 and 2) by Becky Chambers – OK counting two as one is probably cheating but who cares, I loved both these books for more details you can read my review.
6 Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick – A wonderful glimpse into the daily lives of some North Korean lives, recounted by defectors and written by a journalist. My review will be out tomorrow.
7 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King – I am not a writer, but this book was inspirational. A must for any aspiring writer, or just a curious reader like me. This was one of my first reviews on this blog.
8 Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller – Dark and twisty, the most interesting unreliable narrator I have read this year. Found it difficult to put this one down once I had got into it.
10 Little Computer People by Galen Surlak-Ramsey – This gets my vote for the most hilarious book I have read this year so far. Its about a geek who creates an AI which due to a virus goes rogue and tries to kill him. If you are in any tiny bit geeky you would love this book.
11 Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child – I had heard so much about these Jack Reacher novels, from other book blogs to patients in hospital. Well I took their advice and it was well worth it. Fast paced and adrenaline fueled and a great read, demolished 500 page book in 2 days.
So there you have it, I couldn’t just choose 10. This may be my last top ten Tuesday for a while, the reasons for that you can find on yesterdays post, To Meme or Not to Meme, let me know what you think.