2016 has been a busy year for me, so I haven’t read as much as usual. I did read a few fantastic books, so here are a selection of my favourites – with award categories invented to ensure I mention all the ones I that I enjoyed the most:
This book may be short, but it manages to pack an incredible amount of emotion and detail between its covers. It chronicles the life of one man living in a remote mountain valley, showing how things change with the introduction of paved roads, cars and hotels.
This atmospheric story about a woman growing up with a genital deformity was beautifully written and thought provoking. I’ll write a full review soon!
A simple but, compelling story that plunges you back into the 1960s.
Insightful book about psychological illness. This important subject deserves a wider audience.
Best Nature Writing:
A joyful book, encouraging us to appreciate the beauty of the nature around us.
Most memorable scene:
I won’t forget the giant hairy beach-balls hacking into the US government!
Thought provoking look at racial prejudice in Nigeria.