I’ve started another blog for posts outside of french life and gardening. It will be mainly about music and books. I’ll reblog the odd post over onto 750metres. This one covers books I’ve read this year.

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I had thought I hadn’t read all that much this year, however I’ve averaged about two books a month, which is none too shabby.

Fiction

There’s the usual mix of literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy and crime novels. The Margaret Atwood novel was a very good final novel to the “Maddaddam” dystopian trilogy, all of which I’ve enjoyed. It didn’t garner great reviews, but if you have already invested time in the first two titles you will want to follow the characters to the end. Excellent new SF writers to me were Lauren Beukes, James Cory, Ann Leckie and Jo Walton, and I have re read some Ursula Le Guin and Phillip K Dick, both of which have stood the test of time. I’m also re reading all the John Le Carre novels (slowly) and managed two this year. On the fantasy side somehow I had never read the…

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