Happy New Year! Hopefully the first couple of weeks haven’t been too painful.
I read a decent amount of books last year, so thought it would be nice to do a bit of a recap. It’s a shame I didn’t get to read as many as I’d have liked, but life gets in the way. Always. There wasn’t much of a plan for my reading, I preferred to simply read whatever took my fancy at the time. The year started with Vanity Fair focusing on lies deceit and shameless social climbing.
But it wasn’t until the summer that I really read some incredible books. Toni Morrison’s Beloved is simply painful & beautiful, and Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun taught me so much about West Africa. Nigeria specifically.
During the Autumn months I sought comfort in fantasy after the first season of American gods ended on Amazon Prime. In between I managed to squeeze in some brilliant non fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helen Russell. Dante’s Inferno & Balzac’s Atheists Mass were my short classics for the year. Of course I had to read a man booker prize shortlist; Ali Smith’s Autumn. And then promptly ended the year with some by much better needed chick lit. Thank you Sophie Kinsella.
Check out my full 2017 reading list below.
- The Atheists Mass by Honore de Balzac
- The Circles of Hell – Dante
- Vanity Fair – WM Thackeray
- Beloved – Tony Morrison
- Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Autumn – Ali Smith
- My not so perfect life – Sophie Kinsella
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
- The Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
- The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman
- Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling
- Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets – JK Rowling
- American gods – Neil Gaiman
- Black Mamba Boy – Nadifa Mohammed
- Leap Year – Helen Russell
- We Should all be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What were your favourite books from 2017?