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Sep 8, 2006
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Annabel
Über meine Bibliothek

I buy far too many books, my unread now outnumber my read ones, it's a nice struggle! I aim to read over 120 books each year, and to review most of the books I read - Do let me know what you think, (expanded reviews and comment are on my blog 'AnnaBookBel' http://www.annabookbel.net/ and also http://shinynewbooks.co.uk which I co-founded and co-edit).


While I mostly read contemporary and 20thC literature, I also read widely from much genre fiction (crime, SF&F, YA etc) and non-fiction (esp good biographies and popular science/medical books). I believe the best children's novels are every bit as good as adult ones too! The best of my daughter's books are included in my collections, alongside my own childhood favourites still on the shelves.

In 2022 I've read 78 books to end July and 11 have earned 10/10:

  • Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg (re-read)
  • The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas
  • The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
  • Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • Mischief Acts by Zoe Gilbert
  • Through a Vet's Eyes by Sean Wensley
  • The Octopus Man by Jasper Gibson
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel
  • The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
  • Total Chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo

In 2021 I read 151 and 26 earned 10/10.

My Books of the Year:
2021 - Diary of a Film by Niven Govinden
2020 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
2019 - Slow Motion Ghosts by Jeff Noon
2018 - To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine
2017 - The Day That Went Missing by Richard Beard; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes (joint winners)
2016 - Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
2015 - Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
2014 - Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
2013 - Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo
2012 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Über mich

Booklover, book-buyer and blogging about it for nearly 14 years - do visit 'AnnaBookBel' - see the link below. A materials scientist by training, I worked in industry for ages before becoming a mum, I now work as a school Lab Technician and Health & Safety Officer. Always reading.

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