Thursday, 2 January 2014


It's the time of year when people make lists; lists of books they read during the previous year and books they intend to read in the next 12 months; lists of resolutions and goals for 2014. 

I was excited to see A Song for Issy Bradley on a few lists: 'Hot 2014 Books' in the Express newspaper, 'Ones to Read in 2014' at The Writes of Women blog and in Chief Executive of the Bluecoat Mary Cloake's 'Ones to Watch'Sweet Home also gets a mention from Dan Powell whose collection Looking Out of Broken Windows will be published by Salt later this year. 

In the spirit of lists (and in no particular order) here are 10 books I especially enjoyed reading in 2013. 

The Land of Decoration    Heft

The Night Rainbow     Longbourn

The Lie    Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

Almost English    Amity and Sorrow

Godforsaken Idaho   The Carhullan Army

1 comment:

  1. A Song for Issy Bradley is sure on my list!
    Will look into these books too - thanks for the tips :)