Very little action at the bus stop. Campbell Street, Hobart. December 2010.
Boxing Day? BAH! The Easter eggs will be out soon.
This year - excluding picture books - I've read eighty-five books! Jen guessed at sixty, I was thinking seventy, so eighty-five is a sounf tally that leaves me a good selection for today's Sunday Top Five: My Top Five Books That I've Read This Year! Bear in mind that these are books I've read and enjoyed this year, not books released this year. Let's see if this year's crop can top last year...
- Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
- Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
- The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
- Popular Music from Vittula by Mikael Niemi
- The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
Just missing the cut, and again in chronological order (in terms of my reading it): The Quiet American, Graham Greene; Closely observed trains, Bohumil Hrabal; Mercedes-Benz, Pawel Huelle; The Middle Parts of Fortune, Frederic Manning; The End of the Affair, Graham Greene; The Millstone, Margaret Drabble; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe; The Ice Palace, Tarjei Vesaas; A Kind of Loving, Stan Barstow; A Season in Sinji, J.L. Carr; and An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro.
I'd happily recommend all of these. What are you waiting for?