I have an off / on relationship with books which I am not proud of. I love reading and I love the intellectual and emotional journey that books take me on but ashamedly when life gets overwhelmingly busy it is the first thing that gets neglected on my ‘to do’ list. Reading is one of those pleasures that I feel I must deserve or earn. The housework must be done, the children tendered to, work up to date and all must be good in the world before I feel I can indulge myself in a book.
It gets harder and harder to list my favourite books each year, and this year was particularly tough. I think it would be far easier to list the books I didn’t enjoy, although that list would be very small. So, here goes, my ten favourite books for 2019 are: (in alphabetical order not favourite order … Read more