Books of The Year: The Nominations

Okay. Consider this a list of nominations, or something. I’d planned to simply list my top five or ten books I’ve read this year, but it got rather tricky because I read so many excellent ones. So here’s a list of seventeen I thought outstanding. I loved every one. Stay tuned for my winner (if I can make a decision, that is…).

So. The nominations are:
Black Boxes, by Caroline Smailes.
Dear Everybody by Michael Kimball
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.
Heaven Can Wait by Cally Taylor.
Slaughterhouse 5 By Kurt Vonnegut.
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.
Elephants in Our Bedroom by Michael Czyzniejewski.
An A-Z of Possible Worlds, by A. C. Tillyer.
Lizard by L. Schick.
Big World by Mary Miller. (Can’t seem to find this on The Book Depo or Amazon. Bear with me.)
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers.
Kafka in Bronteland by Tamar Yellin.
The Nimrod Flipout by Etgar Keret.
The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret.
Tell Me Everything by Sarah Salway.
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If you’d like to see which other books I’ve read and loved then be my friend on Goodreads. There are a fair few on there which haven’t quite made the list, despite me liking them an awful lot.
And have you read any of the above? Not that it’ll sway my judgement, but do feel free to tell me what you thought of them/it…
Or tell me your book of the year. It’s all inclusive on this blog!

3 Comments on “Books of The Year: The Nominations

  1.  by  Megan

    Interesting choices!Of course I've read, and completely loved, Black Boxes. I also really enjoyed The Loudest Sound and Nothing.Lots of others on your list I've been meaning to catch up with too . . .

  2.  by  Tania Hershman

    I too loved Dear Everybody by Michael Kimball and Big World by Mary M (yes, I believe that was one of my recommendations, ahem…!) And Kafka in Bronteland is wonderful, as is everything by Etgar, and Shaindel's poetry.My personal recommendations: The Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano (yes, two novels…!!) and so many short stories it's hard to know where to start, so I won't single any out. Am reading A L Kennedy's new collection right now, it's knocking my socks off!

  3.  by  Nik Perring

    Megan. Black Boxes is brilliant, isn't it? In Jan/Feb, when I read it, I was convinced then it would be my book of the year. It still might be, mind… Which from the list do you fancy? If you liked BB you'd like Dear Everybody (that's my tip of the day!).Tania, you ahem correctly! God bless The Short Review and you! And you've just added more to my list. I thank you but my wallet doesn't! :)And yes. Absolutely. Etgar is just wonderful. And so is Shaindel's collection.Goodness, picking one is going to be incredibly difficult. Wish me luck, folks…Nik

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