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A "readaholic": I like historical fiction, non-fiction (especially food and travel writing) and science fiction. I also admit to a fondness for chick lit and psychological thrillers. Don’t generally care for “literary” fiction but I’m willing to try it anyway.

Best Reads 2018
Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See, Salt Creek
Non-Fiction: How to Have a Good Day

Best Reads 2017:
Fiction: The Midnight Watch

Best Reads 2016
Fiction: Longbourn
Non-Fiction: The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results, The Happiness Project

Best Reads 2015
Fiction: Burial Rites
Non-Fiction: Musings of a Scattershot Mind

Best Reads 2014
Fiction: The Rosie Project, Shots Fired
Non-Fiction: 90% of Everything, The Power of Habit

Best Reads 2013
Fiction: Letter to George Clooney
Non-fiction: Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

Best Reads 2012
Non-fiction: Moveable Feasts: The incredible journeys of the things we eat

Best Reads 2011
Non-fiction: 59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot

Best Reads 2010:
Fiction: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Non-fiction: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

Best Reads 2009:
Fiction: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Help, Still Alice
Non-fiction:Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

*Best Reads 2008*
Fiction: Altered Carbon, The Household Book of Dying
Non-fiction: Poemcrazy, The Man Who Ate Everything

*Best reads 2007*
Non-Fiction: The Omnivore's Dilemma, Into Thin Air
Fiction: The Traveler, Water for Elephants

Some favourite books over the last 45 years or so:

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time
Food in History
The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The Alphabet Sisters
The Drowner
Come In Spinner
The Shipping News
Coming into the Country
The Once and Future King
The Sun Also Rises
Woman on the Edge of Time
Dandelion Wine
Lord of the Rings
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Many Nacny Drew books
Many Bobbsey Twins books
Pippi Longstocking
Just So Stories

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