These are the books that kept my brain busy, alive, thinking, challenged & questioning for 2017.
Apart from three, all were book club reads - I missed a couple but hope to play catch-up.
My favourite? The physically heart-rending A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (thanks for the loan @jordanlauren; I now have my own 2nd hand copy thanks to the Salvos)
But I really identified with Clem's Fight Like A Girl, The Museum of Modern Love by Stella Prize winner Heather Rose had me in awe of provocative artist Marina Abramovic, and Melbourne author Liam Pieper's The Toymaker was a thought-provoking, energetic fictional addition to the world's Holocaust stories - all via Writerly BC. And Liam was a spirited, generous guest at our book club meeting!
Annie Proulx's collection of short stories in Heart Songs left me swooning, again, at her literary skill when authentically describing characters shaped by their environment (a vintage find).
One that's not in the pile is @rosiewaterland's The Anti-cool Girl. Wow. A story of how to succeed against all the odds. Thanks again @jordanlauren 📚📚📚
Now that bookclub is over for the year, I've started on the charming The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, gifted to me by lifelong friend and fellow romantic at heart @serendipity_falipity ^
In my house, print is anything but dead 📰📚📖