We've read a huge range of books and authors since the book club started so I thought it was time to reflect on the books that I enjoyed the most.
It's hard to pick a favourite so instead I'll choose my top 5. All of the books in green feature in my favourites. I have quite a short memory so that's possibly why three of them come from this year or it could just be that the books are so good!
It's hard to limit my favourites as there are so many interesting books so I'll mention a few that almost made the top five. Elizabeth Strout springs to mind because I've read quite a few of her other books since 'Anything is Possible'. I also enjoyed the brevity of 'The Bridges of Madison County', the originality of Milkman and Ishiguro's stories set in the Malvern Hills (Nocturnes). It's too difficult to choose!
Here's what we've read so far...
Stories I Forgot to Tell you by Dorothy Gallagher
Mrs Caliban by Rachel Ingalls
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk
Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins
We are Attempting to Survive our Time by A L Kennedy
My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay
Euphoria by Lily King
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates
The Weekend by Charlotte Wood
Milkman by Anna Burns
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Will you Please be Quiet, Please by Raymond Carver
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Beacon by Susan Hill
Animal Farm by George Orwell
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Q&A by Vikas Swarup
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Let me be like Water by S.K. Perry
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Black Faces, White Faces by Jane Gardam
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Thing around your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Dear Life by Alice Munro
An Education by Nick Hornby
How do you translate 'von George Orwell' from German to English?
A. from George Orwell
B. of George Orwell
C. by George Orwell
If you're not sure, check this post!