Okay, so it’s a random date - 15th July, a Friday and I’m up at the Terror Scribes gathering in Chesterfield tomorrow (and really looking forward to it) - but I thought I’d share my top-10 reading list of the year so far.
To date, I’ve read 20 books in contention and 4 cartoons (Calvin & Hobbes and Snoopy) and I’m almost done with another, Rook Hastings' very good “Nearly Departed” (which, I imagine, will sneak into the top 10).
Anyway, here’s the list (subject to change, of course, as the year progresses) and it should be noted that my joint first spot is occupied by friends of mine. I also read both books in draft, to critique. I defend my choice though, since both books see their respective writers really firing on all cylinders.
Love & Freedom, by Sue Moorcroft
The Concrete Grove, by Gary McMahon
The Elephant to Hollywood, by Michael Caine
It's Only A Movie, by Mark Kermode
The Silent Land, by Graham Joyce
Nerd Do Well, by Simon Pegg
Nowhere Hall, by Cate Gardner
The Howling, by Gary Brander
Abolisher Of Roses, by Gary Fry
The Fog, by James Herbert
So there you have it, hopefully you’ll read this and get inspired to pick up something. If not, well, stuff you then!
As ever, you can find all my book reviews up at Goodreads.com.