2020 Book of the Year

Let’s face it in almost every way 2020 has been a dreadful year. We had the plague, Brexit and we lost the best James Bond. I’m sure that I’m not alone in looking forward to 2021 and hopefully some kind of return to normality.

However, there was one way in which 2020 was a brilliant year. It was a brilliant year in books. I read 42 books which is a new record for me, most of them were good. Some were just okay and two were awful… Classics my arse.

Anyway, so without further ado the winner is…

Tony 10: The Astonishing Story of the Postman Who Gambled €10,000,000 … and Lost It All by Declan Lynch

There was some really tough competition this year, but the story of Tony 10 really touched me. It’s an amazing true story that highlights the dangers of gambling while also being a tale of redemption and hope. Skip the Iliad, this is a real must read.

The complete shortlist was:

Blimey it was a good year!

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Book of the Year 2020