2019 Book of the Year

Well, 2019 is finally over and boy, what a year it has been! It's not been my favourite year for several reasons, but in one area at least it wasn't… Read More

Book of the Year 2019

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Eight – Radicalized

I thought I had my shortlist finalised and then along came this superb collection of novellas and threw everything up in the air again. I've got some real thinking to… Read More

Book of the Year 2019, Cory Doctorow, Radicalized

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Seven – The Mortal Tally

The penultimate book on the shortlist is another one by Sam Sykes; sorry I know this is starting to feel a like a bit of a Sam Sykes love in… Read More

Book of the Year 2019, Sam Sykes, The Mortal Tally

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Six – The City Stained Red

Book six on the list is another Sam Sykes book, and the first in the Bring Down Heaven trilogy. I had a taste of Lenk and company from the Ale… Read More

Book of the Year 2019, Sam Sykes, The City Stained Red

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Five – Ale and Blood

Book five on the list is the only novella on the list but it is a cracker. This was my first taste of Sam Sykes, who I discovered purely from… Read More

Ale and Blood, Book of the Year 2019, Sam Sykes

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Four – Sea of Silver Light: Otherland Book 4

Book four in the shortlist is also book four in a series. This one gets some mixed reviews and while I read it a while ago and enjoyed it I… Read More

Book of the Year 2019, Otherland, Sea of Silver Light, Tad Williams

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Three – The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

Book three on the shortlist is the book of the podcast of the DnD show by the fabulous McElroy family. If you haven't listened to the show go, now and… Read More

Book of the Year 2019, McElroy Family, Murder on the Rockport Limited!, The Adventure Zone

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part Two – The Complete Maus

Second on the list is the first of two very different graphic novels to make the shortlist; The Complete Maus: The Complete Maus Art Spiegelman The Complete Maus is a… Read More

Art Spiegelman, Book of the Year 2019, The Complete Maus

2019 Book of the Year Shortlist. Part One – Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

So it's almost 2020, where have you gone 2019!? and I've been thinking about the books that I've read this year and which is my favourite. To remind myself I've… Read More

Book of the Year 2019, Rutger Bregman, Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There