Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Hi everyone – it’s that time of year again when all the ’best-of’ lists come out – well, mine would have been posted earlier, except that Christmas intervened.  Anyway, I have read some mighty books this year and hope that you will feel inspired to read some on the list, too.  They are not in any order of preference;  every title has its own great appeal:  happy reading!  (Search by Author.)

1          Sing, Unburied, Sing. By Jesmyn Ward

2          Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout

3          A Long way From Home, by Peter Carey

4          The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn

5          Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella                Young Adults

6          The Unquiet Grave, by Sharyn McCrumb

7          The Book of Dust, by Philip Pullman              Young Adults

8          Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
            By Gail Honeyman

9          Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard                     Young Adults

10       Glass Sword, by Victoria Aveyard                   Young Adults

11       The Twelve Mile Straight, by Eleanor

12       Radio Boy, by Christian O’Connell                  Junior Fiction

13       Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

14       Clockdance, by Anne Tyler

15       Anyone for Seconds? By Laurie Graham

16       Children of Blood and Bone,
 by Tomi Adeyemi                                                 Young Adults

17       Preservation, by Jock Serong

18       Apostle Lodge, by Paul Mendelson

19       The Book of Essie, by Meghan MacLean Weir

20       The Survival Game, by Nicky Singer               Young Adults

21       Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver

And, (drum roll, fanfare of trumpets!) on behalf of all the other volunteers (there are lots of us) and staff of our great library at Te Takeretanga-o-Kura-Haupo in Levin, we wish you all a most happy and healthy 2019.  (And let’s hope the weather perks up.)        

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