Monday, 30 December 2019


It’s that time again …….!

When all the August Publications and Flash Mags bring out their Best of the Best lists for the year. 
So here’s mine.
Well, why not, I say!  I’ve read some pretty amazing titles this year and while I can’t list a mighty Top Twenty, I have come up with Seventeen Stunners (sorry, sorry!).  These are books that I have rated more than five stars;  it’s not easy to award six stars out of five, or even seven – so the quality of writing is stratospheric in my August Opinion.  Should you wish to read individual reviews, please use the search drop box;  for some mysterious reason I can’t provide a title link. 
The titles are in chronological order, not in order of preference.  Happy New Year, everyone, and keep reading.  As if we could ever stop!

1                   Country, by Michael Hughes
2                   The Rosie Result, by Graham Simsion
3                   November Road, by Lou Berney
4                   The Border, by Don Winslow
5                   The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, by Imogen Hermes Gowar
6                   Necessary Secrets, by Greg McGee
7                   The Hoarder, by Jess Kidd
8                   Boy Swallows Universe, by Trent Dalton
9                   The War that Saved my Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Junior fiction)
10              Flight of the Fantail, by Steph Matuku (Young Adults)
11              Good Girl, Bad Girl, by Michael Robotham
12              In the Shadow of Wolves, by Alvidas Slepikas
13              Auē, by Becky Manawatu
14              Elephant secret, by Eric Walters (Junior fiction)
15              The River, by Peter Heller
16              Bridge of Clay, by Markus Zusak
17              Akin, by Emma Donoghue




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