So that was 2016

Not a vintage year in many ways. I’m writing this on the day that Debbie Reynolds died, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died, the day after Rick Parfitt died, the day after George Michael died etc. etc. Not to mention Brexit, Trump, Syria and too many other deeply troubling things.

O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

The above is pretty much the only words I can find that help me make sense of it all.

But what about the books? I’ve been phenomenally busy in my real life this year, so only managed 30 in total.

Top 5?

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (TV series on Amazon also worth a look)

The Circle by Dave Eggars

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

The Odd Women by George Gissing

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