Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.
John Ajvide Lindqvist
The "Favourite Author" category brings me straight to Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Perfect stinking hot summer's day reading!
From the Blurb:
When embittered ex-pop-star Lennart Cederström finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag, he is uncertain what to do - until he hears her cry. It is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note, and Lennart decides she will be his project. A child raised in isolation: the vehicle for a pure, uncorrupted music.
Still playing catchup - still lurgied alas. But the upside of time spent holed up with illness is if you're still able to read. And I have got some reading done in December and thus far in January I can tell you.
And this is a real bonus - a review book, from the "L" pile and one of my all time favourite authors.
From the Blurb:
Anders lost his six-year-old daughter on the island of Damarö. He turned his back and she was gone: vanished from the winter ice, as if by magic.
Having just posted my top 10 (with wiggle room) on 4MA - I thought I'd repeat it here. Mind you, it's a thankless task having to pick an arbitrary number out of all the great books I've been lucky enough to read this year....
Obsession Warning - yes she's banging on about Let the Right One In again (his second book is out here this month - I didn't see it in the bookshop I was wandering around yesterday - otherwise I'd have been too busy to even read The Age let alone write this post :) )