Thank you to Cleo at Cleopatra Loves Books for reminding me to do this again. I had just as much fun doing it this year as I did last. Only one fail again this year!
A book with more than 500 pages – The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen
A forgotten classic – Fail! But I have bought a copy of Thea Astley’s A Descant for Gossips!
A book that became a movie –The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
A book published this year – Dark as My Heart by Antti Tuomainen
A book with a number in the title – Nine Days by Toni Jordan
A book written by someone under thirty – Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven
A book with non-human characters – This may be a bit of a stretch but Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
A funny book – The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh is quite cynically funny…
A book by a female author – So many to choose from! Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto
A book with a mystery – Now You’re One of Us by Asa Nonomi. An incredibly odd story. Exactly what is the family’s secret? Du Maurier’s Rebecca it ain’t!
A book with a one word title – Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
A book of short stories – Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke
A book set on a different continent – Audition by Ryu Murakami
A book of non fiction – Girt by David Hunt
The first book by a favourite author – Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska
A book you heard about online – Disclaimer by Renee Knight
A best selling book – All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A book based on a true story – The Golden Age by Joan London is about a polio institution in Australia in the 1950s.
A book at the bottom of your TBR pile – Revenge by Yoko Ogawa. I ended up borrowing it from the library twice before I read it!
A book your friend loves – The Strays by Emily Bitto
A book that scares you – Black Rock White City by A S Patric. How can people recover from that sort of trauma?
A book that is more than 10 years old – A Child’s Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper (published 2002)
The second book in a series – Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan
A book with a blue cover – The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader
FREE SQUARE – I will choose the short story collection Close to Home by Robyn Barker as it is the most popular review I’ve written this year by far!