Oops, forgot I hadn’t posted this yet!
I’m not sure how these two categories ended up lumped together, but here we are. I’m not a big non-fiction reader — I tend to flick through pretty cookbooks and anything published by the British Museum — but sometimes I manage to work my way through something from start to finish. It helps if there are lots of photographs to ogle at.
Non-fiction interesting/pretty enough for me to make it through this year:
- The World’s Heritage, UNESCO
- Secrets of the National Archives, National Archives
- What Makes This Book So Great?, Jo Walton
- An Art Lover’s Guide to Florence, Judith Testa
I read a lot of children’s fiction at the beginning of this year (well, mostly Noel Streatfeild and other classics), but it tailed off as I got sucked into Cadfael and Vorkosigan. Nonetheless there are a few worth mentioning!
Best children’s fiction that I managed to read this year:
- The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman
- Thursday’s Child, Noel Streatfeild
- Binny for Short, Hilary McKay
- Jessica Darling’s IT List, Megan McCafferty
- The Iron Trial, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
- Linnets and Valerians, Elizabeth Goudge