It is with bated breath that the Pocket Bookclub await the counting of the votes…actually we are mostly just drinking our wine and talking while we admire Wivenhoe Dam but I like a bit of drama.
First an overall update: Every book read since 2010
The books read in 2017 certainly sway toward the Australian and particularly Australian women.
Female and Australian = 5 books
Male and Australian = 3 books
Overseas Male = 1 lonely book
Overseas Female = 2 books.
The most liked book of 2017 was…Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar
The most contentious book was Hades by Candice Fox with an even spread of ‘like’ and ‘not so much’ votes.
The rest of the books in order of preference
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman (which I forgot to post about!)
Overall, a great bunch of books – none of them were bad!
It’s hard to pick favourites. But we thought we would try. With the entire list on hand, the most like Pocket Bookclub book of ALL time was…
We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver – but only by ONE vote.
Very close behind were: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Olive Kitteridge by Elisabeth Strout.
Coming up in the next few months:
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
Terra Nullius by Claire G Coleman
Will any of these know Kevin off his perch? If we voted again tomorrow would the result be different? Probably. It is like being asked to choose your favourite child. Impossible.
Are any of these on your favourite list?