Readers Respond: What were the best books you’ve read this year?
They say old is gold and nothing compares to holding an actual book to escape reality.
But when was the last time you saw someone reading an actual book? And no, a Kinder or iPad does not count.
(Yes, we’ll completely ignore the fact that you are reading this on a device as well. But this is not a BOOK now, is it?)
It’s quite rare, but nothing beats holding a book and being able to turn the pages, and technology just won’t ever fully replace that feeling.
So we decided to ask our audience about some of the best books you’ve read in the past year.
Some titles were so interesting that we’ve added them to our own list of books to read.
Check out some of your responses below.
Valerie Brown - The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley. A story within a story of each book. Have just read the last in the series - The Missing Sister.
Kathy-Colin Macdonald - April Fools Day by Bryce Courtney. I don't like his fiction stories but this is an eye opener. Written with love about his son a haemophilia, who dies of AIDS from a blood transfusion in the 80s or 90s when being gay was definitely not acceptable and AIDS was a gay disease. Truly moving.
Margaret Louise Pavlovic - The Girl Who Left by -Deborah Gravonich wrote this true story about her mother leaving war torn Croatia. Great read.
Helen Ulgekutt - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Great story, easy reading!
Carol Jean - Fall and Rise by Mitchell Zuckoff and Every Day is a Gift by Tammy Duckworth.
Kerri Anderson - Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.
Robyn Bright - The Happiest Man On Earth by Eddie Jaku.
Peter Baly - Ken Follett’s latest book Never. So close to the truth of what could happen in the current climate when nations start using nuclear weapons against each other. Compelling reading.
Pauline Cox - Too many to count. I don't read, I devour.
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