So, here we are heading to the
end of 2017 and it’s been another bumper year for new books, new authors and
all things literary. Here at Casa Time To Read (Tiempo para leer?) we encourage you to read what you like, just so long as you read, but with so much choice out there, what should you go for? Well. here's a few suggestions, or rather a short list of suggestion lists.
To help you with your Christmas wish list, the Reading Agency have
published a list of their top reads for 2017, compiled by their staff and some library colleagues. The list includes poetry, non-fiction and short stories too, so there's something for everyone here. If that's not enough, though, have a look at Esquire, whose list includes many more.
If you fancy a bit of time travel, then you can go back to the Telegraph's list of what it thought would be the best books of 2017, published a year ago. And Amazon has a different list, again, here.
If you want to get more specific, you can always have a look as well at the GoodReads 2017 book lists, which include all sorts of categories (like "most anticipated" and YA novels) and will be sure to have something that you'll love.
But all of those are national or even international. How about something closer to home? Well, the good folk at Halton Libraries (Runcorn and Widnes) have put their favourite reads (not necessarily from 2017, just the ones they enjoyed this year) on to their catalogue here. And, yes, we at Time To Read love Tim Peake too.
So do you agree with any of these choices? Something you love missing?
We would always love to know
which book you are going to snuggle up with over Christmas, so tweet us at @timetoreadNW and
share the book-ish love.
Also, don’t forget that if your favourite library has closed over Christmas and
you have possibly run out of things to read, Don’t panic, help is at and. Head
over to your library’s ebooks webpage, which are free to loan with your library card.
See your own individual library authority website or social media for
Wishing all our followers and readers a very happy Christmas and here’s
to an even more book-ish 2018