As much as a record for myself as a sharing for others, I wanted to create this list of books read this year. No reviews, no synopsis just a list that you might use as inspiration, or you might just choose to skim by :)

Read any of these yourself? Let me know!

I say no reviews, but I did add an asterisk to the ones I particularly enjoyed, and a double asterisk to the ones I loved…


  • Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn | Brett Anderson *
  • Mindfulness And Surfing | Sam Bleakley
  • The Dalai Lama’s Cat | David Michie *
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race | Reni Eddo-Lodge ** (also see here)
  • Autumn | Ali Smith
  • A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry *
  • The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
  • Love Warrior | Glennon Doyle ** (also see here)
  • Girl, Woman, Other | Bernadine Evaristo
  • Not Forgetting The Whale | John Ironmonger *
  • The Rosie Result | Graeme Simsion
  • Snuff | Terry Pratchett
  • North | Scott Jurek
  • Adults | Emma Jane Unsworth
  • The Other Half of Augusta Hope | Joanna Geln
  • Bird By Bird | Ann Lamott
  • Home | Salman Rushdie
  • Calm | Tim Parks
  • Well Read Black Girl | Glory Edim *
  • The Gifts Of Imperfection | Brené Brown *
  • Black, White & Jewish | Rebecca Walker *
  • Wild Power | Alexandra Pope
  • A Journey Around My Room | Xavier de Maistre
  • A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
  • Being Mortal | Atul Gawande *
  • The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
  • Outline | Rachel Cusk
  • Such A Fun Age | Kiley Reid *
  • Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
  • Healing Back Pain | John Sarno
  • More Myself | Alicia Keys *
  • American Dirt | Jeanne Cummins **
  • City of Djinns | William Darymple
  • Braised Pork | An Yu
  • Wolfpack | Abby Wambach
  • To Shake The Sleeping Self | Jedediah Jenkins *
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies | John Boyne
  • The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Godmother | Hannelore Cayre
  • Do Open | David Hieatt
  • The God Child | Nana Oforiatta Ayim
  • Outrageous Acts & Everyday Rebellions | Gloria Steinem
  • Do Story | Bobette Buster
  • Dreams From My Father | Barack Obama *
  • Untamed | Glennon Doyle
  • Little Eyes | Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell
  • Over The Top | Jonathan Van Ness
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
  • When Things Fall Apart | Pema Chödrön **
  • The Book of Dharma | Simon Haas **
  • All At Sea | Decca Aitkenhead *
  • Dear Edward | Ann Napolitano
  • It’s OK That You’re Not OK | Megan Devine
  • On Connection | Kae Tempest