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Our Top 10
We’ve read a lot of books over the past couple of years and we don’t always agree. There are some of the most memorable, in no particular order.
Maria Leuycha: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Easy reading and very funny
Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance
Probably the all-time favourite. Depicts life in modern India. Epic in scale, though its characters are ordinary people. Poignant and often surprisingly funny
John Boyne: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Any comment might spoil the point. Read it!
Lionel Schriver: We Need to Talk about Kevin
Thought-provoking though not totally satisfying Examines the issue of school massacres in America through the eyes of a killer’s mother
Kiran Desai: The Inheritance of Loss
Won the Booker prize. Poetic. A bit vague
Ben Elton: The First Casualty
A good read, with plenty of action. Set in the First World War. The plot is improbable but the background is good
Andrea Levy: Small Island
The first book we read. Much enjoyed. A story of West Indian immigrants trying to fit in to England in the 1950s
Jodi Picault: My Sister’s Keeper
Opinions were divided about this one. A one-issue book about the ethics of creating a sibling to save the life of a sick child. Thought-provoking but some of us felt it didn’t work as a novel
Salley Vickers: Miss Garnett’s Angel
Set in Venice. Much enjoyed
Margaret Forster: Good Wives?
Non-fiction. An exploration of four marriages, illustrating the way in which attitudes to the woman’s role have changed