From the archives: an old top 5 list!

I’ve been reading an old blog I kept years ago as part of my research for the book I’m definitely going to get published. And I came across an old book list. I’ve always talked, written and dreamed about books and I smiled when I came across this post from December 2006.

What are your top 5 books of 2006?
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmell
Finding Serenity edited by Jane Espenson (this is about Firefly, it’s not a self-help book)
I Count – Your step-by-step guide to climate bliss by Rob Alcraft
The Vegetarian Cook by Christine Ingram (I’d probably starve if I didn’t have this book!)

I’m afraid I haven’t read many books this year: been busy running around… But there’s always next year, and now that winter’s here there’ll be less running around and my quiet life will give me more time to read 😀
One of favourite books ever is Jaws (Peter Benchley), and one of the dullest books I’ve ever read is When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. I never slate books publicly but this was just not gripping reading at all. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000, but I suppose that doesn’t mean much, does it?

What are your thoughts on this, WordPressers? Good to see Jaws get a mention as usual! I don’t have the veggie cookbook anymore and I think the others have made it to new owners. I still remember the chills reading Murakami, the swooning action of Gemmell. I haven’t achieved climate bliss but still trying! And I’ll always love Firefly. Don’t you just love lists?

1 thought on “From the archives: an old top 5 list!”

  1. Love this! No idea what a reading list of mine would look like from 2006, hopefully still full of Cold War spy and espionage like now but definitely less folk hanging off mountains. Yes to writing stuff!


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