Since we're nearing the end of the year I thought it would be cathartic to list all the books you've read this year. I apologise if this has been done before or if it feels too similar to the 'reading now' thread, but to be fair this is more reflective and a chance for you to think about everything you've covered this year. Some of you may not remember all of the books because there's so many, or maybe it's just been a long year, but that's fine as well. Just list whatever comes to mind and if you like, leave some comments about the ones you've most enjoyed (or wouldn't recommend). My 2017 list: Al Murray: The Pub Landlord (don't ask, Xmas gift) The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (excellent) The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins (worthwhile) Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd (not great) Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (disappointing, underwhelming...) The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (a light, gentle read) Alexander the Great: Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault (a chore) The Rings of Solomon (The Bartimaeus Sequence) by Jonathan Stroud (okay...) The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (recommended by Jannert, all four books are a great read) The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (finally got my hands on this, a lovely read) Down Under by Bill Bryson (tremendously funny) American Gods by Neil Gaiman (I enjoyed this one) The Monarch of the Glen by Neil Gaiman (novella) Needful Things by Stephen King (one of his good ones) 16 books and 1 novella in total. Sounds like I've not read enough this year! In my defence, some of these are on the larger side but I would like to nearly double this list next year. I've been so busy writing that I've not had a enough time to sit down and enjoy a good book. I haven't re-read any books this year, these are all new to me. I have to say it's been quite mixed. The first half of the year wasn't great and with some duffers. That said, the Song of Achilles was my favourite this year and that's one I read back in January. After that, it didn't really pick up until I got to the Mary Stewart series which was brilliant. All the books since then have been really good. What about you guys? Any books you'd like to share? I expect I'll read the Anansi Boys by Gaiman before the year ends and I'm currently reading the Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Britain for research purposes.