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    My 10 favourite books of 2019

    2019 wasn’t the best year. Not reading-wise and not in general. But here we are. A new year with new possibilities. And I just want to close up the previous one. So without further introduction. Here are my 10 favourite books of last year. Mythos by Stephen Fry (read in January 2019) If you know my reading taste, you’ll know I’m a sucker for anything that looks and sounds myth-like. I’ve loved The Song of Achilles and Circe and when I heard about this book, I immediately knew I wanted to read it. I love Stephen Fry. He’s such an interesting and funny person and I could honestly listen to…

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    My Purple Scented Novel by Ian McEwan

    ‘You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade… You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline… I don’t deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.’