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Best of 2019

Best of 2019

Staff from all our branches nominate their favourite books for 2019. We all tried to make sure our choices were newly published, or came to prominence this year. Jonathon: My first pick of 2019 is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. I really enjoyed the difference in style between Atwood’s 1985 The Handmaid’s Tale and this

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The Dutch House

The Dutch House

The Dutch House Ann Patchett’s new book The Dutch House has been a refreshing reading experience for me. Every other book I’ve read recently seems to be about sociopaths, and it’s nice to read about characters I’d be happy to meet in real life. It’s beautifully written—a very literate book—and full of fairytale and allegory.

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