READ­ING GROUP TOP PICKS FROM 2018

Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - UPFRONT -

Our Read­ing Groups voted for their favourite books of the year (fea­tur­ing both Read­ing Group se­lec­tions and oth­ers), and these are their top three.

1. A GEN­TLE­MAN IN MOSCOW by AMOR TOWLES PB $19.99

Darkly funny.

On 21 June, 1922, un­re­pen­tant Rus­sian aris­to­crat, Count Alexan­der Ros­tov, is sen­tenced to in­def­i­nite house ar­rest in an at­tic room of a Moscow lux­ury apart­ment.

2. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COM­PLETELY FINE by GAIL HONEYMAN PB $19.99

We’re dub­bing this the psy­cho­log­i­cal Rosie Project. Ro­mance, nat­u­rally, but also a wee bit clever.

3. WARLIGHT by MICHAEL ON­DAATJE PB $29.99

Peer­less prose and un­for­get­table char­ac­ters make On­daatjte one of the finest writ­ers around. No ex­cep­tion here for the au­thor of The English Pa­tient, once again re­vis­it­ing the rav­ages of WWII.

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