Sunday Times Christmas 2013 best books

20131205-135222.jpgThe Sunday Times published the first part of their guide to the best Christmas 2013 books a couple of weeks back and it contains 3 of our book club reads.


Sunday Times Fiction 2013

Sunday Times Fiction 2013

Under fiction, Sunday Times chief fiction reviewer Peter Kemps includes Sathnam Sanghera’s Marriage Material.

…as ruefully funny as it is keenly observant the book is warm affecting and enormously enjoyable.

Next comes this month’s read, Stoner by John Williams.

…it’s a masterpiece of sad lucidity, as moving as it is psychologically compelling.

Genre Fiction

Sunday Times Genre Fiction

Sunday Times Genre Fiction

And finally, for Historical Fiction Novel of the Year, Nick Rennison chose Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites.

Richly told, with a powerful sense of place and period, this was a remarkable debut novel.

Altogether, really interesting and exciting.

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