I read 20 books from French authors (I really discovered French literature this year!), I read 17 books about Italy or by Italian writers. I read 33 non-fiction books and 21 thrillers.
So, what are my favorite books of 2015?
First the fiction, my absolute favorite was Monsieur Linh and his child by Philippe Claudel (here). I think this will also be in my list of favorite books of all times, so very very beautiful. If you have not read it already, I urge you to do so!
I also loved A private affair by Beppe Fenoglio (here)
|The two Dutch covers of my favorite books of 2015.|
As for non-fiction, three books come to mind immediately.
First the excellent and definate biography about Marilyn Monroe Icon by Gary Vitacco-Robles (here)
Secondly another biography, this time about Caravaggio by Andrew Graham-Dixon (here)
And finally The edge of the world by Michael Pye, such a good recount of Europan history (here)
|The non fiction top 3|
I also loved the thriller The Axman's Jazz by Ray Celestin about a serial killer in New Orleans during the roaring twenties. (here)
I had a few books I absolutely hated this year, but on the whole I read more books I liked than books I disliked.
So what are my plans for 2016? I do not make plans where reading is concerned. I do not make a plan to match the amount of books this year, or to read a certain type of books.
I intend to go on as I did this year, just to read the books I want to read when I want to read them.
So, here is to a lot of new and beautiful books in 2016!!