the ordinary blog
An icy January has come and gone with only a few million mentions of Brexit, America and Mr Trump in the media!! It is also awards time with Mary Berry already celebrating and the Hollywood stars preparing their speeches for the Oscars. It also means its time for the Ordinaries, my books of the year from of all 36 that I read in 2016.
The calibre of books I read was high and included 3 Sports Books of the Year, 1 Booker prize, 1 Costa Book of the year and 1 Royal Society Science book winner as well as THE talked about book of the year. More on that later.
I read 25 non fiction and 11 fiction which is pretty much the same as 2015 when I read 23 non fiction and 9 fiction. I'm happy enough with the balance but in an ideal world I would read a bit more fiction as well as all my non fiction. Before I get into the top 10 and the overall winner I thought it would be good to give some other awards.
funniest book of the year
I am 43 and lucky to have a fantastic wife and 3 kids who give my life purpose and make it fun too. To pay the bills I am a Software Consultant and have been for the past (mostly enjoyable) 18 years.