the last day of the year....

the last day of the year....
looking back, reminisce, remember and rethink
the good and the lesser things....

it was a tough year
some losses....
but also some positive things, like my new job!
and thanks to the travel time of three hours on a working day
i read a lot, over 70 books; ^))

some of my favorites are:
'Alice in Wonderland' Lewis Carroll - translated by Sofia Engelsman and with the wonderful illustrations by Floor Rieder
'Het lied en de waarheid' Helga Ruebsamen
'Us' David Nicholls (in dutch called 'We')
'Abundance' Alys Fowler (in dutch 'Rijke Oogst')
'A temporary Matter' Jhumpa Lahiri
'Butterflies in November' Auður Ava Olafsdóttir (so fine  ;^))
'Claire Marvel' John Burnham Schwartz (for the third time ;^))
'Olive Kitteridge' Elizabeth Strout
all 20 shortstories about Miss Marple by Agatha Christie
'To kill a Mocking Bird' Harper Lee (again ;^))
'Man with a Blue Scarf, on sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud' Martin Gayford
rereading all books by Marianne Fredriksson and loved them again
'The history of Love' Nicole Krauss
and last but not least
the book by Merlijne Marell 'Schobbejacques en de 7 geiten' (only in dutch but so worth it!!)

here you can find my lists of 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

A HAPPY 2016!!

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Happy New Year Patrice. All the best to you for a wonderful and shiny 2016! Much love from me to you my friend.

  2. All the best for your 2016!!!

  3. Wishing you a wonderful New Year Patrice, and lots of good reads in the year ahead x