So after completing 27 books in 2016 with a target of 52 I set myself a more realistic target of a book a fortnight for 2017.
The first book I got through was one we published ourselves. It was a joy to read In Concert as we prepared for its launch at the end of January.
I tend to read mainly non-fiction but liked the look of a man called ove. What a delightful read, the story of a grumpy old man that believes people should fix things and that todays society just goes too fast. Ove is a cross between my father and myself so it was a lovely poignant read.
The story of Jihad John was fascinating. It was the real life tale of a boy growing into a man in West london and how he ended up as an executioner. Many questions are asked in the quest to try and figure out what makes a terrorist do such things
- In Concert – Niall McGuirk + Michael Murphy (Hope Publications)
- Jihadi John, the making of a terrorist – Robert Kerniak (One World Publications)
- A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman (Schuster and Schuster)