Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 – A Year in Books

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


  1.  In Concert – Niall McGuirk + Michael Murphy (Hope Publications)
  2. Jihadi John, the making of a terrorist – Robert Kerniak (One World Publications)
  3. A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman (Schuster and Schuster)

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