The Best Books of 2016 so far

Over on Book Riot, a gang of us shared what new books we’ve most enjoyed reading this year. Here’s what I had to say about mine, Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor:

good on paperI’ve never read anything like this novel before. The main character is a literary translator – certainly something I’d never seen in a book, and a world I’m interested in and hope to make my own one day. And there’s no denying this novel is smart, esoteric, and high brow, with discussions of philosophy and methodology of translation and different readings of Dante – but it’s highly readable too. Good On Paper is populated by interesting characters and faithful to the messiness of life, and at times laugh-out-loud funny.

What’s been your favourite read of the year so far?

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