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Books Chosen by Kennington Library Readers in 2016

Here are some of our favourite books that we read in 2016:

Mary Cavanagh: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnet, and Bad Elephant, Far Stream  (Topsy) by Samuel Hawley. The Long Room and The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay (our March speaker)

Heather Rosser: The White Masai by Corinne Hofman and Peter Millar, and Sweet Caress by William Boyd

Linora Lawrence: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusac and A Glove Shop in Vienna by Eva Ibbotson

Sheila Costello: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome and Counting Stars by David Almond

Zita Millaer: Mission Song by John le Carre and The Road Back by Liz Harris

Halcyon Leonard: In The Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi and The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Barbara Jefferies: The Italian Chapel by Philip Paris and The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey

Sally Samson: The Sussex Downs Murders by John Bude (series) and Charlotte Bronte – A Life by Clare Harmon

Sylvia: A Marriage of Convenience by Michael Dutfield* and Black Out by Sam Grenfall (a good one for hard to reach teenage boys)

Rosemary Philips: Lila by Marilyn Robinson, All For Nothing by Walter Kempowski, and Colour Bar by Susan Williams*
*Books on same topic – mixed marriage of Seretse Karma and Ruth Williams

Laila Khan: The Coroner’s Lunch and the other mysteries (series) of Colin Cotterell

Pamela Allen: Kick (Kennedy) by Paula Byrne and A Whole Life by Robert Seehaler

Dominque: The Tiffany Aching Series by Terry Pratchett, The Trials of Appollo: the Rick Riordan Series

Anna: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Rebecca: A Week in Heathrow by Alain de Botton and The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Marilyn Farr: The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks and The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf