We’re past halfway through the year. So here are my favourite books of the first six months of 2012 in chronological order, with links to reviews where possible:
Frank Bill, Crimes in Southern Indiana (William Heinemann)
Bonnie Campbell, Once Upon A River (Fourth Estate)
Some brief stats:
7 Americans, 2 Scots, 1 Irish
7 novels, 2 non-fiction, 1 short stories
6 men, 4 women
If I was to pick a favourite at this point it would be Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a quite remarkable literary thriller. Read the review if you want something slightly more eloquent.