Category Year in Review

GIN AND LIST-ERINE

The year isn’t properly over until I rank a bunch of stuff. 2021 is my 6th edition, after  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. BOOKS Books I read for the first time in 2021 1. The Five Giants by Nicholas Timmins Big, imposing, authoritative – the story of the welfare state in the UK, tracing […]

What’s new? I’m listing. Feeling blue? I’m listing

My 4th annual list of things I enjoyed over the course of the year. Here are some of my favourite things that I experienced for the first time in 2019. You might want to read this alongside my previous posts for 2016, 2017 and 2018. BOOKS Books I read for the first time in 2019 […]

Listicicle

This is getting to be a tradition now. As in 2016, and 2017, I have decided to rank my favourite things of the year. To be eligible, I had to discover or experience the thing for the first time in 2018. BOOKS 1. Dreamers by Snigdha Poonam A compellingly written piece of reportage, Dreamers follows […]

Listomania

I had fun last December listing my favourite things of the year, so I thought I’d do it again in 2017. Here’s what I enjoyed over the past 12 months BOOKS Books I read for the first time in 2017 1. The Power by Naomi Alderman A brilliant piece of science fiction. An imaginative and […]

My year in Lists

It’s nearly the end of 2016, so I decided to channel my inner Rob Fleming, and do some lists of things I enjoyed this year. May contain some good recommendations for others in 2017. Rules are that I had to ‘discover’ (i.e. read, see, eat etc) the thing for the first time in 2016, not […]