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The Reader Organisation’s Best Reads of 2012 – Part 1

December 10, 2012
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After the Penny Readings last night, we’re fully into the Christmas mood here at The Reader Organisation, and as there are just over two weeks to go until the big day itself, thoughts are turning to treats, presents and Christmas shopping. There’s no need to panic if you haven’t already got it underway, as The Reader Online is here to offer literary goodies galore which would be perfect to show the book lover in your life just how much you care.

Next week, we’ll be sharing the books we’d like to unwrap for ourselves under the tree, but all this week, The Reader Organisation staff present the books they’ve been loving in 2012. All great selections for literary Christmas presents! Find the first two below:

sunriseThis Sunrise of Wonder – Michael Mayne
(Fount; 1995) 

“I picked this up in a second hand shop and though I’d never heard of the author, I found some illuminating bits of poetry dotted throughout and had to buy. Mayne is apparently the Dean of Westminster. The book is a kind of autobiography in which Mayne inventories all the works of art, literature and music that has inspired him to continue to look in wonder at the world.”

(Victoria Clarke, Get Into Reading Wirral Project Worker)

The-Art-of-Fielding--A-NovelThe Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach
(Fourth Estate; 2012) 

“One of the best first novels I’ve read for years. Less a story about baseball, more an intricate tale of obsession, friendship and what it means to succeed. It’s not at all what you expect but you do still learn a few things about that all-American college sport along the way.”

(Jennifer Tomkins, Communications Director)

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