Bill Bryson – Notes from a Small Island (second time).
Alan Garner – the Weirdstone of Brisingamen. I had not read this since I was about eleven and I had forgotten how, um, weird it is, and kinda bad. Such a book would probably not get published now, let alone win awards.
“I am a cipher,” said Colin. “I have experiences so that the reader may share them. Nothing about my reaction to them is unique.”
“Yes, I am like that, too,” replied Susan. “That is why all of my dialogue is very stilted.”
Also a book on youth, ethics and social media my boss gave me, which is neat.