Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta. This outstanding book about Aboriginal ways of thinking managed to lift the top of my head right off, before it reached into my mind and stirred things around. And here I am, still reeling from the stirring.
Sky Swimming by Sylvia Martin, She I Dare Not Name by Donna Ward, and The Love That Remains by Susan Francis. Three quietly excellent and beautifully written memoirs by Australian women that challenged me to review my own life, and loves, and choices, in ways I hadn’t considered before.
Laughing Shall I Die: Lives and deaths of the great vikings by Tom Shippey. Seriously, if you haven’t loved a viking you haven’t lived.
The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes. A brilliant, surprising biography of Samuel Pozzi, a society doctor during the Parisian Belle Epoque, which also manages to provide brilliant, surprising insights into the art of writing biography. I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book.