Thursday, 28 December 2017

My 12 in 12 in 2017...




As the end of my reading year approaches these are my much anticipated

12 in 12


Twelve authors who were new to me:
  1. Catherine Ryan Howard - Distress Signals
  2. Liz Trenow - The Silk Weaver
  3. Clare Swatman - Before You Go
  4. Lucy Daniels - Summer at Hope Meadows
  5. Beatrice Colin  - To Capture What We Cannot Keep
  6. Sarah Pinborough - Behind her Eyes
  7. Juliet Greenwood - The White Camelia
  8. Matthew Sullivan - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
  9. Nancy Revell - Secrets of the Shipyard Girls
  10. Magdalena McGuire - Home is Nearby
  11. Victoria Walters - Second Love of my Life 
  12. Carrie Elks - A Winter Tale

Twelve authors I have read before:
  1. Angela Marson - Evil Games
  2. Simon Toyne - The Boy Who Saw
  3. Jane Cable - Another You
  4. Dina Jefferies - Before the Rains 
  5. Jan Ruth - Strawberry Sky
  6. Anita Shreve - The Stars are Fire 
  7. Robert Thorogood - Death Knocks Twice 
  8. Annemarie Neary - The Orphans
  9. Guy Fraser Sampson - A Whiff of Cyanide
  10. Marina Fiorato - Crimson and Bone
  11. MJ Arlidge- Love Me Not
  12. Katie Fforde - The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

Twelve books from authors I know will never let me down:
  1. The Phantom Tree - Nicola Cornick
  2. Felicity at the Cross Hotel - Helena Fairfax 
  3. The Trophy Child - Paula Daly
  4. The Friend - Dorothy Koomson
  5. The A-Z of Everything - Debbie Johnson
  6. Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay - Jill Mansell
  7. The Thousand Lights Hotel -Emylia Hall  
  8. Pocketful of Dreams - Jean Fullerton 
  9. The Breakdown - B A Paris
  10. Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult 
  11. Blood Sisters - Jane Corry
  12. Merry and Bright - Debbie Macomber

Twelve Audio books I have enjoyed listening to:
  1. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon (Audible)
  2. Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon(Audible)
  3. Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan (BBCR4)
  4. Blood and Beauty - Sarah Dunant (BBCR4)
  5. Midwinter Break - Bernard Macaverty (BBCR4)
  6. Burning Bright - Tracy Chevalier (BBCR4)
  7. The Deathwatch Journal - Ian Rankin (BBCR4)
  8. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie(Audible)
  9. Crossing the Whitewash- Nick Rippington(Audible)
  10. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness (Audible)
  11. The Monster Collection - Audible Original( Audible)
  12. Apprentice-Scarlet City -Part 1 - Rebecca Gable (Audible)

Twelve authors I am looking forward to reading more of :
  1. Beth Underdown
  2. Helen Steadman
  3. Nicola Pryce
  4. Victoria Cornwall
  5. Minette Walters
  6. Carrie Elks
  7. Merryn Allingham
  8. Nicola Cornick
  9. Amy Engels
  10. Sarah Pinborough
  11. Lisa Mary London
  12. Angus Donald

Twelve books that took me by the hand and led me into the past:
  1. The Vanishing - Sophia Tobin
  2. The Witchfinders Sister - Beth Underdown
  3. Widdershins - Helen Steadman
  4. The Thief's Daughter - Victoria Cornwall
  5. Sleeper's Castle - Barbara Erskine
  6. Under the Approaching Dark - Anna Belfrage
  7. The Wild Air - Rebecca Mascull
  8. The Last Hours - Minette Walters
  9. The Captain's Girl - Nicola Pryce
  10. The Butcher's Block - Lucienne Boyce
  11. Last Christmas in Paris - Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
  12. The Second Blast of the Trumpet - Marie Macpherson

Twelve books that took me into a world of crime and psychological suspense:
  1. Turning Blue - Benjamin Myers
  2. Earthly Remains - Donna Leon
  3. The Bone Field - Simon Kernick
  4. Copy Cat - Alex Lake
  5. The Ice Beneath Her - Camilla Grebe
  6. Maria in the Moon - Louise Beech 
  7. The One - John Marrs
  8. Into the Water - Paula Hawkins
  9. Obsession - Amanda Robson
  10. The Other Twin - L V Hay
  11. The Chalk Pit - Elly Griffiths
  12. Deaths in December - Susi Holliday

Twelve books that surprised me.....in a good way:
  1. Jerusalem Ablaze - Orlando Ortega Medina
  2. The Roanoke Girls - Amy Engels
  3. Baby Doll - Holly Overton
  4. Ginny Moon - Benjamin Ludwig
  5. Relativity - Antonia Hayes
  6. Reality Rehab - Lisa Mary London
  7. The Possessions - Sarah Flannery Murphy 
  8. The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman - Mindy Meija
  9. Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong - Gina Kirkham
  10. The Ludlow Ladies Society - Ann O'Loughlin 
  11. The Book of Forgotten Authors - Christopher Fowler
  12. Making Space - Sarah Tierney

Twelve Books Considered Literary Classics:
  1. Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery(Audible)
  2. Bleak House - Charles Dickens (Librivox)
  3. The Alchemist - Paul Coelho (Audible)
  4. Moonfleet - John Meade Falkner (Librivox)
  5. What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge
  6. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. The Railway Children - E Nesbitt
  8. Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
  9. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  10. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  11. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  12. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Twelve Books which took me to places far away:
  1. I Know My Name - C J Cooke (Greece)
  2. The Honeymoon - Tina Seskis (Maldives)
  3. When the Future Comes too Soon - Selina Siak Chin Yoke (Asia)
  4. Missing Pieces - Heather Gudenkauf (America)
  5. Octavia's Journey - Miguel Bonnefoy (South America)
  6. The Silent Kookaburra - Liza Perrat (Australia)
  7. Under a Sardinian Sky - Sara Alex (Sardinia)
  8. Dark Clouds Over Nuala- Harriet Steel (India)
  9. The Ice Beneath Her - Camilla Grebe (Scandinavia)
  10. The Monster's Daughter - Michelle Pretorious (South Africa)
  11. The Dragonfly - Kate Dunn (France)
  12. Wolves in the Dark - Gunnar Staalesen (Norway)

Twelve books from my Non-Fiction Shelf:
  1. Hitler's Forgotten Children - Indrid Von Oelhafen
  2. Pirates : Truth and Tales - Helen Hollick
  3. Centaur - Declan Murphy with Ami Rao
  4. Warriors and Kings - Martin Wall
  5. To Catch A King - Charles Spencer
  6. Thinking Out Loud - Rio Ferdinand
  7. Verdi - John Suchet
  8. In the Footsteps of the Wives of Henry VIII - Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger
  9. Spell of the Horse - Pam Billinge
  10. Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosties - Paul Anthony Jones
  11. Best Loved Poems - Anna Sampson
  12. Forgotten Histories - Jem Duducu

Twelve books to be published in 2018 that I can't wait to talk about and which are already on my to be read pile:

  1. Anatomy of a Scandal -Sarah Vaughan
  2. Traitor - David Hingley
  3. A Map of the Dark - Karen Ellis
  4. Three Things about Elsie- Joanna Cannon
  5. Aphrodite's Tears - Hannah Fielding
  6. The Coffin Path - Katherine Clements
  7. The Homecoming -Rosie Howard
  8. Fairvale Ladies Book Club - Sophie Green
  9. The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin
  10. Only Child - Rhiannon Navin
  11. The Last Day - Claire Dyer
  12. Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour - Alison Weir


A MASSIVE BIG THANK YOU


 to these talented authors for sharing the gift of their imagination with me. 


Your books have taken me on the most wonderful adventures in 2017


Come back tomorrow my favourite reads of the year ....



Thanks to Jo at The Book Jotter who  inspired this meme...




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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the mention, Jo. I feel really honoured to be in the same list with wonderful authors whose books I also love.
    Thanks again also for all the entertaining posts and the book recommendations in 2017. Happy new year - and happy reading in 2018!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.