Sunday, 30 December 2018

πŸ“š My Twelve in Twelve 2018 πŸ“š




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

12 in 12


πŸ“– Twelve authors who were new to me:

  1. Catherine Tinley
  2. Liv Constantine
  3. Gail Aldwin
  4. Sarah Bailey
  5. James Hartley
  6. Joy Rhoades
  7. Jane Davis
  8. Eithne Shortall
  9. E M Powell
  10. Ros Franey
  11. Robert Olen Butler
  12. Kim Sherwood

πŸ“– Twelve authors I have read before:

  1. Amy Stewart - Miss Kopp's Midnight Confession
  2. Susan Lewis - The Secret Keeper
  3. Emma Curtis - When I Find You
  4. Rosanna Ley - Her Mother's Secret
  5. Steven Manchester - Three Shoeboxes
  6. Dorothy Koomson - The Brighton Mermaid
  7. Alison Weir - Jane Seymour
  8. Harriet Evans - The Wildflowers
  9. Elly Griffiths - The Dark Angel
  10. Lesley Pearse- The House Across the Street
  11. Lorna Gray - The Antique Dealers Daughter
  12. Amanda Prowse - The Coordinates of Loss

πŸ“– Twelve books from authors I know will never let me down:

  1. Sarah Vaughan - The Anatomy of a Scandal 
  2.  B A Paris - Bring Me Back 
  3. Joanna Cannon - Three Things About Elsie 
  4. Claire Dyer - The Last Day
  5. Jane Corry - The Dead Ex 
  6. Susan Grossey - Faith, Hope and Trickery
  7. Paula Daly - Open Your Eyes 
  8. Anna Belfrage - Cold Light of Dawn
  9. Deborah Harkness - Time's Convert 
  10. Jean Fullerton - A Ration Book Christmas
  11. Jan Ruth - Gift Horse 
  12. Liza Perratt - The Swooping Magpie

πŸ“– Twelve Audio books I have enjoyed listening to:

  1. The Scarlet City - Apprentice - Audible Original Drama
  2. The Scarlet City - Rise - Audible Original Drama
  3. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  4. London - Edward Rutherfurd
  5. Drums of Autumn - Diana Gabaldon
  6. The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon
  7. A Breath of Snow and Ashes - Diana Gabaldon
  8. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
  9. Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness
  10. The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness
  11. The Sealwoman's Gift - Sally Magnusson
  12. Transcription - Kate Atkinson

πŸ“– Twelve books that took me by the hand and led me into the past:

  1. The Good Doctor of Warsaw - Elisabeth Gifford 
  2. The Cursed Wife - Pamela Hartsorne
  3. The Story Keeper - Anna Mazola
  4. The Blue Bench - Paul Marriner
  5. A Gathering of Ghosts - Karen Maitland
  6. The Conqueror's Queen - Joanna Courtney
  7. The Illumination of Ursula Flight - Anna Marie Crowhurst
  8. The Poppy Field - Deborah Carr 
  9. Ill Will - Michael Stewart
  10. The Turn of Midnight - Minette Walters 
  11. Testament - Kim Sherwood
  12. The Blue - Nancy Bilyeau

πŸ“– Twelve books that took me into a world of crime and psychological suspense:

  1. The Death of Mrs Westaway - Ruth Ware 
  2. The Family Next Door- Sally Hepworth
  3. Kiss of Death - Paul Finch
  4. Her Name Was Rose - Claire Allen
  5. In the Dark - Cara Hunter
  6. Too Close to Breathe - Olivia Kiernan
  7. The French Girl - Lexie Elliot
  8. Our Kind of Cruelty - Araminta Hall
  9. Hush Hush - Mel Sherratt
  10. All the Hidden Truths - Claire Askew
  11. Within the Silence - Nicola Avery
  12. Skin Deep - Liz Nugent 


πŸ“– Twelve books that took me on extraordinary journeys around the world:

  1. From A Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan (Ireland) 
  2. The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (America) 
  3. The Sapphire Widow - Dinah Jefferies (Asia) 
  4. The Pagoda Tree - Claire Scobie (India) 
  5. The Family Next Door - Sally Hepworth (Australia) 
  6. The Walls Came Down - Ewa Dodd (Europe) 
  7. Mr Peacock's Possession - Lydia Styson (New Zealand) 
  8. The Feather Thief - Kirk Wallace Johnson ( New Mexico) 
  9. The Lion Tamer Who Lost - Louise Beech ( Africa) 
  10. The Witches of St Petersburg - Imogen Edwards- Jones ( Russia) 
  11. Testament - Kim Sherwood ( Germany) 
  12. Alaskan Holiday - Debbie Macomber (Alaska) 

πŸ“– Twelve Books I borrowed from a library:

  1. The Pearl Sister - Lucinda Riley 
  2. The Toymakers - Robert Dugdale 
  3. A Column of Fire - Ken Follett 
  4. Templar Silks - Elizabeth Chadwick 
  5. The Winter Crown - Elizabeth Chadwick 
  6. The Autumn Crown - Elizabeth Chadwick 
  7. I'll Keep You Safe - Peter May 
  8. I am Heathcliff - Kate Mosse and others 
  9. Play Dead - Angela Marson 
  10. Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts 
  11. Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory 
  12. To the Bright Edge of the World - Eowyn Ivey

πŸ“– Twelve Books I bought in a bookstore:
  1. Fools and Mortals - Bernard Cornwell
  2. The Book of Dust - Philip Pullman
  3. Dead Woman Walking - Sharon Bolton
  4. Only Remembered - Michael Morpurgo
  5. Bitter - Francesca Jakobi
  6. A Secret History of Witches - Louise Morgan
  7. The Angry Tide - Winston Graham
  8. Mist over Pendle - Robert Neil
  9. The World of All Souls Companion - Deborah Harkness
  10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
  11. The Silent Companions - Laura Purcell
  12. The Corset - Laura Purcell

πŸ“– Twelve books that surprised me.....in a good way:

  1. Miss Blaine's Prefect - Olga Wojtas
  2. The Walls Came Down - Ewa Dodd
  3. Two Steps Forward - Graeme Simsion and Annie Buist
  4. The  Rivers Run Free - Natasha Carthew 
  5. Apricots and Wolfsbane - K M Pohlkamp
  6. The Reading Party - Fenella Gentleman
  7. In the Wake - Helen Trevorrow
  8. Call of the Curlew - Elizabeth Brooks 
  9. How to Walk Away - Katherine Center
  10. Daisy Bell - Caitlin Davies
  11. Dear Mr Pop Star - Dave Dawson
  12. Rebellious Spirits - Ruth Ball

πŸ“– Twelve Feel-Good Novels :
  1. Baby Boom ! - Helen Wallen
  2. A Country Affair - Katie Fforde
  3. Miss Moonshines Emporium - Authors on the Edge
  4. The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - Milly Johnson
  5. The Memories of Us - Vanessa Carnevale
  6. Cottage by the Sea - Debbie Macomber
  7. One Day in December - Josie Silver 
  8. The Little Theatre on the Seafront - Katie Ginger 
  9. One Summer in Italy - Sue Moorcroft 
  10. Christmas With The East End Angels - Rosie Hendry
  11. Alaskan Holiday - Debbie Macomber
  12. A Little Christmas Charm - Kathryn Freeman

πŸ“– Twelve books to be published in 2019 that I can't wait to talk about and which are already on my to be read pile:

  1. The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village - Joanna Nell (January 2019) 
  2. Apple of My Eye - Claire Allan (January 2019) 
  3. In Safe Hands - J P Carter (January 2019) 
  4. A Friend in Deed - G D Harper (January 2019) 
  5. The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides (February 2019) 
  6. The Familiars - Stacey Halls (February 2019) 
  7. Fade to Grey - John Lincoln (February 2019) 
  8. The Secrets You Hide - Kate Helm (February 2019) 
  9. M for Mammy - Eleanor O'Reilly (March 2019) 
  10. The Conviction of Cora Burns (March 2019) 
  11. The Confessions of Frannie Langton - Sara Collins (April 2019) 
  12. No Way Out - Cara Hunter (April 2019) 


A MASSIVE 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 2018


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








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

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