Tuesday 30 December 2014

My 12 in 12......2014

As the end of the year approaches these are


12 in 12

Twelve authors who are new to me: 

  1. Jan Ruth 
  2. Anna Hope 
  3. Emma Carroll 
  4. Keir Alexander 
  5. Ashley Hay 
  6. Audrey Magee 
  7. Paula Daly 
  8. Lindsey Kelk 
  9. Rachael English 
  10. Linda Newberry 
  11. Dinah Jeffries 
  12. Claire Dyer

Twelve authors I have read before: 

  1. Sue Monk Kidd 
  2. Liane Moriarty 
  3. Elly Griffiths 
  4. Linda Gillard 
  5. Louise Douglas 
  6. Gillian E Hamer 
  7. Alison Weir 
  8. Julie Cohen 
  9. Wendy Percival 
  10. Joanna Hickson 
  11. Philipa Gregory 
  12. Anne O'Brien 

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

  1. Dark Aemylia by Sally O'Reilly
  2. The Spice Merchant's Wife by Charlotte Betts
  3. Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle
  4. The May Bride by Susanna Dunn
  5. The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland
  6. War of the Roses: Winter Pilgrims by Toby Clements
  7. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  8. The Silversmith's Wife by Sophia Tobin
  9. The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements
  10. Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin
  11. The King's Sister by Anne O'Brien
  12. Red Rose, White Rose by Joanna Hickson

Twelve books from authors I know will never let me down: 
  1. Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon 
  2. Cauldstane by Linda Gillard 
  3. The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths 
  4. In Her Shadow by Louise Douglas 
  5. The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman 
  6. Crimson Shore by Gillian E Hamer 
  7. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 
  8. The King's Curse by Philipa Gregory 
  9. Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 
  10. Dark Water by Jan Ruth 
  11. Guernsey Retreat by Anne Allen 
  12. The Indelible Stain by Wendy Percival 

Twelve From the Non-Fiction Shelf: 

  1. Harry's War by Harry Drinkwater 
  2. The Tudor Queens by David Loades 
  3. Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty by Elizabeth Norton 
  4. Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton 
  5. Scars upon my Heart edited by Catherine Reilly 
  6. Lionheart by Douglas Boyd 
  7. Men of Letters by Duncan Barrett 
  8. The Tudor Queen by David Loades 
  9. Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo 
  10. A Broken World by Sebastian Foulkes 
  11. Gin Glorious Gin by Olivia Williams 
  12. The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII:The Women's Stories by Amy Licence

Twelve Books that had lingered far too long on my Book Shelf:

  1. Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes 
  2. Postcards from the Past by Marcia Willett 
  3. The Spice Merchant's Wife by Charlotte Betts 
  4. Warrior Daughter by Janet Paisley 
  5. One Day in May by Catherine Alliot 
  6. The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich 
  7. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 
  8. Signs of Life by Anne Raverat 
  9. The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer 
  10. One Apple Tasted by Josa Young 
  11. The Son-in-Law by Charity Norman 
  12. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

Twelve Books that surprised me.....in a good way:
  1. The Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander 
  2. Guilty by Jane Bidder 
  3. Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony 
  4. Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent 
  5. Hill of Bones ~ The Medieval Murderers 
  6. Payback by Kimberley Walsh 
  7. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson 
  8. Who Are You by Elizabeth Forbes 
  9. Just What Kind of Mother Are You by Paula Daly 
  10. The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull 
  11. Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock 
  12. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley 

Twelve books that took me on incredible journeys around the world:
  1. Australia - The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay 
  2. Malaya - The Separation by Dinah Jeffries 
  3. Germany - Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville 
  4. Africa - The Palaver Tree by Wendy Unsworth 
  5. Armenia - Anyush by Martine Madden 
  6. Italy - The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich 
  7. Argentina - Twin Truths by Shelan Roger 
  8. France - A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore 
  9. Wales - Dark Water by Jan Ruth 
  10. America - Going Back by Rachael English 
  11. Scotland - The Strings of Murder by Oscar De Muriel 
  12. Rio de Janeiro - The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Twelve authors I read last year but not this year:
  1. Phil Rickman 
  2. Kristin Hannah 
  3. Emma Donoghue 
  4. Hannah Richell 
  5. Dorothy Koomson 
  6. Elizabeth Chadwick 
  7. Jodi Picoult 
  8. Deborah Swift 
  9. Liz Trenow 
  10. Lisa Jewell 
  11. Lesley Pearce 
  12. Catherine Ryan Hyde 

Twelve books I would like to see made into a movie:

  1. The Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander 
  2. Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff 
  3. Mr Mercedes by Stephen King 
  4. Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson 
  5. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson 
  6. The Strings of Murder by Oscar De Muriel 
  7. The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland 
  8. A Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon by Linda Newberry 
  9. The Boy Who Disappeared by Karen Perry 
  10. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 
  11. Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent 
  12. Surrounded by Water by Stephanie Butland 

Twelve Books I would like to read in 2015:
  1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult 
  2. Lamentation by C J Sansom 
  3. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon 
  4. The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick 
  5. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters 
  6. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths 
  7. The Widow's Confession by Sophia Tobin 
  8. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson 
  9. The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse 
  10. Night after Night by Phil Rickman 
  11. Finders Keepers by Stephen King 
  12. Betrayal by Toby Clements 

My twelfth and final category - the twelve books I have enjoyed the most will be revealed



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