Monday, 30 December 2019

πŸ“š My Twelve in Twelve 2019 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. Jacqueline Mahoney ~ A River in the Trees 
  2. Joanna Nell ~ The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Village
  3. Lynn Brittney ~ A Death in Chelsea
  4. Elizabeth Letts ~ Finding Dorothy
  5. Iain Maitland ~ Mr Todd's Reckoning
  6. Eleanor O'Reilly ~ M for Mammy
  7. Margery Blake ~ The Thunder Girls
  8. Cole Moreton ~ The Light Keeper
  9. Caryl Lewis ~ The Jeweller
  10. Fiona Valpy ~ The Dressmaker's Gift
  11. Nicola Moriarty ~ The Ex-Girlfriend
  12. Maggie James ~ Silent Winter

πŸ“– Twelve authors I have read before:

  1. G D Harper ~ A Friend in Deed
  2. Nicola Pryce ~ A Cornish Lady
  3. Tom Cox ~ 21st Century Yokel
  4. Michelle Paver ~ Wakenhyrst 
  5. Nicola Ford ~ The Lost Shrine
  6. Giles Kristian ~ Lancelot
  7. J P Carter ~ At Your Door
  8. Susan Lewis ~ One Minute Later
  9. Lucienne Boyce ~ Death Makes No Distinction
  10. Amanda Prowse ~ The Light in the Hallway
  11. Debbie Macomber ~ Mrs Miracle's Christmas
  12. Lorna Gray ~ Mrs P's Book of Secrets

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

  1. Home Truths ~ Susan Lewis
  2. The Newcomer ~ Fern Britton 
  3. Call Me Star Girl ~ Louise Beech
  4. My Mother's Daughter ~ Ann O'Loughlin
  5. The Highborn Housekeeper ~ Sarah Mallory
  6. The Strawberry Thief ~ Joanne Harris
  7. You'll Never See Me Again ~ Lesley Pearse
  8. The Family Upstairs ~ Lisa Jewell 
  9. The Love Child ~ Rachel Hore
  10. A Ration Book Childhood ~ Jean Fullerton 
  11. The Guardian of Lies ~ Kate Furnivall
  12. The Light in the Hallway ~ Amanda Prowse

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

  1. An Echo in the Bone ~ Diana Gabaldon
  2. Tombland ~ C J Sansom
  3. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock ~ Imogen Hermes Gowar
  4. Written in my Own Heart's Blood ~ Diana Gabaldon
  5. Fingersmith ~ Sarah Waters
  6. The Handmaid's Tale ~ Margaret Atwood
  7. Bring Up the Bodies ~ Hilary Mantel
  8. The Butterfly Room ~ Lucinda Riley
  9. Northern Lights ~ Philip Pullman
  10. The Owl Killers ~ Karen Maitland
  11. David Copperfield ~ Charles Dickens
  12. The Christmas Hirelings ~ Elizabeth Braddon

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

  1. Blood Queen ~ Joanna Courtney
  2. The Familiars ~ Stacey Halls 
  3. The Garden of Lost and Found ~ Harriet Evans
  4. The Almanack ~ Martine Bailey
  5. The Daughters of Ironbridge ~ Molly Walton
  6. Anna of Kleve ~ Alison Weir
  7. Tapestry of Treason ~ Anne O'Brien 
  8. The Crown Agent ~ Stephen O'Rourke
  9. The Photographer of the Lost ~ Caroline Scott
  10. The Glittering Hour ~ Iona Grey
  11. Heir Apparent ~ Susan Grossey
  12. A Cornish Inheritance ~ Terri Nixon

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


  1. In Safe Hands ~ J P Carter
  2. Apple of My Eye ~ Claire Allan
  3. Poetic Justice ~ R C Bridgestock
  4. My Sister's Lies ~ S D Robertson
  5. The Lonely Heart's Crime Club ~ Tanya Bullock
  6. Tick Tock ~ Mel Sherratt
  7. #Taken ~ Tony Parsons
  8. At Your Door ~ J P Carter
  9. Nothing Else Remains ~ Robert Scragg
  10. Murder by the Minster ~ Helen Cox
  11. Black Summer ~ M W Craven
  12. I Dare You ~ Sam Carrington


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

  1. Single Ladies of Jacaranda Village ~ Joanna Nell ( Australia)
  2. Dreaming of Tuscany ~ T W Williams (Italy)
  3. Beautiful Bad ~ Annie Ward ( Balkans)
  4. The Stars in the Night ~ Clare Roden ( France/Australia)
  5. Passage to Nuala ~ Harriet Steel (India)
  6. A Cornish Summer ~ Catherine Alliot ( Cornwall)
  7. The Spanish Promise ~ Karen Swan ( Spain)
  8. The Nail House ~ Gregory Baines (China)
  9. Breakfast in Bogota ~ Helen Young ( Colombia)
  10. The Museum of Lost Loves ~ Gary Barker ( Zagreb)
  11. The Land of Trees ~ L A Naylor ( Guatemala)
  12. Rough Time in Nuala ~ Harriet Steel (India)

πŸ“– Twelve Books From Debut Authors :

  1. The Conviction of Cora Burns ~ Carolyn Kirby
  2. The Confession of Franny Langton ~ Sara Collins
  3. The Wayward Girls ~ Amanda Mason
  4. The Colour of Things Unseen ~ Annee Lawrence
  5. A Matter of Interpretation ~ Elizabeth Mac Donald
  6. Sister of Mine ~ Laurie Petrou
  7. The Forgotten Village ~ Lorna Cook
  8. The Thunder Girls ~ Melanie Blake
  9. A Version of the Truth ~ B P Walter
  10. Through the Wall ~ Caroline Corcoran
  11. Blood Orange ~ Harriet Tyce
  12. The Silent Patient ~ Alex Michaelides

    πŸ“– Twelve Books I bought for myself :

    1. A Farewell to France ~ Noel Barber
    2. Hidden ~ Lisa Sell
    3. Sweet Sorrow ~ David Nicolls
    4. Shakespeare's Witch ~ Samantha Grosser
    5. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter ~ Hazel Gaynor
    6. An American Marriage ~ Tayari Jones
    7. Holy Island ~ L J Ross
    8. Only the Dead ~ Malcolm Hollingdrake
    9. The Irish Princes ~ Elizabeth Chadwick
    10. Pleasing Mr. Pepys ~ Deborah Swift
    11. Violet ~ S J Holliday
    12. The Secret Commonwealth ~ Philip Pullman

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

    1. Village of Lost Girls ~ Agustin Martinez
    2. The Silent Patient ~ Alex Michaelides
    3. Under the Rock ~ Benjamin Myers
    4. The Wolves of Leninsky Project ~ Sarah Armstrong
    5. When Winter Comes ~ Vivienne Shannon
    6. 10 minutes and 38 seconds in this Strange World ~ Elif Shafak
    7. Ask again, Yes ~ Mary Beth Keane
    8. Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shape Shifting Women ~ Sharon Blackie
    9. The Thunder Girls ~ Melanie Blake
    10. #Sonnets ~ Lucien Young
    11. The Deathless Girls ~ Kiran Millwood Hargreave
    12. Letters to the Earth ~ Anthology

    πŸ“– Twelve Feel-Good Novels :


    1. Maybe this Time ~ Jill Mansell
    2. Rose Petal Summer ~ Katie Fforde
    3. Amazing Grace ~ Kim Nash
    4. A Perfect Cornish Summer ~ Phillipa Ashley
    5. Crikey A Bodyguard ~ Kathryn Freeman
    6. A Cornish Affair ~ Jo Lambert
    7. The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew ~ Milly Johnson
    8. A Walk in Wildflower Park ~ Bella Osborne
    9. Butterfly in Frost ~ Sylvia Day
    10. The Perfect Dress ~ Louisa Leaman
    11. Christmas at Ladywell ~ Nicola Slade
    12. Return to Winter Island ~ Jo Thomas

    πŸ“– Twelve books to be published in 2020 that I can't wait to talk about and which are heading to my to be read pile:

    1. The Lady of the Ravens ~ Joanna Hickson
    2. The Missing American ~ Kwei Quartey
    3.  Six Wicked Reasons ~ Jo Spain
    4. His Countess for a Week ~ Sarah Mallory
    5. Stay Up With Hugo Best ~ Erin Summers
    6. Blood Will Be Born ~ Gary Donnelly
    7. Beyond the Moon ~ Catherine Taylor
    8. Payback ~ R C Bridgestock
    9. A Good Neighbourhood ~ Therese Ann Fowler
    10. Escape Routes ~ Naomi Ishiguro
    11. The Home ~ Sarah Stovell
    12. All the Rage ~ Cara Hunter


    A MASSIVE THANK YOU


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


    Your books have taken me on the most wonderful adventures in 2019


    Come back tomorrow to see which are my Reads of the Year ....








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

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