Friday, 30 December 2022

End of the Year Book List ~ 12 in 12



As the end of my reading year approaches


Here are my much anticipated 12 in 12







πŸ“– Twelve authors who were new to me:

  1. Lisa Hobman - Wishing Under a Starlit Sky
  2. Annabel Abs - The Language of Food
  3. Fay Keenan - New Beginnings at Roseford Hall
  4. Julie Shackman - A Scottish Highland Surprise
  5. Jayne Cowie - After Dark
  6. Siobahn MCGowan - The Trial of Lotta Rae 
  7. Elena Collins - The Witch's Tree
  8. Eliza Knight - The Mayfair Bookshop
  9. Penny Ingham - Twelve Nights
  10. Sarah Duguid - The Wilderness
  11. Kerri Beevis - The Sleepover
  12. Angela Britnell - A Little Christmas Panto


πŸ“– Twelve authors I have read before:


  1. Rachael English - The Letter Home 
  2. Jane Lovering - A Cottage Full of Secrets
  3. Jennifer Bohnet - Villa of Second Chances
  4. Three Cheers for the Shipyard Girls - Nancy Revell
  5. Eva Glyn - An Island of Secrets
  6. Kathryn Freeman - The Italian Job
  7. Jo Bartlett - A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife
  8. Liza Perrat - Lake of Echoes
  9. Linda Green - In Little Stars 
  10. Kerri Beevis - The Sleepover
  11. Robert J Lloyd - The Poison Machine
  12. Phillipa Ashley - The Christmas Holiday


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


  1. The Key in the Lock - Beth Underdown
  2. Nicola Pryce - The Cornish Captive
  3. Anna Mazola - The Clockwork Girl
  4. Alison Weir - Elizabeth of York
  5. Louise Beech - Nothing Else
  6. Charlotte Betts - Letting in the Light
  7. Sarah Stovell - Other Parents
  8. Julia Prima - Alison Morton
  9. Caroline Scott - Good Taste
  10. Sue Moorcroft - A White Christmas on Winter Street
  11. Yellow is for Sunflowers - Kathryn Freeman
  12. Debbie Macomber - The Christmas Spirit


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


  1. Little Bones - Sam Blake
  2. The Phantom Tree - Nicola Cornick
  3. The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley
  4. The Shadowy Horses - Susanna Kearsley
  5. Picture Her Dead - Lin Anderson
  6. The Janus Stone - Elly Griffiths
  7. The Dream Daughter - Diane Chamberlain
  8. Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone - Diana Gabaldon
  9. The Rock - L J Ross
  10. The Various Haunts of Men - Susan Hill
  11. The Chocolate Maker's Wife - Karen Brooks
  12. Follow the Dead - Lin Anderson


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

  1. DalvΓ‘ - Laura Galloway
  2. Oak - Katharine Towers
  3. The Swallowed Man - Edward Carvey
  4. Dog Leap Stairs - Barbara Emmett
  5. Former Boy Wonder - Robert Graham
  6. Detective Dachshund - Decima Blake
  7. Writing from the Ukraine
  8. The White Hare - Jane Johnson 
  9. The Hollow Sea - Annie Kirby 
  10. Ten Poems about Swimming - Candlestick Press
  11. The Disobedient Women - Sangeeta Malay
  12. The Picture Bride - Lee Geum-yi


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

  1. The Lost Apothecary - Sarah Penner
  2. The Queen's Lady - Joanna Hickson
  3. Conversos - V E H Masters
  4. Traitor in the Ice - K J Maitland
  5. Treason - Michael E Wills
  6. The Missing Girls of Alardyce House - Heather Atkinson
  7. Small Eden - Jane Davis
  8. Daughters of Paris - Elizabeth Hobbes
  9. The Hidden Palace - Dinah Jefferies
  10. Good Taste - Caroline Scott
  11. The Winter Garden - Nicola Cornick
  12. Of All Faiths and None by Andrew Tweeddale

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


  1. I know What You've Done - Dorothy Koomson
  2. Sapphire - Heather Burnside
  3. The Patient - Tim Sullivan
  4. Breakneck Point - T Orr Munro
  5. Dog Leap Stairs - Barbara Scott Emmett
  6. Local Gone Missing - Fiona Barton
  7. Deception - Lesley Pearse 
  8. The Party House - Lin Anderson
  9. Hope to Die - Cara Hunter
  10. The 6:20 Man - David Baldacci
  11. A Question of Identity - Susan Hill
  12. The Hiker - M J Ford


πŸ“– Twelve Non Fiction books 


  1. The Fairy Tellers - Nicholas Jubber
  2. 100 Voices  - edited, Miranda Roszkowski
  3. Snow Widows - Katherine McInnes
  4. The Heeding - Rob Cowen
  5. Light Rains Sometimes Fall - Lev Parikian
  6. End of Innocence - Zoe Apostolides
  7. Britain by Night - Mark McNeil
  8. Abandoned Britain -Simon Sugden 
  9. Child of the East End - Jean Fullerton 
  10. Lady Sapiens -Thomas Cirotteau, Dr Jennifer Kerner and Γ‰ric Pinca
  11. The Boleyns : From the Tudors to the Windsors - Anna Harvey Purse
  12. A Banker's Journey - Daniel Gross



πŸ“– Twelve Books From Debut Authors :

  1. Carole Johnstone - Mirrorland
  2. June Wentland - Foolish Heroines
  3. Susan Stokes- Chapman - Pandora 
  4. Tricia Cresswell - The Midwife
  5. Sally Page - The Keeper of Stories
  6. Mel Giedroyc - The Best Things
  7. Sophie Irwin - A Lady's Guide to Fortune Hunting 
  8. Ellee Seymour - The Royal Station Master's Daughter  
  9. Anita Faulkner - A Colourful Country Escape 
  10. Cristina Bendek - Salt Crystals
  11. Greg Mosse - The Coming Darkness 
  12. Liz Hyder - The Gifts 



πŸ“– Twelve Books I bought for myself :


  1. The Locked Room - Elly Griffiths
  2. The Lighthouse Witches - C J Cooke
  3. The Whalebone Theatre - Joanna Quinn
  4. Two Storm Wood - Philip Gray
  5. The Plague Stones- James Brogdan
  6. The Marriage Portrait - Maggie O'Farrell
  7. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stephenson
  8. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carol
  9. Letters in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus
  10. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois - Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
  11. Daughter if the Forest - Juliet Marillier
  12. The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley - Sean Lusk



πŸ“– Twelve Feel-Good Novels :


  1. Wishing under a Starlit Sky - Lisa Hardman
  2. A Spring Surprise for the Cornish Midwife - Jo Bartlett
  3. Tea for Two at the Cornish Kitchen - Jane Linfoot
  4. The Girls - Bella Osborne
  5. Three Cheers for the Shipyard Girls - Rosie Hendry
  6. The Villa of Second Chances - Jennifer Bohnet
  7. A Colourful Country Escape - Anita Falkener
  8. Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe - Jessica Redland
  9. Summer at the French Cafe - Sue Moorcroft
  10. The Italian Escape - Catherine Mangan
  11. A Wedding at Sandy Cove - Bella Osborne
  12. Christmas Castle in Scotland - Julie Caplin



πŸ“– Twelve books I am looking forward to reading, and reviewing, in 2023:

  1. Exiles - Jane Harper
  2. The Witches of Vardo - Anja Bergman
  3. For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain - Victoria Mackenzie 
  4. River Sing Me Home - Eleanor Shearer
  5. Weyward - Emilia Hart
  6. The Only Suspect - Louise Candlish
  7. Strange Sally Diamond - Liz Nugents
  8. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Fairies - Heather  Fawcett
  9. Dirty Laundry - Disha Bose 
  10. Mrs Van Gogh - Caroline Cauchi
  11. We All Want Impossible Things - Catherine Newman 
  12. The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels - Janice Hallett 







To all the blog readers and book bloggers who support Jaffareadstoo

To all these talented authors for sharing the gift of your imagination with me and to the publishers who continue to support Jaffareadstoo in so many generous ways.

Your books have taken me on the most wonderful armchair adventures 😊


Come back on the 31st December when I reveal the books I thought were truly special









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