Saturday 30 December 2023

๐Ÿ“– 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




๐Ÿ“– Twelve authors who were new to me:

  1. Lee Geum-yi -The Picture Bride
  2. Siobhan Daiko - The Flame Tree
  3. Georgina Moore - The Garnett Girls
  4. Disha Bose - Dirty Laundry
  5. Katie Bishop - The Girls of Summer 
  6. Jane Lark - The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
  7. Brian Klein - The Counterfeit Candidate
  8. Fulton Ross - Unnatural Ends
  9. Clare Swatman - The World Outside my Window
  10. Jenny O'Brien - The Puppet Maker
  11. Ian Moore - The Man Who Didn’t Burn
  12. Elisabeth Hobbes - The Promise Tree

๐Ÿ“– Twelve authors I have read before:


  1. Elaine Everest - The Woolworth Girl's Promise
  2. Liz Nugent - Strange Sally Diamond
  3. Pam Howes - The Girls of Mersey Square
  4. Kerry Wilkinson - The One Who Fell
  5. Sharon Gosling - The Forgotten Garden
  6. Lesley Pearse - Betrayal
  7. Rosie Hendry - Digging for Victory at Rookery House
  8. Helen Hollick - A Meadow Murder
  9. Ruby Speechley - Missing
  10. J J Marsh - Salt of the Earth
  11. S D Robertson - The Playground
  12. Christie Barlow - A Winter Wedding at Starcross Manor


๐Ÿ“– Twelve books from authors I know will never let me down:


  1. Stardust in Nuala - Harriet Steel
  2. 1989 - Val McDermid 
  3. The Hidden Letters - Lorna Cook
  4. Old God’s Time - Sebastian Barry
  5. New Beginnings for the Surplus Girls - Polly Heron
  6. The Shell House Detectives - Emylia Hall
  7. The Summer Holiday - S E Lynes
  8. Hell Bay - Kate Rhodes
  9. For the Want of Silver -Michael E Wills
  10. The Christmas Appeal - Janice Hallett 
  11. Welcome to the Cornish Country Hospital - Jo Bartlett
  12. Four Weddings and a Christmas - Phillipa Ashley


๐ŸŽงTwelve Audio Books I have enjoyed listening to:


  1. Guard Her with Your Life  - Joy Ellis
  2. The Only Truly Dead  - Rob Parker
  3. The Mother Sun - Sui Annuka
  4. Lady MacBethad - Isabel Schuler
  5. The Witching Tide - Margaret Meyer
  6. The Wild Coast - Lin Anderson
  7. Mad Honey - Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
  8. Lady’s Well - L J Ross
  9. The Wild Coast -Lin Anderson
  10. The Woman I Was Before - Kerry Fisher
  11. The Ashes of London - Andrew Taylor
  12. The Perfumist of Paris - Alka Joshi


๐Ÿ“– Twelve books with covers I particularly liked:

  1. Encyclopedia of Fairies - Heather Fawcett
  2. The Mirror of Simple Souls - Aline Kiner
  3. Promises of the Runes - Christina Courtenay
  4. Weyward - Emilia Hart
  5. The Department of Conspiracy - Cal Georgeson
  6. The Marriage Season - Jane Dunn
  7. Lady MacBethad - Isabelle Schuler
  8. Azucar - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  9. The Last Remains - Elly Griffiths
  10. Almanac - Lia Leendertz
  11. Ten Poems about Mountains - Candlestick Press
  12. The Locket - Natalie Meg Evans

๐Ÿ“– Twelve books that took me by the hand and led me into the past:


  1. Mrs Van Gogh - Caroline Cauchi
  2. Weyward - Emilia Hart
  3. Dark Queen Wary - Paul Doherty
  4. Ascent  - Cathie Dunn
  5. The Night She Met the Duke - Sarah Mallory
  6. An Unsuitable Heiress - Jane Dunn
  7. Rivers of Treason - K J Maitland
  8. Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown - Alison Weir
  9. The Redemption of Isabel Farrar - Alan Robert Clark
  10. A Courtesan's Worth - Felicity George
  11. The Housekeepers - Alex Hay
  12. Daughter of the Fens - Elisabeth Hobbes


๐Ÿ“– Twelve books that led me into a life of crime:


  1. Dirty Briefs - Dave Fendem
  2. The Beautiful Dead - Belinda Bauer
  3. The Only Suspect - Louise Candlish
  4. Exiles - Jane Harper
  5. The Last Dance - Mark Billingham
  6. Slaughter House Farm - T Orr Munro
  7. The Shell House Detectives - Emylia Hall
  8.  The Vanishing of Class 3B - Jackie Kabler
  9. The Lies She Told - Lynda Renham
  10. One Armed Jack - Sarah Bax Horton
  11. The Nurse - Valerie Keogh
  12. The Traitor - Ava Chase


๐Ÿ“– Twelve Featured Books of the Month


  1. The Trophy Wife - Valerie Keogh
  2. The  Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels - Janice Hallet
  3. The Hidden Letters - Lorna Cook
  4. Dirty Laundry - Disha Bose
  5. Go As a River -  Shelley Read
  6. Lessons in Chemistry  - Bonnie Garmus
  7. The Square of Sevens - Laura Shepherd Robinson
  8. The Witching Tide - Margaret Meyer
  9. The Forgotten Shore- Sarah Maine
  10. The Unpicking -Donna Moore
  11. Fifteen Wild Decembers - Karen Powell
  12. Divorced Not Dead - Harper Ford


๐Ÿ“– Twelve Feel-Good Novels :


  1. Dear Mr Pop Star  - Dave Philpotts, Derek Philpotts
  2. Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner - Kathryn Freeman 
  3. An Italian Island Summer - Sue Moorcroft
  4. The Night She Met the Duke - Sarah Mallory
  5. The Forgotten Garden - Sharon Gosling
  6. New Beginnings for the Surplus Girls - Polly Heron
  7. The Chancer - Fiona Graham
  8. Happy Ever After for the Cornish Midwife - Jo Bartlett
  9. Love on the Island - Jessica Gilmore
  10. Summer Wedding on Santorini - Samantha Parks
  11. Christmas at the Cat Cafe- Jessica Redland
  12. Cat Society - Ray Sadri


๐Ÿ“– Twelve Must Read Books :


  1. The Garnett Girls - Georgina Moore
  2.  The Marriage Act - John Marrs
  3. The Girls of Summer  - Katie Bishop
  4. The Fascination - Essie Fox
  5. Eighteen Seconds - Louise Beech
  6. Fyneshade - Kate Griffin
  7. All of Us Are Broken -  Fiona Cummins
  8. Bad Summer People - Emma Rosenblum
  9. The Turnglass - Gareth Rubin
  10. Secret Diary of a Royal - Henry Morris
  11. Ostler -Susan Grossey
  12. Solstice - Helen Steadman


๐Ÿ“– Twelve books I am looking forward to reading in 2024:

  1. Loot - Tania James
  2. The Happiest Ever After - Milly Johnson
  3. The Glass Woman - Alice McIroy
  4. The Woman on the Ledge - Ruth Mancini 
  5. The Daughters of Mersey Square- Pam Howes
  6. The Young Widows - S J Short
  7. The Other Tennant - Lesley Kara
  8. Clickbait - L C North
  9. The Darkest Night - Victoria Hawthorne 
  10. The Hunter - Tana French
  11. Fourteen Days - Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston
  12. The Gathering  -  CJ Tudor







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.

Your books have taken me on the most wonderful armchair adventures ๐Ÿ˜Š


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







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