Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Books in my year 2013....




It's that time again when I take stock of the books I have read this year and say a whopping big thank you to everyone for making Jaffareadstoo such a fun place to hang out.

Thank you also to the 56 authors who have given generously of their time and have allowed Jaffa and I to intrude into their writing time and who have contributed some interesting and informative interviews.

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I've read over 200 books this year so it's been a real challenge to complete my "best of " list

But here goes...in no particular order...these are a few of my favourites

















Huge thanks, as always, must go to the individual authors and publishers who have trusted Jaffareadstoo with their most precious books. We hope that we did your books justice.



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Special thanks

To

The team at Penguin UK,
Elizabeth at Transworld,
Liza, Gillian, Jill, and Catriona at Triskele Books
Ian at Great Stories with Heart
Carol at Romantic Fiction Online
Helen at The Historical Novel Society
Guy and Michelle at Newbooks Magazine
The review team at Lovereading.co.uk
And everyone at NetGalley.


And most important, thank you to all those who have taken time to visit Jaffareadstoo in 2013
 We simply can't do this without you.



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Here's to lots more Happy reading in 2014



Happy New Year



14 comments:

  1. Thank you for such a great blog Josie and Happy New Year to you and Jaffa x

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    1. Pleasure Karen. Thanks for your support and a very Happy New Year to you too x

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  2. The House We Grew Up In made it into my top 5 of the year :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and a very Happy New Year to you too. Happy Reading :)

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  3. I haven't read any of those but must reads for me are the Jodi Picoult and Khaled Hosseini. I have heard good about Longbourn by Jo Baker too :) Happy New Year and a prosperous 2014! May you have another successful blogging year. x
    http://booketta.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/annual-review-2013-in-books.html

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    1. Thanks for all your support Jane and a very Happy New Year to you too. Happy Blogging :)

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  4. Wow, so chuffed to find my book on your list, Jo... what an honour. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of both my books and the Triskele Books. My best wishes for 2014. Liza

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    1. Hi Liza - Wolfsangel is so deserving of its place in Jaffa's Top Twelve :)

      And a very Happy New Year to you all at Triskele.

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  5. I always enjoy your blog Josie, and three of your top books are in my list too.
    Every good wish to you and to Jaffa for 2014 xx

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    1. Thanks Anne - your lovely blog continues to inspire me. Keep up the good work in 2014 :)

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  6. What a great start to 2014 to find Appetite on your list! Thank you so much for all the kind words. With all good wishes to you (both) for the New Year! Philip K

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    1. Welcome to Jaffareadstoo, Philip - I loved Appetite - if only I had time to re-read it , I would !

      Thanks for visiting and best wishes for 2014.

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  7. Fair chuffed to find The First Blast of the Trumpet on your New Year's Honours list! Many thanks to Jo and Jaffa too for such a glowing review & for posting my interview. All the very best for 2014!

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    1. Hi Marie - Delighted to feature TFBOTT in my favourite twelve....looking forward to the next book in the trilogy :)

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