Tuesday, 20 December 2016

My 12 in 12 in 2016...








As the end of my reading year approaches these are


my much anticipated


12 in 12




Twelve authors who were new to me:


  1. Eve Chase - Black Rabbit Hall
  2. David Hewson - Little Sister
  3. Kate Ryder - The Forgotten Promise
  4. Carys Bray - The Museum of You
  5. Ariella Cohen - Sweet Breath of Memory
  6. Tanya Bullock - Homecoming
  7. Julie Haeberlin - Black Eyed Susans
  8. Ros Rendle - Flowers of Flanders
  9. Colette Dartford - Learning to speak American
  10. Susie Steiner - Missing Presumed
  11. Anna Mazzola - The Unseeing
  12. Ada Bright and Cass Grafton - The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen


Twelve authors I have read before:

  1. Susanna Kearsley - A Dangerous Fortune 
  2. Lesley Pearse - Dead to Me 
  3. Debbie Johnson - Summer at the Cupcake Cafe 
  4. Giselle Green - Dear Dad 
  5. Guy Fraser Sampson - Death in Profile 
  6. Catherine Law - Map of Stars 
  7. Elizabeth Harris -The Quiet Earth 
  8. David Churchill - Leopards of Normandy :Duke 
  9. Beatriz Williams -A Certain Age 
  10. Salley Vickers - Cousins 
  11. Tasmina Perry -The House on Sunset Lake 
  12. Amy and Sarah Beeson - Our Country Nurse 


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

  1. Jan Ruth - Palomino Sky
  2. Liza Perrat- Blood Rose Angel
  3. Helen Hollick - On the Account
  4. Susan Grossey -Worm in the Blossom
  5. Kimberly Chambers -Tainted Love
  6. Hannah Fielding - Legacy
  7. Diana Gabaldon - Virgins
  8. Hazel Gaynor - The Girl at the Savoy
  9. Nora Roberts - The Obsession
  10. Rosanna Ley -The Last Dance in Havana
  11. M J Arlidge - Doll's House
  12. Anne O'Brien - The Queen's Choice


Twelve books from debut authors:

  1. Nicola Pryce - Pengelly's Daughter
  2. Katy Hogan - Out of the Darkness 
  3. Sara Bailey - Dark Water 
  4. Holly Seddon - Try Not to Breathe 
  5. Laura Wilkinson - Redemption Song 
  6. GD Harper - Love's Long Road 
  7. Deborah Bee - The Last Thing I Remember 
  8. S E Lynes - Valentina 
  9. Jacqueline Ward - Random Acts of Unkindness 
  10. Learning to Fly - Jane Lambert 
  11. My Sister's Bones - Nuala Ellwood 
  12. Holding - Graham Norton


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


  1. Cleopatra's Shadow - Emily Holeman 
  2. Blood and Roses - Catherine Hokin 
  3. The Butcher's Hook - Janet Ellis 
  4. Charlatan -Kate Braithwaite 
  5. Versailles -Elizabeth Massie 
  6. The Constant Queen - Joanna Courtney 
  7. The Plague Charmer - Karen Maitland 
  8. The Shadow of the Storm - Anna Belfrage 
  9. The Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon - Alison Weir 
  10. The Sun Will Always Shine - John R. McKay 
  11. 1066: What Fates Impose - GK Holloway 
  12. First of the Tudors -Joanna Hickson


Twelve books that led me into the world of crime and psychological suspense:


  1. Night Blind - Ragnar Jonasson 
  2. Spare me the Truth- C J Carver 
  3. In a Dark Dark Wood - Ruth Ware 
  4. Willow Walk - S J I Holliday 
  5. The Coffin Road - Peter May 
  6. The Widow - Fiona Barton 
  7. The Woman in Blue- Elly Griffiths 
  8. The Good Mother - A L Bird 
  9. Siren - Anne Marie Neary 
  10. Fire Damage - Kate Medina 
  11. Silent Scream - Angela Marsona 
  12. After Anna - Alex Lake 


Twelve Books that surprised me.....in a good way:



  1. All Things Cease to Appear - Elizabeth Brundage 
  2. What a Way to Go - Julia Forster 
  3. Viral - Helen Fitzgerald 
  4. Sandands -Rosy Thornton 
  5. Paradise Lodge-Nina Stibbe 
  6. The Wonder - Emma Donoghue 
  7. The Last of Us -Rob Ewing 
  8. Hester and Harriet -Hilary Spiers 
  9. The Chimes - Anna Smaill 
  10. Girl Waits with Gun - Amy Stewart 
  11. There is Always More to Say - Lynda Young Spiro 
  12. Bertie's Gift - Hannah Coates



Twelve books from my Non-Fiction Shelf:

  1. The Ultimate Hall of Fame - Classic Fm
  2. The Ludicrous Laws of Old London -Nigel Cawthorne
  3. Margaret Beaufort -Elizabeth Norton
  4. Mozart - John Suchet
  5. Foxes Unearthed - Lucy Jones
  6. The Witches - Staci Schiff
  7. The English Daughter - Maggie Wadey
  8. Winter -edited Melissa Harrison
  9. The Dark Side of East London - David Charnick
  10. The Accidental Dictionary -Paul Anthony Jones
  11. 1342 Facts to leave you flabbergasted - The QI Team
  12. Oranges and Lemons - Karen Dolby


Twelve Books I borrowed from a library:

  1. The Primrose Path -Rebecca Griffiths 
  2. You and Me, Always - Jill Mansell 
  3. The House on Belleview Gardens - Rachel Hore 
  4. The Finding of Martha Lost - Caroline Wallace 
  5. River of Souls -Kate Rhodes 
  6. Forget Me Not - Luana Lewis 
  7. The Anchoress- Robyn Cadwallader 
  8. The Swimming Pool- Louise Candlish 
  9. The Lie - CL Taylor 
  10. Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter 
  11. Three Sisters, Three Queens -Philippa Gregory 
  12. Ashes of London - Andrew Taylor





Twelve Books for Children and Young Adults:


  1. The Fox and the Star - Coralie Bickford-Smith
  2. Spirit of the Highway - Deborah Swift 
  3. Children of the Chieftain : Banished - Michael Wills
  4. The Bears Famous Invasion of Sicily - Dino Buzzati
  5. The Story of the Seagull and the Cat who taught her to fly -Luis Sepúlveda
  6. The Jungle Books - Rudyard Kipling
  7. Belle and Sebastien - Cecile Aubrey
  8. The Horror Handbook - Paul Van Loon and Axel Scheffler
  9. Able SeaCat Simon - Lynne Barrett-Lee
  10. The Tale of Kitty in Boots - Beatrix Potter
  11. The Girl Who Saved Christmas - Matt Haig
  12. What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge



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

  1. My Husband's Wife - Jane Corry
  2. Carrying Albert Home - Homer Hickam
  3. The Midnight Watch - David Dyer
  4. Watching Edie - Camilla Way
  5. Hope Farm - Peggy Frew
  6. The Protector - Jodie Ellen Malpass
  7. A Life Without You - Katie Marsh
  8. Despite the Falling Snow -Shamim Sarif
  9. The Missing -C L Taylor
  10. Beneath the Surface -Heidi Perks
  11. The Fire Child - S K Tremayne
  12. The Last Continent -Midge Raymond


Twelve books already on the tbr which are to be published in 2017:

  1. The House of New Beginnings - Lucy Diamond ( Macmillan)
  2. The Great and The Good-Michel Deon (Gallic Books)
  3. Corpus -Rory Clements (Zaffre)
  4. Songs from the Violet Cafe - Fiona Kidman (Aardvark Bureau)
  5. Relativity - Antonia Hayes (Corsair)
  6. The Bone Field -Simon Kernick (Century)
  7. The Watcher -Ross Armstrong (Harlequin Mira)
  8. Deep Down Dead -Steph Broadhurst (Orenda)
  9. Behind her Eyes- Sarah Pinborough (Harper)
  10. The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan (Two Roads)
  11. The Witchfinder's Sister -Beth Underwood (Penguin Viking)
  12. The Tudor Queens : Anne Boleyn - Alison Weir (Headline)



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Pengelly's Daughter by Nicola Pryce The Sun Will Always Shine by John R. McKay The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths  

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A MASSIVE BIG THANK YOU



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


Your books have taken me on the most wonderful adventures in 2016


Come back tomorrow for my 12 favourite reads of the year ....and my 12 honourable mentions.












      4 comments:

      1. Wow, that's impressive finding different books for all the categories. How many have you read this year?

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        1. Many thanks for your interest. I've read around 180 books so far this year..and finding books to fit the categories is so much fun 😁

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      2. Thanks so much for the opportunity you gave me earlier this year. I hope the sequel may be of interest next year when I shall no longer be an author new to you. There are some great books here and your blog is always worth looking at. Again many thanks.

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        1. Thank you, Ros for sharing your book with me and for all your interest in my WW1 feature. You know where we are when the sequel is ready!!

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      Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.