Thursday, 3 January 2013

Black and White and Read all over - 2012


As in 2010 and 2011, I'm listing the books I have read last year (as inspired by Dumdad). Canadian authors in red. Not so many this year. The ones I didn't finish just didn't appeal to me..... but are probably every bit as good as the ones I did finish!

January
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen (did not finish)
The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor
Turn Right at Machu Picchu - Mark Adams

February
The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman
The Sea - John Banville
A World Elsewhere - Wayne Johnstone

March
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay

April
(I was in UK most of April ... no time to read)

May
The Seven Daughters of Eve - Bryan D. Sykes
Adam's Curse - Bryan D. Sykes

June
The Cat's Table - Michael Oondatje
The Virgin Cure - Ami McKay
The Custodian of Paradise - Wayne Johnstone

July
Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
11/22/63 - Stephen King
Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir
The Birth House - Ami McKay

August
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
Gourmet Rhapsody - Muriel Barbery
The Marriage Plot - Jeffery Eugenides (did not finish)
The Lady Elizabeth - Alison Weir
Captive Queen - Alison Weir
The Testament of Jessie Lamb - Jane Rogers

September
The Other Boleyn Girl - Phillipa Gregory
The Boleyn Inheritance - Phillipa Gregory
The Botany of Desire - Michael Pollan
Wideacre - Philippa Gregory (did not finish)
Galore - Michael Crummey
The Wreckage - Michael Crummey

October
The Virgin's Lover - Phillipa Gregory
Gold - Chris Cleave
In the Dark - Deborah Moggach 

November
The Distant Hours - Kate Morton (didn't finish)
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
The Vintage Caper - Peter Mayle

December
The Sandcastle Girls - Chris Bohjalian
Trans-Sister Radio - Chris Bohjalian
A Dangerous Inheritance - Alison Weir

13 comments:

Dumdad said...

Interesting list. I see the only one we both read was The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

*Sheila* said...

I've read 2 or three of these. My list is on a separate page at the top of my blog. I got through quite a few. Two I did not finish. At one time I would have struggled through, but as I get older I won't waste my time!

tut-tut said...

Reading Ghostwritten by David Mitchell. Happy New Year to you!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see such a nice long list! I've read the Phillipa and Ami McKay books but I doubt that I have read any of the others. I wish you all the best in 2013!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That is a lot of books, my dear...!
And August and September were BIG Months!!! I am in awe!!!

The Next Chapter said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year. A good selection of books - you must have spent many happy hours reading.

photowannabe said...

My reading list has been bare this year.
So
Maybe that has got to be my resolve for 2013...
READ!

Vagabonde said...

That is a good list. I also read about 40 to 45 books this year but I forgot to write down some of them. I read 2 from your list – Sarah’s Keys and The Sandcastle Girls. This is a good idea for a post – I should do one too and I may. I hope you’ll read some interesting books in 2013 and have a great year!

Maggie May said...

That is serious reading.
You have done well to read so many books in a year.
Belated Happy New Year. Maggie x

Nuts in May

Wendy said...

What a lot of interesting books! Happy reading!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Great list!
I also read many books last year and I have the habit to read more then one at the same time.
I am reading now the book "Too much happiness: stories", by the great Alice Munro. She is Canadian, from Whingham. I will buy her another book, "Fugitive".
I also did not finish "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen.
By Julian Barnes I read "The Lemon Table".

Happy New Year with many books!

Ginnie said...

I don't know if I should be ashamed or inspired! Maybe I can have a goal to read ONE book this year? :)

Xtreme English said...

Impressive list! I've read only one of them--the one by Ann Patchett.