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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. What a lot of interesting books! Happy reading!

  11. 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!

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

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


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