Sunday, 31 December 2017

Well Read in 2017

My reading list for 2017. I always have a book to read on my bedside table and personally, I love to go to bed early on a cold winter's night with a good book. Sadly, some of my book choices have turned out to be DNF, but our local library has a large selection so I can usually find something good to read.

As usual, Canadian authors in BLUE, British authors in RED, American authors in GREEN, Australian and New Zealand authors in PURPLE.

January
Inside the O'Briens - Lisa Genova
The Hero's Walk - Anita Rau Badami
The Snow Queen - Michael Cunningham (DNF)

February
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith (J.K.Rowling)
Tell it to the Trees - Anita Rau Badami
Toyland - Stephen King
Winter Garden - Kristen Hannah

March
The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
Room - Emma Donoghue (DNF, too upsetting)

April
Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult
New York - Edward Rutherfurd

May
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel (2nd time reading)

June
Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel (2nd time reading)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid

July
Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory
The Little Old Lady who Broke all the Rules - Catharina Ingelman Sundberg (DNF, silly)
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult
Cooking for Picasso - Camille Aubray
The Constant Princess - Philippa Gregory
Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline
A Piece of the World - Christina Baker Kline
Mata Hari's Last Dance - Michelle Moran

August
The Dog Who Knew Too Much - Spencer Quinn
The Clay Girl - Heather Tucker (DNF)
Barkskins - Annie Proulx (loved this book so much!)
A House Without Windows - Nadia Hashimi
Those Girls - Chevy Stevens
The Second Mrs Hockaday - Susan Rivers
The Silent Sister - Diane Chamberlain

September
The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan (DNF)
My Cat Jugoslavia - Pajtim Statovci
Golden Hill - Francis Spufford
Incendiary - Chris Cleave (2nd time reading)
The Golden Legend - Nadeem Aslam
Woman With a Heart - Sophie Hannah (DNF, stupid, sorry Sophie)
The Sleepwalker - Chris Bohjalian

October
Crying for the Moon - Mary Walsh
Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave
In the Name of the Family - Sarah Dunant (DNF, may try again later)

November
Swimming Lessons - Claire Fuller
A History of Bees - Maja Lunde
A Newfoundlander in Canada - Alan Doyle
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley - Hannah Tinti
Less - Andrew Sean Greer (DNF)

December
We're All in This Together - Amy Jones (DNF, couldn't get into this)
Good Me, Bad Me - Ali Land
Van Gogh's Ear - Bernadette Murphy
The Last Tudor - Philippa Gregory

8 comments:

Marie Smith said...

We have read many of the same Canadian books! Happy New year!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Goodness, you are a busy reader! I’ll take a look at some of these authors.

Lowell said...

That is some list, my friend. Unfortunately, most of them I'm not familiar with but you have challenged me to check them out! Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Karen said...

Wonderful list, I will have to check on some of them. Sorry that you could not finish Room, I loved that book.

Elephant's Child said...

As a complete book nerd I may have to check out some of these.
Happy reading - and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours.

Angela said...

You have done a lot of reading! That is wonderful! Wishing you a marvelous year in 2018! Happy New Year!

Anvilcloud said...

You put me to shame.

HNY2U

William Kendall said...

Quite an eclectic mix!