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.

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

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

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

Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult
New York - Edward Rutherfurd

Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel (2nd time reading)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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