So many books, so little time. Here are my favourites that I’ve read this year.
I notice that a lot of the Fiction are sequels, or part of a series.
In fairness to all the authors I have put them in alphabetical order. (I am a Librarian after all!)
Jeffrey Archer Cometh the Hour – This is the 6th volume of the Clifton Chronicles.
Alex Brown The Secret of Orchard Cottage – Intriguing family story.
Ann Cleeves The Moth Catcher – The 7th story in the Vera Stanhope series, as good as the first six!
Lindsey Davis The Graveyard of the Hesperides – The 4th mystery in the Flavia Albia series, she is the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco.
Carola Dunn Superfluous Women – The 22nd Daisy Dalrymple mystery, I’ve read all of them!
Emma Hannigan The Perfect Gift – A story of family, of hope and despair.
David Lagercrantz The Girl in the Spider’s Web – The 4th book in the Millennium series, continuing on from Stieg Larsson’s first three.
Freya North The Turning Point – A wonderful family story, I can’t lie, I did cry when reading this.
Wilbur Smith Pharoah – The 6th book in the Egyptian Series featuring Taita, history and myth entwined to produce a very readable story.
Lucie Whitehouse Keep You Close – A very suspenseful novel, read it if you dare.
Jacqueline Winspear A Dangerous Place – The 11th book in the Maisie Dobbs crime/thriller stories. A series well worth reading.
Monty Don Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs
Kate Felus The secret life of the Georgian garden
My favourite read this year is Jojo Moyes ‘Me Before You’
Having looked back at what I’ve been reading I see that there are many in the crime/thriller genre. I do love a good murder! Not psychological ones though, I hate knowing who’s done it before finding out why.
I love gardening and can’t resist a good book to look through for new ideas. Carol Klein’s ‘Making a Garden’ has kept me dipping in, new ideas inspired by what works in the wild. Beautiful photographs.
‘First ladies of Gardening’ is a superb history of female gardeners over the last century and their impact on the history of gardening. Includes Vita Sackville-West, Rosemary Verey and Beth Chatto.