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Books of 2012

Here we are again. Please find below a list of the books I read in 2012 :)

Bold means a library book, italics mean I really liked it. Nf means non-fiction.


Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho – Ben Aaronovitch
The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
Jasmyn – Alex Bell
The Life of Hunger – Amélie Northomb (nf)
Q&A – Vikas Swarup (the inspiration for Slumdog Millionaire, but only the basic idea is the same and everything else is different)
The Greatcoat – Helen Dunmore
Saplings – Noel Streatfeild
Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
The True Deceiver – Tove Jansson
Orpheus: The Song of Life – Ann Wroe (nf)
Tiger, Tiger – Margaux Fragoso (nf)
Rose Cottage, Touch Not The Cat – Mary Stewart
Elizabeth’s Women – Tracy Borman (nf)
The Weight of Silence – Heather Gudenkauf
The King Must Die – Mary Renault
Disputed Land – Tim Pears
Still Missing – Beth Gutcheon
Unravelling – Elizabeth Norris
Unhooking the Moon – Gregory Hughes
Howard’s End Is On The Landing – Susan Hill (nf)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Simon Armitage
The Shadow Over Innsmouth – H.P. Lovecraft
Spring – David Szalay
The Book of Blood and Shadow – Robin Wasserman
You Know Where To Find Me – Rachel Cohn
Q – Evan Mandery
South Riding – Winifred Holtby
A Short History of Myth – Karen Armstrong (nf)
La Petite Bijou – Patrick Modiano (French)
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell (nf)
Theodora – Stella Duffy
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson (nf)
The Village Vet – Cathy Woodman
War Story – Gwen Edelman
Girl Reading – Katie Ward
Nightwoods – Charles Frazier
Thursday – Catherine Storr (most famous for writing Marianne Dreams)
One Pair of Hands – Monica Dickens (very funny)
The Still Point – Amy Sackville
Going Dutch – Katie Fforde
Stet – Diana Athill (nf)
The Hare With Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal (nf)
The Double Shadow – Sally Gardner

Less books than last year but I did finish more books that I'd started and left on a pile, so that's an achievement. :)

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Glad to see your booklist again this year--especially since it inspired mine. I should post mine, too. Man, you read a lot! I don't recognize a lot of the titles though...

I am always looking for recs, so I may have to take a closer look at some of your italicized ones.

I don't have a little boy to look after, though. ;) I'm sure my reading list would shrink considerably if I were a parent.

Great list - a few Persephone books on there, I notice.

I'll be checking back when I'm in a reading fiction place again!

Yes, Persephone books are one of my favourite imprints now (although One Pair of Hands was a second hand edition bought in Hay on Wye!), thank you for introducing me to them!

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