Read 2013

My reading list for 2013.

All books link back to the original review and Amazon.co.uk

Key to Abbreviations.
AV = Amazon Vine – Review copy chosen from a list offered to ‘Vine Voices';  B = Borrowed from friends or family;  G = Gift – Birthdays and Christmas etc, and Giveaway prizes;  LTER = Freebie from the Librarything Early Reviewers draw;  O = Own – I bought / swapped / inherited it;  RP = Freebie requested from the publisher – where I requested a particular book;  PS = Freebie from publisher, sent after asking if I’d like a copy;  UNS = Unsolicited freebie; finally an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired before 1.1.13)

Finished in DECEMBER, reviewed in JANUARY
– Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French (8/10) AV – Review Buy
– The Universe Vs Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (9/10) AV – Review Buy

JANUARY
1. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
2. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (9/10) O* – Review Buy
3. Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
4. Mr Stink by David Walliams (8/10) O* – Review Buy
5. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (10/10, re-read) O* – Review Buy
6. Mrs Bridge by Evan S Connell O* (10/10)Review Buy
7. Raffles the Amateur Cracksman by E W Hornung (6.5/10) O* – Review

FEBRUARY
8. Mr Bridge by Evan S Connell AV* (9/10) – Review Buy
9. The Fast Diet by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer O – Review Buy
10. Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles PS* (9/10) Review Buy
11. The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paul Lichtarowicz – AV* (8.5/10) Review Buy
12. Georgy Girl by Margaret Forster O* (8.5/10) – Review Buy
13. Illumination by Matthew Plampin AV* (7.5/10) – Review Buy
14. The Explorer by James Smythe AV* (10/10)Review Buy
15. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (9/10) O – Review Buy

MARCH
16. Black Roses by Jane Thynne (8.5/10) PS* – Buy
17. Pub Walks in Underhill Country by Nat Segnit (8/10) O* – Review Buy
18. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (9.5/10) O* – Review Buy
19. A Man in the Zoo & Lady into Fox by David Garnett O* (8/10) – Review
Buy
20. When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman AV* (8/10) – Review Buy
21. Diary of A Provincial Lady by E.M.Delafield O* (10/10)Review Buy
22. The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon PS* Review Buy
23. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
24. Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick – O* Review Buy

APRIL
25. Dreams of Empire (Doctor Who) by Justin Richards (7/10) O Review Buy
26. Stonemouth by Iain Banks (9/10) O* – Review Buy
27. Magda by Meike Ziervogel (10/10) O – Review Buy
28. Harvest by Jim Crace AV (9/10) – Review Buy
29. The Widow and Her Hero by Thomas Keneally (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
30. Bitter Drink by F.G.Haghenbeck AV (6.5/10) – Review Buy
31. After Phoenix by Martine McDonagh PS (8/10) – Review Buy
32. Tigers in Red Weather by Lisa Klaussmann AV (10/10)Review Buy
33. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks O* (10/10)Review Buy

MAY
34. Mad Women by Jane Maas O (7.5/10) – Review Buy
35. Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris O (6.5/10) Review Buy
36. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson AV (8/10) Review Buy
37. Lost Luggage by Jordi Punti PS (8.5/10) Review Buy
38. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (re-read) O* (10/10) – Review Buy
39. All That Is by James Salter – AV (7/10) – Review Buy
40. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy AV (7.5/10) – Review Buy
41. The Jew’s Beech by Annette Von Droste-Hülshoff O (7/10) Review Buy

JUNE
42. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym O* (8.5/10) – Review Buy by Barbara Pym
43. The Almost Lizard by James Higgerson PS (8/10) – Review Buy
44. Fallen Land by Patrick Flanery AV (9/10) – Review Buy
45. The Savages by Matt Whyman PS (9/10) – Review Buy
46. Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Friendship and Betrayal by Ramsay Wood O* (8/10) Review
47. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas O* – Review
48. We by Yevgeny Zamatin O* – Review

JULY
49. Woodcutters by Thomas Bernard O (6.5/10) – Review
50. The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers O (10/10) – Review
51. Some day I’ll find you by Richard Madeley PS (7.5/10) – Review Buy
52. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion AV (9/10) – Review Buy
53. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton O* (6.5/10) – Review Buy

AUGUST
54. Alex by Pierre Lemaitre O (10/10) – Review Buy
55. Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith O – Review Buy
56. A Virtual Love by Andrew Blackman PS (8/10) – Review Buy
57. Intermission by Owen Martell AV (6/10) Review Buy
58. Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd PS* (8.5/10) – Review Buy
59. England Made Me by Graham Greene O* (7/10) – Review Buy
60. The Humans by Matt Haig O (10/10) – Review Buy
61. The Dinner by Herman Koch G Review Buy
62. Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene O* (9/10) – Review Buy
63. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness AV (9/10) – Buy
64. Glitz by Elmore Leonard O* (8.5/10) – Review
65. Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo PS (10/10) – Review Buy
66. Expo ’58 by Jonathan Coe PS (9/10) – Review Buy

SEPTEMBER
67. Lion Heart by Justin Cartwright AV (6/10) – Review Buy
68. Babayaga by Toby Barlow O (9.5/10) – Review Buy
69. The Weir by Conor McPherson O Buy

OCTOBER
70. King of the Ants by Charlie Higson O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
71. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson O (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
72. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby O* (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
73. Isabel’s Skin by Peter Benson PS (8/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
74. Burglars can’t be choosers by Bernie Rhodenbarr O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
75. Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser PS (7.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
76. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut O* (8.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
77. The Coincidence Authority by J W Ironmonger AV (7.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
78. Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes O* – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
80. Dark Satanic Mills by Marcus & Julian Sedgwick, John Higgins and Marc Olivent O (8/10) – My review; Buy at Amazon UK

NOVEMBER
81. The Dark Tower #6: Song of Susannah by Stephen King O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
82. Autobiography by Morrissey O (7/10)Review; Buy at Amazon UK
83. Stuff I’ve been reading by Nick Hornby PS (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
84. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner O* (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
85. The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner O* (9.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
86. The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
87. Explorers of the New Century by Magnus Mills O* – Buy at Amazon UK
88. The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo PS (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
89. Boneland by Alan Garner O* (8/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
90. The Year of Miracle and Grief by Leonid Borodin PS (8.5/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
91. Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch O* (9/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
92. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz – O Buy at Amazon UK

DECEMBER
93. Stray by Monica Hesse PS (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK by Monica Hesse
94. Love Nina by Nina Stibbe PS (8.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
95. The Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner – AV – Buy at Amazon UK
96. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor – G (9.5/10) Review Buy at Amazon UK
97. The Sandman by ETA Hoffmann – PS (9.5/10) Review Buy at Amazon UK
98. Dare Me by Megan Abbott – AV (8/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
99. The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah – O (6.5/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
100. The Last Kings of Sark by Rosa Rankin-Gee – AV (6/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK
101. The last of the Gadarene (Dr Who) by Mark Gatiss – O (6/10) – review Buy at Amazon UK
102. Harry’s Game by Gerald Seymour – O (9/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
103. The Widow’s Tale by Mick Jackson – LTER (8/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
104. The Nutcracker & The Strange Child by ETA Hoffmann – O (10/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
105. Call of the Undertow by Linda Cracknell – PS Call of the Undertow

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