Books Read in 2013


  1. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (Non Fiction) see also this post
  2. The Case of the Curious Bride by Erle Stanley Gardner (Crime Fiction) (from TBR books)
  3. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
  4. Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage by Denis O’Connor (Kindle) (Non Fiction)


  1. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (from TBR books)
  2. Dead Water (Shetland series 5) by Ann Cleeves
  3. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sasson (library book) (fictionalised autobiography)
  4. The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona MacLean (library book)
  5. Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 1) (Kindle)
  6. Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (Poirot) (from TBR books)


  1. Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin (Non Fiction)
  2. The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell
  3. Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (review copy) (Non Fiction)
  4. The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
  5. The Sleeping Policeman by Andrew Taylor (library book)
  6. Small Kindnesses by Fiona Robyn (Kindle) (from TBR books)
  7. Airs and Graces by Erica James (borrowed)
  8. The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves (library book)
  9. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien (Kindle) (from TBR books)
  10. Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie (library book)


  1. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (TBR book)
  2. After Flodden by Rosemary Goring
  3. The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 2) (Kindle)
  4. Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine (TBR book)
  5. Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo by Julia Stuart (TBR book)
  6. Short Sentence: A crime short story collection from Bloomsbury: 10 stories of dastardly deeds
  7. The Blackhouse by Peter May (library book)
  8. The Lewis Man by Peter May (Kindle)


  1. The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards(review copy)
  2. The Chessmen by Peter May (Kindle)
  3. Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 3) (Kindle)
  4. Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie (Poirot 4 short stories)
  5. Ignorance by Michelle Roberts (Kindle)
  6. The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris (from TBR books)
  7. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor (Non Fiction)
  8. Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé by Joanne Harris (library book)
  9. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
  10. Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville (library book)


  1. A Fearful Madness by Julius Falconer (review copy from LibraryThing Early Reviewers Programme)
  2. The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke (Kindle)
  3. The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland (from TBR books)
  4. Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter by Ruth Rendell (from TBR books)
  5. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Kindle) – re-read, first read in 2010 see my review here
  6. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens (from TBR books)


  1. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (from TBR books)
  2. Searching for The Secret River by Kate Grenville (library book) Non Fiction
  3. The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg
  4. Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh (from TBR books)
  5. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  6. The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (from TBR books)
  8. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (from TBR books)
  9. The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland (from TBR books)
  10. Agatha Christie: an English Mystery by Laura Thompson (library book)
  11. The Case of the Howling Dog by Erle Stanley Gardner (from TBR books)


  1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Broken Voices by Andrew Taylor (Kindle)
  3. The Saint Zita Society by Ruth Rendell (library book)
  4. Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion (review copy)
  5. Third Girl by Agatha Christie (from TBR books)
  6. The English Spy by Donald Smith (library book)
  7. Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary Macaskill (from TBR books)
  8. The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge  (from TBR books)
  9. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett  (from TBR books)
  10. Waiting For Mr Right & Other Sinister Stories by Andrew Taylor (Kindle)


  1. The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin (from TBR books)
  2. Relics of the Dead by Ariana Franklin (from TBR books)
  3. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (a re-read)
  4. Not the End of the World by Christopher Brookmyre (TBR borrowed)
  5. My Antonia by Willa Cather (Kindle)
  6. Flodden 1513: Scotland’s Greatest Defeat by John Sadler (Non fiction, library book)


  1. The Shining by Stephen King (Kindle)
  2. Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie
  3. Over My Dead Body by Hazel McHaffie (Review copy)
  4. Once Upon a Castle by Alan S Blood (Kindle LT Early Reviewers)
  5. The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
  6. A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie (TBR)
  7. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (a re-read)
  8. Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths (library book)
  9. The Year of Miracle and Grief by Leonid Borodin (Review copy)
  10. The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville (library book)
  11. Mrs Harris goes to Moscow by Paul Gallico (TBR)


  1. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  2. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and also this post
  3. Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
  4. Julius by Daphne Du Maurier (TBR)
  5. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (Kindle)
  6. N or M? by Agatha Christie
  7. St Mawr by D H Lawrence (TBR)


  1. Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
  2. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
  3. The Rendezvous and other stories by Daphne Du Maurier (TBR)
  4. Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham (TBR)
  5. Washington Square by Henry James (Kindle)
  6. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (library book)
  7. On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin (TBR)
  8. Up Back and Away by K Velk (Kindle)


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