Books Read in 2014

The links are to my reviews (not all books will be reviewed).


  • LB = library book
  • TBR book = book acquired before 1 Jan 2014
  • RB = a review book from author/publisher/LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program
  • B = book borrowed from family/friends
  • NF = non-fiction


  1. Vengeance by Benjamin Black – LB (from 2013)
  2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell -TBR
  3. The Uncertain Midnight by Edmund Cooper -TBR
  4. Not Dead Enough by Peter James -TBR
  5. The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald – RB (arranged in 2013)
  6. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck – TBR
  7. Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor – TBR, NF
  8. In the Woods by Tana French – LB (from 2013)


  1. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves – TBR
  2. Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson – TBR
  3. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie – TBR
  4. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing – TBR
  5. Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody – TBR
  6. Crucible by S G MacLean – TBR
  7. The Steel Bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers by George MacDonald Fraser -TBR, NF
  8. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan – TBR
  9. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton – TBR
  10. The Breaker by Minette Walters – TBR
  11. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – TBR


  1. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger – TBR
  2. Death Under Sail by C P Snow – TBR
  3. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie – TBR
  4. The King’s Evil by  Edward Marston – TBR
  5. The English: a Portrait of a People by Jeremy Paxman – TBR
  6. The Office of the Dead by Andrew Taylor – TBR
  7. The Time Machine by H G Wells – TBR


  1. The Last Enchantment (Arthurian Saga 3) by Mary Stewart – TBR
  2. The Potter’s Hand by A N Wilson – LB
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – LB (a re-read for book group)
  4. St Bartholomew’s Man by Mary Delorme – RB
  5. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
  6. The Cabinetmaker by Alan Jones – RB
  7. Black Dogs by Ian McEwan – LB
  8. Tantalus by Jane Jazz – LB
  9. Burial of Ghosts by Ann Cleeves – LB


  1. The Big Four by Agatha Christie
  2. The Lost Army of Cambyses by Paul Sussman – TBR
  3. The Dance of Love by Angela Young -RB
  4. The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart – LB
  5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – LB
  6. Nemesis by Agatha Christie – TBR
  7. The Witch’s Brat by Rosemary Sutcliff – LB
  8. No Stranger to Death by Janet O’Kane – RB
  9. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
  10. A Whispered Name by William Brodrick – LB


  1. The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter – RB, TBR
  2. Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson – RB, TBR
  3. North Sea Cottage by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen – RB
  4. He Wants by Alison Moore – RB
  5. Leaving Alexandria: a Memoir of Faith and Doubt by Richard Holloway – NF, LB
  6. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
  7. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly – TBR
  8. Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice – NF, LB
  9. The Discourtesy of Death by William Brodrick – LB
  10. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – TBR


  1. Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett – RB, TBR
  2. Casting the Net by Pam Rhodes – RB
  3. A Place for Us by Harriet Evans – RB
  4. Shadows on Our Skin by Jennifer Johnston – RB
  5. Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd – NF, TBR
  6. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier – LB
  7. Wycliffe and the Four Jacks by W J Burley
  8. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  9. I Murdered My Library by Linda Grant – NF
  10. Charles Dickens: a Life by Claire Tomalin – NF, TBR
  11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark


  1. The Crow Road by Iain Banks
  2. The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill – TBR
  3. Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton by Philip Kerr – TBR
  4. All Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  5. The Reluctant Detective by Martha Ockley – RB
  6. The Three Graces by Jane Wallman-Girdlestone
  7. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens – LB, NF
  8. Put On By Cunning by Ruth Rendell – TBR


  1. The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop – RB
  2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – TBR
  3. Wycliffe and the House of Fear by W J Burley – TBR
  4. Testament of a Witch by Douglas Watt
  5. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie – TBR
  6. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilmore – TBR
  7. Entry Island by Peter May – LB
  8. The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine – TBR
  9. The Shroud Maker by Kate Ellis – LB


  1. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier – TBR
  2. The Lake District Murder by John Bude
  3. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie
  4. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
  5. A Short Book about Drawing by Andrew Marr -LB, NF
  6. Almost Invincible: a biographical novel of Mary Shelley by Suzanne Burdon
  7. Time’s Echo by Pamela Hartshorne – LB
  8. In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg – NF, TBR
  9. Cauldstane by Linda Gillard
  10. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  11. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. She Never Came Home by Dorte Hummelshøj Jacobsen (short story)


  1. Blue Heaven by C J Box – TBR
  2. Lamentation by C J Sansom
  3. The Woods by Harlan Coben
  4. The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland – LB
  5. Wycliffe in Paul’s Court by W J Burley – LB
  6. Dominion by C J Sansom
  7. Sausage Hall by Christina James – RB
  8. Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter – TBR
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – a re-read


  1. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende – TBR
  2. Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
  3. An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge – TBR
  4. The Call of the Wild by Jack London – TBR
  5. Seven White Gates by Malcolm Saville – TBR
  6. Christmas at Thrush Green by Miss Read – LB
  7. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie – TBR
  8. Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell – TBR
  9. Corvus by Esther Woolfson – TBR, NF
  10. The Way through the Woods by Colin Dexter – TBR
  11. The Runaways by Elizabeth Goudge

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