Books Read in 2015

The links are to my reviews – some ‘reviews’ are parts of composite posts (not all books will be reviewed).

Key:

  • LB = library book
  • TBR = book acquired before 1 Jan 2015
  • RB = a review book from author/publisher/LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program
  • B = book borrowed from family/friends
  • NF = non-fiction

January

  1. The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley (TBR, RB)
  2. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie (TBR)
  3. Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd (NF, TBR)
  4. Green Darkness by Anya Seton (TBR)
  5. The Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill (TBR)
  6. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill (LB)
  7. The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland (RB)
  8. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins (TBR)

February

  1. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope (NF,TBR)
  2. Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
  3. The Burning by Jane Casey (TBR)
  4. The Murder Room by P D James (LB)
  5. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  6. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (TBR)
  7. Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright (NF, TBR)

March

  1. Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea (TBR)
  2. Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers (LB)
  3. The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths (LB)
  4. Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie (TBR)
  5. The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin (NF)
  6. Catching the Eagle by Karen Charlton (LB)
  7. Seeking Our Eagle by Karen Charlton
  8. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers (LB)
  9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum (TBR)
  10. The Reckoning by Jane Casey (LB)
  11. Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police by Carmen Bugan (NF, LB)

April

  1. Dacre’s War by Rosemary Goring (RB)
  2. The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld (TBR)
  3. Dreamwalker by James Oswald (TBR)
  4. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (B)
  5. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  6. The Last Girl by Jane Casey (TBR)
  7. Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers (LB)

May

  1. Gray Mountain by John Grisham (LB)
  2. The Lost Garden by Katharine Swartz (RB)
  3. Gently North West by Alan Hunter (LB)
  4. Nothing To Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes (LB, NF)
  5. Dry Bones That Dream by Peter Robinson (LB)
  6. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (NF)
  7. Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves (LB)
  8. Poirot and Me by David Suchet (NF,LB)

June

  1. The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey (LB)
  2. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
  3. The Kill by Jane Casey (LB)
  4. A Game For All the Family by Sophie Hannah (RB)
  5. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (TBR)
  6. After the Fire by Jane Casey (just the opening paragraph and a teaser)

July

  1. The Day of the Lie by William Brodrick (TBR)
  2. The Man with The Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam (TBR)
  3. Last Friends by Jane Gardam (TBR)
  4. The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (NF)
  5. The Outcast by Sadie Jones (TBR)
  6. Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work by Kitty Ferguson (NF, LB)
  7. Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L Sayers (LB)
  8. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (a re-read)
  9. Zen There Was Murder by H R F Keating (TBR)
  10. The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter (TBR)
  11. The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths (LB)

August

  1. Thin Air by Ann Cleeves
  2. A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel (LB)
  3. One Life: My Mother’s Story by Kate Grenville (NF, LB)
  4. Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan (NF)
  5. Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
  6. Alan M Turing by Sara Turing (LB)
  7. A Medal for Murder by Frances Brody (TBR)
  8. Fresh from the Country by Miss Read (TBR)
  9. Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon by Jane Austen (TBR)

September

  1. Watching War Films with My Dad: a Memoir by Al Murray (NF, TBR)
  2. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (TBR)
  3. Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton (TBR)
  4. Like This, For Ever by Sharon Bolton
  5. Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma by David Boyle (NF)
  6. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (LB)
  7. Adam Bede by George Eliot (TBR)
  8. Last Seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor
  9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (LB)
  10. The Ghosts of Altona by Craig Russell (LB)
  11. The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves
  12. A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton

October

  1. The Devil’s Promise by David Stuart Davies (LB)
  2. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens (TBR)
  3. Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
  4. House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick (RB)
  5. Blue Mercy by Orna Ross (TBR)
  6. The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
  7. The Monocled Mutineer by John Fairley & William Allison (NF, RB)
  8. The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam (TBR)

November

  1. Silver Lies by Ann Parker (TBR)
  2. A Fear of Dark Water by Craig Russell (LB)
  3. Even Dogs In the Wild by Ian Rankin
  4. Mrs Jordan’s Profession by Claire Tomalin (NF, TBR)
  5. A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
  6. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner (LB)
  7. Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  8. The Abbess of Whitby: a Novel of Hild of Northumbria by Jill Dallaway (RB)
  9. The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas (LB)

December

  1. Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner (RB)
  2. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  3. Imperium by Robert Harris (TBR)
  4. The Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir (TBR)
  5. Nagasaki : Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard (NF, RB)
  6. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming (TBR)
  7. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (NF)
  8. The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson (NF)
  9. The Dungeon House by Martin Edwards
  10. Ruth’s First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths

1 thought on “Books Read in 2015”

  1. I see you have a few Dorothy Sayers books here. My favourite Sayers’ books would probably be Gaudy Night, Whose Body? & Clouds of Witness. I always feel my brain gets a workout when I read her books but they are a bit of fun also. Found your blog via the Mount TBR Challenge 2016 page.

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