Saturday, 28 January 2012

Book List 2012

What I read in 2012:
  1. Liberator, Richard Harland ()
  2. Winter's Shadow, M J Hearle ()
  3. Chasing Odysseus, Sulari Gentill ()
  4. The Spider Goddess, Tara Moss ()
  5. The Rosie Black Chronicles - Equinox, Lara Morgan ()
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (well worth searching out and reading)
  7. The Wolf Letters, Will Schaefer ()
  8. Reign of Beasts, Tansy Rayner Roberts (flappertastic)
  9. The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie (a bit cracked)
  10. Changing Yesterday, Sean McMullen ()
  11. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (tedium with elephants)
  12. Bad Power, Deborah Biancotti (engrossing, polished)
  13. Feed, Mira Grant (intelligent zombie literature - loved it!)
  14. Only Ever Always, Penni Russon ()
  15. Labyrinth, Kate Mosse (I wish this has been more interesting)
  16. The Dragon Keeper, Robin Hobb ( very engrossing, worth seeking out others)
  17. Tymon's Flight, Mary Victoria (Eh. Fairly average.)
  18. The Girl who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson ( very engrossing, develops the story nicely)
  19. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie ( very accomplished)
  20. Showtime, Narelle Harris ( well matched collection of short stories)
  21. Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch (not Harry Potter in the police force, but still good fun)
  22. Moon over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch (probably better than the first - and the first was good!)
  23. The Witch of Exmoor, Margaret Drabble (intelligent and knowing character observation)
  24. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot (outstanding)
  25. The Big Four, Agatha Christie (completely cracked, but understandably so)
  26. Passage, Connie Willis (Connie Willis is so smart!)
  27. Divine Misdemeanours, Laurel K Hamilton (fairly awful)
  28. The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst (literary 80s)
  29. Deadline, Mira Grant (ZOMG-bie literature)
  30. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (reread)
  31. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (reread)
  32. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (reread)
  33. Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren (*everyone* should read 'Sky')
  34. Cracklescape, Margo Lanagan (this is effing literature)
  35. Tess of d'Urbevilles, Thomas Hardy (slow going, TBH)
  36. 12 Monkeys, Elizabetyh Hand (serviceable adaptation of the movie)
  37. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchel (fantastic linked stories)
  38. Sweet Valley Confidential, Francine Pascal (a guilty pleasure)
  39. The Mystery of the Blue Train, Agatha Christie (cliche-matic)
  40. Jigs and Reels, Joanne Harris (short fluff)
  41. Whispers Underground, Ben Aaronovitch (very good!!)
  42. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson (fat, satisfying ending)
  43. Salvage, Jason Nahrung (great mood)
  44. Dreaming Again, edited by Jack Dann (competent shorts)
  45. The Bride Stripped Bare, Anonymous (intimate and absorbing)
  46. Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, Lydia Millet (fantastic premise)
  47. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer (the amazing history overcomes the twee - mostly)
  48. Showtime, Narelle Harris (reread - held up well)
  49. People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks (absorbing)
  50. Grasshopper, Barbara Vine (also absorbing)
  51. The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie (reminisicent of Big Four, but actually different)
  52. Partners in Crime, Agatha Christie (tommy and tuppence)
  53. Bread and Circuses, Felicity Dowker ()
  54. Damnation and Dames, Ed. Liz Grzyb and Amanda Pillar ()
  55. Midnight and Moonshine, Angela Slatter and Lisa L Hannet ()
  56. Bloodstones, Ed. Amanda Pillar ()
  57. Mythic Resonance, Ed Stephen Thompson ()
  58. Soulless, Gail Carriger (less cerebral than expected, more sexy)
  59. Changeless, Gail Carriger (story develops)
  60. Up the Duff, Kaz Cooke (instructive!)
  61. Blameless, Gail Carriger (no shark jumping yet)