I’ve just finished reading my 80th book this year and there have been some brilliant reads amongst them. To end the year, I’ve chosen my ten favourites below (in publication date order). Click the titles to go to my reviews.
Published by Headline in February
A brilliant debut that has stayed with me all year. Published in the US today!
Find out more at: http://www.judithkinghornwriter.com/
Published by Galaxias Productions in February
A 1950′s ‘romantic dramedy’ set against the backdrop of the Tupperware revolution!
Find out more at: http://www.arthurwooten.com/
Published by Avon in March
Released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic – absolutely gripping survival story!
Find out more at: http://www.gillpaul.com/
Published by Corvus in June
A heartbreaking and romantic story set during the Spanish Civil War.
Find out more at: http://perfumegarden.blogspot.co.uk/
Published by Headline in July
Vampires, witches, daemons and 16th Century London – what’s not to love?!
Find out more at: http://deborahharkness.com/
Published by Century in July
One of my favourite authors adds an historical element to her bow!
Find out more at: http://www.lisa-jewell.co.uk/
Published by Simon and Schuster in August
Told as a series of interconnecting short stories – beautiful!
Find out more at: http://www.iammollyringwald.com/
Easy By Tammara Webber
ebook edition Published by Penguin in September
I only read this book last week so it’s a late entry into the 2012 top ten and I haven’t had chance to write my review yet. But wow! The UK paperback is released on 3rd January and it could be just the book you need to get your new reading year off to an excellent start!
Published by Sphere in October
A lovely story of friendship with a gorgeous vintage touch.
Published by Avon in December
Another late entry onto the list. It reminded me a bit of One Day but much, much better!
So, that’s my list. I have no doubt that there are some 2012 releases that should be on the list that I haven’t had chance to read yet (they are looking at me accusingly from my ‘to read’ pile as I type). I’d love to hear your favourites and suggestions for 2012 books that I must read in 2013!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the people who read and support this blog. I’m privileged to have met (in real life and online) an amazing bunch of readers, authors and publishers this year and I can’t wait to do it all again in 2013!