A Year of Reading 2015

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January 

Transatlantic

The Winter People

Human Remains

Rumours of Glory

The Invention of Wings

Bone and Bread

February 

The Paris Winter

Insatiable Appetites

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Hello From the Gillespies


After the War Is Over

Great story, but read Robson's Somewhere in France first)

The Murder Man


March 

The Care and Management of Lies

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good

This is Christian lit. I read the previous books in the series quite a few years ago and now Karon has come out with the first new one in 5 years so I had to catch up on what Father Tim, a retired Episcopalian minister and his wife Cynthia are up to. They live in a small village in rural North Carolina - the southwest part of the state in the Great Smoky Mountains. Father Tim has a way of active listening that is inspiring and Karon has him saying prayers that are quite wonderful. But don't read it if this isn't your " thing" !




All the Light We Cannot See

Second reading of this excellent book for a book club meeting next week.


They Left Us Everything


When You Reach Me


The Buried Giant


April 

12 Rose Street, Gail Bowen

12 Rose Street

*Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You


The Great Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms: How One Man Scorched the Twentieth Century but Didn't Mean to, Ian Thornton


The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms


The Taxidermist's Daughter, Kate Mosse

The Taxidermist's Daughter


Republic of Dirt, Susan Juby

Republic of Dirt


A Dangerous Place, Jacqueline Winspear

A Dangerous Place


The Broken Hours, Jacqueline Baker


The Broken Hours


Consumed, David Cronenberg

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This book is back on the shelf not having been read. By the time I was 80 or so pages in I came to understand that this book just wasn't interesting, so I put it aside in favour of the many others on my to-read list.

The Boundless, Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless


Dead Wake, Erik Larson

Dead Wake


At the Water's Edge, Sara Gruen

At the Water's Edge


The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, Catharina Ingelman Sundberg

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules


Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train

May 

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Paper Towns

Someone Is Watching

Hot Pursuit

The Hundred-foot Journey

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
I've read this before, but I needed to refresh my memory in order to read Ransom Rigg's next book in the series, Hollow City.


It's A Long Story



The Road Is How

Hollow City

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

 June 

All My Puny Sorrows

I confess I didn't finish All My Puny Sorrows. The subject matter was too sad. 

The Miniaturist

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan
(Kobo)

Crooked House
(Kobo)

When Marnie Was There
(Kobo)

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(Kobo)

Personal

July 

The Rosie Effect

Run

Close your Eyes, Hold Hands

Joyland

The Birthday Lunch

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

No Safe House

The Vacationers




August 

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Summer Girls

And Then There Were Nuns

The Weight of Blood

Mr. Mercedes

The Nightingale

Buddhaland Brooklyn

Deadline

The Organized Mind

Deadline

All the Birds, Singing

Mean Streak

Incontinent on the Continent

The Burning Room

The One and Only Ivan

Belonging

The Promise

Bones Never Lie

September 

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

The Inconvenient Indian

The Afterlife of Stars

Elizabeth Is Missing

They Called Me Number One

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Fossum's book, written in the voice of the murderer was so disturbing, I could not read it.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon


The Bone Clocks

The Girl on the Train



October

Murphy's Law

Death of Riley

For the Love of Mike

Broken Promise

The Cuckoo's Calling
(a re-read)

Sandrine's Case

The Marriage of Opposites

A Measure of Light

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

Thinking in Pictures

Tell

Nora Webster

Finders Keepers

Coming Ashore

Tapestry of Fortunes

The Dressmaker


 November 

In Like Flynn

The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up

A Long Way Gone

The King of Shanghai

Poles Apart
(Weekly Podcast)

Foreign Affairs

Not My Father's Son

Oh Danny Boy

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

In Dublin's Fair City


Prune

The Story of Land and Sea
(didn't finish this book - just couldn't get into it)

 December

Speaking in Bones

A Siege of Bitterns

Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise

Astonish Me