Thursday, January 2, 2014

BTT: Favourite Books in 2013

Booking Through Thursday is back, and Deb starts the new year by a look in the rear mirror:

It’s always good to look back so you know where you’ve been, so the first question for the year is an oldie but a goodie: What were your favorite books last year?”

I keep a Works database list on my computer of the books I read (or listen to). In 2013 I listed 62 titles.

Below is a shortlist of ten that “popped out” to me as memorable reads when I glanced through the longer list. The order is just that in which I happened to read them. The links go to my own reviews published on this blog. (I don’t write reviews of every book I read. For example I usually find it pointless to mention Swedish books here, unless they’re also available in English.)

The Chess Men by Peter May (3rd in the Lewis trilogy)
(I read the previous two books in the series in 2012)

The ‘Psammead’ trilogy: Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit (children’s books from the early 1900s)

The Unicorn Road by Martin Davies

The Curiosity Cabinet by Catherine Czerkawska

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Birds, the Bees and Other Secrets by Frances Garrood

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J.K. Rowling)

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a nice reading year in 2013. Happy Reading in 2014. I combined Monday Musings with BTT this week. It kinda answered the question but in a survey kind of way.

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  2. good idea keeping the spreadsheet... i should do that to keep up... i wish there was a way in manage kindle to mark them as read.

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    1. Hello Sandra, there is a way to mark your books as "read" if you set up a "collection" and move all the books you have read in there after you have read them. That is what I do - and if I did not like a book enough to keep it, I simply delete it from my kindle anyway :-)

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  3. Hope you find plenty of treasures this year too.

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  4. I remember most of these reviews, and have personally read three of the books on your list. I still want to read many more; for now, I have a small pile of to-be-reads on my shelf (paper books as well as kindle ones).

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  5. I read The Chess Men, The Secret Keeper and Cuckoo's Calling, liked them all, particularly the last one. I'm reading Just One Evil Act and I like it better than her last few books.

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