Books

blog-booksHere is a list of the books I have read so far this year. I have used a simple star rating, with 3 stars being the highest, to help you navigate and me remember those I enjoyed the most.

January

1. 90 Days Through the New Testament by Ron Rhodes (2015) **
2. Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott (1898/2015) **
3. Richard Nixon: A Very Brief History by Mark Black (2012) *
4. If You Want to Walk on Water You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg (2001) ***

February

5. The Shack by William Paul Young (2008) **
6. Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau & Joe King (2015) **
7. The Early Life of Anne Boleyn: A Critical Essay by J. H. Round (1886/2016) *
8. The Servant Queen by Mark Greene & Catherine Butcher (2016) **
9. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) ***
10. The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans (2016) **

March

11. Faith and Moonlight: Part 2 by Mark Gelineau & Joe King (2016) **
12. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell (1859) **
13. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M C Beaton (1994) [Re-Read] **
14. John F Kennedy: A Very Brief History by Mark Black (Unknown) *

April

15. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster (1978/2008) **
16. Indiana Belle by John A. Heldt (2016) **
17. Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver (2010) **
18. Seven Stages by Geoffrey Trease (1964) ***
19. The People the Fairies Forget by Cheryl Mahoney (2015) ***
20. Angels by Lee Faber (2009) **

May

21. Monstrous Little Voices edited by David Thomas Moore (2016) ***
22. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Very Brief History by Mark Black (2013) *
23. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M C Beaton (1994) [Re-Read] **
24. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (1951) ***
25. Class of ’59 by John A. Heldt (2016) *

June

26. Sandlands by Rosy Thornton (2016) ***
27. First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson (2016) ***
28. Pyramids by Terry Pratchett (1989) ***
29. Sandokan, The Tigers of Mompracem by Emilio Salgari (1900) **

July

30. Wendy Darling, Volume 3: Shadow by Colleen Oakes (2017) **
31. Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham (2016) ***
32. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (2009) ***
33. The Lioness and the Spellspinners by Cheryl Mahoney (2016) ***
34. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling & read by Stephen Fry (1997) [Re-Read] ***

August

35. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (1995) [Re-Read] ***
36. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Very Brief History by Mark Black (2013) *
37. The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle (2016) ***
38. Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (2013) **

September

39. The Mistress of Blackstairs by Catherine Curzon (2017) **
40. Watling Street by John Higgs (2017) *
41. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M C Beaton (1996) **
42. Resthaven by Erik Therme (2016) *

October

43. Queens of Conquest by Alison Weir (2017) ***


 

Here is what I have read in previous years:

2016 – My Top 10 Books of 2016 and Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017
2015 – Top 10 Reads of 2015 and Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016
2014 – Top 10 Reads of 2014 and Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015
2013 – Top 10 Fiction of 2013 , Top 10 Non-Fiction of 2013 and Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014
2012 – Top 10 Reads of 2012 and Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013
2011 – Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

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