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Saturday, 28 December 2013

On What Read In 2013

I hope you all had wonderful Christmases - I most certainly did and really enjoyed spending a few days in Yorkshire at my sister's.

It's that time of year again where the year is nearly over and I'm feeling very reflective and shocked at how quickly the year has passed, sound at all familiar?

But I thought before inevitably writing a post in which I reflect on 2013 as a whole I'd write one first about what I've read this year. If I wrote a review of each one this would be like a book itself rather than a post so I'll just put the titles, authors, a link to the book and what I rated it out of 5. You can always find me at Goodreads to see what I'm currently reading here.

This year I read:

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 4/5
2. Back Story by David Mitchell 4/5
3. Camp David by David Walliams 3/5
4. Paper Towns by John Green 4/5
5. Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart 3/5
6. Emma by Jane Austen 3/5
7. Atonement by Ian McEwan 4/5
8. You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane 3/5
9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 5/5

10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 4/5
12. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 4/5
13. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult 4/5
15. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver 3/5
16. Between a Mother and Her Child by Elizabeth Noble 4/5
17. The Friendship Test by Elizabeth Noble 3/5
18. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 3/5

19 Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer 4/5
20. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer 4/5
21. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 4/5
22. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 3/5
23. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 3/5
24. Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth 4/5
25. Him & Me by Jack and Michael Whitehall 3/5
26. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh 1/5
27. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 4/5

And currently reading:

28. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I'm quite pleased with myself for the number of books I've managed to read this year considering how busy I've been. Also just a side note - don't go too closely by what I've rated them out of 5; I often find it difficult to rate books out of 5 so if  you're particularly interested in any but unsure of whether to add them to your list drop me an email and I'll let you know in more detail what I thought. 

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