Saturday, 24 December 2016

Books That Kept Me 'Up All Night' In 2016...

It's been a pretty awful year this year, to put it mildly! Life on the blog hasn't exactly been wonderful but 2017 promises to be better. I won't be gallivanting about as much next year, hopefully, so posting will be a lot more regular than this year. Before I post my 'Best Of...' lists I wanted to put together a list of my 'five clocks' books, and there's been a few! It may have been a bad blogging year but it certainly hasn't been a bad reading year. The list includes my top re-reads (marked with a *) and is in alphabetical order, mostly...

13 Minutes - Sarah Pinborough
A Child of Books - Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston
A Fever Of The Blood - Oscar de Muriel
A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms - George R R Martin
A Perilous Beginning - Deanna Raybourn
A Portable Shelter  - Kirsty Logan
Alice - Christina Henry
All About Pumpkin - Natasha Farrant
*And Then There Were None
The Apprentice Witch - James Nicol
Barefoot On The Wind - Zoe Marriott
Becoming Unbecoming - Una 
Behind Closed Doors - B A Paris
Blackfin Sky - Kat Ellis
Blue Lily Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater
*Cinder - Marissa Meyer
The Creeper Man - Dawn Kurtagich
Cress - Marissa Meyer
*Crown of Midnight - Sarah J Maas
The Damage Done - James Oswald
The Darkest Part Of The Forest - Holly Black 
The Day The Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater
Fables: Arabian Nights (And Days)
Fables: Homeland
Fables: March Of The Wooden Soldiers
Fables: The Mean Seasons
Fables: Wolves
Golden Son - Pierce Brown
The Hawley Book Of The Dead - Chrysler Szarlan
The Imaginary - A. F. Harrold  & Emily Gravett
In The Woods - Tana French
Lockwood & Co. - The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud
Luna: New Moon - Ian McDonald
The Marriage Lie - Kimberley Belle
*The Mysterious Affair At Styles
*The Mysterious Mr. Quin
Natural Causes - James Oswald
*The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Orbiting Jupiter - Gary D Schmidt
*The Owl Service - Alan Garner 
Painkiller - N J Fountain
Phoenix - S F Said
Poppy Pym & The Double Jinx - Laura Wood
Prayer For The Dead - James Oswald
Rat Queens Vol. I
*Red Rising - Pierce Brown
Saga Vol. I
Saga Vol. II
Saga Vol. III
Saga Vol. IV
Saga Vol. V 
Shadow Magic - Joshua Khan
Shadows On The Moon - Zoe Marriott
Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying Of The Light - Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of The Wicked - Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant: The Last Stand Of Dead Men - Derek Landy
Tadpole's Promise (picture book)
Things The Grandchildren Should Know
Time For Jas - Natasha Farrant
The Unquiet House - Alison Littlewood
The Whispers Of Wilderwood Hall - Karen McCombie


  1. You read some really good books last year, Fi! I hope 2017 will be all you can wish for, filled joy, happiness, love, good health and success :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. I'm sorry it was a bad blogging year, but I hope your 2017 is wonderful!

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