Read in 2013

Books read in 2013

Here is a list of all the books I read in 2013 in chronological order. I have given each book a rating, with five stars being the highest (based purely on how much I enjoyed the book).

January

1. Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood *****
2. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope *****
3. The Florentine Emerald by Agustín Bernaldo Palatchi ****
4. Gemini by Dorothy Dunnett *****
5. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg *****
6. The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan ***
7. The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham ****

February

8. The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier *****
9. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian ****
10. The Iron King by Maurice Druon *****
11. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster ****
12. The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau *****
13. The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson ***
14. The Secret History by Donna Tartt ****
15. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce ****
16. The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart *****
17. The Master of Bruges by Terence Morgan ***
18. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak ****

March

19. Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell *****
20. Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick *****
21. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart *****
22. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas *****
23. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon *****
24. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd *****
25. The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham *****
26. Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson ****
27. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope ****
28. The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor ****
29. Sir Percy Leads the Band by Baroness Orczy ****

April

30. The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola ***
31. Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters by Jane Dunn ****
32. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson *****
33. Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle ****
34. Like This, For Ever by S.J. Bolton *****
35. She Rises by Kate Worsley ***
36. Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick ****

May

37. The Forbidden Queen by Anne O’Brien ****
38. The Memory of Lost Senses by Judith Kinghorn ***
39. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway ****
40. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by P.G. Wodehouse ****
41. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini *****
42. The Miracle at St Bruno’s by Philippa Carr ****
43. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy *****

June

44. The Doctor of Thessaly by Anne Zouroudi *****
45. King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett *****
46. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym ****
47. Paris by Edward Rutherfurd *****
48. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay *****
49. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons ****
50. Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett ***

July

51. The Lion Triumphant by Philippa Carr *****
52. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov ****
53. The Sacred River by Wendy Wallace ****
54. Elizabeth I by Margaret George ****
55. Julius by Daphne du Maurier ****
56. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart ****
57. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel *****
58. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini *****
59. The Witch from the Sea by Philippa Carr ****

August

60. Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye *****
61. The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter ****
62. Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian *****
63. Wars of the Roses: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden **
64. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay *****
65. The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth *****
66. Mrs Poe by Lynn Cullen ***
67. The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker *****

September

68. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy ****
69. Midnight is a Lonely Place by Barbara Erskine ****
70. The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller ****
71. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill ****
72. Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart ***
73. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas *****
74. Dragonwyck by Anya Seton ****
75. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ****

October

76. Tudors by Peter Ackroyd ****
77. Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge ***
78. Sleeping Patterns by J.R. Crook **
79. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham *****
80. Colossus: The Four Emperors by David Blixt ****
81. This House is Haunted by John Boyne *****
82. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier ****
83. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley *****
84. The Nine Day Queen by Ella March Chase ***
85. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart ****
86. Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield ***
87. The Odyssey by Homer, Translated by T.E. Lawrence *****

November

88. Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir *****
89. The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce *****
90. Elric of Melnibone by Michael Moorcock ****
91. The Sailor on the Seas of Fate by Michael Moorcock ***
92. The Weird of the White Wolf by Michael Moorcock ****
93. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie ***
94. The King Must Die by Mary Renault ****
95. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley *****
96. The Sleeping Sorceress by Michael Moorcock ***
97. The Bane of the Black Sword by Michael Moorcock ***
98. The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction by John Guy ***
99. Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock *****
100. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens *****

December

101. The Plantagenets by Dan Jones *****
102. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett ***** (Re-read, not reviewing again)
103. Larkswood by Valerie Mendes ****
104. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters ****
105. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins ****
106. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King ***
107. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson ***

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