Read in 2016

Books read in 2016

Here is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2016 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). I try to review every book I read, though not necessarily in the order that I finish reading them!

January

1. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1966) **
2. Amberwell by D.E. Stevenson (1955) *****
3. The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp (1937) ****
4. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927) **
5. The Queen’s Choice by Anne O’Brien (2016) ****
6. Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore (1869) *****
7. The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor (2016) ****
8. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895) ****
9. For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (2016) ****

February

10. Death in Berlin by M.M. Kaye (1955) ***
11. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell (1937) ****
12. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen (1906) *****
13. Here Comes the King by Philip Lindsay (1933) **
14. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope (1873) ****
15. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon (1956) ****
16. Renegade by Robyn Young (2012) ****
17. The Lion and the Cross by Joan Lesley Hamilton (1979) ***
18. Ten-Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler (2006) ***
19. Some Luck by Jane Smiley (2014) ****

March

20. The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas (2014) *****
21. Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson (1997) *****
22. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1847) ****
23. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (2016) ****
24. Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut (2014) ***
25. Kingdom by Robyn Young (2014) ****
26. The Royal Succession by Maurice Druon (1957) *****
27. The Children of Dynmouth by William Trevor (1976) ****
28. A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale (2015) *****
29. The People’s Queen by Vanora Bennett (2010) **
30. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson (2016) *****
31. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (2014) ****

April

32. Cluny Brown by Margery Sharp (1944) ****
33. Dictator by Robert Harris (2015) *****
34. Mauprat by George Sand (1837) ****
35. God and the Wedding Dress by Marjorie Bowen (1938) ****
36. Shadow on the Highway by Deborah Swift (2014) ****
37. The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge (1958) *****
38. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (2016) ****
39. Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier by Charles Spencer (2007) ****
40. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge (1853) ****

May

41. The Confession of Richard Plantagenet by Dora Greenwell McChesney (1913) ***
42. The Sun King Conspiracy by Yves Jégo and Denis Lépée (2016) ****
43. Fire by C.C. Humphreys (2016) ****
44. The Queenmaker by Maureen Peters (1975) ***
45. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1873) ****
46. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier (1954) ***
47. Love and Other Happy Endings edited by M.R. Nelson (2016) ****
48. The Sons of Godwine by Mercedes Rochelle (2016) *****
49. Gilded Splendour by Rosalind Laker (1982) ****
50. The Mauritius Command by Patrick O’Brian (1977) ***

June

51. Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton (2016) *****
52. The Virgin Queen by Maureen Peters (1972) ***
53. Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (2016) *****
54. Troy Chimneys by Margaret Kennedy (1953) *****
55. Sleeper’s Castle by Barbara Erskine (2016) ****
56. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (1920) *****
57. Shirley by Charlotte Brontë (1849) ***

July

58. The Rider of the White Horse by Rosemary Sutcliff (1959) ***
59. Sons of the Blood by Robyn Young (2016) ****
60. Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea (2015) ***
61. The Revelations of Carey Ravine by Debra Daley (2016) *****
62. The Poisoners by Marjorie Bowen (1936) *****
63. Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger (1947) *****
64. Sandlands by Rosy Thornton (2016) ****
65. The Devil and King John by Philip Lindsay (1943) ***

August

66. Succession by Livi Michael (2014) ****
67. The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale (2016) ****
68. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (1865) *****
69. The People in the Photo by Hélène Gestern (2011) ***
70. Poor Caroline by Winifred Holtby (1931) ****
71. Exposure by Helen Dunmore (2016) *****
72. The Little Chronicle of Magdalena Bach by Esther Meynell (1925) **
73. The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley (2016) ****
74. Rupert, by the Grace of God by Dora Greenwell McChesney (1899) ***
75. Flush by Virginia Woolf (1933) *****
76. The Travels of Daniel Ascher by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat (2013) ***
77. Cornet Strong of Ireton’s Horse by Dora Greenwell McChesney (1903) ***
78. Louise de la Vallière by Alexandre Dumas (1850) *****
79. The Jewelled Snuff Box by Alice Chetwynd Ley (1959) ****
80. A Death at Fountains Abbey by Antonia Hodgson (2016) ****

September

81. Sovereign by CJ Sansom (2006) *****
82. Elizabeth the Beloved by Maureen Peters (1972) ***
83. Restoration by Rose Tremain (1989) ****
84. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (2015) ***
85. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey (1936) ***
86. The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan (2014) ****
87. Rebellion by Livi Michael (2015) ****
88. Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart (1965) *****
89. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer (1935) ****
90. Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch (2016) ***
91. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860) ****
92. Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (2016) ****
93. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer (1966) *****

October

94. Revelation by CJ Sansom (2008) *****
95. The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin (1946) *****
96. Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle (2015) ***
97. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (2014) ***
98. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (2016) *****
99. The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie (1947) ***
100. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson (1995) *****
101. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (1962) ****
102. Merivel: A Man of His Time by Rose Tremain (2013) *****
103. Burning Sappho by Martha Rofheart (1974) ****
104. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe (1791) ***
105. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (1928) *****
106. Small and Spooky ed. by M.R. Nelson (2016) *****
107. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (2016) ***
108. A Chelsea Concerto by Frances Faviell (1959) ****

November

109. Lady on the Coin by Margaret Campbell Barnes (1963) ****
110. The Shogun’s Queen by Lesley Downer (2016) *****
111. The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (2014) *****
112. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy (1887) *****
113. The Absolutist by John Boyne (2011) *****
114. Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott (1824) ****
115. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer (1970) ***
116. The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer (1921) ****
117. The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle (2016) ****

December

118. Howards End by EM Forster (1910) ****
119. The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland (2016) ****
120. Alathea by Pamela Belle (1985) *****
121. Accession by Livi Michael (2016) ****
122. Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham (1930) ***
123. Strangers in Company by Jane Aiken Hodge (1973) ****
124. Night’s Dark Secrets by Marjorie Bowen (1936) **
125. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas (1850) *****
126. Forget Me Not by Marjorie Bowen (1932) ***
127. The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley (2016) *****
128. Jane Shore by Mary Bennett (1869) *

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