Books I’ve Read

Well, there are a lot of them.

All (or mostly all) of the books I’ve read from the start of 2011 onwards are on Goodreads.  However, if you prefer to have a quick look at my annual lists, here are the books I’ve read in 20082009, 2010, 20112012, and 2013 on Google Drive.

Note lists from 2011 are downloaded from Goodreads, so formatting may be a bit funny at times.  Ratings are Goodreads-style, from 5 for books I loved to 1 for books I wish I had skipped.

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Want to see my favourite books?

Check out my Goodreads favourites shelf.

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Or my very favourite books of each year?

These are the ones that had my top ratings each year and hold a place on my keeper shelves.  They may not necessarily be technically perfect (in fact, I’ll probably be the first to admit some of them are flawed), but they have that special something and captured my imagination.

I’ve listed them by genre and the year is when I first read the book (not publication year!).  YA books are listed separately at the bottom.

Also bear in mind that these are purely based on the books I’ve read since I started blogging in late 2006 – I’ve many other favourites read in my pre-blogging days.

Fantasy

Traditional fantasy

Beth Brower THE Q 2016
Naomi Novik UPROOTED 2015
Kate Elliott COLD STEEL 2015
Martha Wells THE SIREN DEPTHS 2014
Martha Wells THE GATE OF GODS 2013
Andrea K Höst MEDAIR duology 2012
Tanya Huff THE SILVERED 2012
Juliet Marillier FLAME OF SEVENWATERS 2012
Juliet Marillier HEIR TO SEVENWATERS 2009
Sarah Monette CORAMBIS 2009
Lois McMaster Bujold THE SHARING KNIFE: LEGACY 2008
Juliet Marillier SEVENWATERS trilogy 2008
Jacqueline Carey KUSHIEL’S JUSTICE 2007
Sharon Shinn READER AND RAELYNX 2007

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Urban fantasy

Seanan McGuire ASHES OF HONOR 2012
Seanan McGuire LATE ECLIPSES 2011
Patricia Briggs SILVER BORNE 2010
Ilona Andrews MAGIC BLEEDS 2010
Seanan McGuire AN ARTIFICIAL NIGHT 2010
Patricia Briggs BONE CROSSED 2009
Ilona Andrews MAGIC STRIKES 2009
Karen Chance DEATH’S MISTRESS 2009
Patricia Briggs IRON KISSED 2008
Karen Chance EMBRACE THE NIGHT 2008
Patricia Briggs BLOOD BOUND 2007
Kelley Armstrong NO HUMANS INVOLVED 2007

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Mystery

Historical

PB Ryan A BUCKET OF ASHES 2013
Diana Gabaldon LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE 2007
Elizabeth Peters THE FALCON AT THE PORTAL 2007
Elizabeth Peters HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY 2007
Jacqueline Winspear MAISIE DOBBS 2007

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Contemporary

Lisa Lutz THE SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN 2010

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Romance

Historical romance

Eloisa James WHEN BEAUTY TAMED THE BEAST 2011
Diana Gabaldon AN ECHO IN THE BONE 2010
Eloisa James WHEN THE DUKE RETURNS 2008
Lisa Kleypas MINE TILL MIDNIGHT 2007
Eloisa James AN AFFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2007

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Contemporary romance

Susanna Kearsley THE WINTER SEA 2014
Kylie Scott LEAD 2014
Kelly Hunter RED-HOT RENEGADE 2011

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Romantic suspense

Mary Stewart NINE COACHES WAITING 2008
Mary Stewart THE IVY TREE 2008
Suzanne Brockmann FORCE OF NATURE 2007
Suzanne Brockmann ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 2007

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M/M romance

Alexis Hall LOOKING FOR GROUP 2016
Santino Hassell SUTPHIN BOULEVARD 2016
Harper Fox MARTY AND THE PILOT 2016
CS Pacat KINGS RISING 2016
KJ Charles A GENTLEMAN’S POSITION 2016
Kate Sherwood MARK OF CAIN 2015
KJ Charles A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE 2015
KJ Charles A SEDITIOUS AFFAIR 2015
KJ Charles THINK OF ENGLAND 2014
CS Pacat CAPTIVE PRINCE VOLS 1 and 2 2013
Harper Fox THE SALISBURY KEY 2011
Suzanne Brockmann WHEN TONY MET ADAM 2011
Jordan Castillo Price GHOSTV 2011
Sean Kennedy TIGERS AND DEVILS 2010
Steve Kluger ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE 2010
Josh Lanyon FAIR GAME 2010
Josh Lanyon THE DARK TIDE 2009
Josh Lanyon DEATH OF A PIRATE KING 2008

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Paranormal/fantasy romance

Lynn Kurland PRINCESS OF THE SWORD 2015
Nalini Singh KISS OF SNOW 2011
Patricia Briggs HUNTING GROUND 2009
Nalini Singh MINE TO POSSESS 2008
Nalini Singh CARESSED BY ICE 2007

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SF

Lois McMaster Bujold GENTLEMAN JOLE AND THE RED QUEEN 2015
Kate Elliott JARAN 2013
Debra Doyle & James D MacDonald BY HONOR BETRAY’D 2013
Catherine Asaro CARNELIANS 2012
Lois McMaster Bujold CAPTAIN’S VORPARTRIL’S ALLIANCE 2012
Lois McMaster Bujold CRYOBURN 2010
Sara Creasy CHILDREN OF SCARABAEUS 2011

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New Adult

Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy HIM 2015
Allison Parr RUSH ME 2013
Diana Peterfreund RITES OF SPRING (BREAK) 2008
Diana Peterfreund SECRET SOCIETY GIRL 2008

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YA 

Ellen Emerson White LONG MAY SHE REIGN 2011

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Fantasy

Leigh Bardugo CROOKED KINGDOM 2016
Cinda Williams Chima THE GRAY WOLF THRONE 2014
Cinda Williams Chima THE CRIMSON CROWN 2014
Juliet Marillier THE CALLER 2014
Kristin Cashore BITTERBLUE 2012
Megan Whalen Turner THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA 2009
Megan Whalen Turner THE KING OF ATTOLIA 2009
Kristin Cashore FIRE 2009
JK Rowling HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOW 2007

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Romance

Rainbow Rowell FANGIRL 2014
Stephanie Perkins ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER 2014
Julie Cross LETTERS TO NOWHERE 2013
Tammara Webber BETWEEN THE LINES 2012
Stephanie Perkins ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS 2011
Stephanie Perkins LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR 2011
Sarah Dessen THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER 2010
Jennifer Echols GOING TOO FAR 2010
Eva Ibbotson A COMPANY OF SWANS 2008
Eva Ibbotson THE SECRET COUNTESS 2007
Eva Ibbotson THE MORNING GIFT 2007

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SF

Diana Peterfreund FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS 2012
Andrea K Höst TOUCHSTONE trilogy 2012

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Urban fantasy

Sarah Rees Brennan THE DEMON’S SURRENDER 2011
Sarah Rees Brennan THE DEMON’S COVENANT 2010