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I read 125 books this year.   While this seems quite a lot, I'm not sure that I've seen any films in the cinema, so all my spare time was spent reading.  My favourite books in various categories were (in order of reading)

Best fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah
Jenn Ashworth - The Friday Gospels
Elizabeth Wein - Codename Verity
Jane Smiley - Horse Heaven
Ellen Klages - White Sands Red Menace
Gillian Bradshaw - The Colour of Power
Hilary Mantel - Bring up the Bodies
Karen Joy Fowler - We are all Completely Beside Ourselves
Jodie Taylor - The Nothing Girl
Ernesto Mallo - Needle in a Haystack
Nicola Griffith - Hild
Sherwood Smith - Rondo Allegro

Best SFF

Jodie Taylor - Just one damned thing after another
Daniel Abraham - The Dragon's Path
S M Wheeler - Sea Change
Alan Garner - Boneland
Jess Richards - Cooking with Bones
Rachel Neumeier - Black Dog
Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice
Sophia McDougall - Mars Evacuees
Helen Wecker - The Golem and the Djinni
Katherine Addison - The Goblin Emperor
Deborah Coates - Strange Country
Ann Leckie - Ancillary Sword
Naomi Novik - Crucible of Gold

Best non-fiction

Trevor Bryce - The Trojans and their Neighbours
Tracey Thorn - Bedsit Disco Queen
Nina Stibbe - Love, Nina
Judith Flanders - The Victorian House
Sarah Moss - Names for the Sea (Strangers in Iceland)
Nick Hunt - Walking the Woods and the Water
anef: (anef2)
Total books read in 2012 - 118

Best f and sf (in order of reading)

The Magicians - Lev Grossman
The Interior Life - Katherine Blake
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Runemarks - Joanne Harris
The Dazzle of Day - Molly Gloss
The Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
Blindsight - Peter Watts
General Winston's Daughter - Sharon Shinn
Flora's Fury - Ysabeau Wilce

Best other (N/F = non-fiction)

The Hare with Amber Eyes - Edmund de Waal N/F
Magnetic North - Sara Wheeler N/F
Trustee from the Toolroom - Neville Shute
The Best of Everything - Rona Jaffe
Nansen - Roland Huntsford N/F
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield
The Hippopotamus Marsh - Pauline Gedge
Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand N/F
First Ladies of Rome - Anneliese Freisenbruch N/F
Started Early, Took My dog - Kate Atkinson
Berlin Noir - Philip Kerr


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