I read 87 Books in 2020 and looking back at my lists on the separate pages this is the fewest (least?) I've read since moving here. Odd really considering most of the year was spent at home.
Sorted into different genres of reading and those with 5*****'s for special favourites. I don't bother finishing books I'm not enjoying so none of those are listed here.
More Info on the books read is HERE
Shaun Bythell - Confession of a Bookseller.
Esther Rutter - This Golden Fleece; A Journey Through
Britain's Knitted History*****
Caroline Taggart - Christmas at War.
Eve Diett - Diary of a NAAFI girl.
Janet Corke - A Hidden House in the Gwydyr Forest.
Ronald Blythe - A Year at Bottengoms Farm.
Laura Dawes - Fighting Fit;The Wartime Battle for Britain's
Mike Parker - On The Red Hill; Where Four Lives Fell into Place.
Erik Larson - The Splendid and the Vile; A Saga of
Churchill,Family and Defiance During the Blitz.*****
Laura Thompson- The Last Landlady.
Jan Morris - Thinking Again
Kate Humble - A Year of Living Simply.
Raynor Winn -
The Wild Silence.
Tamsin Calidas I am an Island.
Walter J C Murray - Copsford.
FICTION WRITTEN FAIRLY RECENTLY
Tracy Chevalier - A Single Thread.*****
Suzanne Goldring - The Year the Lights Went Out.
Liz Trenow - Under a Wartime Sky.
Susan Hill - Lanterns over the snow
Mary Wesley - An Imaginative Experience..
OLDER FICTION pre 1960's - (mostly republished by Virago, Dean St Press or Persephone and a more recent company called 'Handheld Press')
Jane Oliver & Ann Stafford - Business
Elizabeth Fair - The Mingham Air..
Richmal Crompton - Family Roundabout.
Marjorie Wilenski - Table Two. .
D.E. Stevenson - Mrs Tim Gets a Job.
Barbara Noble - The House Opposite.
Angela Thirkell - Growing Up.
D.E. Stevenson - Mrs Tim Flies Home.
Rose Macauley - The World My Wilderness.*****
Pamela Hansford-Johnson - Winter Quarters.
Carola Oman - Somewhere in England.
Carola Oman - Nothing to Report
Angela Thirkell - The Dukes Daughter.
Ruth Adam- A
House in the Country.*****
Noel Streatfield - Saplings.*****
NEW OR FAIRLY RECENT CRIME FICTION written since the 1970s
Alexander McCall Smith - To the Land of Long Lost Friends.
Nicola Ford - The Lost Shrine.
Linda Grant - A Stranger City.
Kel Richards - The Sinister Student
Laura Carlin - Requiem For a Knave.
Elly Griffiths - Now You See Them
Rory Clements- Hitler's Secret *****
Alys Clare - The Indigo Ghosts
Frank White - There was a Time.
Deborah Crombie - A Bitter Feast.
Candace Robb - A Conspiracy of Wolves.
Kate Ellis - The Burial Circle.
Candace Robb - A Choir of Crows.
-The Lantern Men *****
Anne Perry - A Question of
Mel Starr - The Easter Sepulchre.
Anne Granger -
A Matter of Murder.
Donna Leon - Unto us a Son is Given.
Robert Barnard - The Killings on Jubilee Terrace.
Edward Marston - The Silent Woman.
Edward Marston - The Roaring Boy .
The Medieval Murderers - The First Murder.
Anne Perry - Death in Focus.
Jill McGown - Murder at the Old Vicarage.
David Williams - Murder in Advent .
Ann Cleeves -
The Darkest Evening.*****
Edward Marston - The Mad Courtesan.
OLDER CRIME FICTION ( Many republished by British Library Crime Classics
Kathleen Hewitt - Plenty Under the Counter.
John Dickson Carr - The Case of the Constant Suicides.
Michael Gilbert - Death in Captivity; A Second World War
Francis Duncan - Murder for Christmas.
Carol Carnac - Crossed skis; An Alpine Mystery.
John Bude - Death in White Pyjamas. *****
John Bude - Death Knows no Calendar.*****
Agatha Christie - N or M. Crime Fiction
George Bellairs - A Knife for Harry Dodd
Josephine Bell - The Seeing Eye.
E.C.R. Lorac - Checkmate
Margot Bennett -
The Man Who Didn't Fly.
Laurie Ogden - The Chimney Swallows.
Emma Smith - No Way of Telling.
Dylan Thomas - A Child's Christmas in Wales.
SHORT STORIES OR NOVELLAS
Mary Stewart - The Wind Off the Small Isles/The Lost One
Tony Medawar(editor) - Bodies from the Library.
Martin Edwards (Editor) - Settling Scores; Sporting
Ann Cleeves - Too Good To Be True.
Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret.
Edited by Cecily Gayford. Murder on Christmas Eve.
-The Wood in Winter.(Pamphlet "instead of a card")
Angela Thirkell - Christmas at High Rising.
Most of these have been library books so thank goodness for libraries. But more were bought than any other year before.
Not many of these are still on my shelves.......... I had a count up and found that I still have 13. The rest they've either been gifted or sold and of course the library books were returned.
(For some reason Suffolk libraries are completely closed in this latest lockdown, last time people could reserve books and book a slot to pick them up from their nearest library. This time even the reservation process has been stopped.)
I've still got most of library books picked up in December
to read and then have a pile of 11 others that I won't be packing in boxes yet.