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2013 books and films

My favourite books read (for the first time) in 2013 were:
  • The Cry - Helen Fitzgerald
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series - George R.R. Martin
  • Capital - John Lanchester
  • The Elephant Whisperer - Anthony Lawrence
  • Lace - Shirley Conran
  • The Perfect Present - Karen Swan 

Which books did you enjoy reading this year? x


Books read in 2013:
  1. The Killing - David Hewson [B]
  2. The Missing Man - Andrew White [B]
  3. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe - Abby Clements [B] 
  4. The Perfect Present - Karen Swan [B] 
  5. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl [B]
  6. The Secret Supper Club - Dana Bate [B] 
  7. The Dead Room - Robert Ellis [B] 
  8. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs [B] 
  9. Audrey Hepburn: Fair Lady of the Screen - Ian Woodward [B] 
  10. Selected Tales - The Grimm Brothers [B]
  11. The Clearing - Shalini Boland [B]
  12. The 39 Steps - John Buchan [B]
  13. Torn - Cat Clarke [B]
  14. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor [B] 
  15. You Had me at Hello - Mhairi McFarlane [B]
  16. The Pollyanna Plan - Talli Roland [B] 
  17. Days of Grace - Catherine Hall [B] 
  18. What Have I Done? - Amanda Prowse [B]
  19. The Escape Artist - Diane Chamberlin [B]
  20. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver [B] 
  21. Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld [B] 
  22. Ice Diaries - Lexi Revellian [B]
  23. A Possible Life - Sebastian Faulks [B] 
  24. Prima Donna - Karen Swan [B]
  25. Breaking the Silence - Diane Chamberlain [B]
  26. Christmas at Tiffany's - Karen Swan [B]
  27. Mortal Chaos: Deep Oblivion - Matt Dickinson [B]
  28. Missing You - Louise Douglas [B]
  29. Don't Tell the Groom - Anna Bell [B]
  30. Legend - Marie Lu [B]
  31. Prodigy - Marie Lu [B]
  32. Human Remains - Elizabeth Haynes [B]
  33. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn [B]
  34. Lace - Shirley Conran [B] 
  35. The Bay at Midnight - Diane Chamberlain [B] 
  36. Finding Emma - Steena Holmes [B] 
  37. The Perfect Retreat - Kate Forster [B]
  38. The Armada Legacy - Soctt Mariani [B] 
  39. A Day at the Office - Matt Dunn [B] 
  40. The Family Trap - Joanne Phillips [B]
  41. Life... With No Breaks - Nick Spalding [B]
  42. The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski [B]
  43. Deadlocked - Charlaine Harris [B]
  44. Leftovers - Stella Newman [B] 
  45. Cupidity - Holly Hepburn [B]
  46. The French House - Nick Alexander [B] 
  47. Little Men - Louisa May Alcott [B]
  48. The Case of the Missing Boyfriend - Nick Alexander [B]
  49. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald [R]
  50. Jump Start 2013 - Penny Golightly [B]
  51. The Perfect Location - Kate Forster [B]
  52. Before the Rose Petal Beach - Dorothy Koomson [B]
  53. No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday - Tracy Bloom [B] 
  54. The Forbidden Queen - Anne O'Brien [B]
  55. Dinner with a Vampire - Abigail Gibbs [B]
  56. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson [B] 
  57. Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger [B]
  58. The Elephant Whisperer - Lawrence Anthony [B]
  59. Changeling - Philippa Gregory [B]
  60. Jamrach's Menagerie - Carol Birch [B] 
  61. The Hanging Shed - Gordon Ferris [B]
  62. Bitter Water - Gordon Ferris [B]
  63. Business Reimagined - Dave Coplin [B] 
  64. While the Savage Sleeps - Andrew E Kaufman [B]
  65. Working it Out - Nicola May [B]
  66. The Bow Wow Club - Nicola May [B]
  67. Virago is 40: A Celebration - Various [B]
  68. Summer Loving - Nicola Yeager [B]
  69. My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent [B]
  70. Stormbringer - Philippa Gregory [B]
  71. I've Got Your Number - Sophie Kinsella [B]
  72. Gray Justice - Alan McDermott [B]
  73. Underworld - Meg Cabot [B] 
  74. The Magpies - Mark Edwards [B] 
  75. Forbidden Pleasure - Lora Leigh [B]
  76. The Cornerstone - Nick Spalding [B]
  77. The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst [B]
  78. Nameless - Joe Conlan [B] 
  79. Capital - Jon Lanchester [B] 
  80. The Sea Sisters - Lucy Clarke [B] 
  81. Gray Resurrection - Alan McDermott [B]
  82. Breathless - Louise Marley [B]
  83. World War Z - Max Brookes [B]
  84. Cupcakes at Carrington's - Alexandra Brown [B]
  85. The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells [B]
  86. The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings [R]
  87. Kismetology - Jaimie Admans [B]
  88. April Showers - Karli Perrin [B]
  89. Diary of a Mummy Misfit - Amanda Egan [B]
  90. The School Gates - Nicola May [B]
  91. Sealed with a Kiss - Rachael Lucas [B]
  92. Charlotte Street - Danny Wallace [B]
  93. Sunlounger - Belinda Jones [B]
  94. A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin [B]
  95. A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin [B]
  96. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow - George R.R. Martin [B] 
  97. One Step Too Far - Tina Seskis [B]
  98. The Arcade: Episode 1, January, The Vintage Boutique - Kitty Charles [B] 
  99. A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold - George R.R. Martin [B] 
  100. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling [R]
  101. Kiss Me First - Lottie Moggach [B] 
  102. The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes [B] 
  103. Necessary Lies - Diane Chamberlain [B] 
  104. The Sweetness of Forgetting - Kristin Harmel [B] 
  105. The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard - Robert Bryndza [B] 
  106. The Jackie Chan Fan Club - Sharon Sant [B]
  107. The Most Beautiful Thing - Satya Robyn [B]
  108. A Golden Age - Tahmina Anam [B]
  109. Soul Protector - Amanda Leigh Cowley [B] 
  110. The Cry - Helen Fitzgerald [B] 
  111. The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludlum [B]
  112. Wonder Women - Rosie Fiore [B] 
  113. About Last Night - Adele Parks [B]
  114. The Sign of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle [B] 
  115. Bleeker Hill - Russell Mardell [B]
  116. The Runaway Princess - Hester Browne [B]
  117. The Radleys - Matt Haig [B] 
  118. In Too Deep - Bea Davenport [B]
  119. The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon [B] 
  120. The Last Letter from your Lover - Jojo Moyes [B] 
  121. Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding - Robert Bryndza [B]
  122. One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson [B]
  123. Single Woman Seeks Revenge - Tracy Bloom [B] 
  124. An Unlikely Safari Guide - Ella Craine [B] 
  125. A Feast For Crows - George R.R. Martin [B]
  126. A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin [B] 
  127. Don't Tell Penny - Anna Bell [B]
  128. The Best of Everything - Rona Jaffe [B]
  129. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell [B] 
  130. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins [R] 
  131. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins [R] 
  132. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins [R] 
  133. Outside - Shalini Boland [R] 
  134. The Clearing - Shalini Boland [R] 
  135. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling [R] 
  136. The Perimeter - Shalini Boland [B] 
  137. The Giver - Lois Lowry [R]
  138. A Cupid Kind of Day - Lindy Dale [B]
  139. Christmas Deliverance - Amanda Egan [B] 
  140. The Flavours of Love - Dorothy Koomson [B]
  141. The P45 Diaries - Ben Hatch [B] 
  142. The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult [B] 
  143. Wicked Wives - Anna-Lou Weatherley [B] 
  144. Inferno - Dan Brown [B]
  145. David Jason: My Life - David Jason [B] 
  146. Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn [B] 
  147. Requiem - Lauren Oliver [B] 
  148. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding [R] 
Cinema trips in 2013:
  1. Les Misérables - Seen on 19/01 - Was never a fan when I saw it on the West End. The story is just too long! 6/10
  2. Warm Bodies - Seen on 20/02 - Humorous with warmth. 8/10 
  3. Cloud Atlas - Seen on 21/04 - Complex stories that weave in out and throughout time but worth persevering with! 7/10 
  4. Iron Man 3 - Seen on 04/05 - Love the tech, but the action was too OTT! 6/10 
  5. The Great Gatsby - Seen on 25/05 - Gorgeous cinematography, scenery and costumes. 7/10
  6. Rush - Seen on 12/10 - Thrilling insight into the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. 8/10 
  7. Catching Fire - Seen on 26/11 - Better than expected! 8/10

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