2014 Reading List

A couple of friends were curious to see my reading list for 2014. I could probably just have linked to my profile on Goodreads, but for want of a better place to put this, I’m chucking it on here. I’m not sure that any titles will be cause for inspiration, partly because the most interesting ones I already pulled from other people’s lists on Goodreads.

So it turns out that I’ve actually read 76 books this year (contrary to earlier claims of 74), and that’s assuming that I haven’t missed any others. I made a conscious effort to read more in 2014, and spend less time faffing about online. I was always the type of person who would stay awake all night to finish a book, but in recent years I’ve spent less and less time reading.

At the start of the year I spent a lot of time on 1-3 hour train/bus trips so that helped me get through a fair bit, but I also re-read a heap of Ngaio Marsh books that really weren’t very long. This list is very fiction-centric, so my goal for 2015 is to get back into reading more non-fiction.

The Boy Who Loved Apples Amanda Webster 2012
All That I Am Anna Funder 2012
The Gingerbread House (Hammarbyserien, #1) Carin Gerhardsen 2008
Legend (Drenai Saga, #1) David Gemmell 1984
The King Beyond the Gate (Drenai Saga, #2) David Gemmell 1985
Waylander (Drenai Saga, #3) David Gemmell 1986
Ghost King (Stones of Power, #1) David Gemmell 1988
Last Sword of Power (Stones of Power, #2) David Gemmell 1988
Quest for Lost Heroes (Drenai Saga, #4) David Gemmell 1990
In the Realm of the Wolf (Drenai Saga, #5) David Gemmell 1992
The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (Drenai Saga, #6) David Gemmell 1993
The Legend of Deathwalker (Drenai Saga, #7) David Gemmell 1996
Winter Warriors (Drenai Saga, #8) David Gemmell 1997
Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1) David Gemmell 1998
Midnight Falcon (The Rigante, #2) David Gemmell 1999
Hero in the Shadows (Drenai Saga, #9) David Gemmell 2000
Ravenheart (The Rigante, #3) David Gemmell 2001
Stormrider (The Rigante, #4) David Gemmell 2002
White Wolf (Drenai Saga, #10) (The Damned, #1) David Gemmell 2003
The Swords of Night and Day (Drenai Saga, #11) (The Damned, #2) David Gemmell 2004
Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley, #18) Elizabeth George 2013
Crime Scene Esther Mckay 2006
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn 2012
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) Hilary Mantel 2009
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2) Hilary Mantel 2012
Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus, #19) Ian Rankin 2013
Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Jeremy Scahill 2007
Shadow Creek Joy Fielding 2012
Missing Karin Alvtegen 2000
Shadow Karin Alvtegen 2007
Linda, As in the Linda Murder Leif G.W. Persson 2005
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) Lev Grossman 2009
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2) Lev Grossman 2011
The Storyteller and his Three Daughters Lian Hearn 2013
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan Michael Hastings 2011
A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) Ngaio Marsh 1934
The Nursing Home Murder (Roderick Alleyn, #3) Ngaio Marsh 1935
Enter a Murderer (Roderick Alleyn, #2) Ngaio Marsh 1935
Death in Ecstasy (Roderick Alleyn, #4) Ngaio Marsh 1936
Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn, #5) Ngaio Marsh 1937
Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn, #6) Ngaio Marsh 1938
Death in a White Tie (Roderick Alleyn, #7) Ngaio Marsh 1938
Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn, #8) Ngaio Marsh 1939
Death at the Bar (Roderick Alleyn, #9) Ngaio Marsh 1940
Death of a Peer (Roderick Alleyn, #10) Ngaio Marsh 1940
Death and the Dancing Footman (Roderick Alleyn, #11) Ngaio Marsh 1941
Colour Scheme (Roderick Alleyn, #12) Ngaio Marsh 1943
Died in the Wool (Roderick Alleyn, #13) Ngaio Marsh 1945
Final Curtain (Roderick Alleyn, #14) Ngaio Marsh 1947
A Wreath for Rivera (Roderick Alleyn, #15) Ngaio Marsh 1949
Night at the Vulcan (Roderick Alleyn, #16) Ngaio Marsh 1951
Spinsters in Jeopardy (Roderick Alleyn, #17) Ngaio Marsh 1953
Scales of Justice (Roderick Alleyn, #18) Ngaio Marsh 1953
Death of a Fool (Roderick Alleyn, #19) Ngaio Marsh 1956
Singing in the Shrouds (Roderick Alleyn, #20) Ngaio Marsh 1958
False Scent (Roderick Alleyn, #21) Ngaio Marsh 1959
Hand in Glove (Roderick Alleyn, #22) Ngaio Marsh 1962
Dead Water (Roderick Alleyn, #23) Ngaio Marsh 1963
Killer Dolphin (Roderick Alleyn, #24) Ngaio Marsh 1966
Clutch of Constables (Roderick Alleyn, #25) Ngaio Marsh 1968
Tied Up In Tinsel (Roderick Alleyn, #27) Ngaio Marsh 1970
When in Rome (Roderick Alleyn, #26) Ngaio Marsh 1970
Black As He’s Painted (Roderick Alleyn, #28) Ngaio Marsh 1973
Dust (Kay Scarpetta #21) Patricia Cornwell 2013
Dead Man’s Time (Roy Grace, #9) Peter James 2013
Magician’s End (The Chaoswar Saga #3) Raymond E. Feist 2013
The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) Robert Galbraith 2013
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) Robert Galbraith 2014
18 days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian Revolution Scott Bridges 2013
Kevern write a book: The best of @Rudd2000 Scott Bridges & Stephen Owen 2014
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1) Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee 2011
The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy #1) Terry Brooks 1977
A Place of Execution Val McDermid 1999
Killing The Shadows Val McDermid 2000
The Distant Echo Val McDermid 2003
The Skeleton Road Val McDermid 2014
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