A Year in Books, Adam Braver, Christine Middleton, Dark Places, Elif Shafak, Ferragamo, Gil Adamson, Gillian Flynn, Honour, Kate Grenville, Lancashire Witches, Livi Michael, Malkin Child, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe: Private And Undisclosed, Michelle Morgan, Misfit, Pendle Witches, Sarah Thornhill, Sofka Zinovieff, Stefania Ricci, The House on Paradise Street, The Outlander, The Witch & Her Soul
My ten favourite reads of 2012, including new fiction; books commemorating the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials; and some previously published books that I’ve just caught up with.
I had never read Kate Grenville’s work before, but Sarah Thornhill (and its predecessor, The Secret River) really evokes the stark beauty of the outback, contrasted with the tumult of the early settlers. Continue reading
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