Read in 2018

Here is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2018 in chronological order. I have given each book a rating, with five stars being the highest (based purely on how much I enjoyed the book). I try to review every book I read, though not necessarily in the order that I finish reading them!

January

1. Traitor by David Hingley (2018) ****
2. The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton (1908) *****
3. The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley (2017) *****
4. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (2018) ****
5. Britannia Mews by Margery Sharp (1946) *****
6. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin (2018) ***
7. A Falling Star by Pamela Belle (1990) *****
8. Court of Lions by Jane Johnson (2017) ****
9. The Europeans by Henry James (1878) ***
10. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (2017) *****

February

11. There Came Both Mist and Snow by Michael Innes (1940) ***
12. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (2018) *****
13. The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby (1924) *****
14. The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements (2018) ***
15. The Brimming Cup by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1919) ***
16. Marry in Haste by Jane Aiken Hodge (1969) *****
17. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (1953) ****
18. Penmarric by Susan Howatch (1971) *****
19. Death in Cyprus by M.M. Kaye (1956) ****

March

20. The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson (2018) ****
21. Early Warning by Jane Smiley (2015) ***
22. The Savage Brood by Martha Rofheart (1978) ***
23. Destiny’s Lady by Maureen Peters (1972) ***
24. Head of a Traveller by Nicholas Blake (1949) ***
25. The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn (2015) ***
26. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick (2006) *****
27. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende (2015) **
28. Ill Will by Michael Stewart (2018) **
29. Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry (2015) *****
30. With All My Heart by Margaret Campbell Barnes (1951) ****
31. The Winter Prince by Cheryl Sawyer (2007) ***
32. The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake (1953) ***
33. Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift (2016) ****
34. The Oaken Heart by Margery Allingham (1941) ****
35. The Secret Vanguard by Michael Innes (1940) ****
36. Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce (2018) *****
37. The Queen’s Caprice by Marjorie Bowen (1933) ***
38. The English Girl by Katherine Webb (2016) ****
39. The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies (2018) *****

April

40. The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor (2018) *****
41. The Pharmacist’s Wife by Vanessa Tait (2018) ***
42. Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goudge (1949) ***
43. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters (1977) ****
44. Circe by Madeline Miller (2018) *****
45. The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne (2018) ****
46. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym (1977) ****
47. The Feast by Margaret Kennedy (1950) *****
48. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W Tuchman (1978) ****
49. The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes (1942) ***
50. Sugar Money by Jane Harris (2017) ****

May

51. Tomorrow by Damian Dibben (2018) ****
52. The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today by Alison Weir (2017) **
53. Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer (1944) ****
54. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope (1876) *****
55. Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick (2018) ****
56. Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (2018) ****
57. House of Gold by Natasha Solomons (2018) *****
58. The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst (2018) ****
59. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer (1940) *****
60. The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens (1955) *****

June

61. Golden Age by Jane Smiley (2015) ***
62. Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien (2018) *****
63. Diary of a Provincial Lady by E M Delafield (1930) ****
64. Warwyck’s Wife by Rosalind Laker (1978) ****
65. The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure, ed. Lawrence Ellsworth (2014) ***
66. For the Immortal by Emily Hauser (2018) *****
67. The Last Pier by Roma Tearne (2015) *****
68. The Poison Bed by EC Fremantle (2018) ****

July

69. Claudine’s Daughter by Rosalind Laker (1979) ***
70. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor (1951) ****
71. Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer (1941) ***
72. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy (1871) *****
73. Appleby’s End by Michael Innes (1945) ***
74. The Words in My Hand by Guinevere Glasfurd (2016) *****
75. My Beautiful Imperial by Rhiannon Lewis (2017) *****
76. Smile of the Wolf by Tim Leach (2018) ****
77. The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman (2018) ***
78. The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola (2018) *****
79. The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry (2018) ****
80. The Abbess of Whitby by Jill Dalladay (2015) ***

August

81. Dark Quartet by Lynne Reid Banks (1976) *****
82. The Lady Agnès Mystery by Andrea Japp (2006) ****
83. Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier (1971) ***
84. Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb (2001) *****
85. Post of Honour by RF Delderfield (1966) ****
86. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (2018) ****
87. The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson (2018) ****
88. Lamentation by CJ Sansom (2014) *****
89. The Love Letter by Lucinda Riley (2018) ****
90. Marking Time by Elizabeth Jane Howard (1991) *****
91. That Lady by Kate O’Brien (1946) ***
92. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim (1898) ****
93. By Sword and Storm by Margaret Skea (2018) *****

September

94. Golden Lads by Daphne du Maurier (1975) ***
95. The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault (1962) ****
96. Court of Wolves by Robyn Young (2018) ****
97. First Night by Jane Aiken Hodge (1989) ***
98. Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Penman (1998) ****
99. The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine (2018) ***
100. Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart (1957) ***
101. Perdita by Hilary Scharper (2013) ***
102. The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton (2018) *****
103. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller (2018) ****
104. Dark Summer in Bordeaux by Allan Massie (2012) ****
105. Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins (1934) *****
106. Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor (2008) ****

October

107. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley (2016) ***
108. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (2018) ***
109. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins (1880) *****
110. The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters (2018) ***
111. Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (1944) *****
112. Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham (1944) *****
113. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull (1934) *****
114. Murder by the Book by Claire Harman (2018) ***
115. The Witches of St Petersburg by Imogen Edwards-Jones (2018) ***
116. Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (1969) ***