Read in 2019

Here is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2019 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. Rogues’ Holiday by Maxwell March (1935) ****
2. When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney (2018) **
3. Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin (1948) ***
4. The Devil and Her Son by Maxwell March (1936) ****
5. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (1936) *****
6. Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss (2014) ***
7. The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton (1930) ***
8. The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve (2018) ****
9. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield (2018) ****
10. The Breaking Point by Daphne du Maurier (1959) ***

February

11. The Binding by Bridget Collins (2019) **
12. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco – re-read (1980) ****
13. The She-Wolf by Maurice Druon (1959) ****
14. Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (2019) ***
15. Giant’s Bread by Mary Westmacott (1930) ****
16. And Death Came Too by Richard Hull (1939) ***
17. Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer (1929) *****
18. Death in Kenya by M.M. Kaye (1958) ***

March

19. Who Killed Dick Whittington? by E & MA Radford (1947) ****
20. Death of a Doll by Hilda Lawrence (1947) ****
21. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim (1920) ****
22. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn (1939) *****
23. A King Under Siege by Mercedes Rochelle (2019) ****
24. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay (2010) ***
25. The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey (2018) ***
26. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne (2018) *****
27. The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side by Agatha Christie (1962) ****
28. The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (2009) ****
29. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch – re-read (1974) ****

April

30. Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer (1956) *****
31. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (2019) ***
32. Margaret Tudor by Melanie Clegg (2019) *****
33. The Return of Mr Campion by Margery Allingham (1989) ****
34. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper (1965) *****
35. Casanova and the Faceless Woman by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon (2012) ****
36. After the Party by Cressida Connolly (2018) ***
37. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (1915) **
38. The Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff (1965) ***
39. The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea (2019) ***
40. The Alchemist of Lost Souls by Mary Lawrence (2019) ****
41. The House of Hardie by Anne Melville (1987) ****

May

42. The Afterlife of King James IV by Keith J. Coleman (2019) ***
43. The Doll: Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier (2011) ****
44. The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor (2019) *****
45. Things in Jars by Jess Kidd (2019) *****
46. The Adventurers by Jane Aiken Hodge (1965) ***
47. Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie (1937) *****
48. The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter (1810) ***
49. The Way to the Lantern by Audrey Erskine Lindop (1961) *****

June

50. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo (2019) ****
51. Amours de Voyage by Arthur Hugh Clough (1849) ***
52. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (2019) ****
53. The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick (2019) ****
54. The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie (1930) ****
55. The Historical Nights’ Entertainment by Rafael Sabatini (1917) ***
56. Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh (2019) ***
57. Richard III: Fact and Fiction by Matthew Lewis (2019) *****
58. The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman (2019) *****
59. A Knife for Harry Dodd by George Bellairs (1953) ****
60. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver (2019) ****
61. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor (2018) ***
62. Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry by Arthur C. Wright (2019) ***

July

63. Murder in the Crooked House by Soji Shimada (1982) ***
64. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (2019) ****
65. Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (2013) ****
66. The Butcher’s Daughter by Victoria Glendinning (2018) *****

August

67. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (2019) ****
68. The Second Sleep by Robert Harris (2019) ***
69. The Canary Keeper by Clare Carson (2019) ***

September

70. Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie (1929) ****
71. A Tapestry of Treason by Anne O’Brien (2019) ****
72. Death on a Quiet Day by Michael Innes (1956) ****
73. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (2016) ****
74. The Anarchists’ Club by Alex Reeve (2019) ****
75. The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis (1989) ***
76. Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (2010) ***
77. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (1973) ****

October

78. Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life by Rose Tremain (2018) ***
79. It Walks By Night by John Dickson Carr (1930) **
80. Bone China by Laura Purcell (2019) ***
81. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie (1942) ****
82. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal (2019) ****
83. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy (1882) ****
84. The Daughter of Hardie by Anne Melville (1988) *****
85. Conquest: The Drowned Court by Tracey Warr (2017) ****
86. To Calais, in Ordinary Time by James Meek (2019) ***
87. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898) ***
88. The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley (2019) ****

November

89. The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry (2019) *****
90. Following in the Footsteps of Henry Tudor by Phil Carradice (2019) ****
91. The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones (2019) ****
92. Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop (2019) *****
93. The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby (2019) *****
94. Elizabeth Widville, Lady Grey by John Ashdown-Hill (2019) ***