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) *****