52-book challenge: The 2012 books

This was a year I got a job in a library – so all the little delights I found on the shelves featured high in my year’s reading.

Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Wild Swim – Kate Rew
From own collection
My Spy – Maria Ferrarella
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Signal to Noise – Neil Gaiman and Dave Mackean (Graphic novel)
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Pendennis – William Makepeace Thackeray
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Pure – Andrew Miller
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Flush – Virginia Woolf (Audiobook)
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Woman in Black – Susan Hill
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Doll and other stories – Daphne du Maurier (Audiobook)
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Paris Tales – Helen Constantine
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Swimming – Nicola Keegan
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Chalk Circle Man – Fred Vargas
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Play to Kill – PJ Tracey
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Library Book – The Reading Agency
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: No Future for You (Graphic novel) – Brian K Vaughan et al
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
City of Falling Angels – John Berendt
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries (SELMS loan)
Daphne – Justine Picardie
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The End of Mr Y – Scarlett Thomas
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
My Story by Lewis Hamilton
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Britain’s Tree Story – Julian Hight
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Our Tragic Universe – Scarlett Thomas
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Portrait – Iain Pears
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Case Histories – Kate Atkinson
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Burning Chrome – William Gibson
Borrowed from a friend’s collection
Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Forest for the Trees: An editor’s advice to writers – Betsy Learner
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Death comes to Pemberley – PD James
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Bodywork – Sara Paretsky
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Labyrinth – Kate Mosse
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Las Adventures de Inspector Cabillot – Diego Mariani
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries (SELMS loan)
Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
From own collection
Granta 114: Aliens
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Meme Machine – Susan Blackmore
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries (SELMS loan)
Meetings with Remarkable Trees – Thomas Pakenham
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Beechcombings – Richard Mabey
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
St Ives Artists: Alfred Wallis by Matthew Gale
From own collection following visit to Kettle’s Yard exhibition
Pompeii by Mary Beard
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Before I Go To Sleep – SJ Watson (Audiobook)
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Fiction First Aid by Raymond Obstfeld
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
This Is Not The Way We Came In by Daryl Scroggins
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Master and God by Lindsey Davis
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes (Audiobook)
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Fooling Houdini: Adventures in the world of magic by Alex Stone
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries (SELMS loan)
Across Many Mountains – Yangzom Brauen
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
A Series of Unfortunate Events 1: The Bad Beginning
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
A Crown of Lights by Phil Rickman
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Fenwomen by Mary Chamberlain
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
North Sea Surge by Michael Pollard
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Midnight Plus One by Gavin Lyall
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries

Total: 66 books

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