Books and authors in 2012

2012 was again a Kindle year, and I continued to discover new authors through social networking sites, especially Twitter, as well as finding out about new books etc. Here’s a list of the books I read in 2012, in alphabetical order of authors.

Mark Billingham: ‘Rush of Blood’

Adam Blake, ‘The Demon Code’

Stephen Booth, ‘The Devil’s Edge’, and ‘Dead and Buried’

James Craig, ‘Never Apologise, Never Explain’, and ‘Buckingham Palace Blues’

John Paul Davis, ‘The Templar Agenda’

James Douglas, ‘The Isis Covenant’

Susan Hill, ‘A Question of Identity’

Michael Hillier, ‘The Eighth Child’, ‘The Gigabyte Detective’, ‘The Secret of the Cathars’ and ‘Network Virus’

Peter James, ‘Not Dead Yet’ (DS Roy Grace #8)

John Lyman, ‘God’s Lions: The Secret Chapel’, ‘The House of Acerbi’, and ‘The Dark Ruin’

Raymond Leonard, ‘The Nostradamus Inheritance’

Peter May, The Lewis Trilogy (‘The Black House’, ‘The Lewis Man’ and ‘The Chess Men’)

Val McDermid, ‘The Vanishing Point’

Julian Noyce, ‘Tomb of the Lost’

Adam Palmer (David Kessler), ‘The Moses Legacy’

C M Palov, ‘The Templar’s Quest’, ‘Stones of Fire’, and ‘The Templar’s Secret’

David Prever, ‘The Blood Banker’

Ian Rankin, ‘Standing in another Man’s Grave’

Emlyn Rees, ‘Hostage’ (Quick Reads)

Ruth Rendell, ‘The St Zita Society’

Peter Robinson, ‘Watching the Dark’

Guy Saville, ‘The Afrika Reich’

Steven Savile, ‘Solomon’s Seal’ and ‘Wargod’

Roger Smith, ‘Dust Devils’

Graham Thomson, ‘The Secret of Hades’ Eden’

Simon Toyne, ‘The Key’

In terms of reviews, things have been a bit disorganised this year. Some reviews have gone on Amazon, there have been brief mentions on Twitter and Facebook, and at least one has gone on my blog. As a step towards sorting this out, I have opened an account on Goodreads (www.goodreads.com), where they will all be collected. The aim will be to put all my future reviews there and on Amazon (since the latter can help authors). Also on my Goodreads pages you will find my 2011 reading.

It’s once again been a good year for reading, considering how busy I am. But having the Kindle (and now a Kindle app on my tablet too), I have been able to read on the move, and to discover new authors. Also several authors are now Facebook and Twitter contacts, and I am able to interact with them directly, which adds a further dimension to the reading experience. 2013 is already proving interesting, with new books from several of my favourite authors expected. My Goodreads account will be updated throughout the year to document this.

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