Moriquen's Bookshelf

Books read in 2011

Books indicated with * are rings or rays which I have participated in.

Total of books read: 45

Total of rings/rays: 6

Surprise of 2011: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. The book just completely swept me off my feet. I didn't choose American Gods by Neil Gaiman, because I just knew it would be a great book to read. No surprise there! ;)

Disappointement of 2011: The Resurrectionist by James Bradley is the worst book I've read this year. It was just badly written and couldn't grip me at all. However, I was more disappointed with Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was far better than The Resurrectionist, but I had gotten my hopes up for this book and it didn't live up to those expectations.

Books read in 2012

Books indicated with * are rings or rays which I have participated in.

  1. Het middernachtspaleis door Carlos Ruiz Zafon *
  2. Viking: Odinn's Child by Tim Severin
  3. Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
  4. The Whaleboat House by Mark Mills
  5. Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian
  6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  7. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman
  8. The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone
  9. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  10. All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye by Christopher Brookmyre
  11. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
  12. Creatures of the Night by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli *
  13. Godverdomse dagen op een godverdomse bol door Dimitri Verhulst
  14. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
  15. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  16. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
  17. De kunstgreep door Iain Pears
  18. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  19. Momo door Hafid Bouazza
  20. The Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
  21. The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman *
  22. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  23. Nevelen van Avalon door Marion Bradley
  24. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory 
  25. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova *
  26. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet *
  27. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Total of books read: 27

Total of rings/rays:5

Surprise of 2012:The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I was absolutely mesmerized with this book. Even though it isn't that light hearted it makes you feel like there's nothing you can't conquer. Absolutely wonderful!!

Disappointement of 2012: Viking: Odinn's Child. I really wanted to like it, but the book was slow and repetitive. I wanted to give up on it several times. I stuck with it, but I can't say that I was happy I did that.

Books read in 2013

 Books indicated with * are rings or rays which I have participated in.

  1.  Passage by Connie Willis
  2. The collected short stories of Roald Dahl
  3. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
  4. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  5. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  6. The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
  7. Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland by Jeff Janoda
  8. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
  9. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
  10. Dissolution by C.J. Samson
  11. Snuff by Terry Pratchett *
  12. Hood by Stephen Lawhead
  13. Pearls, girls and Monty Bodkin by P.G. Wodehouse
  14. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  15. An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
  16. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  17. Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell
  18. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
  19. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  20. De Schapen van Glennkill door Leonie Swann
  21. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  22. Revelation by C.J. Sansom
  23. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
  24. The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
  25. Hoe je een baby krijgt door Jane Symons
  26. Jouw zwangerschapsbijbel door Anne Daens
  27. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Total of books read: 27

Total of rings/rays: 1

Surprise of 2013: The Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin. I didn't think I would find a fantasy series that would haunt me like this one. (I hadn't experienced this since I first read Lord of the Rings.)

Disappointement of 2013: An Instance of the Fingerpost. I've read a book by Iain Piers before and it didn't suit me either. Perhaps I should have known better ...