Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark

Being the musings of a Yorkshire lass living in the USA. I'm a book geek, bird nerd, grammar Nazi, and hockey nut.  Sarcasm is my default setting. 

Mount TBR Challenge 2015


Books read in 2015


Through a Glass Darkly, Karleen Koen (1/4/15)

Love's Will, Meredith Whitford (1/11/15)

Oath of Fealty, Elizabeth Moon (1/25/15)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith (2/1/15)

The Long Valley, John Steinbeck (2/14/15)

Burial Rites, Hannah Kent (2/23/15)

Burning Water, Mercedes Lackey (2/26/15) - sneaky read from the reserve list

Flappers, Judith Mackrell (3/19/15) - library book

World Gone By, Dennis Lehane (3/21/15) - library book

The Medium, C J Archer (3/23/15)

Lamentation, C J Sansom, (3/26/15)

Bad Boy, Good Man, Abigail Barnette (3/27/15) - sneaky read from the reserve list

The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty (3/31/15)

Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews (4/4/15)

Angelfall, Susan Ee (4/10/15)

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat, Nikki McCormack (4/21/15)

The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon (4/28/15)

Cinder, Marissa Meyer (5/12/15)
Scarlet, Marissa Meyer (5/18/15)

Cress, Marissa Meyer (5/21/15)

Phoenix Rising, Pip Morris & Tee Ballantine (5/27/15)

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (6/4/15)

Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett (6/7/15)

People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks (6/10/15)

Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (6/12/15)

The Devil's Inheritence, Toby Purser (6/27/15)

World After, Susan Ee (7/1/15)

Magic Burns, Ilona Andrews (7/9/15)

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (7/13/15)

Mystic River, Dennis Lehane (7/19/15)

Miss Buncle's Book, D E Stevenson (7/23/15)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente (7/31/15)

The Girl Who a Ruled Fairyland - for a Little While, Cathrynne M. Valente (7/31/15)

The Princess Bride, William Goldman (8/3/15)

Brush Back, Sara Paretsky (8/10/15)

Magic Strikes, Ilona Andrews (8/14/15)

Let Me In, John Ajvide Lindqvist (8/18/15)

Helen's Daughter, Laura Gill (8/19/15)

Written in Red, Anne Bishop (8/21/15)

Heist, Laura Pauling (8/22/15)

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (8/29/15)

The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (9/6/15)

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman (9/9/15)

Russian Winter, Daphne Kalotay (9/19/15)

Rebecca's Tale, Sally Beauman's (9/27/15)

Magic Bleeds, Ilona Andrews (10/01/15)

Magic Slays, Ilona Andrews (10/5/05/15)

Still Life, Louise Penny (10/06/15)

Magic Rises, Ilona Andrews (10/10/15)

NOS 4R2, Joe Hill (10/16/15)

Horns, Joe Hill (10/18/15)

Murder of Crows, Anne Bishop (11/15/15)

Vision in Silver, Anne Bishop (11/17/15)

The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks (11/29/15)

The Rider of the White Horse, Rosemary Sutcliff (12/10/15)

Magic Breaks, Ilona Andrews (12/14/15)

Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith (12/21/15)


Books still in the Candy Bowl

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
The Girl on the Mountain, Carol Ervin
Madame Serpent (Medici Trilogy), Jean Plaidy
Her Own Devices, Shelley Adina
Magnificent Devices, Shelley Adina
Brilliant Devices, Shelley Adina
Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness, Alexandra Lapierre

Empire of the Sun, J G Ballard
Outlander, Diane Gabaldon
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
The Young Lion, Laura Gill
The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Time Shifters, Shanna Lauffey

Shadows of Asphodel, Karen Kincey
The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo


'Reserve List' - Books bought in 2015 or on hold at the library


The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, Peter Swanson

Sashenka, Simon Montefiore

Ettiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger

Curtsies and Conspiracies, Gail Carriger

Waistcoats and Weaponry, Gail Carriger
Magic Shifts, Ilona Andrews

The Last Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell
The Pale Horseman, Bernard Cornwell
The Lords of the North, Bernard Cornwell
Sword Song, Bernard Cornwell
The Burning Land, Bernard Cornwell
Death of Kings, Bernard Cornwell

The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

In His Majestey's Service (trilogy), Naomi Novik

The Devil's Alphabet, Daryl Gregory

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

H is for Hawk, Helen McDonald

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

Currently reading

A Column of Fire
Ken Follett
King Hereafter
Dorothy Dunnett
Progress: 62 %