Another Top Ten Tuesday, this one was quite tricky because I read so many brilliant books last year.
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
I had heard of the Millennium series but for some reason I thought it was really scary?! My sister and Dad urged me to start reading it and I’m so glad I did. It’s fantastic, Lisbeth is such a brilliant character and the mystery in this book keeps you reading even when you should be sleeping!
2. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley
I read this recently and my full review is here. The beginning of a fascinating series.
3. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
I feel like I’ve waited forever for another book connected to His Dark Materials series. One of my dreams is to see the Northern Lights because I was so enthralled in the first book. This new book is a prequel to the original series, I really liked the quiet build up at the beginning, it provided a nice contrast to the fast paced chase/adventure of the second half.
4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
I re-read my favourite series ever last year. I will never tire of reading them.
5. The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
My favourite of the Long Earth series, I’ve always been fascinated by Mars and whether there has ever been life on it so I loved reading about the Long Mars planets and what life could have existed on Mars.
6. Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
This book is so brilliant, it really made me think about my decisions and my life and how that can affect my mental health.
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Steig Larsson
This is the third book in the Millennium series and although I found it harder to get into than the first, by the end I was as excited and enthralled than I had been at The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
8. The Girl In the Photograph by Kate Riordan
This is set in the 1920s and late 1800s it follows two women living in the same house but at different times. This is one of my favourite types of books with the different timelines and old houses.
9. The Memory Of Midnight by Pamela Hartshorne
This book was really interesting, again set in the past, a woman escapes her abusive husband with her son and goes to live in her home town of York. She stays in a friends flat which is in an old building. Then she starts seeing visions of another woman’s life.
10. Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir
I really enjoyed this book, I didn’t know how much Katherine went through in her life, blank really brings her to life for the reader and I am so happy she is doing a series with all the Queens of Henry VIII.