My Best Reads of 2013

I have had so many great books this year ( and  fortunately only a few dismal ones) .  I don’t think I can limit myself to just 5 or 10,  I’ll see what I come up with.

In no particular oder or genre:

Alex, Pierre Lemaitre

Alex – thrilling.  Read more here.

False Witness – this narrative stands the test of time, more about this great read here.

I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim – Brilliant! More here.

The Narrow Rd To The Deep North

The Narrow Road To The Deep North – rumours of many awards next year. Read more here.

Bone Ash Sky

Bone Ash Sky – why hasn’t this book made waves? It is fantastic and so relevant to our times. Read more here.

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Burial Rites – emotionally rich and moving. Read more here.

Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel – has  already won many awards! More here.

Zero At The Bone

Zero At The Bone – memories and crime – a great mix. Read more here.

The Guilty

The Guilty – a great Canadian author. Read more here.

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing – love the playfulness of this crime story. More here.

My Notorious Life

My Notorious Life by Madame X – a great historical fiction. Read more here.

Chocolate Cake For Breakfast

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast – Own up ,who doesn’t secretly indulge now and then? More here.

The Boy Who Could See Demons

The Boy Who Could See Demons – the author convinced me they were real. Read more here.

The Returned

The Returned – I understand why the rights has been snapped up, tv series follow soon.  More here.

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project – fun. Read more here.

Thornwood House

Thornwood House – Australian modern Gothic. Review coming soon.

The Sacrificial Man

The Sacrificial Man – unique, surprising, chilling. Read more here.

Cross and Burn

Cross and Burn – crime read at its best, McDermid never disappoints. Read more here.


Hades –  Like no other crime read. Read more here.

Love Story With Murders

Love Story with Murders – great narrative, love the cover. Review coming 2014

Mostly Murder

Mostly Murder – voodoo, murder, gators, what more could you want? More here.

Watching You

Watching You – the best crime/thriller red of 2013. Read more here.

There are so many more I could list but I must stop somewhere, looking forward to discovering many more good reads in 2014.