Friday, December 28, 2012

Ana's Best Books of 2012

I haven't read as much HF as I thought this year and looking back at my reads there's only one book I gave 5* to - Kate Lord Brown's The Perfume Garden that made me research about the Spanish Civil War and haunted me for weeks afterwards. This was the book I mentioned last year in my "eagerly anticipating" post so we can say my expectations were fulfilled.


But there are a few more books that also deserve a mention because I found them very enjoyable:
Oleanna by Julie K. Rose
Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
Defend and Betray by Anne Perry

8 comments:

  1. I read The Perfume Garden but I wasn't so fond of it, maybe because I'm from Spain and have a deeper knowledge of the Civil War. Anyway, there's an excellent novel by Almudena Grandes, called "The Frozen Heart" about the Republic, the Civil War and the first year's of Franco's dictatorship if you're interested in the subject! And, of course, Orwell's brilliant book "Homage to Catalonia".

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    1. Thank for the suggestions Teresa, I'll check them out.

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  2. I've not read any of the books on your list, by I love the sounds of the Kate Lord Brown book and I'd really like to read Oleanna.

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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  3. I need to read Kate Lord Brown. I definitely own one of her books, if not both of them.

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    1. I've been telling myself I should grab her other book :-)

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