Favourite Books – 2013

Recently, I asked various authors on Twitter what books they read in 2013, which they would recommend to others. I’m really grateful to all who took part in this and I’m sorry for the delay in posting the answers.

CLAIRE FULLER said her favourites were:
Harvest by Jim Crace
Canada by Richard Ford
Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith
Stoner by John Williams
Goat Mountain by David Vann and
The Virgins by Pamela Evans

JUDITH KINGHORN said her favourites were:
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark (out in March)

D.H.SAYER said his favourites were:
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner and
Jeremiah 8:20 by Carol Hill

JANET O’KANE said her favourite was:
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre translated by Frank Wynne

MARION McCREADY said her favourite was:
Sea Garden by H.D.Love

MARIANNE WHEELAGHAN said her favourites were:
May We Be Forgiven by A.M.Holmes
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

ANNE COATES suggested some books for children and young adults among her favourites:
The Further Adventures of the Owl and Pussy Cat by Julia Davidson
A Little Bit of Oomph by Barney Salzberg
The Snowman and the Snowdog – Endeavor Press
The Story of Prince George – Endeavor Press
The Skeleton Tower by Summer Hopkins and
A Tale of Two Sisters – Endeavor Press
Parenting Without Tears:Guide to Loving Discipline – Endeavor Press
Parenting Without Tears: Living with Teenagers – Endeavor Press
Cheque-Mate and Other Tales of The Unexpected – Endeavor Press

Finally my favourites this year were:
Bough Down by Karen Green
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Harvest by Jim Crace

I hope you all agree that there’s some great books mentioned here. If you haven’t read some of the books mentioned, why not support your local bookshop or library and find out more about them?
Finally, my thanks go to all the author’s who took part. I hope you all have a happy and productive new year!


4 thoughts on “Favourite Books – 2013

    1. claireful says:

      I was interested to see We Have Always Lived in the Castle making your list, Marianne. This is my favourite book ever (if it’s possible to have such a thing); it just didn’t make my list because I was listing books I’d read for the first time this year.

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