I limited the favourites to Ten!
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - a sad but beautiful story and one that makes you think about what YOU would do under those same circumstances. Often life's rights and wrongs are not so black and white. We can do right by one person but wrong by another. In the end we all have to face consequences of our actions. Got me quite teary, this one.
- Tell the Wolves I'm home by Carol Rifka Brunto - what is love? Is it one flavour or many? This story about Junie and her story surrounding her beloved uncle Finn, before and after his death. I was very touched by this one.
- The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman - ahhh, I see my theme here, another book where love plays a key role. It's WWII and a young Jewish couple falls in love, then married only to be separated by the German invasion of Czechoslovakia. The description of the Prague is beautiful. I love the ending of this book.
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - with the wintery weather, this would be the perfect book to really imagine the story to life!
- The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon - this story reminded me of The Help in some ways as it deals with prejudice. In this case, how society used to treat mentally handicapped people. The story is set in the 1960's. I listened to the audio version ready by Kate Reading.
- Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin - well, thank you Mr Rankin for bringing back Rebus! I was overjoyed to see Rebus' return and he is in fine form. For those who know the series I am sure you will agree!
- When will there be Good News by Kate Atkinson - this is Jackson Brodie #3 and I did read #4 as well. I love this series!
- The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen - this is the second in the (Crime/mystery) series translated into English. I can't wait for the next one. I like the development of the characters.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - I talked about this one almost a year ago as I'd read it in January. This is a biography of a remarkable man who survived WWII on the Pacific side.
- My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss - loved this. Luisa has a blog and this is a memoir and cookbook.
Thank you for all your support of me and this little blog. Wishing you Good Cheer for a Happy, Stitchy-fun-filled New Year!