Best Books of 2012: Review

I'm so proud of the  little Best of 2012 series I've put together on the blog over the past month or so - some of my favourite bloggers and writers were kind enough to contribute, and I've had great feedback on Twitter from bloggers, writers, readers, and publishers. A huge thank you to everyone who… Continue reading Best Books of 2012: Review

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Best of 2012: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

The Fever Tree is the debut novel from author Jennifer McVeigh, and I simply had to include it in my Best of 2012 series. I came across the book at the Penguin Bloggers Night back in March, when Jennifer read from the novel; I was also lucky enough to speak to her at the event… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

Best of 2012: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – Guest Post by Sarah Chapman

This post has been kindly written by blogger Sarah Chapman, who also happens to be part of the amazing Mslexia team. Sarah's blog The Bibliomouse is always a joy to read and I love her frank and witty reviews. She was an obvious choice to include in this series. Here she talks about her pick… Continue reading Best of 2012: Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – Guest Post by Sarah Chapman

Best of 2012: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

The Pleasures of Men was one of the few books this year I actually bought of my own volition, having been too late for the review copies. It appealed to me so much that I wanted to read and review it regardless of its publication date and press campaign. The cover was what struck me… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

Best of 2012: The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis – Guest Post by Kristina Wilde

This post has been written by blogger Kristina Wilde of Fictavia. Fictavia is a relatively new blog to me, but I always enjoy reading Kristina's posts and she is rather charming on Twitter as well. Here she talks about her pick for the best of 2012, poetry collection The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis. *… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis – Guest Post by Kristina Wilde

Best of 2012: Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel – Guest Post by Peggy Riley

This post has kindly been written by author and playwright Peggy Riley. Peggy's debut novel Amity and Sorrow will be published in March 2013 by Tinder Press, a new imprint of Headline. Here Peggy talks about her pick for 2012, Booker Prize winning Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel. * My book of the… Continue reading Best of 2012: Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel – Guest Post by Peggy Riley

Best of 2012: Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek

Grazyna Plebanek is already a highly successful author in her native Poland, and Illegal Liaisons is the first of her novels to be published in English. The publisher, Stork Press, aim to give a new voice to writers from Central and Eastern Europe. I discovered them by chance earlier this year, and am so glad… Continue reading Best of 2012: Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek

Best of 2012: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – Guest Post by Lucy Rock

This post is written by blogger Lucy Rock. Her blog, Literary Relish, features a pleasingly varied selection of books, as well as updates about The Manchester Book Club, which Lucy attends, and which has its own blog here. I always enjoy Lucy's writing and she was an obvious choice to contribute to this series. Here… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – Guest Post by Lucy Rock

Best of 2012: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann – Guest Post by Emma Chapman

This post has been very kindly written by the author Emma Chapman. Emma's debut novel, How To Be A Good Wife, is a tense psychological thriller that will be published on 3rd January 2013 by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. Click here to see my review. Here Emma talks about her favourite book of… Continue reading Best of 2012: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann – Guest Post by Emma Chapman

Best of 2012: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick De Witt – Guest Post by Lyndsay Wheble

Lyndsay Wheble is a blogger I've been reading for a while, and I'm always impressed by her choices of books to feature on her blog, Tolstoy Is My Cat. She is a dedicated reader and her blog is a joy to read. Here she talks about her pick for 2012, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick… Continue reading Best of 2012: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick De Witt – Guest Post by Lyndsay Wheble