Lizzy's Literary Life

Celebrating the pleasures of a 21st century bookworm

Books Read 2013



101 The 100-Year Old Man who Climbed out of a Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

100 Unexpected Lessons in Love – Bernadine Bishop

99 Tales of The German Imagination

98 All The Birds Singing – Evie Wyld

97 The Late Monsieur Gallet – Georges Simenon

96 Pietr The Latvian – Georges Simenon

95 Gold – Chris Cleave

94 Butterflies in November – Audur Ava Olafsdóttir

93 Death of the Adversary – Hans Keilson

92 Elective Affinities – Goethe

91 The Black Spider – Jeremias Gotthelf

90 Let The Great World Spin – Colum McCann

89 The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchhausen – Rudolph Erich Raspe

88 Julia Franck – Back to Back

87 The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robin Galbraith

86 The Professor of Truth – James Robertson

85 Anatomy of A Night – Anna Kim

84 The Watcher – Charlotte Link (Meet the translator)

83 Cold Sea Stories – Pavel Huelle

82 Plan D – Simon Urban

81 Minotaur – Benjamin Tammuz

80 Blackwater – Kerstin Ekman

79 Dark Actors – Robert Lewis

78 The 199 Steps and The Courage Consort – Michel Faber

77 Strange Loyalties – William McIlvanney

76 The Papers of Tony Veitch – William McIlvanney

75 Laidlaw – William McIlvanney

74 Bad Blood – Arne Dahl

73 Luckenbooth – Anthology of Edinburgh Poetry

72 Burial Rites – Hannah Kent

71 Magda – Meike Ziervogel Author Q&A

70 The Blinded Man – Arne Dahl

69 The Guard – Peter Terrin

68 The Investigation – Philippe Claudel

67 The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes

66 Last Friends – Jane Gardam

65 The Man In The Wooden Hat – Jane Gardam

64 The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood

63 Fallen Land – Patrick Flanery

62 Clever Girl – Tessa Hadley

61 The Pre-War House and other Stories – Alison Moore

60 Expo ’58 – Jonathan Coe.

59 The Laughing Policeman – Maj Sjowäll and Per Wahlöö

58 Lost, Stolen or Shredded – Rick Gekoski

57 Burnt Island – Alice Thompson

56 The Blind Man’s Garden – Nadeem Aslam

55 Life after Life – Kate Atkinson

54 Fearless – Cornelia Funke

53 Tretjak – Max Landorff

52 Grrrimm – Karen Duve

51 In Times of Fading Light – Eugen Ruge

50 The Facebook Diet – Gemini Adams

49 The Twin – Gerbrand Bakker

48 The Humans – Matt Haig

47 Dino Vicelli In A World of Evils – Lori Weiner

46 Puppy Love – Frauke Scheunemann

45 When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman

44 Excellent Women – Barbara Pym

43 All That I Am – Anna Funder

42 Field Grey – Philip Kerr

41 In Diamond Square – Merce Rodoreda

40 An Englishman in Madrid – Eduardo Mendoza

39 Constance – Patrick McGrath

38 If the Dead Rise Not – Philip Kerr

37 Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson

36 Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

35 World Press Photo 13

34 The Library of Unrequited Love – Sophie Divry

33 The Dinner – Herman Koch

32 On Writing – A L Kennedy

31 Was she pretty? – Leanne Shapton

30 The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark

29 A Quiet Flame – Phillip Kerr

28 Instructions for A Heatwave – Maggie O’Farrell

27 Secrecy – Rupert Thomson

26 A Short History of Capitalism According to the Jubilee Line – John O’Farrell

25 The Blue Riband – Peter York

24 What We Think About When We Think of The Tube – John Lanchester

23 The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen

22 The Bat – Jo Nesbo (Unabridged Audio)

21 Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon

20 Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson

19 Mr Chartwell – Rebecca Hunt

18 Lost At Sea – Jon Ronson

17 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool – Viola di Gardo

16 The Other Child – Charlotte Link

15 A Treacherous Likeness – Lynn Shepherd

14 Casanova’s Return to Venice – Arthur Schnitzler

13 The Last Hundred Days – Patrick McGuinness (Unabridged Audio)

12 Young Romantics- Daisy Hay

11 Blue Friday – Mike French

10 Les Miserables- Victor Hugo 1 2 3

09 Big Ray – Michael Kimball

08 Introducing Romanticism – Duncan Heath & Judy Boreham

07 Cheerful Weather for A Wedding – Julia Strachey

06 Snow White Must Die – Nele Neuhaus

05 Folio Society Anthology of Japanese Short Stories

04 The Costa Short Story Award Shortlist

03 Goblin Market and Other Poems – Christina Rossetti

02 Homer and Langley – E L Doctorow (Unabridged Audio)

01 The Chess Men – Peter May

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