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About my libraryJammed full!

Here are my top ten of 2016 in no order:
The Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe
The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer
The Mountain in my Shoe by Louise Beech
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant
The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale
The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Missing by C L Taylor
I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Here are my top ten of 2015 in no order:
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne
I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Half the World Away by Cath Staincliffe
The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson
Moving by Jenny Éclair
The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson
The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Non-Fiction
My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster
Shop Girl by Mary Portas
At the Coalface by Joan Hart & Veronica Clark

Here are my top ten of 2014:
1. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Rachel Joyce
2. The Book of You by Claire Kendal
3. This House is Haunted by John Boyne
4. Wake by Anna Hope
5. The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait
6. The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan
7. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
8. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
9. Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
10. Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen

Non-fiction:
Home by Julie Myerson

Here are my top ten of 2013 in no order:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Second Life of Amy Archer by R.S. Pateman
Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse
Someone to Watch Over Me by Madeleine Reiss
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
This Is Where I Am by Karen Campbell
Darkside by Belinda Bauer

Here are my top ten of 2012:

1. Blow on a Dead Man's Embers by Mari Strachan
2. Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide
3. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
4. The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard
5. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
7. Her Giant Octopus Moment by Kay Langdale
8. Gold by Chris Cleave
9. The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall by Paul Torday
10. The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas

Here are my top ten of 2011, in loose order, and my favourite non-fiction book of the year:

1. The Collaborator by Margaret Leroy
2. The Unseen by Katherine Webb
3. Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
4. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
5. The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell
6. House of Silence by Linda Gillard
7. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
8. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
9. The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas
10. The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler

Non-fiction
1. Hidden Lives by Margaret Forster

Here's my top ten of 2010, in order: -
1. The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
2. Balthazar Jones and The Tower of London Zoo by Julia Stuart
3. The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella
4. The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
5. Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
6. Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan
7. Villa Serena by Domenica de Rosa
8. Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain
9. Time's Legacy by Barbara Erskine
10. Room by Emma Donoghue

And my top ten of 2009, in order: -

1. Star Gazing by Linda Gillard
2. A Lifetime Burning by Linda Gillard
3. Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard
4. In Search of Adam by Caroline Smailes
5. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
6. The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas
7. Ferney by James Long
8. Reading in Bed by Sue Gee
9. Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert
10. The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

And my top ten of 2008, in order: -

1. Crippen by John Boyne
2. The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato
3. The Outcast by Sadie Jones
4. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
5. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
6. The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther
7. Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah
8. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
9. Daphne by Justine Picardie
10. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

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Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Tracy Chevalier, Chris Cleave, Linda Gillard, Maureen Lee, Clare Morrall, Kate Morton, Lesley Pearse, Caroline Smailes (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresWaterstone's Sheffield Orchard Square

Favorite librariesCentral Library (Sheffield, UK)

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Currently readingA Winter Beneath the Stars: lose yourself in a heartwarming and feel-good romantic comedy for the winter by Jo Thomas

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