Sunday, 29 December 2013

Sooz''s Book Awards 2013

Well, it's that time of year, folks - the end!
It's been a funny year, although clearly a good one for me, with the arrival of my baby daughter. I thought I would have no time to read, but I managed quite a few books still.

So, here are the books I enjoyed most this year by category.

Chicklit - Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews. Runner Up - Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell. Third place - Ten Years On by Alice Peterson.

Christmas - With Love At Christmas by Carole Matthews. Runner Up - Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews. Third place - Carol's Christmas by N E David.

Contemporary fiction - By My Side by Alice Peterson. Runner Up - One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern. Third place - The Accidental Husband by Jane Green.

Political/legal - Party Games by E J Greenway. Runner Up - The Racketeer by John Grisham

Crime/thriller - The Sleeper by Emily Barr.  Runner Up - How The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah. Third place -  Baggage by Emily Barr.

Indie book - Party Games by E J Greenway. Runner Up - Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr. Third place - Full Circle by Terry Tyler

and the authors
Best new discovery - R J Heald. Runner up - E J Greenway. Third place - Jaimie Admans

Best old favourite author - Jill Mansell, Runner up - Carole Matthews, Third place - Cecelia Ahern

And my top 10 overall were:-

Alice Peterson - By My Side
With Love At Christmas - Carole Matthews
Summer Daydreams - Carole Matthews
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
Jane Green - The Accidental Husband
The First Last Kiss - Ali Harris
Emily Barr - The Sleeper
R J Heald - 27
Alice Peterson - Ten Years On
Ali McNamara - From Notting Hill with Love Actually

Tune in next week to see what I'll be reading in 2014!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for liking Full Circle so much - I feel your reading is going much more chick lit-ish these days, as I said, and that is the lightest of my books!!!! Interesting choices, good to read (see, I looked out the blog even though you forgot the link on the Monday Blogs tweet!!!!!!). I think Jill Mansell is one of the more readable chick lit writers; I did buy one of hers once and quite liked it. And may I take a special bow of smugness for introducing you to Emily Barr??!! xx