B is for... Books Read, Book Reviews, and Beloved Books and Authors

Back in 2011, I held a week-long contest to celebrate the fact that I'd reached my 500th post, after nearly four years of blogging.
At the time, I sorted many of my previous posts into groups, which made for easy referencing, especially of story material. (Also because I've never tagged my posts!)
When I celebrated reaching my 1000th post during last year's A to Z Challenge there wasn't time to sort all the posts between 2011 and 2016.
What better time than now?

I’m actually going to go over 1,000, and collate all posts to the end of 2016! And I’m going to link to every single post (except for the A to Z posts, which are mostly summarized), something I didn’t do in my original 500 compilation, or even in my 900th post compilation.

I’ve got lots of fun themes coming up for each day -- and each day will also highlight a fellow blogger or two!

Today is...

Books read and book reviews and books and authors I have loved!

In roughly chronological order, they are:




The Kraken's Mirror by Maureen O. Betita
The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber

Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera and here too
Don't Quote Me by Charlie Kramer
The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye and Maybe This Time by Jannine Gallant
Bernice Thurman Hunter
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Heroes ‘Til Curfew by Susan Bischoff
Red by Kait Nolan
Unearthly Asylum by P. J. Bracegirdle
Thin Time by Carole Anne Carr
The Comrades by Lynne Sears Williams
Who Is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie and reposted
Build A Man by Talli Roland
The Girl Most Likely by Jana Richards
The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
When Harriet Came Home by Coleen Kwan
Vachel Lindsay
Stephen King
Helen MacInnes
James Joyce
Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland
Evelyn Eaton
Canadian books and another round
When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak
Construct a Couple by Talli Roland
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
Oh no! A flaw in the Harry Potter series
Chicken Soup With Rice
Feeling guilty about Amazon reviews
Mini reviews: C. S. Lewis, Josephine Tey, Stephen King, Brenda Novak, and Brian Doyle
Mini reviews: Neil Gaiman, Brenda Novak, and Linda Grimes
Mini reviews: James Forrester, C. C. Humphreys, Barbara Rogan, and Linda Grimes
John Bellairs
Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak
Books vs eBooks
Under the Dome by Stephen King and photos here
Mini reviews: E. L. Konigsburg, Brenda Novak, Cynthia Voigt, Barbara Rogan, and Robert Galbraith
Sarah Meral’s review of Never Too Late by Amara Royce
My first Louise Penny
Mini reviews: James Forrester, Brenda Novak, Carol Drinkwater, and Marina Lewycka
The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand
Mini reviews: Brenda Novak, A Room Made of Windows by Eleanor Cameron, Clarence Goes to Town by Patricia Lauber, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Mini reviews: C. C. Humphreys, Terry Lynn Johnson, and Kait Nolan
Masked Love by Nicole Zoltack
Booker Prize winners
Louis de Bernieres and James Herriott
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Mini reviews: Medeia Sharif, Talli Roland, and Kait Nolan
L. M. Montgomery
Review: Biography of Reg Smythe, creator of Andy Capp
The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Lara Lacombe
Mini reviews: Brenda Novak, Jo Bourne, and a mandalas colouring book
Mini reviews: Amanda Palmer, Talli Roland, Neil Gaiman, Tolkien, and Louise Penny (at this point I had still read only a handful of books on a screen!)
You Have To F**king Eat
Mini reviews: L. M. Montgomery, A Rose for the ANZAC Boys by Jackie French, Louise Penny, Somerset Maugham, and Claire Calman
Mini reviews: Sue Townsend, Kait Nolan, and Brenda Novak
180 Books to Read by 2015
Mini reviews: Bill Bryson, Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie and Mary Westmacott, and Kristen Callihan (and a character with the same birthday as mine!)
Finding Fraser by kc dyer
Mini reviews: Smoke by Catherine McKenzie and Occasional Soulmates by Kevin Brennan (finally reading on screen more regularly)
Mini reviews: John Garth, Barbara Claypole White, Daniel Robinson, and Brenda Novak
La Verite sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert by Joel Dicker
John Scalzi, and Going Back by T. L. Watson
A Winter Wedding by Brenda Novak
Christmas at Cranberry Cottage by Talli Roland
The Creatures of Number 37 by John Watts
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Mini reviews: A Bruce Springsteen biography, Lara Lacombe, and Brenda Novak
Mini reviews: Simon Tolkien, Rowling, Tremain, and Leah Mercer
Mini reviews: Louise Penny and Kait Nolan
Mini reviews: Catherine McKenzie (and Julia Apple) and Kait Nolan

Then there are the books read statistics:
Books read in 2011, and follow-up
Books read in 2012
Books read in 2013
Books read in 2014
Books read in 2015
Books read in 2016


Today's featured blogger is...Ann Best!


Which books that you've read in the last few years have really stood out for you?

Comments

Hi Deniz - amazing at what you're doing - I guess I should do that too - I really need to sort my posts out ... but amazing collection of books for us to refer to ... and Ann is an excellent blogger, writer and caregiver - I hope she's still blogging ... cheers for now - Hilary

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Sharon M Himsl said…
Good luck organizing your blog posts! I've always used labels but the tags are a mystery to me.
sage said…
Wow, you have a lot of book reviews (probably 1/4 or may 1/3 of my post are book reviews).
Deniz Bevan said…
I have so many more book reviews than I expected! Of course, now I feel guilty that I haven't carried all of them over to Amazon, to help the authors...

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