My goal for 2020 was to read more than 46 books. If I could beat my previous target of 46 books or more, I was going to be happy. I achieved 66 books in total, therefore I superseded my target and averaged 1 book a week.
Here is my reading list: –
- Girls in Tin Hats – Annie Murray
- Villa of Secrets – Patricia Wilson
- Hold on Hope – Jean Fullerton
- Perhaps Tomorrow – Jean Fullerton
- Sisters of Gold – Annie Murray
- A Glimpse of Happiness – Jean Fullerton
- I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella
- The Teashop Girls – Elaine Everest
- No Cure for Love – Jean Fullerton
- The Secret Midwife – Katy Weitz
- The Volunteer – Jack Fairweather
- Permanent Records – Edward Snowden
- The House Across The Street – Lesley Pearse
- Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas – Adam Kaye
- The Whitechapel Girl – Gilda O’Neil
- Christmas With The Teashop Girls – Elaine Everest
- Finding Freedom – Carolyn Durand, Omid Scobie
- Royal – Danielle Steel
- The Orphan Twins – Lesley Eames
- The Rag & Bone Girl – Maggie Ford
- Going Hime to Liverpool – Kate Eastham
- The Country Bride – Dilly Court
- Liverpool Daughter – Katie Flynn
- A Springtime Affair – Katie Fforde
- The Light in Hidden Places – Sharon Cameron
- Goodnight Sweetheart – Pam Weaver
- Memories are Made of This – June Francis
- Pack Up Your Troubles – Anne Bennet
- How to Make it Happen – Maria Hatzistefanis
- Official Secrets – Marcia Mitchell & Thomas Mitchell
- A Daughter Ruin – Kitty Neale
- A Village Scandal – Dilly Court
- Many a Tear Has to Fall – June Francis
- Mothering Sunday – Rosie Goodwin
- It’s Now or Never – June Francis
- Walking Back to Happiness – June Francis
- The Spitfire Sisters – Margaret Dickinson
- Love Letters in the Sand – June Francis
- Shadows of the Past – June Francis
- Her Father Name – Beezy March
- How to be British – Tim Benson
- The Jones Family Food Roster – Alison Jones
- The Man Who Didn’t Call – Rosie Walsh
- An Ophran Christmas – Katie Flynn
- Diagnosis – Lisa Sanders
- The Orphan Thief – Glynis Peters
- Mind Over Clutter – Nicola Lewis
- The Prison Doctor – Dr Amanda Brown
- An Orphans War – Molly Green
- A Strong Hand to Hold – Anne Bennett
- Time To Say Goodbye – Rosie Goodwin
- The Organised Writer – Anthony Johnston
- The Christmas Wedding – Dilly Court
- Rag and Bone Christmas – Dilly Court
- For Better or Worse – June Francis
- The Winters Promise – Rosie Goodwin
- The Orphans of Halfpenny St – Cathy Sharp
- A Daughter Duty – Maggie Hope
- Do The Birds Still Sing in Hell – Horace Greasley
- Dilly’s Sacrifice – Rosie Goodwin
- Dilly’s Lass – Rosie Goodwin
- Dilly’s Hope – Rosie Goodwin
- The Mill Girl – Rosie Goodwin
- Will You Take Me Home – Julie Tottman
- The Convent – Maria Hargreaves
- Home Front Girls – Rosie Goodwin
Here’s a reading Q&A
What is your favourite time of the day to read.
I tend to read when I go to bed. I can read everything from 10 pages to 100 in a night.
How many hours do you read a day.
I can read anything from 15mins to 2/3 hrs. It all depends how tired I am.
What is my favourite genre.
Historical fiction is my favourite, however I’m trying other genres.
Which author did you first get obsessed with.
I would say it was Lyn Andrews then Katie Flynn
Who are you currently obsessed with.
I would say Dilly Court and June Francis. To be fair my obsession is growing with many authors.
Can you read multiple books at one time.
Yes I can, nevertheless I think two is enough for me.
Which book/books was your favourite this year.
I did love “Rag n Bone Christmas” by Dilly Court. I also enjoyed “Will You Take Me Home” by Julie Tottman. This was a true story, which involved a Yorkie dog, therefore I brought the book for my goddaughter too as she’s a reader.
Who was your favourite author this year.
I would say June Francis because her characters in her books follow through her books, which I loved.
Which new authors did you try this year
I would say June Francis and Jean Fullerton were the most popular as I had read a few of their books.
Which book touched you this year.
It has to “The Convent” by Maria Hargreaves. The true story was about the horrific cruelty to children by a nun in a care home in Oldham, U.K.
How many books do you intend to read in 2021.
I’m not sure I’ll reach that target again but let’s see what happens.