imageSince everyone is doing their year-end wrapups I thought I would share, in no particular order, my reading for 2016!  I have placed an asterisk next to those that I enjoyed the most and a double asterisk next to those I have reviewed.  As you can see most are works of fiction…a couple of “cozies”, a few non-fiction and, of course, some mysteries! For this weeks Friday Fashion Flashback, I will list this year’s fashion/lifestyle books.

Historical fiction (fiction about real people, one of my favorite genres)

*Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey (one of my most favorites of the year!  Loved it!!)

*Sisi by Allison Pataki

Georgia by Dawn Clifton Tripp

Adeline by Noah Vincent

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Marlene by C. W. Gortner

The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson


**Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria J. Cimino

**A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria J. Cimino

I’ll See You In Paris by Michelle Gable

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

Maestra by L. S. Hilton

Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

*A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock

*My Mrs. Brown by William D. Norwich

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

*The Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway

The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan

*Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

*The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

*A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

The Muse by Jessie Burton

*A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James

The Paris Librarian by Mark Pryor

*The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons

*The Forgotten Room by Karen White

*The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

*White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen

*What the Lady Wants by Renee Rosen

*The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild (another of my most favorites)


*The Inheritance by Charles Finch

*A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

The Darkness Knows by Cheryl Honigford

Cozy Mysteries (*all of them, refreshing between heavier fare!)

Blood Will Tell by Jeanne M. Dams

Smile and Be A Villian by Jeanne M. Dams

Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs

Design for Dying by Renee Patrick

Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell

The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth J. Duncan


*The Empress of Art by Susan Jaques

*The Six, the Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson

I am currently reading The Spy by Paulo Coelho. Not really Holiday material, dark, and depressing account of Mata Hari…I’ll do a review when I am finished.  (my independent bookseller of choice!)





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