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My To Be Read Pile 2024 Edition

Good morning everyone! It is nearly the weekend. Today's post is my New Year To Be Read Pile Edition. I tend to do 2 of these posts in a year, one at the start of the year, and one in Autumn. It helps with my monthly reading wrap-ups as I never know how many books I have. Does anybody else do this? I know the second this post is published, I will end up buying another book. Plus I have a birthday at the end of the month, so hopefully the list will get bigger. hehehe

In case you have missed any of the previous lists, I have popped them below!

(Not sure what happened to the early 2023 edition hahaha).

I've tried to group these in a different order to the previous editions, so let's get stuck in shall we?

Kindle Books (2 Books)

  • The Secrets of Hartwood Hall by Katie Lumsden - I had great plans to read this last Autumn as it has all the atmospheric feels, sadly I failed. ho hum next Autumn it is then!
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - A BBC Big Read book here and I feel like I have been reading this book forever! Will it ever end?

To Be Read book pre-Christmas 2023 ( 18 Books )

To Be Read Books Christmas 2023 and Beyond (13 books)

  • Tied up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh - New to me author, and a crime set at Christmas. It also appears on Malcolm Kershaw's Mysteries for a Cold Night blog post
  • Who killed Father Christmas? edited by Martin Edwards - A snowy cover to brighten our day....I hope they haven't really killed Father Christmas
  • Christmas by Candlelight by Karen Swan - Gosh there do seem to be an awful lot of Christmas books in this particular section.
  • The Christmas Love Letters by Sue Moorcroft - I'm sensing a theme here.
  • The Widow's Choice by Nancy Revell - Phew! It isn't all Christmas books. Oh wait...
  • The Christmas Book Club by Sarah Morgan - I love a good Sarah Morgan book.
  • The Railway Children by E.Nesbitt - Another BBC Big Read and a book I am ashamed to say I have never read.
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr - I saw this in my local branch of Waterstones and decided to treat myself. This is based on Judith's own experiences in escaping the Nazis.
  • This Christmas in Paris by Sophie Claire - I was on a book-buying ban by my husband in the lead up to Christmas. I managed to sneak this one under the radar. What could be more magical than Christmas in Paris. Oh yeah, and we are back to the Christmas books.
  • Tackle by Jilly Cooper - Complete guilty pleasure. I treated myself to this with some Christmas book tokens and cannot wait to find out the further exploits of Rupert Campbell-Black.
  • The Christmas Jigsaw Murders by Alexandra Benedict - Murder on the Christmas Express was featured in 2023's #12booksofchristmas list and I loved it. I found this in the sale and, well, it just fell into my basket. (Don't worry I did pay for it before I left the shop!)
  • The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens - I clearly have not got enough Dickens, and have been keen to read this ever since reading a Christmas excerpt from the novel.

And that is the lot! 33 books. It is going to be an exciting 2024. I've loved listing my To Be Read pile. I want to read them all now (well, except for the Marquez maybe).