Jessica Gregson’s blog

Possibly the best WordPress blog

New year

leave a comment »

Oh yeah that’s right I have a blog! Hi. It’s already more than halfway through January (aiiiiieeee hoooowwww whhhhyyyyyy) and we’re hurtling towards annihilation what with the Trumpocalypse officially beginning on Friday, but what the hell, here is the complete list of books I read in 2016.

January

Winter wonderland.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

  1. Summerhouse with Swimming Pool, Herman Koch
  2. Future Perfect, Jen Larsen
  3. Asking For It, Louise O’Neill
  4. [beta read for a friend]
  5. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
  6. All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven
  7. Shoot the Damn Dog, Sally Brampton
  8. I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson
  9. Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan
  10. Paulina & Fran, Rachel B. Glaser
  11. Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan
  12. The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison

February

Posing dog. #dogsofinstagram #Wales

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

    1. Ghostwritten, David Mitchell
    2. You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News, Cracked
    3. The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff
    4. The Sky is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson
    5. My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga
    6. The Captive Prince, C. S. Pacat
    7. The Prince’s Gambit, C. S. Pacat
    8. Kings Rising, C. S. Pacat
    9. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

March

En route to the Maasai Mara.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

  1. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  2. NeuroTribes, Steve Silberman
  3. The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson
  4. Sabriel, Garth Nix
  5. An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
  6. Nothing was the same, Kay Redfield Jamison
  7. A Seditious Affair, KJ Charles
  8. A Fashionable Indulgence, KJ Charles
  9. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  10. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
  11. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
  12. Fallout, Sadie Jones
  13. Think of England, KJ Charles
  14. The Magpie Lord, KJ Charles
  15. A Case of Possession, KJ Charles

April

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

    1. Flight of Magpies, KJ Charles
    2. The Casebook of Simon Feximal, KJ Charles
    3. A Gentleman’s Position, KJ Charles
    4. Making It Up As I Go Along, Marian Keyes
    5. A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson
    6. What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell
    7. The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life, William Nicholson
    8. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
    9. Rosemary’s Baby, Ira Levin
    10. Reef, Romesh Gunesekera
    11. The Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho
    12. A Darker Shade of Magic, VE Schwab
    13. The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters
    14. Gathering of Shadows, VE Schwab
    15. The Professional, Ashok Ferrey

May

Rift Valley.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

  1. A Glasgow Gang Observed, Patrick James
  2. Ablutions, Patrick deWitt
  3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
  4. The Steel Remains, Richard Morgan
  5. Hallucinating Foucault, Patricia Duncker
  6. The Second Mango, Shira Glassman
  7. The Prestige, Christopher Priest
  8. The Gustav Sonata, Rose Tremain
  9. The Cold Commands, Richard Morgan

June

Potentino.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

    1. The Dark Defiles, Richard Morgan
    2. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029 – 2047, Lionel Shriver
    3. End of Watch, Stephen King
    4. Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith
    5. Missoula, John Krakauer
    6. The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater
    7. The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater
    8. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater
    9. The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater
    10. The Feel of Steel, Helen Garner
    11. Every Day, David Levithan (Italy – London)

July

Crashed a wedding.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

  1. Another Day, David Levithan
  2. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  3. Falconer, John Cheever
  4. This Savage Song, VE Schwab
  5. The Wolf Border, Sarah Hall
  6. Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Linger, Maggie Stiefvater
  8. Forever, Maggie Stiefvater
  9. Sinner, Maggie Stiefvater
  10. The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater
  11. A Life Discarded, Alexander Masters
  12. Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit

August

Love this city.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

    1. Lament, Maggie Stiefvater
    2. Ballad, Maggie Stiefvater
    3. Life Class, Pat Barker
    4. Toby’s Room, Pat Barker

September

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

  1. Noonday, Pat Barker
  2. Dear Mr M, Herman Koch
  3. The Sixth Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  4. All the Single Ladies, Rebecca Traister
  5. The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, Idries Shah
  6. The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology, John Sweeney
  7. Mount! Jilly Cooper

October

Just a northern industrial town

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

    1. The Trespasser, Tana French
    2. Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo
    3. Siege and Stone, Leigh Bardugo
    4. Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo
    5. Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo
    6. Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo
    7. The Making of Mollie, Anna Carey
    8. Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala
    9. Ayiti, Roxane Gay

November

Ok I see why people are always banging on about fall colour now.

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

  1. The Travelling Bag, Susan Hill
  2. Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance
  3. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  4. The View from Flyover Country, Sarah Kendzior
  5. Chavs, Owen Jones

December

A post shared by Jessica Gregson (@clotidian) on

 

  1. Trump and Me, Mark Singer
  2. Where Memories Go, Sally Magnusson
  3. The Whispering Muse, Sjon
  4. From the Mouth of the Whale, Sjon
  5. Proxy, Alex London
  6. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas
  8. The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
  9. The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle
  10. The Widow, Fiona Barton
  11. A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James
  12. Guapa, Saleem Haddad
  13. Highly Illogical Behaviour, John Corey Whaley
  14. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
  15. Red Seas under Red Skies, Scott Lynch
Advertisements

Written by Jess

January 16, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: