Podcast: 2013 In Review and our Books of the Year December 31, 2013 0:00 The end of the year has arrived and so it is time for Rob and Kate to looks back on the titles they have read, pick our their favourites and decide on their books of the year!There were many categories to choose from so here our are choices, along with our books of the year (Kate in bold, Rob in italics)Just click on the title of the book to read our review or listen to the podcast where it’s discussed (some titles are still to be reviewed!).Best re-read : The Left Hand of Darkness , The Secret History Best SFF : Chaos Walking trilogy, Angelmaker , The Explorer Best mystery/thriller: Cruel Summer, The Secret History, I Am Pilgrim Best historical: Pure, Wolf Hall Best Nazi novel: HHhH Best comic novel : Geek Girl, May We Be Forgiven Most un-put-down-able: Tall Tales From Pitch End , The Goldfinch Best non-fiction: Walking Home , Steve Jobs Best sense of place : The Golem and the Djinni, The City’s Son , Dominion Most manipulative : Gone Girl, The Explorer Most emotional/moving : The First Last Kiss, The Song of Achilles (podcast too!), HhHH Best in translation : The Shadow of the Wind Best book-of-the-film : The Great Gatsby Favourite lead character : Todd and Viola – Chaos Walking , Theo – The Goldfinch Best villain : Reach – The City’s Son , Tom Ripley – The Talented Mr Ripley Most unusual/surprising: Poison, Charm, and Beauty (Sarah Pinborough), House of Rumour Authors who’ve passed away: Iain Banks (Crow Road, Surface Detail ), Tom Clancy, Seamus Heaney Book of the Year: Tall Tales From Pitch End , HhHH, The GoldfinchSubscribe to podcast in iTunes – Subscribe to podcast via RSS – Download MP3Our podcast is brought to you by Audible. Try Audible free for 30 days and receive one free audiobook download. Your Audible download can be enjoyed on all iPods, iPhones, Android and mobile devices. Listen anytime, anywhere. Start listening today and discover a great alternative to that same old playlist! Try Audible for 30 days and download any Audible audiobook for free!Episode 77. An Adventures With Words production. Previous Review: The Seeing by Diana Hendry Newer Introducing the Sherlock Read-a-long You May Also Like Secondhand Gem: The Day of the Jackal and High Fidelity #bookadayUK June 11, 2014 Podcast: A week of bookish events April 18, 2016 Review: The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher October 4, 2013Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.