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1  Deborah Harkness, Time's Convert - completed (hardback)

2  Agatha Christie, The ABC Murders - completed (paperback)

3  Anna Burns, Milkman - completed (paperback)

4  James Clear, Atomic Habits - completed (paperback)

5  H E Bates, The Jacaranda Tree - completed (paperback)

6  Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf - completed (paperback)

7  Hans Christian Andersen, The Ice Virgin, novella - completed (paperback)

8  Stuart Turton,The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - completed (paperback)

9  Stacy Halls, The Familiars - completed (hardback)

10 Emma Goldman, My Life - completed (paperback)

11 China Miéville, Railsea - completed (paperback)

12 Hans Christian Andersen, The Dunes and other stories - completed (paperback)

13 E S Thomson, Surgeon's Hall - completed (hardback)

14 The Binding, Bridget Collins - completed (hardback)

15 The Smart, Sarah Bakewell - completed (paperback)

16 The Corset, Laura Purcell - completed (hardback)

17 What Not, Rose Macauley - completed (paperback)

18 Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner - completed (paperback)

19 Poldark 4, Warleggan, Winston Graham - completed (paperback)

20 The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden - completed (paperback)

21 Old Masters, Thomas Bernhard - completed (paperback)

22 Darkness Take My Hand, Dennis Lehane - completed (paperback)

23  The Pearl, John Steinbeck - completed (paperback) novella

24 Clock Without Hands, Carson McCullers - completed (paperback)

25 The Time to Kill (Carter Blake 3), Mason Cross - completed (paperback)

26 All That Remains, Sue Black - completed (paperback)

27 Catch-22, Joseph Heller - completed (paperback)

28 Gentleman Jack, the real Anne Lister, Anne Choma - completed (paperback)

29 The Giver, Lois Lowry - completed (hardback)

30 Honeycomb, Dorothy Richardson - completed (paperback)

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Born To Be Posthumous - The Eccentric Life And Mysterious Genius Of Edward Gorey - Mark Dery

NOS4R2 - Joe Hill

Monograph - Chris Ware

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Eric Idle

I'm A Joke And So Are You - Robin Ince

Deliverance - D. West [Kindle]

The Pie At Night - Stuart Maconie

Europe At Dawn - Dave Hutchinson

The Luckiest Guy Alive - John Cooper Clarke

25 Years In The Word Mines - Graham Joyce

The Acme Novelty Date Book Vol.1: 1986-1995 - Chris Ware

The Black Prince - Adam Roberts

Hello World - Hannah Fry [Kindle]

The Acme Novelty Date Book Vol.2: 1995-2002 - Chris Ware

The Mission Song - John le Carré

Wainwright In Scotland - A. Wainwright

Tales Of Mystery & Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe

What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book - Mark Fisher (ed.)

Behind The Scenes At The Museum - Kate Atkinson

The Pleasant Profession Of Robert A. Heinlein - Farah Mendlesohn **ABANDONED**

Turing: Pioneer Of The Information Age - Jack Copeland

The Hut Six Story - Gordon Welchman

Codebreakers: The Inside Story Of Bletchley Park - F.H. Hinsley & Alan Stripp

The Uncollected Ian Watson - Ian Watson

The End Of Vandalism - Tom Drury

True Rat: The Beast Of Leroy Kettle - Roy Kettle [Kindle]

Common People: An Anthology Of Working-Class Writers - Kit de Waal (ed.)

Rosewater - Tade Thompson [KIndle]

Shetland: Cooking On The Edge Of The World - James & Tom Morton

An American Story - Christopher Priest

My Shit Life So Far - Frankie Boyle

The Power - Naomi Alderman

The Arran Malt: An Island Whisky Renaissance - Neil Wilson

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls: A Limelight Anthology

Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

Granite And Grit - Ronald Turnbull

Going On The Turn - Danny Baker [Kindle]

Semiosis - Sue Burke

The Rift - Nina Allan

Frankenstein In Baghdad - Ahmed Saadawi

The Loosening Skin - Aliya Whiteley

Ninefox Gambit - Yoon Ha Lee [Kindle]

Circe - Madeline Miller

Cunk On Everything - Philomena Cunk

 

Previous years' booklists:

2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007

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25 - Barefoot in Mullyneeny by Bryan Gallagher

24 - The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale (audio)

23 - Chekov Short Stories - Folio Society Edition

22 - The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (audio)

21 - The Cruel Victory by Paddy Ashdown (unfinished)

20 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

19 - The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (audio)

18 - Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood (audio) re-read

17 - When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro (audio)

16 - A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin (audio)

15 - Nella Last's Peace - MO diaries of Nella Last Aug '45 to Dec '48

14 - You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood (audio)

13 - The Killing Room by Peter May (audio)

12 - The Mauritious Command by Patrick O'Brian - unfinished

11 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (audio)

10 - Death by Fire by Mala Sen 

9 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre (audio) re-read 

8 - Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land (audio)

7 - Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (audio)

6 - Wizard and Glass by Stephen King - re-read

5 - Exorcising Hitler by Frederick Taylor

4 - Whisky From Small Glasses by Denzil Meyrick (audio)

3 - The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell (audio) Last Kingdom book two. 

2 - The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

1 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (audio)

 

Films

 

1 - Old Man and a Gun - cinema

2 - Bookshop - Streaming

3 - Man Up - BBC iplayer

4 - Stan & Ollie - cinema

5 - Sweet Bean - Film Society

6 - Close - Streaming

7 - Green Book - cinema

8 - The Guardians - Film Society

9 - Oceans Eleven - streaming

10 - Nae Pasaran - BBC iplayer

11 - Fighting With My Family - cinema

12 - Amadeus - DVD

13 - What We Did On Holiday - streaming

14 - The African Doctor - streaming 

15 - World's End - streaming

16 - The Space Between Us - streaming

17 - Heart Beats Loud - streaming

18 - The Bucket List - streaming

19 - Fundamentals of Caring - streaming

20 - Equaliser - streaming

21 - Devil at the Crossroads - Robert Johnson documentary - streaming

22 - Under The Influence - Keith Richards documentary - streaming 

23 - The Boat That Rocked - streaming

 

TV

 

1 - ABC Murders

2 - Endeavour - Season Two

3 - Made in Scotland - Billy Connolly 

4 - Million Joke Man - Bob Monkhouse

5 - Endeavour - Season Three

6 - Christmas University Challenge

7 - As Time Goes By - Season One

8 - Endeavour - Season Four

9 - As Time Goes By - Season Two

10 - Endeavour - Season Five

11 - As Time Goes By - Season Three

12 - Tenko - Season One

13 - Foyle's War - Season One

14 - Tenko - Season Two

15 - Foyle's War - Season Two

16 - Tenko - Season Three & Reunion

17 - Foyle's War - Season Three

18 - Morse - Season One

19 - Foyle's War - Season Four

20 - Morse Season - Two

21 - Foyle's War - Season Five

22 - Billion Dollar Railway - Season Two

23 - Foyle's War - Season Six

24 - Foyle's War - Season Seven

25 - Mum - Season Three

26 - Chernobyl

27 - Years & Years

28 - West Wing - Season One

29 - West Wing - Season Two 

30 - Young Sheldon Season One

31 - Young Sheldon Season Two

 

Gigs, theatre, exhibitions etc

 

1 - Babel with Gabriel Montero and Scottish Ensemble - Perth - 13/02/19

2- Ocean Liners exhibit - V&A Dundee

3 - Da Vinci Exhibition - Kelvingrove, Glasgow 

4 - Spirit of Bad Company & Free - Kinross - 02/03/19

5 - All My Sons - Dundee Rep 

6 - Jack Lukeman with Lucas & King supporting - Perth - 11/03/19

7 - Brian Kennedy - Perth - 08/04/19

8 - Simon Kennedy Band/Helias - Perth - 15/04/19

9 - Discovery Centre - Dundee - 19/04/19

10 - Stirling Castle - 30/04/19

11 - Fergus McCreadie Trio - Perth - 13/05/19

12 - Yola - & Lady Nade supporting - Perth - 15/05/19

13 - Jools Holland & Selector - Mark Kingswood support -  Perth - 17/05/19

14 - Eleanor's Story - Perth - 23/05/19

15 - Scottish Opera: A Little Bit of Magic Flute - Perth - 24/05/19

16 - An Audience With John Simpson - Perth - 25/05/19

17 - Blue Rose Code - Lyle Watt support - Edinburgh - 31/05/19

18 - Horse - Roseanne Reid support - Dundee - 01/06/19

19 - Markus Zusak - St. Andrews - 07/06/19

 

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11. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (P) ****

10. The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe (K) *****

9. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (P) ****

8. Circe by Madeline Miller (P) ****

7. Transcription by Kate Atkinson (P) ****

6. Scrublands by Chris Hammer (K) ****

5. Conversation With Friends by Sally Rooney (P) *****

4. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (P) (K) ****

3. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (P) ****1/2

2. Family Life by Akhil Sharma (P) ****

1. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (P) ***1/2

 

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1. Vision in Silver - Anne Bishop **** (started 2018)

2. Marked in Flesh - Anne Bishop ****1/2

3. Snap - Belinda Bauer ****

4. In The Country of Men -Hakin Mazur ****

5. Dead Water - anne Cleeves ****

6. The Ghost Fields - Elly Griffiths ***

7. Reading Bed - Sue Gee ****

8. The Aftermath - Rhidian Brock ****1/2

9. The Mechanical Devil - Kate Ellis ***

10. The Lie of theLand - Amanda Craig ****1/2

11. Scrublands - Chris Hammer*****

12. A Sudden Wild Magic - Diana Wynne Jones *****

13. The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves ****

14. Ruin Beach - Kate Rhodes ****

15. Death in Provence - Serena Kent **

16. Broken - Karin Slaughter ****

17.The Light Years - Elizabeth Jane Howard *****

18. Marking Time - Elizabeth Jane Howard **** 1/2

19. Blindsighted - Karin Salughter ***1/2

20. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones - reread. ****

21. Bossypants - Tina Fey ****1/2

22.. Number 11 - Jonathan Coe ***

23. When I lived in Modern Times - Linda Grant ****1/2

24. The Architct's Apprentice - Elik Sharef ***1/2

25. Astrid and Veronica - Linda Olssen***1/2

26. Transcription - Kate Atkinson ***1/2

27. Deep Dark Water - Lara Dearman **

28. Perfect Liars - Rebecca reid DNF absolute rubbish

29. Dirty Little Secrets - Jo Spain ****1/2

30. Dead Water - Ann Cleeves ****

31. Murder With Peacocks - Donna Andrews ****

32. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Stuart Turton (rr for book group) ****

33. The House on Turpentine Lane - Elanor Lipmann****

34. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson ****

35. Beneath the Surface - Jo Spain ****

36. Telling Tales - anne Cleeves ****

37. The Lost Man - Jane Harper *****

38. A Man Called Ove - Fredrick Bachman (re-read for book group) *****

39. Wild Fire - Ann Cleeves ****

40. Then She found me - Elenor Lipmann ***1/2

41. The Detective's Daughter - Lesley Thompson

. The Horseman - Tim Pears

 

Audio

This is Going to Hurt - Adam Key****

Circe- Madeline Miller *****

The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer ****

Educated -Tara Westover*****

Mythos - Stephan Fry - narration too unctuous

Brit Marie Was Here ****

The Lost Man - Jane Harper *****

Wild Fire - Ann Cleeves ****

How to Stop Time - Matt Haig ***

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert ****

The Inimitable Jeeves *** (read with an American accent)

The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths ****

Once Upon a River - Diane setterfield ****

Something New - P G Wodehouse ****

 

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Here I am, right after Viccie, which I think is where I usually am.

 

1.    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (01/19)***

2.    Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers by Alexander McCall Smith (01/19)***

3.   A House of Lies by Ian Rankin (01/__/19)****

4.  A  Mind Unraveled by Kurt Eichenwald (01/20/19)*****[Non-fiction]

5.  Are You my Mother by Alison Bechdel (01__/19)****My second graphic novel by her

 

6.  Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann (02/06/19)***** (for my IRL book club)

7.   Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (02/10/19)**** (ends up being the June selection for my IRL book club)

8.  Any Human Heart by William Boyd (02/16/19)*****(re-read of a favorite book for my hosting of my IRL book club)

 

9.  Jack of Spies by David Downing (03/??/19) ***1/2

10.  Educated by Tara Westover (03/17/19)*****[Non fiction]

11.  The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (03/22/19)****

12.  Bad Blood (03/31/19)*****[Non fiction]

 

13. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (04/05/19)*** (for my IRL book club)

14.  Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (04/14/19)****

15.  Unto Us a Child is Given by Donna Leon (04/21/19)****

16.  The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (04/27/19)***1/2

 

17.  Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer (05/04/19)*****

18.  Plainsong by Kent Haruf (05/___/19)***** (for my IRL book club)

19.  Furious Hours:  Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (05/27/19)*****

 

20.  Sea People, The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson (06/__/19)*****

21.  The Bridge by Enza Galdolfo (06/17/19)*****[Thanks to Mr. HG]

22.  Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (06/22/19)****[for my IRL book club)

23.  The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (06/29/19)*****[Insisted upon by Benjamin Dreyer in #17 above)

 

24.  Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (07/01/19)****

25.  American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (07/09/19)****

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iff's list 2019

 

January

1. The plot against America by Philip Roth 01/01/19 - 12/01/19 ★★★★★  reread

2. Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori 13/01/19 ★★★★★

3. The Orange Groove - larry Tremlay, translated by Sheila Fischman14/01/19 - 19/01/19 ★★1/2

4. My Year of Meats - Ruth Ozeki ★★★★ 20/01/19 - 28./01/19

 

February

5. call me by your name - andre aciman ★★1/2 28/01/19 - 05/02/19

6.  dry season - gabriela babnik, translated by rawley grau ★★ 04/02/19 -  11/02/19

7. clean - juno dawson ★★★★★  11/02/19 - 18/02/19

8. kingdom cons - yuri herrera, translated by lisa dillman ★★★★ 16/02/19

 

March

9. Maya's Notebook - isabel allende, translated by Anne McClean ★★★★★ 18/02/19 - 09/03/19

10. Leonard and Hungry Paul - Ronan Hession ★★★★ 1/2 02/03/19 - 09/03/19

11. freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi ★★★★

12. Four Soldiers - Hubert Mingarelli, translated by Sam Taylor ★★★★★

13. Number one chinese restaurant - lillian li ★★★ 1/2

 

April

14. milkman - anna burns ★★★★

15. home fire - kamila shamsie ★★★★★

16. the remainder - alia trabucco zeran translated by sophie hughes ★★★★

17. the brothers - asko sahlberg translated by Emily Jeremiah and fleur Jeremiah ★★ 1/2 

18. Lullaby - Leila Slimani translated by Sam Taylor ★★★★★

 

May

19. Homeland - Walter Kempowski translated by Charlotte Collins ★★★★

20. E.E.G. by Dasa Drndic translated by Celia hawkesworth ★★★★

21. Fame by Daniel kehlmann translated by Carol Brown Janeway ★★★★★ reread

22. tell them of Battles, Kings and Elephants - Matthias Enard translated by Charlotte mandall ★★★★★

23. People In The room - norah Lange translated by Charlotte Whittle ★★★ 1/2

 

June

24. Woe to Live On - Daniel Woodrell  ★★★★

25. the Last Children of Tokyo - Yoko Tawada translated by Margaret Mitsutani ★★★★

 

currently reading:

26. Mouthful of Birds - Samanta Schweblin translated by Megan McDowell

27. Beneath Another Sky - Norman Davies

28. The Polyglot Lovers - Lina Wolff translated by Saskia Vogel

 

 

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This is a bit of an embarrassment, but I will try to do better than last year.

 

= Links to BGO threads

= Unabridged Audiobook

R = Re-read

SS = Short Stories

 

07. Solar - Ian McEwan****@

06. The Swimming Pool Season - Rose Tremain****@

05. Small Steps - Louis Sachar**** @

04. The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey* @

03. Honeybath's Haven - Michael Innes***

02. The Darkness of Wallis Simpson - Rose Tremain**** SS  @

01. Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie*** SS @

 

Really Bad= no stars, and only something Exceptional = *****

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1. Unsheltered - Barbara Kingsolver

2. Howards End is on the Landing - Susan Hill

3. Thin Air - Ann Cleeves

4. Milkman - Anna Burns

5. Tombland - C.J. Sansom

6. Skin Deep - Liz Nugent

7. Melmoth - Sarah Perry

8. Force of Nature - Jane Harper

9. The Wall - John Lanchester

10. Washington Black - Esi Edugyan

11. Circe - Madeline Miller

12. In the Presence of the Enemy - Elizabeth George

13. Transcription - Kate Atkinson

14. Middle England- Jonathan Coe

15. The Trick to Time - Kit de Waal

16. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

17. Elmet - Fiona Mozley

18. Piece of my Heart - Peter Robinson

19. The Choice - Edith Eger

20. The Comforts of Home - Susan Hill

21. History of Wolves - Emily Fridlund

22. Becoming - Michelle Obama

23. Mythos - Stephen Fry

24. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

25. Expo58 - Jonathan Coe

26. Blood & Sugar  - Laura Shepherd-Robinson

27. Cold Earth - Ann Cleeves

28. People Like Me - Lynn Ruane

29. The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne

30. Dead at First Sight - Peter James

 

Edited by Zeus

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Up and running now!

 

January

 

The Insider by Mari Hannah - 7.5/10

The Black Friar by S G MacLean - 8/10

The Seagull by Ann Cleeves - 8/10

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - 6.5/10

 

February

 

The  Frost Fair by Edward Marston - 7.5/10

The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson - 9/10

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - 5/10

The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor - 7/10

 

March

 

The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick - 7.5/10

In the Woods by Tana French - 8/10

 

April

 

A Cold Case in Amsterdam Central by Anja de Jager - 8/10

High Force by L J Ross - 8/10

A Nest of Vipers by Andrea Camilleri - 7/10

Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer by M C Beaton - 5/10

 

May

 

The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine - 8/10

Our House by Louise Candlish - 8/10

Dater with Malice by Julia Chapman 7/10

Waterproof by Chris Crowther - 7/10

 

June

 

Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon 7/10

The Mechanical Devil by Kate Ellis 7/10

The Last Hours by Minette Walters 7/10

The Lost Man by Jane Harper 8/10

 

July

 

Cragside by L J Ross - 7.5/10

The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths - 7/10

 

Edited by Madeleine

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27. Dinosaurs On Other Planets Danielle McLaughlin *****

26. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman ****

25. The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad (RR) ***(*)

24. Missing Fay Adam Thorpe ****

23. Country Michael Hughes ****(*)

22. From A Low And Quiet Sea Donal Ryan ****(*)

21. The 7th Function Of Language Laurent Binet ***(*)

20. Milkman Anna Burns *****

19. Enormous Changes At The Last Minute Grace Paley (RR) ****(*)

18. Mr Loverman Bernadine Evaristo ***(*)

17. Scoop Evelyn Waugh (RR) ****

16. Mothers Chris Power ****

15. Lincoln In The Bardo George Saunders (Audio) (RR) *****

14. To Love A Woman Amos Oz **

13. Great Granny Webster Caroline Blackwood ****

12. Putney Sofka Zinovieff ***(*)

11. Sight Jessie Greengrass **

10. Wittgenstein's Nephew Tomas Bernhard ****

9.  Family Lexicon Natalia Ginzburg ***

8.  Dear Evelyn Kathy Page **

7.  Eight Months On Ghazzah Street Hilary Mantel ****(*) (RR)

6.  Swing Time Zadie Smith ****

5.  Gachar, Gochar Vivek Shanbhag ****(*)

4.  Ghost Wall Sarah Moss ****(*)

3.  The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon ****

2.  Periera Maintains Antonio Tabucci  (RR) **** 

1.  Of Kids and Parents Emil Hakl ****

Edited by brightphoebus

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The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Crimson - Niviaq Korneliussen

Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro

The Hydrogen Sonata - Iain M Banks

Birthday Gril - Haruki Murakami

The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro

Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross

Frost at Christmas - RD Wingfield

Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Lenin on the Train - Catherine Merridale

Zoo Station - David Downing

Silesian Stayion - David Downing

Stettin Station - David Downing

Potsdam Station - David Downing

Lehrter Station - David Downing

Masaryk Station - David Downing

Thirteen - Steve Cavanagh

Jack of Spies - David Downing

One Man's Flag - David Downing

Lenin's Roller Coaster - David Downing

The Dark Clouds Shining - David Downing

March Violets - Philip Kerr

The Pale Criminal - Philip Kerr

A German Requiem - Philip Kerr

 

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Book List - Completed Books read in 2019, all first time reads are rated I have included re-reads but not rated them as obviously I liked them or I wouldn't be re-reading them, they will have a (R) at the end instead of a star rating to denote they are a re-read.

 

RATING:

*****5 stars - Outstanding! Brilliant! Highly recommended, read it, read it now!

****4 stars - Very good, recommended,

***3 stars - A good enjoyable read, read it if you want to,

**2 stars - It was ok, not totally sure about it so don't blame me if you think its rubbish

*1 star -  Not good, just about readable but not recommended

No stars - Utter crap, don't bother - should never have been published!

(R) - Re-read

  

FICTION:

The Liars Wife by Samantha Hayes***

Damien by J Kenner

 

The Mitchells & O’Haras Trilogy by Kimberley Chambers - overall rating : ** (and that is being generous, because the first book was so good)

The Feud by Kimberley Chambers****

The Traitor by Kimberley Chambers **

The Victim by Kimberley Chambers *

 

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness ****

In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards***

Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones****

Doll House ****

Dan & Nat Got Married by Jon Rance **

Love you Gone by Rona Halsall*

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The Seven Deaths of EvelynHardcastle: Stuart Turton -  unfinished

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem:Neil Tennant (N. F. )

Scrublands: Chris Hammer

Red Harvest: Dashiell Hammett - unfinished

A History  of Hollywood: David  Thomson - unfinished

The Dry: Jane Harper

The King's Evil: Andrew Taylor

 

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07. Darling, Rachel Edwards ***

06. Snap, Belinda Bauer ***

05. Dark Entries, Robert Aickman **

04. The Folcroft Ghosts, Darcy Coates ***

03. Vox, Nicholson Baker **

02. One of Us is Lying, Karen M McManus ****

01. The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith ****

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      24 Devils, Fyodor Dostoevsky - completed (paperback)
      25  Fear, Trump in the Whitehouse, Bob Woodward - completed (hardback)
      26  In a House of Lies, Ian Rankin - completed (hardback)
      27  A Map of Days, Ransom Riggs - completed (hardback)
      28  The Heather Blazing, Colm Tóibin - completed (paperback)
      29  Mrs Rosie and the Priest, Giovanni Boccaccio - completed, short story (paperback)
      30  The Luckiest Guy Alive, John Cooper Clarke - completed, (hardback) poetry
      31  Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking - completed (hardback)
      32  A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness - completed (paperback)
      33  Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness - completed (paperback)
      34  The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness - completed (paperback)
      35  A Literary Christmas, Various - completed (hardback)
    • By Binker
      Is it possible that I am first? Here's what I think I've read since the beginning of the year, in no particular order:
       
      1. A Question of Identity Susan Hill ***
      2. The Shadow Woman by Ake Edwardson
      3. Sun and Shadow by Ake Edwardson
      4. Outrage Arnaldur Indridason[/u] ***
      5. A Death in Small Hours Charles Finch ***
      6. The Chemistry of Tears Peter Carey ***1/2
      Y7. The Epigenetics Revolution Nessa Carey *****t
      8. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card ****yyt
      9. A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black ****
      10. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt****
      11. Standing in Another Man's Grave Ian Rankin****u
      12. Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd***
      13. Pure by Andrew Miller****1/2, maybe*****(03/01/13)
      14. The Small Hand by Susan Hill ****
      15. Never End by Ake Edwardson***1/2, maybe **** (03/12/13)
      16. Frozen Tracks by Ake Edwardson***1/2(03/16/13)
      17. Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson**** (03/24/13)
      18. Room No. 10by Ake Edwardson****(04/01/13)
      19. Blackout by Connie Willis****
      20. All Clear by Connie Willis****(04/27/13)
      21. Last Friends by Jane Gardam****1/2(04/30/13)
      22. Every Contact Leaves a Trace by Elanor Dymott****1/2 (05/06/13)
      23. Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterson***1/2 (05/10/13)
      24. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan***** (05/21/13)
      25. Derby Day by D.J. Taylor***1/2 (05/27/13)
      26. The Dangerous Animals Club by Stephen Tobolowsky****(06/03/13)
      27. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides****1/2 (06/07/13)
      28. Armadillo by William Boyd ***1/2 but may get to 4 stars (06/15/13)
      29. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker****1/2 (06/22/13)
      30. Meet me in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod***1/2 (06/24/13)
      31. Murder in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod***1/2 (06/29/13)
      32. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman*****(06/30/13)
      33. The Golden Egg by Donna Leon****(07/04/13)
      34. Inferno by Dan Brown**1/2 (07/07/13)
      35. The Untouchable by John Banville *****(07/28/13)
      36. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ***1/2(08/02/13)
      37. Portobello by Ruth Rendell****1/2 (08/04/13)
      38. The Bat by Jo Nesbo***1/2 (08/08/13)
      39. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen****(08/13/13)
      40. The Telling Room, a Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti****(08/26/13)
      41. Eva's Eye by Karin Fossum***1/2(09/01/13)--may get to 4 stars
      __. The Care of Wooden Floors [abandoned--too much like a painfully long episode of Fawlty Towers]
      42. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula le Guin
      43. The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill (09/17/13) ***1/2 (may get to 4 stars)
      44. Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill (09/22/13)***1/2
      45. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink (10/10/13)****1/2
      46. Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson (10/19/13)***1/2 (may get to 4 stars)
      47. The Monster of Florence (10/24/13) by Magdalen Nabb***1/2
      48. Angle of Repose (11/09/13) by Wallace Stegner*****
      49. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (11/10/13)***1/2
      50. Identical by Scott Turow (11/16/13)***1/2
      51. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle ****
      52. Young Philby by Robert Littrell (11/28/13)****
      53. Disco for the Departed by Colin Cotterill (11/30/13)***1/2
      54. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (12/02/13)****
      55. Divergent (12/05/13)****
      56. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (12/08/13)****
      57. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (12/16/13)****
      58. Bereft by Chris Womersley (sp?) (12/21/13)****
      59. Solo by William Boyd (12/24/13)****
      60. Dead Simple by Peter James (12/27/13)***1/2
      61. Looking Good Dead by Peter James (12/29/13)*** 1/2
    • By MisterHobgoblin
      88 Cairo - Louis Armand **
      87 Understanding Public Leadership - Paul 't Hart ***
      86 Demons - Wayne MacAuley ***
      85 Rethinking Public Service Delivery - John Alford *****
      84 Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult ****
      83 The Blunders of our Governments - Anthony King and Ivor Crewe ***
      82 Wanting – Richard Flanagan ****
      81 Foe – JM Coetzee ***
      80 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck *****
      79 Delete This At Your Peril – The Bob Servant Emails****
      78 Stasiland – Anna Funder ****
      77 The Lot: In Words – Michael Leunig *
      76 Amnesia – Peter Carey ***
      75 Dominion – CJ Samson *
      74 The Sound and The Fury – William Faulkner ***
      73 How I Became The Mr Big Of People Smuggling – Martin Chambers ****
      72 Purge – Sofi Oksanen **
      71 Care of Wooden Floors – Will Wiles ****
      70 Hotel Iris – Yoko Ogawa *****
      69 Confessions – Kanae Minato *****
      68 Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami**
      67 How’s The Pain – Pascal Garnier ***
      66 When The Night Comes – Favel Parrett ***
      65 The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell *****
      64 Not In Front Of The Corgis – Brian Hoey ***
      63 How To Be Both – Ali Smith ***
      62 Orfeo – Richard Powers *
      61 The Lives Of Others – Neel Mukherjee ***
      60 To Rise Again At A Decent Hour – Joshua Ferris ****
      59 The Blazing World – Siri Hustvedt ****
      58 The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan *****
      57 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler ***
      56 History Of The Rain – Niall Williams **
      55 The Dog – Joseph O’Neill ****
      54 The Wake – Paul Kingsnorth ****
      53 The Ruby Slippers – Keir Alexander *****
      52 All That Is Solid Melts Into Air – Darragh McKeon *****
      51 Animals – Emma Jane Unsworth **
      50 Fourth Of July Creek – Smith Henderson ***
      49 All The Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld *****
      48 Layla – Nina De La Mer ****
      47e A&U Shorts: Nanoparticles – Charlotte Wood ****
      47d A&U Shorts: Blackberries – Tom Keneally ****
      47c A&U Shorts: Ithaca In My Mind – Peter Temple ****
      47b A&U Shorts: Manuka  - Alex Miller *****
      47a A&U Shorts: Sticks, Stones, Christos Tsiolkas ****
      46 In The Approaches – Nicola Barker ****
      45 Burial Rites – Hannah Kent **
      44 Barracuda – Christos Tsiolkas *****
      43 The Farm – Tom Rob Smith ****
      42 Where There’s Smoke – Jodi Picoult ****
      41 Dept of Speculation – Jenny Offill ***
      40 Irene – Pierre Lamaitre *****
      39 Glow – Ned Beauman ***
      38 Moon In A Dead Eye – Pascal Garnier ****
      37 A Mad and Wonderful Thing – Mark Mulholland ****
      36 The Pedant In The Kitchen – Julian Barnes ***
      35 Blue Is The Night – Eoin McNamee ****
      34 The Bees – Laline Paull **
      33 Jesus’ Son – Denis Johnson ***
      32 The Light Of Amsterdam – David Park ****
      31 The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales – Kirsty Logan **
      30 The Book Of You – Claire Kendal ****
      29 The Ghost of the Mary Celeste – Valerie Martin **
      28 600 Hours of Edward – Craig Lancaster **
      27 Cooking With Fernet Branca – James Hamilton-Patterson ****
      26 The Falling Sky – Pippa Goldschmidt ***
      25 Company – Max Barry ****
      24 In The Morning I’ll Be Gone – Adrian McKinty ****
      23 An Elegant Young Man – Luke Carman ***
      22 Cairo – Chris Womersley *****
      21 Dogs at the Perimeter – Madeleine Thien ***
      20 419 – Will Ferguson *****
      19 Walk The Lines – Mark Mason **
      18 The Matrix – Jonathan Aycliffe ***
      17 Dust – Hugh Howey **
      16 The Rest Just Follows – Glenn Patterson ***
      15 Tenth of December – George Saunders ****
      14 A Naked Singularity – Sergio De La Pava ****
      13 Fragrant Harbour - John Lanchester **
      12 Lexicon - Max Barry ****
      11 Trusting A Stranger - Kimberley Brown (unrated as I am married to the author)
      10 Ablutions - Patrick de Witt ***
      9 Nine Days - Toni Jordan ****
      8 Night At The Pink Poodle - Matthew Condon **
      7 The Amber Fury - Natalie Haynes ***
      6 Unity - Michael Arditti ***
      5 After Such Kindness - Gaynor Arnold ****
      4 Alex - Pierre LeMaitre *****
      3 A Capital Union - Victoria Hendry ***
      2 Big Brother - Lionel Shriver *****
      1 The Burial - Courteney Collins ****
    • By TwinBibbles
      Hello Everyone,

      This is my first post, and I am making a list of my favourite top 8 20th century books.

      1. The Traveller in Time: Excellent read, sounds rubbish, but is the contrary. (1985)
      2. The Runaways: A children's classic, some people may remember reading it in their childhood. (1987)
      3. All that Katy Did: A collection of 'Katy' books.
      4. Anna Keeps Her Promise: Translated from it's original language, this a very good read. (1987)
      5. Ballet shoes for Anna: A lovely ballet story, written by Noel Streatfeild (1983).
      6. The Borrowers: A lovely classic for me, and a good read. (1953)
      7. Fecility Dances: Another ballet book (1938)
      8. Tim and the Hidden People: (series) a excellent series of lovely books, which are harder to get hold of, we have them all. (date?)

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