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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)

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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

 

Previous years' booklists:

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

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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

 

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

 

Gigs, theatre, exhibitions etc

 

1 - Babel with Gabriel Montero and Scottish Ensemble - Perth

2- Ocean Liners exhibit - V&A Dundee

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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 Dzvil - Kate Ellis ***

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

11. Scrublands - Chris Hammer*****

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

 

. The Horseman - Tim Pears

 

Audio

This is Going to Hurt - Adam Key

Circe- Madeline Miller

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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)*****

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)*****

7.   Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (02/10/19)****

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iff's list 2019

 

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 ★★★

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

 

5. Beneath Another Sky - Norman Davies 02/01/19 - currently reading

6. Call Me By Your Name - Andre Aciman 28/01/19 - currently reading

 

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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

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

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

Edited by Madeleine

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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

 

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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*

Edited by Apple

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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

 

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