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    • By Viccie
      1. Falling - Colin Thurbron ****1/2
      2. Burnt Island - Kate Rhodes ****
      3. Brooklyn - Colm Toibin (RR for book club) *****
      4. The Seven Wives of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Read ***1/2
      5. The Telling - Jo Baker ****
      6. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman ****
      7. Educated - Tara Westover (RR for book group) *****
      8. The Confession - Jo Spain ***
      9. The Dutch House - Ann Parchet *****
      10. The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker  ****1/2
      11. Monsieur Ka - Vesna Goldsworthy ****
      12. Melted Into Air - Sandi Toksvig ***
      13.  The Jupiter <myth - Lindsay Davies ****
      14. Mrs Everything - Jennifer Weiner ***
      15. The Future Homemakers of America - Laurie Graham ***1/2
      16. Blue Sky - Kate Atkinson ****1/2
      17.  The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew - Milly Jhnson ***1/2
      18. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens ****
      19. The Third Nero - Lindsay Davis ****1/2
      20. The Priory of the Orange Tree - Samantha Shannon ****1/2
      21. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock - Imogen HermesGower ****1/2
      22. Silver - Chris Hammer *****
      23. The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell **
      24. She Merchants, Bucaneers and Gentlewomen, British women in India 1600-1900 - Katie Hickman ****1/4
      25. Saving Missy - Beth Morrey DNF
      26.Six Wicked Reasons - Jo Spain ****
      27. Miss Mapp - E F Benson ****
      28. Pandora's Boy - Lindsay Davies ****
      29. Second Helpings - Laurie Graham ***1/2
      30. The Silent Dead - Claire McGowan ****1/2
      31. Daisy Jones and the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid ****
      32. Searching for Sylvie Lee - Jean Kwok ****
      33. The Debt to Pleasure - John Lanchester ***/****
      34. The Museum of Broken Promises - Elizabeth Buchan ***1/2
      35. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill ***1/2
      36. The Farm - Joanne Ramos **
      37. Lady in Waiting - Anne Glenconner ****
      38. Sorcerer to the Crown - Zen Cho ****1/2
      39. France - John Julius Norwich
      40. Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman ****1/2
      41;Breathing Lessons - AnneTyler ***
      42. City of Girls - Elizabeth Gilbert ****1/2
      43. Black Water Lilies - Michel Bussi DNF
      44; Three Hours - Rosamund Lupton *****
      45. Magpie Lane - Lucy Atkins ****1/2
      46. Watch her Disappear - Jane Casey ****1/2
      47. The Reckoning - Jane Casey ****12
      48. The Stranger you Know - Jane Casey ****12
      49.. The Kill - Jane Casey ****12
      50. After the Fire - Jane Casey****
      51. My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout *****
      52.  Chanel's Riviera - Anne de Courcey ***first half, ****1/2 second part
      53. Let the Dead Speak - Jane Casey ****
      54. An Equal Stillness - Francesca Kay ****
      55. Cruel Acts - Jane Casey ****1/2
      56. Madame tussaud - Michelle Moran (for book group) ***
      57. The Cutting Place - Jane Casey ****1/2
      58. The Ashes of London - Andrew Taylor ****1/2
      59. Hamnet - Maggie O farrell *****
      60. Growing Up for Beginners - Claire Calman ****
      61. The Splendid and the Vile - Eric Larson *****
      62. The Seven Sisters - Lucinda Riley **
      63. Rough Magic - Lara Prior Palmer ****
      64. All the Old Knives - Olen Steinhauer ****
      65. The Women in Black - Madelaine St John ****1/2
      66. The People You Know - Shari Lapena ***1/2
      67. Dancing Backwards - Salley Vickers ****
      68. a Share in Death - Deborah Crombie ***
      69. Disobedience - Naomi Alderson ****
      70. The Watchmaker of Filligree Street - Natasha Pulley *****
      71. Missing Presumed - Susie Steiner ***1/2
      72. The Split - Sharon Bolton *****
      73. A Day Like Any Other - Isla Dewar ****
      74. My Grandmother asked me to say she's sorry... - Frederik Bachmann ****1/2 (rr for book club)
      75. the Switch - Beth o leary ***
      76. The Book of Hidden Things - Francesco Dimitri *****
      77. Commonwealth - Ann Patchett *****
      78. Queen Bees - Sian Evans ***
      79. Friendly Fire - Patrick Gale *****
      80. The Amateur Marriage - Anne Tyler ****1/2
      81. Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan ****
      82. One, Two, Three, Four The Beatles in Time - Craig Brown *****
      83. Fifty Fifty Steve Cavanagh *****
      84. The Weekend - Charlotte Wood ***
      85. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi (RR for book group) ****1/2
      86. The Long Call - Anne Cleeves ***1/2
      87. The True Queen- Zen Cho ****
      88. Before We Visit the Goddess - Chitra Banerjee Divrakani ****
      89. The Insider - MariHannah ***
      90. The Liar - Steve Cavanagh ****1/2
      91. Endurance - Alfred Lansing *****
      92. Bitter Wash Road - Gary Disher ***
      93. Old Baggage - Lissa Evans ****
      94. The Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix E Harrow ****1/2
      95.  Death Comes to the Archbishop - Willa Cather ****1/2
      96. The Laughter of Dead Kings - Elizabeth Peters ***1/2
      97. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis ****1/4
      98. The Year of the Griffin - Diana Wynne Jones ****1/2
      99. The Guest List - Lucy Foley **
      100. The Secret Commonwealth - Phillip Pullman ****
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Audio Books
      Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel *****
      Swimming Lessons - Claire Fuller ***
      Miss Austen - Gill Hornby *****
      My Sweet Revenge - Jane Fallon ***
      The Ides of April - Lindsay Davies ****
      The Boy Who Fell - Jo Spain ****
      It is Rocket Science - Helen Keen *****
      Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel *****
      Pole to Pole - Michael palin ****1/2
      Saturnalia - Lindsay Davies *****
      Foundation - Isaac Asimov ***
      Leave it to Psmith - PG Wodehouse *****
      The Corset - Laura Purcell ****
      The Lost Future of Pepperharrow - Natasha Pulley *****
      Shadows in Bronze - Lindsay Davies ****
      Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope *****
      The Ninth House - Leigh Bardago ****
       
       
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    • By lunababymoonchild
      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)
      31 Furious Hours, Casey Cep - completed (paperback)
      32 The Girl in the Tower, Katherine Arden - completed (paperback)
      33 Notes From Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky - completed (paperback)
      34 The Jungle Book I &II, Rudyard Kipling - completed (paperback)
      35 The Warlow Experiment, Alix Nathan - completed (hardback)
      36 Poverty Safari, Darren McGarvey - completed (paperback)
      37 The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood - completed (paperback)
      38 A Short Treatise On the Joys of Morphinism, Hans Fallada - completed (ebook, very short story)
      39 The Borgias, Paul Strathern - completed (paperback)
      40 Maigret and the Man on the Bench, Georges Simenon - completed (paperback)
      41 The Testaments, Margaret Atwood - completed (hardback)
      42 The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli - completed (paperback)
      43 The Institute, Stephen King - completed (hardback)
      44 Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad - completed (paperback)
      45 Ten Days in a Madhouse, Nellie Bly - completed (e-book)
      46 Rappaccini's Daughter! Nigel Hawthorne - completed (short story, paper)
      47 Bone China, Laura Purcell - completed (hardback)
      48 Molloy, Samuel Beckett - completed (paperback)
      49 The Inheritors, William Golding - completed (paperback)
      50 Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin - completed (paperback)
      51 Howard's End, E M Forster - completed (paperback)
      52 Westwind, Ian Rankin - completed (paperback)
      53 Ness, Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood - completed (hardback)
      54 The Chimes, Cricket on the Hearth, Charles Dickens Christmas books - completed (hardback)
      55 Like Death, Guy de Maupassant - completed (paperback)
    • By lunababymoonchild
      1 The Loser, Thomas Bernhard - completed (paperback)
      2 Tales of the Peculiar, Ransom Riggs - completed (paperback)
      3 Midwinter Break, Bernard MacLaverty - completed (paperback)
      4 The Quantum Ten, Sheilla Jones - completed (hardback)
      5 This Census Taker, China Mielville - completed (paperback)
      6 My Own Story, Emmaline Pankhurst - completed (paperback)
      7 Poldark: Jeremy Poldark - completed (paperback)
      8 The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe - completed (short story, ebook)
      9 The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe - completed (short story, ebook)
      10 The Spire, William Golding - completed (paperback)
      11 The Accident on the A35, Graeme Macrae Burnet - completed (paperback)
      12  Sanctuary, William Faulkner - completed (paperback)
      13  The City and the City, China Mieville - completed (paperback)
      14  The End, Samuel Beckett - completed, short story (paperback)
      15  The Calmative, Samuel Beckett - completed, short story (paperback)
      16  My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier - completed (paperback)
      17  Bleak House, Charles Dickens - completed (paperback)
      18  The Blood, E S Thomson - completed (hardback)
      19  Why I Am So Clever, Friedrich Nietzsche - completed (ebook)
      20  The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell - completed (paperback)
      21  Woodcutters, Thomas Bernhard - completed (paperback)
      22  Manuel, Portrait of a Serial Killer - completed (paperback)
      23  The Dead, James Joyce - completed (paperback)
      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 ****
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