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40. Hula by Lisa Shea **

39. Blood Memory by Greg Iles ****

38. Face by Benjamin Zephaniah ***

37. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz ***

36. The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra *****

35. Scar Culture by Toni Davidson **

34. Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris :mad:

33. Real Women Don't Wear Size 2 by Kelley St. John ***

32. Mistress of The Dark by Sephera Giron **

31. French Fried by Nancy Fairbanks **

30. Snipped in The Bud by Kate Collins ****

29. Bloodletting and Other Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam ****

28.The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger *

27. Syrup by Maxx Barry *****

26. Girl 16: Pants on Fire by Sue Limb ***

25. Girl (Nearly) 16: Absolute Torture by Sue Limb ***

24. Girl 15: Charming But Insane by Sue Limb ***

23. As Catch Can by Vincent Zandri **

22. Cockeyed by Ryan Knighton **

21. We All Fall Down by Eric Walter *****

20. The Pornographer's Poem by Michael Turner **

19. Bones by Jan Burke **

18. Murder And Obsession by Otto Penzler ***

17. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie *****

16. Drop Dead Gorgeous by Jennifer Skully ***

15. Operation Hell Gate: 24 Declassified by Robert Cochran **

14. The Penis Book by Joseph Cohen ***

13. Once In A House on Fire by Andrea Ashworth ****

12. The Granny by Brebdan O'Carroll ***

11. Tender At The Bone: Growing Up At the Table by Ruth Reichl ****

10. Goat: a Memoir by Brad Land *

9. The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain *

8. More Than You Can Chew by Marnelle Tokio *****

7. Immoral by Brian Freeman *****

6. My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders by Norbert Lebert *****

5. Flood by Andrew Vachss ****

4. Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis ***

3. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka *****

2. Haunted by Heather Graham **

1. The Night Before Christmas by Variou ***

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24. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (current)

23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling ****

22. Stone Cold - Robert Swindells ****

21. There Are No Shortcuts - Rafe Esquith *****

20. Teach with Like Your Hairs on Fire - Rafe Esquith *****

19. Teach with your Heart - Erin Gruwell ****

18. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens *****

17. Perfume - Patrick Suskind ****

16. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak *****

15. The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear - Walter Moers ****

14. School's Out - Christophe Dufosse *

13. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets - Eva Rice ****

12. The Freedom Writers Diary - The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell ****

11. The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank *****

10. Once in a House on Fire - Andrea Ashworth ****

09. The History of Love - Nicole Krauss *****

08. Perfect Match - Jodi Picoult ****

07. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini *****

06. Little Face - Sophie Hannah ***

05. The Master - Colm Toibin ****

04. The Sea - John Banville ***

03. On Beauty - Zadie Smith ****

02. Howards End - E.M. Forster *****

01. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro ****

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59. AA Gill - The Angry Island ****

58. Alexander Masters - Stuart: A Life Backwards ****

57. Joe Boyd - White Bicycles ***

56. Vida Vendela - Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name

55. Thomas Berger - Sneaky People *****

54. Billy Bryson - The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid ****

53. David Thewlis - The Late Hector Kipling **

52. Jane Smiley - Moo ****

51. Lavinia Greenlaw - The Importance Of Music To Girls **

50. TC Boyle - World's End *****

49. AA Gill - Previous Convictions ****

48. Rob Long - Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke ****

47. Mark Haskell Smith - Moist ***

46. Neil Cross - Natural History ****

45. Ann Patchett - Run ***

44. Chad Kultgen - The Average American Male (zero stars)

43. Chris Anderson - The Long Tail ***

42. Evelyn Waugh - A Handful Of Dust ****

41. Antonia Quirke - Madame Depardieu And The Beautiful Strangers ****

40. Anne Tyler - Ladder Of Years **

39. J Robert Lennon - The Funnies ***

38. Donald Antrim - The Afterlife ***

37. EF Benson - Mapp And Lucia ***

36. Joshua Ferris - And Then We Came To The End ****

35. Jane Smiley - Good Faith *****

34. Nick Hornby - A Long Way Down ***

33. Jancee Dunn - But Enough About Me ***

32. Stephen McCauley - Alternatives To Sex ***

31. Nick Hornby - The Complete Polyslyllabic Spree ****

30. LP Hartley - The Go-Between

29. Gillian Flynn - Sharp Objects ***

28. Richard Russo - Bridge Of Sighs *****

27. Sebastian Faulks - Engleby *****

26. Tim Guest - Second Lives ***

25. Michael Collins - The Secret Life Of E Robert Pendleton *****

24. Malcolm Bradbury - Eating People Is Wrong ***

23. Jeremy Page - Salt ****

22. Claire Messud - The Emperor's Children *****

21. Andrew Collins - That's Me In The Corner ***

20. Richard Russo - The Risk Pool *****

19. Billy Mott - The Back Nine **

18. Paul Theroux - The Kingdom By The Sea ***

17. Elizabeth Speller - The Sunlight On The Garden ****

16. William Gay - Twilight ****

15. Jonathan Lethem - You Don't Love Me Yet **

14. Alain De Botton - The Architecture Of Happiness ****

13. Toby Litt - Hospital **

12. Elizabeth McCracken - Niagara Falls All Over Again ****

11. Jay Rayner - The Oyster House Siege **

10. Craig Taylor - Return To Akenfield ****

9 Ronald Blythe - Akenfield ****

8. James Morrow - The Last Witchfinder *****

7. J Robert Lennon - Mailman *****

6. Elinor Lipman - My Latest Grievance ***

5. Chuck Klosterman - Killing Yourself To Live **

4. Chuck Klosterman - Chuck Klosterman IV ***

3. Richard Yates - The Collected Short Stories ****

2. Carl Hiaasen - Nature Girl ****

1. Richard Russo - The Whore's Child And Other Stories ****

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My very short list!

 

9. Shards of a broken crown - Raymond Feist ***

8. Rage of a demon king - Raymond Feist ****

7. Rise of a merchant prince - Raymond Feist ****

6. Shadow of a dark queen - Raymond Feist ****

5. Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro ****

4. Emma - Jane Austen ®

3. In the company of the courtesan - Sarah Dunant *****

2. Forest Mage - Robin Hobb ****

1. The crimson petal and the white - Michael Faber ® *****

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - Alan Garner ****

The Magus - John Fowles ***

To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf * (gave up because I disliked it so much)

The Willows - Algernon Blackwood *****

Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K Dick ****

 

Part way through

 

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

 

(non-fiction)

The Secret Life of Trees - Colin Tudge

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13 Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn (currently reading)

12 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday ***

11 The Road by Cormac McVarthy (Unfinished) *

10 Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures by Andrew Thomson ***

9 This Book Will Save Your Life by AM Holmes **

8 Bangkok Tatoo by John Burdett ***

7 Starter for Ten by David Nicolls ***

6 Coraline by Neil Gaiman **

5 The Alan Clark Diaries Vol I by Alan Clarle *****

4 The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery ***

3 The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy***

2 The Spin Doctor's Diary by Lance Price **

1 Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens **

 

 

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ok uh... probably can't remeber some... but y'know - they probably weren't that good anyway!

 

Human Traces -Sebastian Faulks

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (I think)

Shopaholic and Baby - Sophie Kinsella

Hidden Talents - Erica James

Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

Animal Farm - George Orwell

For One More Day - Mitch Albom

I am currently reading Burmese Days by George Orwell... :)

 

haha! not that many - but if I were to write a list of: Books I would like to read - well that post may just take up the whole page!

 

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Please forgive me, I am not used to scoring my reads and, have adjusted my scores from time to time as I get used to doing it! :rolleyes:

 

45 Clare Allan Poppy Shakespeare (Current)

44 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet (Current)

43 Anthony Trollope The Prime Minister ****

42 Belinda Starling The Journal of Dora Damage ****

41 Nick Hornby The Complete Polysyllabic Spree ***1/2

40 Alexander McCall Smith Dream Angus ****

39 Kathy Kacer The Underground Reporters ****1/2

38 John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces ****1/2

37 Markus Zusak I am the Messenger *****

36 Ryu Murakami In the Miso Soup ****

35 Nick Hornby Slam ****

34 China Mieville Un Lun Dun ****

33 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun - set aside :(

32 J K Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows *****

31 Nevil Shute Pied Piper ****1/2

30 Patrick Gale Notes from an Exhibition *****

29 Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams Tunnels ***

28 Max Arthur Last Post *****

27 Richard Milward Apples *****

26 Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf ****

25 Kate Atkinson Case Histories ****

24 Philippa Gregory Wideacre *

23 Markus Zusak The Book Thief *****+

22 Kevin Brooks The Road of the Dead ****

21 Meg Rosoff Just in Case ***

20 Jane Harris The Observations *****

19 Marcus Sedgwick My Swordhand is Singing ***1/2

18 Dai Sijie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ****

17 Will Self The Book of Dave *****

16 Philip Pullman Lyra's Oxford ***** (Leaves you wanting more though! )

15 Mark Gatiss Devil in Amber ***

14 Stef Penney The Tenderness of Wolves *****

13 John Connolly The Book of Lost Things ****

12 Joseph Kanon The Good German ****

11 Kartjan Poskitt Urgum the Axe Man ***

10 Yukio Mishima The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea *****

9 Simon Barnes How to be a Bad Birdwatcher ****

8 Brad Newsham Take Me With You ****

7 Mary Ann Rodman Yankee Girl ****

6 Natsuo Kirino Out *****+

5 Mark Gatiss The Vesuvius Club *****

4 Jamila Gavin The Coram Boy ****

3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles ****

2 P G Wodehouse The Code of the Woosters ****

1 Sally Gardner I, Coriander ***

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01) The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini ® ***

02) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ***

03) 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman - Stefan Zweig ***1/2

04) Maigret and the Gangsters - Georges Simenon ***

05) Wash This Blood Clean From My Hands - Fred Vargas ***1/2

06) The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney ****1/2

07) An Ice-Cream War - William Boyd ****

08) The Fruit of the Lemon - Andrea Levy ***

09) A Bridge to the Stars - Henning Mankell **1/2

10) To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee *****

11) The Darkness of Wallis Simpson - Rose Tremain ****

12) Blindsight - Maurice Gee ***1/2

13) The White Darkness - Geraldine McCaughrean *****

14) The Bone People - Keri Hulme ****

15) The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde ***

16) The Ninth Life of Louis Drax - Liz Jensen ****

17) The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield ***

18) Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ***1/2

19) Lanark - Alaistair Gray ****

20) Any Human Heart - William Boyd ****

21) Over - Margaret Forster ****

22) The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger **

23) Passenger to Frankfurt - Agatha Christie *

24) Death Jest's Book - Reginald Hill (Unabridged Audio) ***

25) Measuring the World - Daniel Kehlmann ****

26) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak *****

27) Flesh and Blood - John Harvey (Unabridged Audio) **

28) Stasiland - Anna Funder *****

29) Sacred Hunger - Barry Unsworth ® *****

30) A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewcyka ***

31) On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan ***

32) The Royal Game - Stefan Zweig ****

33) A Spy by Nature - Charles Cumming ***

34) Good Morning Midnight - Reginald Hill ****

35) Sunset Song - Louis Grassic Gibbon ****

36) Day - A L Kennedy **1/2

37) Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell ***

38) When We Were Romans - Matthew Kneale ***

39) The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo ****

40) Justin Thyme - Panama Oxridge ***1/2

41) Double Vision - Pat Barker ***

42) Jaguars and Electric Eels - Alexander von Humboldt ***

43) The Hidden Man - Charles Cumming (Unabridged Audio) ***

44) The Pesthouse - Jim Crace ***1/2

45) HP and The Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling ***1/2

46) The Fourth Man - K O Dahl ****

47) Love Over Scotland - Alexander McCall Smith ****

48) The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad ****

49) The Lizard Cage - Karen Connolly *****

50) What Was Lost - Catherine O'Flynn ***1/2

51) Consolation - Michael Redhill ***

52) Life Class - Pat Barker ****

53) The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbo ****

54) The Boy and The Sea - Kirsty Gunn ***

55) A Question of Blood - Ian Rankin (Unabridged audio) ***

56) Joseph Knight - James Robertson ***1/2

57) The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney ® - ****1/2

58) Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones ***1/2

59) The Painted Veil - W Somerset Maugham ****

60) The Dubliners - James Joyce ***

61) The Magician's Wife - Brian Moore ***

62) That Summer - Andrew Greig ****

63) The Welsh Girl - Peter Ho Davies ****

64) Fleshmarket Close - Ian Rankin (Unabridged Audio) ***

65) The Trick Is To Keep Breathing - Janice Galloway ****

66) The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett ***

67) Foreign Parts - Janice Galloway ***

68) Prince Rupert's Teardrop - Lisa Glass ***

69) The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam - Chris Ewan ***

70) The Chameleon's Shadow - Minette Walters ***1/2

71) Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett ***1/2

72) The Man Who Smiled - Henning Mankell ****

73) The Observations - Jane Harris ****

74)The Dark Room of Damocles - W F Hermans *****

75) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark ****1/2

76) The Destruction of Troy - Virgil ***

77) The Spanish Game - Charles Cumming (Unabridged Audio) ****

78) The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt - Wilhelm Genazino ***

79) Black Robe - Brian Moore ****

80) Restless - William Boyd ® ***1/2

81) Mr Norris Changes Trains - Christopher Isherwood ***

82) The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore *****

83) The Scandal of the Season - Sophie Gee ***

84) Dying - Arthur Schnitzler ***

85) Set In Stone - Linda Newbery ***

86) Fraulein Else - Arthur Schnitzler ****

87) This Book Will Save Your Life - A M Holmes (Unabridged Audio) ***

88) The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell ® ****

89) Cold Spring Harbor - Richard Yates *****

90) Quartet In Autumn - Barbara Pym *****

91) Mildred Pierce - James M Cain ****

92) Self Help Edward Docx ***

93) End Games - Michael Dibdin ****

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55. "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be G-d" by Etgar Keret [short stories]

54. "The Grotesque" by Patrick McGrath (****)

53. "The Understudy" by David Nicholls - A

52. "The Simple Art of Murder" by Raymond Chandler [short stories]

51. "Under The Skin" by Michel Faber (*****)

50. "The Good Doctor" by Damon Galgut (****)

49. "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly (****) - A

48. "South of the Border, West of the Sun" by Haruki Murakami (*****)

47. "The Brief History of the Dead" by Kevin Brockmeier (****) - A

46. "The Rotters Club" by Jonathan Coe (****)

45. "Screen Burn" by Charlie Brooker

44. "The People's Act of Love" by James Meek (**) - A

43. "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (***)

42. "Mr Clarinet" by Nick Stone (****) - A

41. "Spies" by Michael Frayn (**)

40. "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" by Terry Pratchett (****) - A

39. "Reversible Errors" by Scott Turow (***) - A

38. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zuzak (***)

37. "Where I'm Calling From" by Raymond Carver [short stories]

36. "Underworld" by Don DeLillo (***)

35. "A Man Without A Country" by Kurt Vonnegut (****)

34. "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis (****)

33. "Hawksmoor" by Peter Ackroyd (***) - A

32. "Red Leaves" by Thomas H. Cook (****) - A

31. "So Many Ways to Begin" by Jon McGregor (***)

30. "Gaza Blues" by Etgar Keret and Samir el-Youssef [short stories] (****)

29. "The Cutting Room" by Louise Welsh (****)

28. "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton (**) - A

27. "Faceless Killers" by Henning Mankell (***)

26. "Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson (**)

25. "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy (****) - A

24. "Espresso Tales" by Alexander McCall Smith (***)

23. "44 Scotland Street" by Alexander McCall Smith (***)

22. "Dr. Bloodmoney" by Phlip K. Dick (****)

21. "The Road to McCarthy" by Pete McCarthy (***) - A

20. "A Lot of Hard Yakka" by Simon Hughes (****)

19. "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman (***)

18. "Talk to the Hand" by Lynne Truss (***) - A

17. "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" by John Boyne (**)

16. "Dirty Havana Trilogy" by Pedro Juan Guiterrez

15. "The Treatment" by Mo Hayder (***) - A

14. "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami (*****)

13. "The Wrong Way Home" by Peter Moore (****)

12. "Everyman" by Philip Roth (*****)

11. "That Old Ace in the Hole" by Annie Proulx (***) - A

10. "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon" by Richard Zimler (***)

9. "Beware of God" by Shalom Auslander (*****) [short stories]

8. "Before the Frost" by Henning Mankell - A (***)

7. "The Quincunx" by Charles Palliser (***)

6. "Blair's Wars" by John Kampfner (****)

5. "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck (****)

4. "The Rats" by James Herbert (**) - A

3. "Service with a Smile" by P. G. Wodehouse (****) - A

2. "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy (****)

1. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro (***) - A

 

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so, to demonstrate how slow i am.......

 

1. Dante - Inferno (started in 2006)

2. John Mc Gregor - If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

3. Paul Auster, Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli - City of Glass (graphic)

4. Merlin Coverley - Psychogeography

5. Paolo Maurensig - The Luneburg Variation

6. Mark Roseman - The Villa, The Lake, The Meeting: Wannsee and the Final Solution

7. Malise Ruthven - Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

8. David Quammen - The Kiwi's Egg: Charles Darwin and Natural Selection

9. Steven Dorrill - Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism

10.Catharine Arnold - Necropolis: London and its Dead

11. Iain Sinclair - White Chappel, Scarlet Tracings

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43. What a Carve Up! - Jonathan Coe ****

42. A Spot of Bother - Mark Haddon ***

41. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet ***

40. My Booky Wook - Russell Brand ***

39. A Mighty Heart - Mariane Pearl ***

38. Humble Pie - Gordon Ramsay *

37. What I Was - Meg Rosoff

36. Animal's People - Indra Sinha

35. Earthly Possessions - Anne Tyler ****

34. On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan *****

33. Dr Wortle's School - Anthony Trollope ***

32. Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel ****

31. The Distance Between Us - Maggie O' Farrell ***

30. Tunnels - Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams **

29. My So-Called Life - Joanna Nadin ****

28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling ****

27. Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You - Hanna Jansen ***

26. The Children's War - JM Stroyar ***

25. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ***

24. Before I Die - Jenny Downham ***

23. Atonement - Ian McEwan ****

22. A Swift Pure Cry - Siobhan Dowd *****

21.The Road of Bones - Anne Fine ***

20. My Life in Orange: Growing up With the Guru - Tim Guest **

19. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

18. My Lover's Lover - Maggie O'Farrell *

17. The Secret River - Kate Grenville ****

16. Beast - Ally Kennen ***

15. Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood ****

14. This Book Will Save Your Life - A M Homes ****

13. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald ****

12. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean Dominique Bauby ***

11. The Abortion: An Historical Romance - Richard Brautigan ****

10. The Girls - Lori Lansens ****

9. The Night Watch - Sarah Waters *****

8. Red Leaves - Thomas H Cook *

7. The Meaning of Night - Michael Cox ***

6. Carry Me Down - M J Hyland ***

5. Be Near Me - Andrew O'Hagan ***

4. The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai ****

3. Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami *****

2. Strangers - Taichi Yamada ****

1. Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Choderlos de Laclos *****

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89. The Poison That Fascinates - Jennifer Clement *****

88. This Year It Will Be Different - Maeve Binchy ***

87. A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett ****

86. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet ***

85. Through A Glass Darkly - Jostein Gaarder ***

84. The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett ****

83. A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg *****

82. The Complete Fairy Tales - Brothers Grimm ***

81. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck *****

80. Puck of Pook's Hill - Rudyard Kipling ***

79. Mr Pip - Lloyd Jones ****

78. Son of A Witch - Gregory Maguire ***

77. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak *****

76. The Children's War - Monique Charlesworth **

77. The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde *****

76. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman ***

75. The Gathering - Anne Enright ****

74. The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde *****

73. A Life's Music - Andrei Makine ***

72. Le Bal - Irene Nemirovsky *****

71. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman ***

70. A Mighty Heart - Mariane Pearl *****

69. Triptych - Karin Slaughter *****

68. Northern Lights - Philip Pullman ***

67. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith *****

66. The Book With No Name - Anonymous *****

65. Igraine the Brave - Cornelia Funke ****

64. Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey ***

63. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown ****

62. Wicked - Gregory Maguire *****

61. Bookends - Jane Green *****

60. At Risk - Patricia Cornwall **

59. Mr Nobody's Eyes - Michael Morpurgo ***

58. The House at Riverton - Kate Morton *****

57. The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl *****

56. The Spook's Curse - Joseph Delaney ****

55. Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher *****

54. Beach Road - James Patterson *****

53. The Spook's Apprentice - Joseph Delaney ****

52. Earth Abides - George R Stewart ****

51. Relentless - Simon Kernick ****

50. The White Horse of Zennor - Michael Morpurgo ****

49. Cash: The Autobiography of Johnny Cash ****

48. Promise Me - Harlan Coben *****

47. Justin Thyme - Panama Oxridge *****

46. The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards ***

45. Green River Rising - Tim Willocks *****

44. Waiting - Ha Jin **

43. Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb *

42. Un Lun Dun - China Mieville ****

41. The Flamboya Tree - Clara Olink Kelly *****

40. Fangland - John Marks ***

39. Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin *****

38. AThousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini *****

37. The Innocent Man - John Grisham ***

36. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie *****

35. The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney *****

34. My Swordhand is Singing - Marcus Sedgwick *****

33. Out - Natsuo Kirino *****

32. Inkspell - Cornelia Funke *****

31. Light Years - James Salter *

30. Brother Grimm - Craig Russell *****

29. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke *****

28. The Drowning People - Richard Mason ***

27. Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill *****

26. Pig Island - Mo Hayder ***

25. Cafe Tropicana - Belinda Jones ****

24. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini *****

23. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne *****

22. The Burns Journal - Brent Runyon ****

21. A Place of Execution - Val McDermid *****

20. Skinny Dip - Carl Hiaasen *****

19. We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver ****

18. The Female Eunach - Germaine Greer *

17. We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson *****

16. The Shining - Stephen King ****

15. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne ***

14. Vanish - Tess Gerritsen ****

13. Abarat II - Clive Barker ****

12. Abarat - Clive Barker *****

11. The World According to Clarkson - Jeremy Clarkson *****

10. Amazonia - James Rollins *****

9. Stormchaser - Chris Riddell/Paul Stewart ****

8. The Girls - Lori Lansens *****

7. The Twelth Card - Jeffery Deaver ****

6. Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke *****

5. The Beach - Alex Garland *****

4. Cell - Stephen King *****

3. Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo *****

2. Espresso Tales - Alexander McCall Smith ****

1. Imajica - Clive Barker ****

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So far I have read (I am a bit slow to complete books...presumably because I read so many at one time):

 

Alexandra Kitty - Don't Believe It! How Lies Become News *****

Anita E. Wladichuck - Anastasia and the Ghostly Owl (the Choice Was Hers!) ***

Charles Johnson & Patricia Smith - Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery *****

Daniel Partner - The Everyday Guide to the Gospels: A Friendly and Informative Guide to the Life of Christ ***

Deborah Smith Pegues - 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue ****

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross - On Death and Dying ****

John W. Dean - Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush *****

Leo Tolstoy - The Kruetzer Sonata ****

Mike Lew - Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse *****

Olympia Vernon - Eden *****

Dr. Patti Feuereisen - Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse *****

Philip K. Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ****

Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber - Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Maniuplates Science and Gambles With Your Future ***

 

My favorite among these is the Olympia Vernon book. She is an excellent new writer. And Don't Believe It! How Lies Become News by Alexandra Kitty is an enlightening book. :)

 

Edit - Invisible Girls has emerged as another favorite. It's a self-help book, and I learned a lot from it both as a survivor and as an activist against violence.

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Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K Dick ****

 

Wow, you had the same opinion of this book that I did! Are you a fan of science fiction in general, or are you like me, not really liking sci-fi (and sometimes hating it) but liking what Philip K. Dick did with this book?

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(ETA: I have just realised that I should have done this list the other way around so that my most recent book is at the top - sorry! If I get the chance I will retype it)

 

ETA: I never did get around to it :rolleyes:

 

 

 

  1. Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters *****
  2. The Interpretation of Murder - Jed Rubenfeld **

  3. Dying Light - Stuart MacBride **
  4. Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell ***
  5. Sidetracked - Henning Mankell ***
  6. A High and Hidden Place - Michele Claire Lucas ****
  7. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka **
  8. Beach Road - James Patterson **
  9. Missing Joe - Stephen Thompson *
  10. Gone - Jonathan Kellerman **
  11. Other Lover- Sarah Jackman **
  12. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory ****
  13. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits - Ayelet Waldman *
  14. Lucky Girl - Fiona Gibson **
  15. Blood Sisters - Barbara & Stephanie Keating *****
  16. History of Love - Nicole Krauss ***
  17. The Cafe After The Pub After The Funeral - Hattie Gordon *
  18. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger **
  19. On Green Dolphin Street - Sebastian Faulks **
  20. Likely to Die - Linda Farstein **
  21. Call Me Elizabeth - Dawn Annandale ***
  22. Rage - Jonathan Kellerman **
  23. Lethal Intent - Quintin Jardine **
  24. Cold Granite - Stuart MacBride **
  25. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini ****
  26. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ****
  27. Human Traces -Sebastian Faulks **
  28. Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts ***
  29. A Durable Fire - Barbara & Stephanie Keating *****
  30. Out - Natsui Kirono ***
  31. The Perfect Husband - Lisa Gardner ***
  32. Dead Simple - Peter James ****
  33. Never Let me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro *
  34. Dead and Buried - Quintin Jardine ***
  35. Immaculate Deception - Reg Gadney ***
  36. Saturday -Ian McEwan **
  37. Purple Hibiscus - Chimimanda Ngochi Adichie (audiobook) ****
  38. Mr Darcy's Daughters - Elizabeth Aston ****
  39. Mouths of Babes - Stella Duffy **
  40. The Winter Rose - Jennifer Donnelly *****
  41. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (audiobook) ****
  42. When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro *
  43. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert **
  44. This Thing of Darkness - Harry Thompson *****
  45. White Guys - Anthony Giardina *
  46. So Many Ways To Begin - John McGregor (to restart when not recuperating)
  47. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (to restart when not recuperating)
  48. The Bay At Midnight - Diane Chamberlain ****
  49. Every Light In The House Burnin' - Andrea Levy ***
  50. A Place of Execution - Val McDermid *****
  51. The Final Detail - Harlen Coben ****
  52. Restless - William Boyd ****
  53. Sparkles - Louise Bagshawe ****
  54. The Story Of My Face - Kathy Page ***
  55. The Girl In Times Square - Paullina Simons *****
  56. The Road - Cormac McCarthy ****
  57. The Intimate Diaries of a London Call Girl -Belle Du Jour (audiobook) ****

  58. The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde *****
  59. The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl ***
  60. Venus Envy - Louise Bagshawe (audiobook) ***
  61. A Year in the Merde - Stephen Clarke ***
  62. The Rachel Papers - Martin Amis ***
  63. Grotesque - Natsuo Kirino (carried over to 2008)

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In no particular order:

 

All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque ****

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen ****

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy *****

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho *

Hamlet - William Shakespeare ****

Songs of Innocence/Experience - William Blake ***

Multitudes of WW1 Poetry ****

The Cure for Death by Lightning - Gail Anderson - Degatz ****

Special - Bella Bathurst ***

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1 AMIS, Martin: The Rachel Papers ***1/2

2 McEWAN, Ian: Saturday ****

3 WINTON, Tim: The Turning (short stories) *****

4 CHABON, Michael: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay****

5 TOOLE, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces ***1/2

6 de BOTTON, Alain: The Consolations of Philosophy ***1/2

7 ARENAS, Reinaldo: Singing From the Well (terribly tedious!)

8 WILDE, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray ***1/2

9 WINTON, Tim: The Riders ***1/2

10 STANFORD, Peter: The Devil: A Biography **1/2

11 RICE, Scott (Ed.): Son of "It was a Dark and Stormy Night"(Bulwer-Lytton Contest) **1/2 (harmless fun)

12 DOSTOEVSKY, Feodor: Notes from Underground****

13 RUSSELL, Bertrand: Why I Am Not a Christian***

14 LOVELL, Mary S: The Mitford Girls -The biography of an extraordinary family ****

 

And I'm afraid that's all the books I've had time to finish in 2007 :(

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Barefaced Lies - Jools Holland

Kitchen Confidential / A Cook's Tour - Anthony Bourdain

Things Can Only Get Better - John O'Farrell

McSweeney's 24 - Dave Eggers (ed.)

The Catafalque Works - Edward Gorey

Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton

Pandora's Star - Peter F Hamilton

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (Issue #3) - Dave Eggers (ed.)

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (Issue #2) - Dave Eggers (ed.)

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (Issue #1) - Dave Eggers (ed.)

The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde

Spike and Co: Spike, Eric and the Golden Age of British Comedy - Graham McCann

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling

Ghosts And Grisly Things - Ramsey Campbell

The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde

The Steep Approach To Garbadale - Iain Banks

Calcium Made Interesting - Graham Chapman

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years - Michael Palin

Jar Of Fools - Jason Lutes

Ice Haven - Daniel Clowes

Pies And Prejudice - Stuart Maconie

The Barrytown Trilogy - Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle

A Star Called Henry - Roddy Doyle

Oh, Play That Thing - Roddy Doyle

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors - Roddy Doyle

One Train Later - Andy Summers

The Children's Hospital - Chris Adrian

Amphigorey Again - Edward Gorey

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A Hopeless Romantic: Harriet Evans ****

My Take: Gary Barlow ****

The Devil Wears Prada: Laura Weisberger ***

A First Sight: Nicholas Sparks ****

Mister Monday: Garth Nix ***

Bordeaux Housewives: Daisy Waugh ***

A Bend In The Road: Nicholas Sparks ****

Dear John: Nicholas Sparks ****

The Audrey Hepburn Treasures: Ellen Erwin & Jessica Diamond *****

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38. What Was Lost - Catherine O'Flynn ***

37. Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones *****

36. The Innocent - Ian McEwan *****

35. The Telling - Miranda Seymour *****

34. The Visitor - Maeve Brennan ***

33. Dr Haggard's Disease - Patrick McGrath *****

32. The Way the Crow Flies - Ann-Marie MacDonald *****

31. The Pesthouse - Jim Crace ****

30. Laughter in the Dark - Vladimir Nabokov *****

29. The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Tóibín *****

28. Manon des Sources - Marcel Pagnol ****

27. Jean de Florette - Marcel Pagnol *****

26. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore *****

25. The Successor - Ismail Kadare *****

24. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie *

23. House of Meetings - Martin Amis *****

22. On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan ****

21. Timoleon Vieta Come Home - Dan Rhodes ****

20. Paula Spencer - Roddy Doyle ***

19. The Quiet American - Graham Greene *****

18. Everyman - Philip Roth *****

17. Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez **

16. Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates *****

15. Knots and Crosses - Ian Rankin ***

14. A Sport and a Pastime - James Salter ***

13. The Interpretation of Murder - Jed Rubenfeld **

12. Other People - Martin Amis *****

11. The Tin Men - Michael Frayn ****

10. A Home at the End of the World - Michael Cunningham

9. Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller ****

8. Chess - Stefan Zweig *****

7. Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis ***

6. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh ****

5. Money - Martin Amis *****

4. We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver **

3. The Diviners - Margaret Laurence *****

2. The Athenian Murders - Jose Carlos Somoza *****

1. Have the Men Had Enough - Margaret Forster *****

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47. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder *****

46. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ****

45. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie ***1/2

44. By The Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder *****

43. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder *****

42. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling ****1/2

41. Busman’s Holiday by Dorothy L. Sayers ****

40. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers ****1/2

39. Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers ***1/2

38. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver ***1/2

37. Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts ***

36. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen ****1/2

35. About a Boy by Nick Hornby ****

34. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler ***

33. Emma by Jane Austen ****1/2

32. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde ****1/2

31. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ****

30. The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde ****1/2

29. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ****1/2

28. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde ****

27. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde ****1/2

26. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse ****

25. High Five by Janet Evanovich ****

24. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ****

23. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver ***1/2

22. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson ****

21. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole *****

20. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain ****

19. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum ***1/2

18. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester ****

17. Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood ****

16. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen *****

15. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis ****1/2

14. The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis ****

13. The Man With Two Left Feet by P.G. Wodehouse ****

12. Golden Mean’s by Nick Bantock ****

11. Sabine’s Notebook by Nick Bantock ****

10. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery ****1/2

09. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling ****

08. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland ****

07. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling ****

06. Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock ****

05. Laura by David Zourchet **

04. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver ****

03. Atonement by Ian McEwan ***1/2

02. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell *****

01. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters ****

 

Currently Reading:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Laura Willig

Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel by Anne de Courcy

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