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I want to keep my posts to this thread just so I can review my ratings if I reread any of them. If the original thread can be put back, by all means get rid of this one as there are a few books missing.

 

56. The Grotesque, Patrick McGrath *****

57. A Small Killing, Alan Moore and Oscar Zarate *

56. Jew Gangster, Joe Kubert ****

55. Dying Light, Stuart MacBride ***

54. Priest, Ken Bruen ****

53. The Black Dahlia, James Ellroy *****

52. The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde ****

51. Calibre, Ken Bruen *****

50. London Noir, Cathi Unsworth (ed.) ****

49. The Wide White Page - Writers Imagine Antarctica, Bill Manhire (ed.) ****

48. Holocaust Tours, Julian Novitz *****

47. Benjamin Britten, Michael Wilcox ****

46. Box Office Poison, Alex Robinson ***

45. The Art of Fiction, David Lodge ****

44. Air Babylon, Imogen Edwards-Jones **

43. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver ****

42. Black Swan Green, David Mitchell ****

41. Hotel Babylon, Imogen Edwards-Jones ****

40. The Night Gardener, George Pelecanos ****

39. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn *****

38. The Dramatist, Ken Bruen (audiobook) *****

37. Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier ****

36. How to Lie With Statistics, Darrell Huff ****

35. Cosí Fan Tutti, Michael Dibdin ***

34. Der Ring des Nibelungen - A Companion, Rudolph Sabor *****

33. The Courage Consort, Michael Faber ****

32. The Value of X, Poppy Z. Brite **

31. Christopher Brookmyre, A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil **

30. Smoked, Patrick Quinlan *

29. Brighton Rock, Graeme Greene ***

28. The Quitter, Harvey Pekar (graphic novel) **

27. Flyaway, Desmond Bagley ****

26. Holes, Louis Sachar ****

25. Stuart, A Life backwards, Alexander Masters ****

24. The Stabbing in the Stables, Simon Brett ***

23. Royal Flash, George MacDonald Fraser ***

22. Milo's Run, Danny King ***

21. The End of Alice, A.M. Homes ****

20. The Man With The Iron-On Badge, Lee Goldberg ****

19. The Debt to Pleasure, John Lanchester ® ****

18. Tricked, Alex Robinson (graphic novel) *****

17. Cold Spring Harbour, Richard Yates ****

16. The Not Knowing, Cathi Unsworth ****

15. Flashman, George MacDonald Fraser ****

14. Cold Granite, Stuart MacBride ****

13. The Guards, Ken Bruen ® *****

12. A Dance to the Music of Time 1 - A Quesion of Upbringing, Anthony Powell ® *****

11. Violetta, Pike Biermann ****

10. Milo's Marauders, Danny King ****

09. David Boring, Daniel Clowes *

08. All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye, Christopher Brookmyre ****

07. The Children's War, J.N. Stroyar (DNF)

06. Bayswater Bodycount, Graeme Gordon ****

05. Civvies, Lynda LaPlante ***

04. Last Drinks, Andrew McGahan ****

03. Conversations With My Agent, Rob Long ***

02. The Secret History, Donna Tartt ® *****

01. The Indelible Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel ***

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Thanks for finding this, Meg! :)

 

23. Bleak House - Dickens (current & I think this will be it for the year, I can't see me racing through this one!!)

22. Whose Body? - Dorothy L Sayers ****

21. The Queen's Fool - Phillipa Gregory ***

20. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger ****

19. Return of the Warrior - Kinley MacGregor *

18. American Gods - Neil Gaiman***

17. A Walk In The Woods - Bill Bryson*** (finally finished in June 2007)

16. Moby Dick - Herman Melville ****

15. Pirates! - Celia Rees **

14. Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk ****

13. Going Postal - Terry Pratchett ****

12. A Fete Worse Than Death - Iain Aitch **

11. The Gunslinger - Stephen King ***

10. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde****

9. Watching the English - Kate Fox ***

8. Autumn - David Moody **

7. The Portable Door - Tom Holt ***

6. Small Island - Andrea Levy *****

5. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clark *****

4. The Story Of God - Robert Winston *****

... Brokeback Mountain - Annie Proulx (only 17 pages so doesn't really warrant a number) ****

3. Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman *****

2. Storms of Silence - Joe Simpson ***

1. How to be a Bad Birdwatcher - Simon Barnes ***

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34. The Shock Of Your Life, Adrian Holloway*

33. Medea, Christa Wolf*

32. Leviathan, Paul Auster**

31. Disgrace, JM Coetzee**@

30. Toast, Nigel Slater****@

29. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn****@

28. The Children's War, JN Stroyar*****@

27. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson****@

26. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro****@

25. Giving Up The Ghost, Hilary Mantel***

24. Now In November, Josephine Johnson****

23. Stuart: A life Backwards, Alexander Masters*****@

22. Cadfael: The Summer Of The Danes, Ellis Peters**@

21. Case Histories, Kate Atkinson****@

20. Scenes From My Life, Judi Dench****@

19. Three Stories, Alan Bennett****

18. Z For Zachariah, Robert O'Brien*

17. The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder***@

16. Out Of This World, Graham Swift**

15. My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier**** @

14. The Accidental, Ali Smith @

13. And Berry Came Too, Dornford Yates

12. Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling***

11. Ugly, Constance Briscoe*** @

10. The Last Time I Saw Mother, Arlene J. Chai @

09. Murther and Walking Spirits, Robertson Davies** @

08. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden**** @

07. Period Piece, Gwen Raverat**** @

06. Going Loco, Lynne Truss**

05. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates.* @

04. Possession, A.S,Byatt**** @ @

03. The Idea Of Perfection, Kate Grenville.***@

02. Marrying The Mistress, Joanna Trollope.

01. Up And Down In The Dales, Gervase Phinn.**

 

They are rated slightly differently from Stewart's. Bad= no stars, and only something Exceptional=*****

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Red Fox. your Book list for 2006, complete with stars is here:

http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:CeI94jXHXfAJ:www.bookgrouponline.com/forum/showthread.html%3Fp%3D23148%26highlight%3DLamb+bookgrouponline+booklists+2006+megustaleer&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&client=safari

 

As are the lists for: Stewart: Hazel: Claire; Miss Ribena: Tess: My Friend Jack: Momo: Flingo: and Mungus

 

 

The Booklists for Kats: Deirdreofthesorrows: Sherman McCoy: Phoebus: and Bill can be found here:

http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:WVuFw54dJAIJ:www.bookgrouponline.com/forum/printthread.html%3Ft%3D1980%26page%3D3%26pp%3D15+bookgrouponline+booklists+2006+megustaleer&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&client=safari

 

You can cut and paste your own list onto the new thread

 

15/04/07 unfortunately these links no longer work, so if you haven't recovered yours yet, it's too late now

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Thanks Meg, you are a superstar. :flowers:

I can't find anything useful in my cache.

 

77. Red Leaves, Thomas H. Cook ***

76. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens ****

75. The Kiss, Kathryn Harrison **

74. Such A Long Journey, Rohinton Mistry ***

73. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins ****

72. Never Go Back, Robert Goddard ***

71. Unfeeling, Ian Holding **

70. In the Footsteps of Scott, Roger Mear and Robert Scott ****

69. The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson ****

68. The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger ****

67. Penguins Stopped Play, Harry Thompson ***

66. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer *****

65. If Not Now, When, Primo Levi * (DNF)

64. Temptation, Douglas Kennedy ***

63. Suttree, Cormac McCarthy **

62. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell ****

61. Gaveston, Stephanie Merritt ***

60. The Story of Childhood, Libby Brooks **

59. Talk Talk, T.C. Boyle ***

58. Rape: A Love Story, Joyce Carol Oates ***

57. Gathering The Water, Robert Edric * (DNF)

56. One In Three, Adam Wishart ****

55. The Black Echo, Michael Connelly ****

54. Asylum, Patrick McGrath ****

53. The Whole Story, Toby Murcott ***

52. The Woman In Black, Susan Hill ***

51. In The Fold, Rachel Cusk **

50. Everyman, Philip Roth * (DNF)

49. The Position, Meg Wolitzer ***

48. In My Skin, Kate Holden **

47. The Observations, Jane Harris ****

46. The Ballad of Lee Cotton, Christopher Wilson*****

45. The Husband, Dean Koontz ***

44. Jamaica Inn, Daphne Du Maurier ***

43. Without Fail, Lee Child ****

42. My Antonia, Willa Cather ***

41. The Amnesia Clinic, James Scudamore **

40. Q&A, Vikas Swarup ****

39. Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje **

38. Hotel Babylon, Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anon ***

37. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates ****

36. Mother's Milk, Edward St Aubyn *****

35. The Sun Road, Hannah MacDonald ***

34. Little Children, Tom Perrotta ****

33. Echo Burning, Lee Child ****

32. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver ****

31. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian, Marina Lewycka ***

30. Bilgewater, Jane Gardam (DNF)

29. Black Swan Green, David Mitchell *****

28. The Visitor, Lee Child ****

27. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn *****

26. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler *****

25. The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh****

24. Old Filth, Jane Gardam ****

23. Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, Richard Layard **

22. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder ****

21. The Night Watch, Sarah Waters ****

20. Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem ***

19. Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman, Richard P. Feynman

18. The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly ****

17. Tripwire, Lee Child ***

16. The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova **

15. The Job, Douglas Kennedy ***

14. Brooklyn Follies, Paul Auster ****

13. Moon Dust, Andrew Smith ****

12. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Richard Yates ***

11. Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry *****

10. Die Trying, Lee Child ***

9. Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman **

8. Some Hope, Edward St Aubyn ****

7. The Wife, Meg Wolitzer **

6. Killing Floor, Lee Child ****

5. An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears * (DNF)

4. The Virgin's Lover, Phillipa Gregory *

3. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry *****

2. The Harmony Silk Factory, Tash Aw * (DNF)

1. On Beauty, Zadie Smith ****

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Meg, I love you! :kiss:

64. Hoe God verdween uit Jorwerd (Jorwerd: The Death of the Village in late 20th Century) , Geert Mak ****

63. If not now, when?, Primo Levi *****

62. Der weiße Neger Wumbaba, Axel Hacke & Michael Sowa (short, German, funny) ****

61. Thyme Out, Katie Fforde **

60. I know why the caged bird sings, Maya Angelou ****

59. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka **** (RL book club)

58. Underground to Canada, Barbara Smucker ****

57. Destined to Witness, Hans J. Massaquoi *****

56. Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, Louis Sachar ***

55. Nathan der Weise (Nathan the Wise), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing ***

54. Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod, Part 2, Bastian Sick ****

53. The Other Woman, Eric Jerome Dickey *

52. A Change of Regime, J.N. Stroyar *****

51. Antonio im Wunderland, Jan Weiler *****

50. Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains, Susan Elderkin **

49. Galileo’s Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love, Dava Sobel ****

48. Zia, Scott O'Dell *** (RL book club)

47. My Ántonia, Willa Cather **** (RL book club)

46. The Children’s War, J. N. Stroyar *****

45. Labyrinth, Kate Mosse **** (RL book club)

44. Der Dativ is dem Genitiv sein Tod, Bastian Sick (funny German book about grammar, comparable to Eats, shoots and leaves)****

43. Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett ***

42. Russendisko, Wladimir Kaminer (Russian author writing about his life as an expat in Germany) ***

41. The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom ****

40. In a Land of Plenty, Tim Pears ****

39. The Small House at Allington, Anthony Trollope *****

38. True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey ***

37. Small Steps, Louis Sachar ***

36. Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje ****

35. The Map that Changed the World, Simon Winchester ****

34. An Equal Music, Vikram Seth ****

33. Holes, Louis Sachar ***

32. Lady Susan, Jane Austen *****

31. La Bicyclette Bleue, Régine Desforges **

30. The Prophet, Khalil Gibran ***

29. Hanna's Daughters, Marianne Fredriksson ® **** (RL book club)

28. Only Dad, Alan Titchmarsh **

27. The Accidental, Ali Smith *

26. Hilfe, ich zieh aus!, Christian Matzerath & Mark Land (Help, I'm moving!, short and funny German story about a student leaving home) ***

25. The Falls, Joyce Carol Oates ****

24. Sommerhaus später, Judith Hermann (German short stories) **

23. Troublesome Words, Bill Bryson ****

22. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari **** (RL book club)

21. I know this much is true, Wally Lamb *****

20. Samira and Samir, Siba Shakib ****

19. Dubliners, James Joyce ***

18. Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep, Siba Shakib **** (RL book club)

17. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino ***

16. The Potter's House, Rosie Thomas ***

15. Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz ****

14. Das verborgene Wort, Ulla Hahn (German book, true story about a girl from a working class who discovers the beauty in literature, language and a way out of her misery) *****

13. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger * (RL book club)

12. A Party in San Niccolò, Christobel Kent ****

11. A Trust Betrayed, Candace Robb ***

10. Ich kehre zurück nach Afrika, Stefanie Gercke (German book by a lady who spent a couple of years in South Afrika) *****

09. Watching the English, Kate Fox ****

08. Fünfzehn Meter nach links, Antti Tuuri (Finnish book about a visit to Germany, quite funny) ***

07. Swan, Frances Mayes *****

06. Persuasion, Jane Austen ® *****

05. Down to Earth, Faith Addis ***

04. Brennholz fuer Kartoffelschalen, Horst Bosetzky (German novel about a boy's childhood in Berlin shortly after WWII) ***

03. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini ***** (RL book club)

02. Candlelight Döner, Asli Sevindim ** (Turkish lady growing up in Germany, funny)

01. Dust to Dust, Timothy Findley (short stories) **

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Well it's not my complete list, but close!! :D

 

54. Teacher Man - Frank McCourt (Current. Well starting tonight anyway...)

53. The Art of Destruction (Doctor Who) - Stephen Cole ***

52. The Price of Paradise (Doctor Who) - Colin Brake *****

51. The Nightmare of Black Island (Doctor Who) - Mike Tucker ****

50. Love and Dr. Devon - Alan Titchmarsh ***

49. Seeress of Kell (The Mallorean) - David Eddings *****

48. Sorceress of Darshiva (The Mallorean) - David Eddings ****

48. Demon Lord of Karanda (The Mallorean) - David Eddings ***

47. King of the Murgos (The Mallorean) - David Eddings ***

46. Guardians of the West (The Mallorean) - David Eddings *****

45. Enchanter's End Game (The Belgariad) - David Eddings *****

44. Castle of Wizardry (The Belgariad) - David Eddings ****

43. Magician's Gambit (The Belgariad) - David Eddings ****

42. Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad) - David Eddings ****

41. The Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad) - David Eddings *****

40. The Younger Gods (The Dreamers) - David and Leigh Eddings ***

39. Crystal Gorge (The Dreamers) - David and Leigh Eddings ® ****

38. The Treasured One (The Dreamers) - David and Leigh Eddings ® ***

37. The Elder Gods (The Dreamers) - David and Leigh Eddings ® ****

36. I am a Dalek (Doctor Who, Quick Reads) - Gareth Roberts **

35. The Stealers of Dreams (Dr Who) - Steve Lyons ® ***

34. Winner Takes All (Dr Who) - Jacqueline Rayner ® ****

33. Only Human (Dr Who) - Gareth Roberts ® ***

32. The Monsters Inside (Dr Who) - Stephen Cole ® ***

31. The Resurrection Casket (Doctor Who) - Justin Richards ****

30. Winner Takes All (Dr Who) - Jacqueline Rayner ® ***

29. The Feast of the Drowned (Doctor Who) - Stephen Cole ****

28. The Deviant Strain (Doctor Who) - Justin Richards ® ***

27. The Stone Rose (Doctor Who) - Jacqueline Rayner ****

26. Crystal Line - Anne McCaffrey ® ****

25. Killashandra - Anne McCaffrey ® ****

24. The Crystal Singer - Anne McCaffrey ® ***

23. Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower 4) - Stephen King ® (Currentish, but on hold. Still)

22. The Waste Lands (Dark Tower 3) - Stephen King ® ****

21. The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower 2) - Stephen King ® ****

20. The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1) - Stephen King ® ***

19. Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman *** (temporarily abandoned)

18. The Ship Who Sang - Anne McCaffrey ® ****

17. Serenity (Novelisation) - Joss Whedon & Keith DeCandido ***

16. New Spring - Robert Jordan ® ****

15. The High Lord - Trudi Canavan ® ****

14. The Novice - Trudi Canavan ® ***

13. The Magicians Guild - Trudi Canavan ® ****

12. Tickled Pink - Christina Jones ® ****

11. Every Boy's Got One - Meg Cabot ® ***

10. Boy Meets Girl - Meg Cabot ® ***

09. The Guy Next Door - Meg Cabot ® ****

08. The Last Lighthouse Keeper - Alan Titchmarsh ® *****

07. A Shite History of Nearly Everything - A. Parody ***

06. The Stealers of Dreams (Dr Who) - Steve Lyons ***

05. Only Human (Dr Who) - Gareth Roberts ****

04. The Deviant Strain (Dr Who) - Justin Richards ***

03. How To Teach With A Hangover - Fred Sedgewick ****

02. Winner Takes All (Dr Who) - Jacqueline Rayner ***

01. The Monsters Inside (Dr Who) - Stephen Cole ***

 

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I couldn't find mine in the Google cache, but this partial list without the ratings was on my defunct website and the rest are on my other computer which I will look up one day soon:

 

1. A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton (re-read)

2. B is for Burglar - Sue Grafton (re-read)

3. Witches Abroad (audio) - Terry Prattchet (re-read)

4. Anne of Avonlea (ebook) - L M Montgomery

5. The Secret History - Donna Tartt

6. Jane of the Prisoner of Wool House - Stephanie Barron

7. Headlong - Michael Frayn

8. Making History - Stephen Fry

9. Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich

10. Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

11. The Night Watch - Sarah Waters

12. Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi

13. The Hungry Years - William Leith

14. The Convenient Marriage - Georgette Heyer

Playing Botticelli - Liza Nelson (DNF)

15. Holiday in Death - J D Robb

16. Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett (audio Nigel Planer)

17. The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald

18. S is for Silence - Sue Grafton

19. The Accidental - Ali Smith

20. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn

21. Foundation - Isaac Asimov

22. The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey

23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J K Rowling (audio Stephen Fry)

24. Blue Diary - Alice Hoffman

25. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

26. Just Williams: An Autobiography - Kenneth Williams

27. The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst

28. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (audio Christopher Hurt)

29. One Child - Torey Hayden

30. Tiger's Child - Torey Hayden

31. A Place of Execution - Val McDermid

Elizabeth the First: Queen of England - Neville Williams (DNF)

32. According to Mark - Penelope Lively

33. Falling Angels - Tracy Chevalier

34. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett

35. Arthur and George - Julian Barnes (audio Nigel Anthony)

36. The Collector Collector - Tibor Fischer

37. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

38. Vengence in Death - J D Robb

39. Timeline - Michael Crichton (audio John Bedford Lloyd)

40. Conspiracy in Death - J D Robb

41. The Raphael Affair - Iain Pears

42. Persuasion - Jane Austen (audio Greta Scacchi)

43. Small Island - Andrea Levy

44. A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly

45. Mobile Library: The Case of the Missing Books - Ian Sansom

46. Ex Libris - Anne Fadiman

47. The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder

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This is what I could find for you, Starry. As at 11 Dec 2006

 

67. When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro ****

66. The Murder Room - P D James ***

65. What's a Girl Gotta Do? - Sparkle Hayter **

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

63. Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland ****

62. Spies - Michael Frayn ***

61. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis ****

60. Jane and her Gentlemen - Audrey Hawkridge ***

59. The Witch's Daughter - Nina Bawden ***

58. The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie (audio Hugh Fraser) ****

57. Heidi - Johanna Spyri (ebook) ***

56. Mona Lisa Smile - Deborah Chiel ***

55. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis (audio Michael York) ***

54. The Pure in Heart - Susan Hill (audio Stephen Pacey) ***

53. The Various Haunts of Men - Susan Hill (audio Stephen Pacey) ****

52. The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas ***

51. Brideshead Revisted - Evelyn Waugh ***

50. Atonement - Ian McEwan *****

49. The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder ****

48. Ex Libris - Anne Fadiman ***

47. Mobile Library: The Case of the Missing Books - Ian Sansom ***

46. A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly *****

45. Small Island - Andrea Levy ****

44. Persuasion - Jane Austen (audio Greta Saatchi) *****

43. The Raphael Affair - Iain Pears **

42. Conspiracy in Death - J D Robb ***

41. Timeline - Michael Crichton (audio John Bedford Lloyd) ****

40. Vengence in Death - J D Robb ***

39. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie ****

38. The Collector Collector - Tibor Fischer **

37. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett ***

36. Arthur and George - Julian Barnes (audio Nigel Anthony) ***

35. Falling Angels - Tracy Chevalier ***

34. According to Mark - Penelope Lively *****

33. Elizabeth the First: Queen of England - Neville Williams ***

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

31. Tiger's Child - Torey Hayden ***

30. One Child - Torey Hayden ***

29. The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst ****

28. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (audio Christopher Hurt) ****

27. Just Williams: An Autobiography - Kenneth Williams ***

26. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón ****

25. Blue Diary - Alice Hoffman ****

24. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J K Rowling (audio Stephen Fry) ***

23. The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey ***

22. Foundation - Isaac Asimov ***

21. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn *****

20. The Accidental - Ali Smith ***

19. S is for Silence - Sue Grafton ****

18. The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald ***

17. Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett (audio read by Nigel Planer) ****

16. Holiday in Death - J D Robb **

15. The Convenient Marriage - Georgette Heyer ***

14. Playing Botticelli - Liza Nelson (DNF)

13. The Hungry Years - William Leith ****

12. Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi ***

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

10. Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham *****

9. Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich ***

8. Making History - Stephen Fry *****

7. Headlong - Michael Frayn ****

6. Anne of Avonlea - L M Montgomery (ebook) ***

5. The Secret History - Donna Tartt ****

4. Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett (audio read by Nigel Planer) *****

3. B is for Burglar - Sue Grafton (re-read) ***

2. A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton (re-read) ***

1. Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House - Stephanie Barron ***

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Thanks Adrian! You beat me to it :) I was looking for something else and came across the list and was just coming to post it.

 

The URL for page two of the original 2006 Book list is here:

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:va7x5S3TRw0J:www.bookgrouponline.com/forum/printthread.html%3Ft%3D1980%26page%3D2%26pp%3D15+bookgrouponline+timeline&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=uk

 

Includes lists for:

willow, Opal, Lei-Lei Jayene, Bernadette, MarkC, Cathy, Thumbsucker, elfstar, Mrs Mouse, Top Cat, crispychez and Grammath,

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My two penny's worth...(copied from another forum, as I had more detail there anyway)

December

 

117. Motor Mouth - Janet Evanovich ***

116. Hogfather - Terry Pratchett ***

115. Eldest - Christopher Paolini ****

114. Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich ***

113. Double Fault - Lionel Shriver ****

112. Darkside - Tom Becker ***

111. Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich ****

INSERT FINISHED BELL JAR HERE! (see July!)

110. Eleven On Top - Janet Evanovich ****

109. The Great American Mousical - Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton ***

108. Dirty Bertie: Worms - Alan MacDonald (ill. David Roberts) **

107. Eragon - Christopher Paolini *****

November

 

106. Young Bond 3 - Charlie Higson ***

105. Perfect Match - Jodi Picoult ****

104. The Devil in Amber - Mark Gatiss ***

103. Ten Big Ones - Janet Evanovich ****

102. To The Nines - Janet Evanovich ****

101. Small Island - Andrea Levy ****

100. Hard Eight - Janet Evanovich ****

099. Seven Up - Janet Evanovich ****

098. Star-Crossed - Rachel Wing ****

097. The Black Book of Secrets - F E Higgins *****

096. Hot Six - Janet Evanovich ****

095. Rainbow Bridge - Aubrey Flegg ***

094. Angel Isle - Peter Dickinson ***

093. High Five - Janet Evanovich ****

 

 

October

 

92. Forged in the Fire - Ann Turnbull *****

91. Cat Among the Pigeons - Julia Golding ***

90. Killing Orders - Sara Paretsky ***

89. Four to Score - Janet Evanovich ****

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

87. Welcome to the Real World - Carole Matthews ****

86. Small Steps - Louis Sachar *****

85. Kiss Me Quick - Julie Highmore ****

84. Damian Drooth Supersleuth: Spycatcher - Barbara Mitchelhill **

83. Out of My Depth - Emily Barr **

82. Oranges in No Man's Land - Elizabeth Laird ****

81. The Navigator - Eoin McNamee ***

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

 

 

September

 

79. The Penalty - Mal Peet ****

78. I'm the King of the Castle - Susan Hill ****

77. Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich ****

76. The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss ****

75. Roar, Bull, Roar - Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters ****

74. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs **

73. Stuart: A life Backwards - Alexander Masters ****

72. Mr Dixon Disappears - Ian Sansom ****

 

August

 

71. The Ecstasy Club - Douglas Rushkoff ***

70. Vampire Kisses - Ellen Schreiber **

69. Just In Case - Meg Rosoff ****

68. Tilly and the Badgers - Joan Lingard ***

67. Tamar - Mal Peet ****

66. Empress Orchid - Anchee Min ***

65. Harvest - Tess Gerritsen ***

64. Anybody Out There? - Marian Keyes ****

63. Children of the Lamp: The Cobra of Kathmandu - P B Kerr ***

62. We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver *****

61. Stray - David Belbin *

 

July

60. Keeping Secrets - Andrew Rosenheim *****

59. Cents and Sensibility - Maggie Alderson ****

58. Little Lady, Big Apple - Hester Browne ***

57. Kissing Toads - Jemma Harvey ****

56. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath ® ***** (See Dec for true finish point!)

55. Damage - Sue Mayfield ****

54. Endymion Springs - Matthew Skelton ***

53. Snowbone - Cat Weatherill ***** (and more!)

52. The Mephisto Club - Tess Gerritsen ****

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

50. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich ****

49. Deadlock - Sara Paretsky ****

48. Frogs and French-kisses - Sarah Mlynowski ****

47. Dying Light - Stuart MacBride ****

 

June

46. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini ***

45. Buddies - Michaela Morgan **

44. Cold Granite - Stuart MacBride ****

43. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilmore ***** ®

42. Danny Boy - Jo-Ann Goodwin ***

41. The Red Tent - Anita Diamant ****

40. Sugar Rush - Julie Burchill ***

39. Angels and Men - Catherine Fox ****

38. Holes - Louis Sachar *****

37. Call After Midnight - Tess Gerritsen ***

36. Necessary Evil - Alex Kava ****

 

May

35. Split Second - Alex Kava ****

34. The Accidental - Ali Smith ***

33. Fast Women: The Drivers Who Changed the Face of Motor Racing - John Bullock ****

32. A Perfect Evil - Alex Kava ****

31. Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann ***

30. Life Support - Tess Gerritsen ****

29. Mercy - Jodi Picoult ****

28. Girls - Nic Kelman ***

 

April

27. The Diamond of Drury Lane - Julia Golding ****

26. The Siege - Helen Dunmore ***

25. Sweet Gum - Jo-Ann Goodwin *****

24. The Bugatti Queen - Miranda Seymour *****

23. Indemnity Only - Sara Paretsky ****

22. The Great Stink - Clare Clark ****

21. Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman ***

20. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne *****

March

19. In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar ****

18. Ringroad - Ian Sansom ***

17. Parrot in the Pepper Tree - Chris Stewart ****

16. Killing Floor - Lee Child ***

15. Hotel Babylon - Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anon. *****

February

14. Beatniks - Toby Litt *****

13. Oscar and the Lady in Pink - Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt *****

12. I, Coriander - Sally Gardner ****

11. Scuba Dancing - Nicola Slade ***

10. Siberia - Anne Halam ***** ®

09. White Darkness - Grealdine McCaughrean **

08. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood *** ®

07. Two-Way Split - Allan Guthrie ***

06. Secrets of the Fearless - Elizabeth Laird ****

January

05. My Friend Leonard - James Frey ***

04. Timebomb - Nigel Hinton ****

03. The Mobile Library: Case of the Missing Books - Ian Sansome ****

02. Possession - AS Byatt ****

01. Inkspell - Cornelia Funke ****

 

Five Star Books!

® = Re-read

Shorter Books that didn't warrant counting!

 

Another Night Before Christmas - Carol Ann Duffy

 

Picture Books

Pablo the Artist - Satoshi Kitamura (Reviewed for WriteAway)

Look at You: A Baby Body Book - Kathy Henderson (Reviewed for WriteAway)

Captain Abdul's Little Treasure - Colin McNaughton (Reviewed for WriteAway)

The Most Precious Thing - Gill Lewis (Reviewed for CBUK)

The Library - Sarah Stewart ((Reviewed for CBUK)

Wolves - Emily Gravett (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Night Pirates - Peter Harris (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Death in a Nut - Eric Maddern (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Russell the Sheep - Rob Scotton (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Slam - Adam Stower (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Lost and Found - Oliver Jeffers (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Princess and the Pea - Lauren Child (CKG 2005 award meeting)

Tiger - Nick Butterworth (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear - Emily Gravett (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Meerkat Mail - Emily Gravett (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Fly, Pigeon, Fly - John Henderson (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Augustus and His Smile - Catherine Rayner (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Good Boy, Fergus - David Shannon (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Mr and Mrs God in the Creation Kitchen - Nancy Wood (CKG 2006 Meeting)

Pocket Penguins

Cogs in the Great Machine - Eric Schlosser

Otherwise Pandemonium - Nick Hornby

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1. Conviction - Richard North Patterson ****

2. One Step Away From Heaven - Dean Koontz ***

3. Past Mortem - Ben Elton ***

4. The Closers - Michael Connelly ****

5. Velocity - Dean Koontz ***

6. Creepers - David Morrell **

7. Ash and Bone - John Harvey ****

8. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly ****

9. Atlantic Fury - Hammond Innes ***

10. Free to Trade - Michael Ridpath ****

11. Isvik - Hammond Innes *

12. The Lonely Dead - Michael Marshall **

13. Scarecrow - Malcolm Reilly ***

14. The Last Juror - John Grisham **

15. The Devil To Pay - Mark Daniel ****

16. Killing Floor - Lee Child ***

17. Dixie City Jam - James Lee Burke ***

18. The Golden Keel - Desmond Bagley ****

19. The Echo - Minette Walters ***

20. The Spoilers - Desmond Bagley ****

21. Turning Angel - Greg Iles *****

22. Metamorphosis (short story) - Franz Kafka ****

Reader's Block for 4 months! The World Cup interrupted my devotion to duty!

23. Wyatt's Hurricane - Desmond Bagley ****

24. Flyaway - Desmond Bagley ***

25. The Killer Mine - Hammond Innes ***

26. 4th of July - James Patterson with ***

27. Air Bridge - Hammond Innes ****

28. Snow Falling On Cedars - David Guterson ****

29. Lone Pine Five - Malcolm Saville ***

30. South By Java Head - Alistair MacLean ***

31. A Maiden's Grave - Jeffery Deaver *****

32. Snow Tiger - Desmond bagley ***

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Thanks Adrian! You beat me to it :) I was looking for something else and came across the list and was just coming to post it.

 

The URL for page two of the original 2006 Book list is here:

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:va7x5S3TRw0J:www.bookgrouponline.com/forum/printthread.html%3Ft%3D1980%26page%3D2%26pp%3D15+bookgrouponline+timeline&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=uk

 

Includes lists for:

willow, Opal, Lei-Lei Jayene, Bernadette, MarkC, Cathy, Thumbsucker, elfstar, Mrs Mouse, Top Cat, crispychez and Grammath,

 

Thank you kindly, Starry.

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Rather relieved to have found mine :D (such that it is!):

 

13. Down & Out in Paris & London - George Orwell ****

12 Tess of The D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy ****

11 The Successor - Ismail Kadare *****

10 The Children's War - Stroyar ****

09 A History of the Arab Peoples - Albert Hourani ****

08 Brick Lane - Monica Ali ****

07 The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood *****

06 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ****

05 On Beauty - Zadie Smith *****

04 Philosophy The Basics - Nigel Warburton ****

03 Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers ***

02 Labyrinth - Kate Mosse*

01 Writing Home - Alan Bennett *****

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Red Fox. your Book list for 2006, complete with stars is here:

http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:CeI94jXHXfAJ:www.bookgrouponline.com/forum/showthread.html%3Fp%3D23148%26highlight%3DLamb+bookgrouponline+booklists+2006+megustaleer&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&client=safari

 

As are the lists for: Stewart: Hazel: Claire; Miss Ribena: Tess: My Friend Jack: Momo: Flingo: and Mungus

 

 

This link doesn't work for me? Has anyone got it working?

 

I am having a terrible morning with my computer and would appreciate any help to save me typing it out! :confused:

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75. Exchange, Paul Magrs

74. C Because Cowards Get Cancer Too, John Diamond **

73. Germinal, Emile Zola

72. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy ****

71. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte *****

70. The Venus Fix, M J Rose *

69. The Awakening, Kate Chopin ***

68. Dracula, Bram Stoker ****

67. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald ****

66. Number One In Heaven, Jeremy Simmonds (dipping in and out)

65. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert ****

64. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins *****

63. Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore ***

62. Death Of A Salesman, Arthur Miller ****

61. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman ****

60. Everything You Know, Zoe Heller **

59. The Vanishing, Tim Krabbe ****

58. Damnation Street, Andrew Klavan *

57. My Swordhand Is Singing, Marcus Sedgwick **

56. Clay, David Almond ***

55. Stone Cold, Robert Swindells ****

54. Shopgirl, Steve Martin ****

53. The Vanished, Celia Rees **

52. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen ****

51. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver *****

50. Gordon, Edith Templeton **

49. Just In Case, Meg Rosoff ***

48. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad ***

47. Last Night, James Salter **

46. The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch **

45. The Abortionist's Daughter, Elisabeth Hyde *

44. Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin ***

43. Morvern Callar, Alan Warner *****

42. Educating Rita, Willy Russell *****

41. Kiss Me, Judas, Will Christopher Baer (didnt finish, will go back)

40. Things You Should Know, A M Homes ***

39. The Hard Way, Lee Child *****

38. The Safety of Objects, A M Homes ****

37. So Idle a Rogue: The Life and Death of Lord Rochester, Jeremy Lamb ***

36. Looking For JJ, Anne Cassidy ****

35. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Richard Yates ****

34. Completely Unexpected Tales, Roald Dahl ****

33. The History Boys, Alan Bennett ****

32. Lost for Words, John Humphrys ****

31. Stuart, A Life Backwards, Alexander Masters ***

30. The Children's House of Belsen, Hetty Verolme ****

29. The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill ***

28. An Ordinary Man: The True Story Behind 'Hotel Rwanda', Paul Rusesabagina ****

27. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn *****

26. The Great Stink, Clare Clark**

25. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder *

24. The End of Alice, A M Homes *****

23. Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami ***

22. The Accidental, Ali Smith *

21. Strange Meeting, Susan Hill *****

20. The Night Watch, Sarah Waters *

19. Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey, Fergal Keane ****

18. Reasons to Live, Amy Hempel *

17. Hell House, Richard Matheson ****

16. Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver *****

15. The Vesuvius Club, Mark Gatiss ***

14. The Monsters of Gramercy Park, Danny Leigh***

13. Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman ***

12. Tooth and Claw, T C Boyle **

11. A Change of Regime, J N Stroyar ****

10. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne ***

09. We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver *****

08. Lady Chatterley's Trial, Penguin 70's ***

07. Dr Johnson's Dictionary, Henry Hitchings **

06. Long Way Round, Ewan McGregor & Charlie Boorman *

05. The Republic of Trees, Sam Taylor ***

04. The Ode Less Travelled, Stephen Fry *****

03. Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx ***

02. The Good Doctor, Damon Galgut ****

01. The Children's War, J N Stroyar *****

 

(Thanks FLS and Meg for your help!)

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28. Some Hope Edward St Aubyn *****

27. Specimen Days Michael Cunningham ****

26 The Dykemaster Theodor Storm *****

25 Everyman Philip Roth *****

24. If Not Now, When? Primo Levi ****

23. Modern Baptists James Wilcox ***(*)

22. Indecision Benjamin Kunkel ***

21. The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson (audiobook) Rose Tremain ***

20. That They May Face The Rising Sun John McGahern *****

19. To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee **** (re-read)

18. Asylum Patrick McGrath *****

17. The Fascination OF Evil Florian Zeller ****

16. Stop The Train Geraldine McCraughrean ****

15. The 25th Hour David Benioff ****

14. The Short Day Dying Peter Hobbs *****

13. If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things Jon McGregor ***

12. The Secret River Kate Grenville***

11. The Heather Blazing Colm Toibin *****

---Sleep With Me Joanna Briscoe

10. Gilead Marilynne Robinson **

---Sister Crazy Emma Richler

9. Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier **** (re-read)

8. Cloud Atlas David Mitchell ***(*)

7. A Heart So White Javier Marias ****

6. The Night Watch Sarah Waters ***

5. The Harmony Silk Factory Tash Aw **

4. Persepolis Marjane Satrapi ****(*)

3. The People's Act OF Love James Meek ***

2. The Accidental Ali Smith **

1. Beyond Black Hilary Mantel****

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1. South Of The Border, West Of The Sun by Haruki Murakami (bookray)

2. The Dead Heart by Douglas Kennedy (bookring)

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. Neverhwere by Neil Gaiman

5. The Kalahari Typing School For Men by Alexander McCall Smith

6. The Full Cupboard Of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

7. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (audiobook read by Emelia Fox)

8. In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith

9. Torpedo Run by Douglas Reeman (audiobook read by David Rintoul)

10. The Constant Gardener by John le Carre

11. The Ipcress File by Len Deighton (audiobook read by Paul Daneman)

12. The Colour by Rose Tremain

13. Atonement by Ian McEwan (bookring)

14. An Equal Music by Vikram Seth (audiobook read by Robert Powell)

15. The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte (bookring)

16. The Touch by Colleen McCullough

17. Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton (audiobook read by Paul Daneman)

18. The Dumas Club by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (bookray)

19. This Is The Grass by Alan Marshall

20. The Guests Of War by Kit Pearson (bookring)

21. The Clerkenwell Tales by Peter Ackroyd (booking)

22. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (audiobook read by Juanita McMahon)

23. Empire I: Midshipman by Richard Stotts (e-book)

24. Empire II: Heir To The Throne by Richard Stotts (e-book)

25. Empire III: Majesty by Richard Stotts (e-book)

26. Libby Tubberman At Large by Justin jones (e-book)

27. Empire IV: A'chon by Richard Stotts (e-book)

28. Stripped: Depeche Mode by Jonathan Miller

29. Empire V: Citizens Of The Empire by Richard Stotts (e-book)

30. One Night @ The Call Center by Chetan Bhagat (bookring)

31. Around The World In 80 Days by Michael Palin (audiobook read by Michael Palin)

32. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

33. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

34. In Mine Own Heart by Alan Marshall

35. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas (e-book)

36. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

37. Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton (audiobook read by Paul Daneman)

38. Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire by JK Rowling

39. The Ten Thousand by Michael Curtis Ford (bookring)

40. Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix by JK Rowling

41. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

42. An Artist Of The Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (bookring)

43. Holes by Louis Sacher (bookring)

44. The White Russian by Tom Bradby (audiobook read by Robert Powell)

45. The Accidental by Ali Smith

46. Pole To Pole by Michael Palin (audiobook read by Michael Palin)

47. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Spy by Len Deighton (audiobook read by Paul Daneman)

48. The Golden Mountain by Irene Kai (audiobook read by Anna Fields)

49. A Friend Of The Earth by TC Boyle (bookring)

50. Death In A Strange Country by Donna Leon (audiobook read by Anna Fields)

51. Tokyo by Mo Hayder (bookring)

52. Full Circle by Michael Palin (audiobook read by Michael Palin)

53. Alfot by Chang-Rae Lee (bookring)

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Stewart's Reading List 2006 (only to November 18th available)

 

083. All The Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

082. Corksucker, Dan Fante

081. Utz, Bruce Chatwin **000

080. Dr Haggard's Disease, Patrick McGrath ****0

079. Mr Palomar, Italo Calvino

078. Lisey's Story, Stephen King **000

077. The Sign Of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

076. A Study In Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ***00

---- Noone Writes To The Colonel, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

---- A Good School, Richard Yates

---- The Pendragon Legend, Antal Szerb

075. The Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories, Michel Faber ***00

074. A Spy In The House Of Love, Anais Nin **000

073. From A Crooked Rib, Nuruddin Farah ****0

072. Spoiler, Amanda Prantera ***00

071. Summer Crossing, Truman Capote ***00

070. The Death Of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy ***00

---- Black Swan Green, David Mitchell

069. The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon ****0

068. Memories Of My Melancholy Whores, Gabriel Garcia Marquez **000

067. The Driver's Seat, Muriel Spark ***00

066. Carry Me Down, M.J. Hyland ****0

---- So Many Ways To Begin, Jon McGregor

065. Be Near Me, Andrew O'Hagan ***00

064. The Vanishing, Tim Krabbé ****0

063. Get A Life, Nadine Gordimer ***00

062. In The Country Of Men, Hisham Matar ***00

061. fullalove, Gordon Burn **000

060. The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder **000

059. The Fascination Of Evil, Florian Zeller ****0

058. Time's Arrow, Martin Amis ****0

057. On Writing, Stephen King ***00

---- The Silver Darlings, Neil M. Dunn

---- The Short Reign Of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck

056. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn ***00

055. Salt Herring On Saturday, Margaret M. Bochel ***00

054. The God Boy, Ian Cross ***00

053. A Closed Book, Gilbert Adair ****0

052. A Month In The Country, JL Carr ****0

051. The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood ***00

050. Beasts Of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala ***00

049. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates *****

048. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost, Ismail Kadare ***00

047. Everyman, Philip Roth ****0

046. Amsterdam, Ian McEwan ****0

045. We, Yevgeny Zamyatin **000

044. Bad News, Edward St. Aubyn ****0

043. Casino Royale, Ian Fleming ***00

042. One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ***00

041. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe ****0

040. Animal Farm, George Orwell ***00

039. The Red Pony, John Steinbeck **000

038. Whoever You Choose To Love, Colette Paul

037. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov ****0

---- Independent People, Halldór Laxness

036. The Van, Roddy Doyle ****0

035. Oranges, John McPhee ***00

034. Rash?mon, Ry?nosuke Akutagawa ***00

033. Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness, Richard Yates

032. Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck

031. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson **000

030. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway ***00

029. The Snapper, Roddy Doyle ****0

028. Burning Bright, John Steinbeck ***00

027. The Moon Is Down, John Steinbeck ****0

---- Embers, Sándor Márai

026. The Blind Owl, Sadegh Hedayat **000

025. Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin ****0

024. The Atom Station, Halldór Laxness ***00

023. A Sweet Scent Of Death, Guillermo Arriaga **000

022. The Commitments, Roddy Doyle ***00

021. The Story Of Mr Sommer, Patrick Süskind ***00

020. Earth And Ashes, Atiq Rahimi ****0

019. Tamburlaine Must Die, Louise Welsh *0000

018. Bonjour Tristesse, Françoise Sagan **000

017. The Pearl, John Steinbeck ***00

016. The Outsider, Albert Camus ***00

015. Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

014. Atomised, Michel Houellebecq **000

013. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Roddy Doyle ****0

012. Never Mind, Edward St. Aubyn ***00

011. Loitering With Intent, Muriel Spark ***00

010. Weight, Jeanette Winterson **000

009. Wait Until Spring, Bandini, John Fante ****0

008. Cold Spring Harbor, Richard Yates *****

007. To A God Unknown, John Steinbeck ****0

006. Goodbye To Berlin, Christopher Isherwood ***00

005. The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith **000

004. Flaubert's Parrot, Julian Barnes **000

003. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving *****

002. The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea, Yukio Mishima ****0

001. Palindrome Hannah, Michael Bailey

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78. The Crimson Petal and The White, Micheal Faber*****

77. Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin****

76. Northern Lights, Phillip Pullman****

75. The Secret History, Donna Tart*****

74. The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, Tom Baker***

73. Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman****

72. The Village By The Sea, Desai***

71. The Line of Beauty, Hollinghurst***1/2

70. White Ghost Girls, Alice Greenaway***

69. The End Of Alice, A.M Homes****

68. If Not Now, When? Primo Levi****

67. The Bridge of San Luis Ray, Thornton Wilder****

66. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S Lewis***

65. Mother's Milk, St Aubyn***1/2

64. Carry Me Down, M J Hyland****

63. The Ballad of Lee Cotton, Christopher Wilson***

62. Fingersmith, Sarah Waters*****

61. Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge****

60. In The Country of Men, Hisham Matar***

59. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn****

58. The Children's War, J.N Stroyar*****

57. Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Darkness) , Michelle Paver

56. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz***

55. My Antonia, Willa Cather****

54. Just In Case, Meg Rosoff****

53. The Butterfly House, Marcia Preston****

52. Winter's Bone, Daniel Woodrell***

51. Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, Roald Dahl***

50. The Magician's Nephew, C.S Lewis***

49. One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed, Melissa P.***

48. The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan***

47. The Chrsalids, John Wyndham*****

46. The Man Who Was Loved, Kay MacCauley****

45. The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck****

44. The Foreshadowing, Marcus Sedwick***

43. My Friend Leonard, James Frey*****

42. Dead Babies, Martin Amis***

41. I, Coriander, Sally Gardner****

40. One Big Damn Puzzler, John Harding****

39. The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Boyce****

38. A Million Little Pieces, James Frey*****

37. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks***

36. Rape: A Love Story, Carol Ann Oates***

35. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith***

34. The Peneliopiad, Margaret Atwood***

33. The Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber*****

32. How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff****

31. Holes, Louis Sachar***

30. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket***

29. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd****

28. Brighton Rock, Graham Greene***

27. We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver****

26. Carrie's War, Nina Bawden***

25. The World's Wife, Carol Ann Duffy****

24. The Accidental, Ali Smith**

23. Face, Benjamin Zephaniah ***

22. Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck***

21. The Enchanted April, Elizabeth Von Arnim***

20. Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer****

19. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian****

18. Upstate, Kalisha Buckhanon***

17. Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro***

16. Knowledge of Angels, Walsh***

15. The Last of the Just, Andre Schwarz-Bart****

14. On Beauty, Zadie Smith****

13. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket***

12. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window, Lemony Snicket***

11. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket***

10. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket***

09. Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut*****

08. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami***

07. The Shadow of the Wind, Zafron****

06. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton****

05. Notes on a Scandal, Zoe Heller**

04. Oryx and Crake, Margret Atwood****

03. The History of Love, Krauss*****

02. The Time Travellers Wife, Niffenger*****

01. March, Geraldine Brooks***

 

 

Re-read

 

I am going to try from now on (no.20) to alternate modern and classic literature, I'm also going to have to pledge to read more childrens literature.

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