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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

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London in the Eighteenth Century:Jerry White (N.F.)
The Secret Life of William Shakespeare:Jude Morgan
Agent Zigzag:Ben Macintyre (N.F.)-v.g.
Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls: R. S. Downie
The Tin-Can Tree: Anne Tyler
The Clock Winder:Anne Tyler
Canvey Island: James Runcie
The Crimson Rooms:Katharine McMahon (loved it) - v.g.
The Dream Lover:William Boyd (a short story collection)
Vanished Kingdoms (N.F.) Norman Davies
Never Mind: Edward St Aubyn
Bad News: Edward St Aubyn
Some Hope: Edward St Aubyn
At Last: Edward St Aubyn
The English Monster: Lloyd Shepherd
The Poisoned Island:Lloyd Shepherd
Return of a King: (N.F.)William Dalrymple-v.g.
A Death at the Palace: M H. Baylis
The Amateur Marriage: Anne Tyler
Alex: Pierre Lemaitre- v.g.
The Black Box: Michael Connelly
The Other Typist: Suzanne Rindell
Hawthorn and Child:Keith Ridgway (unfinished)
Weirdo:Cathi Unsworth
May We Be Forgiven: A.M. Homes*

This Boy: A Memory of a Childhood - Alan Johnson*

NW: Zadie Smith- very good

Watching the Dark: Peter Robinson

Harvest: Jim Crace- excellent

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup: J L Carr

Cutting for Stone:Abraham Verghese

Montaigne:Essays

Ten-Second Staircase: Christopher Fowler - u/f

Seventy-Seven clocks: Christopher Fowler - u/f

Last Friends: Jane Gardam- very good

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman- Eve Harris

The Norfolk Mystery-Ian Sansom

A Glass of Blessings : Barbara Pym

A Month in the Country: J.L. Carr - v. good

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1. Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett.
2. A Quiet Flame - Philip Kerr.
3. The Baltic Gambit - Dewey Lambdin. (audiobook)
4. If the Dead Rise Not - Philip Kerr.
5. Field Grey - Philip Kerr.
6. The Silver Pigs - Lindsey Davis.
7. Shadows in Bronze - Lindsey Davis.
8. Reefs and Shoals - Dewey Lambdin. (audiobook)
9. Bedsit Disco Queen - Tracey Thorn.
10. King, Ship and Sword - Dewey Lambdin. (audiobook)
11. The Invasion Year - Dewey Lambdin. (audiobook)
12. Reefs and Shoals - Dewey Lambdin. (audiobook)
13. Venus in Copper - Lindsey Davis.
14. The Devil's Own Luck - David Donachie. (audiobook)
15. The Iron Hand of Mars - Lindsey Davis.
16. The Dying Trade - David Donachie. (audiobook)
17. The Oak and the Calf - Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn.
18. Tandia - Bryce Courtenay.
19. Bad Debts - Peter Temple. (audiobook)
20. Jesus - AN Wilson.
21. Persuader - Lee Child.
22. Poseidon's Gold - Lindsey Davis.
23. The Enemy - Lee Child.
24. One Shot - Lee Child.
25. The Hard Way - Lee Child.
26. Paradoxical Undressing - Kristin Hersh.
27. Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child.
28. After Dark - Haruki Murakami.
29. Richard Bolitho, Midshipman - Alexander Kent.

30. Midshipman Bolith and The Avenger - Alexander Kent.

31. Nothing to Loose - Lee Child.

32. Band of Brothers - Alexander Kent.

33. Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child.

34. Stand into Danger - Alexander Kent.

35. 61 Hours - Lee Child.

36. In Gallant Company - Alexander Kent.

37. Worth Dying For - Lee Child.

38. Sloop of War - Alexander Kent.

39. To Glory We Steer - Alexander Kent.

40. Consider Phlebus - Iain M Banks.

41. The Apothecary Rose - Candice Robb.

42. The Player of Games - Iain M Banks.

43. Command a King's Ship - Alexander Kent.

44. The LAdy Chapel - Candice Robb.

45. Use of Weapons - Iain M Banks.

46. Passage to Mutiny - Alexander Kent.

47. Hogfather - Terry Pratchett.

48. Dead Point - Peter Temple.

49. Form Line of Battle! - Alexander Kent.

50. White Dog – Peter Temple.

51. Enemy in Sight! - Alexander Kent.

52. Ramage and the Drumbeat – Dudley Pope.

53. The Flag Captain – Alexander Kent.

54. Never Go Back – Lee Child.

55. Ramage and the Freebooters – Dudley Pope.

56. Signal, Close Action! - Alexander Kent.

57. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson.

58. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson.

59. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson.

60. Governor Ramage RN – Dudley Pope.

61. The Camomile Lawn – Mary Wesley.

62. A is for Alibi – Sue Grafton.

63. Vicious Circle – Wilbur Smith.

64. The Inshore Squadron – Alexander Kent.
65. Ramage's Prize - Dudley Pope.   (audiobook)
66. Under The Eagle - Simon Scarrow.
67. The Eagle's Conquest - Simon Scarrow.
68. Bereft - Chris Womersley.
69. When the Eagle Hunts - Simon Scarrow.
70. The Eagle and the Wolves - Simon Scarrow.
71. The Eagle's Prey - Simon Scarrow.
72. The Eagle's Prophecy - Simon Scarrow.
73. B is for Burglar - Sue Grafton.  (audiobook)
 

Book List 2012

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How To Eat Out – Giles Coren (Started December 2012)
Snuff – Terry Pratchett
Building Stories – Chris Ware
How Music Works – David Byrne
Call For The Dead - John le Carre
A Murder Of Quality - John le Carre
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - John le Carre
RSPB British Birds Of Prey - Marianne Taylor
The Looking Glass War - John le Carre
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John le Carre
The Honourable Schoolboy - John le Carre
Smiley's People - John le Carre
The Secret Pilgrim - John le Carre
The Last Mad Surge Of Youth - Mark Hodkinson
Seeing Things - Oliver Postgate
Manhattan In Reverse - Peter F Hamilton
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Waiting For Godalming - Robert Rankin
Mrs Weber's Omnibus - Posy Simmonds
Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing - Jasper Fforde
The Little Book Of Awe & Wonder - Dr Matthew McFall
The Woman Who Died A Lot - Jasper Fforde
The Quarry - Iain Banks
The Language Instinct - Steven Pinker
Last Days - Adam Nevill
Cat Burglar Black - Richard Sala
The Fuller Memorandum - Charles Stross
The Hidden - Richard Sala
Anno Dracula - Kim Newman
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale - Graham Joyce
The Bloody Red Baron - Kim Newman
Delphine - Richard Sala
Dracula Cha Cha Cha - Kim Newman

Johnny Alucard - Kim Newman

A Garden Lost In Time - Jonathan Aycliffe

The Silence Of Ghosts - Jonathan Aycliffe

Sacrifice Of Fools - Ian McDonald

Crime For Christmas - Richard Dalby (ed.)

Usagi Yojimbo Book 8: Shades Of Death - Stan Sakai

Mystery For Christmas - Richard Dalby (ed.)

Usagi Yojimbo Book 9: Daisho - Stan Sakai

Space Usagi - Stan Sakai

Horror For Christmas - Richard Dalby (ed.)

The Haunted Book - Jeremy Dyson

A Christmas For Shacktown - Carl Barks

 

Previously...
My Book List 2007
My Book List 2008
My Book List 2009
My Book List 2010
My Book List 2011
My Book List 2012
My Book List 2013 (this one)

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@ = Links to BGO threads
A = Unabridged Audiobook

R = Re-read

 

20. The Warning Bell - Tom Macaulay****@A

19. The Shadows In The Street - Susan Hill***@A

18. The Two Destinies- Wilkie Collins***@A

17. Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel*****@A R

16. The Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafón**@

15. A Woman Unknown - Lucia Graves**** @

14. Orlando - Virginia Woolf***@

13. Ruby's Spoon - Anna Lawrence Pietroni****@

12. The Eventful Life of Nathaniel Dale - Nathaniel Dale**@

11. The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams**@

10. The Archaeology of Rabbit Warrens - Tom Williamson**@

09. The Greatcoat - Helen Dunmore**@

08. Armadillo - William Boyd****@

07. Winter In Madrid - C.J.Sansom****@

06. How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F A Cup - J.L.Carr****@

05. The Last Chronicle of Barset - Anthony Trollope****A

04. The Devil and Miss Prym - Paul Coelho**@A

03. The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow - A.J Mackinnon*****@
02. Chatterton - Peter Ackroyd***@A
01. Middlemarch - George Eliot****@A



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


Ratings may be reconsidered upon later reflection

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48. The Flame Alphabet Ben Marcus ***

46. Harvest Jim Crace ****

45. The Spinning Heart Donal Ryan *****

44. Tenth Of December George Saunders *****

43. The Innocents Francesca Segal ***(*)

42. The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid ****(*)

41. Cassandra At The Wedding Dorothy Baker ****

40. Fun Home Alison Bechdel (Graphic) *****

39. Tiny Sunbirds Far Away Christie Watson ***

38. The Mussel Feast Birgit Vanderberge ****

37. The Daughters of Mars Thomas Keneally (A)

36. Sweet Tooth Ian McEwan ****

35. What Was Lost Catherine O'Flynn ***(*)

34. Hey Yeah Right Get a Life Helen Simpson (RR) *****

33. Flight Adam Thorpe ****

32. Stonemouth Iain Banks ****

31. The Hand That First Held Mine Maggie O'Farrell (Abandoned)

30.  May We Be Forgiven A.M.Homes ****

29. The News From Where You Are Catherine O'Flynn ****

28. The Hairdresser of Harare Tendai Huchu ****

27. The View On the Way Down Rebecca Wait ***

26. On the Floor Aifric Campbell ***

25. The Blind Man's Garden Nadeem Aslam *****

24. Exposure Sayeed Kashua ***(*)

23. The Missing Shade of Blue Jennie Erdal ***

22. Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma
Kerry Hudson ****(*)

21. The Brimstone Wedding Barbara Vine ***

20. Canada Richard Ford ***(*)
19. The Cold Eye of Heaven Christine Dwyer Hickey *****
18. After Such Kindness Gaynor Arnold ***
17. The Book of Life Stuart Nadler ***
16. Heart-Shaped Bruise Tanya Byrne ***(*)
15. The Translation of the Bones Francesca Kay ***
14. Saraswati Park Anjali Joseph ***
13. The Innocent David Szalay ***(*)
12. The Streets Anthony Quinn ***(*)
11. This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You Jon
McGregor ****
10. Gone Girl Gillian Flynn ***(*)
9. Ulverton Adam Thorpe *****
8. Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner *****
7. The Sea John Banville ****
6. Be Near Me Andrew O'Hagan ***(*)
5. The Testament of Jessie Lamb Jane Rogers ***(*)
4. Swimming Home Deborah Levy ***
3. Bullfighting Roddy Doyle ****
2. The Anatomy of Ghosts Andrew Taylor ***(*)
1. Sabbath's Theater Philip Roth ?

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42. Heptameron - Marguerite de Navarre - 1578 (French: Heptaméron)

41. Deutschlandreise. Aufzeichnungen aus einer schwierigen Heimat - Ralph Giordano - 1998 [not translated, Germany trip. Records from a difficult home]

40. Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch - 2011

39. Cal - Bernard MacLaverty - 1983

38. The Museum of Innocence - Orhan Pamuk - 2008 (Turkish: Masumiyet Müzesi)

37. Lord of the Flies - William Golding - 1954

36. American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana - 2002

35. Don Quixote, vols. 1 and 2 by Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha/Don Quijote von der Mancha) - 1605/1615 -

34. The Isle of Pines by Henry Neville - 1668

33. Das Haus in ther Rothschildallee by Stefanie Zweig (not translated, The House in Rothschild Lane) [story about a Jewish family in Germany before the Holocaust] -2007

32. New Atlantis by Francis Bacon (lat. Nova Atlantis) - 1624

31. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah - 2010

30. Utopia by Thomas More - 1516

29. Das Bild, das ich dir schrieb by Per Agne Erkelius (Swedish: Rembrandt till sin dotter) [not translated: The Picture I wrote to you or Rembrandt's daughter] - 1998

28. We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver - 2003

27. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street - 1970/73

26. Ngono Mefane, das Mädchen der Wälder: Ein Märchen aus dem Regenwald by Jean-Félix Belinga Belinga [not translated, African folklore tales] - 1990

25. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (Il Decameron, cognominato Prencipe Galeotto) - 1350

24. Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver - 2012

23. Die Zeit der Stinte by Arthur Becker [German book about Polish immigrants, not translated = time of the smelt(fish)] - 2006

22. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - 1936

21. First they killed my father. A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung - 2000

20. Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Marina) - 1999

19. The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma (El mapa del tiempo) - 2008

18. The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam - 2011

17. Music & Silence - Rose Tremain - 1999

16. Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom - B.K.S. Iyengar - 2005

15. Secret Daughter -Shilpi Somaya Goda - 2010

14. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers - 1940

13. Crime & Punishment - Fjodor Dostojewski (Russian: Преступление и наказание ) - 1866

12. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway - 1952

11. Vinegar Hill - Manette A. Ansay - 1995

10. A Foreign Affair. A Passionate Life in Four Languages - Valerie Barnes - 2004 (autobiography)

9. The Turkish Woman (German: Die Türkin) - Martin Mosebach - 2002

8. Teacher Man. A Memoir 1949-1985 - Frank McCourt - 2005 (autobiography)

7. Egil's Saga - Snorri Sturluson (Icelandic) - 1240

6. Chicken Street - Amanda Sthers (French: Chicken Street) - 2005

5. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury - 1953

4. Eine deutsche Leidenschafts names Nudelsalat: und andere seltsame Geschichten - Rafik Schami (German) – 2011 [German, short stories by a Syrian author about living in Germany]

3. The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai - Ruyian Xu - 2010

2. Birdsong. A Novel of Love and War - Sebastian Faulks - 1993

1. Odyssey - Homer (Greek: Ομήρου Οδύσσεια, Odýsseia) – 800-600 BC

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My Book List 2012 My Book List 2011 My Book List 2010 My Book List 2009 My Book List 2008 My Book List 2007 My Book List 2006

And here is my wishlist

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49 - Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene

48 - A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

47 - The World According To Garp by John Irving (unfinished)

46 - A Particular Friendship by Dirk Bogarde

45 - Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro (audio) 

44 - The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood 

43 - Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris (audio)

42 - Love Among The Butterflies by Margaret Fountaine 

41 - The Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell (audio)

40 - Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

39 - The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris (audio)

38 - Seventy-Seven - My Road To Wimbledon Glory by Andy Murray

37 - The Berlin Wall by Frederick Taylor (audio)

36 - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

35 - We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

34 - The Raj Quartet - The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott

33 - The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (audio)

32 - Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (audio)

31 - Cujo by Stephen King

30 - Gig and The Cat by Colette

29 - The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (audio)

28 - Silverland by Dervla Murphy

27 - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (audio)

26 - 1984 - by George Orwell (re read)

25 - A History of the English Speaking Peoples - The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill

24 - Fahrenheit 451 byt Ray Bradbury (audio) 

23 - The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham (audio)

22 - Over The River by John Galsworthy (audio)

21 - Howards End by E. M. Forster
20 - Light In August by William Faulkner (audio)
19 - My Left Foot by Christy Brown
18 - I Am David by Anne Holm
17 - Cleared For Take-Off by Dirk Bogarde
16 - Joyland by Stephen King
15 - Dune by Frank Herbert (re read)
14 - Days From A Different World by John Simpson
13 - The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux
12 - The Forgotten Highlander by Alistair Urquhart (audio)
11 - 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (3 books in one on audio)
10 - The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
9 - Stalingrad by Antony Beever
8 - Heroes - 100 Poems from the new generation of War Poets
7 - The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah
6 - A Short Walk from Harrods by Dirk Bogarde (re read)
5 - The Raj Quartet - The Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott
4 - Through Siberia By Accident by Dervla Murphy
3 - Art In Nature by Tove Jansson
2 - If This Is Man by Primo Levi (re read)
1 - Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

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1. A Betrayal of Trust - Susan Hill ***
2. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstein *****
3. The City of Falling Angels - John Berendt ***
4. Eden's Garden - Juliet Greenwood ***
5. Bill Slider Omnibus 2 - Cynthia Harrold Eagles ****
6. Alys Always - Harriet Lane *****
7. Magnificent Obsession - Helen Rappaport *****
8. The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim - Johnathan Coe ***
9. The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey *****
10. Waiting for Sunrise - William Boyd *****
11. When God Was A Rabbit - Sarah Winman *****
12. Rough Music - Patrick Gale *****
13. American Wife - Curtis Sittenfield ***
14. The Book of Summers - Emylia Hall DNF
15. The Gods of Gotham - Lindsay Fay ****
16. Orchestrated Death - Cynthis Harrold Eagles ***
17. Montaigne - a life - Sarah Bakewell
18. The Thread - Victoria Hislop **
19. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn ***
20. Rack Ruin and Murder - Anne Granger **
21. Into the Darkness - Barbara Michaels - ****
22. Long Lankin - Lindsay Barraclough ****
23. The Man With The Wooden Hat - Jane Gardam ****
24. Disobedience - Naomi Alderman ****
25. The Strange Fate of Kitty easton - Elizabeth Speller ***
26. Not Dead Yet - Peter James ***
27. Blood Harvest - SJ Bolton *****
28. Excellent Women - Barbara Pym *****
29. Gone With The Windsors - Laurie Graham ***
30. Act of Faith - Erica James ***
31. In A Strange City - laura Lipmann ***
32. The Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar - susanne Joinson ****
33. The Villa - Rosanna Lay **
34. Involuntary Witness - Gianrico Carolfiglio ****
35. Jane and Prudence - Barbara Pym *****
36. Serge Bastarde Ate My baguette - John Dummer ***
37. Sacrifice - SJ Bolton ****
38. Now You See me - SJ Bolton *****
39. The Dark Vineyard -Martin Edwards ***
40. A Gate at the stairs - Lorrie Moore **/***
41. Dead Scared - SJ Bolton *****
42. A Glass of Blessings - Barbara Pym ****
43. Awakening - S J Bolton *****
44. Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel *****
4(. Notes From An Exhibition - Patrick Gale *****
46. The Way Home - George pelecanos ***
47. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper fforde ****
48. Some Tame Gazelle - Barbara Pym ****
49. Thus Was Adonis Murdered - Sarah Caudwell ***
50. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Jumped Out Of The Window And Disappeared - Jonas Johnsson ****
51. Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure - Joanne Harris ***
52. The Snowman - Jo Nesbo ***1/2
53. Stranger in The Room - Amanda Kyle Williams ***
54. the Case Of The Missing servant - Tarquin Hall ***

55.  A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty - Joshilyn Jackson ****

56.  The Divorce Party - Laura Dave *** 1/2

57.  A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin *** 1/2

58.  Bleakley Hall - Elaine di Rollo ***

59.  Courtiers - Lucy Worsley ****

60.  When She Was Good - Laura Lipmann **

61.  Slated - Teri Terry ****

62.  The Cutting Season - Attica Locke ****

63.  The Brideshead Generation - Humphry Littleton ***

64.  The Ex-Wives - Deborah Moggach *** 1/2

65.  Have His Carcass - Dorothy L Sayers ***

66.  Seraphina - Rachel Hartman ****

67.  The Death of Lyndon Wilder - E A Dineley *****

68;  Alex - Pierre Lemaitre ****

69.  That Old Cape Magic - Richard Russo ****

70;  Tout Sweet - Karen Wheeler ***

71.  Earthley Possessions - Anne Tyler ****

72.  You Are Awful But I Like You - Tim Moore****

73.  Vicious Circle - Mike Carey ****

74.  The Coronor's Lunch - Colin Cotterill *****

75.  Chasing Darkness - Robert Crais ***

76.  Tiger at the Gates - Jean Giraudoux (Play) *****

77.  The Mask of Achilles - Madelaine Miller (re-read for Book Group) ****1/2

78.  The Pursuit of Alice Thrift - Elinor Lipman ***

79.  22 Britannia Road - Amanda Hodgekinson ***

80.  Thirty Three Teeth - Colin Cotterill ****

81.  Disco for the departed - Colin Cotterill ****

82.  Tooth and Claw - Jo Walton ****

83.  Property - Valerie Martin *****

84.  Nine Parts of desire - Geraldine Brooks DNF

85.  The Penelopaid - Margaret Atwood ****

86.  Life After Life - Kate Atkinson *****

87.  Motherland - William Nicholson *****

88.  Remarkable Creatures - Tracy Chevalier *****

89.  The Night Rainbow - Claire King ****1/2

90.  The Speckled People - Hugo Hamilton ***1/2

91.  An Empty House - - Carlos Cerda *

93.  Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan *****

94.  The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life - William Nicholson ****

95.  A question of Identity - Susa,n Hill ***

96.  A Humble Companion - Laurie Graham ***

97.  Distant Thunder T D Griggs ***

98.  Where did you go Bernadette? Maria Semple ****

99.  Life Amongst the Bohemians - Virginia Nicholson****

100.  The Rook - Daniel O'Malley *****

101  Instructions For A Heatwave - Maggie O'Farrell ***1/2

102  The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier *****

103  Crusoe's daughter - Jane Gardam ***

104  Anarchy and Old Dogss - Colin Cotteril ***

105 Like this, For Ever - Sharon Bolton *****

106 The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year - Sue Townsend ***

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76 The Embassy of Cambodia - Zadie Smith *****

75 Defending Jacob - William Landay ****

74 Londoners - Craig Taylor ****

73 Mr Phillips - John Lanchester ****

72 Flowertown - SG Redling ***

71 Southern Cross The Dog - Bill Cheng **

70 The Thing About December - Donal Ryan ****

69 The Night Guest - Fiona McFarlane *****

68 A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing - Eimear McBride *****

67 Capital - John Lanchester *****

66 Little Girl Lost - Brian McGilloway ****

65 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley **

64 Bone Ash Sky - Katerina Cosgrove ****

63 The Execution of Noa P Singleton - Elizabeth Silver ***

62 Bereft - Chris Womersley *****

61 Seldom Seen - Sarah Ridgard ***

60 Popular Hits of the Showa Era - Ryu Murakami ***

59 So It Is - Liam Murray Bell ****

58 The Circle - Dave Eggers ***

57 Red Or Dead - David Peace *****

56 The Swan Book - Alexis Wilson ****

55 The Low Road - Chris Womersley *****

54 Being Dead - Jim Crace *****

53 A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists - Jane Rawson ****

52 Shift - Hugh Howey ****

51 Snapper - Brian Kimberling ***

50 Mr G: A Novel About The Creation - Alan Lightman **

49 The Wrestling - Simon Garfield ****

48 Harvest - Jim Crace ****

47 The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri *****

46 Once You Break A Knuckle - DW Wilson **

45 Five Star Billionaire - Tash Aw ***

44 The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton ***

43 TransAtlantic - Colum McCann ***

42 The Marrying of Chani Kaufman - Eve Harris *****

41 The Kills - Richard House ****

40 Almost English - Charlotte Mendelson ****

39 Unexploded - Alison MacLeod **

38 The Spinning Heart - Donal Ryan *****

37 A Tale For The Time Being - Ruth Ozeki *****

36 A Long Walk To Wimbledon - HRF Keating ***

35 Down The Rabbit Hole - Juan Pablo Villalobos ***

34 Welcome to Life - Alice de Smith ****

33 The Unit - Ninni Holmqvist *****

32 Bitter Water - Gordon Ferris **

31 Floundering - Romy Ash ****

30 Thirst - Andrei Gelasimov ****

29 From The Fatherland With Love - Ryu Murakami *****

28 Leon and Louise - Alex Capus *****

27 We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo ***

26 The Professor of Truth - James Robertson *****

25 The Accidental Apprentice - Vikas Swarup *****

24 The Chessmen - Peter May **

23 The Lewisman - Peter May ****

22 The Blackhouse - Peter May *****

21 Magnificent Joe - James Wheatley ****

20 Close and Other Stories - James Robertson ****

19 The Hanging Shed - Gordon Ferris ***

18 In The Shadow Of The Banyan - Vaddey Ratner *****

17 She Rises - Kate Worsley ***

16 Wool - Hugh Howey ****

15 The Book Of Why - Nicholas Montemarano ****

14 The Crane Wife - Patrick Ness ****

13 I Hear The Sirens In The Street - Adrian McKinty ****

12 The Stalin Epigram - Robert Littell ****

11 Levels Of Life - Julian Barnes **

10 The Devil's Beat - Robert Edric ***

9 Sputnik Caledonia - Andrew Crumey ****

8 The New Republic - Lionel Shriver ****

7 Young Philby - Robert Littell ****

6 This Is The Way - Gavin Corbett ****

5 Past The Shallows - Favel Parrett *****

4 The Rosie Project - Graham Simsion *****

3 The Flying Man - Roopa Farooki ***

2 All Right Now - Charles Chadwick (abandoned)

1 Let The Great World Spin - Colum McCann *****

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Number. (Start date) Title - Author (End date) (Any notes) (Format)

 

(2013-12-26) Five Run Away Together - Enid Blyton (carried forward to 2014) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

(2013-12-02) Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds (carried forward to 2014) (Paper)

(2013-10-08) The Lives of John Lennon - Goldstein (carried forward to 2014) (Paper)

(2013-10-08) What Color Is Your Parachute - Richard Nelson Bolles (carried forward to 2014) (2013 Edition) (Kindle)

(2013-08-25) The Mabinogion - Owen Morgan Edwards (carried forward to 2014) (Kindle)

---i. (2013-08-25) Volume 1 (carried forward to 2014)

(2013-08-16) Piece of Cake (RAF Quartet 1) - Derek Robinson (carried forward to 2014) (Kindle)

 

42. (2013-11-28) Scotland's Future - The Scottish Government (2014-12-31) (Kindle)

41. (2013-11-23) Aerospace Engineering 101 - WAGmob (2014-12-30) (Professional interest) (Kindle)

40. (2013-10-06) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (2014-12-30) (RR) (Kindle)

39. (2013-12-22) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (2013-12-26) (RR) (Paper/Kindle)

38. (2013-11-16) Five Go Adventuring Again - Enid Blyton (2013-12-25) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

37. (2013-11-15) Five on a Treasure Island - Enid Blyton (2013-12-05) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

36. The Venging - Greg Bear (2013-11-25) (Paper)

---i. The Wind From A Burning Woman

---ii. The White Horse Child

---iii. Petra

---iv. Scattershot (2013-11-12)

---v. (2013-11-12) Mandala (2013-11-13)

---vi. (2013-11-17) Hardfought (2013-11-23)

---vii. (2013-11-24) The Venging (2013-11-25)

---viii. (2013-11-25) Perihesperon (2013-11-25)

35. (2013-09-06) England And The Aeroplane - David Edgerton (2013-11-16) (Semi-professional interest) (Kindle)

34. (2013-11-01) Really Mr Twiddle! - Enid Blyton (2013-11-13) (Read to daughter #3) (Paper)

33. (2013-10-15) Naughty Amelia Jane - Enid Blyton (2013-10-30) (Read to daughter #3) (Paper)

32. (2013-09-13) A Tale For The Time Being - Ruth Ozeki (2013-10-06) (Kindle)

31. (2013-08-11) Orlando - Virginia Woolf (2013-08-25) (Kindle)

30. (2013-08-18) Mr Messy - Roger Hargreaves (2013-08-18) (Paper)

29. The Lord Of The Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (RR for the first time since seeing the Peter Jackson films) (Paper)

---i. The Fellowship Of The Ring

---ii. The Two Towers

---iii. The Return Of The King (2013-08-11)

28. Couples - John Updike (Paper)

27. Another Day Downrange - Robert Patterson (Kindle)

26. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens (Kindle)

25. The Wombles To The Rescue - Elisabeth Beresford (Kindle)

24. The Invisible Womble - Elisabeth Beresford (Kindle)

23. The Wright Brothers - Lewis Helfand & Sankha Banerjee (Graphic novel) (Kindle - well, iPad actually, but the Kindle edition)

22. The Early History Of The Airplane - Wilbur & Orville Wright (Kindle)

21. Flying With Angels - Kevin Rutland (RR) (Paper)

20. Propellerhead - Anthony Woodward (RR for the first half) (Kindle)

19. The Wombles At Work - Elisabeth Beresford (Kindle)

18. The Simple Science Of Flight - Hank Tennekes (Kindle)

17. Fighter Pilot - Colin Strong and Duff Hart-Davis (RR after many years) (Paper)

16. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers (Kindle)

15. Lost And Found - Tom Winter (Kindle)

14. The Wandering Wombles - Elisabeth Beresford (Paper)

13. [Essay] Swimming And Flying - Mark Haddon (Kindle, and also the first book I've borrowed from the Kindle Lending Library)

12. Mercycle - Piers Anthony (Paper)

11. The Wombles - Elisabeth Beresford (Paper & Kindle)

10. You Are Not So Smart - David McRaney (Kindle)

9. Brilliant Interview - Ros Jay (Paper)

8. The Job Hunter's Handbook - David Greenwood (Paper) (Made redundant lol!)

7. The Mammoth Book of Short Science Fiction Novels - Isaac Asimov (ed) (Paper)

---i. Profession - Isaac Asimov

---ii. Who Goes There - John W McDonald Jr

---iii. For I Am A Jealous People - Lester Del Rey

---iv. The Mortal And The Monster - Gordon R. Dickson

---v. Time Safari - David Drake

---vi. In The Western Tradition - Phyllis Eisenstein

---vii. The Alley Man - Philip Jose Farmer

---viii. The Sellers Of The Dream - John Jakes

---ix. The Moon Goddess And The Son - Donald Kingsbury

---x. Enemy Mine - Barry Longyear

---xi. Flash Crowd - Larry Niven

---xii. In The Problem Pit - Frederik Pohl

---xiii. The Desert Of Stolen Dreams - Robert Silverberg

6. Ringworld - Larry Niven (Paper)

5. Get Out Of My Life - Tony Wolf & Suzanne Franks (Paper!)

4. This Little Britain - Harry Bingham (Kindle)

3. 21st Century Dodos - Steve Stack (Kindle)

2. Narrow Minds - Marie Brown (Kindle)

1. Narrow Margins - Marie Brown (Kindle)

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4. Fires Of Heaven - Robert Jordan ****
5. Lord of Chaos - Robert Jordan ****
6. The World of The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan **
7. The Crown of Swords - Robert Jordan *****

8. Rage - Richard Bachman - Stephen King ***

9. A Question of Blood (Rebus #14) - Ian Rankin *****

10. How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup - JL Carr ***

11. Path of daggers - Robert Jordan

Now I just have to remember what I was reading before the crash...

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list of iff

Name - Author - Rating - Where - Period
1. In Evil Hour - Gabriel Garcia Marquez ***** Home 01/01/13 - 04/01/13 Reread
2. Pedalare Pedalare: The History of Italian Cycling - John Foot - Work 07/01/13 - 25/01/13 ***
3. Leviathan - Paul Auster - Home 05/01/13 - 27/01/13 *****
4. Where I Left My Soul - Jerome Ferrari Work 28/01/13 - 06/02/13 ****
5. Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil Work 07/02/13 - 22/02/13 ***
6. Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan Home 02/02/13 - 22/02/13 ****
7. Weathercock - Glen Duncan Work 23/02/13 - 15/03/13 ***** Reread
8. Purgatory - Thomas Eloy Martinez Work 19/03/13 - 30/03/13 ****
9. Morven Callar - Alan Warner Work 04/04/13 - 13/04/13 ****
10. Dream of the Celt - Mario Vargas Llosa Home 02/03/13 - 13/03/13 *****
11. Tomato Red - Daniel Woodrell Work 15/04/13 - 20/04/13 *****
12. Anatomy of a Disappearance - Hisham Matar 03/05/13 - 06/05/13 ****
13. Assumption - Percivel Everitt 11/05/13 - 18/05/13 ***
14. My Name is Red - Orham Pamuk 22/04/13 - 31/05/13 ****
15. Possibility of An Island - Michel Houellebecq 25/05/13 - 23/06/13 ***** reread
16. The Memory of Love - Aminatta Forna 05/06/13 - 03/07/13 ****
17. Nazi Literature in the Americas - Roberto Bolano 29/06/13 - 10/07/13 ***
18. Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada 04/07/13 - 19/07/13 *****
19. Northline - Willy Vlautin 22/07/13 - 31/07/13 ****
20. What Happened to Lani Garver - Carol Plum-Ucci 01/08/13 - 10/08/13 ****
21. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens 20/07/13 -    *****
22. Transatlantic - Colum McCann 13/08/13 - ***
23. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck ***** Reread
24. Maya's Notebook - Isabel Allende *****
25. The Dinner - Herman Koch ****
26. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Mohsin Hamid ****
27. The Blind Man's Garden - Nadeem Aslam *****
28. And the Mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini 16/10/13 -  30/10/13 ****
29. Man In the Dark - Paul Auster 26/10/13 - 7/11/13 ***** Reread
30. The faster I walk, the Smaller I am - Kjersti A. Skomvold 08/11/13 - 15/11/13 ****
31. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche 31/10/13 - 23/11/13 ****
32. The Misunderstanding - Irene Nemirovsky 27/11/13 - 30/11/13 ****

33. My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier 18/11/13 - 14/12/13 ****

34. The Phantom - Jo Nesbo 30/11/13 - 15/12/13 ***

35. The Etymologicon - Mark Forsyth 15/12/13 - 27/12/13 ****

36. Big Brother - Lionel Shriver 18/12/13 - 30/12/13 *****
 

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65. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins, ***

64. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins ****

63. Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick ****

62. The Last Breath, Denise Mina ***

61. The Dead Hour, Denise Mina ***

60. The Field of Blood, Denise Mina ****

59. Krabat, Otfried Preussler **

58. Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill ®***

57. Horns, Joe Hill ***

56. Joyland, Stephen King *****

55. Doctor Sleep, Stephen King ****

54. A Sickness in the Family, Denise Mina ***

53. Never Go Back, Lee Child ****

52. Let Me Go, Chelsea Cain ****

51. The Walking Dead: What Comes After (18), Robert Kirkman ****

50. Locke & Key (5), Joe Hill ****

49. Locke & Key: (4), Joe Hill *****

48. Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows (3), Joe Hill *****

47. Locke & Key: Head Games (2), Joe Hill *****

46. May We Be Forgiven, A M Homes DNF BUT WILL

45. The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan ***

44. Resolution, Denise Mina ****

43. Exile, Denise Mina ****

42. Garnethill, Denise Mina *****
41. The Walking Dead: Something to Fear (17), Robert Kirkman ****
40. Saga (1), Brian K Vaughan ***
39. Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft (1), Joe Hill *****
38. Blacksad: A Silent Hell (2), Juan Diaz Canales **
37. This Charming Man, Marian Keyes DNF
36. Rachel's Holiday, Marian Keyes ***
35. Grandville (1), Bryan Talbot ***
34. Harker: The Book of Solomon, ***
33. Crossed (1), Garth Ennis/Jacen Burrows ****
32. R.I.P.D. (1), Peter Lenkov **
31. The Cape, Joe Hill ****
30. The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Justin Jordan ****
29. Days of the Bagnold Summer, Joff Winterhart ****
28. Kiss Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl, Mark Millar ****
27. Chew: Just Desserts (3), ****
26. Weirdo, Cathi Unsworth **
25. Chew: International Flavour (2), Rob Gullory ****
24. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell ***
23. Irredeemable (1), Mark Waid ***
22. Happy (1), Grant Morrison ****
21. Blacksad (1), Juan Diaz Canales *****
20. Kick Ass 2, Mark Millar ****
19. Fatale: The Devil's Business (2), Ed Brubaker/Sean Philips ****
18. Fatale: Death Chases Me (1), Ed Brubaker/Sean Philips ***
17. Scene of the Crime, Ed Brubaker ****
16. The Death of Bees, Lisa O'Donnell ***
15. Anybody Out There? Marian Keyes ***
14. Broken Harbour, Tana French ****
13. Revival: You're Among Friends (1), Mike Norton ****
12. Chew: Tasters Choice (1), Rob Guillory ***
11. The Wicked Girls, Alex Marwood **
10. The Likeness, Tana French ****
09. Moranthology, Caitlin Moran **
08. The Likeness, Tana French *****
07. Faithful Place, Tana French ****
06. In The Woods, Tana French *****
05. Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam ***
04. Eloise, Judy Finnigan **
03. The Tattooist, Louise Black *
02. Watermelon, Marian Keyes ***
01. The Not Knowing, Cathi Unsworth ***

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01 Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
02 David Bellos, Is That A Fish In Your Ear?
03 Henry Hitchings, The Language Wars/A History of Proper English
RR Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (for teaching purposes)
RR Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (for teaching purposes)
04 Delphine de Vigan, Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit (Fr)
05 Kate Chopin, The Awakening
06 Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
RR F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (for teaching purposes)
RR Michael Cunningham, The Hours (for teaching purposes)
RR Jonathan Coe, The Rain Before It Falls (for teaching purposes)
07 Elliot Perlman, The Street Sweeper
08 Barbara Vine, The Child's Child
09 Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude
10 Paul Auster, Winter Journal
11 Fred Vargas, L'armée furieuse (Fr)
12 A.M.Homes, May We Be Forgiven
13 Didier Eribon, Réflexions que la question gay (Fr)
14 Ian Rankin, A Question of Blood
15 Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind
16 Grégoire Delacourt, La liste de mes envies (Fr)
17 Eric Fottorino, Suite à un accident grave de voyageur (Fr)
18 Graham Swift, Tomorrow
19 Patrick Gale, A Perfectly Good Man

20 Graham Swift, Wish You Were Here

21 Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22

22 Martin Amis, Lionel Asbo: State of England

23 Emma Donoghue, Astray

24 Philippe Delerm, Je vais passer pour un vieux con (Fr)

25 Thierry Saussez, Les deux corps du Président (Fr)

RR Ian Rankin, Fleshmarket Close

26 Benoît Duteurtre, Les pieds dans l'eau (Fr)

27 Will Self, Umbrella

28 Élisabeth Schemla, Islam, l'épreuve française (Fr)

RR Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

29 Zadie Smith, NW

30 Peter Ackroyd, Three Brothers

31 Jonathan Coe, Expo 58

32 Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

33 Jacqueline de Romilly, L'Enseignement en détresse (Fr)

34 Pierre Lemaitre, Au revoir là-haut (Fr)

35 Charles Moore, Margaret Thatcher / The Authorized Biography, vol.1 : Not For Turning

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  • 5 months later...

Busy year for me so this is likely to be a shorter list than previous years. As this list was started from memory at the beginning of July it is possible some of this is from 2012 and it is very likely I've forgotten stuff :o.

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides - A ****½
The Complaints by Ian Rankin - A ***
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears - A ***
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill *****
The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe - A ***½

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer - A ***
Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton - K **
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming - A ***
May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell - A ***
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman - K ****
Whoops! by John Lanchester - A ***
Sum by David Eagleman - K ****
The Infinites by John Banville (unfinished)
The Blind Giant by Nick Harkaway (unfinished)
Dune by Frank Herbert - A **
May We Be Forgiven by AM Homes ***** - A
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami - K

Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene *** - A

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil *** - A

When The Killing's Done by T. Coraghessan Boyle ** - A

Five Days in May by Andrew Adonis *** - K

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch *** - A

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke **½ - A

Under the Same Stars by Tim Lott ** - A

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Bater *** - A

Capital by John Lanchester ***** - A

Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux *** - A

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - A

Dolly by Susan Hill - A    

 

plus assorted short stories and essays from various sources by the likes of Daphne du Maurier, Chuck Palahniuk, Nicole Krauss, Susan Hill, Ann Patchett, James Ellroy, Mark Haddon, M. John Harrison, Ban Marcus, Stephen King & Joe Hill, Nick Hornby, AM Homes, Neil Gaiman, Bret Easton Ellis, Alistair Cooke, Ray Bradbury, George Saunders and P G Wodehouse.

A = unabridged audiobook
K = Kindle

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  • 4 weeks later...

1 The Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck (F)

2 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (F)

3 Fallen - Lauren Kate (F)

4 Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman (F)

5 Knife Edge - Malorie Blackman (F)

6 Checkmate - Malorie Blackman (F)

7 One Hundred Years of Solitude - García Márquez (F)

8 The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson (F)

9 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute (F)

10 Green Eggs And Ham - Dr. Suess (F)

11 IT - Stephen King (F)

12 Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery (F)

13 The Pillars of The Earth - Ken Follett (F)

14 Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor (F)

15 Days of Blood and Starlight - Laini Taylor (F)

16 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (F)

17 War of The Worlds - H.G. Wells (F)

18 Holes - Louis Sachar (F)

19 Persuasion - Jane Austen (F)

20 Dune - Frank Herbert (F)

21 Heat Wave - Richard Castle (F)

22 The Watcher - Charles Maclean (F)

 

**Currently Reading: The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas &Hamlet - William Shakespeare **

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So far in 2013 I've read these books: (ratings between 1 and 5 stars between brackets)

1. Sinéad Moriarty - The Baby Trail (re-read) (*****)
2. Sinéad Moriarty - A Perfect Match (re-read) (*****)
3. Sinéad Moriarty - From Here to Maternity (re-read) (*****)
4. Keiko Tobe - With the Light 8: Raising an Autistic Child (*****)
5. Nagaru Tanigawa - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Vol. 1 (****)
6. Nagaru Tanigawa - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Vol. 2 (****)
7. Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson - Wheel Of Time #13: Towers Of Midnight (*****)
8. Tom Raabe - Biblioholism: The Literary Addiction (****)
9. Diane Chamberlain - Breaking the Silence (*****)
10. Jodi Picoult - Lone Wolf (*****)
11. Steve Weber - Kindle Buffet (****)
12. Penny Vincenzi - Forbidden Places (****)
13. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire (*****)
14. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay (*****)
15. Jodi Picoult - Leaving Home: Short Pieces (****)
16. Peter F. Hamilton - If At First... (***)
17. Ryan Ennis - This Thursday Surprise (***)
18. John Grogan - Marley & Me (*****)
19. Stan Spencer - The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin (*****)
20. Susan Hatler - An Unexpected Date (****)
21. Susan Hatler - Love At First Date (*****)
22. J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit (****)
23. Susan Hatler - The Boyfriend Bylaws (*****)
24. Maddie Alexander - Stress Management: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Stress and Anxiety! (***)
25. John Wiley & Sons - A Little Something for Everyone for Dummies (***)
26. Rachel Hawthorne - Love on the Lifts (****)
27. Kristin Hannah - Home Front (*****)
28. Lissanne Oliver - Sorted!: The Ultimate Guide to Organising Your Life Once and for All (****) (read in Dutch: "Alles netjes opgeruimd!")
29. P. P. Brennan - Anxiety Management: The Secrets Of Completely Eliminating Anxiety From Your Life (*)
30. Nagaru Tanigawa - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Vol. 3 (*****)
31. Janet Matthews - Is Stress YOUR Silent Killer? How to deal with stress and achieve permanent stress relief (***)
32. Roald Dahl - Matilda (re-read) (*****)
33. Mike Jackson and Pierre Lever - 57 Minutes: All That Stands Between You and a Better Life (****)
34. Elizabeth Wilson - Stress proof your life (52 brilliant ideas) (*****)
35. Brian Beker - Notes of a Rescue Dog in Progress (****)
36. Joe Haldeman - Marsbound 3: Earthbound (****)
37. Allen Elkin - Stress Management for Dummies (*****)
38. Charles H. Elliott and Laura L. Smith - Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies (*****)
39. Barbara Delinsky - The Right Wrong Number (****)
40. Sophie Kinsella - Twenties Girl (*****)
41. W. Doyle Gentry - Anger Management for Dummies (*****)
42. Ann M. Martin - The Babysitter's Club 1: Kirsty's Great Idea(re-read) (*****)
43. Michel Faber - The Crimson Petal and the White (*****)
44. Charles H. Elliott and Laura L. Smith - Depression for Dummies (*****)
45. Roald Dahl - The Witches (re-read) (*****)
46. Luc Swinnen - Stress is geen probleem (***)
47. Charles H. Elliott & Laura L. Smith - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder for Dummies (*****)
48. Maureen Lee - A Dream Come True (****)
49. Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (re-read) (*****)
50. H. P. Lovecraft - The Call of Cthulhu (****)
51. A. C. Baantjer - Baantjer 1: Een Strop voor Bobby (*****)
52. Natsumi Ando - Wild @ Heart Volume 1-3 (****)
53. John Boyne - The Dare (****)
54. Talli Roland - Miracle at the Broken Museum (****)
55. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince (****)
56. Cathy Glass - My Dad's a Policeman (****)
57. Iain M. Banks - Culture 4: The State of the Art (****)
58. Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook 2: The Wedding (*****)
59. Susan R. Lisman and Karla Dougherty - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies (*****)
60. George R. R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire 1: A Game of Thrones (*****)
61. Stephen M. Shore and Linda G. Castelli - Understanding Autism for Dummies (****)
62. Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (****)
63. Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (*****)
64. Maureen Lee - Amy's Diary (****)
65. Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's (**)
66. Roald Dahl - The Twits (****)
67. Philip K. Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (****)
68. Georgina Gomez de la Cuesta and James Mason - Asperger's Syndrome for Dummies (*****)
69. Nagaru Tanigawa - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Vol. 4 (*****)
70. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter Companion Books 3: The Tales of Beedle the Bard (*****)
71. Dr. Matt - Just Stop Having Problems, Stupid! (*****)
72. Nick Hornby - The Complete Polysyllabic Spree (***)
73. Tracy Packiam Alloway - Training Your Brain for Dummies (***)
74. John B. Arden - Improving Your Memory for Dummies (*****)
75. George R. R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire 2: A Clash of Kings (*****)
76. Emily Giffin - Baby Proof (****)
77. Delphine de Vigan - No and Me[/b] (****)
78. Maeve Binchy - Full House (QuickReads) (*****)
79. Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach (****)
80. Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito - The Misfortune of Kyon and Koizumi (****)
81. Anna Sewell - Black Beauty (*****)
82. Susan Hatler - Better Date than Never 2: Truth or Date (****)
83. Susan Hatler - Better Date than Never 4: Save the Date (*****)
84. Brandon Sanderson - The Emperor's Soul (*****)
85. Edith Wharton - Summer (***)
86. Ian Ford - A Field Guide to Earthlings (*****)
87. John Green - The Fault In Our Stars (*****)
88. Suzannah Gardner and Shane Birley - Blogging for Dummies (****)
89. Various Authors - Stop What You're Doing and Read This! (****)
90. Ken Grimwood - Replay (*****)
91. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief (*****)
92. Temple Grandin - The Way I See It (****)
93. Susan Hill - Howards End is on the Landing(*****)
94. Maeve Binchy - Star Sullivan(****)
95. Roald Dahl - Fantasic Mr. Fox (****)
96. Penny Vincenzi - Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights (*****)
97. Banana Yoshimoto - Hardboiled & Hard Luck (*****)
98. W.J. Burley - Wycliffe 13: Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin (*****)
99. Temple Grandin - Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals (****)
100. Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time 0: New Spring (*****)

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Ooh, I'm a newbie and I want to play.  These are from memory and won't be in the order of reading since January!

 

NFR = Non-fiction for research purposes

 

 

1. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (*****)

2. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky (*****)

3. White Teeth - Zadie Smith (***)

4. A Storm of Swords (Ice and Fire 3) Re-read - George R.R. Martin(*****)

5. A Feast for Crows (Ice and Fire 4) Re-read - George R.R. Martin (***)

6. A Dance with Dragons (Ice and Fire 5) Re-read - George R.R. Martin(****)

7. The Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy 1) - Robin Hobb (*****)

8. Royal Assassin (Farseer 2) - Robin Hobb (****)

9. Marly; or A Planter's Life in Jamaica - Anonymous (For research purposes) (***)

10. The Book of Night Women - Marlon James (*****)

11. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (***)

12. Don Quixote (Re-read) - Cervantes (*****)

13. The Great Gatsby - Scott Fitzgerald (***)

14. Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (*****)

15. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (*****)

16. Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel (*****)

17. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce (*****)

18. Philida - Andre Brink (***)

19. The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng (****)

20. Letters from Skye - Jessica Brockmole (***)

21. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (*) - abandoned, as I lost the will to live.

22. The Spy who Came in from the Cold - John le Carre (****)

23. Penmarric - Susan Howatch Re-read (***)

24. Ross Poldark Re-read - Winston Graham (****)

25. A Mist of Prophecies - Steven Saylor (***)

26. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - by Himself NFR (***)

27. Bury the Chains - Adam Hochschild NFR (****)

28. The Book of Obeah - Sandra Carrington (**)

29. The Sugar Barons - Matthew Parker NFR (****)

30. The History of Mary Prince - by Herself NFR (****)

31. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriett Jacobs NFR (****)

32. Lazybones - Mark Billingham (****)

33. The Burning Girl - Mark Billingham (***)

34. Lifeless - Mark Billingham (****)

35. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo Re-read (****)

 

These are all I can remember of this year's books.  I shall start to keep a proper list.  Thank you for prompting good habits! :)

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1. Illuminations, Mary Sharratt ****

2. Broken Harbor, Tana French ***

3. The Razor's Edge, W. Somerset Maugham ****

4. The Dog Stars, Peter Heller *****

5. The Lawgiver, Herman Wouk ****

6. Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness ****

7. The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe ****

8. Third Class Superhero, Charles Yu ***

9. Wild, Cheryl Strayed ****

10. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain ***

11. The Ask, Sam Lipsyte ***

12. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks ****

13. Pure, Andrew Miller ****

14. Tigers in Red Weather, Liza Klaussman ***

15. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple *****

16. To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf ****

17. Quiet, Susan Cain ****

18. Girlchild, Tupelo Hassman ****

19. The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers *****

20. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Stephen Greenblatt ****

21. Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan ****

22. Seating Arrangements, Maggie Shipstead ***

23. The Kashmir Shawl, Rosie Thomas ***

24. Watergate, Thomas Mallon ***

25. The Bracelet, Roberta Gately ****

26. Juliet, Anne Fortier ****

27. Asta in the Wings, Jan Elizabeth Watson ****

28. The House of Velvet and Glass, Katherine Howe ****

29. The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, Shani Boianjiu ***

30. The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Teddy Wayne ***

31. The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin ****

32. A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore ****

33. The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller ****

34. Regeneration, Pat Barker ****

35. The Painted Girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan *****

36. Love Anthony, Lisa Genova *****

37. The Vanishers, Heidi Julavitz **

38. Three Strong Women, Marie Ndiaye *

39. The Financial Lives of the Poets, Jess Walter ****

40. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green *****

41. The Ambassador's Daughter, Pam Jenoff ***

42. Me Before You, Jojo Moyes ******

43. And When She Was Good, Laura Lippman ***

44. Daisy Miller, Henry James ****

45. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis ****

46.City of Ash, Megan Chance ***

47. Roses, Leila Meacham ***

48. River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay ****

49. In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner *****

50. Fall of Giants, Ken Follett ****

51. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo ***

52. The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner **

53. The Humanity Project, Jean Thompson ***

54. The Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline *****

55. The Death of Bees, Lisa O'Donnell ****

56. Rules of Civility, Amor Towles ****

57. Old Filth, Jane Gardam ****

58. The Burning Air, Erin Kelly ***

59. Love Water Memory, Jennie Shortridge ****

60. The Last Letter from Your Lover, Jojo Moyes ****

61. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan ****

62. The Only Witness, Pamela Beason ****

63. Palisades Park, Alan Brennert ***

64. The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng ****

65. Susannah Morrow, Megan Chance ****

66. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Jan-Phillipp Sendker ****

67. The Dinner, Herman Koch ****

68. The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult ****

69. Amity & Sorrow, Peggy Riley ***

70. Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, Conor Grennan *****

71. The Elephant Keeper's Children, Peter Hoeg *****

72. Is This Tomorrow, Caroline Leavitt ***

73. The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker ****

74. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson ***

75. Crossing on the Paris, Dana Gynther ****

76. City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte ***

77. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, Edward Kelsey Moore ****

78. The Radiant Way, Margaret Drabble ***

79. Y, Marjorie Celona ****

80. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra ****

81. Farewell, Dorothy Parker, Ellen Meister ****

82. The Last Camellia, Sarah Jio ****

83. Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Carol Rifka Brunt ****

84. Firebird, Susannah Kearsley ****

85. The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer ****

86. The Bookman's Tale, Charlie Lovett ****

87. The Book of Secrets, Elizabeth Joy Arnold ****

88. The Yellow House, Patricia Falvey ****

89. The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson ***

90. The Lovebird, Natalie Brown ****

91. The World Without You, Joshua Henkin ****

92. The Midwife's Confession, Diane Chamberlain ****

93. The Good House, Ann Leary ***

94. The Son, Phillipp Meyer ***

95. The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes *****

96. The Man in the Wooden Hat, Jane Gardam ****

97. Life After Life, Jill McCorkle ****

98. Enon, Paul Harding ***

99. Shinju, Laura Joh Rowland ****

100. The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay ****

101. Last Summer of the Camperdowns, Elizabeth Kelly ****

102. Allegiant, Veronica Roth **

103. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Kristopher Jansma ***

104. Seven for a Secret, Lyndsay Faye ****

105. Reconstructing Amelia, Katherine McCreight ****

106. The Secret of the Nightingale Palace, Dana Sachs ****

107. Who Asked You?, Terry McMillan ****

108. Stoner, John Williams *****

109. The Summer of Katya, Trevanian ****

110. Lighthouse Island, Paulette Jiles ***

111. The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin ****

112. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink ****

113. Bereft, Chris Womersley ***

114. Traveling Light, Andrea Thalasinos ****

115. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman ****

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      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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