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88 Cairo - Louis Armand **

87 Understanding Public Leadership - Paul 't Hart ***

86 Demons - Wayne MacAuley ***

85 Rethinking Public Service Delivery - John Alford *****

84 Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult ****
83 The Blunders of our Governments - Anthony King and Ivor Crewe ***

82 Wanting – Richard Flanagan ****

81 Foe – JM Coetzee ***

80 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck *****

79 Delete This At Your Peril – The Bob Servant Emails****

78 Stasiland – Anna Funder ****

77 The Lot: In Words – Michael Leunig *

76 Amnesia – Peter Carey ***

75 Dominion – CJ Samson *

74 The Sound and The Fury – William Faulkner ***

73 How I Became The Mr Big Of People Smuggling – Martin Chambers ****

72 Purge – Sofi Oksanen **

71 Care of Wooden Floors – Will Wiles ****

70 Hotel Iris – Yoko Ogawa *****

69 Confessions – Kanae Minato *****

68 Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami**

67 How’s The Pain – Pascal Garnier ***

66 When The Night Comes – Favel Parrett ***

65 The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell *****

64 Not In Front Of The Corgis – Brian Hoey ***

63 How To Be Both – Ali Smith ***

62 Orfeo – Richard Powers *

61 The Lives Of Others – Neel Mukherjee ***

60 To Rise Again At A Decent Hour – Joshua Ferris ****

59 The Blazing World – Siri Hustvedt ****

58 The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan *****

57 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler ***

56 History Of The Rain – Niall Williams **

55 The Dog – Joseph O’Neill ****

54 The Wake – Paul Kingsnorth ****

53 The Ruby Slippers – Keir Alexander *****

52 All That Is Solid Melts Into Air – Darragh McKeon *****

51 Animals – Emma Jane Unsworth **

50 Fourth Of July Creek – Smith Henderson ***

49 All The Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld *****

48 Layla – Nina De La Mer ****

47e A&U Shorts: Nanoparticles – Charlotte Wood ****

47d A&U Shorts: Blackberries – Tom Keneally ****

47c A&U Shorts: Ithaca In My Mind – Peter Temple ****

47b A&U Shorts: Manuka  - Alex Miller *****

47a A&U Shorts: Sticks, Stones, Christos Tsiolkas ****

46 In The Approaches – Nicola Barker ****

45 Burial Rites – Hannah Kent **

44 Barracuda – Christos Tsiolkas *****

43 The Farm – Tom Rob Smith ****

42 Where There’s Smoke – Jodi Picoult ****

41 Dept of Speculation – Jenny Offill ***

40 Irene – Pierre Lamaitre *****

39 Glow – Ned Beauman ***

38 Moon In A Dead Eye – Pascal Garnier ****

37 A Mad and Wonderful Thing – Mark Mulholland ****

36 The Pedant In The Kitchen – Julian Barnes ***

35 Blue Is The Night – Eoin McNamee ****

34 The Bees – Laline Paull **

33 Jesus’ Son – Denis Johnson ***

32 The Light Of Amsterdam – David Park ****

31 The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales – Kirsty Logan **

30 The Book Of You – Claire Kendal ****

29 The Ghost of the Mary Celeste – Valerie Martin **

28 600 Hours of Edward – Craig Lancaster **

27 Cooking With Fernet Branca – James Hamilton-Patterson ****

26 The Falling Sky – Pippa Goldschmidt ***

25 Company – Max Barry ****

24 In The Morning I’ll Be Gone – Adrian McKinty ****

23 An Elegant Young Man – Luke Carman ***

22 Cairo – Chris Womersley *****

21 Dogs at the Perimeter – Madeleine Thien ***

20 419 – Will Ferguson *****

19 Walk The Lines – Mark Mason **

18 The Matrix – Jonathan Aycliffe ***

17 Dust – Hugh Howey **

16 The Rest Just Follows – Glenn Patterson ***

15 Tenth of December – George Saunders ****

14 A Naked Singularity – Sergio De La Pava ****

13 Fragrant Harbour - John Lanchester **

12 Lexicon - Max Barry ****

11 Trusting A Stranger - Kimberley Brown (unrated as I am married to the author)

10 Ablutions - Patrick de Witt ***

9 Nine Days - Toni Jordan ****

8 Night At The Pink Poodle - Matthew Condon **

7 The Amber Fury - Natalie Haynes ***

6 Unity - Michael Arditti ***

5 After Such Kindness - Gaynor Arnold ****

4 Alex - Pierre LeMaitre *****

3 A Capital Union - Victoria Hendry ***

2 Big Brother - Lionel Shriver *****

1 The Burial - Courteney Collins ****

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1. Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith (01/04/14) ****
2. Not Dead Enough by Peter James (01/06/14)**
3. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (01/12/14)*****
4. Garnethill by Denise Mina (01/16/14)***1/2
5. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin****
6. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini*****(01/29/14)y

7. No Man's Nightingale by Ruth Rendell***1/2 (02/02/14)
8. A Storm of Swords****(02/17/14--whew!)
9. An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch***1/2 (02/19/14)

10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt****1/2(03/01/14) [may go higher]
11. The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen***(03/06/14)
12. Canada by Richard Ford*****(03/14/14)
13. The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen***(03/24/14)

14. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin ***(04/06/14)

15. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin FINALLY (05/18/14)
16. Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn (05/31/14)***

17. The Miernik Dossier by Charles McCarry (06/05/14)****1/2
18. The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry (06/10/14)***
19. The Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutler (06/24/14)**** Thank you, Luna!

20. The Quick by Lauren Owen***1/2(07/04/14)
21. Crossbones Yard by Kate Rophe***1/2(07/05/14)
22. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler*****(07/11/14) Many thanks to Clavain
23. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld****(07/15/14)
24. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson****(07/22/14)
N0S4A2 (abandoned because I got too scared--pathetic)
25. By its Cover by Donna Leon***1/2 (07/28/14)
26. A Kiss before Dying by Ira Levin ****(07/31/14)

27. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen ****(08/08/14)
28. Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside by Martin Walker***1/2 (during vacation)
29. The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd-Jones***1/2 (during vacation)
30. The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker *** (during vacation)
31. A Killing of Angels by Kate Rhodes***(during vacation)

32. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
33. The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
34. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (09/13/14)*****
35. Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith (09/15/14)***
36. Black Diamond by Martin Walker (09/19/14)***1/2
37. Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason (09/21/14)****

38. Broken Harbor by Tana French (10/01/14)****
37. The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker (10/15/14)***1/2 (reading at the same time as "Paying Guests")
38. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (10/19/14)****
39. The Secret Place by Tana French (10/26/14)***1/2

40. Complicity by Iain Banks***1/2 (11/06/14)
41. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley (11/15/14)***1/2
42. The Blackhouse by Peter May (11/16/14)***/12
43, The Lewis Man by Peter May (11/20/14)***1/2
44. After the Fire, A Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld (11/25/14)*****
45. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch***1/2 (11/29/14)

46. Revival by Stephen King (12/01/14)***1/2
47. An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris(12/07/14)****May get to 5.
48. The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell (12/10/14)I don't know how I'm going to rate this one.
49. Bossypants by Tina Fey (12/11/14)***
50. The Devil's Cave by Martin Walker(12/11l14)*** Obviously, I'm home, sick.
51. The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman (12/20/14)****

52.  Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson (12/26/14)***1/2

53.  Sun Storm by Asa Larsson (12/28/14)**

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - completed (ebook)
Ian Rankin, The Saints of the Shadow Bible - completed (hardback)
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein - completed (1818 edition paperback)
Stephen King, Apt Pupil - completed (novella, paperback)
Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister - completed (paperback)
China Miéville, Perdido Street Station - completed (paperback)
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety - completed (paperback)
A Kiss Before Dying, Ira Levin - completed (paperback)
Hollow City, Ransom Riggs - completed (hardback)
Midnight in Peking, John French - completed (paperback)
In a Glass Darkly, Sheridan Le Fanu - completed (paperback)

The Sound and the Fury, William Falkner - completed (paperback)

Max Notes, The Sound and the Fury - completed (paperback)

The Beat Goes On: Complete Rebus Short Stories - completed (hardback)

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1.  Less Than Angels - Barbara Pym ***

2.  Redemption Blues - T R Griggs ***

3.  Dominion - C J Samson ***1/2

4.  The President's Hat - Antoine Laurain ****

5.  The Cleaner of Chartres - Salley Vickers *****

6.  Mariana - Monica Dickens *****

7.  Fractured - Teri Terry ****

8.  The Rules of Civility - Amor Towles ***1/2

9.  Misterioso - Arne Dahl ****

10. Jigsaw - Sybille Bedford *****

11.  Good Husband Material - Trisha Ashley *

12.  A Favourite of the Gods - Sybille Bedford ***

13.  The Fifth Witness - Michael Connolly ****1/2

14.  The Kashmir Shawl - Rosie Thomas ****

       The rapture - Liz Jensen - abandoned

15.  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark ****

16.  The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennet ****

       The Risk Pool - Richard Russo DNF

17.  Christine Falls - Benjamin Black ***

18.  What Alice Forgot - Lianne Moriaty **

19.  All The Hopeful Lovers - William Nicholson *** 1/2

20.  Shooting Butterflies - Marika Cobbold ****1/2

21.  City of the Dead - Sara Gran ***

22.  The Whaleboat House - Magnus Mills ***

23.  Ten Things I've Learnt about Love - Sarah Butler *** 1/2

24.  The Winter of our Discontent - John Steinbeck ***

25.  The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith ****

26.  When we Were Bad - Charlotte Mendleson ****

27.  Room - Emma Donoghue ***

28.  Crossbones - Kathy Reichs **

29.  Sisterland - Curtis Sittenfeld ***

30.  The Blue Castle - L M Montgomery ***1/2

31.  Snowdrops - AD Miller **

32.  The Fishing Fleet - Anne de Courcey *** 1/2

33.  Stratton's War - Laura Wilson ****

       The Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole DNF

34.  Capital - John Lanchester ***

35.  A Red Herring With Mustard - Alan Bradley ****

36.  Crossbones Yard - Kate rhodes ****

37.  Gwen Raverat - Frances Spalding ****

38.  One Pair of Hands - Monica Dickens ****

39.  Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter ****

40.  The Golem and the Djinni ****

41.  My Story - Kamala Das ***

42.  White Cargo - Felicity Kendall ****

43.  The Whole Day Through - Patrick Gale ***1/2

44.  The Beginner's Goodbye - Anne Tyler *** 1/2

45.  Gossip - Beth Gutcheon **

46.  Never Go Back - Lee Child **** 1/2

47.  What Really Matters In Jane Austen - John Mullan *****

48.  Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch ****1/2

49.  Life After Life - Kate Atkinson reread for book group *****

50.  Thursday's Children - Rumer Godden ****

51.  The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon ***

52.   The Expats - Chris Pavone ***

53.   Moon Over Soho - Ben aaronovitch ****

54.   Whispers Underground- Ben Aaronovitch ****

55.   The River of No return - Bee Ridgeway ***1/2

56.  Almost English - Charlotte Mendelson **1/2

57.  Back trouble - Clare Chambers ***

58.  Blood and Beauty - Sarah Dunnant ****1/2

59.  Frozen Music - Marika Cobbold ****

60.  The Drowning - Camilla Lackberg ***

61.  One of Our Thursdays Is Missing - Jasper fforde ****

62.  Wild Strawberries - Angela Thirkell ***1/2

63.  Best >Foot Forward - Susie Kelly ****

64. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday ****

65.  The Mistress of Spices ***

66.  The Information Officer -Mark Mills ****

67.  Like Bees To Honey - Caroline Smailes *

68. A Fine Balance - Rohinton :Mistry***

69. One Pair of Feet - Monica Dickens ***1/2

70.  One Summer - Bill Bryson ****

71.  Vanishing Point - Val McDermid**

72.  Shadows - Robin McKinley ****

73.  The Ghost - Robert Harris ***

74<;  Black Roses - Jane Thynne ****1/2

75.  Someone Else's Love Story - Joshlyn Jackson ***1/2

76. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simison *****

77.  Spilt Milk - Amanda Hodgkinson ****

78.  The Woman Who Died A Lot - Jasper fforde ***1/2

79.  Longbourne -Jo Baker ****1/2

80.  The Eyre Affaire - Jasper fforde ****1/2

81.  A Dark and Twisted Tide - Sharon Bolton *****

82.  The Screaming Staircase - Johnathan Stroud ****

83.   The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert ***1/2

84.   The Paris Winter -Imogen Robertson ****

85. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot *****

86;  All That I Am '- Anna Funder *** 1/2

87.  The sealed Letter - Emma Donoghue***

88.  Z - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Therese Anne Fowler ****1/2

89.  Old Friends and New Fancies - Sibyl Brinton ****

90. The Ugly One - Hermoine Ranfurly ***

91.  Regeneration -Pat Barker *****

92.  An Officer And A Spy - Robert Harris *****

93.  The Shock Of The Fall - Nathan Filer ***1/2

94.  Faro's daughter - Georgette Heyer ***1/2

95.  Arabella - Georgette Heyer ****

96.  The Crossing Places - Elly Griffiths ***1/2

97.  The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoot - David Mitchell ****

98. Hexed - Kevin Hearne ****

99.  The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsaka ****

100.  Writers Block - Judith Flanders ***1/2

101.  The Killing of Angels - Kate Rhodes ***1/2

102. GravePeril - Jim Butcher ***1/2

103;  Stagestruck - Peter Lovesey *** 1/2

102. The Light Between Oceans- M L Stedman

 

The Black Count - Tom Reiss

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61. Mr Lynch's Holiday Catherine O'Flynn ****

60. Dept of Speculation Jenny Offil ****(*)

59. An Obedient Father Akhil Sharma *****

58. A Cab At The Door V.S.Pritchett ****

57. Their Eyes Were Watching G-d Zora Neale Hurston ***(*)

56. A Death In The Family Karl Ove Knaussgaard *****

55. Married Life David Vogel ****

54. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler ****

53. Pastoralia George Saunders ****

52. Late Call Angus Wilson ***(*)

51. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 Anne Applebaum *****

50. Guards, Guards Terry Pratchett ****

49. Ghost Moth Michele Forbes ***(*)

48. The Sound and The Fury William Faulkner (RR) *****

47. According To Ruth Jane Feaver ****(*)

46. Frozen Music Marika Cobbold ***

45. Zona Geoff Dyer *****

44. Family Life Akhil Sharma *****

43. Maurice E.M Forster ***

42. A God In Every Stone Kamila Shamshie (abandoned)

41. Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes Mary M and Bryan Talbot *****

40. Animal Dreams Barbara Kingsolver ***(*)

39. The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane ***(*)

38. Train Dreams Denis Johnson *****

37. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths Barbara Comyns ***(*)

36. Last Train to Liguria Christine Dwyer Hickey **

35. The Vet's Daughter Barbara Comyns ***(*)

34. Her Harriet Lane ***

33. The Ballad Of Peckham Rye Muriel Spark ****

32. Straight White Male John Niven ****

31. After The Fire, A Still Small Voice Evie Wyld *****

30. The Enigma of Arrival V.S.Naipaul ****(*)

29. For Esme, with Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger (RR)****

28. Portrait of the Mother As a Young Woman Friedrich Delius ****

27. The Friday Gospels Jenn Ashworth ***

26. Hadji Murad Leo Tolstoy ****

25. Sisterland Cutis Sittenfeld ***

24. Amulet Roberto Bolano ****

23. Almost English Charlotte Mendelson ***

22. Hallucinating Foucault Patricia Duncker ***(*) RR

21. Innocence Penelope Fitzgerald ***(*)

20. Now All Roads Lead To France Matthew Hollis *****

19. The Shock Of The Fall Nathan Filer ***

18. Crossing To Safety Wallace Stegner ****

17. The Man Who Ate Everything Jeffrey Steingarten ***

16. Good Behaviour Molly Keane *****

15. Chasing the King Of Hearts Hannah Kroll ****(*)

14. Unexpected Lessons In Love Bernardine Bishop ****

13. The Flamethrowers Rachel Kushner (Abandoned)

12. All The Birds, Singing Evie Wyld *****

11. Binocular Vision Edith Pearlman *****

10. Marriage Material Sathnam Sanghera ***

9.  The Rivers of London Ben Aabramovitch ***(*)

8.  The Thing About December Donal Ryan ****

7.  Heft Liz Moore ***(*)

6.  How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia Mohsin Hamid ****

5.  Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Maria Semple (Abandoned)

4.  All Change Elizabeth Jane Howard (Abandoned)

3.  Moth Smoke Mohsin Hamid ***(*)

2.  Bereft Chris Womersley ***(*)

1.  Scenes From Early Life Philip Hensher *****

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@ = Links to BGO threads
A = Unabridged Audiobook

R = Re-read

 

 

16, A Shilling For Candles - Josephine Tey*** @

15. Over - Margaret Forster*** @

14. Riceyman Steps - Arnold Bennett****@A

13. Hard Times - Charles Dickens****@A

12. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite - Anthony Trollope****@A

11. Three Singles to Adventure - Gerald Durrell***@A

10. Wish Her Safe At Home - Stephen Benatar*****@

09. Ghosts of Eden - Andrew J.H. Sharp***@

08. The House on the Dvina - Eugenie Fraser***** @A

07 Clubbed To Death - Ruth Dudley Edwards*** @ A

06. The Adventure of The Bruce-Partington Papers - Conan Doyle***@

05. Any Human Heart - William Boyd ****@A

04 Isa and May - Margaret Forster****@A

03. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley**** @ R

02. The Dead Secret - Wilkie Collins**** @ A

01. The Thirteen Days of Christmas - Jenny Overton****@R

 

 

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1. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay - Daniel Mark Epstein *****

2. Sister - Rosamund Lupton ****

3. Some Kind of Fairy Tale - Graham Joyce ***

4. Ghostwalk - Rebecca Stott ***1/2

5. The Maid's Version - Daniel Woodrell **

6. The Book of Someday - Dianne Dixon ***

7. Paris Trout - Pete Dexter ***

Visitation Street - Ivy Pochoda (abandoned)

8. We Are Water - Wally Lamb ****

Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (abandoned)

9. The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri *****

10. TransAtlantic - Colum McCann ****

11. The Light in the Ruins - Chris Bohjalian ****

12. The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan ****

13. The Crow Road - Iain Banks ****1/2

14. The Blind Man's Garden - Nadeem Aslam ****

15. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion *****

16. The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert ****

17. Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley ***

18. The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd ****

19. The Mill River Recluse - Darcie Chan ****

20. A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki *****

21. The Spinning Heart - Donal Ryan ****

22. Still Life with Bread Crumbs - Anna Quindlen ****

23. Longbourn - Jo Baker ****

24. The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman ****

The Sea of Hooks - Lindsay Hill (abandoned)

25. The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom *****

26. Letters from Skye - Jessica Brockmole ****

27. Moon Tiger - Penelope Lively ****

28. Burial Rights - Hannah Kent ****

29. An Unnecessary Woman - Rabih Alameddine *****

30. Prayers for the Stolen - Jennifer Clement ****

31. Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb *****

32. Property - Valerie Martin ****

33. Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson ****

34. Frog Music - Emma Donoghue ***

35. Maus I - Art Spiegelman *****

36. Crossing to Safety - Wallace Stegner ***1/2

37. The Mistress of Spices - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ****

38. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain ***

39. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys ***

40. Ordinary Grace - William Kent Krueger ****

41. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt ****1/2

42. The Last Winter of Dani Lancing - P. D. Viner ***

43. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty ****

44. Claire of the Sea Light - Edwidge Danticat ***

45. My Mortal Enemy - Willa Cather ****

46. Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger ***

47. Maus II - Art Spiegelman ****

48. Radiance of Tomorrow - Ishmael Beah ***

49. The Secret of Magic - Deborah Johnson *****

50. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena - Anthony Marra *****

51. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin ****

52. All the Birds, Singing - Evie Wyld ***

53. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry *****

54. Mercy Snow - Tiffany Baker ****

55. Harvest - Jim Crace ***

56. One Plus One - Jojo Moyes ****

57. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler *****

58. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Therese Anne Fowler ****1/2

59. The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud ***

60. Guests on Earth - Lee Smith ****

61. Ross Poldark (Poldark #1) - Winston Graham ****

62. Shotgun Lovesongs - Nicholas Butler ****

63. And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini ***

64. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner ****

65. The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell ****

66. The Ghost Writer - Philip Roth **

67. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck *****

68. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr *****

69. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb ****

70. The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan ***

71. Among Others - Jo Walton ****

72. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands - Chris Bohjalian *****

73. Euphoria - Lily King ****1/2

74. One of Us - Tawni O'Dell ****

75. The Lotus and the Storm - Lan Cao *****

76. Help for the Haunted - John Searles ***

77. Someone Else's Love Story - Joshilyn Jackson ***

78. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 - Francine Prose ***

79. The Red Garden - Alice Hoffman ***

80. Edisto - Padgett Powell **

81. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel ****1/2

82. Just Kids - Patti Smith ****

83. Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty ****

84. An Untamed State - Roxane Gay *****

85. Water, Stone, Heart - Will North ***

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

 

(2014-05-20) 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need To Know - Tony Crilly (2014-??-??) (Paper)

(2014-04-21) Things Can Only Get Feta - Marjory McGinn (2014-??-??) (Read-aloud) (Kindle)
(2014-04-14) Foundations of Professional Service Management - Brady Orand (2014-??-??) (Professional interest) (Kindle)
(2014-04-12) The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron (2014-??-??) (RR) (Kindle)
(2014-03-26) What Color Is Your Parachute - Richard Nelson Bolles (2014 Edition) (2014-??-??) (Still thinking about a career change!) (Kindle)
(2014-03-25) The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy - Mike Ashley (ed.) (2014-?-?) (Paper)
---i. (2014-03-25) Peregrine: Alflandia - Avram Davidson (2014-03-25)
---ii. (2014-04-06) Pizza to Go - Tom Holt (2014-04-06)
---iii. (2014-04-13) A Malady of Magicks - Craig Shaw Gardner (2014-04-14)
---iv. (2014-04-15) Golden Apples of the Sun - Gardner Brooks, Jack Dann and Michael Swanwick (2014-04-16)
---v. (2014-04-18) Death Swatch - Esther Friesner (2014-04-18)
---vi. (2014-04-18) Press Ann - Terry Bisson (2014-04-18)
---vii. (2014-04-18) Troll Bridge - Terry Pratchett (2014-04-18)
---viii. (2014-04-18) The Toll Bridge - Harvey Jacobs (2014-04-26)
---ix. (2014-04-26) Alaska - John Morressy (2016-04-29)
---x. (2014-04-29) The Cat With Two Tails - Terry Jones (2014-04-29)
---xi. (2014-05-20) The Warlock's Daughter - Anthony Armstrong (2014-05-20)

---xii. (2014-05-28) The Glass Slip-Up - Louise Cooper (2014-05-30)

---xiii. (2014-06-03) The Distressing Damsel - David Langford (2014-06-03)

---xiv. (2014-06-??) Tender is the Night-Gaunt - Peter Cannon (2014-06-??)
(2014-03-17) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (2014-?-?) (Read-aloud) (Kindle)

 

(2014-06-05) A La Recherge Du Temps Perdu - Mercel Proust (2014-??-??) (Kindle)

---i. (2014-06-05) Swann's Way (2014-??-??)

---ii.

(2014-07-02) Different Seasons - Stephen King (2014-??-??) (RR) (Kindle)

---i. (2014-07-02) Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (2014-07-02)

---ii. (2014-07-02) Summer of Corruption: Apt Pupil (2014-07-03)

---iii.

---iv.

 

25. (2014-07-06) Claudine at St Clare's - Enid Blyton (2014-07-??) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

25. (2014-06-06) Kitty at St Clare's - Enid Blyton (2014-07-05) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

24. (2014-05-17) Third Form at St Clare's - Enid Blyton (2014-06-05) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

23. (2013-08-25) The Mabinogion - Owen Morgan Edwards (2014-06-03) (Kindle)
---i. (2013-08-25) Volume 1 (2014-04-03)
---ii. (2014-04-03) Volume 2 (2014-04-08)
---iii. (2014-04-08) Volume 3 (2014-06-03)

22. (2014-05-15) Getting started with hobby Quadcopters and Drones - Craig Issod (2014-05-20) (Semi-professional interest) (Kindle)

21. (2014-05-15) The One Skill - Lea Babauta (2014-05-20) (ebook)

20. (2014-04-21) Second Form at St Clare's - Enid Blyton (2014-05-16) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)

19. (2014-05-02) The House on the Border - William Hope Hodgson (2014-05-11) (Kindle)
18. (2014-03-29) Summer Term at St Clare's - Enid Blyton (2014-04-20) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)
17. (2014-01-29) Clutterfree With Kids - Joshua Becker (2014-04-01) (Kindle)
16. (2014-03-24) The Fault in our Stars - John Green (2014-03-30) (Reading with daughter #2) (Kindle)
15. (2014-03-15) Animal Farm - George Orwell (2014-03-28) (Reading with daughter #2) (RR) (Kindle)
14. (2014-03-06) The O'Sullivan Twins - Enid Blyton (2014-03-27) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)
13. (2013-08-16) Piece of Cake (RAF Quartet 1) - Derek Robinson (2014-03-26) (Kindle)
12. (2014-03-16) The Templar Legion - Paul Christopher (2014-03-17) (Paper)
11. (2013-10-08) The Lives of John Lennon - Albert Goldman (2014-03-16) (Read-aloud) (Paper)
10. (2014-01-17) When I Walk I Bounce - Mark Moxon (2014-03-15) (Kindle)
09. (2014-02-25) The Death Relic - Chris Kuzneski (2014-03-11) (Paper)
08. (2014-03-08) Woodsman - Ben Laws (2014-03-09) (Kindle)
07. (2014-02-17) Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills - Neil Ansell (2014-03-07) (Kindle)
06. (2014-03-05) Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life - Pam Laricchia (2014-03-07) (Kindle)
05. (2014-02-08) The Twins at St. Clare's - Enid Blyton (2014-03-05) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)
04. (2014-01-17) Five Go To Smuggler's Top - Enid Blyton (2014-02-07) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)
03. (2013-12-02) Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds (2014-01-30) (Paper)
02. (2013-12-26) Five Run Away Together - Enid Blyton (2014-01-16) (Read to daughter #3) (Kindle)
01. (2013-10-08) What Color Is Your Parachute - Richard Nelson Bolles (2013 Edition) (2014-01-11) (Kindle)

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The Haunted Book - Jeremy Dyson [started December 2013]

A Christmas For Shacktown - Carl Barks [started December 2013]

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane - Neil Gaiman

Hope And Glory: A People's History Of Modern Britain - Stuart Maconie

Christmas On Bear Mountain - Carl Barks

How To Be A Woman - Caitlin Moran

The Love Curse Of The Rumbaughs - Jack Gantos

The North (And Almost Everything In It) - Paul Morley

Going To Sea In A Sieve - Danny Baker

This Little Ziggy - Martin Newell

Railsea - China Mieville

Sock Monkey Treasury - Tony Millionaire

Le Freak - Nile Rodgers

Memoirs Of A Master Forger - William Heaney

Great North Road - Peter F Hamilton

Moranthology - Caitlin Moran

Perfecting Sound Forever - Greg Milner

Rock Stars Stole My Life - Mark Ellen

Back Story - David Mitchell

The Martian - Andy Weir

George Markstein and The Prisoner - Roger Goodman

All Points North - Simon Armitage

Cobweb - Neal Stephenson

The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex - Mark Kermode

Reamde - Neal Stephenson

The Secrets Of Station X - Michael Smith

Pierced - Thomas Enger

Rip It Up And Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 - Simon Reynolds

Scarred - Thomas Enger

www HR Giger com - H.R.Giger

Retromania - Simon Reynolds

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume III: Century - Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

The Year Of The Ladybird - Graham Joyce

The Adjacent - Christopher Priest

Nemo: Heart Of Ice - Alan Moore

The People's Songs - Stuart Maconie

Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin - Alan Moore

The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi

The Fractal Prince - Hannu Rajaniemi

Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1 - Stan Sakai

Some Remarks - Neal Stephenson

Told By The Dead - Ramsey Campbell

A Dark Matter - Peter Straub

Alan Turing: The Enigma  - Andrew Hodges

An English Ghost Story - Kim Newman

The Hell Of It All - Charlie Brooker

 

 

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

My Book List 2014

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Ready - and off we go

I've abandoned the first read of the year as uninspiring by page 50 - I hope it's not a sign for the year aheads reading.

1. Marina - Carlos Ruiz Zafon ***
2. My Time - Bradley Wiggins
3. The Case Of The Missing Books - Ian Sansom ***
4. The Moving Toyshop -Edmund Crispin***
5. Basil - Wilkie Collins****
6. The Three Musketeers -Alexander Dumas (audio)*****
7. The Silver Pigs - Lindsey Davis ***
8. Deception point - Dan Brown ****
9. Death at the presidents lodging - Michael Innes **
10. High Adventure -Edmund Hillary *****
11. Term Limits - Vince Flynn****
12. Holy orders - Edmund Crispin **
13. Sugar cookie murder -Joanne Fluke**
14. My life - David Jason.
15. The Gospel of Loki - Joanne M Harris (audio) ***
16. Moth Smoke - Mohsin Hamid****
17. The Bookman's Tale - Charlie Lovett****
18. The Kill List - Frederick Forsyth***
19. The hundred year old man who climbed or of the window and disappeared - Jonas Jonasson****
20. Knock down - Dick Francis (audio)***
21. Running - Ronnie O'Sullivan
22. Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett
23. Master of the Game - ??? sheldon***
24. Solo - William Boyd****
25. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon (audio)*****
26. Castle Gay - John Buchan***
27. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde****
28. Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde*****
29. Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde****
30. Something Rotten - Jasper Fforde*****
31. First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde****
32. As the Crow Flies - Jeffery Archer****
33. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - Claire North*****
34. Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon (audio)****
35. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown**
36. Voyager - Diana Gabaldon (audio)****

37. False Impression - Jefferey Archery ****

38. The Eye of Zoltar - Jasper Fforde ***

39. The Perils of the Night - James Runcie ****

40. Sisterland - Curtis Sittenfeld ***

41. In Spite of Thunder - John Dickinson Carr ***

42. The Forth Protocol - Frederick Forsyth ***

43. For Kicks - Dick Francis ****

44. Odds Against - Dick Francis ****

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2014 list

 

1. The General in His Labrynth - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 01/01/14 - 17/01/14 **** reread

2. Canada - Richard Ford - 07/01/14 - 25/01/14 ****

3. The maid's version - Daniel Woodrell - 20/01/14 - 28/01/14 *****

4. Antwerp - Roberto Bolano - 29/01/14 - 31/01/14 ***

5. All Over Creation - Ruth Ozeki 03/02/14 - 23/02/14 ****

6. Danubia (A Personal History of Habsburg Europe) by Simon Winder 26/01/14 - 02/03/14 *****

7. These Demented Lands - Alan Warner 24/02/14 - 06/03/14 *** BGO Thread

8. Hope - Glen Duncan 06/03/14 - 25/03/14 *** reread

9. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt 04/03/14 - 30/03/14 *** 1/2

10. The Spining Heart - Donal Ryan 26/04/14 - 02/04/14 ***

11. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 03/04/14 - 18/04/14 ***

12. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris 19/04/14 - 02/05/14 *** 1/2

13. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton 31/03/14 - 05/05/14 ****

14. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent 05/05/14 - 22/05/14 *****

15. The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri 24/05/14 - 31/05/14 ****

16. the brooklyn follies - paul auster ****

17. let the great world turn - colum mccann ***** reread

18. the hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared - jonas jonasson *****

19. the tango singer - tomás eloy martinez ***1/2

20. the perfect landscape - ragna sigurdottir ****

21. fire in the blood - irene nemirovsky *** 1/2

22. the leopard - tomasi di lampedusa *** 1/2

23. the free - willy vlautin ****

24. three strong women - marie n'diaye ***

25. innocent erendira and other stories [collection of short stories] - gabriel garcia marquez *****  reread

26. by blood we live - glen duncan [part 3 of "the last werewolf trilogy"] ****

27. dominion - c.j. sansom ****

28. ripper - isabel allende *** 1/2

29. traveller of the century - andres neuman *****

30. middlesex - jeffrey eugenides ****

31. a girl is a half-formed thing - eimear mcbride ****

32. the tiger's wife - téa obreht *****  reread

33. the sound of things falling - juan gabriel vazquez ***1/2

34. A death in the family - karl ove knausgaard ***

35. the new republic - lionel shriver ****

36. the garden of evening mists - tan twan eng *****

37. the new york trilogy - paul auster ***

38. we are all completely beside ourselves - karen joy fowler *****

39. the corrections - jonathan franzen ***** reread

40. all is silence - manuel rivas ****

41. we need new names - noviolet bulawayo *** 1/2

 

 

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26 - Flowers and Shadows by Ben Okri

25 - Revival by Stephen King

24 - The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett (audio)

23 - Blue-Eyed Son by Nicky Campbell (unfinished)

22 - Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

21 - A Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi

20 - For The Time Being by Dirk Bogarde

19 - A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (final book in the Raj Quartet)

18 - Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (audio)

17 - The Ulysses Voyage by Tim Severin

16 - World Without End by Ken Follett (audio)

15 - Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

14 - Winter of the World by Ken Follett (audio)

13 - The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple 

12 - Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (audio)

11 - Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner

10 - To A God Unknown by John Steinbeck

9 - Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young (audio)

8 - The Complaints by Ian Rankin (audio)

7 - Dark Fire by C. J. Sansom

6 - The New World Vol Two of A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill

5 - The Running Man by Stephen King (re read)

5A - The Raft by Stephen King - short story (re read)

5B - The Survivor Type by Stephen King - short story (re read)

4 - Waiting For Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk

3 - The Son by Philip Meyer (audio)

2 - The Small Woman by Alan Burgess

1 - The Pork Butcher by David Hughes

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58. Revival, Stephen King (continued 2015)

57. The Girl Who Couldn't Read, John Harding *****

56. 1974, David Peace ****

55. The Secret Place, Tana French ***

54. Personal, Lee Child ***

53. Strange Fits of Passion ®, Anita Shreve *****

52. Falling Angel, William Hjortsberg ***

51. Ghosted: Books of the Dead (2), Joshua Williamson *

50. American Vampire (1), Scott Snyder ***

49. Saga (3), Brian K Vaughan ****

48. Lazarus (1), Greg Rucka ****

47. Blackacre: An Errand Into The Wilderness (1), Duffy Boudreau ****

46. Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth (2), M K Perker ***

45. Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth (1), M K Perker ****

44. Through the Woods, Emily Carroll *****

43. Everyday Sexism, Laura Bates *****

42. The Absence, Martin Stiff *****

41. Beautiful Darkness, Fabien Vehlmann ****

40. The Quickening Maze, Adam Foulds ***

39. The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones, Jack Wolf ***

38. Hack/Slash Omnibus (1), Tim Seeley ****

37. Pretty Deadly (1), Kelly Sue DeConnick *

36. Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Julie Maroh *****

35. This One Summer, Jillian & Mariko Tamaki ****

34. Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick (1), Matt Fraction **

33. Mr Mercedes, Stephen King ***

32. Bedlam (2), Nick Spencer ****

31. Ghosted: Haunted Heist (1), Joshua Williamson et al ***

30. Revival: A Faraway Place (3), Tim Seeley **

29. The Walking Dead: All Out War pt1 (20), Robert Kirkman ***

28. Filth, Irvine Welsh ***

27. Monster & Madman (various), Steve Niles ***

26. NOS4R2, Joe Hill ****

25. Wraith, (various), Joe Hill ****

24. Labor Day, Joyce Maynard ****

23. The Drowning of Arthur Braxton ***

22. Me Before You, JoJo Moyes *****

21. The Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty ****

20. The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion ****

19. The Chessmen, Peter May **

18. The Fault In Our Stars, John Green ****

17. The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer ***

16. Rubbernecker, Belinda Bauer ***

15. Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega (6), Joe Hill *****

14. Jawbone Lake, Ray Robinson *****

13. The Boy of a Thousand Faces, Brian Selznick ****

12. The Legend of Luther Strode, Justin Jordan ***

11. The Lewis Man (Lewis Tril 2), Peter May ***

10. The Black House (Lewis Trilogy 1), Peter May ****

09. Sumo, Thien Pham ***

08. The New Ghost, Robert Hunter ***

07. Saga (2), Brian K Vaughan / Fiona Staples ****

06. The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick, ****

05. The Walking Dead: March to War (19), Robert Kirkman ****

04. Bedlam (1), Nick Spencer / Riley Rossmo *****

03. Revival : Live Like You Mean It (2), Tim Seeley ****

02. Echoes, Joshua Hale Fialkov / Rahsan Ekedal ***

01. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins **

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01. Autobiography:Morrissey**
02: On the Map: why the World Looks the Way it Does: Simon Garfield (N.F.)
03. Looking Good Dead: Peter James
04: Dead Simple: Peter James
05: Stoner: John Williams*****
06: Back When We Were Grown-Ups: Anne Tyler****
07: Capital:John Lanchester****
08: A Legacy: Sybille Bedford - unfinished
09: Kim: Rudyard Kipling****
10: Bryant and May**
11: Benediction: Kent Haruf*****

12: The Return of the Soldier: Rebecca West***

13. The Black Eyed Blonde (Philip Marlowe): Benjamin Black***

14. Irene: Pierre Lemaitre***

15: Crossing to Safety: Wallace Stegner****

16: Burial Rites: Hannah Kent***

17: Liberty's Dawn: Emma Griffin (N.F.)

18: The Farm: Tom Rob Smith**

19: Gatherings from Spain: Richard Ford (N.F. -epub free d/load)

20: Apple Tree Yard: Louise Doughty****

21: The Deaths: Mark Lawson***

22.The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt(unfinished)

23: Runaway (short story collection): Alice Munro*****

24: All the Birds, Singing: Evie Wyld****

25:After  Me Comes the Flood: Sarah Perry***

26: The Far Pavilions: M.M. Kaye-unfinished

27: The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner****

28: Bruno Chief of Police: Martin Walker***

29: Sweet Tooth: Ian McEwan****

30: The Big Screen:The Story of the Movies and What they did to Us: - David Thomson*****

31: The Paying Guests: Sarah Waters*****

32: Abattoir Blues: Peter Robinson***

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RR Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

01 Philippe Djian, “Oh...” (Fr)

02 Andrés Neuman, Traveller of the Century (translated from Spanish)

03 Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

04 John Williams, Stoner

05 Lionel Shriver, Big Brother

06 Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam

07 Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Light Years

08 Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

09 Alice Munro, Dear Life

--   Patrick Grainville, Lumière du rat [ABANDONED]

10 Daniel Arasse, Histoires de peintures (Fr)

11 Claude Lebédel, Histoire de la France / Construction et évolution d’une nation (Fr)

12 Elizabeth Jane Howard, Marking Time

13 Christian Oster, En ville (Fr)

14 Evan Davis, Made in Britain

15 Ian Rankin, The Naming of the Dead

16 Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled

RR Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Fr)

17 Pierre Lemaitre, Cadres noirs (Fr)

18 Edmund White, Jack Holmes And His Friend

RR Peter Ackroyd, Three Brothers

19 Colum McCann, TransAtlantic

20 Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

21 Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

22 Philip Roth, Nemesis

23 Joseph O’Connor, Where Have You Been?

RR Iris Murdoch, Under the Net

24 A.L.Kennedy, Day

25 Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

26 Ali Smith, How to be both

27 Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

28 Hilary Mantel, "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" and other stories

29 Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests

30 Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

RR Philip Roth, Nemesis (re-read for teaching purposes)

31 Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

32 Anthony King & Ivor Crewe, The Blunders of our Governments

33 Lydie Salvayre, Pas pleurer (Fr)

34 Alain Borer, De quel amour blessée (Fr)

35 Maylis de Kerangal, Réparer les vivants (Fr) (currently reading)

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I expect my reading to be considerably more lightweight this year than previous years given the other distractions I have in my life right now...

 

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris - A

The City and the Stars by Arthur C Clarke *** - A

Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham *** - A

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan - K

Faulks on Fiction by Sebastian Faulks ** - A

The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories by Simon RIch ***** - K

Dominion by C J Sansom - A

And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer **** - A

Dr Haggard's Disease by Patrick McGrath

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling - A **** 

The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs by Damon Galgut ***

The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry - A ****

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt **** - K

Magician by Raymond E Feist ** - A

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes *** - A

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman ***** - A

Tenth of December by George Saunders **** - A

Moonraker by Ian Fleming *** - A

The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith **** - K

Winter of the World by Ken Follett *** - K

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce *** - A

The Quarry by Iain Banks **** - A

Fatherland by Robert Harris **** - A

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett *** - K

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida **** - K

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (started 2013) ***** - K

Dolly by Susan Hill **** - A 

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (started 2013) *** - A

 

A - unabridged audiobook

K - read on Kindle 

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RR Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

01 Philippe Djian, "Oh..." (Fr)

02 Andrés Neuman, Traveller of the Century (translated from Spanish)

03 Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

04 John Williams, Stoner

05 Lionel Shriver, Big Brother

06 Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam

07 Elizabeth Jane Howard, The Light Years

08 Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

09 Alice Munro, Dear Life

--  Patrick Grainville, Lumière du rat (Fr) [abandoned]

10 Daniel Arasse, Histoires de peintures (Fr)

11 Claude Lebédel, Histoire de la France / La construction et l'évolution d'une nation (Fr)

12 Elizabeth Jane Howard, Marking Time

13 Christian Oster, En ville (Fr)

14 Evan Davis, Made in Britain

15 Ian Rankin, The Naming of the Dead

16 Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled

RR Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Fr)

17 Pierre Lemaitre, Cadres noirs (Fr)

18 Edmund White, Jack Holmes and His Friend

RR Peter Ackroyd, Three Brothers

19 Colum McCann, TransAtlantic

20 Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

21 Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood

 

The Great Gatsby, Nicki Greenberg (graphic version)

 

Brother Cadfael series, Ellis Peters:

The Rose Rent

The Hermit of Eyton Forest

The Confession of Brother Haluin

The Holy Thief

Brother Cadfael's Penance

A Rare Benedictine

 

A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki

Complicity, Iain Banks

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner

This Thing of Darkness, Harry Thompson

Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian

Treason's Harbour - do -

 

Profiles of the Future, Arthur C. Clarke

Islands in the Sky, - do-

The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells

The Early Asimov, Isaac Asimov

October the First is too Late, Fred Hoyle

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My 2014 Book List :

 

1- The Book of Ebenezer Le Page --G B Edwards  5/5

2-Thunder Over the Prairie - Chris Enss 4/5

3-Year of Our Lord - T  R Pearson 3/5

4-The Bottoms - Joe Lansdale 5/5

5-The Constance Fisher Tragedy - Bob Burris  3/5

6-The Observations- Jane Harris 5/5

7-The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters 4/5

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My 2014 book list subject to addition, in no particular order.

 

Andrew Davidson - The Gargoyle (8.1)

 

Austin Grossman - Soon I Will Be Invincible (7.2)

 

Jeff VanderMeer - Annihilation (7.2)

 

Jeff VanderMeer - Authority (7.00)

 

Jeff VanderMeer - Acceptance (7.0)

 

Tom Rob Smith - Child 44 (7.2)

 

Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood (8.8)

 

Rich Hall - Things Snowball (7.0)

 

Dodie Smith - I Capture The Castle (8.0)

 

Kate Atkinson - Human Croquet (8.2)

 

M.R. Carey - The Girl With All The Gifts (7.6)

 

Joanne M Harris - The Gospel of Loki (7.1)

 

Philipp Meyer - The Son (7.2)

 

Lauren Beukes - The Shining Girls (7.8)

 

Ned Beauman - The Teleportation Accident (8.8)

 

Terry Hayes - I Am Pilgrim (6.2)

 

Colm Toibin - The Testament of Mary (7.0)

 

Karen Joy Fowler - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (8.2)

 

Helene Wecker - The Golem and the Djinni (7.6)

 

Neil Gaiman - The Ocean At The End of The Lane (7.6)

 

Wallace Stegner - Crossing to Safety (8.4)

 

Claire North - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (8.1)

 

Jessie Burton - The Miniaturist (7.1)

 

Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice (7.2)

 

Madeline Miller - The Song of Achilles (7.5)

 

Andy Weir - The Martian (7.9)

 

Keir Alexander - The Ruby Slippers (8.4)

 

Adam Sternbergh - Shovel Ready (7.0}

 

Harry Thompson - This Thing of Darkness (8.9)

 

Evie Wyld - All The Birds, Singing (8.9)

 

John Williams - Butcher's Crossing (8.4)

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Neil Gaiman - The Ocean At The End of The Lane restored my love his books (don't ask - long story - involved Twitter - and the author himself - reinforcing my belief that the less you know about the faces behind the books the better). It was just the kind of fantasy I like, but I read it last year :) Ditto for Colm Toibin - The Testament of Mary which I didn't like - what did you think of it? 

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Hi, AvidReader, and welcome to BGO.

 

I'll leave your post here for now, but just as a matter of form, the purpose of this thread is for members of the board to list what they are/have read in a calendar year. It's not really meant as a discussion thread because of the risk of things going off on tangents.

 

Therefore, probably the best thing to do if you have thoughts on various books is to use the search box in the top right hand corner of the page and enter the title or author of the book you want to talk about. This should give you a list of discussion threads on which that book or author has been mentioned. If there isn't a thread then feel free to start one in the appropriate forum.    

 

Be careful if you are already in an individual thread that you search on "Fourms" rather than "This Topic", which can be changed by clicking on the grey area in the search box and selecting from the drop down menu. If you don't do that then the search will be limited to the individual thread you happen to be viewing at the time.  

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Ramage and the Guillotine - Dudley Pope

C is for Corpse - Sue Grafton

D is for Deadbeat - Sue Grafton

Ramage's Diamond - Dudley Pope

E is for Evidence - Sue Grafton

F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton

G is for Gumshoe - Sue Grafton

Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith

H is for Homicide - Sue Grafton

I is for Innocent - Sue Grafton

Polar Star - Martin Cruz Smith

L is for Lawless - Sue Grafton

M is for Malice - Sue Grafton

Red Square - Martin Cruz Smith

Havana Bay - Martin Cruz Smith

Divergent - Veronica Roth

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay - Suzane Collins

Insurgent - Veronica Roth

Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Power of the Sword - Wilbur Smith

Hungry as the Sea - Wilbur Smith

Shibumi - Trevanian

White Murder - David Wishart

N is for Noose - Sue Grafton

O is for Outlaw - Sue Grafton

A Vote for Murder - David Wishart

P is for Peril - Sue Grafton

Q is for Quarry - Sue Grafton

The Tudor Secret - GW Gortner

Casino Royale - Ian Fleming

R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton

Parthian Shot - David Wishart

S if for Silence - Sue Grafton

T is for Treaspass - Sue Grafton

Food For the Fishes - David Wishart

In at the Death - David Wishart

Illegally Dead - David Wishart

Bodies Politic - David Wishart

U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton

No Cause for Concern - David Wishart

How I Won the Yellow Jumper - Ned Boulting

Asking For Trouble - Ann Granger

Last Act In Palmyra - Lindsey Davis

Keeping Bad Company - Ann Granger

Tim To Depart - Lindsey Davis

Running Scared - Ann Granger

A Dying Light In Corduba - Lindsey Davis

Risking It All - Ann Granger

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami

Zoo Station - David Downing

Silesian Station - David Downing

Watching Out - Ann Granger

Stettin Station - David Downing

Potsdam Station - David Downing

Lehrter Station - David Downing

Masaryk Station - David Downing

The Crow Trap - Ann Cleeves

Eye of the Red Tsar - Sam Eastland

Diaries 1969-1979, The Python Years - Michael Palin

The Red Coffin - Sam Eastland

Siberian Red - Sam Eastland

Diaries 1980-88, Volume Two, Halfway to Hollywood - Michael Palin

The Red Moth - Sam Eastland

Around the World in 80 Days - Michael Palin

Pole to Pole - Michael Palin

Three Hands in the Fountain - Lyndsey Davis

Two for the Lions - Lindsey Davis

Telling Tales - Ann Cleeves

Hidden Depth - Ann Cleeves

Jar City - Arnaldur Indridason

Shinju - Laura Joh Rowland

Bundori - Laura Joh Rowland

 

Book List 2013

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