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This year my personal special project is to re-read all of the late, great Iain M Banks's science fiction, sequentially, at least one book per

month, starting with Consider Phlebas and ending with The Hydrogen Sonata. That's 13 books, so a slightly lighter load than

his excellent non-genre work, which I enjoyed re-reading in 2016.

 

Just After Sunset - Stephen King [started December 2016]

Content Provider - Stewart Lee [started December 2016]

Consider Phlebas - Iain M Banks

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

Library Of Souls - Ransom Riggs

The Player Of Games - Iain M Banks

The Road To Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson

Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt - Marcus O'Dair

Use Of Weapons - Iain M Banks

Seveneves - Neal Stephenson

The State Of The Art - Iain M Banks

Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King

The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams - Stephen King

Against A Dark Background - Iain M Banks

Penny Century - Jaime Hernandez

Esperanza - Jaime Hernandez

Number 11 - Jonathan Coe

Owning Up: The Trilogy - George Melly

Luba And Her Family - Gilbert Hernandez

The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley [Kindle]

Ofelia - Gilbert Hernandez

Feersum Endjinn - Iain M Banks

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters - Emil Ferris

The Apocalypse Codex - Charles Stross

The Rhesus Chart - Charles Stross

Pennine Way Companion - Alfred Wainwright

The Annihilation Score - Charles Stross

The Nightmare Stacks - Charles Stross

Excession - Iain M Banks

Benchmarks Continued: F&SF "Books" Columns 1975-1982 - Algis Budrys [Kindle]

The View From The Cheap Seats: Selected Non-Fiction - Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions & Disturbances - Neil Gaiman

Inversions - Iain M Banks

Cursed - Thomas Enger

Look To Windward - Iain M Banks

Little Star - John Ajvide Lindqvist

The Algebraist - Iain M Banks

The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life - John le Carré

Matter - Iain M Banks

Discovering Scarfolk - Richard Littler

Ruth And Martin's Album Club - Martin Fitzgerald

Touch - Claire North

The Sudden Appearance Of Hope - Claire North

Surface Detail - Iain M Banks

Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh

T2 Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh

The Hydrogen Sonata - Iain M Banks

Iain M Banks (Modern Masters Of Science Fiction) - Paul Kincaid

Lisey's Story - Stephen King

The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories Of M.R.James - M. R. James

The Complete Father Christmas - Raymond Briggs

The Broken Mirror - Jonathan Coe

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Benchmarks Revisited: F&SF "Books" Columns 1983-1986 - Algis Budrys [Kindle]

Walking Away - Simon Armitage

The Broons Annual 2017 - DC Thomson

 

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

My Book List 2015

My Book List 2016

My Book List 2017

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80 4 3 2 1 - Paul Auster *****

79 Finnish Lessons - Pavi Sahlberg ****

78 Joe Cinque's Consolation ****

77 Crossing the Lines - Sulari Gentill ****

76 The Reservoir Tapes - Jon McGregor *****

75 Datsunland - Stephen Orr ****

74 The Choke - Sofie Laguna *****

73 City of Crows - Chris Womersley *****

72 All Over Ireland - Short Stories ***

71 Police at the Station - Adrian McKinty *****

70 The First Day - Phil Harrison ****

69 That Old Black Magic - Cathi Unsworth **

68 All The Galaxies - Philip Miller ****

67 Spoonbenders - Daryl Gregory ***

66 The Restorer - Michael Sala ****

65 Dunbar - Edward St Aubyn ***

64 Wisdom Tree - Nick Earls ****

63 H(A)PPY - Nicola Barker *****

62 First Person - Richard Flanagan ****

61 Riot Days - Maria Alyokhina ****

60 Tin Man - Sarah Winman ****

59 Smile - Roddy Doyle *****

58 Swing Time - Zadie Smith ***

57 Days Without End - Sebastian Barry (dnf **)

56 Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor *****

55 Solar Bones - Mike McCormack ****

54 Just Another Week in Suburbia - Les Zig ****

53 Autumn - Ali Smith **

52 Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie *****

51 History of Wolves - Emily Fridlund **

50 The Underground Railway - Colson Whitehead *****

49 Elmet - Fiona Mozley ***

48 Professional Capital - Andy Hargreaves *****

47 A Horse Walks into a Bar - David Grossman ***

46 Missing Fay - Adam Thorpe ****

45 The Scandal - Fredrik Backman ***

44 The Pea-Pickers - Eve Langley (dnf **)

43 Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward **

42 Cleverlands - Lucy Crehan *****

41 Midwinter Break - Bernard MacLaverty *****

40 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Arundhati Roy ***

39 Extinctions - Josephine Wilson **

38 A Loving Faithful Animal - Josephine Rowe ***

37 An Isolated Incident - Emily Maguire ****

36 Their Brilliant Careers - Ryan O'Neill *****

35 Where the Trees Were - Inga Simpson *****

34 The Last Days of Ava Langdon - Mark O'Flynn *****

33 Hold - Kerstin Tranter ****

32 Waiting - Philip Salon *****

31 Phone - Will Self (dnf *)

30 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman *****

29 The End of Mr Y - Scarlett Thomas ****

28 A Slanting of the Sun - Donal Ryan *

27 Under the Almond Tree - Laura McVeigh *****

26 A Dark So Deadly - Stuart MacBride ****

25 The Nothing - Hanif Kureishi ****

24 The Impossible Fortress - Jason Rekulak ****

23 The Zoo - Christopher Wilson *****

22 House of Names - Colm Toibin ***

21 Ghachar Ghochar - Vivek Shanbhag *****

20 Educating Australia - Tom Bentley *****

19 Mr Jolly: Short Stories - Michael Stewart ****

18 A Natural - Ross Raisin ***

17 Barking Dogs - Rebekah Clarkson ****

16 Teacher Education Around The World - Linda Darling-Hammond ****

15 The Blood Miracles - Lisa McInerney (dnf **)

14 Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders *****

13 The Forensic Records Society - Magnus Mills ****

12 The Restless School - Roy Blatchford **

11 Ways to Disappear - Idra Nowey *****

10 Between a Wolf and a Dog - Georgia Blain ***

9 All the Places I've Ever Lived - David Gaffney **

8 All the Good Things - Clare Fisher ****

7 Radio Sunrise - Anietie Isong ****

6 This Is Memorial Device - David Keenan ****

5 Welcome to Lagos - Chibundo Onuzo ****

4 Rain Dogs - Adrian McKinty ***

3 Exit West - Mohsin Hamid *****

2 King Crow - Michael Stewart ****

1 How to Run a Government - Michael Barber ****

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50 - Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky (audio)

49 - Jericho by Dirk Bogarde

48 - Pet Sematary by Stephen King (re read)

47 - A Murder of Quality by John Le Carre (audio)

46 - Coffin Road by Peter May (audio) 

45 - After Dark by Haruki Murakami - (audio)

44 - Reporting Civil Rights - Various Authors - 1960 - 1961 

43 - Kingmaker by Toby Clements (audio) unfinished

42 - Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

41 - La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (audio)

40 - The Chessmen by Peter May (audio)

39 - Column of Fire by Ken Follett (audio)

38 - The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

37 - The Wild Cherry Tree by H E Bates - short stories

36 - Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood

35 - Reporting Civil Rights - Various authors - 1954 - 1959 

34 - Solo by William Boyd (audio)

33 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling & John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

32 - Mao - The Unknown Story by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday

31 - The Lewis Man by Peter May (audio)

30 - Believe Me by Eddie Izzard (audio)

29 - The Falls by Ian Rankin 

28 - Reporting Civil Rights - Various authors - 1941 - 1953

27 - The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - audio - got half way and couldn't stand it anymore

26 - Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

25 - A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (audio)

24 - Dresden -13 February 1945 - Frederick Taylor

23 - South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami -audio

22 - Call For The Dead by John Le Carre - audio

21 - Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson - short stories - audio 

20 - The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (audio)

19 - The Dark Tower Vol 2 - The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King - re read

18 - Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami (audio)

17 - Little Cyclone by Airey Neave

16 - The Jacaranda Tree by H. E. Bates

15 - The Tenth Man by Graham Greene

14 - The Times Travel Collection - various authors

13 - Lamentation by C J Sansom (audio)

12 - Lost Illusions by Honore de Balzac

11 - Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler (audio)

10 - number9dream by David Mitchell (audio)

9 - The History of Rome by Theodor Mommsen (unfinished)

8 - Heartstone by C J Sansom (audio)

7 - Distant Music by Lee Langley

6 - A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (audio)

5 - Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian

4 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (audio) re read 

3 - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (audio)

2 - The Lost Heart of Asia by Colin Thubron started 2016

1 - Revelation by C J Sansom (audio) started 2016

 

Film List

1 - Pride - TV

2 - Passengers - cinema

3 - Blood Diamond - DVD

4 - Collateral Beauty - cinema

5 - Passion of Joan of Arc - 1928 - Danish - DVD

6 - After Love - Belgium - cinema

7 - Trainspotting - cinema

8 - The Searchers - DVD

9 - The Innocents - Polish/French - cinema

10 - A Monster Calls - cinema

11 - T2 - Trainspotting - cinema

12 - Split - cinema

13 - Aliens 3 - DVD

14 - Jackie - cinema

15 - The Eagle Huntress - cinema

16 - Alien Resurrection - DVD 

17 - The Patriarch - New Zealand - Film Festival

18 - Graduation - Romanian - Film Festival

19 - The Browning Version - Film Festival

20 - The Unknown Girl - French - Film Festival

21 - The Salesman - Iranian - Film Festival

22 - After The Storm - Japanese - Film Festival

23 - Lion - cinema

24 - Captain Fantastic - DVD

25 - Denial - cinema

26 - Paterson - cinema

27 - Master & Commander - DVD

28 - Hidden Figures - cinema

29 - Moonlight - cinema

30 - Logan- cinema

31 - Late Spring - DVD - Japanese 1949

32 - Viceroy's House - cinema

33 - The Young Offenders - cinema

34 - Irreplaceable - cinema - French

35 - Get Out - cinema

36 - Taxi Driver - cinema

37 - Elle - cinema - French

38 - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - DVD 

39 - Alien Covenant - cinema

40 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - cinema - dreadful!!

41 - The Zookeeper's Wife - cinema

42 - Dunkirk - cinema

43 - Spiderman - The Homecoming - cinema

44 - An Inconvenient Sequel - cinema

45 - Atomic Blonde - cinema

46 - Dark Tower - cinema

47 - A Man Called Ove - cinema - Swedish

48 - The Midwife - cinema - French

49 - The Full Monty

50 - Big Sick - cinema

51 - Detroit - cinema

52 - It - cinema

53 - Victoria and Abdul - cinema

54 - Whiplash - DVD

55 - Psycho - DVD

56 - Blade Runner 2049 - cinema

57 - England Is Mine - cinema

58 - Inglorious Basterds - DVD

59 - Murder on the Orient Express - cinema

60 - Paddington 2 - cinema

61 - Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool - cinema

62 - Nightmare Before Christmas - cinema

63 - The Man Who Invented Christmas - cinema

 

TV series

1 - The Fall - Season Three

2 - New Tricks - Season Eight

3 - Royal Institution Lectures - 2016

4 - The Night of 

5 - Humans - Season Two

6 - Moorside

7 - Coupling - Season One

8 - Taboo

9 - Lucky man - Season One 

10 - The Missing - Season Two

11 - Meet The Lords

12 - The Real Marigold Hotel - Season Two

13 - DCI Banks - Season Four

14 - You, Me and the Apocalypse

15 - SS GB

16 - The Last Panthers

17 - The Returned - Season One - French

18 - Rich Hall's Countrier Than You

19 - The Returned - Season Two - French

20 - Endeavour - Season Four

21 - Decline and Fall

22 - The Peaky Blinders - Season Three

23 - DCI Banks - Season Five

24 - Car Share - Season Two

25 - Stan Lee's Lucky Man - Season Two

26 - The Last Kingdom - Season Two

27 - Hinterland - Season Three

28 - Follow the Money - Season One

29 - ER - Season One

30 - The Line of Duty - Season One

31 - Waking The Dead - Season One

32 - ER - Season Two

33 - Waking The Dead - Season Two

34 - Cardinal - Season One

35 - ER - Season Three

36 - Line of Duty - Season Two

37 - Black Mirror - Season One

38 - ER - Season Four

39 - Survivors (original series) - Season Two

40 - ER - Season Five

41 - Survivors (original series) Season Three

42 - Top of the Lake: China Girl - Season Two

43 - Spin - Season One - French

44 - ER - Season Six

45 - Spin - Season two - French

46 - Game of Thrones - Season Seven 

47 - The Sabouters - Norwegian/Danish/British

48 - Strike - Season One

49 - Strike - Season Two

50 - New Tricks - Season Nine

51 - Line of Duty - Season Four

52 - ER - Season Seven

53 - Black Mirror - Black Christmas

54 - Death in Paradise - Season One

55 - Death in Paradise - Season Two

56 - Death in Paradise - Season Three

57 - Stranger Things - Season One

58 - Death in Paradise - Season Four

59 - The Crown - Season One

60 - Big Bang Theory - Season One

61 - Voyager - Season One

62 - Big Bang Theory - Season Two

63 - Lewis - Season Seven

64 - Lewis - Season Eight

65 - Big Bang Theory - Season Three

66 - Voyager - Season Two

67 - Big Bang Theory - Season Four

68 - Peaky Blinders - Season Four 

69 - Big Bang Theory - Season Five

70 - The Miniaturist

 

Gigs & Theatre

1 - Mike & the Mechanics - Carlisle - 19/02/17

2 - Brit Floyd - Newcastle - 28/02/17

3 - Silver Lining by Sandi Toksvig  - Keswick - 21/03/17

4 - Redfish Blues Band - Penrith - 01/04/17

5 - Andy Fairweather Low - Pocklington - 08/04/17

6 - Led Zepplin Masters - Newcastle - 22/04/17

7 - Al Stewart - Newcastle - 02/05/17

8 - Illegal Eagles - Carlisle - 07/05/17

9 - Hot 8 Brass Band - Pocklington

10 - Susan Calman - Keswick - 04/06/17

11 - Martin Simpson - Carlisle - 09/06/17

12 - Kent Duchaine - Stirling - 17/06/17

13 - Jackson Browne - Edinburgh - 18/06/17

14 - Handbagged by Moira Buffini - Keswick - 15/07/17

15 - The Songs of Chuck Berry with Andy Fairweather Low and the Hi Riders and special guests. - Perth - 27/07/17

16 - Joan Shelley - Penrith - 16/09/17

17 - Neil Diamond - Leeds - 05/10/17

18 - The Ultimate Eagles - Perth - 13/10/17

19 - The Australian Pink Floyd - Glasgow - 14/10/17 

20 - Wishbone Ash - Kendal - 09/11/17

21 - The Killers - Newcastle - 10/11/17

22 - Robert Plant - Newcastle - 24/11/17

23 - Rhiannon Giddens - Newcastle - 28/11/17

24 - Xander & The Peace Pirates - Carlisle - 02/12/17

25 - Queen - Leeds - 06/12/17

26 - Jools Holland - Leeds - 22/12/17

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John Steinbeck, The Moon Is Down - completed (paperback)
Betrayal, The Boston Globe - completed (paperback)
Alice Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll - completed (paperback)
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead - completed (hardback)
Nathanial's Nutmeg, Giles Milton - completed (paperback)
The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau, Grame Macrae Burnet - completed (paperback)
Poldark : Demelza, Winston Graham - completed (paperback)

The Other Hand, Chris Cleave - completed (paperback)

The Castle, Franz Kafka - completed (paperback)

The Castle In the Air, H E Bates - completed (short story, ebook)

Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner - completed (paperback)

361, Donald E Westlake - completed (paperback)

The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald - completed (paperback)

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders - completed (hardback)

How To Live, Sarah Bakewell - completed (paperback)

The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville - completed (hardback)

Junky, William S Burroughs - completed (paperback)

Maigret's Revolver, Georges Simenon - completed (paperback)

The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford - completed (paperback)

The Machine Stops, E M Forster - completed (short story, paperback)

The Celestial Omnibus, E M Forster - completed (short story, paperback)

The Samaritan, Mason Cross - completed (paperback)

Watergate, Fred Emery - completed (paperback)

Ole-Luk-Oie, The Dram God (or The Sandman, as I read it as a child) - completed (short story ebook)

The Sandman, E T A Hoffman - completed (short story, paperback)

Poodle Springs, Raymond Chandler, Robert B Parker - completed (paperback)

The Last Man, Mary Shelley - completed (paperback)

Dark Asylum, E S Thomson - completed (paperback)

Post Office, Charles Bukowski - completed (paperback)

The Samaritan, Mason Cross - completed (paperback)

The Essential Tales of Chekov (5 read), Aton Chekov (paperback)

High Voltage, the Life of Angus Young, Jeff Apter - completed (paperback)

Final Solution, the fate of the jews 1933-49, David Cesarani - completed (paperback)

To Be Read at Dusk, Charles Dickens - completed (paperback)

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens - completed (hardback)

The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale - completed (paperback)

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut  - completed (paperback)

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And now me.

 

Magpie Murders:  Anthony Horowitz

The Silk Roads:- Peter Frankopan (N.F.)

Out of Bounds: Val McDermid

His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet

The North Water:- Ian McGuire

The Devil's Feast: M J Carter

The Muse:-Jessie Burton

The Essex Serpent:- Sarah Perry

Restless:-William Boyd-unfinished

Inventing the Victorians:- Matthew Sweet (N.F.)

The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez: -Laura  Cumming

The Dark  circle: Linda Grant

Golden Hill::Francis Spufford

Black Widow: Christopher Brookmyre

A Necessary Evil: Abir Mukherjee

The Making of the British Landscape:: Denise Mina-Nicholas Crane (N.F.)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day:-Winifred Watson

The Long Drop : Denise Mina (unfinished)

Bitter Chill: Sarah Ward

Reservoir 13: Jon McGregor

 

 

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Never done this before on BGO, so here goes.  It will be interesting to see whether or not I can keep it up for a whole year. 

 

The Chimes - Charles Dickens

Entry Island - Peter May

The Stationmaster's Farewell - Edward Marston

The King's Evil - Edward Marston

The Dying Hours - Mark Billingham

The Thread - Victoria Hislop

The Repentant Rake - Edward Marston

Dances with the Daffodils - Matthew Connolly

The Fire Gospel - Michel Faber

The Blackhouse - Peter May

The Lewis Man - Peter May

The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps - Michel Faber

The Courage Consort - Michel Faber

A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood

The Children of Silence - Linda Stratmann

The Virgin Queen's Daughter - Ella March Chase

The Crow Road - Iain Banks

First Frost - James Henry

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams - Jenny Colgan

The Chess Man - Peter May

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1-Pointed Roofs- Dorothy Richardson ***

2- Backwater- Dorothy Richardson ***.5

3- Honeycomb- Dorothy Richardson ****

4-Oryx and Crake-Margaret Atwood ****.5

5-Year of the Flood- Margaret Atwood ****

6- MaddAddam-Margaret Atwood *****

7- Prelude to Foundation-Isaac Asimov ***.5

8- Forward the Foundation- Isaac Asimov **.8

9- Foundation-Issac Asimov ****

10- Foundation and Empire- Isaac Asimov ***.5

11- Second Foundation-Isaac Asimov ****

12- Foundation' Edge-Isaac Asimov ***.5

13- Foundation and Earth-Isaac Asimov ***

14- Fifth Business-Robertson Davies ****.5

15- The Manticore-Robertson Davies ****.5

16- World of Wonders- Robertson Davies ****

17- Trask- Don Berry ****.5

18- Moontrap- Don Berry *****

19- To Build a Ship- Don Berry ****

20- Bloodsucking Fiends-Christopher Moore ****

21- You Suck- Christopher Moore ***.5

22- Bite Me- Christopher Moore ***.5

23- Molloy-Samuel Beckett *****

24- Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett *****

25- The Unnamable-Samuel Beckett *****

26-Absalom, absalom!-William Faulkner ***

27- Lincoln in the Bardo-George Saunders *****

28- Lord Foul's Bane-Stephen R Donaldson ***

29-The Illearth War-Stephen R Donaldson ***

30-The Power that Preserves-Stephen R Donaldson ***.5

31- Motherless Brooklyn-Jonathan Lethem *****

32- Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun- Sarah Ladipo Manyika ****

33- Sexus-Henry Miller ****

34- Driving over Lemons-Chris Stewart ***.5

35- How to Live; A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty answers-Sarah Bakewell ****

36- East is East-TC Boyle ***

37- Signs of Life-M John Harrison ***.5

38- The Sinaloa Story-Barry Gifford **.8

39- All the Pretty Horses- Cormac McCarthy ****.5

40- Wild at Heart- Barry Gifford ***

41-Frost-Thomas Bernhard ****

42- Slaughterhouse 5- Kurt Vonnegut*****

43- Homo Faber-Max Frisch****

44- F- Daniel Kehlmann ****.5

 

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1. Terms and Conditions - Ysenda Maxtone -Graham ****

2. Conrad's Fate - Diana Wynne Jones ***

3. Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave ****

4. The Trouble with Goars and Sheep - Joanna Cannon****

5.Tree Magic - Harriet Springbeck ***1/2

6. Bad Blood - Linda Fairstein **

8. After Your're Dead - Eva Dolan ****1/2

9. The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George ***

10. The Third Girl - Nell Giddon **

11. The Past - Tessa Hadley**

12. Acts and Omissions -Catherine Fox****

13. Unseen Things Above - Catherine Fox ****

14. Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes ***

15. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend - Katerina Bivald ****

16. Crazy for You - Jennifer Crusie ****

17. The Opposite of everyone - Joshilyn Jackson ****1/2

18. The Gustav Sonata- Rose Tremaine *****

19. Faith and Beauty - Jane Thynne ****

20. Shotgun Lovesongs - Nickolas Butler ****

21.A:Monster Calls - Pattrick Ness ***

22. Mr Lynch's Holiday - catherine O Flynn *** 1/2

23. What She Knew - Gilly McKenzie ***1/2

24. Nice Girls Don't - Sue Barnard **

25. The Making of a Marchioness - Frances Hodgsen-Burnett ***

26. The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan ***1/2

27. My Grandmother sends her regrets and apologies - Frederik Backman ****1/2

28. The Girls of Slender Means - Muriel Spark****1/2

29. The Year After - Martin Davies ****

30. The Madwoman Upstairs - Catherie Lowell ***

31. Grey Mountain - John Grisham ***1/2

32. Murder At The Lighthouse - Frances Evesham **

33. A Year of Marvellous Ways - Sarah Winman***1/2

34. A Cornish Affair - Liz Fenwick ****

35. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chowdra - Vasheen Khan ***1/2

36. My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante (RR for book group) ***** (again).

37. The Making of Us - Lisa Jewell ****

38. The God of Chance - Kirsten Thorpe *

39. Abdication - Juliet Nicolson DNF

40. Last Friends - Jane Gardam **** 1/2

41.Restoration - Rose Tremain ****

42. Shadows - Robin McKinley ****1/2

43. Lost for Words ***

44. The Special Girls - Isabelle Grey ***

45. The Racketeer - John Grisham **1/2

46. The Ruby Slippers - Kier Alexander ***1/2

47. A Man called Ove - Frederik Backman ****1/2

48. Merivel-- Rose Tremaiin ****

49. Descent - Tim Johnston ****1/2

50. Queen Lucia - E F Benson ****1/2

51. Miss Mapp - E F Benson ****1/2

52. Conclave - Robert Harris ***1/2

53. The Curious Charms of Athur Pepper - Phaedra ***1/2

54. Lucia's Progress - EF Benson ****

55. When I lived in Modern Times - Linda Grant *****

56. H is for Havk - Helen MacDonald ****

57. Midnight in Austenland - Shannon Hale **

58. Realms of Glory - Catherie Fox ****1/2

59. In Her Wake - Amanda Jennings ****1/2

60. The Portable Veblen - Elizabeth McKenzie - probably won't pick up again;

61. Italian Summer - Maria Grazia Swan *1/2

62. Saschenka - Simon Montefiore (for Book Group) ***1/2

63. The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle - Kirsty Wark ****

64. The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch ****1/2

65; The Museum of You - carys Bray ****

66. The Fourth sacrifice - Peter May ***1/2

67; The Widow - Fiona Barton DNF

68. A Far Cry from Kensington - Muriel Spark ****1/2

69. I Am Pilgrim - Terry HayesDNF

70;The Angels Look Down - John Staley ***1/2

71. The String Diaries - Stephen lloyd Jones ****1/2

72. Still Life - Louise Penny ****

73. Her Last Breath - Linda castillo ****

74. Please lool After Mpther ***1/2

75. Dead Cold - Louise Penny ****

76. Sworn to Silence - Linda Castillo ****

77. Pray for Silence - Linda Castillo ****

78. sworn to Silence - Linda castillo****

79. Still Missing - Linda Castillo****

80. Munich - Robert Harris ****

81. The Dry -Jane Harper **82. The Clothes on Their Backs - Linda Grant *** 1/2

82. The Dead Will Tell - Linda Castillo ****1/2

83.The Finding of Martha Lost - Caroline Wallace ****

84. After The Storm - Linda Castillo ****1/2

85. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker ***

8-. Freeze Frame - Peter May ***1/2

87. Written in the Blood - Stephen Lloyd Jones ***

88. Vinegar Gril - Anne Tyler ****

89. Sunshne - Robin McKinley****

90. Keep You Close - Lucie Whitehouse ***1/2

91. Dead Woman Walking - Sharon Bolton *****

 

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1. Of Love & Other Demons - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 02/01/2017 - 07/01/2017 ★★★★

2. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead 07/01/2017 - 14/01/2017 ★★★★

3. Mend the Living - Maylis De Kerengel 14/01/2017 - 21/01/2017 ★★★★★

4. The Tobacconnist - Robert Seethaler 21/01/2017 - 28/01/2017 ★★★ 1/2

5. The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride 28/01/2017 - 05/02/2017 ★★★ 1/2

6. The Killing Lessons - Saul Black 05/02/2017 - 13/02/2017 ★★★★

7. Tomato Red - Daniel Woodrell ★★★★★  13/02/2017 - 18/02/17

8. all for nothing - walter kempowski ★★★★★ 18/02/17 - 25/02/17
9. human acts - han kang ★★★★ 27/02/17 - 04/03/17
10. nutshell - ian mcewan ★ 06/03/17 - 11/03/17
11. A Horse Walks into A Bar - David Grossman 13/03/17 - 18/03/17 ★★★★★
12. The Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain 18/03/17 - 25/03/17 ★★★★★
13. Dear Mr M - Herman Koch 2703/17 - 01/04/17  ★★
14. submission - michel houellebecq 03/04/17 - 08/04/17 ★★★★
15. hot milk - deborah levy 08/04/17 - 12/04/17 ★★
16. the things we don't do - andres neuman 13/04/17 - 22/04/17 ★★★★
17. empires in the sun: the struggle for the mastery of Africa - Laurence James 24/04/17 - 06/05/17 ★★★
18. child wonder - roy jacobsen ★★★★★ 06/05/17 - 12/05/17 reread
19. fever dream - samantha schweblin 27/05/17 ★★★★★
20. compass - mathias enard 14/05/17 - 03/06/17 ★★★★
21. the old child - jenny erpenbeck 03/06/17 - 08/06/17 ★★★★
22. the old curiosity shop - charles dickens 09/06/17 - 29/06/17   ★★★★

23. three loves, one death - evald flisar 01/07/17 - 12/07/17 ★★★★

24. the book of words - jenny erpenbeck 24/07/17 - 29/07/17 ★★★

25. i am the brother of xx (short story collection) - fleur jaeggy 06/07/17 - 02/08/17 ★★

26. 4 3 2 1 - paul  auster 15/07/17 - 06/08/17 ★★★★★

27. you should have left - daniel kehlmann 08/08/17 - 11/08/17 ★★★★★

28. Exit West - Mohsin Hamid 07/08/17 - 12/08/17 ★★★★★

29. the good people - hannah kent ★★★★ 380 pages
30. memoirs of a polar bear - yoko tawada ★★★★★252 pages
31. the golden legend - nadeem aslam ★★★★ 364 pages
32. the end of eddy - edouard louis  ★★★★★ 192 pages
33. those who leave and those who stay - elena ferrante ★★★ 418 pages
34. the proof - cesar aira  ★★★★ 100 pages
35. lincoln in the bardo - george saunders ★★★★ 343 pages
36.the vagrants - yiyun li ★★★★★ 337 pages reread
37. mirror, shoulder, signal - dorthe nors ★★★★★ 188 pages
38. Doubloon Cove - the secret of the ancient visitors - kelly novak ★★★★★ 192 pages
39. The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui ★★★ 169 pages
40. still the same man - jon bilbao ★★★★★ 181 pages
41. nightmare in berlin - hans fallada ★★★ 271 pages

42.  the nakano thrift shop - hiromi kawakami ★★★★★ 20/11/17 - 27/11/17

43. her father's daughter - marie sizeun ★★★★ 150 pages 27/11/17 - 01/12/17

44. flatland - edwin a abbott ★★★★

45. A general theory of oblivion - jose eduardo agualusa ★★★ 243 pages

46. fresh complaint - jeffrey eugenides ★★★ 285 pages

47. the monuments - peter cossins ★★★★  368 pages

48. how to win at feminism - reductress ★★★ finished 24/12/17

49.  my name is lucy barton - elizabeth strout ★★★ 25/12/17 - 26/12/17

50.  his bloody project - graeme macrae burnet ★★★★★ 27/12/17 - 31/12/17

 

[dates may not be  100% accurate though most popular day to finish books for me is saturday so maybe it is right)

 

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longest novel - 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster at 866 pages

shortest novel - the proof by cesar aira at 100 pages

 

some statistics

 

 


places of purchase

dubray books - 22 books

gifts - 13 books

amazon - 11 books

subscription service - 2 books

second hand - 1 books

easons - 1 books

 

category

fiction - 39 books

fiction reread - 4 books

short stories/collection - 3 books

non fiction - 4 books

 

nationality (fiction and short stories only)

USA, UK - 7 books each

France, Germany 5 books each

Argentina 3 books

Pakistan, Japan 2 books each

Colombia, Austria, Ireland, South Korea, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austrailia, Italy, China, Denmark, Spain and Angola - 1 book each

 

new countries - Denmark, Switzerland and Angola

 

firist time reading author (excluding re reads and non-fiction)

first time - 20 books

previous - 22 books

 

Sex of author (fiction and short stories)

male - 28 books

female - 18 books

 

translations (fiction and short stories)

translated - 29 books

book originally in english - 17 books

 

 

favourites of 2017

1. you should have left - daniel kehlmann

2. memoirs of a polar bear - yoko tawada

3. the gustav sonata - rose tremain

4. exit west - mohsin hamid

5. mirror shoulder signal - dorthe nors

6. his bloody project - graeme macrae burnet

7. a horse walks into a bar - david grossman

8. the end of eddy - edouard louis

9. fever dream - samantha schweblin

10.  the nakano thrift shop - hiromi kawakami

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31. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (P) *****

30. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (reread) (P) *****

29. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (K) ***1/2

28. Blandings (TV Tie in) by P.G. Wodehouse (P) *****

27. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (reread) (P) *****

26. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (P) *****

25. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (K) ****

24. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (K) *****

23. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (P) *****

22. Swing Time by Zadie Smith (P) ****

21. Empty Space by M. John Harrison (K) ***1/2

20. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky (K) ****

19. NW by Zadie Smith (P) *****

18. Nova Swing by M. John Harrison (K) ****1/2

17. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (K) *****

16. Gut by Giulia Enders (P) *****

15. Light by M. John Harrison (P) *****

14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (reread) (P) ****

13. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (reread) (K) ****1/2

12. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (K) ***1/2

11. Where My Heart Used To Beat by Sebastian Faulks (P) ****

10. The Power by Naomi Alderman (K) ***1/2

9. The Muse by Jessie Burton (P) ***

8. The North Water by Ian McGuire (K) *****

7. The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (P) *****

6. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (K) *****

5. The Girls by Emma Cline (H) **** 

4. Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain by Barney Norris (P) ****

3. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (K) *****

2. Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (P) ****

1. The Reader on the 6:27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurant (P) ***

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1. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (01/09/17)***** off to a great start
2. The Sea by John Banville (01/14/17)****

3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Knowles (02/04/17)*****
4. Better the Devil by Ian Rankin (02/09/17)***1/2
5. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (02/12/17)***1/2
6. Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale (02/18/17)*****
7. The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndz (02/21/17)***1/2
8. The Trespasser by Tana French (02/27/17)***1/2

9. Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey (03/03/17)****
10. What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan (03/05/17)***1/2
11. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (03/12/17)****
12. The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir***1/2

Lincoln at the Bardo--I can tell it's excellent, but I abandoned it
13. Ghost River by Tony Birch (03/18/17)****

I Let You Go--abandoned because I can tell it's going to have a highly-annoying resolution, which I confirmed by reading spoilers.  

14.   Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (03/25/17)***1/2

 

15.  Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (04/13/17)*****

16.  The Devil's Feast by M.J. Carter (04/__/17)***

17.  My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (04/30/17)*****

 

18.  Anatomy of a Murder by Imogen Robertson (05/09/17)***1/2

19.  The Book of Evidence by John Banville (05/17/17)****

20.  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (05/26/17)****

21.  What the Hell Just Happened? by P.J. O'Roark (05/28/17)****

 

22.  Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters (06/__/17)***1/2

23.  The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (06/19/17)****

24.  The Gentleman by Forrest Leo (06/25/17)****

25.  The Lizard King by Bryan Christy (06/29/17)*****

 

26.  Testimony by Scott Turow (07/05/17)****

27.  The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (07/15/17)***1/2

28.  All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (07/27/17)*****

29.  Birdman by Mo Hayder (07/30/17)***

30.  Radical Chic by Tom Wolfe (07/31/17)*****Very much of its time

 

31.  The Good Assassin by Paul Vidich (08/10/17)***1/2

32.  Improbable Destinies, Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution by Jonathan B. Losos (08/23/17)****

33.  The Insides by Jeremy Bushnell (08/27/17)****

34.  The Good Daughter by Karen Slaughter (08/31/17)***

 

35.  The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk (09/07/17)****

36.  Black Widow by Christopher Brookmyre (09/16/17)***1/2

 

37.  The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy (10/05/17)*****

38.  A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre (10/24/17)*****

39.  La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman (10/31/17)*****

 

Sometime in November and December 2017....

 

40.  Conclave by Robert Harris****

41.  The Restorer by Michael Sala ****

42.  I'm not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti***

43.  The Quantum Ten by Sheila Jones*****

44.  Faith Fox by Jane Gardam****

45.  W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton***1/2

46.  Agents of Light and Darkness by Simon R. Green ***1/2

47.  Clementine by Sonia Purnell****

 

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43. Old School Tobias Wolff (RR) *****

42. Smile Roddy Doyle ****

41. Mend The Living Maylis de Kerangal ***(*)

40. Honeydew Edith Pearlman ***

39. Darkness At Noon Arthur Koestler (RR) ****

37. The Wasted Vigil Nadeem Aslam ****

36. Mary George Of Allnorthover Lavinia Greenlaw ****

35. Karoo Steve Teisch ****

34. The Lost Europeans Emanuel Litvinoff **(*)

33. Judas Amos Oz ****

32. The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry **(*)

31. They Came Like Swallows William Maxwell ****

30. Waking Lions Aylet Gundar-Goshen ***(*)

29. Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut ***

28.  When Light Is Like Water Molly McCloskey ***(*)

27. The  Middlesteins Jami Attenberg ***(*)

26.  Commonwealth Ann Patchett (abandoned)

25. The Passion Jeanette Winterson ( abandoned)

24.  Multitudes Lucy Caldwell ( abandoned) 

23.  My Year Of Meats Ruth  Ozeki (abandoned)

22. The Girls Emma Cline (abandoned)

21. Outline Rachel Cusk (abandoned)

20. Summer In Baden Baden Leonid Tsypkin (RR) *****

19. The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead *****

18. The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion ***(*)

17. The Driver's Seat Murial Spark *** (The most unpleasant read of my life)

16. The Refugees Viet Thanh Nyugen ****

15. Deaf Sentence David Lodge ***

14. For Esme, With Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger (RR) *****

13. Days Without End Sebastian Barry *****

12. The Lesser Bohemians Eimear  Mcbride ****

11. First Love Gwendoline Riley ***(*)

10. The Gustav Sonata Rose Tremain ***(*)

9.  Journey By Moonlight Antal Szerb (RR) ****

8.  Exposure Sayed Kashua (RR) ****
7.  My Name Is Leon Kit De Waal ***(*)
6.  The Grass Is Singing Doris Lessing (RR) *****
5.  A Long Way From Verona Jane Gardam ***(*)
4.  F Daniel Kehlmann ****(*)
3.  Golden Hill Francis Spufford *****
2.  Malarky Anakana Schofield ***(*)
1.  A Brief History Of Seven Killings Marlon James ****(Great, but too damn long).

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Fate & Fortune  - Shirley McKay

The White Lioness - Henning Mankell

Time & Tide - Shirley McKay

Leviathan - Gordon John Thomson

The Peenemunde Deceptions - Jim McDermott

Northern Lights / The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

The Deaths of Berlin - Jim McDermott

A Sea of Troubles - Donna Leon

Wilful Behaviour - Donna Leo

The Man Who Smiled - Henning Mankell

Uniform Justice - Donna Leon

Doctored Evidence - Donna Leon

The Land of Green Plums - Herta Muller

In Farleigh Field - Rhys Bowen

The Noise of Time - Julian Barnes

Blood from a Stone - Donna Leon

A German Winter - Jim McDermott

Through a Glass Darkly - Donna Leon

The Sins of the Father - CB Hanley

Fortune Like the Moon - Alys Clare

Ashes of the Elements - Alys Clare

The Tavern in the Morning - Alys Clare

Sidetracked - Henning Mankell

Birds of Prey - Wilbur Smith

Monsoon - Wilbur Smith

Blue Horizon - Wilbur Smith

The Fifth Woman - Henning Mankell

Eagle in the Sky - Wilbur Smith

The Bloody City - CB Hanley

The Chatter of the Maidens - Alys Clare

The Faithful Dead - Alys Clare

Suffer the Little Children - Donna Leon

Whited Sepulchres - CB Hanley

A Dark Night Hidden - Alys Clare

One Step Behind - Henning Mankell

The Girl of His Dream - Donna Leon

Whiter Than The Lily - Alys Clare

Girl in a Red Tunic - Alys Clare

Firewall - Henning Mankell

Heart of Ice - Alys Clare

The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

Family Commitments - David Wishart

The Enchanter's Forest - Alys Clare

The Paths of the Air - Alys Clare

The Four Beauties - HE Bates

I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While - Taichi Yamada

The Joys of My Life - Alys Clare

The Pyramid - Henning Mankell

Broken Faith - Toby Clements

 

 

 

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15. Crimes Against Magic, Steve McHugh CURRENT

14. Little Deaths, Emma Flint ***

13. The Roanoke Girls, Amy Engel *****

12. Fierce Kingdom, Gin Phillips ****

11. Ritual, Mo Hayder **

10. The Stopped Heart, Julie Myerson ****

09. Last Seen Leaving, Caleb Roehrig **

08. Under the Harrow, Flynn Berry ***

07. The Long Drop, Denise Mina **

06. The Treatment, Mo Hayder *****

05. Birdman, Mo Hayder *****

04. The Girl With All The Gifts, M R Carey ***

03. Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt CURRENT

02. Bad Games, Jeff Menapace **

01. Himself, Jess Kidd *****

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I'll book this space, just in case i need it, but have yet to fill in my meagre list for last year (I did note titles on a piece of paper - but can't find it  :dunce: )

 

February 2018

I can't believe that I read absolutely nothing last year - not even on a bus or 'plane, or in a waiting room, but I have no recollection of a single title!

 

Found one!

Why Shoot A Butler- Georgette Heyer** @

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8. A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin - E

7. Hyperion by Dan Simmons - A 

6. Slade House by David Mitchell *** - A

5. Silverfin by Charlie Higson *** - A

4. A Feast for Crows by George R R Martin **1/2 - E

3. Under the Dome by Stephen King **** - A

2. A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin ***1/2 - E (started 2016)

1. Purity by Jonathan Franzen - A (started 2016) *****

 

E - on e-book reader

A - on audio book

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1. His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet

2. All We Shall Know - Donal Ryan

3. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson

4. The Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain

5. The Sellout - Paul Beatty

6. The Dark Circle - Linda Grant

7. A Question of Identity - Susan Hill

8. The Likeness - Tana French

9. Be Near Me - Andrew O'Hagan

10. The Vegetarian - Han Kang

11. All That Man Is - David Szalay

12. Morgan's Passing - Anne Tyler

13. The North Water - Ian McGuire

14. Slade House - David Mitchell

15. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

16. Montpelier Parade - Karl Geary

17. The Soul of Discretion - Susan Hill

18. My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout

19. The Boarding House - William Trevor

20. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

21. In a Dry Season - Peter Robinson

22. Welcome to Lagos - Chibundu Onuzo

23. Human Acts - Han Kang

24. 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

25. No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendell

26. Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance

27. City of Bohane - Kevin Barry

28. The Wicked Boy - Kate Summerscale

29. Missing Joseph - Elizabeth George

30. A Guilty Thing Surprised - Ruth Rendell

31. The Swimming Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst

32. Once We Were Sisters - Sheila Kohler

33. Cold is the Grave - Peter Robinson 

34. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

35. Days Without End - Sebastian Barry

36. Fragrant Harbour - John Lanchester

37. The Golden Legend - Nadeem Aslam

38. Cloudstreet - Tim Winton

39. Nutshell - Ian McEwan

40. The Human Stain - Philip Roth

41. Birdcage Walk - Helen Dunmore

42. Golden Hill - Francis Spufford

43. Mothering Sunday - Graham Swift

44. The Girls - Emma Cline

45. The Corinthian - Georgette Heyer

46. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow - George R.R. Martin

47. Swing Time - Zadie Smith

48. Aftermath - Peter Robinson 

49. Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders

50. The Story of the Lost Child - Elena Ferrante 

51. Anything is Possible - Elizabeth Strout

52. The Wench is Dead - Colin Dexter

53. House of Names - Colm Toibin

54. Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor

55. Moonglow - Michael Chabon

56. Unravelling Oliver - Liz Nugent

57. Midwinter Break - Bernard MacLaverty

58. The Sympathizer - Viet Than Nguyen

59. Solar Bones - Mike McCormack

60. Need You Dead - Peter James

61. My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

62. Autumn - Ali Smith

63. Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie 

64. The Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell

65. Forest Dark - Nicole Krauss

66. Family Life - Akhil Sharma

67. Last Friends - Jane Gardam

68. Splinter the Silence - Val McDermid

69. This Boy - Alan Johnson

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01 Catherine Cusset, Amours transversales (Fr)

02 Benjamin Markovits, You Don't Have To Live LIke This

03 Hilary Mantel, Vacant Possession

04 A.M.Homes, This Book Will Save Your Life

05 Philippe Besson, « Arrête avec tes mensonges » (Fr)

06 Michel Eltchaninoff, Dans la tête de Marine Le Pen (Fr)

07 Kate Atkinson, Life after Life

08 Paul Auster, 4 3 2 1

09 Claude Simon, L'Herbe (Fr)

-- Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am [ABANDONED]

10 Rose Tremain, The Gustav Sonata

11 Pierre Lemaitre, Trois jours et une vie (Fr)

12 Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time

13 Jérôme Ferrari, Il se passe quelque chose (Fr)

14 Jérôme Ferrari, Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome (Fr)

15 Ali Smith, Public library and other stories

16 Laurent Binet, La septième fonction du langage (Fr)

17 Patrick Gale, A Place Called Winter

18 Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone

19 Jean-Noël Orengo, La fleur du capital (Fr) (ON HOLD > ABANDONED)
20 Kent Haruf, Our Souls At Night

21 Tim Murphy, Christodora

RR Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

RR Alan Hollinghurst, The Spell

22 Emmanuel Macron, Révolution (Fr)

23 David Szalay, All That Man Is

RR Paul Bailey, Gabriel's Lament

RR John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman

24 Philippe Djian, Dispersez-vous, ralliez-vous ! (Fr)

RR Jonathan Keates, Smile Please

25 Simone Veil, Une vie (Fr)

26 Laurent Binet, HHhH (Fr)

27 Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

RR Jean Echenoz, Je m'en vais (Fr)

RR William Shakespeare, The Tempest

28 Ian McEwan, Nutshell

29 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

30 Graham Swift, Mothering Sunday

31 Margaret Drabble, The Dark Flood Rises

32 Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

33 John Preston, A Very English Scandal

34 Ali Smith, Autumn

35 Zadie Smith, Swing Time

36 Margaret Atwood, Hag-Seed

37 David Grossman, A Horse Walks into a  Bar [translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen]

38 Peter Furtado (ed.), Histories of Nations [intermittently]

39 Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

40 Guillaume Le Touze, Dis-moi quelque chose (Fr)

41 Peter Ackroyd, Queer City/Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

--   Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train [ABANDONED]

RR Yann Queffélec, La femme sous l'horizon (Fr)

42 Graeme Macrae Burnet, His Bloody Project

43 Fiona Mozley, Elmet

44 Michael Chabon, Moonglow

45 Ali Smith, Winter

RR Michael Cunningham, The Hours

46 Eric Vuillard, L'ordre du jour (Fr)

47 Patrick Lapeyre, La splendeur dans l'herbe (Fr)

47 Annie Ernaux, Les années (Fr)

48 Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair

 

 

(Fr) = read in the original French

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***all books in Audio Format***

 

1. Lies, Damned Lies and History - Jodi Taylor

2. Molloy - Samuel Beckett

3. Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett

4. The Unnamable - Samuel Beckett

5. Heresy - S. J. Parris

6. Dodger - Terry Pratchett

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I think this will be a lean year. In ascending order:

 

The Fireship, C. Northcote Parkinson

Colours Aloft, Alexander Kent

Form Line of Battle, Alexander Kent

Remember the African Skies, Chilufya Chilangwa (rough, I think she didn't have a beta reader)

Life on Air, David Attenborough

A Mixture of Frailties, Robertson Davies, Salterton Trilogy, Book 3

Leaven of Malice, Robertson Davies, Salterton Trilogy, Book 2

Tempest-Tost, Robertson Davies, Salterton Trilogy, Book 1

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1. missed connection. by Meggie Royer

2. Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches by Meggie Royer

3. Survival Songs by Meggie Royer

4. Unrequited by Meggie Royer

5. Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in Their Struggle for Self by Elan Golomb

6. for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange

7. My Wicked Wicked Ways by Sandra Cisneros

8. Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? by Mark Todd

9. Vita Nova by Louise Glück

10. The Magician by Mark Pannebecker

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On ‎04‎/‎01‎/‎2017 at 14:10, Zeus said:

1. His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet

2. All We Shall Know - Donal Ryan

3. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson

4. The Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain

5. The Sellout - Paul Beatty

6. The Dark Circle - Linda Grant

7. A Question of Identity - Susan Hill

8. The Likeness - Tana French

9. Be Near Me - Andrew O'Hagan

10. The Vegetarian - Han Kang

11. All That Man Is - David Szalay

12. Morgan's Passing - Anne Tyler

13. The North Water - Ian McGuire

14. Slade House - David Mitchell

15. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

16. Montpelier Parade - Karl Geary

17. The Soul of Discretion - Susan Hill

18. My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout

19. The Boarding House - William Trevor

20. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

21. In a Dry Season - Peter Robinson

22. Welcome to Lagos - Chibundu Onuzo

23. Human Acts - Han Kang

24. 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

25. No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendell

26. Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance

27. City of Bohane - Kevin Barry

28. The Wicked Boy - Kate Summerscale

29. Missing Joseph - Elizabeth George

30. A Guilty Thing Surprised - Ruth Rendell

31. The Swimming Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst

32. Once We Were Sisters - Sheila Kohler

33. Cold is the Grave - Peter Robinson 

34. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

35. Days Without End - Sebastian Barry

36. Fragrant Harbour - John Lanchester

37. The Golden Legend - Nadeem Aslam

38. Cloudstreet - Tim Winton

39. Nutshell - Ian McEwan

40. The Human Stain - Philip Roth

41. Birdcage Walk - Helen Dunmore

42. Golden Hill - Francis Spufford

43. Mothering Sunday - Graham Swift

44. The Girls - Emma Cline

45. The Corinthian - Georgette Heyer

46. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow - George R.R. Martin

47. Swing Time - Zadie Smith

48. Aftermath - Peter Robinson 

49. Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders

50. The Story of the Lost Child - Elena Ferrante 

51. Anything is Possible - Elizabeth Strout

52. The Wench is Dead - Colin Dexter

53. House of Names - Colm Toibin

54. Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor

55. Moonglow - Michael Chabon

56. Unravelling Oliver - Liz Nugent

57. Midwinter Break - Bernard MacLaverty

58. The Sympathizer - Viet Than Nguyen

59. Solar Bones - Mike McCormack

60. Need You Dead - Peter James

61. My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

62. Autumn - Ali Smith

63. Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie 

64. The Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell

65. Forest Dark - Nicole Krauss

66. Family Life - Akhil Sharma

67. Last Friends - Jane Gardam

68. Splinter the Silence - Val McDermid

 

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