Reading list

As an avid reader, currently restricted largely to the library I have been keeping a list of books I have read.  Here they are just listed but if you want more information about any of them, or recommendations I would be happy to oblige.

Feel free to suggest books to me too.

Currently reading:

2012
1. Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
3. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
4. Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier
5. Animal Farm – George Orwell
6. The Red Queen – Philippa Gregory
7. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
8. The Pact – Jodi Picoult
9. My Uncle Oswald – Roald Dahl
10. The Hare with Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal
11. When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman
12. Dancing Backwards – Sally Vickers
13. Good Mornng, Midnight – Jean Rhys
14. Charlotte Grey – Sebastian Faulks
15. Rescue – Anita Shreve
16. My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
17. Private Lives – Jane Smiley
18. Sightlines – Kathleen Jamie
19. A State of Wonder – Ann Patchett
20. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
21. The Betwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee – Sarah Silverman
22. The Virgin Blue – Tracy Chevalier
23. 50 Shades of Grey – E.L. James
24. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
25. Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
26. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
27. The Island – Victoria Hislop
28. The Little House – Phillippa Gregory
29. Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd
30. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
31. The Thread – Victoria Hislop
32. The Loop – Victoria Hislop
33. Mrs Robinsons Disgrace – Kate Summerscale
34. Innocent Traitor – Alison Weir
35. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
36. The More you Ignore Me – Jo Brand
37. Last Man in Tower – Aravind Adiga
38. Spies – Michael Frayn
39. What Was Lost – Catherine O’Flynn
40. After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell
41. This Book Will Save Your Life – A. M. Homes
42. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
43. Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

2011
1. The  Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
2. The Hand That First Held Mine –  Maggie O-Farrell
3. Room – Emma Donoghue
4. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
5. Sarah’s Key – Tatiana De Rosnay
6. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence
7.  Singin’ and Swingin’ and Getin’ Merry Like Christmas – Maya Angelou
8. The Paris Wife – Paula McLain
9. A Long Way Gone. Memoirs of a boy soldier – Ishmael Beah
10. Self-Made Man – Norah Vincent
11. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
12. The Good Daughters – Joyce Maynard
13. I left my Tent in San Francisco – Emma Kennedy
14. Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby
15. Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks
16. Through Black Spruce – Joseph Boyden
17.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
18. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
19. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
20. My Antonia – Willa Cather
21. Arthur and George – Julian Barnes
22. The Diviners – Margaret Laurence
23. My Heart Wanders – Pia Jane Bijkerk
24. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
25. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
26. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
27. The Opposite of Falling – Jennie Rooney
28. The Romantic –  Barbara Gowdy
29. Don’t Look Now – Daphne du Maurier (a collection of short stories)
30. The Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
31. The Beautiful and the Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald
32. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
33. The Constant Princess – Philippa Gregory
34. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
35. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
36. Bossypants – Tina Fey
37. The Shipping News – Annie Proulx
38. The Long Song – Andrea Levy
39. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
40. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
41. The Fall of Giants – Ken Follett
42. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
43. How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
44. A Change in Altitude – Anita Shreve
45. Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult

2010
1. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Attwood
2. The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
3. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
4. Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
5. Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
6. Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
7. The Perfect Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
8. Julie and Julia – Julie Powell
9. A Member of the Wedding – Carson McCullers
10. Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne Du Maurier
11. Hotel World – Ali Smith
12. Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcea Marquez
13. Knit Two – Kate Jacobs
14. Mimi Smartypants
15. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
16. Generation A – Douglas Coupland
17. A Respectable Trade – Philippa Gregory
18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
19. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski
20. One Day – David Nicholls
21. The Girl who played with fire – Steig Larsson
23. The Divide – Nicholas Evans
24. Bed – Tao Lin
25. Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier
26. Look at Me – Anita Brookner
27. Fall on your knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
28. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
29. The Waiting Time – Sara Banerji
30. Elizabeth and After – Matt Cohen
31. Travelling with Pomegranates – Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
32. The Girl who kicked the hornets’ nest – Steig Larsson
33. Strange Fits of Passion – Anita Shreve
34. Fallen Skies – Philippa Gregory
35. The Loving Spirit – Daphne DuMaurier
36. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
36.  The Way the Crow Flies – Ann-Marie MacDonald
37. An American Wife – Curtis Sittenfield
38. The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver
39. Shanghai Girls – Lisa See
40. Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín
41. An American in Paris – Margaret Vandenburg
42. Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden
43. The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
44. The Tobacco Road – Erskine Caldwell
45. Little Bee – Chris Cleaver (Called The Other Hand in UK publication)
46. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
47. The Flight of the Maidens – Jane Gardam
48. Instances of the number 3 – Sally Vickers
49. Be Near Me – Andrew O’Hagan
50. Hector and the search for Happiness – Francois Lelord
51. Stormy Weather – Paulette Jiles

One Response to Reading list

  1. Poppa says:

    Given that you have read Love in the time of Cholora, you might wish to have a go at “La Peste” by Albert Camus. Whilst there are translations into English available, I managed to read it in the French original.

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