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Bookcrossing is my 'BookClub'. I don't read fast

enough to commit to a real bookclub so instead I

enjoy this virtual one - where I enjoy reading

other peoples reviews.



Books I've Read 2017 TOTAL=29

January
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (HR)
Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou (A)

February
Dracula by Bram Stoker (CH & H)
Ever Green by Belva Plain (R)
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad (NF)
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (CH)

March
The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn (HF)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (F)

April
Wallis by Charles Higham (B)
Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore (F)
My Bonnie by John Suchet (A)

May
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (MT)
Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn (FanRom)
Blessings by Anna Quindlen (WF)

June
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July
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (HR&RN)
The Chocolate Lovers Wedding by Carole Matthews (CL)

August
My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman (F)
The Great Lover by Jill Dawson (F)

September
Looking Forward by Marcia Willett (F)
Second Time Around by Marcia Willett (F)
Holding On by Marcia Willett (F)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (F)
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (F)

October
Lost & Found by Kitty Neale (F)
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (F)

November
Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad by Bee Rowlatt & May Witwit (A)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (CH)
Where or When by Anita Shreve (RN)

December
The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry (CM)


Books I've Read 2016 TOTAL= 53



January
Feel: Robbie Williams by Chris Heath (B)
The Girl in the Picture by Denise Chong (B)
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls (F Humour)
Fear in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope (Cosy MT)
To Love and be Wise by Josephine Tey (MT)
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith (F)

February
Memed, My Hawk by Yashar Kemal (Folk F)
The Liar by Stephen Fry (F)
Digging to America by Anne Tyler (F)

March

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit (CH)
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo (MT)
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (Poirot MT)
Hopeful by Omid Djalili (A)
One Man's War by Frank Stroobant (A)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (F)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (CRN)

April
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (F)
Look Who It Is! by Alan Carr (A)
Don't Stop Me Now by Vassos Alexander(A)
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H.Lawrence (RF)
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (F)
The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher (CL)

May
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (F)
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (F)
The Information Officer by Mark Mills (MT)
Going Dutch by Katie FForde (CL)
How I caused the Credit Crunch (F)

June
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (CH)
A Gathering Storm by Rachel Hore (HR)
Just William by Richmal Crompton (CH)
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (F)
Running like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley (A)

July
The Shell House by Linda Newbery (Y)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (CH)
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (NF - H)

August
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-Century India by William Dalrymple (NF - HR)
A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale (HR)
Guernica by Dave Boling (H)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (CH)
From Notting Hill to New York ...Actually by Ali McNamara (CL)

September
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (F)
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (CH)
Out of Russia by Brian Grover with Jim Rickards (A)

October
The Swallow and the Hummingbird by Santa Montefiore (HR)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (CH)
The Children's Hour by Marcia Willett (RN)
Castaway by Lucy Irvine (A)

November
After You by Jojo Moyes (RN)
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert (HF)
The Year of her Life by Liz Ryan (CL)

December
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (CH)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Classic G)
My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson (CL+)



Books I've Read 2015 TOTAL= 58



January
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle CH
Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan RTragedy
Season of Passion by Danielle Steel CL
The Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegrino CL+
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain CH
Animal Farm by George Orwell F Novella Political Satire
Family Album by Danielle Steel CL

February
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes MT (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe CH
Lightning by Danielle Steel CL

March
On the Road by Jack Kerouac A

April
Ruinair by Paul Kildruff T, A,NF (Bookring)
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson & Martin Dugard Teen MT
Impossible by Danielle Steel CL
How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk by A Faber & E Mazlish NF

May
Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge MT(R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson CH
Secrets & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed Y HR
Me Before You by Jojo Moyles RF (R&J 2012 BC) (Bookray)
The Memory Garden by Rachel Hore R/HR
The Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess dystopian F

June
The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel CL
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain CH
Two in a Boat by Gwyneth Lewis A
The Unknown Unknown by Mark Forsyth NF (Jiffy Bag Ring)
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene F
Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steel CL

July
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson CH
Rogue by Danielle Steel CL
The Gathering by Anne Enright F Man Booker Prize 2007 (Jiffy Bag Ring)
The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine MT (MT Bookbox)
The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon F (OBCZ)

August
Legacy by Danielle Steel CL
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote F Novella
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella CL (RABCK)
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann Wyss CH
Not Without my Daughter by Betty Mahmoody with William Hoffer A
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Fable
The Mammoth Book of Confessions by Barbara Cardy (HappyHarryBabe's Bookbox)
Sleeping Cruelty by Lynda La Plante MT (MT bookbox)

September
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby F (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman F (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach F
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald HR
Looking for Andrew McCarthy by Jenny Colgan CL (HappyHarryBabe's Bookbox)
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson F (Granted wish in HappyHarryBabe's BookBox)

October
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray F (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
The Piano Teacher by Janice Lee RH (R&J Sum 2009 Read)
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller RF (HappyHarryBabe's Bookbox)

November
No Safe House by Linwood Barclay MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
Folly by Alan Titchmarsh CL

December
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell F
Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
Us by David Nicholls F(R&J Sum 2015 BC)
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly MT
Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin F





Books I've read 2011 TOTAL=34

January
The Adultery Club by Tess Stimson CL
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman WF

February
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Classic
The Big Love by Sarah Dunn CL
A Winter's Tale by Trisha Ashley CL
The Love Resort by Faith Bleasdale CL

March
Animal Instincts by Alan Titchmarsh WF
The Glass Painters Daughter by Rachel Hore WF

April
Mr MacGregor by Alan Titchmarsh WF
Cafe Tropicana by Belinda Jones CL
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella CL

May
Got You Back by Jane Fallon
Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell CL
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell Autobio

June
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimaman da Ngozi Adichie Fiction
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella CL

July
Sons and Lovers by D. H. lawrence Classic
Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham CL
Mr Commitment by Mike Gayle CL
Anything Goes by Billy Hopkins semiauto/Fiction

August
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore WF
The Journey by Josephine Cox
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris WF
Every Good Girl by Judy Astley CL
Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella (Ray it Forward) CL

September
Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella CL
One Day by David Nicholls CL+
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs WF
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs WF

October
The Flight of Lucy Spoon by Maggie Gibson CL
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris WF

November
Coastliners by Joanne Harris WF
Having it and Eating it by Sabine Durrant

December
Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai WF



Books I've Read 2012 TOTAL=33

January
The Desperate Diary of a Country Housewife by Daisy Waugh CL
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls CL
These Foolish Things by Imogen Parker CL
The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis (Bookring) Biography

February
Don't You Want Me by India Knight CL
The Cave by Kate Mosse (Received and sent as RABCK) MT
The Men in her Life by Imogen Parker CL

March
Wives and Lovers by Jane Elizabeth Varley
Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson travel writing

April

May
The Rose of Sebastol by Katharine McMahon HR
Perfect Day by Imogen Parker CL
The Kings Speech by Mark Logue

June
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell (Bookray) WF
Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell CL
More to Life than This by Carole Matthews CL
Whiff of Scandal by Carole Matthews CL
Let's Meet on Platform 8 by Carole Matthews CL
The Sweetest Taboo by Carole Matthews CL


July
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Minor Indiscretion by Carole Matthews CL
Behaving like Adults by Anna Maxted WF


August
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith (Light Mystery)
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain CH
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Light Mystery)
Jubilee by Shelley Harris F (Richard and Judy Summer 2012 Book Club)

September
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Fan (R&J Sum 2012 BC)
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington Contemporary WF (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

October
Tideline by Penny Hancock PT (R&J Sum 2012 BC)
The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas GN (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

November
Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond RN (Bookring)
The Thread by Victoria Hislop HR (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

December
A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale FS (R&J Sum 2012 BC)
The Fear Index by Robert Harris MT (R&J Sum 2012 BC)


Books I've Read 2013 TOTAL=55

January
Hey Diddle Diddle by Sam Foster NF
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris WF
Back after the Break by Anita Notaro CL
Cat by Freya North CL+

February
Hot Gossip by Deborah Lawrenson CL
Ready or Not? by Chris Manby CL
Isabel's Bed by Elinor Lipman CL
Something for the Weekend by Pauline McLynn CL
The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill CL

March
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes IrishCL
Watermelon by Marian Keyes IrishCL

April
Far from Over by Sheila O'Flanagan IrishCL
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith F
She's the One by Cathy Kelly IrishCL

May
A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope WF
Next of Kin by Joanna Trollope WF
Other People's Children by Joanna Trollope WF
The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall F (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

June
Late Night Shopping (Annie Valentine Book 2) by Carmen Reid CL
The Palace of Strange Girls by Sallie Day WF
Second Chance by Jane Green CL
Rosie by Alan Titchmarsh WF
The Juliette Society by Sasha Grey E

July
The Double Life of Anna Day CL
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler MT(R&J Sum 2012 BC)
Emma and I by Sheila Hocken A
Three Times a Lady by Sarah Webb Irish CL
It Had to be You by Sarah Webb Irish CL

August
Childhood Interupted by Kathleen O'Malley A
The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier C (Gothic Romance)
The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall F (HR)
When the Boys are Away by Sarah Webb Irish CL
Take a Chance by Sarah Webb Irish CL
Keep your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel WF
West End Girls by Jenny Colgan CL
French Leave by John Burton Race A/Travel/Cookery
Me and You by Claudia Carroll Irish CL
Lily Allen by Martin Howden B

September
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving CH Classic
Love Song by Charlotte Bingham WF
Natural Causes by James Oswald MT (R&J Sum 2013 BC)

October
Gold by Chris Cleave F (R&J Spr 2013 BC)
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella CL
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie CH classic
The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak F

November
The Borrowers by Mary Norton CH
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann F (Light MT) (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Not That Kind of Girl by Catherine Alliott CL
The Girl who fell from the Sky F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)

December
Around the World in 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox A R T!
Loose Women: Girls' Night In NF
Bouncing Back by Zoe Barnes CL
Never Mind by Edward St Aubyn F (Bookbox)



Books I've Read 2014 TOTAL=39

January
The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer H MT (Bookbox)
Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart C
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Horror Classic
Agatha Raisin: Hiss & Hers by M.C. Beaton Cozy MT (Bookbox)
Play to Kill by P.J. Tracy MT (Bookbox)

February
The Innocent man by John Grisham NF MT (Bookbox)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks by Mary Norton CH

March
Facing the Tank by Patrick Gale F BH
Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan CL
The Secret Supper Club by Dana Bate WF
This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon Irish WF (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie PT (R&J Sum 2013 BC)

April
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Sunset by Celia Brayfield WF

May
Where have all the boys gone? by Jenny Colgan CL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll CH
The First Assistant by Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare CL
The Real Thing by Catherine Alliott CL
Part of the Furniture by Mary Wesley WF

June
Jigs and Reels by Joanne Harris F
The Business by Charlotte Bingham WF
Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki A
The Unfortunates by Laurie Graham WF

July

August
Rich by Graham Masterton WF
To the Pole: Five women in search of an Adventure A, T
Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch F

September
Mad About You by Sinead Moriarty CL (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Killing Floor by Lee Child MT (Bookbox)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

October
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini H F (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse PT (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Dear Thing by Julie Cohen WF (R&J Sum 2014 BC)

November
The Lie by Helen Dunmore HF (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome CH

December
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris HF (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri SS, F (Pulitzer Prize, 2000)
The Swimmer by Roma Tearne CF




Books I've Read 2010 TOTAL =30

January
Everything Must Go by Elizabeth Flock
Fatal Reunion by Penelope Evans PT
The Reluctant Landlady by Bernadette Strachan CL
If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

February
Going Home by Harriet Evans
Did the Earth Move? by Carmen Reid

March
The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle
Dinner for Two by Mike Gayle
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
The Accidental Marathon by Lucy Hawking
The Venetian House by Mary Nickson
The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry

April
Wish You Were Here by Mike Gayle

May

June
His 'n' Hers by Mike Gayle
Hell Bay by Sam Llewellyn
Simply Divine by Wendy Holden
The Last Lighthouse Keeper by Alan Titchmarsh

July
Operation Sunshine by Jenny Colgan

August
What's a Girl to Do? by Tyne O'Connell
Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
Who's That Girl? by Alexandra Potter
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy

September
Cat That Came in from the Cold by Philip Brown
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Ferney by James Long
The Hour Before Dawn by Sara MacDonald

October

November

December
Only Dad by Alan Titchmarsh
Love and Mr Devon by Alan Titchmarsh





A=AutobiographyC=ComedyMT=Mystery/thriller
B=Biography E=Erotica NF=Non-fiction
BH=Black HumourFan=Fantasy G=Ghost H=Horror PT=Psychological Thriller
CF=Contemporary Fiction F=Fiction RN=Romantic Novel
CH=Children'sGN=Horror & Romance SS=Short Story
CL=ChickLitH=HistoricalT=Travel
ClassicHR=Historical RomanceWF=Women's FictionY=Young Adult

BOOK FUN

2017

2017 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Happy New Year: 1
Feb: Occupations: 2
March: Casinos: 2
April: Books of Old & New Testament: 2
May: Flower meanings: 2
June: Law: 0
July: OS Map Symbols: 0
August: Sewing: 1
September: 'There are more Questions Than Answers' song by Johnny Nash: 1
October: See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil: 1
November: Magical Mystery Tour: 1

666 for 2017 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
organised by kiwiinengland. Read 14 of 36

2016

666 for 2016 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
organised by kiwiinengland. Read 25 of 36

AFRICA 3: Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa
ASIA 6: Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Iran, India (Complete)
EUROPE 6: UK, Austria, Guernsey, Italy, France, Malta
NORTH AMERICA 3: USA, Tobago, Canada
PACIFIC 4: Australia, French Polynesia, Antarctica, New Zealand
SOUTH AMERICA 3: Colombia, Chile, Argentina

Plumcrazy's monthly 'What to Read'
February: CHASMS & KITCHENS: The Liar by Stephen FRY
Digging to America by Anne Tyler

March: EASTER: Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

April: FOOL: Look Who It Is! by Alan Carr

May: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Going Dutch by Katie Fforde

June: FATHER'S DAY: Just William by Richmal Crompton
AmERICan Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

July: SUN, SEA, SAND: The SHELL House by Linda Newbery
BLACK Beauty by Anna Sewell
In the Heart of the SEA by Nathaniel Philbrick
WHITE Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-Century India by William Dalrymple

August: FLAG: A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale (Flag Ale!)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

September: PERIODIC TABLE:(P)urple (H)ibiscus by (C)himamanda (N)gozi (a)dichie
The (S)carlet (P)impernel by (B)aroness (O)rczy

October: SPIRITS: The Swallow and the Hummingbird by Santa Montefiore

November: REMEMBRANCE DAY: The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert

December: FATHER CHRISTMAS: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens





















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