. Have a look round my bookshelf, and if you see any
AVLs ('Availables') or TBRs ('To Be Reads') that you're interested in let me know.
Eventually, I aim to include items from my Permanent Collection, some of which will be available for locals to borrow, or maybe for bookrings - if you promise to be careful with them and send them home safely!
I was mostly a non-fiction reader, until I joined Bookcrossing, particularly yoga and Buddhism, and although Bookcrossing has encouraged me to broaden my horizons I'm still mostly a non-fiction type of gal.
Thanks to yvi-1 and
BrynnSC for your HTML tutorials on your websites!
My Bookshelf on one page
With thanks to Casualreader.net for providing the service
My Wish List
Many thanks to for making the Wish List available to BookCrossers. Cliff
Normy's A-Z Challenge (Authors previously unread) 2005
* Indicates book read
Not all these books are BC books, so they will not all be on my Bookshelf
A) *David Allen - Ready for Anything (PC)
B) *Dan Brown - Angels & Demons (Borrowed) C) *Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes (Borrowed)
D) *Anita Diamant - The Red Tent (Bookring) E) *Daniel Ehrenhaft - Ten Things To Do Before I Die (Passed on)
F) *Julie Friedberger - A Visible Wound G) Daniel Goleman - The New Leaders (TBR: Christmas pressie) (Cheat- I've read him before)
H) *Mo Hayden - The Treatment (Bookring - fabulous - will read more of hers!)
I) *Christopher Isherwood - A Single Man (Wild Released)
J) Steven Johnson - Mind Wide Open (TBR) K) Thomas Keneally - Gossip from the Forest (TBR)
L) John Daido Loori - The Art of Just Sitting (TBR)
M) *Alexander McCall Smith - The Sunday Philosophy Club (Bookring)
N) *Larry Niven - The Magic Goes Away (Wild Released) O) *Michael Ondaatje - The English Patient (Bookring)
P) *Charles Palliser - The Quincunx (Passed on)
Q) Susan Quinn - Human Trials: Risking Reputation and Riches in the Quest for a Cure (TBR)
R) *Darryl Reanny - The Death of Forever (Borrowed)
S) *Rachel Schaeffer - Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles (Borrowed)
T) *Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Bookrayed) U) *Peter Ustinov - Dear Me (Bookring)
V) Swami Vivekananda - Selections from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (TBR)
W) *Ken Wilbur - Grace & Grit (Borrowed) X) Malcolm X - An Autobiography of Malcolm X (TBR)
Y) *Joseph W Yoder - Rosanna of the Amish (RABCKed)
Z) *Scott Zesch - Captured (Bookring) (Passed on)
Booker Prize Winners
In August 2005 I decided to read all the Booker Prize Winners.
I was aiming to finish them by my second BC anniversary - 1st December 2006 - but ten years on and I'm still working through them!
* Indicates book read
2004) *Alan Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty 2003) *D B C Pierre - Vernon God Little
2002) *Yann Martel - Life of Pi 2001) Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
2000) *Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin 1999) *J M Coetzee - Disgrace
1998) Ian McEwan - Amsterdam 1997) *Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things
1996) Graham Swift - Last Orders 1995) Pat Barker - The Ghost Road
1994) James Kelman - How Late It Was, How Late 1993) Roddy Doyle - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
1992) *Michael Ondaatje - The English Patient 1992) Barry Unsworth - Sacred Hunger
1991) Ben Okri - The Famished Road 1990) A S Byatt - Possession
1989) *Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day(read pre-BC but I can't remember it, so might re-read)
1988) *Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda (read pre-BC)
1987) Penelope Lively - Moon Tiger 1986) Kingsley Amis - The Old Devils
1985) Keri Hulme - The Bone People 1984) Anita Brookner - Hotel du Lac
1983) *J M Coetzee - Life and Times of Michael K
1982) Thomas Keneally - Schindler's Ark 1981) *?Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children (I think I've read this, but not sure, so may (re)read)
1980) William Golding - Rites of Passage 1979) Penelope Fitzgerald - Offshore
1978) Iris Murdoch - The Sea, The Sea 1977) Paul Scott - Staying On
1976) David Storey - Saville 1975) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust
1974) Nadine Gordimer - The Conservationist 1974) Stanley Middleton - Holiday
1973) J G Farrell - The Siege of Krishnapur 1972) John Berger - G
1971) V S Naipaul - In a Free State 1970) Bernice Rubens - The Elected Member
1969) P H Newby - Something to Answer For BOOKRINGS/RAYS I HAVE HOSTED:
I first started a Bookray (now completed),with the book sent to me by
, who encouraged me to start a ring:
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
- It reached its final Bookray destination in the US, where Dr Brown is planning on passing it on. It's been so exciting tracking the book as it roams around the world!
Started 25th July 2005:
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
. It's off to Europe, US, Canada. PM me if you want to join - there may still be time!
Started 8th August 2005:
Not on the Label - Felicity Lawrence
Started 8th August 2005. NOW CLOSED.
Virtual Addiction: Help for Netheads, Cyberfreaks and those who love them - David Greenfield
This one's now gone out into the big, wide world (well, it went to a cafe - I wonder if it was an internet cafe?).
BOOKRINGS/RAYS I HAVE JOINED AND AM AWAITING THE BOOK:
Fast Food Nation
Salmon of Doubt - Doug Adams
Egypt Under the Pharoahs - Heinrich Brugsch-Bey (Ray)
Celtic Warriors - Daithi O'Hogain (Ray)
Love in the Time of Cholera
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Surgeon of Crowthorne
The Future Homemakers of America
A Different Life
Dark Materials - Pullman
Schindler's Ark - Thomas Keneally (Booker Prize Winner 1982)
Pat Parker - The Regeneration Trilogy (including The Ghost Road, 1995 Booker Prize Winner) (BookSpiral)
BOOKRINGS/RAYS APPLIED FOR: