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wingStoepbrakwing

From Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Age 58

Joined Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Home page www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/stoepbrak/all

Recent Book Activity

Statistics

4 weeksall time
books registered 1 355
released in the wild 0 127
controlled releases 0 142
releases caught 0 13
controlled releases caught 0 125
books found 0 61
tell-a-friend referrals 0 76
new member referrals 0 23
forum posts 14 994

Stats are updated every few minutes.


Extended Profile

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Welcome|Welkom

Welcome to my bookshelf.  Most of the items you will find here are books I have read or intend to read.

You can contact me either by PM or by emailing direct to the following address: {my screen name} at sobonana dot co dot za.  Unless I am on leave or tied up with work commitments, I should normally respond within a few days.



Welkom by my boekrak.  Die meeste van wat jy hier sal kry, is boeke wat ek self gelees het of nog wil lees.

Jy kan my deur middel van 'n privaatboodskap of direk per e-pos kontak.  My adres vir laasgenoemde: {my BC-naam} by sobonana punt co punt za.  Tensy ek rondloop of onder werkverpligtinge vasgeval het, behoort ek gewoonlik binne 'n paar dae te reageer.


Pile of Books Cardboard Stool
BookCrossing Cape Town
Statistics
Bookrings and -rays
   Rings and rays I have started or extended
   Rings and rays started by others that I have taken part in
   Books from the 1001-library
RABCK
Prizes and Awards
Reading List
   Now
   2017
   2016
   2015
   2014
   2013
   2012
   2011
   From the Combined 1001 BYMRBYD List
Counters and Trackers

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BookCrossing Cape Town

BookCrossing has not taken off in a big way in South Africa yet, but there are quite a number of dedicated BookCrossers across the country who are actively involved to cultivate the concept.

A discussion group for BookCrossers in the wider Cape Town area, BCct, was set up to make it easier to arrange meetups or spread local news. If you are a BookCrosser from this part of the world or planning a visit, please feel free to join. Visit groups.yahoo.com/---/bcct for more information.

There are currently three Official BookCrossing Zones in the Western Cape:

OBCZ A Touch of Madness
12 Nuttall Road
Observatory
Cape Town

OBCZ Café Franschhoek
46 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek

OBCZ Franschhoek Wine Valley
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek


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Statistics     Updated: 2017-11-19

books registered: 355
books found in the wild: 0
books found at an OBCZ: 14
books received: 47
unreleased books received: 4
bookshelf total: 420

released in the wild: 124 (15 of which at an OBCZ)
multiple wild releases: 1
wild catches journalled: 13 (2 of which were released at an OBCZ)
percentage wild catches journalled: 10% (10% if OBCZ catches are excluded)
average wild catch: 23 days
longest wild catch: 118 days

controlled releases: 140
controlled catches journalled: 123
multiple release controlled catches: 2
percentage controlled catches journalled: 88%
average controlled catch: 53 days
longest controlled catch: 1524 days

longest chain, own books (excluding rings and rays): 4 handlers
longest chain, other books (excluding rings and rays): 7 handlers
longest chain, rings and rays, own books: 58 handlers journal
longest chain, rings and rays, other books: 86 handlers journal


Personal definition of a wild release includes:
- leaving book in the wild (making use of various locations)
- leaving book at an OBCZ (no organised meetup)

Personal definition of a wild release excludes:
- leaving book in the wild but engaging with catcher before catch is concluded
- leaving book at a BC meetup, be it formal or informal (unless as part of a wild release exercise)
- including book as part of a geocache


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Bookrings and -rays

1.  Rings and rays I have started or extended:

If you would like to join in, PM me.

  The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life by Thomas Armstrong (bookray)
  Braam en die Engel by Marietjie de Jongh (bookray) Bookrays forum thread Dutch forum thread
  Cross Lines by Maeve Binchy (bookray) Bookrays forum thread
  What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (bookray) Bookrays forum thread Book Talk forum thread
  Life of Pi by Yann Martel (bookring) Bookrays forum thread Book Talk forum thread
  The October Killings by Wessel Ebersohn (extended bookray) Bookrays forum thread
  The Girl from the Chartreuse by Pierre Péju (Book 1) (bookray)
  The Girl from the Chartreuse by Pierre Péju (Book 2) (bookray) Bookrays forum thread

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2.  Rings and rays started by others that I have taken part in:

On their way here

•  Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson (bookray: Catwoman) forum thread

With me

• 

Gone

17. Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi (1001-library: katrinat) forum thread
16. Maus I – A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman (bookray: Erishkigal|ETMadrid) forum thread
15. Harvest by Jim Crace (bookring: mathgirl40|Tarna) forum thread
14. The October Killings by Wessel Ebersohn (bookray: aetm|Icila) forum thread
13. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (bookring: franaloe) forum thread
12. Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami (bookray: Lizzy-stardust) forum thread
11. Oroonoko or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn (bookray: Danielle23) forum thread
10. We Just Moved by Stephen Krensky (bookring: Crossing-Guard) forum thread
9. City of Thieves by David Benioff (bookray: eponine38) forum thread
8. On Beauty by Zadie Smith (bookray: valpete) forum thread
7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (bookray: LittleDachshund) forum thread
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows(bookray: vassilka) forum thread
5. The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll (bookray: SqueakyChu) forum thread
4. Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh (bookring: Vekiki) forum thread
3. The Old Man and The Sea by Earnest Hemingway (bookray: oppem) forum thread
2. Nation by Terry Pratchett (bookray: perryfran) forum thread
1. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (bookray: ravencat) forum thread

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3.  Books from the 1001-library:

Visit 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die for more information on the 1001 BYMRBYD list(s).  Guidelines on how the library works can be found in the extended profile of 1001-library.  If you are a library member and would like to check out one of the books that is with me and available, PM me.

Donated by me

20. The Children's Book by AS Byatt
19. England Made Me by Graham Greene
18. The Hive by Camilo José Cela
17. The Bell by Iris Murdoch
16. W or The Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell (Parts 1-12):
15. Hearing Secret Harmonies by Anthony Powell (Part 12)
14. Temporary Kings by Anthony Powell (Part 11)
13. Books Do Furnish a Room by Anthony Powell (Part 10)
12. The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell (Part 9)
11. The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell (Part 8)
10. The Valley of Bones by Anthony Powell (Part 7)
9. The Kindly Ones by Anthony Powell (Part 6)
8. Casanova's Chinese Restaurant by Anthony Powell (Part 5)
7. At Lady Molly's by Anthony Powell (Part 4)
6. The Acceptance World by Anthony Powell (Part 3)
5. A Buyer's Market by Anthony Powell (Part 2)
4. A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell (Part 1)
3. The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
2. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

On their way here

•  Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (1001-library: Shivers82) (presumed lost)
•  Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (1001-library: Danielle23|bookowl1000) (presumed lost)
•  Nadja by André Breton (1001-library: tabby-cat-owner|Danielle23) (presumed lost)

With me to be read

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With me and available

  What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt (1001-library: ApoloniaX|Danielle23)
  A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
  Possession: A Romance by AS Byatt (1001-library: jrfep)
  Dictionary of the Khazars (female edition) by Milorad Pavić (1001-library: Vasha)
  Der Richter und sein Henker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1001-library: Vasha|Horinkie)
  W or The Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
  The Bell by Iris Murdoch (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
  The Hive by Camilo José Cela (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
  England Made Me by Graham Greene (1001-library: Stoepbrak)

Gone

25. The Children's Book by AS Byatt (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
24. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (1001-library: VictoriaWagtail|sarahmangan)
23. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (1001-library: peteypeat|Danielle23|Horinkie)
22. Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson (1001-library: soffitta1|lamelemon)
21. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (1001-library: notnot|tabby-cat-owner|Tubereader)
20. Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane (1001-library: BCZ-HH-Rissen|JoshuaFlint)
19. Hearing Secret Harmonies by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
18. Temporary Kings by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
17. Books Do Furnish a Room by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
16. The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
15. The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
14. The Valley of Bones by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
13. Rashomon and other stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1001-library: pam99)
12. The Kindly Ones by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
11. Casanova's Chinese Restaurant by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
10. At Lady Molly's by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
9. The Acceptance World by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
8. A Buyer's Market by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
6. Youth by JM Coetzee (1001-library: Deepswamp|soffitta1)
5. A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell (1001-library: Pooker3|mafarrimond)
4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1001-library: Dunzy)
3. The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
2. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1001-library: Stoepbrak)
1. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber (1001-library: tabby-cat-owner|katrinat) forum thread

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So much to read; so little time ...



RABCK

My sincere thanks to the following BookCrossers for various Random Acts of BookCrossing Kindness. It is people like you who make this community special.

klaradyn Tolbos JamesUK FrancesinSA bestfriends ravencat lunatum Lottiotta mafarrimond perryfran Izikhova PJLBewdy Moem Dunzy Danielle23 oppem valpete Vekiki madpocky Ardik EmgeeNL katrinat vassilka Simson-Shilitoe SqueakyChu Kally93 angelface46 LittleDachshund ruzena ukcanaus eponine38 soffitta1 pam99 tabby-cat-owner NMReader Crossing-Guard Tsjara Horinkie jrfep lamelemon Lizzy-stardust okyrhoe Boekentrol Vasha JoshuaFlint franaloe Sternschnuppe28 Tubereader aetm Icila dark-draco sarahmangan hingrald ardachy ekorren bookczuk Askeladda mathgirl40 Tarna Erishkigal Fifna linguistkris ETMadrid katrinat

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Prizes and Awards

Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Costa Book Awards (known as Whitbread Book Awards until 2005)
Women's Prize for Fiction
National Book Awards
National Book Critics Circle Award
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Pulitzer Prizes


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Reading List

This is a list of books I have read since joining BookCrossing.*  Books that appear on one of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die lists are shown in green.

* Exception: The last table is a life list. It contains 20 books I read before joining BC.


Prizes and Awards:
W - winner
SL - shortlist



Now

•  Homeland – Barbara Kingsolver
•  Maar Wie Snoei die Rose in die Nag? – Abraham H De Vries (own library)
•  For Who the Bell Tolls – David Marsh (own library)

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2017

43. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
42. Midnight Fugue – Regional Hill (library audiobook)
41. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra – Vaseem Khan (on loan)
40. A Country in the Moon – Michael Moran (on loan)
39. Bare Bones – Kathy Reichs (library audiobook)
38. An Equal Music – Vikram Seth
37. To Let (Book 3 of The Forsyte Saga) – John Galsworthy (own library)
36. In Chancery (Book 2 of The Forsyte Saga) – John Galsworthy (own library)
35. The Man of Property (Book 1 of The Forsyte Saga) – John Galsworthy (own library)
34. The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer (Joint W: Man Booker 1974 | SL: Best of Booker
33. The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst (W: Man Booker 2004 | SL: Costa Novel 2004 | SL: NBCCA: Fiction 2004)
32. Unconditional Surrender – Evelyn Waugh
31. The Discovery of Chocolate – James Runcie
30. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
29. The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers – Eҫa de Queiroz
28. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
27. Another Country – Karel Schoeman
26. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (W: Man Booker 1989)
25. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy (own library)
24. The Ventriloquist's Tale – Pauline Melville (W: Costa First Novel 1997 | SL: Orange 1998)
23. Unless – Carol Shields (SL: Man Booker 2002 | SL: Orange 2003)
22. MASH – Richard Hooker
21. The President's Last Love – Andrey Kurkov
20. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
19. This is How – MJ Hyland
18. Billy Bathgate – EL Doctorow (W: PEN/Faulkner Foundation 1990 | W: NBCCA Fiction 1989)
17. Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier
16. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
15. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
14. Shuttlecock – Graham Swift
13. Cat's Eye – Margaret Atwood (SL: Man Booker 1989)
12. Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris
11. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
10. On a Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
9. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
8. 1795 – Dan Sleigh (own library)
7. Recipes for Love and Murder – Sally Andrew (on loan)
6. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
5. Climbers – M John Harrison
4. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler (SL: Man Booker 2014) (library audiobook)
3. Antonín Dvořák: Life and Works – Jeremy Siepmann (library audiobook)
2. Midnight's Children – Salman Rushdie (W: Man Booker 1981 | W: Best of Booker 1993, 2008)
1. The Dressmaker's Child – William Trevor
Including 18 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 4 audiobooks

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2016

44. The Bird Artist – Howard Norman
43. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid (SL: Man Booker 2007)
42. Tom's Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce
41. Death in Venice and Other Stories – Thomas Mann
40. The Driver's Seat – Muriel Spark (SL: Lost Man Booker)
39. Felicia's Journey – William Trevor (W: Costa Book of the Year 1994)
38. Frankie & Stankie – Barbara Trapido (SL: Costa Novel 2003)
37. All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy (W: National Book Awards Fiction 1992 | W: NBCC Fiction 1992)
36. Measuring the World – Daniel Kehlmann
35. Divisadero – Michael Ondaatje
34. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
33. Asterix and the Missing Scroll – Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad (on loan)
32. Aphorisms on Love and Hate – Friedrich Nietzsche (own library)
31. A Year of Our Lives – John MacKenna
30. Atonement – Ian McEwan (W: NBCC Fiction 2002 | SL: Man Booker 2001 | SL: Costa Novel 2001)
29. The Blue Bedspread – Raj Kamal Jha
28. Only Yesterday – Julian Gloag
27. Waiting for the Barbarians – JM Coetzee
26. The Shoes of the Fisherman – Morris West
25. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
24. The Woman and the Ape – Peter Høeg
23. Bananafish Braai: Selected Stories – Rob Gaylard & Janine Loedolff
22. The Diaries of Jane Somers: If the Old Could ... – Doris Lessing
21. The Diaries of Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbour – Doris Lessing
20. Verlore Erwe – Abraham H de Vries
19. The Gathering – Anne Enright (W: Man Booker 2007)
18. From the Mixed-up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler – EL Konigsburg
17. Down Under – Bill Bryson
16. 'n Oomblik in die Wind – André P Brink (SL: Man Booker 1976)
15. The Hours – Michael Cunningham (W: Pulitzer Fiction 1999 | W: PEN/Faulkner Foundation 1999)
14. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
13. The Human Factor – Graham Greene
12. The Bacon Fancier – Alan Isler
11. July's People – Nadine Gordimer
10. The Untouchable – John Banville (SL: Costa Novel 1997)
9. H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald (own library)
8. Snow – Orhan Pamuk
7. Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier
6. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga (W: Man Booker 2008)
5. Elizabeth Costello – JM Coetzee
4. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman – Haruki Murakami
3. Madam & Eve: Shed Happens – Stephen Francis & Rico
2. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
1. Luka and the Fire of Life – Salman Rushdie
Including 20 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 0 audiobooks

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2015

51. The Odyssey – Homer
50. Ulysses – James Joyce
49. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide – Kay Redfield Jamison
48. Breakfast at Tiffany's – Truman Capote
47. RL's Dream – Walter Mosley
46. 'n Droë Wit Seisoen – André P Brink
45. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking – Susan Cain
44. Life on Air – David Attenborough (library audiobook)
43. Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis de Bernières (W: Commonwealth Writers' Best Book 1995)
42. Zoo City – Lauren Beukes (own library)
41. My Cederberg Story – Olive Nieuwoudt (own library)
40. Genadejare 2 – Madder Steyn (own library)
39. The Selected Works of TS Spivet – Reif Larsen (SL: Guardian 1st Book 2009 & James Tait Bl Mem Fiction 2009)
38. Bonjour Tristesse – Franҫoise Sagan
37. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window & Disappeared – J Jonasson (on loan)
36. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
35. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
34. My Mother's Castle – Marcel Pagnol
33. My Father's Glory – Marcel Pagnol
32. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
31. Something To Declare – Julian Barnes
30. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
29. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon (SL: Costa Novel 2006)
28. The Outsider – Albert Camus (reread)
27. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (on loan)
26. Emotionally Weird – Kate Atkinson
25. The Girl From the Chartreuse – Pierre Péju
24. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
23. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (library audiobook)
22. Bel Canto – Ann Pratchett (W: Orange 2002 | W: PEN/Faulkner 2002)
21. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
20. Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge (SL: Man Booker 1998 | W: Man Booker Best of Beryl 2011)
19. Too Late the Phalarope – Alan Paton
18. Gourmet Rhapsody – Muriel Barbery
17. King Solomon's Mines – H Rider Haggard
16. Philida – André Brink
15. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (W: Pulitzer Fiction 1961)
14. The Rowing Lesson – Anne Landsman
13. The Little White Car – Danuta de Rhodes
12. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
11. Embers – Sándor Márai
10. Botone van 'n Koorlewe – Petru Gräbe (own library)
9. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (library audiobook)
8. A History of the World In 10½ Chapters – Julian Barnes
7. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (library audiobook) (W: Pulitzer 1983 | SL: Natl Book Critics Circle: Fiction 1982)
6. The Death of Dalziel – Reginald Hill (library audiobook)
5. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver (SL: Pulitzer Fiction 1999 | SL: Orange 1999)
4. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
3. Still Life – Louise Penny (on loan)
2. The Way of All Flesh – Samuel Butler
1. Knots & Crosses – Ian Rankin
Including 21 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 5 audiobooks

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2014

54. Sweet Thursday – John Steinbeck
53. Flaubert's Parrot – Julian Barnes (SL: Man Booker 1984)
52. Martha and Hanwell – Zadie Smith
51. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
50. Doer in Dierlandy – Pieter W Grobbelaar
49. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
48. The Lover – Margueritte Duras
47. Every Living Thing – James Herriot
46. The Plague – Albert Camus
45. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje (Joint W: Man Booker 1992)
44. Dead At Daybreak – Deon Meyer
43. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons (library audiobook)
42. Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre (W: Man Booker 2003 | W: Costa First Novel 2003)
41. Rabbit-Proof Fence – Doris Pilkington (library audiobook)
40. Small Island – Andrea Levy (W: Costa Book of the Year 2004 | W: Orange 2004 | SL: NBCCA Fiction 2005)
39. A Hitch-biker's Guide Through Africa – Jo Charnock (on loan)
38. The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
37. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
36. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy (W: Man Booker 1997)
35. Bon Voyage, Mr President – Gabriel García Márquez
34. Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges
33. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (library audiobook) (W: Pulitzer Novel 1940)
32. Maus II: A Survivor's Tale – Art Spiegelman (library book) (W: Pulitzer Special 1992 | SL: NBCC Biographies 1986)
31. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale – Art Spiegelman (W: Pulitzer Special 1992 | SL: Nat Book Critics Circ Biographies 1986)
30. Harvest – Jim Crace (SL: Man Booker 2013)
29. South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami
28. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (W: Man Booker 1998)
27. Olaf de Rover – Rindert Kromhout
26. Een Knuffel – Bies van Ede (borrowed)
25. Seven Tall Tales and a Short Sketch – Andrew Ing
24. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin (W: Costa First Novel 1982)
23. The Kiss – Kate Chopin
22. Adam's Navel – Stephen Jay Gould
21. Evermore – Julian Barnes
20. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
19. The Pleasures and Pains of Opium – Thomas de Quincey
18. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute (reread)
17. Chester Missing's Guide to the Elections '14 – Conrad Koch
16. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
15. The Dreaming Child – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
14. With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed – Lynne Truss
13. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
12. The Long War – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (library audiobook)
11. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
10. Short & Tall Tales: Moose County Legends – Lillian Jackson Braun
9. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
8. Kruispad – Abraham H de Vries
7. Solar - Ian McEwan (library audiobook)
6. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (reread)
5. Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami
4. A Dog of Flanders - Marie Louise de la Ramée (Ouida) (ebook)
3. The Road Home – Rose Tremain (W: Orange Prize for Fiction 2008 | SL: Costa Novel 2007)
2. God? Gesprekke oor die Oorsprong en Uiteinde van Alles – G Claassen & F Gaum (own library)
1. The Children's Book – AS Byatt (SL: Man Booker 2009)
Including 24 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 5 audiobooks

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2013

55. The Cure for Death by Lightning – Gail Anderson-Dargatz
54. England Made Me – Graham Greene
53. The Hive – Camilo José Cela
52. Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear
51. Tsotsi – Athol Fugard
50. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
49. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
48. Der Verdacht – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
47. W or The Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
46. The Sunday Philosophy Club – Alexander McCall Smith
45. Trane – Peter Brenner & Adam Würtz
44. Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane
43. Love Among the Chickens – PG Wodehouse (library audiobook)
42. Hearing Secret Harmonies (Part 12 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
41. Temporary Kings (Part 11 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
40. The October Killings – Wessel Ebersohn
39. Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (library audiobook) (SL: Orange 2004)
38. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
37. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
36. Books Do Furnish a Room (Part 10 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
35. Two Caravans – Marina Lewycka (library audiobook)
34. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes (W: Man Booker 2011 | SL: Costa Novel of the Year 2011)
33. Ring of Bright Water – Gavin Maxwell (library audiobook)
32. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
31. Disgrace – JM Coetzee (library audiobook) (W: Man Booker 1999 | W: Cwlth Writers' BB 2000 | SL: Best of Booker 2008)
30. Notes on a Scandal – Zoë Heller (library audiobook) (SL: Man Booker 2003)
29. Misreadings – Umberto Eco
28. Der Richter und sein Henker – Friedrich Dürrrenmatt
27. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe (library audiobook)
26. Dictionary of the Khazars (female edition) – Milorad Pavić
25. Confessing a Murder – Nicholas Drayson
24. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia – Samuel Johnson (ebook)
23. Europe (Rough Guide 25s)
22. According To Queeney – Beryl Bainbridge
21. The Military Philosophers (Part 9 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
20. The Soldier's Art (Part 8 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
19. The Valley of Bones (Part 7 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
18. No Name - Wilkie Collins (ebook)
17. Die Agterhuis – Anne Frank
16. Het Achterhuis – Anne Frank
15. Possession: A Romance – AS Byatt (W: Man Booker 1990 | SL: Commonwealth Writers' Best Book 1991)
14. Pinball, 1973 – Haruki Murakami
13. Heart of the Hunter – Deon Meyer (library audiobook)
12. Searching for Schindler – Thomas Keneally
11. A Classical Education – Caroline Taggart (library audiobook)
10. Thirteen Hours – Deon Meyer (library audiobook)
9. Sexing the Cherry –Jeanette Winterson
8. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (library audiobook) (SL: Man Booker 2005 & Nat Book Critics Circle Fiction 2005)
7. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
6. Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse (library audiobook)
5. Rashomon and other stories – Ryunosuke Akutagawa
4. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen (library audiobook) (SL: National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2010)
3. Von der Liebe zum Radfahren – Andrea Camilleri
2. The First Circle – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
1. Het Kasteel de Goede Hoop – author unknown
Including 27 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 12 audiobooks

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2012

96. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde (library audiobook)
95. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry (W: Costa Book of the Year 2008 | SL: Man Booker 2008)
94. Devil's Peak – Deon Meyer (library audiobook)
93. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
92. The Blue Door – André Brink
91. Die Blou Deur – André P Brink (own library)
90. The Kindly Ones (Part 6 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
89. The Sweetest Dream – Doris Lessing (library audiobook)
88. A Time of Angels – Patricia Schonstein
87. Alfred and Emily – Doris Lessing (library audiobook)
86. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco (library audiobook)
85. Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (Part 5 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
84. Lost for Words – Deric Longden
83. The Lonely – Paul Gallico
82. Love, etc – Julian Barnes (library audiobook)
81. Ludmilla – Paul Gallico
80. Oroonoko or, The Royal Slave – Aphra Behn
79. Jesus Today – Albert Nolan (own library)
78. The History of the Musical – Richard Fawkes (library audiobook)
77. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
76. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë (library audiobook)
75. The People's Act of Love – James Meek
74. Blonde on a Bike: In India, South East Asia, South West China and Tibet – Bridget Ringdahl
73. At Lady Molly's (Part 4 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
72. Talking It Over – Julian Barnes
71. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami
70. Penguin Lost – Andrey Kurkov
69. In the Skin of a Lion – Michael Ondaatje
68. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
67. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
66. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow – Peter Høeg
65. We Just Moved – Stephen Krensky
64. The Scandal of Father Brown – GK Chesterton (library audiobook)
63. Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov
62. Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (library audiobook)
61. The Gingerbread Woman – Jennifer Johnston
60. The Acceptance World (Part 3 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
59. Life of Pi – Yann Martel (W: Man Booker 2002)
58. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett (library audiobook)
57. Youth – JM Coetzee
56. The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (library audiobook)
55. The Green Line – Soner Kioufi (on loan)
54. The Red House Mystery – AA Milne (library audiobook)
53. A Buyer's Market (Part 2 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
52. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (lib audiobook) (W: Orange 2007 | SL: NBCCA Fiction 2006)
51. The Believers – Zoë Heller
50. The Years – Virginia Woolf (library audiobook)
49. Jennie – Paul Gallico
48. The Outcast – Sadie Jones (W: Costa First Book 2008 | SL: Costa Book of the Year 2008 | SL: Orange 2008)
47. City of Thieves - David Benioff
46. On Beauty - Zadie Smith (W: Orange 2006 | SL: Man Booker 2005 | SL: Commonwealth Writers' Best Book 2006)
45. The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson (library audiobook)
44. Portuguese Irregular Verbs – Alexander McCall Smith
43. The Lost Thing – Shaun Tan (library audiobook)
42. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
41. The Wooden Sea – Jonathan Carroll
40. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
39. How To Raise the Perfect Dog - Cesar Millan (with Melissa JO Peltier) (own library)
38. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey (library audiobook)
37. Cesar's Rules - Cesar Millan (with Melissa JO Peltier) (own library)
36. Wisdom From Pooh - AA Milne
35. The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot (library audiobook)
34. The 13 Clocks - James Thurber
33. The Moor's Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie (SL: Man Booker 1995 | W: Costa Novel 1995)
32. Birds Without Wings - Louis de Bernières (library audiobook) (SL: Costa Book of the Year 2004)
31. The Small Miracle - Paul Gallico
30. The Snow Goose - Paul Gallico
29. The Sea - John Banville (W: Man Booker 2005)
28. The Delmonico Two O Five - Allan Jermieson
27. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
26. The Knowledge of Angels - Jill Paton Walsh (SL: Man Booker 1994)
25. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway (W: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1953)
24. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
23. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley
22. The Shape of Water - Andrea Camilleri (library audiobook)
21. A Room with a View - EM Forster (library audiobook)
20. Carry Me Down - MJ Hyland (SL: Man Booker 2006)
19. What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
18. The Life and Times of Michael K - JM Coetzee (rented audiobook) (W: Man Booker 1983)
17. Nation - Terry Pratchett
16. The Spaces in Between – Rory Stewart (rented audiobook)
15. A Question of Upbringing (Part 1 of A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell
14. Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town – Mary Beard (rented audiobook)
13. A Case of Exploding Mangoes – Mohammed Hanif (W: Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book 2009)
12. At Home – Bill Bryson (rented audiobook)
11. Don't Panic! – Alan Knott-Craig
10. Island of the Day Before – Umberto Eco
9. Chronicles (Volume 1) – Bob Dylan (library audiobook) (SL: National Book Critics Circle Autobiography 2001)
8. Where I Was – James Kelman
7. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene (library audiobook)
6. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
5. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh (library audiobook)
4. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
3. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
2. The Billiard Table Murders – Glen Baxter
1. The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life – Thomas Armstrong
Including 34 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 29 audiobooks

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2011

32. Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson
31. Don Camillo and the Devil – Giovanni Guareschi
30. A Prisoner of Birth – Jeffrey Archer
29. The Little World of Don Camillo – Giovanni Guareschi
28. Goodbye, Mr Chips – James Hilton
27. The Dam Busters – Paul Brickhill
26. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
25. Letters From Four Seasons – Alistair Cooke
24. The Right Attitude to Rain – Alexander McCall Smith
23. Annabel – Kathleen Winter (SL: Orange 2011)
22. Mrs Reinhardt – Edna O'Brien
21. Cross Lines – Maeve Binchy
20. Dreams from the Endz – Faïza Guène
19. Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel
18. Liars and Saints – Maile Meloy (SL: Orange 2005)
17. Just Nuisance – Leslie M Steyn (own library)
16. Hot Type: Icons, Artists, and God-Figurines – Bongani Madondo
15. I Heard the Owl Call My Name – Margaret Craven
14. 'n Plaaswinkel Naby Oral – Abraham H De Vries
13. Die Uur van die Idiote – Abraham H De Vries
12. Dubbeldoor – Abraham H De Vries
11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon (W: Costa Book of the Year 2003 | W: Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book 2004)
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
9. The Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney (W: Costa Book of the Year 2006)
8. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
7. Light verse at the End of the Tunnel – Gus Ferguson
6. The Child That Books Built – Francis Spufford
5. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations – Alexander McCall Smith
4. Captains Courageous – Rudyard Kipling
3. Big Stone Gap – Adriana Trigiani
2. Narrow Dog to Carcassonne – Terry Darlington
1. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Including 4 books from the combined 1001 BYMRBYD list and 0 audiobooks

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From the Combined 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die List

152. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
151. The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy
150. The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst
149. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
148. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
147. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
146. Unless – Carol Shields
145. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
144. Billy Bathgate – EL Doctorow
143. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
142. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
141. Cat's Eye – Margaret Atwood
140. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
139. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
138. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
137. Midnight's Children – Salman Rushdie
136. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
135. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
134. The Driver's Seat – Muriel Spark
133. Felicia's Journey – William Trevor
132. All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
131. Measuring the World – Daniel Kehlmann
130. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
129. Atonement – Ian McEwan
128. Waiting for the Barbarians – JM Coetzee
127. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
126. The Diaries of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
125. The Gathering – Anne Enright
124. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
123. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
122. July's People – Nadine Gordimer
121. The Untouchable – John Banville
120. Snow – Orhan Pamuk
119. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
118. Elizabeth Costello – JM Coetzee
117. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
116. Ulysses – James Joyce
115. Breakfast at Tiffany's – Truman Capote
114. 'n Droë Wit Seisoen – André P Brink
113. Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis de Bernières
112. Bonjour Tristesse – Franҫoise Sagan
111. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
110. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
109. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
108. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
107. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
106. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
105. King Solomon's Mines – H Rider Haggard
104. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
103. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
102. Embers – Sándor Márai
101. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
100. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
99. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
98. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
97. The Way of All Flesh – Samuel Butler
96. Flaubert's Parrot – Julian Barnes
95. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
94. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
93. The Lover – Margueritte Duras
92. The Plague – Albert Camus
91. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
90. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
89. Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre
88. Small Island – Andrea Levy
87. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
86. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
85. Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges
84. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
83. Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
82. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
81. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
80. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
79. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
78. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
77. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
76. Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami
75. The Children's Book - AS Byatt
74. England Made Me – Graham Greene
73. The Hive – Camilo José Cela
72. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
71. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
70. W or The Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
69. Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane
68. Hearing Secret Harmonies - Anthony Powell (Part 12 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
     (11/12) Temporary Kings - Anthony Powell (Part 11 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
67. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
66. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
     (10/12) Books Do Furnish a Room - Anthony Powell (Part 10 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
65. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
64. Disgrace – JM Coetzee
63. Der Richter und sein Henker – Friedrich Dürrrenmatt
62. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
61. Dictionary of the Khazars (female edition) – Milorad Pavić
60. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia – Samuel Johnson
     (9/12) The Military Philosophers - Anthony Powell (Part 9 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
     (8/12) The Soldier's Art - Anthony Powell (Part 8 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
     (7/12) The Valley of Bones - Anthony Powell (Part 7 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
59. Possession: A Romance – AS Byatt
58. Sexing the Cherry –Jeanette Winterson
57. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
56. Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse
55. Rashomon and other stories – Ryunosuke Akutagawa
54. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
53. The First Circle – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
52. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
     (6/12) The Kindly Ones - Anthony Powell (Part 6 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
     (5/12) Casanova's Chinese Restaurant - Anthony Powell (Part 5 of A Dance tt Music of Time)
51. Oroonoko or, The Royal Slave – Aphra Behn
50. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
49. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
     (4/12) At Lady Molly's - Anthony Powell (Part 4 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
48. Cannery Row - John Steinbeck
47. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
46. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow – Peter Høeg
45. Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
     (3/12) The Acceptance World - Anthony Powell (Part 3 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
44. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
43. Youth - JM Coetzee
     (2/12) A Buyer's Market – Anthony Powell (Part 2 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
42. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
41. The Years – Virginia Woolf
40. On Beauty - Zadie Smith
39. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
38. The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
37. The 13 Clocks - James Thurber
36. The Moor's Last Sigh - Salmon Rushdie
35. The Sea - John Banville
34. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
33. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
32. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
31. A Room with a View - EM Forster
30. Carry Me Down - MJ Hyland
29. What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
28. The Life and Times of Michael K - JM Coetzee
     (1/12) A Question of Upbringing – Anthony Powell (Part 1 of A Dance to the Music of Time)
27. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
26. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
25. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
24. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
22. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
21. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
19. Fear of Flying - Erica Jong
18. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka
17. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
16. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
15. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
14. The Lord of the Rings – JRR. Tolkien
13. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – DH Lawrence
12. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
11. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
10. The Castle – Franz Kafka
9. The Trial – Franz Kafka
8. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
7. No One Writes to the Colonel – Gabriel García Márquez
6. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
5. The Outsider – Albert Camus
4. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
2. Animal Farm – George Orwell
1. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

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