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From Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia
Age 60
Joined Sunday, September 19, 2004
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"Some people say that life is the thing,
but I prefer reading"
Logan Pearsall Smith 1865-1946

Books read in 2021
How to raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith
Everything, everything by Nicole Yoon
Circe by Madeline Miller (Bookclub)
The word is murder by Anthony Horowitz
The morbids by Ewa Ramsey
Obsessed by Allison Britz
Hollow hearts by Alison Mortimer
Crimson Lake by Candice 🦊
Rules for perfect murders by Peter Swanson
Number the stars by Lois Lowry
The yield by Tara June Winch (Bookclub)
Redemption Point by Candice 🦊
Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker
Dark tides by Philippa Gregory (Bookclub)
The gaps by Leanne Hall
Shelter by Catherine Jinks
The survivors by Jane Harper
Last one at the party by Bethany Clift
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Bookclub)
Gone to the woods by Gary Paulsen
The Cartographer’s secret by Tea Cooper
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
The fragments by Toni Jordan (Bookclub)
The last painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (Bookclub)
The Thursday murder club by Richard Osman
Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo (Book 1 Grisha trilogy)
The stolen child by Lisa Carey
The ruin by Dervla McTiernan
One of us is lying by Kate McManus
Siege and storm by Leigh Bardugo (Book 2 Grisha trilogy)
One hundred days by Alice Pung
488 Rules for life by Kitty Flanagan (audio - Bookclub)
If not us by Mark Smith
Detention by Tristan Bancks
Ruin and rising by Leigh Bardugo (Book 3 Grisha trilogy)
A weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati
We are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad
The vanishing half by Brit Bennett (Bookclub)
Blueback by Tim Winton (reread)
Gone by Midnight by Candice 🦊
The Riviera House by Natasha Lester
The ones we’re meant to find by Joan He
In the dark spaces by Cally Black
Apples never fall by Liane Moriarty
The boy on the bridge by M R Carey
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix

Books read in 2020
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (reread for Bookclub)
Miss Marple’s final cases by Agatha Christie
How it feels to float by Helena Fox
Diving for Seahorses by Hilde Ostby & Ylva Ostby
The great alone by Kristin Hannah (read for Bookclub)
It sounded better in my head by Nina Kenwood
In the Clearing by JP Pomare
Running like China by Sophie Hardcastle
A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (read for Bookclub)
The vanishing deep by Astrid Scholte
The girl with all the gifts by M. R. Carey
Girl saves boy by Steph Bowe
Machines like me by Ian McEwan (read for Bookclub)
Fairy tale by Cyn Balog
The golden day by Ursula Dubosarsky
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
See what you made me do by Jess Hill (read for Bookclub)
Lifespan of starlight by Thalia Kalkipsakis
The hate u give by Angie Thomas
Displaced person by Lee Harding (reread)
The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (read for Bookclub)
How to be Australian by Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Split infinity by Thalia Kalkipsakis
Edge of time by Thalia Kalkipsakis
Troll Hunting by Ginger Gorman
The Book Club by C.J. Cooper (read for Bookclub)
A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville
Deep water by Sarah Epstein
The Dictionary of lost words by Pip Williams (read for Bookclub)
Enola Holmes: the case of the missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
The Rosie result by Graeme Simsion
The unlikely escape of Uriah Heep by H G Parry
Allegra in three parts by Suzanne Daniel (read for Bookclub)
The illustrated man by Ray Bradbury (reread)
Future girl by Asphyxia
The erasure initiative by Lili Wilkinson
A woman of force by Mark Motti (read for Bookclub)
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Past the shallows by Favel Parrett
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Books read in 2019
Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
At dusk by Hwang Sok-yong (Bookclub)
They both die at the end by Adam Silvera
Impostor by Suzanne Winnacker
Before I let you go by Kelly Rimmer
The light on the water by Olga Lorenzo
Six stories by Matt Wesolowski
The arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Bookclub)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The department of sensitive crimes by Alexander McCall Smith
Dry by Neal Shusterman
Made in Scotland by Billy Connolly (Bookclub)
The rip by Mark Brandi
What lies beneath by Kirsty Ferguson
Terra Nullius by Claire G Coleman
Little Gods by Jenny Ackland (Bookclub)
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Little Faith by Nickolas Butler
The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide
One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey (Bookclub)
Land of fences by Mark Smith
Whisper by Lynette Noni
Across the universe by Beth Revis
The White girl by Tony Birch (read for Bookclub)
Shepherd by Catherine Jinks
The old lie by Claire G. Colman
Tidelands by Phillips Gregory (read for Bookclub)
The secret commonwealth by Philp Pullman
The place on Dalhousie by Melinda Marchetta (read for Bookclub)
The Toll by Neal Shusterman (Arc of a Scythe 3)
Wool by Hugh Howey (Silo series 1)
Small spaces by Sarah Epstein
Rogue by A J Betts (part 2 of Hive)
Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens
A million suns by Beth Revis (Across the universe series 2)

Books read in 2018
The Hypnotist's love story by Liane Moriarty
Birds without wings by Louis de Bernieres (read for Bookclub)
The monogram murders by Sophie Hannah
Five rivers met on a wooded plain by Barney Norris (read for Bookclub)
White night by Ellie Marney
The boy made of snow by Chloe Mayer
The Power by Naomi Alderman (read for Bookclub)
Missing by Sue Whiting
The list by Patricia Forde
Closed casket by Sophie Hannah
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Two steps forward by Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist
Persuasion by Jane Austen (re-read for Bookclub)
Animal Farm by George Orwell (re-read)
The eye of the sheep by Sophie Laguna
Wimmera by Mark Brandi
The Fray by Emily Dale
The love that I have by James Moloney (read for Bookclub)
Flesh wounds by Richard Glover
The shepherd's hut by Tim Winton
You think it, I'll say it by Curtis Sittenfeld
The woman in the window by A. J. Finn
Road to winter by Mark Smith
Hive by A. J. Betts
After the lights go out by Lili Wilkinson
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman (read for Bookclub)
Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
Her pretty face by Robyn Harding
The vanishing moment by Margaret Wild
Taronga by Victor Kelleher (reread)
The colours of all the cattle by Alexander McCall Smith
Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (read for Bookclub)
Eve by Anna Carey
The tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The lie of the land by Amanda Craig (read for Bookclub)
Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Arc of a Scythe 1)
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Arc of a Scythe 2)
Wilder country by Mark Smith
The lost man by Jane Harper
Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The way I see it by Lucy Marrett
I capture the castle by Dodie Smith
Blueback by Tim Winton
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
So much to tell you by John Marsden
24hrs by Margaret Mahy
Memory by Margaret Mahy
Taronga by Victor Kelleher
Displaced person by Lee Harding
The shape of three by Lilith Norman
Strange objects by Gary Crew
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Lambs of God by Marele Day
Black Foxes by Sonya Hartnett
The pact by Jodi Picoult
Plain truth by Jodi Picoult
Wrack by James Bradley
Miss Smila's feeling for snow by Peter Hoeg
Moonwind by Louise Lawrence
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The secret river by Kate Grenville
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville
The girl with a Pearl earring by Tracey Chevalier
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness
Night circus by Erin Morgenstern
The girl with all the gifts by M R Carey
The illustrated man by Ray Bradbury

Favourite series:
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke
JumpMan series by James Valentine
Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman
Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn
Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix
The Feng Shui Detective series by Nury Vittachi
Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Infernal devices series by Cassandra Clare
Daughter of smoke & bone series by Laini Taylor
Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Every series by Ellie Marney
His dark materials series by Philip Pullman
Lifespan of starlight series by Thalia Kalkipsakis
Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman
The Rosie series by Graeme Simsion
The Wilder trilogy by Mark Smith

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