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From Hither Green, Greater London United Kingdom
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2013 - Back reading again & who knows, maybe I'll become a better Bookcrosser... :)
Happy reading peoples!

2011 - Happy New Year!!

This year I am going to use my gorgeous new Moleskine book journal to record my years reading in. A wonderful Christmas pressie, thankyou (you know who you are!) xxx


2010. A new year and a new start! As promised (to myself!) I am going to go back to reading whatever I want, when I want :0) The only new structure that I'm going to use is to detail which month I have read (or finished) that book in. Happy reading all. xx

Books read in 2010:

1) The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson *TOP READ*
2) What I Was by Meg Rosoff *TOP READ*
3) Tom Bedlam by George Hagen
4) Ghostheart by R.J.Ellory *TOP READ*
5) Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders by Gyles Brandreth *TOP READ*
6) Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
7) Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor

8) Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
9) Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire *TOP READ*
10) The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff
11) Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
12) Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

13) The Outlander by Gil Adamson
14) Under the Skin by Michel Faber
15) Mark Thomas presents The People's Manifesto
16) The Story of Mr Sommer by Patrick Suskind *TOP READ*
17) Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
18) Crazy as Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde

19) The Whole Day Through by Patrick Gale
20) Ascension by Steven Galloway *TOP READ*
21) Anthropology and a Hundred Other Stories by Dan Rhodes *TOP READ*
22) The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
23) The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith *TOP READ*
24) AA City Pack Guide to Amsterdam
25) Resistance by Anita Shreve
26) The Trick of it by Michael Frayn *TOP READ*
27) Neptune's Daughter by Beryl Kingston *TOP READ*
28) The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon *TOP READ*

29) Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason
30) Pond Lane and Paris by Susie Vereker
31) Brixton Beach by Roma Tearne
32) Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
33) Don't tell me the truth about love by Dan Rhodes
34) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
35) Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

36) Never the Bride by Paul Magrs
37) The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas *TOP READ*
38) Fireworks by Elizabeth H. Winthrop
39) The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith
40) Something Might Happen by Julie Myerson
41) Little Face by Sophie Hannah
42) My Lover's Lover by Maggie O'Farrell

43) Dreams of Water by Nada Awar Jarrar
44) The Last Child by John Hart *TOP READ*
45) The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
46) The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
47) Mosquito by Roma Tearne *TOP READ*
48) Sea Glass by Anita Shreve *TOP READ*

49) The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf *TOP READ*
50) In the Kitchen by Monica Ali
51) Down River by John Hart *TOP READ*
52) Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
53) The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse *TOP READ*
54) The Legacy by Katherine Webb
55) Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd *TOP READ*

56) The Help by Kathryn Stockett *TOP READ*
57) Room by Emma Donoghue *TOP READ*
58) The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
59) The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
60) Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
61) The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve

62) The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
63) The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse *TOP READ*
64) Friendly Fire by Patrick Gale
65) Brown by Franck Pavloff
66) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
67) The Beacon by Susan Hill

68) Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
69) The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
70) The Swimmer by Roma Tearne
71) The Saints of New York by R.J.Ellory *TOP READ*
72) Dear Fatty by Dawn French *TOP READ*

73) A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah
74) War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
75) The Long Song by Andrea Levy
76) A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French (audiobook)
77) The Night Watch by Sarah Waters


In 2009 I thought I would give myself a bit of structure & a little challenge. Alongside just generally reading the books that I wanted to read I tried to read books by authors whose surname begins with each of the letters in the alphabet as I saw this on other BCers profiles.

Saturday 19th December 2009. Woohoo! I've just completed my challenge this morning :0D I nearly didn't get there as a few weeks ago I still had N, Q & U to read and nearly gave up. However, I think I must be more competitive than I thought as it bothered me too much that I wouldn't make it!! Am very pleased that its now completed but think I may go back to general reading next year as I just enjoy reading whatever I want whenever I want! :0)

Books read in 2009:

A - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga *TOP READ*
- When Will There Be Good News? By Kate Atkinson
- The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
- Unimagined by Imran Ahmad
- Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou
- And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
B - A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd
- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
- The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
- The Sea by John Banville
- Double Cross by Malorie Blackman
- Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
C - Slow Man by J.M.Coetzee
- The True History of Paradise by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
- The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin
D - A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
- Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai
- Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier *TOP READ*
- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
E - The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
- A Simple Act of Violence by R.J.Ellory *TOP READ*
- Mr Toppit by Charles Elton
- The Anniversary Man by R.J.Ellory *TOP READ*
F - Spies by Michael Frayn
- Oystercatchers by Susan Fletcher
- Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry
- The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber *TOP READ*
- The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps by Michel Faber
- The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
G - The Clothes on their Backs by Linda Grant
- The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway *TOP READ*
- Star Gazing by Linda Gillard *TOP READ*
- Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard *TOP READ*
- A Lifetime Burning by Linda Gillard *TOP READ*
- The Aerodynamics of Pork by Patrick Gale
- The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
- East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
H - How to be Good by Nick Hornby
- The Return by Victoria Hislop
- The Island by Victoria Hislop
- The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde #TOP READ#
I - Scar Tissue by Michael Ignatieff
J - Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
K - Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (ray)
L - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
- The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
M - Fathers and Sons by Richard Madeley
- The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
N - Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
O - Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
- Radio Head by John Osborne
P - Bad Faith by Gillian Phillip
- Nation by Terry Pratchett
Q - Excercises in Style by Raymond Queneau
R - How I live Now by Meg Rosoff
- The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
- The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell
- Regeneration by Pat Barker (audiobook)
S - The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
- Unless by Carol Shields
- World of Pies by Karen Stolz
- Last Orders by Graham Swift
- Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup
- Eating for England by Nigel Slater
- Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith *TOP READ*
T - Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend
- Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton
- The Road Home by Rose Tremain
- A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz *TOP READ*
U - Brazil by John Updike
V - Northline by Willy Vlautin
W - December by Elizabeth H Winthrop
- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
X - Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
Y - A Good School by Richard Yates
Z - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Bookrays/rings Hosted:

Suspicions Of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

Bookrays/rings signed up to:

Dear Fatty by Dawn French
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson - DONE
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh - DONE
Even the stars look lonesome by Maya Angelou - DONE

Oooh and I've just signed up for my first bookbox - sounds really exciting!


BOOKS READ IN 2008 - I challenged myself to 1 book per week & ended up reading 84! Does that make me an official reading addict??

1)A thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini *TOP READ*
2)Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
3)Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
4)Random Acts of Heroic Love by Danny Scheinmann *TOP READ*
5)So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor
6)On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
7)The Book Thief by Markus Zusak *TOP READ*
8)What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
9)Snow falling on Cedars by David Guterson
10)A quiet belief in angels by R.J.Ellory *TOP READ*
11)The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
12)Blood River by Tim Butcher
13)Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
14)The Visible World by Mark Slouka
15)The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
16)Salt & Honey by Candi Miller
17)Playing with Fire by Gordon Ramsay
18)The unabridged pocket book of lightning by Jonathan Safran Foer
19)Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
20)Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale *TOP READ*
21)The Gathering by Anne Enright
22)We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver *TOP READ*
23)Restless by William Boyd
24)1984 by George Orwell
25)The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
26)The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
27)In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
28)Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka
29)Maitre Mussard's Bequest by Patrick Suskind
30)The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea by Mark Haddon
31)Elephant and other stories by Raymond Carver
32)Rough Music by Patrick Gale *TOP READ*
33)Red Leaves by Thomas H Cook
34)Miss Webster and Cherif by Patricia Dunker
35)Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
36)The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver *TOP READ*
37)Hide & Seek by Clare Sambrook
38)Breakheart Hill by Thomas H Cook
39)Max and the Cats by Moacyr Scliar
40)On Love and Death by Patrick Suskind
41)Tamarind Woman by Anita Rau Badami
42)On the edge by Richard Hammond
43)Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
44)Promise Me by Harlen Coben
45)The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
46)The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
47)The Outcast by Sadie Jones
48)Addition by Toni Jordan
49)The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller
50)Gem Squash Tokoloshe by Rachel Zadok
51)I am Legend by Richard Matheson
52)The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
53)The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
54)Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
55)Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Ranulph Fiennes
56)The Careful Use of Compliments by Alexander McCall Smith
57)The Rain Before it Falls by Jonathan Coe
58)Three Stories and a Reflection by Patrick Suskind
59)The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver *TOP READ*
60)A Sweet Obscurity by Patrick Gale *TOP READ*
61)No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay *TOP READ*
62)The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah
63)The Resurrectionist by James Bradley
64)The Gravediggers Story by Ged Simmons
65)Facing The Tank by Patrick Gale
66)The Road by Cormac McCarthy
67)The Hours by Michael Cunningham
68)My Dog is a Carrot by John Hegley
69)The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
70)Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
71)The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
72)The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
73)The Apple by Michel Faber
74)Candlemoth by R.J.Ellory *TOP READ*
75)Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now by Maya Angelou
76)Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
77)The Messenger by Markus Zusak
78)No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
79)City of Lies by RJ Ellory
80)The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
81)Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
82)Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee *TOP READ*
83)Being Dead by Jim Crace
84)Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

Bookrays hosted:

A quiet belief in angels by R.J.Ellory - DONE
The Gathering by Anne Enright - DONE

Bookrays/rings that I signed up to:

Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver - DONE
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak - DONE
The Hours by Michael Cunningham - DONE
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - DONE
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov - DONE

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